I'm a high energy speaker who loves little more than being on stage, speaking to equally passionate technologists. I'm currenty speaking on how communication impacts development processes, talent in technology and on automation. A playlist showing past talks and available abstracts are below. Get in touch at hello[at]jessica.tech to get me at your upcoming event.
It’s never been a better time for individual developers or small teams to work to get their ideas built and launched. Easy to access and affordable tooling, modern frameworks, shared infrastructure and educational materials have helped to drive this renaissance of development. But we can go further into making development accessible with limited resources through the automation of common tasks and processes. We’ll look at how automation is shaping how we’re building now and how automation could help shape the future of development.
How is Django like Doctor Who? They’re both projects supported by an incredibly motivated community. This talk will look at the ways in which open source communities parallel fandoms as they form, grow, break off into factions and interact with their supporters and critics. As we learn more about our own communities by looking at our equally-obsessed geeky peers we’ll hopefully discover ways that we can help make our communities (and maybe even fandoms!) more equitable, accessible and open.
Development is more than just code. How many times have you delivered a feature only to find that what you’ve built isn’t what the user wanted? We’ll be looking at ways you can build communication strategy into your development process, with a focus on cross-team communication in larger organizations. Involving non-technical teams and individuals in your development process through communication allows for a wider range of insights. Productive internal conflict supported by open communication can help make sure you build the right product the first time.