Developer Conference 2019

With 30+ 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.

The conference will begin with our Keynote, Jon Skeet, senior software engineer at Google and Stack Overflow’s number one contributor.

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.


08:30 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 -09:25


9:25 to 10:25

Keynote: Jon Skeet

10:30 – 10:50 – Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

VKY Intelligent Automation

Intelligent Automation, Robotic Process Automation

Harry McLaren

ECS Security

Speaker information coming soon. Watch this space!

Stephen McAinsh


Speaker information coming soon. Watch this space!

Jit Gosai

Test automation: Cure vs Prevention

11:55 to 12:40

Adam Dallis

Lessons learned while transitioning from services to product and from product to platform

Stu Hirst
Cyber Scotland Connect

Hunting Hard, Failing Fast,Maintaining Integrity

Angus Foreman

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

Valerie McLean
Sopra Steria

Prevention or the cure?

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. Watch this space

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

Testing analytical algorithms and data pipelines

16:50 – 17:35

Chris Klug
Active Solution

Moving a company though SOLID Principals

Sharon Lindsay

Speaker information coming soon. Watch this space!

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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