Perils, Pitfalls and Pratfalls of Platform Engineering

Platform engineering isn’t supposed to be just another name for SRE, DevOps, infrastructure, or backend software engineering teams; but if you aren’t careful, that’s what you’ll get. Let’s talk about how platform engineering teams are different from other engineering teams, and some of the ways they run into traps and other troubles.


Charity Majors

CTO @Honeycombio, Previously engineer & manager @Facebook @Parse & @Linden Lab

Charity is the cofounder and CTO at, which pioneered observability. She has worked at companies like Facebook, Parse, and Linden Lab as an engineer and manager, but always seems to end up responsible for the databases. She loves free speech, free software and single malts.

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Thursday Jun 15 / 04:10PM EDT ( 50 minutes )


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