Tutorial: 16:20-17:50 (English)

OpenTelemetry Workshop

OpenTelemetry is a CNCF open-source project. It can help you analyze your software’s performance and behavior by generating, collecting, and exporting telemetry data from your application. OpenTelemetry is getting more and more attention as it becomes the industry standard for distributed tracing and observability.

With more than 50 repositories on GitHub and a bunch of SDKs and APIs, it can look overwhelming, but once you understand the different components it is built of, it can be powerful and easy to use.

This session will introduce the fundamentals of OpenTelemetry and how to use it to get traces from your app. We will build an application, instrument it with OpenTelemetry, and analyze it on a UI backend.

After this session, you will understand how to add auto instrumentation to get distributed traces from your code, collect and present them on a backend UI, and analyze them to debug your application.


  • Basic knowledge of python
  • Laptop


Participants should have a working Docker setup and prepare the workshop by following these instructions:

  1. Clone https://github.com/epsagon/opentelemetry-workshop
    git clone https://github.com/epsagon/opentelemetry-workshop
  2. Change to directory
    cd opentelemtry-workshop
  3. Build images
    docker-compose build
  4. Pull images
    docker-compose pull

Then you can start all services with docker-compose up.

Note: On Apple Silicon Macs you may need to disable “Use containerd for pulling and storing images” under the “Features in development” section in the settings of your Docker Desktop Dashboard.

Osher Vaknin

Osher is an R&D team leader at Cisco. Osher and his team are major contributors to the OpenTelemetry project, the biggest observability project today. For the last two years, Osher’s job is to make developers’ lives easier.