October 12, 2022
Discover Unknown Service Interaction Patterns With Istio & Honeycomb
In this session, we will enable distributed tracing telemetry from Istio to be emitted into an OpenTelemetry collector. This architecture allows for the telemetry to be consumed by any OpenTelemetry compatible backend.
October 18, 2022
Getting More Out of OpenTelemetry Faster with Honeycomb’s Latest Updates
Using OpenTelemetry (OTel) and Honeycomb together gives you unique advantages. Join Principal Product Manager, Phillip Carter, for a look at Honeycomb’s investments in improving your experience of using OTel & Honeycomb together.
September 27, 2022
Making the Case: the Business Value of Observability
In this session, we unpack how to understand where you are on the observability maturity curve, build the business case for reaching higher levels of production excellence, and get widespread organizational support to make observability a core organizational practice.
September 22, 2022
Intercom: Building a More Resilient Ecosystem Through Observability
Watch to hear how Intercom uses distributed traces to streamline their observability workflows, allowing their product engineers to learn about and from their production to increase resilience.
September 13, 2022
Options for Managing Telemetry Volume At Scale & How Slack Does It
In this session, you’ll learn the pros and cons of different sampling techniques and how to still retain granular visibility into your system state. We also discuss why sampled events are better than the traditional method of pre-aggregated metrics.
September 1, 2022
Honeycomb Best Practices Office Hours
Join our open Office Hours on September 1 at 9 a.m. PDT to learn and discuss Honeycomb best practices on tracing, SLOs, and metrics with our observability experts!
August 23, 2022
Accelerate CI/CD with Observability
We’ll be joined in this session by Frank Chen, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Slack, who will dive into how Slack gained powerful troubleshooting insights by applying observability to their software delivery practice.
August 9, 2022
Actionable Service Level Objectives (SLOs) Based on What Matters Most
In this session, we discuss the inherent dangers of alert fatigue that are normalized in monitoring-based alerting systems and how the combination of SLOs with structured event data provides a more beneficial experience than using time-series data or aggregated counts.
July 26, 2022
Changing Practices on Your Team - Observability Driven Development
Implementing observability isn’t just about how you instrument your applications, but how you work as a team. There are some key patterns we’ve observed at Honeycomb that have helped organizations reap the rewards of observability quickly. We discuss these patterns, and how to introduce observability into our development cycles earlier.
July 13, 2022
Debugging with the Core Analysis Loop, and What to Buy vs Build
Learn how it’s possible to resolve incidents quickly with the powerful and widely accessible core analysis loop of an observability tool—where anyone on the team can form hypotheses, validate or invalidate them with data, and thereby quickly and systematically arrive at the answer to a complex problem.
June 22, 2022
Technical Q&A Session for New Honeycomb Users
This casual, interactive session is led by our very own Jessica Kerr and addresses new users' most commonly asked questions. There is a brief overview of observability fundamentals with Honeycomb and Q&A!
June 21, 2022
How Observability Relates to DevOps, SRE, & Cloud Native
In this session, we unpack how observability fits into the landscape of other modern practices, such as DevOps, SRE (Site Reliability Engineering), and cloud native movements.
June 16, 2022
How to Avoid Being On-call With Under-Instrumented Tools
Paige Bernier shares her lessons learned on why rich instrumentation is required for successful debugging, and debunks myths that it is too hard or expensive to do it. She also discusses why legacy monitoring and metrics cannot show you the reality of how users experience your code.
June 7, 2022
How Observability Differs from Traditional Monitoring
With a technical foundation in place, this session cuts through the marketing hype to deliver a concrete — and capability-based —definition of the term observability: what it is, why it’s needed, how it’s different, and how it comes together with monitoring.
May 24, 2022
Structured Events Are The Basis of Observability
In this inaugural Authors’ Cut session, we’ll kick off your observability journey by exploring the fundamental technical requirements needed for capturing high-cardinality and high-dimensionality data, the secret sauce of observability.
