AWS provides great application and infrastructure monitoring tools like AWS CloudTrail and EventBridge. EventBridge is a serverless event bus service that uses the Amazon CloudWatch Events API and other functionalities to ingest events from your AWS services as well as your own applications. CloudTrail, on the other hand, records user activities and API usage within your AWS services. So when a user or an external system makes a call to an AWS API in your AWS account, AWS emits a CloudTrail event.

There are many tools that help with collecting and visualizing AWS events and metrics, but they don’t make the connections to other changes in other layers of your stack. Your system and service performance are impacted when you deploy a new change to production—a change within your AWS account, a state change in Kubernetes, or a code change in your CI/CD pipelines. This lack of context makes root cause analysis of operational issues slow and frustrating.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Access AWS change events and metrics for troubleshooting common issues
  • Quickly associate performance issues with AWS infrastructure changes 
  • Expand beyond AWS to connect resource changes in K8s and code changes in GitLab

Chris Shellenbarger

Developer Relations Leader - CtrlStack

Chris Shellenbarger is a Developer Relations leader at CtrlStack. He works closely with the DevOps community to help developers and operators adopt new technologies and paradigms, specifically observability and change intelligence practices.


Head of Customer Success - CtrlStack

Jason Goocher leads the Customer Success team at CtrlStack. He has built a strong passion for customer empathy, knowledge sharing, and creating world-class team cultures throughout his 10 years in the SaaS startup space. Jason is a proud husband and father to 3 young boys. Born and raised in Austin, TX, Jason enjoys bbq, watching football, and creating amazing memories for those around him.