It’s Getting Hot In Here: How Code Effects Our Planet

11:35am

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Session Overview

How can developers help lower the carbon emissions of the world? With the average person in the UK spending over 6 hours on the internet each day, imagine the amount of data that is being transferred across the world at any moment in time.

This all comes at a cost, in this talk I will look at the carbon cost of that data and the effects on our planet and how we can improve that by making some small and big changes to the way we code and the way we architect digital solutions.

As a senior software developer at Sky I have had a lot of experience when it comes to building software and how the small changes can have the biggest effects. I’ve influenced my team to think differently about how we code and am having a positive impact on the carbon usage of our websites.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Analyse how the tech world is effecting our planet
  • Explore the changes we can make to improve our carbon emissions. How to take instant action with helping our planet
  • Discover best practices for green software development

This session is for you if…you are technical and non-technical and interested in enhancing your knowledge of green software development.

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Unlock the power of payments in this session which reveals the secrets to supercharging your business in a complex environment. In an era of economic uncertainty and reduced consumer spending, we’ll explore how harnessing the latest payment tools can both boost your revenue and streamline your costs.

No matter where you work, payments are paramount to the ultimate success of your business. When you finish the hard work of acquiring and convincing a customer to buy, you don’t want to fall at the final hurdle. And with fierce competition, that first failed payment can mean a customer moves to a competitor for life. But with so much complexity, regulation, diverse local market dynamics and constant evolution, payments can feel complex and overwhelming.

This session is your gateway to unravelling the latest payment trends and their practical application in powering your business.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Conversion Mastery: Learn how to boost your conversion rates through Network Tokens, Strong Customer Authentication optimisation, and expanding your payment methods arsenal.
  • Cost Efficiency: Discover the cost-saving potential of local payment methods, Rapid Dispute Resolution and Network Tokens, making your payment processes lean and cost-effective.
  • Security and Growth: Find out how to enhance fraud detection to safeguard your business, while also exploring the opportunities presented by embedded finance to diversify your revenue streams.

This session is for you if…

  • Your company relies on getting paid (and let’s face it, that’s all of us).
  • You’re involved in building or optimising the user journey and checkout experience.
3:30pm
Presentation

Technology With A Purpose

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • ESG & Sustainability

Technology is and has been an incredible catalyst for change, enabling us to connect, create, and innovate like never before.

However, our focus must shift towards being more intentional with this transformative power to secure a sustainable an equitable future for everyone.

As technology solutions continue to rapidly evolve, it is essential to reflect on the potential of using advanced solutions to address critical global challenges such as climate change, the quality and availability of life-critical resources, and healthcare equality.

The Why: Feel inspired about the limitless potential of technology when applied with a sense of Purpose that can lead us towards a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Having a clearly defined Purpose is vital in thinking about the use of technology for good
  • As technology leaders, there are so many opportunities for you to use connected and smart technologies to solve the world’s health, environmental and safety needs
  • Embracing digital technologies helps us achieve an even greater positive impact on people and the planet more rapidly

This session is for you if…

  • You are passionate about using technology to solve many of the challenges facing the world today
  • You want to learn about the role of Purpose in your technology strategies
12:45pm
Presentation

Driving Positive Change In A World Of Data, Analytics & Gen AI

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • AI/ML
  • Data
  • Software & Development

How can AI be leveraged to change the way we live and work? How can Data and AI be used to improve lives – from healthcare to sport – as well as for those of us who are neurodiverse?

Join us at this session, as we embark on an inspiring journey into the heart of data and analytics, exploring the boundless possibilities of placing data at the centre of business and the use of techniques such as generative AI. In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed, women are at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and driving positive change.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The role women have played, and will continue to play, in Analytics, AI and driving positive change
  • How AI will play a critical role in enhancing all of our decision making as we move forward, changing the way we live and work
  • How we can inspire the next generation through sport and technology

This session is for you if…you are a seasoned data scientist, a forward-thinking AI enthusiast or simply curious about the future of IT. This session is your opportunity to see what Oracle are bringing to the community, market and enabling businesses for the future.

2:15pm
Presentation

Data Mesh In Action: Transforming Data Operations

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • Data
  • Digital Transformation

Data Mesh is not a technology or service that you can buy from a SaaS company – it’s a company-wide understanding that Data is produced a certain way, presented a certain way and maintained a certain way. You can’t scale properly if you’re not data driven and you can’t be data driven if every team is doing their own thing when it comes to data.

Over the past few years, loveholidays has been working hard to implement Data Mesh to dramatically improve company-wide data utilisation and increase trust in data. This has involved thoroughly interrogating what makes an enduringly insightful Data Product and has shined a light on what we needed to change, what we’ve done well and where we’d like to go.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • What does Data Mesh @ loveholidays looks like?
  • What hiccups have we experienced so far?
  • What’s next?

This session is for you if…you’re someone who wants to better understand how a rapidly growing company is adopting a radical data approach to make decision making faster and more accurate.