April 19, 2022
Incident Response Using Triggered SLOs
Watch our fireside chat with Honeycomb’s Principal Developer Advocate Liz Fong-Jones, Solutions Architect Director Pierre Tessier, and SRE Fred Hebert, where Fred shows how he used a service-level objective (SLO) to understand and fix a recent incident.
April 13, 2022
How Heroku Uses Metrics Within Honeycomb
Sarah Sherbondy and Jeremy Morrell of Heroku join Honeycomb for a conversation on how their team is taking advantage of Honeycomb Metrics.
March 29, 2022
Best Practices Using Honeycomb and Terraform Provider With Hashicorp
Jason Harley, Honeycomb Senior Customer Architect and Hashicorp Ambassador, and Nic Jackson, Principal Developer Advocate at Hashicorp, demonstrate best practices when using Honeycomb with Terraform.
March 22, 2022
How we (begrudgingly) moved some of our services to Kubernetes
Honeycomb CTO Charity Majors, Engineering Manager Ian Smith, and SRE Fred Hebert host a fireside chat to discuss why Honeycomb migrated to Kubernetes.
March 3, 2022
Honeycomb 2022 Roadmap Session
Join us for a look at the Honeycomb product development process in our roadmap session. Presented by VP Product, Megan Gleason, and Product Engineer, Max Edmands, this event will show you how to get involved in shaping Honeycomb’s product roadmap.
February 17, 2022
Honeycomb OpenTelemetry User Group
Learn about successful adoption patterns from Honeycomb customers during this engineering discussion with Mike Goldsmith, Telemetry Engineer of Honeycomb, that covers emergent practices and provides actionable advice.
February 8, 2022
CCP Games: Modernizing a 20-Year-Old Codebase With Observability
Nick Herring, CCP’s Technical Director of Infrastructure, and Liz Fong-Jones, Honeycomb’s Principal Developer Advocate, talk about CCP’s efforts to modernize the stack of EVE Online, and move at the speed of cloud, rather than of mainframe.
January 27, 2022
Ask Miss O11y AMA
Charity, Jessica, and Liz quickly recap some observability highlights of 2021 and then open the floor to attendees to ask all of their most pressing questions.
December 21, 2021
How to Effectively Lead High Performing Engineering Teams in 2022 with RedMonk and Honeycomb
RedMonk’s James Governor and Honeycomb’s Charity Majors discuss what it takes to be the best of the best, based on their own experience with modern engineering teams across the globe. Walk away with practical steps to improve your team’s performance in 2022.
December 8, 2021
Campspot: Confidently Modernize Services With Observability
Kristin Smith joins Developer Advocate Jessica Kerr to talk about how Campspot instrumented Honeycomb quickly and is now leading the way to a modern, reliable, relaxing camping experience for all.
November 30, 2021
Lacework & Vanguard Roundtable: Real-World Engineering Lessons: Switching From APM to Honeycomb
Learn how you can get fast answers to any of your application performance questions by watching our roundtable discussion. Charity Majors will join engineering leaders from Lacework and Vanguard as they share lessons they learned by migrating away from APM to Honeycomb.
December 1, 2021
Observability in Sociotechnical Systems: Using Telemetry Data to Inform Software & Org Design
Matthew Skelton, co-author of Team Topologies, and Jessica Kerr, Developer Advocate at Honeycomb, share a conversation about structuring software teams for fast flow of change.
November 10, 2021
Take Control of Your Observability Data: An Engineering Roundtable on Lessons Learned with OpenTelemetry
Learn about successful adoption patterns from teams at Campspot, Upgrade, and Jimdo during an engineering roundtable discussion with Phillip Carter that covers emergent practices and provides actionable advice about OpenTelemetry.
October 6, 2021
Using OpenTelemetry With Honeycomb
Honeycomb's Liz Fong-Jones and Phillip Carter discuss what OpenTelemetry (OTel) is, how it makes instrumenting your code easier, and why building a future where OTel is the de facto standard for instrumentation is important.
