4–7 Nov 2019
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Observability: Understanding production through your customers' eyes

Christine Yen (Honeycomb)
9:4010:00 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: Hall A7/A8
Average rating: ****.
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Observability isn’t just for ops folks, but it’s not only about engineering roles, either. It’s the lens that allows various functions all across the software lifecycle to perceive the same reality. By empowering you to ask new questions of your software, observability fuels curiosity about the world as it is, not how you expect it to be. In the end, after all, Christine Yen explains, “Nines don’t matter if your users aren’t happy.”

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Christine Yen


Christine Yen is the cofounder of Honeycomb, a startup with a new approach to observability and debugging systems with data. Christine has built systems and products at companies large and small and likes to have her fingers in as many pies as possible. Previously, she built Parse’s analytics product (and leveraged Facebook’s data systems to expand it) and wrote software at a few now-defunct startups.

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloudflare
  • JFrog
  • Akamas
  • Aqua Security Software
  • Fastly
  • Google
  • Instana
  • JetBrains
  • LaunchDarkly
  • LightStep
  • OVHcloud
  • SignalFx
  • VictorOps
  • Wayfair
  • Blameless
  • Chronosphere
  • FusionReactor
  • humanitec
  • replex GmbH
  • StackState
  • Datadog
  • GitLab
  • Gremlin
  • StormForger
  • SysEleven GmgH
  • Vamp.io

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