Henrik Rexed, a cloud native advocate at Dynatrace, delves into the intricacies of event-driven observability using OpenTelemetry. With a rich background in performance engineering, he shares valuable insights and practical knowledge, emphasizing the importance of context and metadata in traces. The discussion covers the journey of instrumenting code, challenges in trace propagation in event-driven architectures, and the trade-offs between different tracing approaches. Henrik also provides best practices for implementing observability, advocating for a vendor-agnostic approach, and active community engagement.