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“Platform Engineering” is the latest buzzword in the modern software engineering world.

June 27-29, 2023 Conference
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Join us at the Barbican in London this June

With a conference for every level of engineering leadership, find a community that will help you reach your career goals.

It is the discipline of designing and building toolchains and workflows that enable self-service capabilities for software engineering organizations in the cloud-native era. The holy grail for platform engineering today is to achieve the most effective “Internal Developer Platform” that enables the rest of the developers in the company to be as effective as possible. Can this job be accomplished with engineering skills alone? In this session, We will discuss how to build an engineering platform that your engineers will actually want to use. We will go over common product practices to use when building the developer platform, and also the importance of making sure your IDP actually helps the developers to build the company’s products faster and better. We will define the role of the PPM (platform product manager), and the importance he plays in making sure our platform is not a glorified Rube Goldberg machine.

In this session you will learn:

- What is platform engineering? Isn’t it just a new name for DevOps?

- What makes an IDP and a platform team successful?

- Who is the platform PM (PPM)? why he is important? How do I convince my head of product we need one?

- Practices you can use to build a successful platform, and pitfalls to avoid.