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Akash

11/01/2022, 8:35 AM
Hi everyone Just wanted to know whether i should consider shifting to platform engineering or not! Because the job market for it low right now but it is estimated to grow in future. Should I continue with devops or consider platform engineering?
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Asaf Erlich

11/01/2022, 10:11 AM
How are you defining these two things? Depending on who you ask they are both the same concepts applied in a different way.
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Akash

11/01/2022, 10:14 AM
Ohkk I think I need a better perspective ☺️
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Damian Keska

11/01/2022, 10:15 AM
If it's a next step in DevOps, then you can take any DevOps CI/CD role while you are a Platform Engineer.
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Akash

11/01/2022, 10:17 AM
Ohk so both of them are same in a way. It's like being a subset.
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Damian Keska

11/01/2022, 10:18 AM
Alternatively... Personally I do not look to be SRE - I know it is more popular now, but I think it is a fake popularity. SRE probably is mostly implemented wrong in lots of organizations, I don't want to end up in a on-call, sysadmin maintanance in a messy environment without a platform. That's why I want to continue the journey with Platform Engineering, it looks more creative.
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Akash

11/01/2022, 10:20 AM
Thanks @Damian Keska for the insight! Can we connect on call sometimes later to discuss more?
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Damian Keska

11/01/2022, 10:20 AM
Sure
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Daniel Serodio

11/01/2022, 1:31 PM
@Akash, I recommend you read this article by the amazing Charity Majors: https://www.honeycomb.io/blog/future-ops-platform-engineering
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Susan Brandes

11/11/2022, 6:03 PM
@Akash Sorry for the late reply here, but there's a new podcast episode out this week that may help point you in the right direction! https://www.alwaysanengineer.org/ep-8-confused-about-platform-engineering-sre-devops/
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Andrew Fong

11/16/2022, 10:20 PM
Another perspective is to not index on the role and index on the skills and capabilities you want to nurture. Roles come and go. Don’t label yourself
Break down the skills you want to gather, look at the roles, evaluate the organization and think critically about what makes you happy not what the title is. There’s too much made of boxing yourself in on a title.
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