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Velocity@Scale: Pushing the Boundaries of Platform Engineering

Successful software businesses deliver high quality code fast. This goal, however, has become increasingly difficult to achieve.

In recent years Wix has been committed to take developer velocity to the next level. We have been building ‘Nile’ - a development platform optimized for productivity and developers’ happiness, which has already reduced the time it takes to write a microservice by 60%-80%. Nile allows us to move quickly in a complex ecosystem of thousands of microservices and focus on delivering real business value.

In this meetup, we will share the behind-the-scenes of this effort, the mindset required to build our developer platform and a look to the future.

  • Date: 09/01/2023

  • Location: Bitan 27, Namal TLV

Agenda - RSVP here

  • 17:00 - 17:30 - Gathering

  • 17:30 - 18:20 - Building a Platform for Real Engineers / Yuval Perry

  • 18:20 - 19:10 - Metadata is Powerful - Introducing our Velocity Boosters / Savva Khalaman & Oded Apel

  • 19:00 - 19:40 - Open discussion

Building a Platform for Real Engineers - Yuval Perry

A well-designed developer platform can empower engineers and accelerate innovation.

In this talk, we will discuss the best practices for building a development platform focused on velocity and dev experience. From understanding the needs and goals of stakeholders to selecting the right tools and technologies, we will explore the mindset and approach needed for building a robust, scalable platform.

Yuval Perry is the head of Wix Server Infrastructure, as well as, the Server Guild Manager. His passion is in empowering engineers to reach their full potential. In his current role, he focuses on building solutions that increase team productivity and accelerate project timelines.

Metadata is Powerful - Introducing our Velocity Boosters - Savva Khalaman & Oded Apel

From business requirements to the infrastructure supporting them. Deep understanding of how the business’ needs shape our tools and dev methodologies, with the example of our new micro service framework and data access layer library.

In this talk, we will reveal our top infrastructure products, aimed to boost developer velocity and experience at Wix. We will also share the process we went through, the pains and the gains, and the actual tools we built.

Savva Khalaman - Savva is a Technical Product Manager in the Wix Server Infra group. He has extensive experience in designing and building tools boosting dev velocity and development experience. His passions are about solving cross-teams riddles and dependencies.

Oded Aepl - Oded has been developing software for the last 13 years and is currently working as a backend infrastructure architect for Wix. During his career, he worked at various companies and also co-founded MyQuest, an online training and coaching platform. He is a strong advocate of the API first approach, as well as the concept of platform engineering.

Open discussion

The questions, the comments and the lessons learned from different companies. Open talk about any Platform Engineering topic you want to understand deeper.

* Report: Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2023, Number 5 - Platform Engineering. Read here


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