Developer! Developer! Developer! East Anglia

DDD East Anglia

Cambridge, UK
Saturday 22 September 2018


Adam Surgenor Adam Surgenor

I've been developing software for more than 25 years and still seem to be looking for the answers on Google.


Anthony Brown Anthony Brown

F# developer by day, focussing on web and mobile applications


Don Wibier Don Wibier

Don Wibier has been programming for more years than he can count. At the age of 15, he built a ticketing and reservation system in Clipper for his father's cinema, for which he and his friend were compensated with a brand new 386 PC!

After studying electronics and IT, Don embarked on a career in development, working with some of the biggest companies in The Netherlands and developing multi-tier enterprise solutions. Seeing an exciting future with the internet, he started building Delphi-based ISAPI DLLs in combination with application servers and databases. Working with an internet startup, he architected one of the fastest online services for finding and booking airfares. Don then built one of the most user-friendly Content Management Systems available, which is even now powering hundreds of web and mobile implementations across the world.

As Technical Evangelist at DevExpress and Microsoft MVP, Don is eager to share his knowledge and experience with you!


Gary Short Gary Short

Gary Short is a Data Scientist at Microsoft and specializes in Predictive Analytics, Social Network Analysis,Computational Linguistics and Machine Vision.


Gosia Borzecka Gosia Borzecka

Gosia Borzecka is an Office365 Developer at Intelligent Decisioning Ltd. She is a full stack .NET developer with over 6-year experience. The last two years she focuses more on SharePoint and Office 365. She spends her spare time to share knowledge, teaching kids programming and co-organizing monthly workshops: Tweets at @GosiaBorzecka and blog on


Håkan Silfvernagel Håkan Silfvernagel

Hi, my name is Håkan Silfvernagel. I have 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead. I currently work as a consultant at Miles. Before becoming a consultant I have previously worked as a researcher within the field of human computer interaction in the process industry with a focus on process automation and robotics.

I have a broad educational background with a master's degree in Electrical Engineering, a master's degree in Behavioral Science and I am currently finishing a master's degree in Emotion Psychology. During my psychology studies I came across the field of affective computing which combines psychology with computer science. Taking into account the focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning of today I believe it is important to take the human factor into account and try to make our systems adapt to the way we function as humans.

I am also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG).

In 2018 I have given (or will give) the following talks:


Ian Johnson Ian Johnson

Ian is a software developer working at Redgate, a company that develops tools for developers and database administrators.

Ian is passionate about writing maintainable code that delivers on the needs of users. Though he considers himself an introvert, Ian loves talking with other developers, learning from their experiences and sharing his own.

Outside of work, Ian is a passionate Star Wars fan and has been known to make the occasional really bad pun, but all of his code is "no-pun sourced" (sorry, couldn't resist).


Ian Russell Ian Russell

Ian Russell is an experienced software developer with a keen interest in agile, software craftsmanship, Domain-Driven Design and F#. He is the founder of Warwickshire.Net, a principles-focussed user group for the Warwickshire/West Midlands .Net community.


Joel Hammond-Turner Joel Hammond-Turner

Joel works as a Technical Lead for Landmark, and is currently bringing his 20 years of experience of software development and a passion for both technology and elegance to designing a world-class applications for the property information and risk management sectors.

He has presented sessions on using NuGet and Octopus in enterprise software at several DDD and community events, and last year at DDD East Anglia waxed lyrical on "So you want to be a Tech Lead? 10 things you need to do to succeed".


Oli Wennell Oli Wennell

Embarassing Dad, husband, diagram doodler. Tech lead at


Paul McGrath Paul McGrath

Hi, I'm Paul, a software engineer based in Cambridge. I started out 9 years ago with C++, VB and even a bit of FORTRAN. I currently work on freelance projects and in my spare time I also help run the Cambridge Programmers' Study Group.


Paula Muldoon Paula Muldoon

Paula Muldoon retrained at Makers Academy after an international career as a violinist and is now a backend engineer at Kurt Geiger. She has performed in over 20 countries, including recording at Abbey Road, and also blogs as Fiddlers Code. Originally from the USA, she holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She loves software development because you never stop learning!

Robin Minto Robin Minto

Robin is a developer/technical architect working for ByBox, a supply chain technology company in the UK.

He’s passionate about development, continuous improvement and all things security. With one foot in Dev and another in Ops, he’s as happy in C# as in PowerShell, in Visual Studio or Hyper-V, in Javascript or Docker.

Other passions include snowboarding, cycling and gin (but not together). He blogs at


Simon Painter Simon Painter


Steve Gordon Steve Gordon

Steve Gordon is a Microsoft MVP, senior developer and community lead based in Brighton, UK. He works for Madgex developing and supporting their new product portfolio built on .NET Core technologies. Most recently Steve has been involved in developing a number of .NET Core microservice based, distributed systems running in Docker. Steve is passionate about community and all things .NET related, having worked with ASP.NET for over 15 years.

Steve enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog, in videos and by presenting at user groups and conferences. Steve is excited to be a part of the .NET community and has recently founded .NET South East, a .NET Meetup group based in Brighton. He enjoys contributing to and maintaining OSS projects, most actively helping save lives with open source software and the Humanitarian Toolbox. You can find Steve online at his blog and on Twitter as @stevejgordon


Toby Henderson Toby Henderson


Tomasz Bartoszewski Tomasz Bartoszewski