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. 

We are delighted to welcome two fantastic Keynotes to ScotSoft this year: Jon Skeet and R. Michael Anderson.

Have a look below to find out more about the day. We look forward to welcoming you all back and to meeting more new faces in 2019.

Developer Conference

08:30 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 -09:25


9:25 to 10:25

10:30 – 10:50 – Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Gregor Johnston, VKY Intelligent Automation

Intelligent Automation, Robotic Process Automation

Harry McLaren,


Hunting Hard, Failing Fast,Maintaining Integrity

Stephen McAinsh


Building Trust – Where do you start?

Jit Gosai

The Skill of Continuous Testing

11:55 to 12:40

Adam Dallis

Speaker information coming soon. Watch this space!

Stu Hirst
Cyber Scotland Connect

Marrying Security with DevOps

Angus Foreman

Growing your leadership skills – hard fought advice for techies who aren’t managers

Sharon Lindsay

Speaker information coming soon. Watch this space!

12:40 – 1:30 – Lunch

13:40 – 14:25

Glenn Henriksen

Why your company needs an internal API and what you should do about

Layla Porter

HTTP API Security

14:35 – 15:20

Mark Fearnley

Reinforced Learnings

Don Smith, Secureworks

Speaker information coming soon

Panel: SW Engineer to Data Engineer

Emma Brownbill (Mudano)
Andy Heywood (Relish)
Mike Moran (Skyscanner)
Gordon Weston (Merkle Aquila)

15:30 – 15:45 – Coffee Break

15:55 – 16:40

Yevgeniy Brikman

Lessons from 300k + lines of inftrastructure code

Stuart Peck

Cyber Security Strategy

Nick Radcliffe
Stochastic Solutions

Testing analytical algorithms and data pipelines

16:50 – 17:35

Chris Klug
Active Solution

Moving a company though SOLID Principals

Valerie McLean
Sopra Steria

Prevention or the cure?

Jonathan Forbes

The rapidly evolving data technology ecosystem

17:35 – 17:45



Quick Links

Last year our tickets sold fast so don’t miss out.

Members tickets start from just £40 + VAT for the Forum, £125 + VAT for the Developer Conference and only £160 + VAT for the YSE Awards Dinner.

Non Member pricing starts from £100 + VAT for the Forum, £175 + VAT for the Developer Conference and just £220 + VAT for our YSE Dinner.

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