Alright, team, you did it. You really did it this time. You really brought it home for the o11ydays!
We had over 55 wonderful submissions for our December o11ydays contest. With the work from all those who submitted and many of our winners, altogether you raised almost $4000!
In fact, our team is so proud of our users for participating that we are going to match the donations to spread an even $10,000 across these charities:
- Feeding America: US Hunger Relief Organization
- Trans Lifeline
- Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, Women of Color in Technology
- Get Us PPE – Personal Protective Equipment to those who need it most
Spirit of sharing
We wanted to hear your favorite Charity quotes and debugging stories. We wanted to see your favorite chart art. And you delivered! Here are some of the most buzz-worthy submissions we got to see:
“If you're scared of pushing to production on Fridays, I recommend reassigning all your developer cycles off of feature development and onto your CI/CD process and observability tooling for as long as it takes to ✨fix that✨.” #o11ydays— mjobrien (@mjobrien) December 15, 2020
The most interesting part of my telemetry code is how uninteresting it is - it's super simple to start emitting data-rich traces. No agents to set up and worry about deploying, just a few lines of code to make instrumentation+export work. pic.twitter.com/nW6JApAROH— tom hadley (@solumos) December 16, 2020
This is an old favorite of mine: 6 months of side work and 1 deploy to have the CTO say:— michael (@mpchlets) December 17, 2020
"If it were so easy why didn't we do it earlier?"
Me: "you only saw the easy part, the deploy"
So, this graph shows how easy your hard work is discredited by higher ups pic.twitter.com/tyCSdl9rFX
@TimeSeriesArt even got in on the #chART game!
AND not only did you bring warmth and joy to our developer-focused twitter community, you even brought a little warmth and joy to a certain CTO.
this was unexpectedly heartwarming, hearing all of people's favorite quotes of shit i've said (and often forgot having said). thank you, all of you. <3— Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) December 18, 2020
we have more #o11ydays questions about observability, and will donate more to [c]harity if you reply and answer, so keep it up! https://t.co/IrCDLlPiQn
Now that’s worth celebrating!
Giving as a team sport
Thanks to you, our community for playing along, for sharing stories, and for making our first contest a success this o11yday season. We hope it brings light and inspiration to what can be a dark winter.
Have ideas for what our o11ydays 2021 contest should be? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me have it! Great ideas can come from anyone, and I love hearing from our community.
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