Andy is a senior developer at Evoluted New Media in Sheffield and mostly works with Laravel and CakePHP. Before working full-time in the web industry he worked in Quantum Optics research as a theoretical Physicist.
Beth is a Senior Software Test Engineer for one of the largest sports betting companies in the UK. She has worked in testing for 4 years, in a wide variety of testing disciplines and is always interested in learning more. In her free time, Beth is a gamer, foodie and gig-attendee; she has an avid interest in learning about science, medicine and history.
Chad is a developer turned user researcher based in Sheffield. They have also dipped their toe into project management, user testing, interaction design and event organising. They are a firm believer in inclusive software and digital inclusion. In their spare time, they can be found in various usergroups talking about gender, mental health and gaming for social good.
Chris is a developer at simplabs, a member of the Ember Core Learning Team and loves talking about Ember any chance he gets! Also, many moons ago Chris used to help run LeedsJS!
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
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.
I'm a Data Engineer for the Datashed, basically a big data geek! 😄
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.
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).
Luke Bonaccorsi (he/him/his) is a developer who started building web things in the early 2000s as a hobbyist before making a career of it in 2011. He’s currently a Product Developer at AND Digital, and is the organiser of LeedsJS. In his free time, he’s an amateur chef, expert eater, casual pixel artist and a chaotic maker.
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 Software Engineering Manager at DAZN. Working with teams in Amsterdam and Leeds.
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 is a product developer at AND Digital, based in their Leeds office. He enjoys speciality coffee, cycling and forever rewriting personal projects with the latest JS library and frameworks, meaning these projects are never quite finished.
Umair is a software developer, currently working for AND Digital. He loves creating amazing UX / UI and apps and one of his passions is ReactJS, having formerly worked as a React Native Developer. As well as ReactJS, Umair loves contributing to OSS, giving back to the local community and throwing in a good pun to conversations (even if they don’t get a REACTion...).