Platform Engineering vs DevOps

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In the last few years we have seen a rise in the usage of the term Platform Engineering, but what does that actually mean and how does it compare to DevOps? In this talk I will present what these both mean to me as someone who has been a "DevOps" engineer and is now a Platform Engineer. I'll talk about the "Platform Engineering Iceberg" showing how what appears to be a simple term hides a mass of complexity and challenges. And to wrap it up I'll talk about Developer Experience and how that ties into all of this.


Dylan McCarthy

Lead Platform Engineer @ Mantel Group

Hi, my name is Dylan McCarthy and I am a Lead Platform Engineer at Mantel Group. I have been in IT since 2015 and worked across many roles from Software Development through to DevOps and now Platform Engineering. I am passionate about sharing knowledge about how we can improve the developer experience for all engineers.

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