Talk: Observability: it's not just an ops thing

Instrumentation and monitoring often get lumped under the "ops" umbrella, but it's just as critical for every decent software engineer. You can't hope to understand what's going on in even a moderately complex system, unless you've been building for observability all along. Easy to say, harder to do.

Let's talk about how this plays out in the real world -- how to focus your limited engineering time on high-impact instrumentation, where to start, how your needs may change as the project matures or the contributor list grows; how and where to use traces, events and metrics. We'll talk about some of the differences between monolith vs microservices, databases, and mobile/web instrumentation ... and how to avoid the kind of solution fragmentation that creates silos between teams.