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Track: Career Hacking

Location: Windsor, 5th flr.

Day of week: Wednesday

Strategies for advancing the skills that advance your career. Look for mentoring, speaking, empathy, and career paths.

Track Host: Sally Goble

Senior Engineering Manager @Deliveroo

Sally has been working in software development for more than ten years. She is currently responsible for quality strategy across the whole digital portfolio at Deliveroo. Before that she worked at the Guardian in the tech team for many years. She regularly speaks on the changing role of test/QA within a modern software development environment.

10:35am - 11:25am

Becoming A Fully Buzzword Compliant Developer

You’re at this conference to hear all about “best practices”, the latest trends in technology, and presumably to level up your own career.  But it’s a tall order, learning to be a fully buzzword compliant developer, architect or lead, especially when What’s Hot changes on practically a daily basis.

 

During this talk, Trisha will give an irreverent overview of the current technical landscape and present a survival guide for those who want to stay ahead in this turbulent industry.

Trisha Gee, Java Champion, Engineer and Evangelist

11:50am - 12:40pm

Using Your Super Powers to Boost Your Career Development

Developing your own career development is something that we all struggle with, it's not easy or clear what are the steps to do. Even with an experienced career we do still struggle. But that experience brings other things, knowing ourselves, knowing what we do well, what are our super powers and as well, what is our Kryptonite.

Francisco Jordano, Engineering Manager @Deliveroo

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

One of the most important skills you need to develop in your career is self management. These are the skills to ensure you are able to take care of yourself, understand the impact you have on other people and focus on the important things you need to do in order to be successful. Learn some techniques for being a better version of yourself set against the very real threat of the zombie apocalypse and why zombies will inevitably emerge victorious in the struggle between humanity and the living dead.

Andy Walker, Senior Director of Engineering @Skyscanner

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Panel: Non Traditional Moves Into Tech: A Blessing and a Curse?

This panel will share their varied non conventional routes into tech and along the way will discuss the pros and cons of choosing to move into a role in tech - what the benefits and pitfalls are for both them and employers.

Robert Rees, Head of development @wegotpop
Charlotte Fereday, Software Engineer @thoughtworks
Misa Ogura, Software Engineer @BBCRD
Anne Byrne, Payments Risk Team @Deliveroo
Stephan Fowler, Senior Product manager @guardian

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Take Control of Your Career: A Personal Growth Framework

What are you focussing on right now to progress in your career? Ultimately you own your professional development, and you have the ability to make a plan to grow and develop in your role. I'm going to talk about a Personal Growth Framework – a low-lift way of helping you identify areas to grow that are exciting and valuable for your career. It’s time to invest in yourself!

Aaron Randall, CTO @songkick

Tracks

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    Hard-earned lessons from the names you know on scalability, reliability, security, and performance.

  • Machine Learning: The Latest Innovations

    AI and machine learning is more approachable than ever. Discover how ML, deep learning, and other modern approaches are being used in practice.

  • Kubernetes and Cloud Architectures

    Practical approaches and lessons learned for deploying systems into Kubernetes, cloud, and FaaS platforms.

  • Evolving Java

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  • Next Generation Microservices: Building Distributed Systems the Right Way

    Microservice-based applications are everywhere, but well-built distributed systems are not so common. Early adopters of microservices share their insights on how to design systems the right way.

  • Chaos and Resilience: Architecting for Success

    Making systems resilient involves people and tech. Learn about strategies being used, from cognitive systems engineering to chaos engineering.

  • The Future of the API: REST, gRPC, GraphQL and More

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  • Streaming Data Architectures

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  • Modern Compilation Targets

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  • Leaving the Ivory Tower: Modern CS Research in the Real World

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  • Bare Knuckle Performance

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  • Leading Distributed Teams

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  • Full Cycle Developers: Lead the People, Manage the Process & Systems

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  • JavaScript: Pushing the Client Beyond the Browser

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  • When Things Go Wrong: GDPR, Ethics, & Politics

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  • Growing Unicorns in the EU: Building, Leading and Scaling Financial Tech Start Ups

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  • Building High Performing Teams

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  • Scaling Security, from Device to Cloud

    Implementing effective security is vitally important, regardless of where you are deploying software applications.