Monday, November 18, 2019

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA

The Observability Practitioners Summit is a new conference, focused on pushing the field of monitoring and observability forwards by providing a mix of high-quality talks and opportunities for discussion between the maintainers and users of tracing, metrics, logging, and alerting systems.

Many OpenTelemetry project members will be in attendance.

Program Committee:

KellyAnn Fitzpatrick

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Cindy Sridharan

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Prabha Krishnamurthy

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Ted Young

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KellyAnn Fitzpatrick

KellyAnn Fitzpatrick is an Industry Analyst at RedMonk and an Affiliated Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Having previously worked as a QA analyst, test & release manager, and tech writer, she has experience with PaaS, containers, CI/CD, testing frameworks, documentation, and training. Side projects include teaching, speaking and writing about medievalism (the ways that post-medieval societies reimagine or appropriate the Middle Ages), and running to/from donut shops.

Cindy Sridharan

Cindy Sridharan is an infrastructure engineer. She's the author of a book on Distributed Systems Observability with O'Reilly and the co-author of an upcoming book on distributed systems engineering in the cloud. She runs the Prometheus user group in San Francisco, has been a reviewer of several technical books and on the program committee of several conferences on systems engineering. She lives in San Francisco and in her spare time enjoys hiking the gorgeous outdoors of the Bay Area, reading way too many papers and occasionally blogging about building resilient and maintainable systems.

Prabha Krishnamurthy

Prabha Krishnamurthy is a technology leader/software architect and has been with the industry for over 18 years. She currently specializes in observability, containers, MLOps/AIOps/DevOps, data analytics, and big data. Through the years Prabha has helped build architecture and provide a strategic vision for new products and services. She is innovative, enjoys problem-solving, and working on cutting edge technology. A unique quality that Prabha brings to the table is that she is able to translate complex technical issues into everyday language that is easily understandable by all business units. Prabha is also interested in distributed systems, cloud computing, machine learning, AI, and functional programming. She has a passion for cooking, baking, crafting, and exploring the restaurants near Philadelphia Pennsylvania, where she currently resides.

Ted Young

Ted Young is the Director of Open Source Development at LightStep, and one of the core maintainers of the OpenTracing project.

Ted has spent the last 15 years building distributed systems in a variety of environments: computer animation, national elections, and elastic compute platforms. Currently focused on distributed tracing and other techniques for root cause analysis.


This year’s event schedule is now live! Check out speakers and talk topics ahead of the event.

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Registration Fee: $250
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Conference Details

The Observability Practitioners Summit will take place Monday, November 18, 2019 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Venue Details

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92191

For additional details, please visit the KubeCon+CloudNativeCon website for travel and hotel information.

KubeCon Details

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in San Diego, California from November 18-21, 2019. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, Fluentd, OpenTracing, gRPC, rkt, CNI, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, Rook, Harbor, etcd, Open Policy Agent, CRI-O, and TiKV as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.






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