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Wednesday, October 13 • 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Shifting Spotify Engineering from Spreadsheets to Backstage - Johan Haals & Patrik Oldsberg, Spotify

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Is your bookmark bar filled to the brim with links to internal infrastructure tools? Are you using spreadsheets to track the state of your software and infrastructure? Does your company suffer from fragmentation, like hundreds of startups glued together? Then this talk is for you! It will tell the story of how Spotify created a service catalog to bring order to thousands of microservices. It grew to become Backstage, an internal developer portal supporting not just services, but also machine learning models, documentation, over 9000 data pipelines, and much more. With 115 plugins contributed by 58 different teams, Backstage is now Spotify’s single pane of glass for the entire engineering organization. In 2020 Backstage and its software catalog was open sourced and donated to the CNCF, making it available for everyone to use. The talk will also walk you through strategies for adopting Backstage in an existing organization, and how to bootstrap your own catalog.

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Johan Haals

Senior Engineer, Spotify
Johan spent many years building infrastructure tooling and platforms at Spotify. Currently working as an Open Source maintainer of Backstage.
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Patrik Oldsberg

Senior Engineer, Spotify
Patrik is a Senior Software Engineer at Spotify and a core maintainer of Backstage. In 2019 he joined the team in Spotify’s platform organization that owned the Backstage platform, and worked together with the rest of the team to bring it out in the open. Before joining Spotify... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Petree Hall D + Online