Speaker: Rob Harrop

CEO @Skipjaq & Co-Founder of SpringSource

As CEO at Skipjaq, Rob Harrop leads a team working on the cutting edge of machine-driven performance optimisation. When he’s not thinking about how best to tune the myriad workloads encountered by Skipjaq customers, he’s thinking hard about how to pass the optimization burden on to machines that learn. Rob is well known as a co-founder of SpringSource, the software company behind the wildly-successful Spring Framework. At SpringSource he was a core contributor to the Spring Framework and led the team that built dm Server (now Eclipse Virgo). Prior to SpringSource, Rob was (at the age of 19) co-founder and CTO at Cake Solutions, a boutique consultancy in Manchester, UK. A respected author, speaker and teacher, Rob writes and talks frequently about large-scale systems, cloud architecture and functional programming. His published works include the highly-popular Spring Framework reference “Pro Spring”.

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Tracks

  • Don't $%@! Up the Culture

    Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with passion. How do you maintain the culture as you scale?

  • DevOps / DevEx Practices

    Remove developer friction: CI/CD, fluent API, service meshes... anything that removes the friction in deploying & operating a system.

  • AI/Machine Learning without a PhD

    AI/ML is more approachable than ever. Discover how deep learning and ML is being used in practice. Topics include: TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, PyTorch, & more. No PhD required.

  • Surviving Uncertainty: GDPR, Brexit, or Politics? Beyond DR

    With so much uncertainty, how do you bulkhead your organization and technology choices? Learn strategies for dealing with uncertainty today.

  • Career Hacking

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

  • Advances in FinTech

    Finance is king in London. What's happening and what should you be paying attention to with modern #FinTech