OpenObservability Talks with Paul Bruce and Jonah Kowall

Paul Bruce on OpenObservability

Building on our first-ever stream and podcast of OpenObservability Talks we recorded our second on July 30th over on Twitch at This time rather than a talk we had a fantastic conversation around OpenTelemetry and its community.

Episode 2

For this episode, we had the opportunity to invite Paul Bruce, who by day is Director of Customer Engineering at Neotys, but by night transforms into community organiser and advocate. Our very own hero and CTO Jonah Kowall joined as well. The discussion covered where the big push with OpenTelemetry is coming from, who is pushing it, and where it’s going to end up taking the community. We also got a sneak peak look at where these pillars in the community aim to focus during both the general accessibility release phases and after.

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I said something during the conversation that I feel really sums up the community building this specification and support libraries “It’s nice to see that the community even though people are regionally, technology, business-wise split everybody has a consensus about where they want this specification and its supporting software to go.”

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Next Episode

The next will be Matt Schallert giving his Long-Term Metrics with M3 and Prometheus talk on August 27th at 11am EST/4pm BST/6pm IST. If you’d like to be part of the stream to ask questions make sure to tune into, and if you want to follow us on Twitter for updates. Also, if you have a topic you’d like to discuss or a talk you’d like to submit you can do so at

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