What is your Developer Experience Utopia?

This session will look at some of the common challenges faced by Developers that interrupt the development flow, slow things down and increase the cognitive load while trying to innovate.

Come along and see if you recognize these challenges from your own experience or organization. This will be followed by a demonstration of what I think utopia looks like.

During the demonstration, you will witness

  • From 0 to production in 8 minutes
  • In context governance, easy for developers to do the right thing
  • Flexibility for innovation
  • GenAI to allow for in-context security fix recommendations
  • A happy developer - me!


Ryan Sheldrake

Principal Problem Solver @Harness

Tech evangelist specialising in both software delivery and security. Cultural hacker and coach. 

Ryan learnt to programme when he was 7 years old, that's a long time ago! I've never stopped learning and it's the "continuous thing" that I am most passionate about. 

I started out as a Mainframe Operator, moving through Technical Support, Architect etc. working in banking, retail and payments before moving into cyber security for the last 9 years. A DevOps Ambassador with the DevOps Institute and start-up advisor. 

DevSecOps arrived in my world around ten years ago. It wasn't called that back then. Some things have changed in that world, others haven't (and maybe should). I'll always have an opinion and more than happily debate all things in and around DevSecOps, let's chat! 

Read more

Session Sponsored By

Harness is the leading end-to-end platform for complete software delivery.


Monday Apr 8 / 10:35AM BST ( 50 minutes )


Westminster (4th Fl.)


Video is not available


From the same track


Driving Business Success: Exploring ING's Tech Strategy for Customer Value Creation

Monday Apr 8 / 01:35PM BST

In this presentation, Rocío López (CIO ING Spain & Portugal) will relate how technology has become the pioneering driver to improve the business. In an era where differentiation is key, the use of technology has been a major enabler for creating value.

Speaker image - Rocio Lopez
Rocio Lopez

CIO @ING Spain & Portugal


You Capture only 1% of Business Data. Unlock the rest with EventStoreDB

Monday Apr 8 / 11:45AM BST

Your application is only capturing 1% of your business operational data and you have absolutely no idea what miracles you are capable of when you capture the rest with EventStoreDB and Event Sourcing.

Speaker image - Stephen Tung
Stephen Tung

Developer Advocate @Event Store


Best Practices for Data Platforms with Finanz Informatik and Hazelcast

Monday Apr 8 / 03:55PM BST

Do you think that offering fast and reliable services is absolutely crucial for end user satisfaction? Does your organization have the challenge of building services that perform well even when components inevitably fail?

Speaker image - Neil Stevenson
Neil Stevenson

Principal Architect @Hazelcast

Speaker image - Philipp Blanke
Philipp Blanke

C/S Banking Deployment Operations @Finanz Informatik

Speaker image - Nico  Krieg
Nico Krieg

External Consultant @Finanz Informatik


Autonomous AI, Your New QA Engineer

Monday Apr 8 / 05:05PM BST

Software engineering leaders face a shortage of experienced testers, especially people with the skills required to programmatically create tests. Developers are drowning in Test/QA tasks rather than writing application code.

Speaker image - Andy Piper
Andy Piper

VP of Engineering @Diffblue


Clean Code is the Base for a Well-Functioning Dev Team

Monday Apr 8 / 02:45PM BST

There has never been a more exciting time to be a developer, with the continuous improvement of the development environment.

Speaker image - Olivier Gaudin
Olivier Gaudin

Co-CEO & Co-Founder @Sonar