SREing Toward Platform Engineering: What Happens When SREs Succeed?
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Our industry is changing rapidly as tools advance and processes and velocity increase. We have to look at this change through the lens of how we can continue to engineer reliability and velocity. While SRE emphasizes “reliability,” there's also an implied efficiency in increasing our ability to scale the engineering and velocity for releasing services.

Why is this important? Now more than ever, there is greater focus on efficiency, value and being able to show why humans matter. We need to be conscious of the world we’re in, whether you’re progressing toward SRE, doing SRE or maturing into platform engineering. This session will speak to all of our journeys on this path to maturing our ability to rapidly deliver resilient reliable services.

In this session we’ll cover the basics of the SRE journey from starting, doing and evolving SRE into platform engineering. SRE starts with reliability, but then moves into much more difficult topics like capacity planning, optimization, securing the software supply chain and advancing enginering capabilities (anything we haven't thought of yet). This session will give everyone from individual contributors to leaders a roadmap to show that their organization is optimizing, providing value and, most importantly, setting itself up to provide value in the future.

Top things to take away from this session:

  • What is SRE/platform engineering?
  • What is the roadmap to success look like for SRE and platform engineering? How does SRE transform into platform engineering?
  • How to empower your journey to SRE and platform engineering
Marc Velasco