DOP 269: Using Human Centered Computing in Platform Engineering

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024

Show Notes

#269: As developers, when we begin writing applications, the focus is often on the code itself. But what if we prioritized the user from the very beginning? This is where human-centered computing comes in. It’s about placing the user at the heart of the development process, not merely making assumptions but actually going out and talking to them to understand their needs.

In this episode, we speak with Katharina Sick about her experiences with human centered computing and how that has helped her as team member of the Dynatrace platform engineering team.


Katharina Sick

Katharina Sick

I’m all about making things user-friendly, especially when it comes to Cloud Native and Kubernetes.

I’ve done a fair share of mobile app and backend work, but lately, I’m really into Cloud Native computing and enjoy it a lot.

Outside of work, you’ll find me hanging out in tech and sports communities, cruising on inline skates, exploring new places, or challenging myself with quizzes and games.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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