Eric D. Schabell: Open Source Edinburgh Meetup - Getting Started with Prometheus Workshop (video)

Monday, June 12, 2023

Open Source Edinburgh Meetup - Getting Started with Prometheus Workshop (video)

Last month I was in Edinburgh speaking at the Open Source Edinburgh Meetup about how to get started with Prometheus.

I shared my getting started with Prometheus workshop, which I've been working on for months now, and with a good turnout this group was perfect to test how the workshop lands with new observability engineers.

We were in the offices of Scott Logic (just down the hill from Edinburgh Castle) and below you'll find the agenda, the abstract, and the video recording of my session.

The event started off with dinner and a small reception for those arriving after their work day was finished. I got the chance to meet some of the Scott Logic hosts and attendees before we kicked off with an introduction and my session.


17:30 // Food, drinks and networking

18:00 // Welcome and introduction // Colin Eberhardt and Oliver Cronk, Scott Logic

18:05 // 'Getting Started with Prometheus' // Eric Schabell

18:40 // Break

19:00 // 'Beyond Barriers: Empowering underrepresented women through Open Source' // Tandy Nicole

19:30 // Event close/networking drinks

Getting Started with Prometheus

Come and learn about Prometheus, a free and open source systems monitoring and alerting tool kit that enables you to discover, collect, and query your observability data. Prometheus is designed to help engineers and site reliability engineers (SREs) who are interested in moving away from proprietary instrumentation and getting started with open source observability. After watching this talk, you will be invited to join a self-paced, free, and online workshop. During the workshop, you will install Prometheus, collect metrics, and learn how to effectively run it in your observability stack. (online workshop

The session was recorded so you have a chance to watch a short introduction to the project Prometheus, the workshop, and see me get hands on a bit before you dive in yourself and start learning all you can about open source cloud native observability tooling. Below the video recording: