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Developer! Developer! Developer! East Anglia

DDD East Anglia

Cambridge, UK
Saturday 16 September 2017


Adam Surgenor Adam Surgenor


Ashic Mahtab Ashic Mahtab

Ashic is a .NET consultant based in London and an ASP.NET / IIS MVP since 2009. His experience ranges from real time fault monitoring systems to working for Her Majesty at Parliamentary ICT. When not messing about with code, he can be found moderating http://www.asp.net or having a rant on twitter. He is passionate about software design, messaging, DDD, CQRS, Event Sourcing and almost anything to do with software, and often blabbers about those things at various user groups and conferences. He is also the founder of the London ZeroMQ User Group.


Benji Weber Benji Weber

Benji is a generalist software developer and VP Software Development at Unruly. Benji has a special interest in Java and Extreme Programming practices such as Mob Programming, Continuous Deployment, Domain Driven Design, and anything that helps teams succeed.


Ceri Shaw Ceri Shaw

Ceri is an Engineering Team Lead at FreeAgent, she has been developing for almost 15 years in a variety of languages, but most recently Ruby and JavaScript.

She loves leading teams to deliver amazing features and is fascinated by the way people work together.


Chris O'Dell Chris O'Dell

Chris has been developing software with Microsoft technologies for over 12 years. She currently works at Skelton Thatcher Consulting helping our clients to understand, adopt, and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems.

She has led teams delivering highly available Web APIs, distributed systems and cloud based services. She has also led teams developing internal build and deployment tooling using the unconventional mix of .Net codebases onto AWS infrastructure.

Chris promotes practices we know as Continuous Delivery, including TDD, version control, and Continuous Integration.


Christian Hujer Christian Hujer

1997-2005 freelancing trainer and developer 2005-2014 Giesecke & Devrient GmbH Architect and International Tech Lead since 2015 CEO/CTO Nelkinda Software Craft Pvt Ltd Active in India, UK and Germany


Colin Angus Mackay Colin Angus Mackay

Colin Mackay is a software developer, former MVP, and speaker at user groups and previous DDD events.


Dennie Declercq Dennie Declercq

Dennie is developer of apps for people with a disability. It's his passion to make apps and data solutions that engage people with more needs, to to all the thing's we are all doing. Dennie has also founded his own nonprofit to publish his apps.


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!


Duncan Jones Duncan Jones

Duncan is a Microsoft MVP and developer with a background in the financial services industry. He has a personal interest in highly scalable systems, which has lead to Event Sourcing (by way of CQRS). Currently working with HedgeFacts, a supplier of software and services to the Hedge Fund industry. He previously presented talks on printing and on debugging way back in 2006.


Galiya Warrier Galiya Warrier

Galiya Warrier is a data solution architect at Microsoft, where she helps enterprise customers adopt Microsoft Azure Data technologies, ranging from big data workloads to machine learning and chatbots.


Gary Ewan Park Gary Ewan Park

Gary Ewan Park has been developing on the .Net Platform for almost 9 years. His day job sees him developing using ASP.NET, AngularJS, WPF, SharePoint, Silverlight, and WCF for Oil Companies working in the North Sea.

In his spare time, Gary contributes to a number of Open Source projects including Chocolatey, ChocolateyGUI, Cake, GitVersion, and GitReleaseManager.

Gary is a founding member of the Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group, that holds monthly sessions on any topic related to the Microsoft .Net Technology Stack.


Gary Short Gary Short

Gary Short is a Data Solution Architect at Microsoft where he specialises in creating advanced analytic and machine learning solutions for Microsoft's customers, using the Azure data stack.

Gary has also been an enthusiastic speaker for over 10 years, speaking at AI and dev conferences all over the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and the US.


Ian Cooper Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTI, Reuters, Sungard, Misys, Beazley, and Huddle delivering everything from bespoke enterprise solutions, 'shrink-wrapped' products, and cloud services to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of Software Craftsmanship and Agile Architecture. When he is not writing code he is also the and founder of the London .NET user group and speaks at events throughout the UK.


Ian Johnson Ian Johnson

I'm a passionate software developer who has been tinkering with random technologies for over 10 years.

I have particular interest in lean, agile, behaviour driven development and too many other things to mention


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.