September 22, 2021
Applications and Infrastructure Together: Completing Your Observability Story
With Honeycomb Metrics, you have a simple way to bring applications and infrastructure issues into the same unified debugging interface. In this webinar, Liz and Max cover how Honeycomb offers a complete and singular solution that helps you quickly pinpoint faults in any part of your stack.
August 12, 2021
Coding a New Customer Experience: How Vanguard Upleveled Their Org and Brand With Observability
Rich Anakor, Chief Solutions Architect at Vanguard, runs a small team with a colossal goal: Give Vanguard customers a top-notch experience by enabling internal engineering teams to better understand their massively complex production environment. He joins Honeycomb to discuss how adopting observability is changing the way his teams prioritize effort and do their best work.
September 9, 2021
Honeycomb's Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Report Webinar
Honeycomb Principal Developer Liz Fong-Jones and guest speaker Forrester TEI Consultant Luca Son share how four companies stopped revenue leakage and achieved fast time to value with Honeycomb by solving multiple challenges when managing applications running on complex architectures.
July 27, 2021
Mode Analytics: Hot-Swapping Active Production Services Reliably With Honeycomb
The Mode Analytics backend team is updating different services in their stack by hot swapping them in production. Watch this webinar to learn how to create a migration validation strategy with feature flags, error reporting, and observability, use OpenTelemetry to provide any custom insights you need, and breakdown complex service migrations into manageable milestones with Honeycomb.
June 29, 2021
The State of Observability 2021: Mature Teams Ship Better Code Faster and You Can Too
The 2021 Observability Maturity Community Research report is the first year-over-year look at the observability landscape and how practices are evolving. Organizations on the higher end of the observability maturity spectrum are realizing the benefits and are 3X more likely to deliver high customer satisfaction. Charity Majors, James Governor, & Joe Thackery walk through the findings in this webinar.
May 5, 2021
How to Create Happy User Experiences by Leveraging SLOs: The ecobee Story
Pierre Tessier, Solutions Architect at Honeycomb, and Chuck Daminato, Staff SRE at ecobee, take the virtual webinar stage for a discussion on how to get started with SLOs. Chuck shares the process his team followed to get up and running with SLOs. They also debunk common myths to help you feel more confident in the process and excited about the outcome.
March 17, 2021
Achieving Production Excellence at Scale
Whether you’re a startup building new services from scratch or in a brownfield enterprise environment, this webinar offers expert advice on how to get started and how to measure the ROI of implementing modern software practices like progressive delivery, observability, and service-level objectives (SLOs).
February 25, 2021
Nailing the Deployment Part of CI/CD with Honeycomb
Everyone says they focus on CI/CD, but how many of those teams are really doing that deployment part well? Honeycomb’s Charity Majors and Pierre Tessier show you what it’s like to have observability in your builds and why that’s key to shipping code to production often and quickly.
January 12, 2021
Building with Observability:
Using CircleCI and Honeycomb to Achieve Production Excellence
Do you know exactly what your builds are doing at every step of the way to prod and after they’ve been deployed? A key part of what lets you ship code to production often and quickly is having observability in your builds. Together, CircleCI and Honeycomb can help you get both speed and quality when shipping code to production.
November 18, 2020
The Tracing You Deserve So You Can Observe
With tracing and observability, you can visualize the entire life cycle of service requests and discover hidden latency, errors, and optimization opportunities monitoring can’t show you. So why doesn’t everybody do it? Learn how to get there quick with OTel and Beelines.
October 21, 2020
Operations: Past Present and Glorious Future Webinar
In this session, we’ll cover the many guises of Ops work, picking the right companies, unexpected ways to apply that expertise, and how to make proactive career decisions that get you where you want to be. Recording courtesy of: A Cloud Guru Webinar.
