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

Sidlaw Suite


9:25 to 10:25

Sidlaw Suite

Keynote: Jon Skeet

10:30 – 10:50 – Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Harris Suite

Gregor Johnston, VKY Intelligent Automation

Intelligent Automation, Robotic Process Automation

Ochil Suite

Harry McLaren,


Hunting Hard, Failing Fast,Maintaining Integrity

Carrick Suite

Stephen McAinsh,


Building Trust – Where do you start?

Sidlaw Suite

Jit Gosai,

The Skill of Continuous Testing

Carrick Suite

11:55 to 12:40

Harris Suite

Adam Dallis,

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

Ochil Suite

Stu Hirst,
Cyber Scotland Connect

Hi DevOps, I love you will you marry me?

Carrick Suite

James Young,

Leveraging new technologies to evolve an established successful product

Sidlaw Suite

Sharon Lindsay

The peculiar tech team culture of AWS

12:40 – 1:30 – Lunch

13:40 – 14:25

Harris Suite

Glenn Henriksen,

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

Ochil Suite

Layla Porter,

HTTP API Security

14:35 – 15:20

Harris Suite

Mark Fearnley,

Seeking Rewards: The Future of Reinforcement Learning in Industry

Ochil Suite

Don Smith, Secureworks

A view of the threat landscape

Carrick Suite

Panel: SW Engineer to Data Engineer

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

15:30 – 15:45 – Coffee Break

15:55 – 16:40

Harris Suite

Yevgeniy Brikman

Lessons from 300k + lines of infrastructure code

Ochil Suite

Stuart Peck

Developers - The Lucrative Target for Social Engineers

Carrick Suite

Nick Radcliffe
Stochastic Solutions

The Science of Bad Data

16:50 – 17:35

Harris Suite

Chris Klug
Active Solution

SOLID Principals

Ochil Suite

Valerie McLean
Because Agile Ltd

(Testing)Prevention or the cure?

Carrick Suite

Jonathan Forbes

Cloud Data Platforms and Toolkits

17:35 – 17:45


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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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