Cork's Software Engineering Conference
Latest technology | Culture | Development practices
June 21st & 22nd 2018
Clayton Hotel Cork City Center


Cork is currently enjoying a huge expansion in its software industry. With global giants and local SME’s building world leading software products and blazing a trail in the tech sector, it seems unusual that there hasn’t been a dedicated software development conference so far. Well that’s all about to change as local tech giants Poppulo (formerly Newsweaver) and DesignWizard join forces with it@cork Skillnet to bring RebelCon Leeside.

RebelCon is a not for profit technology conference run by the developer community for the developer community. It’s happening on 16th June 2017 at the newly opened Republic of Work located on the South Mall.
It features a line up of national and international speakers with a wealth of software industry experience. Talks on the day will span the latest technology, cultural and development practices in the software industry.

Speakers (2017)

Schedule (2017)

Green Room Blue Room
08:15 Registration & Coffee
Keynote - Shifting Gears and reaching for your potential
Ryan O’Reilly
09:45 Morning Tea
Monitoring: How to increase visibility of distributed systems in production
Pierre Vincent
Continuous Delivery - Death of Big Bang Stress
Mary O'Donovan
10:50 Changeover
Communication: earning or burning money!
Sabine Wojcieszak
Solving Javascript Gripes with Elm
David Lynam
11:50 Changeover
Introduction to event sourcing and CQRS
Duncan Jones
Using OWASP Tools to Build Secure Applications
Fiona Collins & Darren Fitzpatrick
12:50 Lunch
Lightening Talk Smackdown
5 Lightning Talks, 50 minutes, 1 winner
14:35 Afternoon Tea
You build it, you run it
Chris O'Dell
Building a Platform that Handles as Many Requests as
David Mills
15:50 Changeover
GKE (Kubernetes): The Arecibo Message for Developers
David Gonzalez
Building a bridge between design and development with UX Driven Development
Jeremi Walewicz
16:50 Changeover
Giveaways and wrap-up
(we all bask in post conference glory!)

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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The Quick Version

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.

The Less Quick Version

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.