Observability and the Glorious Future

Our systems are getting astronomically more complex. Modern development paradigms are pushing more and more technical debt into your operational future. In the future we are all distributed systems engineers … but our tools for debugging and understanding them are relics of the more predictable LAMP stack era. What could possibly go wrong?? Let’s talk about the many disasters that await and befall us, the ways our tooling and organizational culture need to adapt to keep up, and how instrumentation and observability can help.



Charity Majors

Charity is cofounder/engineer at honeycomb.io, and has been on call since she was 17. She has worked on systems and teams at Facebook, Parse, Linden Lab, etc., but always ends up responsible for the ...