Dave Farley Founder and Director, Continuous Delivery Ltd
Dave Farley is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development in general. He is co-author of the Jolt-award winning book 'Continuous Delivery' a regular conference speaker and blogger and one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto.
Dave has been having fun with computers for over 30 years has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. He started working in large scale distributed systems more than 25 years ago, doing research into the development of loose-coupled, message-based systems - a forerunner of MicroService architectures.
Dave has a wide range of experience leading the development of complex software in teams, both large and small, in the UK and USA. Dave was an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s.
Dave is the former Head of Software development at LMAX Ltd, home of the OSS Disruptor, a company that are well known for the excellence of their code and the exemplary nature of their development process.
Dave is now an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.
Simon Brown Founder and Director, CodingTheArchitecture
Simon is an independent consultant specialising in software architecture, and the author of "Software Architecture for Developers" (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility). He is also the creator of the C4 software architecture model, which is a simple approach for creating maps of your code. Simon is a regular speaker at international software development conferences, travelling the world to help organisations visualise and document their software architecture.
Timandra Harkness Science Writer/Broadcaster,
Timandra Harkness is a science writer, broadcaster and comedian, who has been writing and performing on scientific, mathematical and statistical topics since the latter days of the 20th Century. Her book acclaimed Big Data: does size matter? was published by Bloomsbury in 2016. Timandra is a regular on BBC Radio 4, writing and presenting BBC Radio 4’s FutureProofingseries and documentaries such as 'Data, Data Everywhere', and 'Personality Politics'. She was also resident reporter on the social psychology series 'The Human Zoo'. In 2010 she co-wrote and performed 'Your Days Are Numbered: The Maths of Death', with stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, which was a sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe before touring the rest of the UK and Australia. Science comedy since then includes the solo show ‘Brainsex', cabarets and gameshows.