ScotSoft: Scotland’s leading digital technologies conference.
3 October 2019 | Edinburgh International Conference Centre


Jon Skeet, Google

Jon Skeet is a senior software engineer at Google.

He studied mathematics and computer science at Cambridge, is a recognized authority in Java and C#, and maintains the position of top contributor to Stack Overflow.



This October, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre will once again host not only Scotland’s top developer talent, but many of the world’s finest speakers on leadership, development and testing. 

Have a look at each of the tabs to find out more about ScotSoft. We look forward to welcoming you all back and to meeting more new faces in 2019.

With a total of 24 speakers and sessions available over the day, the developer strand of the conference offers a comprehensive look at the issues facing developers in 2019. Mapping, blockchain, voice technology, cyber, digital transformation and much more besides – the breadth of content offers something for everyone.

This year, the Developer Conference includes Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, the co-founder of Gruntwork, discussing how to design infrastructure APIs, automated tests for infrastructure code, patterns for reuse and composition, refactoring, namespacing, versioning, CI / CD for infrastructure code, and more. Layla Porter, Developer Evangelist at Twilio, will discuss HHTP API Security, whereas Chris Klug, Senior Software Developer of Sweden-based tretton37, will teach how to move companies through SOLID Principals.

Other speakers include Glenn Henrikson, CTO and co-founder of Justify, Harry McLaren, Managing Consultant at ECS Security, Stu Hirst, Head of Cloud Security, Photobox, and Sharon Lindsay, EMEA Tech Programme Manager, Amazon Web Services.

Other topics and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

A unique thought leadership event, the Forum offers a packed programme for visionaries, business leaders and managers; highly rated by delegates, this is the must-attend technology event of the year.

300+ attendees, predominantly a mixture of CEO’s/Managing Directors of Scottish companies and IT Directors/Senior Managers from blue-chip organisations in financial services, energy and the public sector.

Speakers will be announced soon.

Stretching back 30 years, the Young Software Engineer of he Year awards celebrates the best tech talent from universities across Scotland. 

Last year’s event saw over 590 people attend a dinner and awards ceremony in which University of Dundee student Can Gafuroglu took the top award for his project using artificial intelligence and machine learning to support early diagnosis of dementia.

Radostin Stoyanov from the University of Aberdeen came in second place for his work on migrating data in cloud computing while Nikita Samarin from the University of Edinburgh won third place with an innovative project investigating the use of an ECG-based biometric signals for personal authentication.

Recruitment and investment entrepreneur, Paul Atkinson was also recognised with the Outstanding Personal Achievement award for his services to the technology industry in Scotland


Every year we attract the biggest speakers from all across the globe, covering the latest in technology and business leadership. Our tracks include in depth tutorials on AI, Data, Software Development, Cybersecurity and much more.

Past speakers have included industry heavyweights Scott Hanselman, Eric McAfee and Troy Hunt. This year we welcome a fantastic lineup including Jon Skeet, Yevgeniy Brikman, Harry McLaren, Stephen McAinsh, Angus Foreman, Layla Porter, Glenn Henrikson, Chris Klug and Sharon Lindsay.

Our speakers include:

Layla Porter


Angus Foreman


Glenn Henrikson


Sharon Lindsay


Yevgeniy Brikman



From Java to Python, Cloud to Docker, Big Data to Machine Learning, our Developer Conference covers range of topics to help further enhance your skills. Our Leadership Forum deep dives into business strategy, focusing on skills, exporting, finance and accelerating growth. 







About ScotSoft

ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland. It’s an annual festival of ideas and innovation that showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector and brings you sought after speakers from far flung locations. 

Running for more than 20 years the event includes a full day Developer Conference, a half day Forum and a chance to meet the next generation of talent at the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards Dinner in the evening. 

Over 1300 delegates enjoy a packed day with speakers drawn from all corners of the world, this year including Jon Skeet, senior software engineer at Google, author, and the number one contributor to Stack Overflow.

So why not join your peers across the community to explore, share and be inspired by great speakers and contributors. Use the event to conceptualise, share knowledge and collaborate in new ways.


Our great sponsors


EICC, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

Situated at the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city, the EICC is one of the world’s outstanding venues for conferences and events. Their purpose-built centre offers the very best facilities and technology; and the experienced team always help to ensure ScotSoft’s success.