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27th June, 2018

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What is XConf?

No fluff. No filler. Just real tech.

XConf is created by technologists, for technologists, who care deeply about the craft of software and its ability to make the world a better place. Now in its 5th year, ThoughtWorks XConf will be hosted across the UK, Germany and Spain. Join us as we welcome Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO, ThoughtWorks to the stage as our keynote speaker!

This one-day, two-track event gives you in direct access to a diverse range of ThoughtWorks senior technologists working on our clients’ most complex challenges. Seating is limited to 200 guests, so register your interest today.

We hope to see you there!

At XConf you will:

  • Discover emerging technologies and practices, use cases, and real stories
  • Learn how to implement new technologies where you work and have greater impact
  • Hear from people who broke through seemingly insurmountable resistance to change
  • Talk with other interesting and ambitious technologists
  • Let go of previously-held assumptions and gain new perspectives

Want to be part of the bigger XConf community? Find out more about XConf Unplugged:

It’s a really interesting conference...loads of different talks about what's modern in technology and what to do. Hearing about those from great speakers is really good!" 

Tim, XConf attendee, 2017 

Keynote from Rebecca Parsons

Rebecca Parsons


Dr. Rebecca Parsons has decades-long applications development experience across a range of industries and systems. Her technical experience includes leading the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. Separate from her passion for deep technology, Dr. Parsons is a strong advocate for diversity in the techn industry. Committed to increasing the number of women in coding and STEM fields, Dr. Parsons served on the board of CodeChix and acted as an advisor to Women Who Code.


More coming soon - Our agenda is currently under construction!

9.45AMKEYNOTERebecca Parsons
10.50AMTRACK 1Laptop Devops: Putting Modern Infrastructure Automation to Work For Local Development - by Marcos Mercuri & Daniel Lockman
TRACK 2NAO Robot: Mask of eNAOtion - by Lina Alagrami
11.50AMTRACK 1"Coming Soon"
TRACK 2CI For Embedded Software - by Lucas Jenss & Folker Bernitt
1.30PMTRACK 1Blockchain - by Jill Irving
TRACK 2The profound impact of lightweight API gateway written in a LISP (Clojure) - Chris Birch
2.20PMTRACK 1"Coming Soon"
TRACK 2A Functional Approach to Architecture - Kafka & Kafka Streams - by Kevin Mas Ruiz & Alexey Gravanov
3.20PMTRACK 1 FrontendOps - by Giamir Buoncristiani
TRACK 2 (Manchester)Experience report on the intentional and unintentional evolution of a distributed architecture over 5 years - by Shodhan
TRACK 2 (Munich & Barcelona)A hands-on introduction to your first data science project - by Emma Grasmeder
4.00PMTRACK 1Building application in a "Microfrontends" way - by Prasanna N Venkatesen
TRACK 2QAing in a data platform project - by Kalyan Muthiah

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This year we've added a new location to our European conference: Barcelona! 

Manchester: 27th June, 2018


11 Portland St, Manchester M1 3HU

Munich: 28th June, 2018

Design Offices München Nove

Luise-Ullrich-Str. 14, 80636 München

Barcelona: 29th June, 2018

The Gates Barcelona Hotel

Avinguda Diagonal, 205, 08018 Barcelona