Melbourne Scala: Mon March 27: Tristan Penman on Distributed Tracing

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Ben Hutchison

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Mar 14, 2017, 12:18:12 AM3/14/17
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Hi all,

This month Melbourne Scala will be hosted at a new CBD-based venue courtesy of the team at Zendesk. Zendesk Engineering Manager Bob Raman will be our venue host for the evening.

We'll be meeting in the Zendesk offices, 395 Collins Street, Melbourne, on Monday March 27th. Corner Queens and Collins St, enter via Queens St entrance, contact Ben on 0407 990 094 for help with building access. 

Arrive from 5:45pm for pizza, drinks and conversation, talks start at 6:30pm.

Tristan Penman, recently returned from a year working with Amazon in Seattle, will be presenting on "Distributed Traces using Zipkin and Akka-Tracing":


"It can be difficult to diagnose performance issues in micro-service architectures, where a single client request may depend upon many different services. This talk will introduce the concept of Distributed Tracing, a technique for understanding how a client request moves through a distributed architecture.

We’ll begin with a quick review of Google’s Dapper paper [https://research.google.com/pubs/pub36356.html], before looking at Zipkin, a distributed tracing tool that is heavily inspired by Dapper. Finally, we’ll look at how you can use a library called akka-tracing to collect traces from an Akka-based application."


As always, newcomers most welcome. Hope to see you there,

-Ben
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