Presented by: Splunk

How Synthetic Monitoring Helped Us Make, and Break an RPG Game

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Splunk

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Episode #25: How Synthetic Monitoring Helped Us Make, and Break an RPG Game

Chris Riley — Sr. Technology Advocate and Developer Relations, Splunk
Tetiana Kelly — Developer Advocate, Splunk

Being user obsessed is a key tenet in the practices of Observability and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), but having deep knowledge of how your application is working with your users is tricky. That is where Digital Experience Monitoring comes in. Join us as we explore how we used DEM and Synthetics to make, break and improve the quality of an RPG game. Discover how synthetics can bring you greater understanding of your users, and a unique way to optimize your game and plan for future functionality. In this webinar learn about:

  • What is Synthetics and Observability
  • Using synthetics to improve the quality of your app
  • How to approach observability for a single-page-app


Chris Riley

Sr. Technology Advocate and Developer Relations @ Splunk

Chris Riley (@hoardinginfo) is obsessed with bringing modern technologies, culture, and practices to tech-enabled enterprises.
As a bad-coder-turned-technology-advocate, Chris understands the challenges and needs of modern engineers, as well as how technology fits into the broader business goals of companies in a demanding high-tech world.
Chris speaks and engages with end-users regularly in the areas of Transformation, SRE, DevOps, SecOps, and App Dev. He works for Splunk as a Tech Advocate and is a regular speaker, contributor to industry blogs such as, and, and overall technical adviser. He is also the host of the podcast, Developers Eating the World, Dissecting DevOps, & Tech A’Sketch.

Tetiana Kelly

Developer Advocate @ Splunk

From being in front of the camera as a journalist to being behind the code as a developer. Tatiana’s coding journey started with a basic script to automate a manual task to a drive to use automation wherever possible. After several projects as a full-stack developer she decided to explore what happens after “it worked on my machine”. Now Tetiana is a DevRel advocate at Splunk. Helping developers realize the value of data in their dev practice via interactive technical content & thought leadership.