JUST EAT are proud to offer a reciprocal tech-talk exchange, during working hours, to other companies. We’d like to try to reach the audience that is the set of software professionals that tend to not go to conferences. So, for an hour or so (probably starting around the 4pm mark of a week day), we can come and present on a set of things, and then subsequently one of your own presenters comes to our office and does the same.

The aims

  • Reach the long tail of the profession that does not go to conferences or user groups
  • Share hard-learned lessons relating to shipping and operating software – we love to learn from our mistakes, and we’re happy to share if you are!
  • Demonstrate how we’ve approached challenges and explain why we took the decisions we did – we want to validate them against outsiders’ contexts as well as our own
  • Entertainment!

Talks we’ve got on offer

Here’s a set of talks we can offer (more to be added!):

What do we want to hear about in return?

We’re very interested to hear about most things relating to shipping software at scale

  • Coordinating large teams
  • Architecture that makes that easier
  • Deployment pipelines
  • Automated testing in production
  • Cloud-native things
  • Project management in a continuous-delivery world
  • War stories and what you learned as a consequence of bleeding on software

… our interests are wide-ranging, and not limited to this list!

Nitty gritty details

The small print…

  • During work hours. Part of the point is to reach that set of people that don’t go to conferences
  • The slot we can do is 4pm – 5.30pm on weekdays.
  • We broadcast the talks to several of our offices via Hangouts on Air (or similar)
  • We publish the recorded talks to our blog and tweet about them
  • We prefer talks that are a bit interactive — Q & A as we go, demos — rather than lecture-style
  • No sales pitches for products, please! (that said, a good war story from a customer of a product is entertaining, so there’s gray area here)
  • Because we use our offices as a venue, we’re sorry, but we cannot offer this to companies that compete directly with us
  • Subject to availability – our dance card is quite full, but we want to rise to that challenge!

Past talks

How to arrange?

Tweet us at @justeat_tech to get in touch, and we’ll see if we can sort something out. Looking forward to hearing about how you ship your software!