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Welcome to Platform Engineers Dallas!

This is a group for engineers to learn and discuss all things internal tooling, platform teams and internal developer platforms. Every week, we interview some of the best DevOps minds in the industry.

We recently launched our new home, where you can find expert talk recordings, platform tooling resources and links to upcoming events. Check it out at https://platformengineering.org/

Our Slack community is the largest dedicated platform engineering community out there. If you want to dive deeper and connect with other platform nerds 👉 join here!

If you would like to speak at one of our meetups, use this form to submit a talk request.

Good to have you onboard!

Upcoming events (4+)

PlatformCon 2023 Day 1

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**STREAM LINK WILL BE PUBLISHED 09:00 AM (CDT TIME ZONE) ON JUNE 8th**

#PlatformCon2023 INCOMING! ☄️ Very soon the top DevOps and platform engineering leaders will meet on one virtual stage for just two days. As a reminder, this is a free conference for and about platform engineering, born to celebrate our awesome community of 15k+ platform engineers 🔥

Join our kick-off event by tuning into YouTube live on Thursday, June 8th at 10:00 am CDT. Then head to the Platform Engineering Slack channel to chat with other attendees and guest speakers in our live Q&As.

Wanna know the best part? All talks are pre-recorded, so you’ll be able to watch at your own pace.

PlatformCon 2023 talks delivered by platform engineering professionals will cover five tracks:

  • TECH. Dive deep into the technical backbone of developer platforms. This track explores how platform teams solve specific problems with specific tools–from Kubernetes to IaC, service catalogs to GitOps.
  • IMPACT. Discover the impact and business value platform engineering initiatives deliver. Hear C-level perspectives on how their platform impacts key metrics and learn how practitioners secure executive buy-in.
  • BLUEPRINTS. Explore tried and true platform blueprints and reference architectures. These talks uncover key design considerations and explore how to effectively combine tools for your developer platform.
  • CULTURE. Developer platforms don’t live in a vacuum. They’re built by engineers for other engineers. This track discusses the cultural aspects of platform engineering, from product management to how it relates to DevOps and SRE.
  • STORIES. Learn from practitioners who built platforms for real-life enterprise use cases. These talks showcase the platform journey–from initial steps to building and rolling out across the engineering organization.

AUDIENCE - who should join?
Platform Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, System Engineers, Infrastructure Kubernetes Administrators, Technical Architects, Application Developers with a DevOps affinity, and Technical Management.

Event website: https://platformcon.com/
Join the Slack community: https://platformengineering.org/slack-rd

PlatformCon 2023 Day 1

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4 attendees from 2 groups hosting

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**STREAM LINK WILL BE PUBLISHED 09:00 AM (CDT TIME ZONE) ON JUNE 8th**
#PlatformCon2023 INCOMING! ☄️ Very soon the top DevOps and platform engineering leaders will meet on one virtual stage for just two days. As a reminder, this is a free conference for and about platform engineering, born to celebrate our awesome community of 15k+ platform engineers 🔥
Join our kick-off event by tuning into YouTube live on Thursday, June 8th at 10:00 am CDT. Then head to the Platform Engineering Slack channel to chat with other attendees and guest speakers in our live Q&As.
Wanna know the best part? All talks are pre-recorded, so you’ll be able to watch at your own pace.
PlatformCon 2023 talks delivered by platform engineering professionals will cover five tracks:

  • TECH. Dive deep into the technical backbone of developer platforms. This track explores how platform teams solve specific problems with specific tools–from Kubernetes to IaC, service catalogs to GitOps.
  • IMPACT. Discover the impact and business value platform engineering initiatives deliver. Hear C-level perspectives on how their platform impacts key metrics and learn how practitioners secure executive buy-in.
  • BLUEPRINTS. Explore tried and true platform blueprints and reference architectures. These talks uncover key design considerations and explore how to effectively combine tools for your developer platform.
  • CULTURE. Developer platforms don’t live in a vacuum. They’re built by engineers for other engineers. This track discusses the cultural aspects of platform engineering, from product management to how it relates to DevOps and SRE.
  • STORIES. Learn from practitioners who built platforms for real-life enterprise use cases. These talks showcase the platform journey–from initial steps to building and rolling out across the engineering organization.

AUDIENCE - who should join?
Platform Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, System Engineers, Infrastructure Kubernetes Administrators, Technical Architects, Application Developers with a DevOps affinity, and Technical Management.
Event website: https://platformcon.com/
Join the Slack community: https://platformengineering.org/slack-rd

PlatformCon 2023 Day 2

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**STREAM LINK WILL BE PUBLISHED 09:00 AM (CDT TIME ZONE) ON JUNE 9th**

#PlatformCon2023 INCOMING! ☄️ Very soon the top DevOps and platform engineering leaders will meet on one virtual stage for just two days. As a reminder, this is a free conference for and about platform engineering, born to celebrate our awesome community of 15k+ platform engineers 🔥

Join our kick-off event by tuning into YouTube live on Friday, June 9th at 10:00 am CDT. Then head to the Platform Engineering Slack channel to chat with other attendees and guest speakers in our live Q&As.

Wanna know the best part? All talks are pre-recorded, so you’ll be able to watch at your own pace.

PlatformCon 2023 talks delivered by platform engineering professionals will cover five tracks:

  • TECH. Dive deep into the technical backbone of developer platforms. This track explores how platform teams solve specific problems with specific tools–from Kubernetes to IaC, service catalogs to GitOps.
  • IMPACT. Discover the impact and business value platform engineering initiatives deliver. Hear C-level perspectives on how their platform impacts key metrics and learn how practitioners secure executive buy-in.
  • BLUEPRINTS. Explore tried and true platform blueprints and reference architectures. These talks uncover key design considerations and explore how to effectively combine tools for your developer platform.
  • CULTURE. Developer platforms don’t live in a vacuum. They’re built by engineers for other engineers. This track discusses the cultural aspects of platform engineering, from product management to how it relates to DevOps and SRE.
  • STORIES. Learn from practitioners who built platforms for real-life enterprise use cases. These talks showcase the platform journey–from initial steps to building and rolling out across the engineering organization.

AUDIENCE - who should join?
Platform Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, System Engineers, Infrastructure Kubernetes Administrators, Technical Architects, Application Developers with a DevOps affinity, and Technical Management.

Event website: https://platformcon.com/
Join the Slack community: https://platformengineering.org/slack-rd

PlatformCon: Tops and flops

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Every movie has it’s army of critics. PlatformCon will too. Join the recap session co-moderated by Luca Galante and David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief at SD Times, to overlook the tops and flops of the conference together with a couple of PlatformCon speakers.

Some of the topics they will explore:
- Highlights and lowlights from the talks and the Platform Engineering community
- Lessons learned and trends spotted
- Community prize for the most active contributor

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Co-moderator
David Rubinstein
Editor-in-Chief at SD Times
As Editor-in-chief he covers news and analysis of events and trends in the development industry, on and in SD Times monthly magazine. He is also a host of "What the Dev?" podcast

Disclaimer: We use Zoom for the webinar stream. The link to the webinar will be sent upon your registration to your email.

Past events (74)

Platform Reference Architecture on GCP for enterprise-grade IDPs

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