Ady Stokes is a recently appointed Quality Engineering Architect for easyJet with over 25 years experience in auditing, managerial roles and testing. He is the course bison creator for The Coders Guild software tester training and apprenticeship. His goal is to help teams build better software through coaching, training, speaking and mentoring.
Ben is a JS/TypeScript enthusiast working on Vue.js projects at BJSS. He used to be a software recruiter but enjoys coding far more.
Having been a developer for 8 years, Colin jumped over that fence developers love to chuck work over six months ago to became an SDET with interests in automation, the visualisation of test report data and value driven development practices. Outside of work Colin loves augmented reality, Pokemon Go (for which he helps run the Leeds community), death metal and board games.
20+ years in web/software dev. I head up The Coders Guild, an industry group promoting diversity, inclusion, best practice and knowledge share. Also run a national apprenticeship scheme for web devs. When not at a computer I muck about with sourdough baking and wind my kids up.
Automation / Manual Tester with 6 years experience
James has been dev for over 10 years working at a few different places including the BBC for 5 years.
He really enjoys tinkering with random tech projects and sharing that experience with others. For a bit of a flavour, here is a recording of me recently talking about some of my open source projects. DevRel @SendBird
Jamie is a web developer and runs a small agency in Middlesbrough called Endeavour Digital. He enjoys building Front End Applications with React and is an advocate of JAMstack.
When he isn’t working you’ll find him spending time with his family, playing squash or eating the occasional parmo.
Joe acts as the Development Capability Lead for BJSS Leeds, encouraging good communities of practice amongst our many and varied technologists through blogs, talks, recruitment practices and mentoring. His secret is that he doesn't really like computers, being much more comfortable around books and ancient paintings, but loves the things that they let people do.
I am a full stack software engineer and software architect based in Shipley, UK. I have over 8 years of experience in web software engineering. My main professional expertise lies in building and maintaining enterprise grade web based decision support systems for public health. I have worked on challenging projects around Europe, incorporating best practices and technologies with user feedback and research to help build systems that improve public health and increase productivity of our clients. In addition to my main professional activities I do freelancing work in software consultancy and web application development. I have a strong passion for helping people find their path in the Software development "jungle" and love everything tech.
Katie Fenn is a software engineer from Sheffield working at Monzo. She loves attending conferences, writing talks and building nifty things with the Web. When not at work, you'll most likely find her on a bike in the Peak District National Park.
Digital Agency Director @parallax
Research Fellow at Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). I am a gradaute of School of Computing with my PhD on geological data visualization for learner geologists in the field. I have been developing software applications in various specialities such as Linked Data and Knowledge Bases, Android and iOS applications, various NoSQL/SQL DBMS, Tripple Stores. I try to be functional in my choice of programming languages but my first language was Java. I am new to data science but I know it leads to very interesting computation subjects (all practice at the moment with the theory at the autonomous driving seat).
Senior React Developer at Parallax
I have been a developer for just under 5 years
Phil is Principal Developer Advocate at Netlify, the fastest growing automation and hosting platform for modern websites.
With a passion for browser technologies, and the empowering properties of the Web, he loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common.
Phil's 20 year career in web development includes time as a Software Engineer at Verisign, an Open Source Evangelist at British Telecom, and Technology Director at R/GA where he worked with clients around the world such as Nike, Google, Beats By Dre and Samsung to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.
Rich McIntyre is a straight talking internet enthusiast, currently working as a Chief Engineer at BJSS. Working on cool projects across the country.
Sam is a, front-end developer at GitLab, and co-organiser of Frontend NE. He’s an advocate of pattern libraries and componentising elements; and has given talks on both topics at several events and conferences in the past.
You can follow him as samdbeckham on Github, Twitter, Codepen, or Medium.
Yes, the D stands for David; and no, there’s no relation (unfortunately).
7 years experience as a developer
Tanja started coding at 8 years old and now, almost three decades on, works as Engineering Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming, managing and leading Software Engineering squads. With 18 years’ experience of building software under her belt, she believes in Tech’s positive impact on people’s lives and our futures. For her it's not just about the technology & the solutions built, it is also about making an impact on Engineering Culture and helping people become better technologists and human beings.
Tom has been working on the web for close to 20 years and in that time seen ideas come and go (and be re-invented). The fundamentals hold true and that's why he's passionate about web standards and user experience. The last 5 years have been at Sky Betting & Gaming but he's now looking forward to starting at the Department of Work and Pensions. He also loves mountain biking and bikes in general.