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APM Group

APM Group

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Backend Team members

Person Role
Matt Nohr Engineering Manager, Monitor APM
Reuben Pereira Backend Engineer, Monitor
Ryan Cobb Backend Engineer, Monitor
Adrien Kohlbecker Senior Backend Engineer, Monitor APM
David Wilkins Backend Engineer, Monitor

Frontend Team members

Person Role
Adriel Santiago Interim Frontend Engineering Manager, Monitor APM
Jose Ivan Vargas Frontend Engineer, Monitor APM
Dhiraj Bodicherla Senior Frontend Engineer, Monitor APM
Miguel B. Senior Frontend Engineer, Monitor APM

Stable counterparts

Person Role
Achilleas Pipinellis Technical Writer, Create, Package, Monitor, Secure, Defend
Amelia Bauerly Product Designer, Monitor & Package
Sarah Voegeli Senior Product Designer, Monitor & Package
Ahmad Sherif Site Reliability Engineer, Manage, Monitor & Configure
Amarbayar Amarsanaa Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Create, Plan, Monitor
D.H. Senior Product Manager, Monitor:APM
Sarah Waldner Product Manager, Monitor:Health
bg Product Marketing Manager, Monitoring, Create


The APM group is responsible for:

This team maps to the APM Group category and focuses on:

How to work with Monitoring

Adding new metrics to GitLab

The Monitor Group is responsible for providing the underlying libraries and tools to enable GitLab team-members to instrument their code. When adding new metrics, we need to consider a few facets: the impact on, customer deployments, and whether any default alerting rules should be provided.

Recommended process for adding new metrics:

  1. Open an issue in the desired project outlining the new metrics desired
  2. Label with the ~Monitoring label, and ping @gl-monitoring for initial review
  3. During implementation consider:
  4. The Prometheus naming and instrumentation guidelines
  5. Impact on cardinality and performance of Prometheus
  6. Whether any alerts should be created
  7. Assign to an available Monitor Group reviewer

Repos we own or use

Issue boards

Async Daily Standups

The purpose of our async standups is to allow every team member to have insight into what everyone else is doing and whether anyone is blocked and could use help. This should not be an exhaustive list of all of your tasks for the day, but rather a summary of the major deliverable you are hoping to achieve. All question prompts are optional. We use the geekbot slack plugin to automate our async standup in the #g_monitor_standup channel.

Recurring Meetings

While we try to keep our process pretty light on meetings, we do have a few recurring meetings to keep in sync and to keep our backlog in good shape. We hold the Monitor Group Weekly Meeting to discuss agenda items that have been added over the course of the week and to walk through our current issue board together.

There is also an optional Monitor Social Hour meeting every week. This call has no agenda and alternates times every other week to be more inclusive of team members in different time zones.

Monitor Stage PTO

Just like the rest of the company, we use PTO Ninja to track when team members are traveling, attending conferences, and taking time off. The easiest way to see who has upcoming PTO is to run the /ninja whosout command in the #g_monitor_standup slack channel. This will show you the upcoming PTO for everyone in that channel.