Companies increasingly turn to Platform Engineering to help scale their development teams and increase engineer efficiency. But how do platforms really work? Who should build them? And is Platform Engineering overly focused on the technology? In this track, we go behind the scenes with the teams building platforms to understand how they set others up for success, work with their customers, measure their progress, and adapt to new challenges.
We'll look at platforms in the broader context of Developer Efficiency and explore how leading companies are helping their engineers avoid bottlenecks and friction. While there will be a lot of stories of how things went well, expect a few tales of unexpected trouble and bumps in the road too. This isn't the "how to do Kubernetes" track, it's the "does Kubernetes even address any of our current engineering pain points" track.
From this track
Curating a Developer Experience - A Hands-on Guide for Platform Engineers
The DevOps and SRE community is awash with discussions about product-focused platform teams. Teams not only manage their platforms, pipelines and tooling as a product. But, helping development teams go fast by reducing time to market and operational complexity.
Principal Platform Engineer @Flutter
A Platform Engineering Journey: Copy and Paste Deployments to Full GitOps
Jemma Hussein Allen's career has evolved from a web developer at a small media company to a platform engineering leader at a large multinational organisation. The journey hasn't always been smooth, but there was certainly much to learn.
Jemma Hussein Allen
Platform Engineering Technical Lead With Over 19 Years Experience in Software, Systems, and Platform Engineering
The Time Is Now: Delight Your Developers with User-Centric Platforms & Practices
Details coming soon.
Engineering Manager of the Developer Experience Group @Nexthink, Holds a PhD in Logic Synthesis
Building Your First Platform Team in a Fast Growing Startup
Platform Engineering is all about improving developer experience. It’s about accelerating and empowering developers to deliver more product value faster over time. Which makes it the perfect investment for a fast growing startup! But where do you start? And what tradeoffs do you need to make?
PAL DevEx @Kognic, CNCF Ambassador & Speaker
When DevOps Runs Its Course - We Need PaaR
In this talk, Aviran will describe how http://Wix.com is pushing this trend even further to build its own Platform as a Runtime (PaaR) infrastructure that allows developers to develop faster, better with higher quality.
VP Engineering @Wix
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