End User Discussion Group: New APAC Sessions Announcement!

Since July, end users have been getting together to discuss their OpenTelemetry adoption and implementation practices in a vendor-neutral space known as the Monthly Discussion Groups (also referenced as the End User Discussion Groups).

Previously, they were only available in the EMEA and AMER regions; the End User Working Group is pleased to announce that APAC sessions will now be available, starting in January 2023!

The what

As mentioned above, these Discussion Groups are monthly meetings for end users to discuss the challenges they’re facing in their OTel implementations and to learn from each other, as well as to talk about the project itself and what is working, what isn’t, and what they’d like to see.

We encourage you to attend and ask questions to learn how other users have implemented OpenTelemetry in their organizations, resolved common issues, and more. Example topics that have been discussed include tail sampling, collector scaling, and OpAMP; there really is no limit to the topics! We simply ask that you be respectful and abide by the Chatham House Rule.

The why

This group started as a result of direct feedback from end users in the community! Past participants have shared with us that these have been helpful and valuable for them as they migrate their observability instrumentation to OpenTelemetry.

Additionally, the End User Working Group is also improving the process to share any collected user feedback* with the appropriate project maintainers to help improve the user experience and increase adoption.

*Information shared in the groups can be discussed publicly, but not the identity of the person who said it or their affiliation.

The when

If this is your first time hearing about these meetings, you are invited to participate in any of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Look for the meetings by filtering them in one of the community’s publicly available calendars, and duplicate the event to your own. There will also be periodic reminders in the general CNCF Slack #opentelemetry channel.

Upcoming sessions:

  • EMEA: every third Tuesday of the month at 11AM CET (GMT +1), join here
    • December 20, 2022
    • January 17, 2023
  • APAC: every third Wednesday of the month at 11AM IST (GMT +5.5), join here
  • AMER: every third Thursday of the month at 9AM PST (GMT -8), join here
    • December 15, 2022
    • January 19, 2023

See y’all soon!