Sarah Wilson-Carr

Senior Developer


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Speaker Bio

Sarah Wilson-Carr is a highly skilled and experienced Senior Developer at Sky, the UK’s largest media and telecommunications company. With over a decade of experience in the technology sector, Sarah has become a respected figure in the industry, known for her technical prowess, innovative thinking, and commitment to excellence.

Sarah began her journey in technology by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, where she excelled academically and demonstrated a natural aptitude for programming and problem-solving. Upon graduation, she entered the workforce as a software developer, gaining experience across multiple industries, including finance, healthcare, and e-commerce.

In 2015, Sarah joined Sky as a software developer, where she quickly established herself as a valuable team member. Her dedication, technical expertise, and ability to innovate within the fast-paced media landscape made her stand out, and she soon climbed the ranks to become a Senior Developer. At Sky, Sarah has been instrumental in developing and implementing advanced software solutions that have improved customer experiences, increased efficiency, and driven revenue growth.

Sarah is an advocate for diversity and inclusion within the tech industry, and she actively mentors junior developers, particularly women and underrepresented minorities. As a member of Sky’s Women in Technology initiative, she works to create an inclusive and supportive environment, encouraging more women to pursue careers in technology.

Speaker Sessions


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

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Digital Transformation
  • ESG & Sustainability
  • Software & Development
  • Sarah Wilson-Carr

    Senior Developer


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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