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OTel getting started survey

If you're using or evaluating OpenTelemetry, please consider investing some 3 minutes to fill in the Getting Started Survey by the OpenTelemetry Special Interest Group (SIG) End-User. This helps us to prioritize work and identify gaps.

OTel error handling

Adriana Villela and Reese Lee gave an awesome KubeCon EU 2024 talk on the topic of how OTel represents and handles errors and now they published the content as a blog post: check out Dude, Where’s My Error?

How to embrace OpenTelemetry

If you only watch one video this week, make it Dan Gomez Blanco's Shift Into an Observability Mindset with OpenTelemetry session of the Observability Day Europe 2024.

Correlating profiles and traces

Joel Höner, Israel Ogbole, and Jonas Kunz of Elastic published Beyond the trace: Pinpointing performance culprits with continuous profiling and distributed tracing correlation where they demonstrate how to correlate profiles with distributed traces in OpenTelemetry.

Prometheus alerting rule tips

The one and only Julius Volz shared tips on Using Metrics-Based Custom Thresholds in Prometheus Alerting Rules.

OTel async context propagation

Daniel Dias wrote OpenTelemetry Trace Context Propagation with Message Brokers and Go where he shows you hands-on how to tackle the tricky issue of async context propagation, using Go.


A Sentry Software spin-off released MetricsHub, positioned as a universal metrics collector for OpenTelemetry. Thanks for sharing!

That was it for this edition of the o11y newsletter. Feel free to share news items with me via Twitter—DMs are open if you like to share something in private. Stay safe and hope to see you around next week!