As an industry, we’ve made big strides in working within complexity in microservices: we build in observability with OpenTelemetry standards. But what about client-side? This is the most inscrutable part of our system, because it runs on anyone’s computer. The client has the most complex asynchronous activity, because it responds to user interactions. How does observability help there? Jess will talk about the current state of front-end observability on the web, and what we can hope for in the near future.
Principal Developer Evangelist @honeycombio
Jessica Kerr (@jessitron on twitter) is fascinated by how software doesn’t get easier as she gets better at it: it gets harder, and also more valuable. Jessitron has developed software in Java, C, TypeScript, Clojure, Scala, and Ruby. She keynoted software conferences in Europe, the US, and Australia. She ran workshops on Systems Thinking (with Kent Beck) and Domain Driven Design (with Eric Evans). Now she works at Honeycomb, making complexity navigable with observability. Find her at jessitron.com, or systemsthinking.dev, or at home in St. Louis, MO.