The art of monitoring

DISI Industrial Workshop
23 November 2023
Start time 
1:30 pm
Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)
Room A204
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
Target audience: 
University community
Contact details: 
DISI Communication Office
Davide Pedranz, Software Engineer at Bending Spoons


Monitoring is the art of knowing, precisely and in real-time if a system is running correctly in production. A well-implemented monitoring solution detects anomalies, spots problems before they affect the users, and helps find the root cause of performance issues, outages, and disruptions. Good monitoring is essential to run and scale modern backend systems successfully.

In this seminar, we will cover the monitoring basics with concrete examples from the real world. We will instrument and monitor a simple Python web application step-by-step using Prometheus and Grafana. At the end of the seminar, you will have all the knowledge needed to start monitoring your services.


13:30 - Welcome by dr. Marco Patrignani, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
13:35 - Company presentation
13:40 - Case study presented by Davide Pedranz, Software Engineer at Bending Spoons
14:10 - Skills for the future 
14:15 - Q&A session

About the Company

Bending Spoons. It’s a curious name, right? It’s from The Matrix, where the hero discovers that what seems impossible often isn't so. In 2013, when we were a punchy little start-up, the parallel was fitting.

Today, it’s more appropriate than ever.

That five-person start-up has become one of Europe’s leading tech companies - with 300+ bright, inspiring, and hard-working Spooners from over 35 countries. Our category-leading products - including Splice and Remini - have been downloaded half a billion times and delight millions of people every day.

Plenty has changed since our early days. But our mission remains steadfast. We’re still going all-out to make an enduring positive impact on our customers, on our fellow Spooners, and on society at large. And we’ve only just crossed the starting line on what we want to accomplish. 

An impossible mission? Maybe. We’re all-in on finding out.