March 14, 2018

This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Part 1: At Work

This one-day event brings together team leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Part 2: Explore

Hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

Part 1

At Work

Part 1 Speakers

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    Jay Harrison

    SRE Lead

    Centrica Hive Ltd

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    Jay Harrison

    SRE Lead

    Centrica Hive Ltd

    About

    Jay has been in IT for 2 decades, doing everything from hardware and systems integration with Dell to massive scale social media gaming with Electronic Arts. He thrives on building resilient, scalable, automated services and leading the teams that underpin the success of today's technology companies. For the last 4 years he has worked at Centrica Connected Home as Tech Lead of the SRE team supporting Hive, one of Europe's largest IoT platforms.

    Talk - Github at Hive - Good ideas and not so good ideas

    Part 2, 3.00pm

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    Andrew Merrell

    Principal Software Engineer

    Sky

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    Andrew Merrell

    Principal Software Engineer

    Sky

    About

    Andrew is a principal software engineer focused on the frontend building React, Redux & Node.js applications for Sky. Andrew is focused on empowering teams to achieve continuous delivery and collaborate together.

    Talk - From 0 to 3500 plus repos in 5 years - What do we do with repo 1?

    Part 2, 3.40pm

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    Mark Ison

    Principal Software Engineer

    Sky

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    Mark Ison

    Principal Software Engineer

    Sky

    About

    Mark Ison is a Principal Software Engineer for Sky where he drives the technology approach for Sky's frontend applications. Mark is a passionate about supporting Sky's Internal Open Source model where we try to use similar principles to help teams scale and solve common problems together.

    Talk - From 0 to 3500 plus repos in 5 years - What do we do with repo 1?

    Part 2, 3.40pm

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    Nigel Abbott

    Sales Director

    GitHub

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    Nigel Abbott

    Sales Director

    GitHub

    About

    Nigel is something of a software sales veteran, having started in the industry immediately after leaving University in 1993 (Information Systems Mgt BSc (hons)). In this time, he's worked in a variety of disciplines from utilities and middleware, content and document management and more latterly on software developer platforms (since 2011). Over the last 6 years it has become increasingly obvious that the UK market (and world in general) has started to appreciate the real value of software as opposed to focussing solely on the cost of writing/developing it. Here at GitHub Nigel is responsible for our wide range of Enterprise customers in the UK and Ireland, with customers in pretty much every vertical.

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    Vitor Monteiro

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Vitor Monteiro

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Vitor has been an Engineer for most of his professional career. He worked in the Portuguese IT HealthCare and UK Finance Services industries as an Engineering Lead before fulfilling a lifetime passion in joining GitHub. He's now an Architect Solutions Engineer helping customer lead the industry in the way of Version Control and Source Code Management.

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    Brent Beer

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Brent Beer

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Brent Beer has used Git and GitHub for over 5 years through university classes, contributions to open source projects, professionally as a web developer, and as a trainer for GitHub. Brent is also a published author for an O'Reilly book titled, "Introducing GitHub". He now works as a solutions engineer for GitHub in Amsterdam to help bring Git and GitHub to developers across the world.

    Talk - How GitHub does DevOps

    Part 2, 4.55pm

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    James McLeod

    Software Engineer Lead

    Lloyds Banking Group

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    James McLeod

    Software Engineer Lead

    Lloyds Banking Group

    About

    James McLeod is a passionate Software Engineer with an absolute belief in open collaboration and a drive for growing engineering communities. James’ role as Software Engineering Lead in the Lloyds Banking Group Mortgages team focuses on driving the community, listening to feedback and removing silos through leading and advocating Lloyds engineering guilds and InnerSource collaboration. His energy and passion goes beyond the workplace where James is the founder of ‘React London – Bring Your Own Project’ – a rapidly growing London meetup network, with over 850 members, dedicated to support and grow front-end ReactJS developers.

