Why developer experience is the key to better software, straight from the OCTO’s mouth (Ep. 534)

A seven-point manifesto for driving lasting innovation.

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John Abel, Technical Director of Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO (OCTO), joins the home team to discuss what a typical day looks like for him. We discuss what he learns from his customers and why his enterprise customers are prioritizing developer experience through platform engineering and managed services in 2023. Plus: The BBC’s surprising history in computing.

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Episode Notes

John spent 25 years at Oracle before joining Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO (OCTO), a team that’s been called the company’s “secret weapon” in collaborating with major customers to solve their tech problems and drive long-term deals.

For more on his approach to tech and business, you can read this article he wrote on the seven points of driving lasting innovation

Learn more about OCTO from Business Insider.

Settle down for a good read: the full story of how the BBC’s microcomputer changed history.

Connect with John on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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