Build & Maintain Complex Distributed Systems
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Ben Hartshorne

Ben Hartshorne

For the last 12 years, Ben has found himself building monitoring, alerting, and observability systems for companies ranging from startuppy (Simply Hired and Parse) to top-10 (Wikimedia and Facebook). Strangely, he actually enjoys this work and is happy to finally be building a company that will help tease out nuances in data that seem to be missing from all the other crappy open source systems he’s used. Though unlikely to pass on a good scotch, he’ll reach for the bourbon or rye first.


9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Location: Room 114 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
Ben Hartshorne (Honeycomb), Christine Yen (Honeycomb)
We'll explore what it means for a system to be “up” by discussing end-to-end (e2e) checks (what makes a good one and what techniques are valuable when thinking about them) and — over the course of the workshop — by writing and evolving an e2e check against a common API. Read more.