    Talk - Enabling InnerSource at Lloyds Banking Group

    Part 2, 4.30pm

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    Scott Henson

    Infrastructure Software Engineering Manager

    Improbable

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    Scott Henson

    Infrastructure Software Engineering Manager

    Improbable

    About

    Scott is the Senior Engineering Manager working in Infrastructure at Improbable, a London-based technology startup. Improbable is creating SpatialOS, a computation platform which enables developers to build large-scale, complex simulations. SpatialOS lets developers exceed the limits of a single server or game engine. It allows for a swarm of hundreds of game engines, running in the cloud, to cooperate together to simulate a world much larger, richer, and with more players than any single engine or server could. Scott holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University. He previously worked in Infrastructure Security at Facebook and was a system administrator at Red Hat.

    Talk - To the Dream of One Repo Hosting Tool

    Part 2, 4.05pm

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    Syed Humza Shah

    Senior Software Engineer

    Deliveroo

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    Syed Humza Shah

    Senior Software Engineer

    Deliveroo

    About

    Syed Humza Shah is a senior software engineer at Deliveroo. There, most of his work has been alongside data scientists to improve driver dispatch algorithms. He is presently in the Site Reliability Engineering team where he builds tools and processes to ensure and improve the reliability of Deliveroo's tech.

    Talk - Using All Tentacles of an Octocat - How Deliveroo automated workflows using GitHub features

    Part 2, 2.35pm

Part 2

Explore

Part 2 Speakers

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    Heidy Khlaaf

    Research Consultant

    Adelard LLP

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    Heidy Khlaaf

    Research Consultant

    Adelard LLP

    About

    Heidy Khlaaf is a Research Consultant at Adelard LLP where she evaluates, specifies, and verifies the implementations of safety-critical systems. She received her PhD from University College London where she developed novel research methodologies, in part with Microsoft Research, to fully-automate the verification of temporal properties over software systems.

    Talk - Determining Software Safety in Critical Systems

    Part 1, 7.50pm

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    Edward Thomson

    Senior Programme Manager

    Microsoft

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    Edward Thomson

    Senior Programme Manager

    Microsoft

    About

    Edward Thomson is a Programme Manager for Git in Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services. Previously, he was a software engineer, building version control tools at Microsoft, SourceGear and GitHub. He is the co-maintainer of the libgit2 project and an author of books and video training about using Git.

    Talk - Microsoft loves Open Source - Becoming the Biggest Contributor

    Part 1, 7.10pm

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    Eleanor Harding

    Senior Product Designer

    Twitter

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    Eleanor Harding

    Senior Product Designer

    Twitter

    About

    Eleanor Harding is a Senior Product Designer at Twitter who particularly likes the feeling of joy that comes from turning an idea into a product. In her spare time you’ll find her tinkering with a 3D printer or hacking together something wonderful about space.

    Talk - One Billion, One Hundred, and One

    Part 1, 6.40pm

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    Joe Nash

    Student Program Manager

    GitHub

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    Joe Nash

    Student Program Manager

    GitHub

    About

    Joe is the student program manager at GitHub, helping the next generation of tech leaders create inclusive and diverse communities. He’s a strong believer in the educational benefits of hacker culture, and supports student hackers through both his professional work and community leadership. He’s also a level 10 Triton sorcerer.

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    Keith Cirkel

    Application Engineer on Web-Systems

    GitHub

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    Keith Cirkel

    Application Engineer on Web-Systems

    GitHub

    About

    After running a consultancy company writing JavaScript, Keith found his home at GitHub writing JavaScript for their Web Systems team. Keith likes to spend his time failing to make furniture, feeding his pet chicken, or writing biographies about himself in the third person.

    Talk - Web Systems

    Part 1, 8.20pm

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    Debs Durojaiye

    Founder and Co-Organiser of Afrotech Fest

    Afrotech Fest

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    Debs Durojaiye

    Founder and Co-Organiser of Afrotech Fest

    Afrotech Fest

    About

    Debs Durojaiye is an Interaction Designer at Government Digital Service (GDS) where she works to create user-centric public services. She is the founder and co-organiser of Afrotech Fest, a two-day tech festival by and for black people of African and Caribbean heritage. In her free time she dreams up ways to create more free time.

