Midwest JS

Todd Gardner

Observable Systems at SmartThings with TrackJS

SmartThings is a platform that connects users with multiple third-party applications. Like many modern systems, we depend on many systems we cannot control. By examining client-side errors in our configuration editor, we can see who is having problems in- and out-side of our platform. Using TrackJS monitoring tools as the linchpin to tie together observability metrics, SmartThings was able to grow platform partnerships by understanding third-party outages, exceptions, and misconfigurations in real-time. Learn how you can combine observability tools, like TrackJS, to build metrics unique to your system problems.

Observable Systems at SmartThings with TrackJS

SmartThings is a platform that connects users with multiple third-party applications. Like many modern systems, we depend on many systems we cannot control. By examining client-side errors in our configuration editor, we can see who is having problems in- and out-side of our platform. Using TrackJS monitoring tools as the linchpin to tie together observability metrics, SmartThings was able to grow platform partnerships by understanding third-party outages, exceptions, and misconfigurations in real-time. Learn how you can combine observability tools, like TrackJS, to build metrics unique to your system problems.

The Developers Guide to Promoting Yourself

A few years ago, I had an idea to make the web better. It was going to be great, and I had the team to build it. Nine months of late nights and lost weekends later, we launched it! The problem: no one cared. A brilliant project isn't enough. I had to spread my vision, which was difficult for a developer like me. I learned quickly that even the best ideas needed to be sold. I had to build an audience, tell a story, and win over customers. Join me for a developer's guide to marketing. I'll share hard-fought lessons on page design, social networking, advertising, and analytics that will help you bring your ideas to the world.

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