4:35pm
Presentation

Sustainability In Tech: Why It Matters, How To Develop It, And Why Women Will Lead It

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Data
  • ESG & Sustainability
  • Workforce

Today’s evolving workplace faces many challenges – global talent scarcity, up/re/new skilling, quiet quitting, new ways of working and so much more. Added to that climate change and sustainability urgency.

With an estimated 24 million net new jobs worldwide being created by the green economy by 2030, green skills are essential to the transition towards a green economy, (Intl Labour Org). Yet the global shortage of skilled professionals continues across industries where the demand for technical & sustainable skills outpaces the availability of required skills.

The world’s sustainability transformation calls not only for a new generation of technology but a new generation of technology professionals. Data and Digital knowledge and skills are at the very foundation of the future workforce.

In this talk, you will understand why tech professionals – especially women in tech – have a central role in the evolving workplace.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How the urgency of climate change and sustainability is creating a skills gap
  • Moving towards a sustainable workforce
  • What a sustainable workforce looks like
  • Why data and digital skills are 2 of the top priority skills for the new workforce
  • Preparing for the new workplace – for yourself, your team, your organisation
  • How women are leading in the sustainable tech
  • Practical examples of green tech, sustainable solutions, and tech skills coming together to create a more sustainable environment.
2:50pm
Presentation

Compassionate Refactoring

60 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development
  • Technical

Within coding, the desire to consistently refactor and improve code is a common aspiration yet frequently remains unfulfilled. This session delves into the often-overlooked barriers that impede this process, with a special focus on the constraints of time and, more crucially, the lack of compassion in the coding environment. The discussion extends beyond external pressures to address the self-criticism that developers often face when dealing with imperfect code.

In an industry where perfection is highly prized, this talk highlights the importance of acknowledging and accepting the initial phase of writing suboptimal code as a necessary step towards mastery. It emphasises the transformative power of kindness and forgiveness in the coding process, proposing that embracing our coding flaws can paradoxically lead to the development of superior code. Join us for an insightful exploration of how fostering a culture of empathy and understanding in coding can unlock greater potential for innovation and excellence.

1:20pm
Presentation

What’s The Point Of TypeScript

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development
  • Technical

Unpack TypeScript in this session designed for both seasoned and novice developers. We’ll introduce TypeScript, explaining its enhancement of JavaScript with static typing and the resulting benefits for error detection and code management.

The session will also address TypeScript’s limitations and present alternative tools and languages, offering a well-rounded understanding of its role in the web development landscape. Join us for a focused dive into TypeScript, where we explore its impact and alternatives, equipping you with the knowledge to make informed decisions in your development projects.

12:10pm
Presentation

Making Sure it is Working for Both Security and the Solution Squads

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development

‘A host of new and evolving cybersecurity threats has the information security industry on high alert. Ever-more sophisticated cyberattacks involving malware, phishing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency and more have placed the data and assets of corporations, governments and individuals at constant risk.

The industry continues to suffer from a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals and experts warn that the stakes are higher than ever, as the cybercrime epidemic even risks shaking public faith in such cherished ideals as democracy, capitalism and personal privacy. “Honestly, we’re all at risk,” Heather Ricciuto of IBM Security told cnbc.com, “whether you’re talking about a large enterprise or an individual.”’ Michelle Moore, PhD , University of San Diego.

This talk will help you with evolving your cyber security policy and DevSecOps transformations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Creating safe spaces to develop confidence
  • Ensuring security is built in from day 1 (aka shift-left)
1:20pm
Presentation

What It Takes To Make A Smart TV In 2023

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development

In the competitive world of smart TVs, it’s not enough to simply offer cutting-edge technology at an attractive price point. Consumers demand a seamless and enjoyable user experience, one that is both accessible and feature-rich and the operating system that powers the TV is now as important as the hardware.

In this session, Andrea Monge, Technical Program Manager at Roku takes you through the journey to uncover how software plays a pivotal role in fulfilling system and commercial requirements to deliver the defining elements of a compelling Smart TV experience in 2023

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how software engineering plays a pivotal role in shaping the user experience of smart TVs
  • Gain insight into the cross functional product development process required to deliver a delightful TV user experience
  • Learn about how machine learning and experimentation can fuel a continuous improvement cycle, keeping products perpetually user centric

This session is for…software engineers interested in building complex systems and anyone interested in the smart TV market such as product managers, designers, content providers and marketing professionals.

2:50pm
Presentation

How To Progress As An Engineer While Doing What You Love

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development

Join this presentation to learn about my journey in maintaining passion in my work, enhancing engineering quality, influencing my company’s engineering culture, and achieving the role of a Distinguished Engineer.

Throughout our careers we find ourselves at pivoting points where we need to take decisions about direction. As women we often find ourselves pushed towards people or project management, analysis, etc. That is great for some but not what everyone wants out of their professional lives. We are lucky to live in times where an individual contributor career path exists and we can become staff+ engineers, continue focusing on solving engineering challenges and never stop coding if we choose to do so

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Embrace your differences and find your niche
  • Try… and fail
  • Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy

This session is for you if…you are an engineer who does not want to go into a management route. If you like solving challenging situations through code while growing and reaching larger portions of your tech environment. Also if you want to be a role model in engineering excellence and culture.

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