February 23–26, 2020
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Your system is deeper than you think (sponsored by LightStep)

Austin Parker (LightStep)
3:50pm4:40pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Sutton Center
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)



Our systems are deeper and more complex than we think. The increasing complexity of libraries and tools that we rely on to build and operate software at scale are increasing beyond our control or even our reckoning. With this in mind, how should we proceed?

Join Austin Parker to learn what a “deep system” is—and why you’re probably dealing with one already. Austin explains why deep systems are so resistant to traditional monitoring and performance profiling tools and why they’re one of the leading causes of burnout in software teams. He then shares techniques to manage and control this complexity through the application of modern observability practices, built on modern principles of software and service telemetry.

This session is sponsored by LightStep.

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to identify and manage your deep systems
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Austin Parker


Austin Parker has been solving—and creating—problems with computers and technology for most of his life. He’s the principal developer advocate at LightStep and a 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. Austin has taught college classes, spoken about all things DevOps and distributed tracing, and even found time to start a podcast. He’s also the coauthor of Distributed Tracing in Practice from O’Reilly.

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  • Codefresh
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  • Hello2morrow
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  • Solo.io
  • CNN
  • Boundless Notions, LLC

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