    Talk - Afrotech Fest and the intentionality of alternative tech spaces

    Part 1, 7.40pm

Schedule

At Work

Wed March 14

5:00pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

6.30pm

Welcome

Welcome

6.40pm

One Billion, One Hundred, and One

Eleanor Harding, Twitter

From the challenge of designing at scale for the next billion people, through to the dynamics of design collaboration in a global team, down to the nuance of designing for one person as wonderful and complex as you - learn secrets from Twitter about scale and abstraction in design.

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Eleanor Harding

Senior Product Designer

Twitter

One Billion, One Hundred, and One

From the challenge of designing at scale for the next billion people, through to the dynamics of design collaboration in a global team, down to the nuance of designing for one person as wonderful and complex as you - learn secrets from Twitter about scale and abstraction in design.

7.10pm

Microsoft loves Open Source - Becoming the Biggest Contributor

Edward Thomson, Microsoft

A few short years ago Microsoft called Open Source a cancer and likened it to communism. Today Microsoft is the organization with the most contributors to open source projects on GitHub. Learn how Microsoft transformed its business to embrace and extend open source technologies like the Git version control system - but not extinguish them. Learn how that led to Microsoft open sourcing key development tools, like the .NET Framework. Finally, learn how their success with open source led them to adopt open source workflows within the company - a strategy called inner source.

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Edward Thomson

Senior Programme Manager

Microsoft

Microsoft loves Open Source - Becoming the Biggest Contributor

A few short years ago Microsoft called Open Source a cancer and likened it to communism. Today Microsoft is the organization with the most contributors to open source projects on GitHub. Learn how Microsoft transformed its business to embrace and extend open source technologies like the Git version control system - but not extinguish them. Learn how that led to Microsoft open sourcing key development tools, like the .NET Framework. Finally, learn how their success with open source led them to adopt open source workflows within the company - a strategy called inner source.

7.40pm

Afrotech Fest and the intentionality of alternative tech spaces

Debs Durojaiye, Afrotech Fest

This talk looks at the importance of creating intentional, alternative spaces for those often on the fringes of the wider tech conversation.

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Debs Durojaiye

Founder and Co-Organiser of Afrotech Fest

Afrotech Fest

Afrotech Fest and the intentionality of alternative tech spaces

This talk looks at the importance of creating intentional, alternative spaces for those often on the fringes of the wider tech conversation.

7.50pm

Determining Software Safety in Critical Systems

Heidy Khlaaf, Adelard LLP

Safety-Critical systems are prevalent in our everyday life. Yet, despite the increasing use of software in these systems, the tech community as a whole is largely unaware of issues, processes, and standards, that reign and govern them. This talk will thus provide an introductory overview of safety-critical systems, and how the software used within them can be assured and verified up to standards that ensure our safety.

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Heidy Khlaaf

Research Consultant

Adelard LLP

Determining Software Safety in Critical Systems

Safety-Critical systems are prevalent in our everyday life. Yet, despite the increasing use of software in these systems, the tech community as a whole is largely unaware of issues, processes, and standards, that reign and govern them. This talk will thus provide an introductory overview of safety-critical systems, and how the software used within them can be assured and verified up to standards that ensure our safety.

8.20pm

Web Systems

Keith Cirkel, GitHub

A talk about GitHub's Web Systems team, and the way they help GitHub delivering features and keeping high quality code.

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Keith Cirkel

Application Engineer on Web-Systems

GitHub

Web Systems

A talk about GitHub's Web Systems team, and the way they help GitHub delivering features and keeping high quality code.

