Sellout Bristech 2016 gives The Watershed its biggest crowd yet

Tim Jarrett Veracode Bristech

Tim Jarrett, Security strategist, and DevOps enthusiast at Veracode, speaking at the event

Some of the technology’s brightest lights were among the speakers at this year’s Bristech conference, delivering talks on a diverse range of topics from across the technical spectrum.

Speakers included Sam Hogarth, Senior Developer at Scott Logic; Tim Jarrett, Security strategist, and DevOps enthusiast at Veracode; Jen Williams, Developer of linked open data tech at Networked Planet, and Dan Fairs, Founder and ex-Tech Director at Second Sync.

Scott Logic, ForgeRock, and Dyson, were the conference’s gold sponsors this year.

Bristech co-founder Nic Hemley, who is also Head of Development at Scott Logic’s Bristol Development Centre said: “As a cinema, The Watershed proved to be very well suited as a conference venue and we are reliably informed it was the largest crowd it’s had to cater for to date!

“We feel incredibly privileged to have welcomed such a strong line up of speakers, with local, overseas and female technologists. The fact we sold out in both 2015 and 2016 underlines the strong appetite for tech events in the locality, and is indicative of how engaged and inquisitive the tech community is in the South West region.”

Jonathan Scudder, director of engineering and co-founder of ForgeRock added “Bristech 2016 was a rousing success for the Bristol tech community – what a great learning opportunity for developers and IT professionals.

A representative from Dyson said: “Our focus is on hardware and software integrating seamlessly to enable better, more intelligent products. We want them to understand our preferences as well as the environment they are in.

“Bristol’s a brilliant place to be doing this with the minds that will allow us to develop more problem solving technology to export to the world.”