Christopher Judd!

Trusted Technical Adviser and Talent Developer

Christopher Judd is CTO and partner at Manifest Solutions (, an international speaker, Java Champion, an open source evangelist, and the Central Ohio Java Users Group ( leader.  He is an accomplished writer having co-authored Beginning Groovy and Grails (Apress, 2008), Enterprise Java Development on a Budget (Apress, 2003) and Pro Eclipse JST (Apress, 2005) as well as the author of the children’s book “Bearable Moments”.  Based in Columbus Ohio, he has spent over 20 years architecting and developing software for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups across various industries including insurance, health care, education, retail, government, manufacturing, service, and transportation.  Mr. Judd spends most of his time consulting while continuing to focus on mentoring and training in Java, mobile and related technologies.

Enterprise Observability with OpenTelemetry

Enterprise applications are complex. A transaction starting in the browser will go through proxies, api gateways, security appliances, application performance monitoring tools, logs, microservices and more microservices. Historically there has been no standard way to get observability and traceability between all the enterprise components. Each product and framework has it's own proprietary way of identifying a transaction making it difficult if not impossible to stitch together a complete picture of a transaction. This is changing with the introduction of the W3C Trace Context standard and the open source initiative of OpenTelemetry. In this session, you will learn how using Trace Context, OpenTelemetry and other open source and commercial products can improve your observability to help you better triage production issues, improve performance, be proactive and make your users happier.

Time: 3:40 PM

Room: Live Stream