Northern Ireland Developer Conference 2020

Instil will be delivering a one-day workshop and talks at this year's virtual NIDC

  • 8th - 10th October 2020
  • Online

This year, we will be a Gold Sponsor at the virtual Northern Ireland Developer Conference taking place between 8th - 10th October.

Not Your Mothers TDD - Type Driven Development in TypeScript

Not to break tradition, Head of Learning, Garth Gilmour will be partnering with Richard Gibson from HexLabs on day 1 to to deliver a session on TypeScript. Over the years TypeScript has become the most popular mainstream language for Functional Programming. The talk will look at all the latest features of the language including mapped types, type guards and beyond. More information on the session can be found here.

Empathy As A Super Power!

Principal Product Manager, Emma Mulholland will deliver her first talk for Instil on the important topic of empathy. Emma will look at what exactly empathy is and how, as an industry we can become more empathetic especially when building products. More details on Emma's talk can be found here

Simple, Hard, Effective

Jordan Colgan, one of our Software Engineers, will present the idea that simple and hard make effective results. The key take-aways of this talk will be:

  • Learning how simple is good and being “smart” is actually not great
  • Coming to terms that we will have to work hard, it’s just nature
  • Familiarity of practices not commonly used in the software community and industry within Belfast, but will set you apart if mastered
  • Being able to convince others that we should apply the practices learnt, because simple and hard make effective results

More details on Jordan's talk can be found here

About NIDC

The conference will have speakers from around Northern Ireland, speaking on a range of technologies and disciplines, from security and dev ops to data and game dev. And a for the very first time, a special kids track by NI Raspberry Jam.

More information on The Northern Ireland Developer Conference 2020 can be found here NI Dev Conference or if you would like to speak to one of our developers on the day, they can be identified wearing the new Instil touring t-shirts.