Speaker: Molly Watt

Inclusive Technology Specialist @mollywatttrust

Molly Watt is a 23 year old inclusive technology evangelist, keynote and TEDxNHS speaker, children's illustrator and author, co founder of the Molly Watt Trust, director of Molly Watt Limited ambassador of ReSound, Sense and advocate of assistive technology Currently consulting with developers and designers in digital, breaking down barriers for those with and without specific accessibility needs. Working alongside some of the biggest in digital and their accessibility teams. Also raising awareness of abilities within disabilities using assistive technologies. Born severely deaf then registered blind - becoming deafblind at 12 Molly has a unique insight into accessibility, the use of accessibility features and mainstream assistive technologies. Having spoken, run workshops and consulted worldwide to accessibility teams at Apple, Cupertino, Apple Corporate, Sydney, Apple, London, also raising awareness of diversity, the need for inclusion at Harvard Medical School, Palace of Westminster, London also, Government Digital Services, BBC Accessibility, Barclays Bank Accessibility, Coventry Building Society, TSA, London Digital Health, NHS, Sigma, Wayfindr, Naidex, Atec. Collaborating with charities and those in the fields of awareness, empathy, accessibility, assistive technology and inclusion. Molly’s believe is that digital holds the key to accessibility, diversity and inclusion for all. We all have work to do.

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Tracks

  • 21st Century Languages

    Compile to Native, Microservices, Machine learning... tailor-made languages solving modern challenges, featuring use cases around Go, Rust, C#, and Elm.

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Architectural practices from the world's most well-known properties, featuring startups, massive scale, evolving architectures, and software tools used by nearly all of us.

  • Beyond Being an Individual Contributor

    Beyond being an individual contributor. Building and Evolving managers and tech leadership.

  • DevOps: You Build It, You Run It

    Pushing DevOps beyond adoption into cultural change. Hear about designing resilience, managing alerting, CI/CD lessons, & security. Features lessons from open source, Linkedin, Netflix, Financial Times, & more. 

  • Performance Mythbusting

    Real world, applied performance proofs across stacks. Hear performance consideratiosn for .NET, Python, & Java. Learn performance use cases with OpenJ9, Instagram, and Netflix. 

  • The Practice & Frontiers of AI

    Learn about machine learning in practice and on the horizon. Learn about ML at Quora, Uber's Michelangelo, ML workflow with Netflix Meson and topics on Bots, Conversational interfaces, automation, and deployment practices in the space.

  • Going Serverless

    Learn about the state of Serverless & how to successfully leverage it! Lessons learned in the track hit on security, scalability, IoT, and offer warnings to watch out for.

  • Microservices: Patterns and Practices

    Stories of success and failure building modern Microservices, including event sourcing, reactive, decomposition, & more.

  • Evolving Java

    Java continues to evolve & change. Track covers Spring 5, async, Kotlin, serverless, the 6-month cadence plans, & AI/ML use cases.

  • The Art of Chaos Engineering

    Failure is going to happen - Are you ready? Chaos engineering is an emerging discipline - What is the state of the art?

  • Security: Attacking and Defending

    Offense and defensive security evolution that application developers should know about including SGX Enclaves, effects of AI, software exploitation techniques, & crowd defense

  • Stream Processing In The Modern Age

    Compelling applications of stream processing using Flink, Beam, Spark, Strymon & recent advances in the field, including Custom Windowing, Stateful Streaming, SQL over Streams.