Tech debt as innovation, reframing this forever problem as an opportunity

Tech debt as innovation, reframing this forever problem as an opportunity

In this talk, Bruce discusses how they're reframing technical debt at Netflix and what they're investing in to help manage it better.

Beyond the hype: Practical steps to establishing and scaling your data & ML team

Beyond the hype: Practical steps to establishing and scaling your data & ML team

This talk explains how to kickstart a data team, establish a robust data platform, and implement the first data analytics and machine learning use cases.

Mentorship + sponsorship

Mentorship + sponsorship

As sponsorship is especially important for members of minoritized communities in tech, Lara Hogan walks through tactics you can employ today to be a sponsor for those around you, too.

The boss's shoes don't fit: And other surprises of leadership

The boss's shoes don't fit: And other surprises of leadership

In this talk, Inna will share the crucial insights gained from her leadership evolution, transforming your approach from team management to strategic leadership.

Revolutionizing engineer growth: The tech-powered blueprint for careers clarity at ASOS

Revolutionizing engineer growth: The tech-powered blueprint for careers clarity at ASOS

In this talk, Gareth and Ed will take you through how they built a comprehensive competency framework; starting from an initial MVP all the way to where they are today - a dedicated web app powered through markdown files in Github and a Blazor Server App.

Uncertainty of change

Uncertainty of change

In this talk, Jitesh will take you through uncertainty and its impact on our lives by looking at case studies from the cotton mill workers of 19th Century Britain to the fall of Nokia as the world's No. 1 phone maker and how change connects them both. Jitesh will explore how the uncertainty of change can sometimes cause us to ignore, deny, distort, or even try to stop it from happening instead of working with it.

Engineering leadership in 2024 and beyond: Skating where the puck is going when the ice is melting

Engineering leadership in 2024 and beyond: Skating where the puck is going when the ice is melting

A sneak peek into the 2024 LeadDev Engineering Management report: how the role is changing and what these changes mean for the industry at large.

The software bug all stars - and what we can learn from them

The software bug all stars - and what we can learn from them

This presentation will provide practical advice and insights to help you improve your skills and avoid becoming the next "All Star" bug. So, join Christian for an entertaining and educational session that will leave you with a better understanding of software development and the tools to take your skills to the next level.

How do you deliver a feature on the biggest stage in the world?

How do you deliver a feature on the biggest stage in the world?

In this talk, media server engineer Josh McNamee discusses the challenges in shipping Disguise’s 'Single Large Canvas', the software feature that lets U2 put images on the inside of the Las Vegas Sphere.

Managing the marathon: Leading teams through lengthy migration projects

Managing the marathon: Leading teams through lengthy migration projects

In this short talk, Lawrence will reflect on his experience leading teams through multi-year migration projects. He will discuss a general approach to this before shining a spotlight on the unique challenges that a prolonged migration project has on team dynamics.

From overload to oasis: Creating more time for the cool stuff

From overload to oasis: Creating more time for the cool stuff

Ready to transform your team dynamics? Join Dominika for this insightful talk. You'll walk away with actionable strategies to lighten your workload while empowering your team members and fostering their growth. Say goodbye to burnout and hello to contentment, with more time for exciting projects! From overload to oasis in under 10 minutes.

Data science demystified

Data science demystified

Grishma gives an overview of data science and delves deep into the pipeline data scientists use - right from fetching the data, the Python tools and frameworks used to creating models, gaining insights and telling a story.

Managing across timezones; A retrospective

Managing across timezones; A retrospective

Over the past two years, Matt has been experimenting with various processes and ways of working to maximize his team's ability to collaborate, deliver incrementally, and build team rapport, even when they can't be in the same room. In this talk, Matt shares a retrospective of that journey, discussing what worked, what didn’t, and the valuable lessons learned along the way.

