The industry is raving about the new hotness and rise of Platform Engineering. But is it really new? The popularity of building developer and runtime platforms is on the rise and the momentum only gathers pace as we continue to stand on the shoulders of giants such as cloud orchestration tooling, pushing tech further down the stack as commodity, and turnings practices around reliability, scalability, and security to be broadly accessible in day-to-day development. However, Platform Engineering has existed for decades and with that we can learn many lessons and approaches, that in turn give strong indications about where we are headed in the next few years.
In this talk, Crystal will draw on practically applied `lessons learned` from successfully rolling out developer runtime platforms at the BBC, Condé Nast, and most recently at Snyk: a unicorn start up in the DevSecOps space.
Senior Director of Engineering @Snyk
Crystal is currently Senior Director of Engineering at Snyk, overseeing their Platform Infrastructure, Developer Experience, and SRE teams.
She has two decades in the Technology industry spending the majority of her career in the Tech, Media, and Publishing sectors. The majority of her career has been as a hands-on software engineer with more than 15 years experience tackling the challenges of building complex system architectures, infrastructure, and building internal runtime developer platforms to help businesses scale. She’s a resilience engineering advocate and long-time practitioner and advocate of Lean, XP, and DevOps practices to create a successful engineering culture.