Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd June 2018
The Clayton Hotel, Cork City


Building on a successful debut RebelCon it is expanding for 2018. RebelCon will be a 2 day event incorporating a day of workshops followed by a day of talks. Attendee numbers will double from 150 to 300 due to demand.

RebelCon is a not for profit technology conference run by the developer community for the developer community. It’s happening on 21st and 22nd of June 2018 in the Clayton Hotel Cork City on Lapp’s Quay.

It features a line up of national and international speakers with a wealth of software industry experience. Workshops and talks will span the latest technology, cultural and development practices in the software industry.

RebelCon is hosted by Poppulo with support for the initiative from it@cork Skillnet


Call for speakers

Call for speakers is now closed, full schedule will be announced soon!


June 21st 2018
Full-day Workshops

Sam Newman
Designing Microservices

There is lots of theory out there about microservice architecture, but how often do you get to put that knowledge into practice? It’s not feasible to re-architect your real system often, and certainly not in a single day, or is it? This brand new workshop from the author of Building Microservices gives you a safe space to explore ideas behind microservice architectures with peers from other organisations.

In this workshop, we’ll share some framing for micro service architectures that explore the various forces that can drive the design and evolution of microservices, and then you’ll participate in a series of interactive architectural kata exercises to put your new found knowledge to the test. Afterwards, you’ll have a series of tools to take back to your own organisations to put into practice.

Randy Shoup
Scaling Technology and Organizations Together

Successful Internet companies are built on a foundation of excellent culture, efficient organization, and solid technology. As a company needs to scale, all of these parts of the foundation need to grow and scale with it. This tutorial will provide a deep dive into modern best practices at innovative companies in Silicon Valley for scaling culture, organization, and technology.

Raomal & Rohan Perera
Design Sprint Facilitator Workshop on Jake Knapp’s Process

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days?

How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day. Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions; the SPRINT. Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X.

Richard Bradshaw
Valuable Automation in Agile Testing

When talking about testing, hearing the word automation usually means automated tests, to some they are synonyms. But not to Richard Bradshaw. In his eyes Automation is integral to delivering software and even more so in delivering quality software. During this workshop, we’re going to discuss and explore ways we can use Automation to support our testing efforts far beyond automated checks.

June 22nd 2018
Keynotes & talks

Melissa Perri
The Build Trap

Are you building what your customers want, or are you just building?

Many companies confuse being busy with producing value, falling into a dangerous place called “The Build Trap”. They focus more on the motions of shipping feature after feature, without stopping to validate it’s what customer truly want and need. This is due in part to poor understanding of Product Management.

In order to get get out of the Build Trap and become a successful product-led organization, companies need to use strategy, process, principles, and practices to create an environment that focuses on outcomes for the user and the business rather than outputs.

Sam Newman
What Is This Cloud Native Thing Anyway?

Sam has found himself spending much of the past few years dealing with buzzword-heavy areas of technology, trying to come to terms with what it all means. From DevOps, to Microservices, serverless and now Cloud Native. So many of these terms mean different things to different people. In an effort to try and set us up with a common understanding of what Cloud Native is, Sam will be taking us on a whistle-stop tour through the history leading up to Cloud Native, and try and synthesise what it is, and why it’s important.

From the emergence of public cloud to the all consuming hype around Kubernetes, from 12 factors to servlerless, Sam will pull all these strands together to help us understand how everything is related, everything is new, and everything is old all at the same time.


Clayton Hotel Cork City
Lapp's Quay, Cork City, Ireland

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

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Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

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Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.


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