Open source ELK with OpenSearch

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In this talk, we will explain the background and history of ELK and how open source is changing for the worse.

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In this talk, we will explain the background and history of ELK and how open source is changing for the worse. This is very relevant to the users of CNCF projects and how it will impact the technologies they use. We will go into detail about the OpenSearch community, contributors, the roadmap, and key features which are coming down the line. We will also show a demo!

📍 Date: Tuesday, October 26th @ 10 am PST to 11:00 am PST (1:00 - 2:00 pm EST)


🔶 Jonah Kowall, CTO (

Jonah Kowall is a computer scientist and open-source contributor committing code to observability projects such as OpenSearch, Jaeger, and OpenTelemetry. Throughout 15 years as a practitioner and manager across startups and large enterprises specialized in operations, security, and performance. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on monitoring and observability, speaking and writing research globally for IT leaders and CIOs. In 2015 Jonah joined AppDynamics driving corporate development, product strategy, and vision. In 2020 Jonah joined as CTO leading engineering, product strategy, and partnership for their open-source-based SaaS observability platform.

🔶 Eli Fisher, Lead Product Manager (AWS)

Eli Fisher is the Senior Product Manager for OpenSearch at AWS. Eli was with the AWS team that launched Open Distro for Elasticsearch and has a long history of working with database and analytics software. When not working, he enjoys hiking and running through the many parks in the Pittsburgh area. You can find him on Twitter @EliRFisher


🔶 Dr. Marco Massenzio is Sr. Principal Architect (Adobe - Experience Platform)

Dr. Marco Massenzio has a deep technical understanding of Cloud-based Enterprise software development, building massively scalable Enterprise Software, both at Google and Apple, as well as high-growth startups. He currently spends a significant portion of his time (including his spare time) writing code in Java / Python / C++ on Linux and MacOS, with a deep interest in DevOps issues (fully automated deployment, scalability, and availability) using well-established CI/CD principles.

Sponsored: A giant THANK YOU to the team at Zelarsoft and Weaveworks for supporting and arranging this month’s meetup!

Thanks also to our organizers Josh Hurst, Stacey Potter, Vasu Maganti, and Thu Vuong for their ongoing support.

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