Countdown to RebelCon 2020

February 25, 20


RebelCon 2020

Countdown to RebelCon 2020

The countdown to RebelCon 2020 is officially  underway ! Last week we hosted a launch event at REPUBLIC OF WORK in Cork city where we unveiled our new brand (with friendly racoon mascot) and announced details about this year’s event.


Launch Event with very special guest Dave Farley

Dave Farley a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery and co-author of the jolt-award winning book ‘Continuous Delivery’ anchored the launch with a truly inspirational talk on taking back software engineering and why we need to rethink how teams deliver products at different scale.


Dave Farley at RebelCon 2020 Launch event
guest speaker Dave Farley


Save the date – June 18th & 19th

RebelCon 2020 will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on June 18th & 19th.

Day 1 will feature a number of workshops.Day two consists of 4 parallel conference tracks

  1. Cyber Security
  2. Practical DevOps
  3. (Better) Ways of Working
  4. Rebel Track (inspiring you to dare to be different)

This years theme – “Rebellious thinkers change the world”

There are always game changers in history. The industrialists of the new century, the bankers of the 80’s. Today it’s the software practitioners. This is our time, software is eating the world and software practitioners are the dream makers. Embrace your rebel, dare differently and love what you do.

Meet our keynote speaker – Kelly Shortridge

Kelly Shortridge
We’re really EXCITED to announce that Kelly Shortridge will be keynoting this year’s conference.  Kelly is based in NYC and is a thought leader in the field of cyber security and InfoSec. Kelly is currently VP of Product Strategy at Capsule8. Kelly is known for presenting at technology conferences internationally, including Black Hat USA and O’Reilly Velocity Conference.

A host of International Speakers & thought Leaders

BAFTA award winning video game designer Brenda Ramero will be anchoring the Rebel Track. As a designer, Brenda has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons & Dragons and Def Jam franchises. In 2015, she won the coveted Ambassador’s Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. In 2014, she received a Fulbright award to study Ireland’s game industry, academic and government policies. In 2013, she was named one of the top 10 game developers by and Develop magazine listed her among the 25 people who changed games in 2013.
Matthew Skelton co-author of the book “Team Topologies” joins us from the UK and will be speaking as part of the Practical DevOps track.
Simon Whittaker, Cyber Security Director at Vertical Structure joins us from Northern Ireland and will be speaking ap part of the Cyber Security track.

Brenda Romero

Brenda Romero

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton

Simon Whittaker

Simon Whittaker

Early Bird tickets now on sale

A limited number of early bird tickets are still available here. 

Call for Sponsors & Partners !

RebelCon is Ireland’s largest software development conference. It is a key arena for companies and individuals in the software industry to come together, exchange knowledge and learn from each other. We are looking for exhibitors and sponsors for RebelCon 2020. Please contact us on for a prospectus

Call for speakers closes on Feb 29th

Our call for speakers closes on Feb 29th, we are welcoming submissions from software practitioners here

A word of thanks to our launch sponsors

Finally we’d like to say a BIG “thank you” to REPUBLIC OF WORK for providing a venue for last week’s launch. We’d also like to thank our training partner IT@Skillnet Cork for partnering with us to bring the legendary Dave Farley to Cork.

More action short from the launch event !


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DC @donal_cahalane

Cork folk. Go and take a long look at the awesome activity around the #RebelCon19 hashtag and be infinitely proud of your city for producing an absolutely amazing event. Software is the future of every business and today some great great software people are at @RebelConf

Paul McGrath @heypaulmcgrath

Now in its third year, RebelCon just keeps getting better! Delighted to have been given the opportunity to speak this year, and very excited for RebelCon 4.

szlwzl‏ @szlwzl

This is a wonderful event, full of interesting people telling interesting stories. If you get the opportunity to attend #rebelcon2020 then you should *definitely* get it sorted. I’ll see you there!

Eddie Kenny‏ @eddiekenny9 Jun 20

Major kudos to @RebelConf for closing out the conference with a panel discussion on the extremely important topic of mental health

in tech industry

Siobhán Murray‏ @Twistingthejar

Amazing conversations at @RebelConf 3rd summit in cork ‘Debugging your Brain’ ending a jam packed 2 days! #mentahealthintech #theburnoutsolution #support

Mags‏ @3weststreet Jun 21

Thank you for hosting a wonderful conference and to everyone involved for sharing their experience and wisdom. @RebelConf

Sabine Wojcieszak‏ @SabineBendixen

What an amazing day at #rebelcon2019 ! Thanks to all organizers for that great experience! Hope to see you again in 2020! @RebelConf