Dan graduated from the University of Bristol with an MEng in Computer Science in 2000, and has worked as a software engineer, engineering manager and consultant in Bristol and London since then. In 2011, the lure of the startup finally became too strong, and he founded social media analytics startup SecondSync with three other cofounders. SecondSync was acquired by Twitter in 2014, and Dan worked with Twitter UK in London until May 2016. He's now back in Bristol, getting stuck into the startup scene, and looking for the next adventure.
By day Tim Perry is a technical lead and the open-source champion at Softwire, guiding teams, building a variety of great software at every scale and pushing Softwire to engage with and give back to the wider software development community.
By night he’s a prolific open-source contributor on huge variety of projects including Sinon.JS, Moment, Knockout & Lodash, along with some of his own such as loglevel and grunt-coveralls, and is feverishly keen on all things relating to automated testing, polyglot persistence, and good old-fashioned high-quality software development.
Sam Hogarth is a Senior Developer at Scott Logic, where he spends his time building web-based trading platforms using React. He has five years experience working across the investment banking and applied science sectors, developing for the web, desktop and mobile. Previously he has spoken at North-East based tech meetups such as AndroidNE, NEBytes and at the larger community-driven conferences DDDNorth and DDDEast Anglia.
Susanne holds a Diploma in Physics and a PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Saarland, Germany. Since 1995 she has worked and lived in the UK, first as a Royal Society Research Assistant at the University of Bristol and then as a member of HP Labs.
After a detour into new materials for 3D printing, she have returned to her roots: Optics. Her latest project is optical cryptography in which she combines experience in display technology, telecommunication and 3D printing of silica glass.
She is a visiting research fellow at the University of Bristol and in 2015 was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Jen Williams is a self-described “data punk” and passionate linked open data evangelist. She’s been in IT since she was 16 years old and programming for the last 12 years. She’s Senior Software Developer at Networked Planet who specialise in technology and consultancy for the Semantic Web.
Alex works on the Cloud Foundry OSS project at Pivotal as a Product Manger and previously as an Engineer. Currently he is focused on data service automation for multi-cloud using Cloud Foundry and BOSH. Previously he worked in the engineering team writing the container engine Garden Linux.
Fred is a Cardiff-based, polyglot developer with 20 years of experience as a software developer. He is also an independent developer & consultant who speaks internationally and locally on programming-related subjects and writes technical articles for SitePoint.
Language Buff, Open Source enthusiast and Father of two. Shaun spends his days (and evenings) building things for various clients or for fun. He loves code in all it’s forms and has a penchant for sharing knowledge.
Steph Locke is living the dream as a data scientist, and spends her days getting value out of data and engineering solutions.
When she’s not doing fun stuff during the day, you can probably find her doing exceedingly fun stuff at a community event. She runs three user groups in Cardiff and supports a number of others.
Nationally, Steph co-organises SQL Relay, a series of consecutive Microsoft Data Platform events around the UK and was recently made a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Globally, she does the central organisation for satRdays, community R events hosted around the world.
Tim Jarrett is Senior Director of Enterprise Security Strategy at Veracode. A Grammy-award winning product professional, he joined Veracode in 2008 and has a Bacon number of 3. He has previously spoken at numerous events including the Birst Forward conference, the RSAM User Summit, and regional ISACA events, as well as on webcasts for Dark Reading, Black Hat, and the SANS Institute. He can be found on Twitter as @tojarrett.
Rod is a Principal Engineer with Altran UK in Bath, specializing in the design and construction of high-integrity software systems. For many years, he led the programming language design and verification tools group at Altran, and has taught high-integrity software process and technology to teams all over the world. Recently, he’s been trying to work out how to merge traditional high-integrity software process with the best that the Agile, Formal Methods, and Lean communities have to offer. In spare time, Rod practises Jiu Jitsu and Triathlon, although usually not both at the same time.
Dave works mostly in the public sector these days, but he was once an academic researcher (at UWE) and is happy to count one academic publication to his name - he will draw on this material in this talk.
Dave co-founded the Bristol Usability Group (in 2006) and co-founded the UXBristol conference (since 2011). He was also editor of the popular ‘Psychology for Designers’ (Joe Leech).
Carl’s work is commercial UX and product design. His 20+ years of experience represent many years of attending the ‘school of hard knocks’. The time at Stanford University as both a student and lecturer created a solid academic grounding from which his practice is based on.
Andrew is a Senior Consultant with a strong test-first engineering background gained developing and deploying high volume web applications. Proficient in Node.js development and Unix systems architecture and maintenance, he is comfortable optimising and securing every tier of a bare metal or virtualized web stack, and has battle-hardened experience delivering Docker container solutions to enterprise clients.
Simon Moffatt has been working in the identity and access management space for over 15 years.
A regular event speaker and media commentator on topics such as digital identity, consumer identity, identity of things, authentication and authorization systems.
Blogger at the TheIdentityCookbook.com. Creator of the TheIdentityManifesto.org. Principal Customer Engineering, Adv. Customer Engineering team @ ForgeRock.
@SimonMoffatt or www.simonmoffatt.com.
Andrew is Technical Lead for Connected Products Team at Dyson, a growing part of the 2000+ global engineering team based in Malmesbury, Bristol and Singapore. Andrew has been a leading figure in connected product development teams for 12 years through development, test and product owner roles. Andy is an evangelist for Continuous Delivery and its application to the development of connected products on a big scale.
Alice Sowerby is the founder of A Will for Life, the free online will management platform that helps you create and maintain a valid will throughout your life.
Alice has over 10 years’ experience in software development; working in UX and Product Management for companies large and small. She is a committed member of social enterprise, women’s and startup groups in Bristol.
You’re most likely to find Alice cooking, gardening or trying to figure out macro economics! You can tempt her to any event through the use of prosecco or cream teas, ideally both.