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Career Hacking

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


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SESSION + Live Q&A

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...

Trisha Gee

Java Champion, Engineer and Evangelist

SESSION + Live Q&A

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...

Andrew Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries

SESSION + Live Q&A London

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...

Francisco Jordano

Engineering Manager @Deliveroo

SESSION + Live Q&A London

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...

Aaron Randall

CTO @songkick

PANEL DISCUSSION + Live Q&A Panel

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


Speakers from this track

Trisha Gee

Java Champion, Engineer and Evangelist

Trisha has developed Java applications for a range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, software and non-profit, for companies of all sizes.  She has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and dabbles with Open Source...

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Andrew Walker

Founder at Kraken Industries

Andy Walker has been doing software engineering for nearly 30 years. He is currently the founder of Kraken Industries and was previously at Google, Skyscanner, Netscape, Sony, IBM and various startups you'll never have heard of. For the last 10 years he's been fascinated by...

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Francisco Jordano

Engineering Manager @Deliveroo

Francisco Jordano is an Engineering Manager at Deliveroo. He has been involved with technology for the last 20 years, but has been 6 years ago when he discovered the joy of helping other developers and teams grow. Previously helped shape and build other organisations like Yahoo, Telefonica or...

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Aaron Randall

CTO @songkick

Aaron is the CTO at Songkick, a live music startup aimed at making sure concert fans never miss their favourite artists live. Songkick develops web and mobile apps which serve over 19 million visitors a month. Aaron has a passion for people, music, climbing, building things, and creating terrible...

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Robert Rees

Head of development @wegotpop

Robert Rees is the head of development with filmtech startup We Got POP. He has previous worked at the Guardian as a developer manager, GDS as the community lead for Technical Architecture across government and at Agile consultancy ThoughtWorks as a Senior Consultant. His first job in technology...

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Charlotte Fereday

Software Engineer @thoughtworks

Full stack Developer at ThoughtWorks. Passionate about finding new and innovative ways to make positive social impact through technology, education and open source projects. One of Wise and EdTechXGlobal 50 global Makers and Shakers in Edtech, and Women in Tech scholar. Working hard to deliver...

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Misa Ogura

Software Engineer @BBCRD

I'm a Cancer Cell Biologist, turned Software Engineer. My growing interest in understanding and utilising data led me to take on a very exciting role at BBC R&D. I'm currently developing a machine learning based system for automating metadata extraction from broadcast content. As a Co-founder...

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Anne Byrne

Payments Risk Team @Deliveroo

Anne is a software engineer at Deliveroo, currently in the Payments Risk team after having spent a year building features to help users track and manage their order. Previously she was at the Guardian working on the Content API. Across her roles in the past 3 years she’s used Scala, Ruby,...

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Stephan Fowler

Senior Product manager @guardian

Stephan is a senior product manager at the Guardian, an organisation he initially joined as a software engineer. He previously worked in a variety of sectors as a freelance developer, ran a security technology startup, and has held various dubious roles in the music industry. His first band was...

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Track Host

Sally Goble

Senior Engineering Manager @Deliveroo

Sally has been working in software development for more than ten years. She is currently a senior engineering manager at Deliveroo, working on helping solve many of the problems that occur when rapidly scaling an organisation. Over the past year this has included creating a comprehensive...

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