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Cloud & Observability – all about the next Tech Talks event

September 14, 2021
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Summer is coming to an end, but we have prepared something great to wipe your tears! Get ready for Tech Talks #3 about Cloud & Observability delivered by experts working at Red Hat, Amazon, Sumo Logic, and Kumaran System. Let’s meet online on Thursday, September 30th, starting at 6:00 PM CET. 

On the agenda: 

6:00 PM Observability 2.0 with OpenTelemetry

Abstract: Monitoring and observability are hardly new concepts, though until recently, multiple tools were required to cover all three pillars: logs, metrics and traces. This changed with the introduction of OpenTelemetry, which has become one of the most active CNCF projects. In this talk, you will learn what OpenTelemetry is, how it solves observability, and how to start contributing!

Przemek Maciołek

Speaker: Przemek Maciołek 

BIO: Przemek is a Principal Engineer at Sumo Logic, where he helps with bringing the best observability practices on the market. Previously, he was leading the development of Collective Sense – a log and network monitoring platform (acquired) and before that implementing machine and deep learning into companies such as Toptal, Base (now ZenDesk Sell), and others. Przemek also holds a PhD in the field of Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing, which he earned in 2015. 

6:30 PM Automate Azure DevOps update with Azure Functions

Abstract: In this presentation, we will discuss how to automate stuff in the Azure DevOps environment using Azure Function to leverage business productivity.

Menaka Basker

Speaker: Menaka Basker 

BIO: Working as Senior Programmer at Kumaran System, Menaka is a tech enthusiastic blogger and an international speaker in the Cloud and .Net core areas. She likes to spend time learning and sharing her knowledge with the community. Menaka is also a former Microsoft Student Partner (currently Microsoft certified in “Resource in Azure” and C# programming) and Mozilla Firefox student Ambassador. She is recognized as the Most valuable professional by the C# corner community.

7:00 PM Auto-instrumentation of Prometheus For RED Monitoring With eBPF

Abstract: Prometheus is known for robust client libraries in many languages allowing you to instrument your application with useful metrics. With those capabilities, many solid patterns emerged to get unified monitoring views for a cluster of applications. One of those is called RED which tells us from what points we should monitor our application (rate, errors, duration).

While it’s easy to instrument such RED view for one application, it can be challenging for heterogeneous workloads, written in many different programming languages or in the close source.

What if we could remove the instrumentation step from the equation, similar to what service meshes give, but without added complexity and overhead? Harshitha and Bartek will go through different approaches of “auto” instrumenting your workload using eBPF, a way of safe and fast code execution in the Linux kernel. You will learn how to leverage eBPF to get essential data in uniform format into Prometheus for RED monitoring. Join to see a demo showcasing these capabilities using open-source software.


Harshitha Chowdary Thota

Harshitha Chowdary Thota

​​Harshitha Chowdary is a Software Development Engineer at Amazon. She was a past Google Summer of Code student at Thanos. She really enjoys contributing to open-source development.

Bartłomiej Płotka

Bartłomiej Płotka 

Bartek Płotka is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat with a background in SRE, currently working on Observability. As the co-author of the CNCF Thanos project and core maintainer of various open-source projects, including Prometheus, he enjoys building OSS communities and maintainable, reliable distributed systems, ideally in Go. CNCF Ambassador. On top of that, Bartek is active in the CNCF SIG Observability as the technical lead. He’s currently working on a book with O’Reilly called “Efficient Go”. It’ll be all about writing and maintaining truly “efficient” code written the in Go language.

7:30 PM Q&A

8:00 PM Networking on Airmeet

You can already think of questions you’d like to ask our speakers, as after their talks you’ll be able to join the Q&A session and have them all answered! 

Save your spot for free here