Joseph Woodward Joseph Woodward

Joseph Woodward is a .NET focused software engineer currently working at Just Eat in Bristol, a regular speaker at user groups, an active member within the .NET community, OSS contributor, organiser of the .NET South West meet up and co-organiser of the DDD South West conference. His loves include .NET, sharing knowledge, learning, growing, community, open-source software, speaking and blogging.


Karo Stoltzenburg Karo Stoltzenburg

Karo Stoltzenburg works as a Senior Test Engineer for Linguamatics in Cambridge. She co-organizes the Ministry of Testing Cambridge group and is a regular at the Cambridge Exploratory Workshop on Testing.

When she is not involved in all things testing, she enjoys speaking of herself in the third person.


Matt Lacey Matt Lacey

Matt is an independent development consultant and has been developing software since the nineties.
He's a Microsoft MVP for Windows Development and is especially interested in Mobile development, user experiences, and developer productivity.
He has spoken at user groups all over the UK and in Europe and has also organised and hosted more than 100 events for developers.


Matt Laver Matt Laver

Matt has worked as a developer for over fifteen years with a broad range of experience from small engineering companies to large Financial enterprises.

His favourite pastimes are deleting code and automating manual processes.


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.


Phillip Trelford Phillip Trelford


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 robinminto.com.


Sam Hogarth Sam Hogarth

I am a Senior Developer at Scott Logic, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where I lead a team building an FX application for small businesses, with JavaScript and Java. I’m interested in new technologies, improving developer productivity and communicating new ideas to the developer community.


Sandeep Singh Sandeep Singh

Sandeep is the co-founder and Technical Director of Initial Spark Consulting based in Leeds, England. As a seasoned Software Consultant, he is adept at helping organisations realise genuine business benefits rapidly through the design and development of high performing solutions. Through his experience, Sandeep has developed a strong knowledge across a broad range of technology stacks in a range of industries including finance and healthcare which enables him to apply a holistic approach to solution design and problem solving. Sandeep is an active member of the local development community via meetups and attending conferences, he also enjoys contributing to open source projects.


Sean Farmar Sean Farmar

Sean Farmar holds the world record for answering the most NServiceBus questions - even more than Udi :-).

With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in providing simple solutions for complex business requirements using NServiceBus and applying SOA principles inspired by Udi Dahan.

As a solution architect with Particular Software, the creators of NServiceBus, Sean provides support, training and consulting for customers using NServiceBus and the Particular Platform.






Simone Cuomo Simone Cuomo

Simone Cuomo is a Technical Lead at Vizolution, a blogger, and an active member of the local development community. He advocate knowledge transfer, clean code and focus his extra time in supporting the local community.


Stephen Harrison Stephen Harrison

By day I am a .Net contract software developer leading a team building a platform for connected devices monitoring HIV in third world countries.

During the evening I run Tinamous.com, an Internet of Things platform for Arduinos, PI's, Gadgeteers and all those exciting new devices us developers are playing with.

When not doing that I can be found with a soldering iron in my hand or pulling my hear out trying to get some 3D printing going and occasionally working on Dollars2pounds.com which I've been running for the last 14+ years.


Steve Spencer Steve Spencer

Steve is an experienced .NET Developer, Microsoft Azure MVP and a Senior Solution Architect at Liberis in Nottingham (http://www.liberis.co.uk/). Steve has spoken at previous DDD events and user groups covering Microsoft Azure, Gadgeteer, Raspberry Pi, Service Bus, Visual Studio Online and Azure Web jobs


Stuart Lang Stuart Lang

Hi, I'm Stu. I am a Senior Software Engineer working for Just Eat with 8 years of experience in .NET.

I'm an organiser of the Bristol F# meetup and DDDSW, and love to support and contribute to open source.


Tomasz Bartoszewski Tomasz Bartoszewski

Tomasz is a developer who likes to be involved in everything at work. He wanted to be a knight, but because of low demand, he ended up slaying bugs on production. He likes improving performance of the applications. In his free time, he usually plays with Rubik's cubes, currently the Megaminx. Big Lego fan, especially Castle series, and anything what requires creativity.


Viv Richards Viv Richards

Viv Richards is a test automation engineer at Vizolution, a blogger and a community bumble bee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer at a local junior school as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge by organising local meet-up's as well as organising South Wales largest agile and developer conference.


Zinat Wali Zinat Wali