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.
CTO @Honeycombio, Previously engineer & manager @Facebook @Parse & @Linden Lab
Charity is the cofounder and CTO at honeycomb.io, 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.