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Welcome to Platform Engineers Dublin!

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 now on 1k+ members - 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.

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Upcoming events (4)

From milestones to a continuous quality assurance flow – DevOps in industry

One of the biggest hurdles to implementing continuous delivery and DevOps in an industrial environment – dealing with milestones and macroscopic quality gates – can be overcome with a continuous quality assurance approach that applies the "green to green" and "shift left" paradigms not only to software, but also to non-software artifacts. In this webinar, Peter Fassbinder (Siemens) will share some insights from his extensive experience on how to tackle such a challenge.

In an industrial environment, software delivery requires much more than just working software. To formally release a change and deploy it into production requires many further non-software artifacts that cannot be covered by the continuous integration tool chain, no matter how sophisticated it is.

However, using the classical milestone and macroscopic quality gate process is no longer an option, as this limits the deployment frequency to values that are outside the range of the desired target. Therefore, a rethinking of the release process is required.

This presentation provides a new perspective on analyzing and tracking non-software quality criteria by introducing a continuous conformance concept. This concept applies the "green to green" and "shift left" paradigms – well established in the software space – also to the non-software artifacts required to release and deploy a software change. Combined with a continuous delivery pipeline, this results in a continuous quality assurance approach that also enables industrial enterprises to take advantage of the many opportunities and benefits that arise from continuous enhancements of their products and services while maintaining their high quality standards.

After a 30 minutes talk, there will be 15 minutes for Q&A. We’d like to encourage you to submit your questions in advance.

A recording of the webinar and related materials will be shared with webinar attendees afterwards.

Peter Fassbinder, Principal Expert for PLM Process Innovation at Siemens
Dr. Peter Fassbinder is Principal Expert for PLM Process Innovation at Siemens with over fifteen years hands-on experience in lean / agile and more than five years implementing continuous delivery and DevOps in industrial enterprises. Peter is passionate about driving innovation of PLM processes, organizations and ecosystems to new levels, and frequently shares his ideas and experiences as a speaker at international events.

How to reduce cloud complexity with open source Unikernels?

Online event

People might have heard that unikernels provide greater security and performance than containers and normal Linux VMs. But how exactly do unikernels work?
In this webinar, you will learn:

  • More about security and performance advantages of unikernels
  • How to build unikernels using free open source
  • How to deploy your first unikernel and gain the confidence to explore and integrate further.

After a 30 minutes talk, there will be 15 minutes for Q&A. We’d like to encourage you to submit your questions in advance.
A recording of the webinar and related materials will be shared with webinar attendees afterwards.
Ian Eyberg, CEO at NanoVMs
CEO, Ian Eyberg is the founder at NanoVMs, the maintainer of the open source Nanos/OPS unikernel toolchain. Ian was handed his first slackware floppies 25 years ago and hasn’t looked back. When not yelling at computers Ian tends to his personal library and has a minor addiction to cheap books on Amazon.

A step by step guide to platforming your delivery setup

Online event

It’s become clear by now that platforming is the next step in a team’s DevOps evolution. But how do we actually approach this? How do we structure the process to build your Internal Developer Platform? What are the choices we make along the way?

Too many platforms end up being Click-Ops, PaaS that simply sync some static scripting mess into some clusters. None of this will reap the true rewards an IDP can provide.

In this webinar we will show how to bypass common traps and discuss:

  • How to define and prioritize requirements
  • How to architect your IDP
  • How to think about configuration management the right way
  • How to mitigate the most common fallacies

After a 30 minutes talk, there will be 15 minutes for Q&A. We’d like to encourage you to submit your questions in advance.

Kaspar von Grünberg, CEO at Humanitec
Kaspar is the founder of Humanitec. He has spent the last 10 years building and running software companies from retail-applications and door-to-door campaigning technology to monitoring and evaluation for NGOs. His observations of common startup development challenges during this time ultimately became Humanitec’s founding vision.

PlatformCON Kickoff EU

Online event

Join the kick-off event for our first annual PlatformCon! Tune in on YouTube live on Thursday, June 9th at 10:00am CEST. Then head over to the Platform Engineering Slack channel to chat with other attendees and participate in live Q&As with our speakers.

PlatformCon was born to celebrate our community of 7k+ Platform Engineers. The brightest Platform & DevOps leaders on the same (virtual) stage, for the first time.

Dive into:

  • Platform Stories. Learn from practitioners who built platforms for real life enterprise use cases. Why they did it, the challenges they encountered, the impact they had on their teams.
  • Platform Tech. Explore the backbone of developer platforms. From Kubernetes to Infrastructure as Code, discover the tools and approaches used by the top performing teams to build their platforms.
  • Platform Design. Find out how to decide the right level of abstraction for your developer workflows. How to optimize DevEx while reducing cognitive load. How to enable true developer self-service.
  • Platform Culture. Developer platforms don’t live in a vacuum. They are built by engineers for other engineers. Learn from practitioners how to get internal buy-in and ensure a successful platform roll out.

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