Platforms, People & Process; Delivering Great Developer Experiences

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

Session Platform Engineering

When DevOps Runs Its Course - We Need Platform as a Runtime

Wednesday Apr 10 / 10:35AM BST

In this talk, Aviran will describe how 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.

Speaker image - Aviran Mordo

Aviran Mordo

VP Engineering @Wix

Session Platform Engineering

Building Your First Platform Team in a Fast Growing Startup

Wednesday Apr 10 / 11:45AM BST

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?

Speaker image - Jessica Andersson

Jessica Andersson

PAL DevEx @Kognic, CNCF Ambassador & Speaker

Session Platform Engineering

A Platform Engineering Journey: Copy and Paste Deployments to Full GitOps

Wednesday Apr 10 / 01:35PM BST

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.

Speaker image - Jemma Hussein Allen

Jemma Hussein Allen

Platform Engineering Technical Lead With Over 19 Years Experience in Software, Systems, and Platform Engineering

Session Platform Engineering

The Time Is Now: Delight Your Developers with User-Centric Platforms & Practices

Wednesday Apr 10 / 02:45PM BST

In this talk, we delve into the transformative power of adopting a user-centric approach that is required across all stages of platform development: from understanding user needs and building the platform, to fostering adoption, offering support, and prioritising future enhancements. This holistic approach brings higher improvements in developer experience and productivity, both to the product developement teams and to the teams that build the platforms.

Speaker image - Ana Petkovska

Ana Petkovska

Engineering Manager of the Developer Experience Group @Nexthink, Holds a PhD in Logic Synthesis


Curating a Developer Experience - A Hands-on Guide for Platform Engineers

Wednesday Apr 10 / 03:55PM BST

The DevOps and SRE community is awash with discussions about product-focused platform teams. Teams manage their platforms, pipelines and tooling as a product. Helping development teams go fast by reducing time to market and operational complexity.

Speaker image - Andy Burgin

Andy Burgin

Principal Platform Engineer @Flutter UK & Ireland

Track Host

Daniel Bryant

Java Champion, Co-author of "Mastering API Architecture", Independent Technical Consultant, and InfoQ News Manager

Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and is also the News Manager at InfoQ and Emeritus Chair for QCon London. His current technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms and microservice implementations. Daniel is a leader within the London Java Community (LJC), contributes to several open source projects, writes for well-known technical websites such as InfoQ, O'Reilly, and DZone, and regularly presents at international conferences such as QCon, JavaOne, and Devoxx.

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