Eric D. Schabell: August 2023

Monday, August 21, 2023

Getting Started with Prometheus - Discovering Service Targets

Are you looking to get away from proprietary instrumentation? 

Are you interested in open source observability but lack the knowledge to just dive right in? 

This workshop is for you, designed to expand your knowledge and understanding of open source observability tooling that is available to you today.

Dive right into a free, online, self paced, hands-on workshop introducing you to Prometheus. Prometheus is an open source systems monitoring and alerting tool kit that enables you to hit the ground running with discovering, collecting, and querying your observability today. Over the course of this workshop you will learn what Prometheus is, what it is not, install it, start collecting metrics, and learn all the things you need to know to become effective at running Prometheus in your observability stack. 

Previously, I shared an introduction to Prometheusinstalling Prometheus, an introduction to the query languageexploring basic queries, using advanced queries, and relabeling metrics in Prometheus as free online labs. In this article you'll learn all about discovering service targets in Prometheus.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

DataOps Day 2023 - Optimizing Observability Spend: Metrics (slides)

As previously posted, I presented at the DataOps Day event on 16 Aug. 

The entire day was focused on a deep dive into the world of data and DataOps. Register for free to join this online event (or to browse the post-event recordings) and hear from data and business leaders who have adopted DataOps to achieve their goals for quality, security and speed.

I'm sharing some insights into the need for organizations to understand and adopt the Observability Data Optimization Cycle to survive the crush of cloud native observability data coming at them.

To gain some insights, let's take a look at the details of my session and explore the slides.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

KCD Denmark - The first ever Kubernetes Community Days in Denmark

When I saw that they were going to host the first ever Kubernetes Community Days (KCD) in Denmark on 14 November, I had to apply.

It is a pretty active CNCF community that organizes many KCD events throughout the year across the globe and being a CNCF Ambassador I am always trying to support what my schedule will allow.

It was even more exciting to see that this KCD has offered slots for workshop content, where 25 attendees get to sit down in a room and go diving into hands-on content around CNCF projects. I had to try this out and submit one of my workshops.

Monday, August 7, 2023

PromCon EU 2023 - Heading to Berlin with Dashboards and Compliance

This year PromCon EU is being held in Berlin, Germany on Sep 28-29. It will be my second edition and I'm looking forward to the two days of all things Prometheus and cloud native observability.

I've yet to speak at one of these events, but this time around I wanted to share two different sessions, one is a lightning talk introduction to a workshop I've put together. The second one is a regular talk on the topic of the Prometheus Compliance Program which I've spent some time digging into to validate my employers compliance with the standards. 

I think they are good topics to share and help others getting started with these areas of Prometheus and integration with Prometheus.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Infobip Shift Conference 2023 - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Cloud Data

Back in 2018 I was exposed for the first time to an amazing conference then known as Shift Developer Conference. It was an amazing location in Split, Croatia and one of the founders, Ivan Burazin quickly became a good friend.

I spoke on the main stage which was hosted in the Croatian National Opera House, something that remains both a special experience and was recorded. 

I've stayed in contact with Ivan over the years and wanted to return, but pandemics and other events kept me away, until this year. I bumped into Ivan at last year's KubeCon NA in Detroit, MA and while catching up on his activities he encouraged me to submit some talks right away.

So I did.

This year's Shift Conference is from 18-19 Sep and word on the street is that they are looking at around 5000 attendees. Below you will find the outline of my talk.