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Your go-to repository for all the highlights from XConf EU including talks, decks and videos.

Created by technologists for technologists, for people who care deeply about software and its impact on the world.

XConf 2019

Barcelona, Manchester, Munich

Highlights video: XConf 2019


In July 2019, ThoughtWorks XConf was hosted in Manchester, Munich and Barcelona. XConf gives you direct access to a diverse range of ThoughtWorks senior technologists working on our clients’ most complex challenges. This year was packed with talks and discussions on Infrastructure, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Security and Kotlin.

Keynote: Stories Every Developer Should Know - Neal Ford, Director


The history of engineering, including software projects, contains rich lessons that we risk repeating. This session recounts a variety of stories of projects that failed…and why. Each story tells of a mistaken interpretation of some architectural fundamental principle and the consequences – some good, some less so. I also look at the common threads for these stories, which resonates with problems many companies have but don’t realize.

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XConf 2018

Barcelona, Manchester, Munich

Highlights video: XConf 2018


Taking place over three days in three fantastic European cities, XConf EU 2018 was packed with talks, discussions and networking. As ever, hands-on technology was at the top of the agenda with ThoughtWorkers and guest speakers taking our community through a wide range of front-line technology topics such as Evolutionary Architecture, FrontEndOps and Microservices.

Keynote: Building Evolutionary Architectures - Rebecca Parsons, CTO


This talk, based on the book Building Evolutionary Architectures co-authored by Rebecca and Neal Ford, investigates how to build evolvable systems. The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium.

XConf 2017

Hamburg, Manchester

Highlights video: XConf 2017


XConf provides a platform for passionate technologists who are looking for inspiration and a chance to network with their peers. This edition of XConf saw talks on Serverless Architecture for an IoT Solution, Infrastructure Design Patterns, Observable Microservices and much more.

All Roads Lead to DevOps - Erik Dörnenburg





The devops movement started ~5 years ago and only a small number of innovative organisations took interest. Watch Erik's talk to unearth "what devops means" and why sooner or later all successful organisations will move to a DevOps model.

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Get ready for XConf Online


Due to COVID-19, XConf 2020 will be an online conference on Friday 26 June.

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