Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR
Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma
Director, Technical Evangelism, GitLab

Website | @pritianka

Priyanka Sharma is the director of technical evangelism at GitLab and serves on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). She has deep expertise in DevOps and observability. A former entrepreneur with a passion for growing developer products through open source communities, Priyanka advises startups at HeavyBit industries, an accelerator for developer products. She holds a BA in political science from Stanford University and loves reading and playing with her dog, Ollie, in her spare time.


1:30pm5:00pm Monday, July 16, 2018
Distributed computing
Location: D135/136
Level: Beginner
Priyanka Sharma (GitLab), Ted Young (LightStep), Aleksey Masluk (LightStep)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
As more enterprises adopt microservices, using distributed tracing to monitor and provide a complete picture of a software system is an increasingly necessary skill for developers and DevOps engineers. Priyanka Sharma, Ted Young, and Alex Masluk offer an introduction to the OpenTracing API, which allows engineers to understand how the components in their systems are interacting end to end. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Evolutionary architecture
Location: D137/138
Level: Intermediate
Priyanka Sharma (GitLab), Sabree Blackmon (Scytale)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Priyanka Sharma and Sabree Blackmon explain how application identity can be used as the basis for correlating metrics from multiple sources and detail some of the challenges inherent in defining application identity in different contexts. They then offer an overview of open source projects like SPIFFE and SPIRE, which have modernized identity authentication across microservices. Read more.
4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Distributed computing
Location: Portland 255
Level: Beginner
Priyanka Sharma (GitLab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
Enterprise needs for observability are advancing rapidly as they adopt microservices. 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. Read more.