Our developer conference in 2016 was bigger than ever with 14 speakers from all over the world involved.
Keynotes came from Troy Hunt, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who focused on lessons that the developer community could learn from billions of breached records – to summarise, security should always be considered at the highest level because it’s not only your own data that could be compromised but that which is much more sensitive. Sam Ramji, CEO of CloudFoundry was our other featured speaker who covered the ethics around software and infrastructure in an open source environment.
Other speakers included Angus foreman, CTO of Microsoft Services, Microsoft UK, Andrew Williams, CTO of Administrate, Asko Seeba, CEO of Mooncascade, Mario Viviani, Technology Evangalist for Amazon Appstore UK, David Stubley, founder of 7Elements and more.
The Global Forum took place in the afternoon and was well attended as always. Sessions included Building a Global business – a panel session that included Gerry Docherty of Smarter Grid Solutions, nick Maunder of KAL and Tom duke of TV Square. This session covered how to you transition your business from UK centric to internationally focused and allowed the opportunity to share in the challenges challenges, understand the investment needed in money, time and people – delegates heard how to avoid the pitfalls and the rookie mistakes, from our trio of speakers who’ve already got the inevitable T-shirts.
We then looked at how to Scale for growth while staying Agile with Gavin Dutch of Yavi, Greg Urqhart, Graeme Smith of Amazon Development Services Scotland and John Peebles of Administrate. Tech start-ups harness the power of agile methodologies for both software development and business processes. But as the business grows how do you continue to keep this light touch, responsive culture while still retaining exceptional delivery and a customer centric approach? Our delegates had a chance to share thoughts and experiences with our speakers who’ve already successfully exploited agile to support fast growth.
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