The presentation discusses the importance of observability in software development and the need for metrics and logging. It also touches on the relationship between chaos engineering and observability, as well as the role of end user involvement in the observability landscape.
- Observability involves writing things down, linking events, and extracting numbers to gain an overview of a system.
- Resurfacing old content and creating a public UI for observability systems can help promote end user involvement.
- Chaos testing is related to observability as it introduces more signals for observability.
- Cortex is a healthy project, but Grafana Labs decided to fork away from it and maintain its own thing.
- There is a need to separate chaos engineering and observability into a separate, focused group.
- End user involvement is crucial in the observability landscape, and they should voice their problems and work with others to solve them.
The speaker mentions that humanity has been using metrics and logging for centuries, from ships using log books to power grids and the internet. He also encourages end users to share their experiences and solutions through case studies and blog posts.