No-Frills Observability for the No-Nonsense Engineer

There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for production observability, just like there’s no single correct production architecture, or database schema. In this talk, we’ll show how you can incrementally develop a structured logging and instrumentation API that works for your organization, and helps you solve the problems that you care about.

Using extensive code examples, we’ll talk about strategies for keeping things simple, so that you can focus on solving business problems instead of prematurely scaling logging, metrics and tracing infrastructure.



Eben Freeman

Now largely reformed after stints studying theoretical math and living as an itinerant rock climber, Eben is fascinated by tools that help humans better understand the systems they create. He works as an engineer at