Session type:

Talk

Presented by:

Apostolis Apostolidis

Flipdish

Session time:

29 Jun 15:30 16:15

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

For years, testable systems have helped us amplify flow, feedback, learning and experimentation. Testable software doesn’t assert the health of our business transactions in production.

Observability is the testability of the 2020s and hence is the missing piece of the puzzle that will finally shift our attention to understanding the systems that matter.

Software systems are becoming increasingly observable by the people who build the systems themselves. Observable systems democratise the understanding of systems where analytics and data have fallen short.

Having experienced first-hand how building and understanding observable systems is a socio-technical practice. This is the story of what we learnt in the last three years introducing and maturing observability practices.

Participant Takeaways:

  • How observability - as equivalent importance to testability - is a catalyst for enabling and empowering teams to build better software, sooner.
  • What does it really take to go from one person advocating for observability to the whole company adopting it as part of the golden path? What practices and tooling do you need and how do they evolve? What practices emerge as a result?
  • How observability practices and tooling is eating the world of Analytics and Data Intelligence

Audience:
This talk has not been given before; it’s addressed to all disciplines: engineering, product, delivery, agile coaches, design, UX, data, analytics, etc. My goal is to start a public discourse about what observability actually enables: engineers thinking about observability first means that we end up with reliable telemetry data and platforms all disciplines can use to understand our systems in production. It will not be an advanced technical talk; the focus will be on the practices it enables and the mindset of flow, feedback, learning and experimentation it enables.

Themes:
Mindset, Observability, Feedback, Customer.

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