Mark your calendars, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! SPOTCon 2023, the premier event in application development and observability, will be taking place on March 2nd, 2023. Join us as we embark on a journey to explore the latest and greatest in the industry. 

We’ve taken it up a notch with a great lineup of industry-leading experts who are ready to share their insights and experiences. At SPOTCon, we’re committed to creating the ultimate community event for developers, where you can connect with like-minded individuals and learn about cutting-edge solutions that drive digital transformation. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow your skills, network with experts, and stay ahead of the game.

This year, we’ve gathered the best and brightest speakers from across the country to share their knowledge and insights on the latest developments in application development and observability. Whether you’re an experienced developer or just starting out, you’re sure to leave inspired and empowered. With a diverse lineup of industry leaders and experts, you’ll have the chance to broaden your horizons and take your skills to the next level.

Austin Parker

Get ready for a unique experience at SPOTcon 2023 as Austin Parker takes the stage! With a background of both causing and solving computer problems, Austin is a seasoned expert in the field of observability. From his time as an SRE and DevOps Engineer to his current role as an OpenTelemetry maintainer and community manager, Austin has gained a wealth of knowledge that he will be sharing at the event. As an author, event organizer, and public speaker, Austin promises to deliver an informative and entertaining session, making him a not-to-be-missed speaker at SPOTcon 2023.

Jessica Kerr

Get inspired and learn from one of the top minds in software development! Jessica Kerr, Manager of the Developer Relations team at, is a multi-talented speaker and author who shares her expertise on a wide range of topics, from observability and systems thinking to domain-driven design and functional programming. With years of experience and a passion for sharing her knowledge, Jess is a must-see speaker at conferences and events across the world. Don’t miss your chance to learn from the best, and stay ahead of the curve with Jessica Kerr.

Keval Bhogayata

Meet Keval Bhogayata, a seasoned software developer and DevOps Engineer with over 4 years of professional experience. Keval’s passion for technology and writing shines through in his work as a senior developer at Middleware Labs Pvt. Ltd. and as a tech content writer. With his expertise in software development and DevOps, Keval is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and informative content that helps others stay ahead of the game. We look forward to his keynote presentation.

Nicolas Frankel

Get to know Nicolas Fränkel, a highly experienced Developer Advocate based in Genève, Switzerland. Nicolas is currently serving as a Developer Advocate for Apache APISIX, bringing over 15 years of experience in consulting for a diverse range of customers across industries such as telecoms, banking, insurance, retail, and the public sector.  

As an expert in Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, Nicolas has a keen interest in Rich Internet Applications, testing, CI/CD, and DevOps. His vast experience and passion for technology make him a valuable asset to any organization.  

In addition to his consulting skills, Nicolas is also a skilled trainer and accomplished author of technical books. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table and is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and helping others stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving tech landscape. His valuable insights and expertise are sure to knock your socks off.

Alayshia Knighten

Introducing Alayshia Knighten, a dynamic Manager of Onboarding Engineering at Honeycomb. With many years of experience in the DevOps realm, Alayshia is an expert in enhancing technical and team-related experiences while educating customers on their journey with and beyond observability.  

With a passion for solving complex problems and a deep understanding of the importance of connecting with customers on a personal level, Alayshia approaches her work with the goal of “Getting shit done while identifying how to accelerate at the person beyond the tooling.” She loves to meet people from all walks of life and is dedicated to delivering results that go beyond the tools and technology.  

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Alayshia bring her unique perspective and passion for DevOps at this year’s SPOTcon.

Sarah Morgan

Meet Sarah Morgan, a seasoned Senior Product Manager at TelemetryHub in the bustling city of Boston, Massachusetts. Sarah has honed her skills in the software industry for over 18 years, working with some of the top names in Boston’s startup scene. Her engaging personality and wealth of knowledge make her a sought-after speaker at Product School. Sarah also lends her expertise as a secret weapon to as a product strategy consultant.

Sarah’s educational background is just as impressive as her professional achievements. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Eckerd College, a Master of Science in Innovation from Northeastern University, and an MBA from Northeastern – talk about a triple threat! We look forward to her discussion at SPOTcon 2023.