This is our first guest speaker meet up. This is the opportunity to engage with technology enthusiasts looking to expand knowledge and socialise.

This is our first guest speaker meet up. This is the opportunity to engage with technology enthusiasts looking to expand knowledge and socialise.

Our speakers include:

Keeley Erhardt - Software Engineer at Improbable

Keeley is a software engineer at Improbable, a London-based tech company focused on enabling massive-scale simulation. She graduated from MIT with a B.S. and M.Eng in Computer Science. Keeley is passionate about distributed systems, open source, and DevOps.

Her discussion will take explore Improbable's experience bringing OpenTracing to all services that run in our infrastructure—tracing everything from gRPC & HTTP request to backend DB calls. We will walk through how we used OpenTracing to gain a better understanding of our own system and its bottlenecks.

Stay tuned for our additional speakers who will be announced shortly.

All proceeds are in aid of Meningitis Now, raising funds will deliver life-saving and life-changing research, awareness and support.

Kriselda Rabino - Software Engineer at Deliveroo

By day, Kriselda helps build, ship and monitor scalable software with the Growth engineering team at Deliveroo, an exciting technological feat as the company has expanded from its roots in Kensington across 12 countries in just 5 years, topping 2017's Deloitte's UK Fast 50 list of fastest-growing tech companies in the UK.

By night, she enjoys the social, creative and technical aspects of partner dancing and teaches her favourite style, Brazilian Zouk, weaving in as many terrible tech analogies as she possibly can.

She continues to draw amusing parallels between her dev and dance lives, and aims to share a few of these in her talk "A Great Performance; what dancers can teach us about developing for scale".

Jessica Leigh Jones - Engineering Leader at Sony

Jessica Leigh Jones is a multi-award-winning Engineer and Astrophysicist, currently responsible for developing the next generation of manufacturing platform at the Sony UK Technology Centre, in collaboration with Japan. The former UK Young Engineer of the Year embarked upon her career in engineering following the design and development of a series of novel fibre optic sensing technologies leading to her receiving the IET Intel Inspiration Award in 2012.

Jessica is a Non-Executive Director of the Engineering Education Scheme Wales and Vice-Chair of the Apprenticeship Standards Approval Panel for engineering and manufacturing in the UK. In 2017 she introduced a Software-Electronics higher apprenticeship to develop the next generation of Sony engineers; a first both within the corporation and within Wales.

Jessica has received the Freedom of the City of London and is currently represents the fastest progression to Liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers. She is the current Woman of the Future for Technology & Digital, a Top 100 Manufacturer’s exemplar figure and appeared as one of the youngest in the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe List.