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May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Wednesday, May 2 • 11:10 - 11:45
A Survey of the OSS Tracing Ecosystem - Ben Sigelman & Ted Young, LightStep (Beginner Skill Level) (Slides Attached)

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There has been great movement over the past two years in the tracing landscape. In this relatively short period of time, projects such as OpenTracing, Jaeger, and OpenCensus have joined Zipkin in the open source world. Additionally, there are multiple adjacent projects from observability and infrastructure that help proliferate the need and set up for tracing. Examples are Prometheus, Envoy, and a new w3c trace context standard. This talk will explain the complex landscape.
We will cover:
* The need for distributed tracing
* The changes in tracing open source over the past two years
* The core open-source tracing projects, their respective value propositions, and how they fit together and relate to one another
* How other projects in infrastructure help reduce time to value for tracing projects
* Best practices for today’s software practitioners

Speakers
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Ben Sigelman

Cofounder & CEO, LightStep
Ben Sigelman is the CEO and Cofounder of LightStep. He is an expert in diagnostics and performance analysis for complex software systems. He spent nine years at Google where he led the design and development of several global-scale monitoring systems. The most significant of thes... Read More →
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Ted Young

Software Engineer, LightStep
Ted Young is a software engineer at LightStep. He has spent the last 15 years building distributed systems in a variety of environments: computer animation pipelines for VFX, national elections, and elastic compute platforms. Previously, he helped design the Diego Container Runti... Read More →



Wednesday May 2, 2018 11:10 - 11:45
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