Kubernetes / Observability / Sponsored

LIVE Q&A: How to Improve Developer Velocity on Kubernetes with Observability

20 Apr 2021 12:22pm, by
New Relic pancake and podcast panel on observability

The developer experience on Kubernetes is slowly improving, but it’s still far from ideal. Monitoring and debugging applications, in particular, is time-consuming and developers often rely on custom-built dashboards and code instrumentation. It can be difficult for developers to get the right metrics that help them troubleshoot changes and improve performance.

Pixie Labs, a startup acquired by New Relic in December, builds software tools to make observability easier and more useful for developers on Kubernetes. Open source Pixie uses eBPF to collect data from all layers of the stack — application, infrastructure and kernel layers — and pairs it with Kubernetes metadata to help pinpoint any performance issues within a cluster. Core to the developer experience is the ability to access and analyze the data using community-built, open source scripts or through an existing observability tool. The promise for developers is the ability to access actionable application performance data with a single CLI command.

What is the best approach to improving developer velocity on Kubernetes and how does observability fit in? Join The New Stack on Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time as we go beyond the batter and into what matters for a LIVE Pancake & Podcast Q&A with our sponsor New Relic on how developers can get the most out of an observability platform on Kubernetes.

The New Stack founder and publisher Alex Williams will lead a roundtable discussion with our guests:

Join us for a short stack with The New Stack and New Relic and bring your questions about how to make observability work for you!

Tweet a photo of your pancakes to @TheNewStack or ask our panelists a question on the TNS YouTube channel during the live discussion and enter to win a custom chef’s apron and hat from The New Stack!


In concert with our virtual pancake & podcast breakfast with New Relic, The New Stack will hold a random drawing to select a winner for a custom apron featuring The New Stack logo.

Anyone may enter the contest starting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, by tweeting a question to The New Stack’s Twitter handle, @thenewstack before or during the virtual pancake breakfast and podcasts. Anyone who sends us a question will receive a form to enter into a random drawing to win. Anyone may also enter the drawing here.

The New Stack never has and never will share your personal information and will only use your email for the purposes of contacting the winner.

The likelihood of winning will depend on the total number of entrants, estimated to be in the 1/20 to 1/200 range.

The New Stack will choose a winner after the virtual event takes place, no later than May 30, 2021, through a random drawing of all entries. The winner will be notified via the email address they provide. We will send an apron to any location within North America. Winners located outside of North America will instead receive an Amazon gift card of equal value ($50).

Address questions about the event or sweepstakes to [email protected]