March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 2:10pm - 2:40pm
When Production is Someone Else's Black Box: Safely Developing OSS for the Enterprise - Isobel Redelmeier, LightStep

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You dream of your open source project becoming ubiquitous; something that teams everywhere use and love. Or maybe that dream has already become a reality, and enterprise companies are actually paying for you for your open source work. Congratulations! You've opened an awesome, fun, challenging... can of worms. Welcome to the complex, rewarding world of open source for the enterprise.

In this talk, prepare to learn more about some of the issues that can arise when your team doesn't actually have any control over production. No longer does a simple pipeline from staging to production suffice!

The talk will highlight problems such as benchmarking, version support and upgrade paths, migrations, and API deprecations. You'll learn about how best to tackle these - or at least how not to, thanks to the speaker's chest of war stories.

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Isobel Redelmeier

Software Engineer, LightStep
Isobel Redelmeier works on observability at LightStep, where she focuses on OpenTelemetry and the overall goal of making the software world more debuggable. She's spoken at conferences such as Velocity, OSCON, RustConf, and gRPConf on a variety of topics. Ask her about observability... Read More →

Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Salon 3