9.00pm

Networking

Networking

11.00pm

Close

Close

Explore

Wed March 14

1:00pm

Doors Open + Lunch

Doors Open + Lunch

2.00pm

Welcome and Product Direction

Welcome and Product Direction

2.35pm

Using All Tentacles of an Octocat - How Deliveroo automated workflows using GitHub features

Syed Humza Shah, Deliveroo

Deliveroo has been one of UK's fastest growing tech companies. Such growth comes with software challenges. Syed Humza Shah will go over three of these challenges, how Deliveroo solved them, and certain GitHub features that helped with the solutions.

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Syed Humza Shah

Senior Software Engineer

Deliveroo

Using All Tentacles of an Octocat - How Deliveroo automated workflows using GitHub features

Deliveroo has been one of UK's fastest growing tech companies. Such growth comes with software challenges. Syed Humza Shah will go over three of these challenges, how Deliveroo solved them, and certain GitHub features that helped with the solutions.

3.00pm

Github at Hive - Good ideas and not so good ideas

Jay Harrison, Centrica Hive Ltd

Lessons learned from using Github.com for a large software endeavour for 6 years.

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Jay Harrison

SRE Lead

Centrica Hive Ltd

Github at Hive - Good ideas and not so good ideas

Lessons learned from using Github.com for a large software endeavour for 6 years.

3.25pm

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

3.40pm

From 0 to 3500 plus repos in 5 years - What do we do with repo 1?

Andrew Merrell, Sky

Mark Ison, Sky

We will discuss our journey from GitHub private to business and some of the challenges around discoverability but also some of the new capabilities centralising our repositories into a single location enables. We will cover some of the tools we created in the private (repo limited days) that assisted us in managing our org (some of this now no longer needed with SAML) and also auditing. How this data can enable us to ask questions such as - What’s our scala adoption rate?, Which libraries/frameworks are we adopting?. But we’re onto our next big challenge, with 3500 plus repos viewable, how we’re addressing some of the discoverability challenges to cut through the mess and find the diamond.

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Andrew Merrell

Principal Software Engineer

Sky

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Mark Ison

Principal Software Engineer

Sky

From 0 to 3500 plus repos in 5 years - What do we do with repo 1?

We will discuss our journey from GitHub private to business and some of the challenges around discoverability but also some of the new capabilities centralising our repositories into a single location enables. We will cover some of the tools we created in the private (repo limited days) that assisted us in managing our org (some of this now no longer needed with SAML) and also auditing. How this data can enable us to ask questions such as - What’s our scala adoption rate?, Which libraries/frameworks are we adopting?. But we’re onto our next big challenge, with 3500 plus repos viewable, how we’re addressing some of the discoverability challenges to cut through the mess and find the diamond.

4.05pm

To the Dream of One Repo Hosting Tool

Scott Henson, Improbable

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Scott Henson

Infrastructure Software Engineering Manager

Improbable

To the Dream of One Repo Hosting Tool

4.30pm

Enabling InnerSource at Lloyds Banking Group

James McLeod, Lloyds Banking Group

As Lloyds moves into a world communities, guilds and organisational learning, James McLeod explains how GitHub Enterprise brings engineers together in an ecosystem of InnerSource collaboration.

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James McLeod

Software Engineer Lead

Lloyds Banking Group

Enabling InnerSource at Lloyds Banking Group

As Lloyds moves into a world communities, guilds and organisational learning, James McLeod explains how GitHub Enterprise brings engineers together in an ecosystem of InnerSource collaboration.

4.55pm

How GitHub does DevOps

Brent Beer, GitHub

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Brent Beer

Solutions Engineer

GitHub

How GitHub does DevOps

5.15 pm

Closing keynote

Closing keynote

5.30pm

Networking Drinks and Partner Showcase

Networking Drinks and Partner Showcase

London

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FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation London presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We highly encourage attendees to take public transportation or ridesharing services to events. Parking is not provided at the venue but can be found in the general area.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email events@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and breakfast and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at the meetup?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.