* a basic understanding of Prometheus would help understand the design decisions behind Loki
* Learn about how to connect the different pillars of observability (metrics, logs and traces) to have a seamless production incident debugging workflow.
* Learn about the trend in log aggregation: Index free systems, with Loki as an implementation of the idea.
* Learn about how you can get more out of your installed Prometheus.
Goutham Veeramachaneni is a developer from India who started his journey as an infra intern at a large company where he worked on deploying Prometheus. After that initial encounter, he started contributing to Prometheus and interned with CoreOS, working on Prometheus' new storage engine. He is now a maintainer for TSDB, the engine behind Prometheus 2.0. He now works at Grafana Labs on open-source observability tools. When not hacking away, he is on his bike adding miles and hurting his bum.