Suzanne Daniels

Information & Communications Technology

Developer Tools Developer Culture backstage devrel open source Developer Experience open source strategy Developer Tooling Developer Advocate Developer Advocacy CNCF Developer Relations Developer Communities Software Developer Efficiency DevOps DevOps Transformation Cloud & DevOps Developer Environments developer engagement

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Suzanne Daniels

DevRel Lead for Backstage, at Spotify

Suzanne's passion is finding ways to help developers and engineers get the tools and skills to do what they do best: creating the software this world runs on while trying to innovate and make sense of buzzwords at the same time. She's organizer of events, host and a speaker on both technical topics and more in general on transformation & innovation.

Current sessions

Controlling Chaos with Backstage

You have a complex ecosystem of frameworks, technologies, and platforms. Each with their own portal or tooling surrounding it. To remove friction, your autonomous teams all have their own implementation. Onboarding new developers is super confusing, and docs are scattered around the place. In short: chaos.

The solution to solving all this fragmentation might as well be.. another portal? Let's take a look at Backstage [https://backstage.io], an Open Source platform which you can use to build your own developer portal, is highly customisable and adopted by companies like Expedia, Netflix, American Airlines, and Epic Games. .

Suzanne will share the story why Backstage was developed at Spotify, how it became the core of their Developer Experience, and eventually a CNCF project. You’ll get a tour of the Backstage platform, the plugin ecosystem, an understanding of the key use cases for Backstage and how Backstage might be a solution to control the chaos in your organization.

Session duration: 30 minutes
Target audience: technical, developer, engineer, architect
Level: 200 (introductory talk)
Language: English
Recording available: yes, 30 minutes


Improving Developer Experience with Backstage

Onboarding is difficult, finding information can be a pain, collaborating across teams or domains is hard, and no-one likes context switching between cloud portals, CI/CD Tooling and whatnot. This and other modern frustrations are causing friction in the day-to-day lives of developers.

This friction is taking away pleasure, effectiveness, and will eventually result in bad code, people leaving or being burnt out. Investing in Developer Happiness is key, but where to begin? Should you build yet another portal? Implement that new DevOps platform? Try that Inner Source thing?

In this session we're discussing all of this and take a look at Backstage, an Open Source platform you can use to build an Internal Developer Portal with and massively improve your developer experience. Because happy developers write happy code.


Improving Developer Experience with Backstage (recording)

Onboarding is difficult, finding information can be a pain, collaborating across teams or domains is hard, and no-one likes context switching between cloud portals, CI/CD Tooling and whatnot. This and other modern frustrations are causing friction in the day-to-day lives of developers.

Backstage [https://backstage.io] helps you solve these challenges. It's an Open Source platform you can use to build an Internal Developer Portal and massively improve your developer experience. Because happy developers write happy code.

In this session you'll learn more about Backstage, and see it in action 🚀 .

This is a recording of about 15 minutes, with a customised intro and ending.


Past and future events

Future Tech 2022

21 Jun 2022
Utrecht, Netherlands

Techorama 2022 BE

23 May 2022 - 25 May 2022
Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium