Past Events

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In 2020

  • March 2020 – QCon London, UK with the talk, “Secrets Behind a Strong Engineering Culture
  • Mar 2020 – Impact meetup short talk and panel
  • Feb 2020 – Guest keynote to Heineken’s inaugural Architecture Guild
  • Jan 2020 – Hosted by Trendyol Tech (Istanbul, Turkey), “Scaling Architecture Decision Making
  • Jan 2020 – Keynote Product & Tech Offsite for Tier Mobility (Berlin, Germany) with a talk focused on collaborating, “Tightening the Feedback Loop

In 2019

  • Dec 2019 – Keynoting the inaugural Lead Dev Berlin with the talk “Levelling Up: The Way of the Lead Developer
  • Nov 2019 – At Build Stuff Lithuania presenting “Talking with Tech Leads
  • Nov 2019 – At O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Berlin, Germany presenting “Scaling out architectural decision making
  • Nov 2019 – At W-Jax Munich, Germany keynoting on “Building Evolutionary Architectures
  • Oct 2019 – At an N26 Meetup in Barcelona, Spain, talking about “Scaling out architectural decision making
  • Oct 2019 – At Code Motion Milan (Milan, Italy) presenting “Talking with Tech Leads
  • Sep 2019 – At Agile Greece Summit (Athens, Greece), presenting “Talking with Tech Leads
  • Sep 2019 – At the London Facebook Leadership Summit on a panel discussing “Lessons Learned through Rapid Growth
  • Aug 2019 – TuringFest (Edinburgh, Scotland) presenting “Cultivating High Performing Teams during Hypergrowth
  • Aug 2019 – At an N26 Meetup in Vienna, Austria, presenting “Talking with Tech Leads
  • Jun 2019 – Part of N26’s TalkN26 series, “Winning the Language War: How N26 Decided to Adopt Kotlin” in NYC, USA
  • Jun 2019 – At QCon New York, “Cultivating High Performing Teams during Hypergrowth
  • Jun 2019 – At the CTO School Meetup, “Scaling Yourself through Hypergrowth” as part of a QCon Community Night (NYC, USA).
  • Jun 2019 – Presenting “Flavours of Technical Leadership” at LeadDev London as well as a one-day “Tech Lead Skills for Developers workshop”
  • May 2019 – Presented “Winning the Language War: How N26 Decided to Adopt Kotlin” at JBCN Barcelona, Spain
  • May 2019 – Presented “Talking with Tech Leads” at NewCrafts in Paris, France.
  • Apr 2019 – Presented “Talking with Tech Leads” at Xpand Conference, the very first tech conference in Amaan, Jordan.
  • Mar 2019 – Keynote of “Building Evolutionary Architectures” at Agile Days (Moscow, Russia)
  • Mar 2019 – Presented a new talk, “Scaling Yourself through Hypergrowth” at Skinnovation (Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Feb 2019 – Provided a customer keynote with Werner Vogels at the AWS Summit, Berlin, Germany.
  • Feb 2019 – Presented, “Talking with Tech Leads” at a meetup in NYC, USA hosted by N26.
  • Feb 2019 – Presented, “The Well Rounded Architect” at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in NYC, USA.
  • Jan 2019 – Presented, “Talking with Tech Leads” at a meetup hosted by N26 in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2018

  • Nov 2018 – Presented, “Building Evolutionary Architectures” at ├średev (Malmo, Sweden).
  • Nov 2018 – Presented, “Talking with Tech Leads” at the inaugural LeadDev Berlin meetup.
  • Nov 2018 – Presented, “Talking with Tech Leads” at GoTo Berlin.
  • Oct 2018 – Presented “Building Evolutionary Architectures” at a meetup in Barcelona, Spain hosted by N26.
  • Oct 2018 – Presented “Talking with Tech Leads” at JDD Conference conference (Krakow, Poland)
  • Aug 2018 – Presented “Tech Lead Skills for Developers” at FrontEnd conference (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • May 2018 – A 30 minute talk exploring the role of “Architects in Modern Teams” at WeAreDevelopers (8000-person congress in Vienna, Austria) where both Steve Wozniak and Joel Spolsky were speaking.
  • May 2018 – Held “The Well-Rounded Architect” on the main stage at CraftConf (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Mar 2018 – Did the opening talk at Landing Festival (Berlin, Germany) discussing the “The Well-Rounded Architect“.
  • Mar 2018 – Invited to do the opening keynote at the inaugural Lead Developer Austin where I talked about “Levelling Up: The Way of the Lead Developer
  • Feb 2018 – Held a book launch party in London with the co-authors (Neal Ford and Rebecca Parsons) for “Building Evolutionary Architectures”.
  • Feb 2018 – Spoke about “Building Evolutionary Architectures” at OOP (Munich), one of the largest software architecture conferences in Germany.
  • Feb 2018 – Whilst in Munich, Germany I also held the “Building Evolutionary Architectures” talk at the Microservices Meetup Group, which I was later told had the most number of attendees in its history.
  • Jan 2018 – Talked about the “Travel Guide to Software Systems” at NDC London.

