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How Paul Osman thinks about long-term strategies, open telemetry, and the value of boring systems

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More and more teams are developing software, rushing to embrace new ways to stay current and competitive. But, according to Paul Osman, Staff Platform Engineer at Honeycomb, the best systems are actually pretty boring. If you’ve got a system that’s working for you, why mess with it?

That might make Osman sound like he’s content with legacy solutions, but that’s far from the case. When it comes to Ops, SDKs, and libraries, Osman looks for the best possible solution for the use case as well as the team, encouraging engineers to thoughtfully consider all their options.

At Honeycomb, he’s been tasked with developing a long-term strategy for client libraries and SDKs. In a previous role as a Senior Engineering Manager at Under Armour, he led infrastructure teams, specifically focusing on Kubernetes and microservices.

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