Measure for change

Measure for change

Picking metrics is one thing. But the harder decisions lie in what to do with them afterward. These choices determine whether your organisation is able to use metrics to improve – or if they’re actually going to cause your engineering culture to take a nosedive. After coaching hundreds of engineering leaders, I’ve seen that the ones who really got it right shared a few important traits: all metrics are tied to a decision, they involve their teams, and they always, always follow-up. Aside from metrics, these leaders know that they need to equip their teams with the knowledge, tools, and autonomy they need to continuously improve.

Building for the new developer

Building for the new developer

Cat presents the research journey of Pluralsight's extensive study on the social science aspects of GenAI adoption. The study aimed to inject a human-centred approach into critical questions that engineering organizations confront regarding the evolving landscape of AI-assisted coding.

You are here: The story of the Barbican

You are here: The story of the Barbican

The creation of the Barbican offers valuable lessons in navigating stakeholders and constraints. Nick delves into the fascinating story behind the remarkable buildings.

Demystifying neurodiversity in tech with nostalgic video games

Demystifying neurodiversity in tech with nostalgic video games

Parul takes you on a trip down memory lane to learn about Neurodiversity in technical leadership through concepts from nostalgic video games such as Mario, Pacman and Tetris.

Iterate to greatness: Building high performance, AI-native engineering teams

Iterate to greatness: Building high performance, AI-native engineering teams

In this talk, Jared shares how Vercel transitioned to an AI-native company and how you too can operate highly effective, AI-native product engineering teams, from the tools used to the way to stay organised amid the rapidly changing pace of AI.

How to use technology radars to make transparent tech decisions

How to use technology radars to make transparent tech decisions

Andra's talk focuses on the advantages of creating tools like Medic's Technology Radars, emphasizing transparency, alignment, and accelerated onboarding, all of which are enhanced by Medic's dedication to open-source principles.

Build great engineering teams and have a positive social impact

Build great engineering teams and have a positive social impact

On the back of working in the tech industry developing great products in highly competitive markets, how can we make society better? Germán and Seraphine will share the story of skills and talent meeting diversity and social impact.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem

You'll leave the talk feeling inspired and empowered with the tools you need to react to difficult situations and make a real difference in your workplace.

Managing Engineering Teams in the Era of AI

Managing Engineering Teams in the Era of AI

In this talk, Chris will share insights for managing product teams as they navigate the complexities of integrating AI into their domains for the first time.

Delivery metrics - the good, the bad and the utterly ridiculous

Delivery metrics - the good, the bad and the utterly ridiculous

Jennifer examines how an over-reliance on metrics can be exploited by both developers and managers for status, power and $$$$. And for the less cynical, how a sensible approach to measuring things can make a team work better.

The post office scandal: What we can learn from its process and human failures

The post office scandal: What we can learn from its process and human failures

Against the backdrop of a system that failed with heartbreaking real-world consequences, Hywel’s talk will examine the micro-decisions that lead to bad and dangerous software practices (e.g. remote access to production), and what you can do about them if you’re not the key decision maker.

Making smart investments: A framework for maximizing your ROI in technical decisions

Making smart investments: A framework for maximizing your ROI in technical decisions

In this talk, we're going to explore a framework for evaluating the return on investment (ROI) of complex tech decisions, illustrated with real-world examples that highlight both the traps to avoid and the paths to success. I'll share methods for pinpointing key metrics that matter, and how to design experiments or proof-of-concepts to measure ROI. Finally we will discuss the importance of staying objective and adaptable throughout the process.

Embracing engineering’s place at the forefront of business

Embracing engineering’s place at the forefront of business

Over the past decade, technology's role in business has transformed. Engineering is no longer a back-office function or cost centre; it's a leading function. Renee shares how as engineering leaders, we must actively lead our businesses, ensuring the effective, safe, and ethical adoption of GenAI.

How to set goals with people who don’t want to set goals

How to set goals with people who don’t want to set goals

During Alicia's talk, she is going to share her tried and tested method of setting goals, and a step by step walk through of the process.