What do DataDog, InfluxData, Lyft, Uber, and LightStep have in common? They’ve all made major open source contributions to observability projects over the last few years. Priyanka Sharma explores the various projects leading the way (including Prometheus, OpenTracing, and Envoy), explains how they fit together, and offers a view of the future ecosystem. In addition to discussing the current movement, Priyanka shares best practices on how organizations can build and contribute to observability in open source, which will continue to strengthen the ecosystem.
Priyanka Sharma is the director of cloud native alliances at GitLab, which automates the software development lifecycle with AutoDevOps. She is also a contributor to the OpenTracing project and a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. A former entrepreneur with a passion for building developer products and growing them through open source communities, Priyanka advises startups at HeavyBit Industries, an accelerator for developer products. Priyanka holds a BA in political science from Stanford University.
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