Culture

Past Presentations

Guardians of the Galaxy: Architecting a Culture of Secure Software

We are living in the age of technology. We are the engineers that will build the incredible machines, once the realm of science fiction. These systems will process our most sensitive information and help us stay healthier, more sustainable and explore the universe. As we embark on this...

Laura Bell Founder of SafeStack
Engineering Culture Revived

Waves of technology innovations are sweeping through all industries now, and software development teams are finding themselves on the receiving end of exponential demands: cloud, big data, machine learning, voice- activated, IoT, yada yada! For many organisations, the fear of being left behind...

Finbarr Joy Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet
Consensual Software: Prioritizing Trust & Safety

Online safety has become a huge problem in the world of oversharing. Real name policies, automatic geolocation tracking, and photo tagging increase user adoption rates, but these features can be quickly abused by bad actors. This talk will discuss how to apply a "consent filter" to product...

Danielle Leong Engineer on GitHub's Community and Safety Team
Building and Growing Sustainable Teams

Globalsign is one of the organisations at the heart of the internet identity / security maelstrom- tackling cloud, IoT and the provision of millions of digital identities; As such they’ve had to move quickly in establishing their next generation platform, coordinating engineering efforts across...

Vlad Galu VP Engineering @GlobalSign
Tips For Creating a More Equal Workplace

Institutional bias is death by a thousand papercuts. Unequal work environments today are comprised of a lot of small inequalities that add up to the gender pay gap, the racial hiring gap, and environments that can be unintentionally antagonistic towards non-traditional groups. This talk covers...

Kate Heddleston Founder/Software Engineer
Building Great Engineering Cultures Panel

This panel session will create a unique opportunity to hear from some of the foremost practitioners of Engineering leadership. The group will discuss topics relating to the challenges of engineering culture development, but also take questions from the floor to provide guidance to those who are...

Andrew Walker Founder at Kraken Industries
Vlad Galu VP Engineering @GlobalSign
Finbarr Joy Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet
Sally Goble Senior Engineering Manager @Deliveroo
Tom Clark Head of Common Platform @ITV
Amanda Bellwood People Operations Manager @skybet

Interviews

Danielle Leong Engineer on GitHub's Community and Safety Team

Consensual Software: Prioritizing Trust & Safety

What makes trust and safety important?

Trust and safety is about keeping users safe. Online harassment is unfortunately a reality. When you are part of a community and online space you should be able to connect with one another and work together safe and be productive. My team at Github builds community management tools and features to discourage destructive behavior.

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Meri Williams CTO who understands the science around helping people do their best

Creating Space To Be Awesome

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm the CTO for MOO -- most people know us for really cool business cards. We're a design & technology company focused on making great design available to everyone. I'm currently focused on growing the tech team, modernising our infrastructure and helping grow the business through technology. I also speak at conferences and do...

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Marisa Fagan Product Security Lead @Synopsys

Security Champions: Only YOU Can Prevent File Forgery

What is the focus of the work that you do today?

Right now I'm working at Synopsis on a team called Product Security, and the focus of our work is to increase the amount of security activities that the engineering team is doing for our products. Our goal is to make the most secure product possible and to increase the security mindset of our employees in the engineering department for...

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Finbarr Joy Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet

Engineering Culture Revived

What is the focus of your work as CTO at Superbet today?

We are currently building the technology capability for a new global online betting and gaming proposition. My role involves everything from establishing platform direction, new capabilities / teams, ways of working, and influencing our digital business strategy.

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Holly Cummins Senior Technical Staff Member @IBM Garage

Cloud Native is About Culture, not Containers

What is the work you're doing today?

I'm a lead developer in the IBM Garage. I work with large clients and small clients. And one of the main things that we do is help clients develop cloud-native applications and take their current applications that maybe were not developed with cloud-native in mind and move them to the cloud.

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Maria Gutierrez Senior Director of Engineering @Intercom

How to Build an Engineering Culture That Focuses on Business Impact

What is the work you're doing today?

I am head of engineering and co-site lead for Intercom London. In collaboration with my product partner, I’m responsible for the programs of work and teams in London. We are one of the three global product and engineering offices at Intercom and closely collaborate with our peers in Dublin and San Francisco. Intercom’s...

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