The future of Continuous Delivery: cloud-native services, healthcare, and manufacturing

Speaker: Matthew Skelton

Continuous Delivery (CD) practices have revolutionised the way we build and deploy software. Since the publication of the book Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and Dave Farley in 2010, thousands of organisations around the world have taken advantage of CD approaches to improve the reliability of software releases using build, test, and deployment automation. In fact, the book Accelerate shows...

Social Media Accessibility

Speaker: Gian Wild

Social media accessibility is an incredibly important tool in modern society. It is not just the young who access social media, with close to 30% of people over the age of 65 interacting on social networking sites, and 50% of people aged 50 – 64. As the percentage of recruiters who use LinkedIn is now 95%, social media is becoming an essential part of negotiating the current working environment.

Designing for Humans: Business Goals vs. Design Ethics

Speaker: Miles Johnson

As collecting data on application use becomes easier, designers increasingly rely upon these insights to create more user-centric systems. These insights can be misused to achieve business goals, rather than positive user experiences. This may be good design for business but from an ethical perspective, is this right? In this talk, we will explore how treating users as participants and...

From policing to programming: how I changed career when I turned 40

Speaker: Suze Shardlow

People who grew up in the 80s were surrounded by stories of the new, exciting digital age. Now in their 40s, some of those who came of age listening to Britpop now head up successful tech companies, while others took a different path and are now embarking on second careers as coders. Suze, a former marketing manager-turned-Met Police surveillance expert,...