September 17, 2020
Progressive Delivery: Using feature flags & observability to ship confidently
Progressive delivery lets you see whether or not new changes will benefit users before they’re really released. This webinar explores how to use progressive delivery, feature flags, and observability together.
August 26, 2020
The Tarot of Telemetry: Help Your Future Self
Beyond automatic instrumentation, adding custom telemetry to your events means thinking about how that data will be used when you and your team don’t even know what it is they’re looking for. How can you make the telemetry you’re adding today useful in an unpredictable future?
July 29, 2020
All Aboard Bring Your Team Together
Writing software and operating it in production is a team sport. Learn several tactile tips and see Honeycomb helps customers get the whole team in the game.
June 24, 2020
Build Better Builds
In this episode, we cover watching build pipelines with traces, using BubbleUp to find performance impacts/identify optimizations, and using markers with queries to verify deployment behavior.
January 8, 2020
Define Success: The Right SLOs for Your Org
SLOs help you understand how your system works so that you know how to measure it. Dive deep into Honeycomb SLOs and determine the right path for your business.
May 27, 2020
BubbleUp to Ask Any New Question. Again & Again.
When you have latency or errors, why is finding the issue so hard? Do you have the information you need to know where to look?
April 29, 2020
Tame Your Alerts! SLOs cut the noise & calm the team
How often are you woken up in the middle of the night for an issue that wasn't important? I bet you can tell stories on alerts that just weren't that critical.
March 25, 2020
Remote, But Not Alone: How to Team Up in Honeycomb
Honeycomb's activity feed shows how your teammates troubleshoot. All queries are permalinked forever.
January 22, 2020
SLO Theory: Why the Business needs SLOs
Now engineering and business speak the same language. Find out why you should care, how SLOs are critical to SRE practice, & how to keep your customers happy.
January 15, 2020
Get Started: Build One Simple SLO
Clover Health puts patients and care providers first. Learn how they derived their first SLO for the benefit of those who matter most - their customers.
December 5, 2019
Eaze Into Observability
Join us to learn how Eaze reduced the costs of running their service and increased customer happiness all at the same time.
August 21, 2019
Never Alone On-call
Switch from deep query to a trace waterfall view and spot outliers with Honeycomb BubbleUp heat-maps - these make debugging effortless and dare we say fun?
June 19, 2019
What Does it Mean to Observe and Debug in 'Hi-Res'?
A number of Honeycomb features have been released throughout spring 2019 that, collectively, we like to say deliver “hi-res” across the Engineering and DevOps lifecycle. What do we mean?
July 10, 2019
A New Framework for An Observability Maturity Model
Everyone is talking about "observability", but mapping out a game plan to get there has not yet been clearly defined.
May 29, 2019
Bubble-Up to Spot Outliers in Production
Use BubbleUp to select outliers on the heatmap and drill down to all related fields in that data. It will help you understand which part of the code is misbehaving.
April 24, 2019
See The Trace? Discover Errors, Latency & More Across Distributed Systems
Quickly identify where there are errors or latency in your code or service, even within 3rd party services you use.
March 29, 2019
De-stress Debugging Triggers, Feature Flags & Fast Query
Curtail performance issues and reduce customer impact with the right tools to better understand production systems, right now.
February 27, 2019
Instrument Better for a Happy Debugging Team
With Honeycomb, a little instrumentation will give vast insights as soon as you ingest your data. With Honeycomb Beelines, we take the heavy lifting out of instrumenting.
February 6, 2019
Code with Confidence: Instrument for Your Future Debugging Self
Brian Dawson and Michael Wilde chat about CI/CD and o11y: how o11y lets teams continuously integrate, continuously deliver... and continuously improve software with better code and better practices.
October 18, 2018
Master Your Tracing with Charity and Wilde
Better software can be built when we know how it truly behaves when real uses interact with it. Charity Majors and Michael Wilde team up to show how events + distributed tracing make that possible.