Honeycomb Developer Week

December 13–15, 2021

Learn how to solve application issues faster and ship performant features reliably.


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Learn Honeycomb in just a few hours

Honeycomb Developer Week is for developers who haven’t yet found the time to sharpen their observability chops. Designed for high-impact, time-efficient learning, you get both hands-on training and snackable sessions that quickly teach you leading observability practices with Honeycomb. You will learn new skills that help you regain precious time lost on debugging mysteries so that you can spend more time delivering fast and reliable customer experiences.

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Get Started With Honeycomb

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Intro to Observability With Honeycomb Workshop

With Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate at Honeycomb and Jessica Kerr, Developer Advocate at Honeycomb

This workshop is now full!

This workshop covers both the theory and practice of observability. You’ll familiarize yourself with both Honeycomb and OpenTelemetry with hands-on exercise, and also learn how to introduce observability into your organization.

You will learn:

  • The differences between monitoring, telemetry signals, and observability
  • Sending trace data to Honeycomb from a sample application via OpenTelemetry
  • Practicing the core analysis loop to identify performance issues using Honeycomb with the Home, Query Builder, Distributed Trace, and Raw Rows data views
  • Adding application-specific metadata to further enrich your traces
  • Sharing query results with your team

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Honeycomb Best Practices

9:00 a.m.—9:25 a.m.

Instrumenting With OpenTelemetry

With Michael Sickles, Solution Architect at Honeycomb

This session offers a quick introduction to instrumenting your applications with the vendor-neutral OpenTelemetry framework.

9:25 a.m.—9:45 a.m.

Honeycomb Distributed Tracing

With Brian Langbecker, Solution Architect at Honeycomb

See how Honeycomb integrates distributed tracing into your debugging workflows, with no context switching required.

9:45 a.m.—10:05 a.m.

Finding Outliers With BubbleUp

With Adam Hicks, Solution Architect at Honeycomb

Learn how using BubbleUp in your debugging workflow helps you analyze billions of rows of data across thousands of high-cardinality fields to quickly spot outliers that may be the source of hidden issues.

10:15 a.m.—10:35 a.m.

Debuggable Service Level Objectives

With Adam Hicks, Solution Architect at Honeycomb

Honeycomb’s service-level objectives (SLOs) offer more actionable alerts with less noise. They’re also integrated right into your debugging workflows.

10:35 a.m.—10:55 a.m.

Honeycomb Metrics

With Michael Sickles, Solution Architect at Honeycomb

Observability is great for applications, but metrics can be useful for debugging system issues. See how those two debugging workflows integrate in Honeycomb.

10:55 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

Pipelines and Buildevents

With Pierre Tessier, Director, Solution Architects at Honeycomb

Your build pipelines can also have observability. Learn how to debug your CI/CD workflows with Honeycomb.

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Honeycomb in Your Workflow

9:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m.

A Look at New Honeycomb Features

Danyel Fisher, User Data Expert at Honeycomb

Honeycomb constantly ships new features to production, so it’s hard to keep up sometimes. In this session, we’ll look at recent highlights and the best new things you’ll want to know about and use.

9:30 a.m.—9:55 a.m.

Reliable Alerting for Honeycomb Triggers and SLOs With PagerDuty

With Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate at Honeycomb and Mandi Walls, DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty

Now that your SLOs are running, how does the team know when critical systems are in trouble? Join Developer Advocates Mandi Walls at PagerDuty and Liz Fong-Jones at Honeycomb for a demo on how PagerDuty can notify on-call responders based on alerts sent from Honeycomb.

9:55 a.m.—10:20 a.m.

Controlling Features in Production: Observability + Feature Flags

With Dawn Parzych, Developer Marketing Manager at LaunchDarkly

We often think about speed and danger as being closely related, but we now have empirical proof that faster, smaller releases tend to cause fewer outages and less downtime for our software systems. Being able to deploy broken code into production without negatively affecting anyone is a powerful way to increase deployment velocity. In this talk learn how you can control features in production with feature flags and observability.

10:30 a.m.—10:55 a.m.

Building Observability in Your CircleCI Deploy

With Liz Fong Jones, Principal Developer Advocate at Honeycomb and Ryan Pedersen, Senior Solutions Engineer at CircleCI

In this talk, you’ll learn how Honeycomb keeps its CircleCI workflow duration at about 10 minutes per build through parallelizing build steps, using native container builders per architecture, and tracing execution of the build to know where to optimize.

10:55 a.m.—11:20 a.m.

Graph Observability: Honeycomb and Apollo GraphQL With OpenTelemetry

With David Pickavance, Senior Sales Engineer at Apollo GraphQL

Learn how to use Honeycomb, Apollo Studio, and Open Telemetry to optimize GraphQL performance for a federated graph. See how to debug a federated GraphQL query across subgraphs and down to the database layer using Honeycomb.

11:20 a.m.—11:45 a.m.

See Inside Your Serverless Execution: Observability in Cloudflare Workers

Erwin van der Koogh, Product Manager at Cloudflare

One of the major challenges with adopting a serverless architecture is that every debugging session can quickly turn into a distributed murder mystery. But Erwin is here to show you how Honeycomb and the Cloudflare Workers integration will give you Colombo-like superpowers. Allowing you to very quickly pinpoint exactly who did it where and with what.

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