Description

The observability community is large and diverse, with no shortages of tools or strategies being recommended by various vendors in the space. Keeping up with how different teams are addressing their observability challenges and what’s effective or not can be daunting when trying to prepare for the road ahead. Join experts from Lightstep, Datadog, Honeycomb, and Grafana Labs for a panel discussion on the current state of the observability community, its future, and what practitioners should be aware of as they plan for next year and beyond.

Speakers

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown

Engineering Manager
Grafana Labs

Jessica is an Engineering Manager on the Grafana team who joined Grafana Labs after being a longtime Grafana user. She has been active in the DevOps community as a speaker and organizer for DevOps Days Stockholm. Prior to Grafana Labs, Jessica held DevOps and SRE roles at Fastly and Klarna in addition to being a technical consultant.

Christine Wang
Christine Wang

Solutions Engineer
Grafana Labs

Christine is a Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs, where she brings the people element to technical integrations. After joining her first tech startup almost 12 years ago, she’s worked in a variety of user-centric roles for SaaS, ad tech, developer platform, and data companies. When she’s not evangelizing why everyone should use Grafana, you can find her making curry stew every Thursday night and browsing Ikea’s online catalogue for the fifth time this week.

Austin Parker
Austin Parker

Principal Developer Advocate
Lightstep

Austin has been solving — and creating — problems with computers and technology for most of his life. He is the Principal Developer Advocate at LightStep and maintainer on the OpenTracing and OpenTelemetry projects. His professional dream is to build a world where we’re able to create and run more reliable software. In addition to his professional work, he’s taught college classes, spoken about all things DevOps and Distributed Tracing, and even found time to start a podcast. Austin is also the co-author of Distributed Tracing in Practice, published by O’Reilly Media.

Daniel Maher
Daniel Maher

Developer Advocate
Datadog

Dan is a veteran of the original dotcom bubble and has since worked in a variety of environments from startups to global corporations, including stints as a founder, university lecturer, and a day laborer. Today, Dan is a member of the DevOps Days global team and a technical evangelist at Datadog.

Shelby Spees
Shelby Spees

Developer Advocate
Honeycomb

Shelby is a Developer Advocate at Honeycomb, where she helps developers have better relationships with their services in production and deliver more business value. Before joining Honeycomb, Shelby wrote software and ran production services in domains ranging from adtech to satellites. She’s dedicated to improving access and equity in tech as well as to helping people feel good about their work. Shelby lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she enjoys doing karaoke with her pitbull, Nova.