DPE Lowdown: How Spotify does DPE with Backstage

July 12, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Why did Spotify, a world-famous media streaming company, internally create and release Backstage, a Developer Experience platform?

In the next episode of DevProdEng Lowdown, Lee Mills, Senior Engineering Manager at Spotify/Backstage, discusses the origins of Backstage–an open platform for building developer portals to more easily manage and explore software from a single UX layer


Lee Mills
Senior Engineering Manager



  • What is Backstage? (Short demo)
  • How did Backstage start at Spotify?
  • How does Backstage get executive sponsorship?
  • What are some Backstage DPE/DX wins at Spotify?
  • Who are some notable Backstage adopters in the community?