Observable Lightning Talks December 2023

Observable Lightning Talks is back with new speakers for the 5th edition. Come and join us to hear tips and tricks from Industry Experts.

Observable lighting talks open the stage to three speakers sharing their experiences, recommendations, best practices, and more.

And if you have any questions for our speakers, you can ask them during the live panel discussion.

Come and join us on the 12th of December for the 5th edition of Observable Lighting Talks.


The event will be broadcast live on Linkedin, Twitch, Facebook, and of course Youtube.

Observability and SRE practices rely on many frameworks available on the market. However, since technology evolves at a very fast pace, it can be difficult to keep track of the latest solutions and technologies and implement all the best practices.

To help you improve your practices and understand the best of breed of the latest technology, IsitObservable is launching a new Show: Observable Lightning Talks.

The concept is simple: Thought leaders from the observability industry will help us along in our technology journey.

Each Observable Lighting Talk will host three speakers covering three different topics that we all love:

  • SRE methodologies

  • OpenObservability

  • OpenTelemetry

The 5th edition of the Observable is planned on the 12th of December between 12PM - 1:30PM EST ( 6PM-7:30PM CEST)

Here is the Agenda for the first edition :


The 3 presentations of the 5th edition are :

From Kubernetes Out Of Kubernetes Observability

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic, Developer Advocate at Upbound

Now that the industry is moving towards extending Kubernetes to manage more and more of the infrastructure, services, and applications running outside Kubernetes itself, it is becoming obvious that we need to have a holistic view of the entire system. We need control planes that will provide not only management but also observability to the whole system.

This talk will discuss the concepts of control planes and data planes, and how they are used to manage the lifecycle of infrastructure, applications, and services, and how we can apply observability to such resources.

Through a practical demo, we'll see how we can combine Crossplane's ability to manage any type of resources with Kubernetes events, Prometheus, Grafana, Loki, and a few other tools to provide a holistic view of the entire system.

Observing your Kubernetes network with Cilium

Liz Rice

Liz Rice, Chief OpenSource Officer at Isovalent

If you're using Kubernetes, you have probably come across Cilium, the wildly popular, eBPF-based networking plugin. You might also have seen network traffic visualized through Hubble, Cilium's observability component. But did you know that Cilium also generates Prometheus metrics? In this short talk we'll take a look at some of the neat things you can do - and see - with Cilium + Hubble + Prometheus + Grafana.

Leveraging OpenTelemetry for Enhanced Observability in Command-Line Applications

David Flanagan

David Flanagan, Founder at Rawcode Academy

As the landscape of software development continues to evolve, ensuring the observability of applications, even those that operate from the command line, has become paramount. Command line applications, although seemingly straightforward, can still benefit greatly from robust observability solutions to monitor performance, troubleshoot issues, and gain insights into user interactions.

OpenTelemetry provides a unified instrumentation, tracing, and metric collection framework that has gained significant traction in the cloud-native ecosystem. This framework is typically associated with instrumenting web services, microservices, and distributed applications. However, its utility extends beyond these use cases to benefit command-line applications as well.

In this session, we explore integrating OpenTelemetry into a command-line application written in Rust.