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Cloud Native Denver

  • Code Talent 3412 Blake Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States (map)

Introduction to Prometheus


Prometheus is the defacto system for monitoring the performance and behavior of your containerized application and Kubernetes clusters. The second project admitted to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation right behind Kubernetes, Prometheus is regarded as a powerful and easy to get started solution for observing Kubernetes and the application contained within. Join us as we explore the solution that Prometheus provides with respect to high-performance metrics storage, service discovery in a highly dynamic container orchestration system and visualization of your metrics using Grafana. We will also cover the importance of instrumenting your applications using Prometheus client libraries and the visibility you will gain.


  • 6-6:15: Welcome/pizza/sponsor shoutouts
  • 6:15-6:30: Hiring/Looking/News
  • 6:30-8:00: Main Talk

Lovisa Bio:
Lovisa Svallingson, Software Engineer at

Lovisa Svallingson is a software engineer based in Denver, CO. Currently, she is working for an internal startup within CA Technologies called Fresh Tracks, a container monitoring tool built on top of Prometheus. When she is not in front of her computer programming, you're likely to find her hiking with her dog, spending time with friends, or cooking.

Bob Bio:
Bob Cotton, Co-Founder, and CTO at

Bob Cotton is a co-founder of, a Kubernetes and Prometheus focused monitoring startup. Mr. Cotton bleeds observability based on 22 years designing, architecting, building and running distributed SaaS solutions. Infrastructure and application metrics, full-stack distributed tracing and big-data data analysis pipelines are his tools of choice to provide insight into all aspects of the business. When he is not herding cats Bob enjoys skiing, camping, and brewing beer.

Information about Cloud Native Denver

As a Cloud Engineering Manager said to me recently, “Kubernetes has won. Everyone else just has yet to realize they’ve lost.” Come find out why!

If you’re a dev who has just been told that your job description now includes “ops,” you live in the cloud or are just cloud-curious, this meetup will get you acquainted with the open source technologies driving the future of deployment and instrumentation.

Each third Wednesday of the month we’ll be exploring the technologies that are part of the Cloud Native Foundation: Kubernetes, Envoy, Prometheus, and more, along with complementary topics like Docker, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.

Earlier Event: May 14
Domain-Driven Design Denver
Later Event: May 17