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Advancing Open Source Observability for the DevOps Community, one podcast episode at a time.

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OpenObservability Talks is designed to elevate the conversation around the power of open source technologies and to advance observability initiatives for DevOps professionals around the world.

Join our monthly podcast, which features thought leaders and key contributors to Jaeger, OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, and other open source ecosystem projects, who share their best practices, use-cases and vision for observability.

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about the hosts


Jonah Kowall

Jonah Kowall a computer scientist and open source contributor. 15 years as an end user across startups and enterprises specializing on security and operations. In 2011 joined Gartner as a Research VP focused on observability research and advice for IT leaders and CIOs. In 2015 Jonah joined AppDynamics leading product strategy, after Cisco acquired AppDynamics he joined Kentik as CTO to set and execute the product vision and strategy. In 2020 Jonah joined Logz.io as CTO to drive strategy and ecosystem for their open source based SaaS observability solution.


Dotan Horovits

Dotan lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as a software developer, a solutions architect and a product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud computing, big data solutions, DevOps practices and more.

Dotan is an avid advocate of open source software, open standards and communities. Dotan is an advocate of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and organizes the local CNCF chapter in Tel-Aviv, among others.

Currently working as a developer advocate at Logz.io, Dotan evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as ELK stack, Prometheus, Grafana, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.