27–29 September 2017, Churchill College, Cambridge


Sponsors helped us to add delight and enjoyed the chance to engage directly with our participants.

Thales e-Security

Thales e-Security

Thales e-Security is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that the data belonging to companies and government entities is both secure and trusted in any environment – on-premise, in the cloud, in data centres or big data environments – without sacrificing business agility.

Security doesn’t just reduce risk, it’s an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and, with the internet of things (IoT), even household devices. Thales provides everything an organisation needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property, and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenisation, privileged-user control and high-assurance solutions.

Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organisation’s digital transformation. Thales e-Security is part of Thales Group.



DisplayLink is a chip and software company whose technology is used in products from the world's leading PC and peripheral brands. Our technology appears in USB and wireless monitors, docking stations, video adapters and projectors. We are also at the forefront of wireless virtual reality, having demonstrated at CES, MWC and E3 our highly adaptive codec that is being designed in to products.

DisplayLink technology supports the latest notebooks, tablets and phones using Windows, OS X, Chrome OS, Android and Ubuntu.

Our Software Development and Test engineers love working with an agile, incremental, collaborative mentality – always exploring new ways to improve both the tech and the way they work. Come to our session to find out more.




Grapeshot is an established Cambridge-based company founded by John Snyder and Dr. Martin Porter, the inventor of the Porter-Stemmer algorithm used by nearly every search engine currently in use. Grapeshot receives over 2 million queries per second, 7 terabytes of consumer impressions per month, and deploys its technology worldwide in 31 languages.

Grapeshot uses natural language processing and super is a super fast information retrieval to quickly organise large amounts of data into useful, shareable insights for anyone who needs to make sense of an increasingly complex digital world. Grapeshot looks at the relationships derived from a statistical model; between words on their rarity, frequency and natural distribution. With offices in Cambridge, London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore and Sydney and further expansion planned for China and Germany, Grapeshot is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK.



Redgate makes the world's most trusted tools for shipping changes to your database. Their tools are technically challenging to make, but really intuitive to use – a philosophy they call ingeniously simple.

Redgate is an award winning employer, having featured in the Sunday Times 'Best Companies to Work For' list for eight consecutive years.

Redgate has a great culture. Not only will it challenge you to grow and develop, both personally and professionally, but it’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to excel at what you do. At Redgate, you'll work with bright people who are experts at what they do. You’ll learn from them and they'll learn from you. Read more about their culture here.

Fancy working at Redgate? They have several roles going in development, UX and technical communications right now. Keep a lookout for the future too.



AVEVA is one of the world’s leading engineering, design and Information Management software providers to the process, plant and marine industries. Celebrating 50 years of innovation, AVEVA’s world-leading technology was originally developed and spun out of Cambridge University in 1967.

We provide mission-critical solutions to some of the world's biggest engineering contractors (EPCs) and Owner Operators. AVEVA has successfully established a truly global infrastructure - an international business with over 1,700 employees and is exposed to the world’s fastest growing economies.



ARM defines the pervasive computing shaping today’s connected world. Realised in 100 billion silicon chips, our device architectures orchestrate the performance of the technology transforming our lives — from smartphones to supercomputers, from medical instruments to agricultural sensors, and from base stations to servers.

Arm was founded by a dozen engineers working from a converted barn in Cambridge, UK, over 25 years ago. By the end of 2015, that team had grown to more than 4,200 people in sites around the world. Arm gives its people the capabilities, processes and infrastructure to enable them to develop and thrive as the business scales and strengthens. At the same time, we seek to nurture a work culture that remains true to our founders’ original vision; empowering our engineers to be innovative and drive Arm-based technology into all areas, maximizing their creative potential and enabling all of our people to be their brilliant selves.

Quality Without A Name


We are Quality Without A Name, a partnership of pragmatic practitioners. We develop software, teams, and individuals. We do so by coaching, mentoring, and training tailored to the needs of our clients. We don’t shy away from taking responsibility, and are only happy when you are successful in the short term as well as the long term. We specialise in agile and lean software development. And we develop software ourselves - above all, we are software developers.


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