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


June 21st 2018 - 09:00 - 17:00

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.

Driven primarily by the presenter’s experience ranging from small Valley startups to Google and eBay, we will learn about:

  • Organizing engineering teams for innovation and velocity
  • Maintaining a culture of learning and risk-taking
  • Attracting and retaining excellent engineering talent
  • Developing and sustaining effective engineering processes and methodologies
  • Architecting scalable, high-quality, resilient software systems

We will conclude with recommendations on how to start implementing changes to your own organizational team structure, processes, and development practices.

Interview available
Raomal & Rohan Perera
Google Ventures Design Sprint Facilitator Workshop

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.

Interview available
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

08:15 Registration & Breakfast

09:00 Opening

09:10 Keynote

10:45 Morning Tea

12:15 Break

13:05 Lunch

14:45 Break

15:35 Break

15:55 Talks

Docker: Our journey to production
David Mills (Xanadu)

Smart buildings and smart cities
Eric Thiebaut-George (Johnson Controls)

How to win at product analytics
Noel Tate (Hubspot)

16:35 Break

16:45 Talks

Ryanair's Agile Journey
Jerry O'Sullivan (Ryanair)

TypeScript Deep Dive
Matija Grcic (8west consulting)

17:25 Closing

17:30 After-party

This schedule may be subject to change


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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