In 2017

  • Dec 2017 – Presented “Building Evolutionary Architectures” at a meetup at ThoughtWorks in Berlin, Germany.
  • Dec 2017 – Presented “Building Evolutionary Architectures” at CodeEurope (Krakow, Poland), one of the largest developer conferences in Poland
  • Nov 2017 – Closing keynote of Continuous Lifecycle (Mannheim, Germany) with the topic, “Architecting for Continuous Change”.
  • Oct 2017 – O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference (London, UK) introducing the first time talk The travel guide to a software system
  • Jun 2017 – Presented “Why Serverless, Why Now?” alongside Martin Fowler’s talk about “Software Development in the 21st Century” in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Jun 2017 – Opened the Lead Developer Conference (London, UK) talking about the “Constant Life of a Lead Developer”.
  • May 2017 – Invited to a panel at XP2017 (Cologne, Germany) on the “Agile: Cult or Culture” as well as ran a workshop on “Exploring Architecture in agile teams”
  • May 2017 – Provided closing keynote for the first day at NewCrafts (Paris, France) on the “Well Rounded Architect”
  • May 2017 – Spoke at Devoxx UK (London, UK) on the “Geek’s Guide to Leading Teams” and Evolutionary Architecture
  • Apr 2017 – Spoke at CraftConf (Budapest, Hungary) on the topic of “Tech Lead Skills for Developers”.
  • Apr 2017 – Held a ThoughtWorks’ Tech Talk (Bangkok, Thailand) on the topic of “Evolutionary Architecture”.
  • Mar 2017 – Spoke at QCon London on Building a high performing team.
  • Mar 2017 – Held a ThoughtWorks’ Tech Talk (Singapore) on the topic of “Evolutionary Architecture”.
  • Feb 2017 – Lunch and Learn talk for a client talking about “Dependency Injection”.

In 2016

  • Dec 2016 – Spoke at Devternity (Riga, Latvia) on the “Geek’s Guide to Leading Teams”
  • Dec 2016 – Ran an evening talk for Zalando (Berlin, Germany) on the topic of “Why Technical Leadership matters”.
  • Oct 2016 – Keynoted the first O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference (London, UK) with a topic on “High Performing teams”. Also held a talk on the “Well Rounded Architect”.
  • Oct 2016 – Spoke at an internal technical conference for John Lewis (London, UK) talking about “Evolutionary Architecture”.
  • Oct 2016 – Spoke at GoTo London (London, UK) talking about Why Technical Leadership Matters
  • Aug 2016 – Ran an evening interactive session for ThoughtWorks’ Werkstatt (Berlin, Germany) on “Systems Thinking through Play”
  • Jun 2016 – Ran an interactive talk at an internal ThoughtWorks’ conference (Brighton, UK) on “Systems Thinking through Play”
  • Jun 2016 – Ran a day of training (Trondheim, Norway) on “Retrospectives in Action”, followed by an evening user group talk called “After the Retrospecive: Ensuring outcomes occur”.
  • Jun 2016 – Spoke at the Lead Developer conference (London, UK) on “What I wish I knew as a first time Tech Lead”
  • May 2016 – Held a workshop at the first Agile Alliance sponsored Agile Europe event (Gdansk, Poland) on “How Architects Nurture Technical Excellence”.
  • May 2016 – Spoke at SATURN (San Diego, USA) on the topic of “Evolutionary Architecture” and won the Architecture in Practice Presentation Award.
  • Apr 2016 – Spoke at DevWeek (London, UK) on the topics of “Evolutionary Architecture” and the “Geek’s Guide to Leading Teams”
  • Apr 2016 – Ran an evening geek talk at ThoughtWorks (London, UK) on the topic of “Preparing for Presentations”.
  • Feb 2016 – Held a training day for a client (Paris, France) on the topics of “Interpersonal Feedback” and “How to run effective Retrospectives”
  • Jan 2016 – Held at talk for a Masters’ Program at UCL (London, UK) on “Implementing Continous Delivery”

In 2015

  • Nov 2015 – Held at talk at the Pyschology of Agile Scrum (London, UK) user group on “Agile – Unlocking Our Human Potential”
  • Nov 2015 – Held a day long training workshop at QCon San Francisco around the topic of “Tech Lead Skills for Developers”
  • Sep 2015 – Held the closing keynote for an internal GDS (London, UK) conference for Architects and Tech Leads on “Why Technical Leadership” matters
  • Sep 2015 – Talked at the first ever Lead Developer conference (London, UK) on the topic of “Riding the Paradox as a Lead Developer”
  • Sep 2015 – Talked at Agile on the Beach on the “Geek’s Guide to Leading Teams”
  • Jul 2015 – Spoke at XConf Hamburg and XConf Manchester on the topic of “Tech Lead skills for developers”
  • June 2015 – Keynote for DevTalks Bucharest on the topic of “Continuous Delivery – The Secret Sauce to Innovation”
  • May 2015 – Held an evening talk in Johannesburg, South Africa on “The Systems Thinking Primer”
  • April 2015 – Held a lightning talk at ThoughtWorks’ London’s Local Office Day about “What it’s like writing a book”
  • Jan 2015 – OOP Conference (Munich, Germany) giving two talks, “The Geek’s Guide to Leading Teams” and “Architecting for Continuous Delivery”

Before 2015

Patrick has presented at more than 30 different events before 2015 on topics ranging from Continuous Delivery, DevOps, TDD, Systems Thinking, Feedback, Retrospectives, Pair Programming, Automated Testing, Lean Software Development, Learning, Performance Testing, Agile and more.

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