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Roan Lavery at Turing Fest 2018

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Your roadmap for designing, building and scaling better products

The Build track at Turing Fest 2019 brings together a diverse mix of engineers, product managers, designers and data scientists to share practical lessons on how to design, build and ship incredible products.

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A deep dive into the art & science of software

Join us for two days of insightful and actionable sessions from technologists, product leaders and creatives working on hard problems at scale. From product and design to engineering and infrastructure, we'll explore how emerging technologies and rapidly evolving best practices are changing the software industry in 2019.

Product management

From user research and onboarding, to internal collaboration and managing competing priorities, veteran product managers talk philosophy, process and practice

Software development

Engineers, software architects and CTOs discuss process, best practice, emerging technologies and infrastructure challenges, and how to build, ship and scale better software

Design & user experience

Design thinkers and UX specialists share deep insights into how the practice of digital design is evolving in 2019, and how to create delightful experiences for your users

Featuring speakers from world-class companies including...

Babylon Health
Deliveroo
FreeAgent
Intercom
LEGO
MaidSafe
Monzo Bank
Onfido
Pivotal
SoundCloud
Split
UserTesting

What's on the agenda

View the full conference schedule
Day 1 (Wednesday 28 August)

The Technology of Better Humans

Chris Messina
Chris Messina

Inventor of the hashtag
Ex-Google & Uber

Taming Your Monster: The Art of Saying “No”

Gabrielle Bufrem (Pivotal Labs)
Gabrielle Bufrem

Manager, Product Management
Pivotal

Integrating Customer Empathy into the Product Creation Process

Janelle Estes (UserTesting)
Janelle Estes

Chief Insights Officer
UserTesting

Volunteers, Not Conscripts: Fixing Out-of-Hours On-Call

Brian Scanlan (Intercom)
Brian Scanlan

Principal Systems Engineer
Intercom

Don’t Secure The Hardware, Secure the Data: Tackling Hard But Vital Problems

David Irvine
David Irvine

Founder & CEO
MaidSafe

Sense & Respond: Continuously Learning Our Way to Better Outcomes

Jeff Gothelf
Jeff Gothelf

Author of Sense & Respond and Lean UX
Co-founder of Neo Innovation

Online Experimentation: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Split.io
Lizzie Eardley & Sophie Harpur

Senior Data Scientist / Product Manager
Split

LEGO Design Principles as a Foundation for Future Interactive Play

Melissa Pickering
Melissa Pickering

Senior Design Manager
LEGO Group

Here Be Dragons: Product, Discovery, and How Not to Mess It Up

Randy Silver
Randy Silver

Director, UK Insider Insights
Motivate Design

Day 2 (Thursday 29 August)

Beat Your Competition With This One Weird Trick: Inclusion

Meri Williams
Meri Williams

Chief Technology Officer
Monzo

Do I Know You? Identity on the Internet and the Question of Trust

Kevin Goldsmith
Kevin Goldsmith

Chief Technology Officer
Onfido

You Got Served: How Deliveroo Improved the Ranking of Restaurants

Jonny Brooks-Bartlett (Deliveroo)
Jonny Brooks-Bartlett

Data Scientist
Deliveroo

Product EQ: The Secret Sauce to Hiring (& Keeping) Great Product People

Kate Leto
Kate Leto

Product & transformation consultant

Skateboarding and Software: Putting Ideas Into Action

Eamon Leonard
Eamon Leonard

Serial entrepreneur
Co-founder of Orchestra

How To Eat A Burrito (And Other Lessons Learned Scaling Engineering Teams)

Olly Headey (FreeAgent)
Olly Headey

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
FreeAgent

Emergent Architecture for Mobile Applications

Matthew Healy (Soundcloud)
Matthew Liam Healy

Software Engineer
SoundCloud

Setting Up Product Design for Success

Jane Austin
Jane Austin

Director of Product Design
Babylon Health

Fireside Chat: Magnus Nilsson

Magnus Nilsson (iZettle)
Magnus Nilsson

Co-founder & Executive Chairman
iZettle

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Turing Fest brings an interesting group of people together... I think that's very important; we can't keep siloing and isolating these different cultures and disciplines. We need to bring them together and have discussions — how do we get engineering and product to work better together? How do we get marketing involved? How do we work together as an entire unit towards a better goal?

Iain Brown
Software engineer, Administrate

Turing Fest is like a tech conference, but better. It's not faceless. It's not anonymous. You're hearing real stories from real people. The networking isn't just there as a bolt-on — it really matters. You speak to people who are doing real things today, and that's important.

Harrison Gilmore
Product manager, Care Sourcer

I love that Turing Fest brings together a variety of disciplines under one roof – it's a great realization that all these different areas inform and interact with one another, and harmonizing them together is the way to build world-class companies! The backdrop of the Edinburgh Festival makes this event truly one of a kind.

Courtney Seiter
Director of People, Buffer

What's really great about Turing is that you have a really dense, compounding community that's getting better every year. When you come here, the conversations that you have about tactics, strategy and everything in between are really in-depth in a way that you just can't get anywhere else — plus, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful European cities out there!

Patrick Campbell
Co-founder & CEO, ProfitWell

Turing Fest 2019 was brought to you in partnership with...

Administrate
Deliveroo Engineering
ChartMogul
Current Health
FanDuel
iZettle
Pendo
Smartsheet
usertesting
Zonal
Cathcart Associates
CodeClan
Cyclr
FreeAgent
HotDocs by AbacusNext
Intercom
Modulr
New Verve
Seedrs
Nucleus
Optimizely
Starling Bank
Alpha P Tech
Blockchain Technology Partners
Boundary
CodeBase
Digital People
DPL.ai
Getgo Studio
Hassl
Oracle
#ScotlandIsNow
Turing Trust
Wistia
Official Lounge Sponsor
Bureau
Official Beer Sponsor
Brewgooder
Official Sticker Sponsor
StickerMule
Community Partner
Startup Sesame