Join us for OpenTelemetry Talks and Activities at KubeCon NA 2023

The OpenTelemetry project maintainers, members of the governance committee, and technical committee are thrilled to be at KubeCon NA in Chicago from November 6 - 9, 2023.

Read on to learn about all the things related OpenTelemetry during KubeCon.

OpenTelemetry Contribfest

We are happy to announce, that for the first time, you can join the OpenTelemetry maintainers in making OpenTelemetry better for everyone during the OpenTelemetry Contribfest, on Wednesday November 8, 2023 from 2:30pm - 3:55pm. There will be several opportunities to contribute:

  • Join the Collector maintainers and help fix bugs, add new features, and add new transformation functions.
  • Help the OTel JS maintainers update the instrumentation libraries and ensure they are outputting semantic convention-compliant telemetry data.

KubeCon Talks and Maintainer Sessions

Co-located Events

Observability Day fosters collaboration, discussion, and knowledge sharing of cloud-native observability projects. This event will be held on November 6, 2023 from 9am - 5pm. There will be several sessions on OpenTelemetry as well.

IMPORTANT access note: You need an in-person all-access pass for on-site access to Observability Day. For details, see KubeCon registration. If you have a virtual ticket, you will be able to follow Observability Day through a live stream.

OpenTelemetry Project Booth

Drop by and say “Hi!” at the OpenTelemetry project booth in the KubeCon NA Project Pavilion. If you’re lucky, you may even pick up some OpenTelemetry swag.

Pavilion hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 7: 10:30am – 8:00pm (includes KubeCrawl + CloudNativeFest from 6:00pm – 8:00pm)
  • Wednesday, November 8: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, November 9: 10:30am – 2:30pm

You can help us improve the project by sharing your thoughts and feedback about your OpenTelemetry adoption, implementation, and usage. We also invite you to fill out our community survey. We will create action items from your comments as appropriate. Check #otel-user-research in CNCF’s Slack instance for survey results and action item updates to come after KubeCon NA.

OpenTelemetry Observatory

In addition to our booth at the Project Pavilion, please visit the OpenTelemetry Observatory presented by Splunk in the Expo Hall! This will be a place for informal chats, meetups, and other discussions led by OpenTelemetry community members and maintainers. If you’d like to participate and lead a discussion or short presentation, please fill out the content application form to indicate your interest.

Come join us to listen, learn, and get involved in OpenTelemetry.

See you in Chicago!