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Leading with the Platform: A Platform Engineering Approach to Tech Debt


Room Qu4a

Tuesday, April 11th 2023
1:30 PM—2:30 PM EST

Platform teams, SREs, tool teams, DevOps…we are the stage crew of a software company: we’re only noticed when we mess up.

This talk is about how platform teams have the potential to be proactive and lead projects across engineering so that things can be addressed they break, thereby reducing tech debt before it’s accrued, and they can be noticed for something positive for a change.

We’ll be talking about company objectives, data, thinking like a product manager, and how it benefits the company as a whole if other teams can get into the act and to pick up some of the platform team’s work.

Jess Mink
Senior Director of Platform Engineering, Honeycomb.io