Code Camp Wellington
Saturday 14 April 2018
Hosted by Trade Me and Xero
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Code Camp Wellington is a one day free technical conference
organised by volunteers from the local tech community.
Jointly hosted by iconic Wellington based companies Trade Me and Xero,
this is your opportunity to learn from some of New Zealand's best technical speakers.

Come and join us on Saturday 14th April 2018 to network with like minded techies,
to learn from the best, and to enjoy a great day of technology talks.



We have an epic group of speakers volunteering their time to speak at Code Camp Wellington.
Across the day, we'll have twenty four (24!) different speakers sharing across four different tracks:
Career development, Software Craft, Hot Technologies, and Cool Stuff.

Check out some of our speakers, below - and check back for updates.

Julie Reddish
Flux Federation

On Good Humaning: Championing People to have Organisations Succeed

Owen Evans
Engineering Manager @ Zapier
& Consultant @ TinyVine

Self care in the age of Don’t Care

Rachel Collingridge
Flux Federation

Tales from
Recruitment Land

Nick Johnstone
Software Developer
@ NEC Smart Cities

Coding with Feeling

Ellie Coyle
Security Engineer/Developer @ Xero

Mitigating Kernel Panic
in Non-Silicon Based Workers

Sunil Jolly
Developer & People Lead @ Xero

Life as a Manager

Will Them
CTO @ Wipster

How we architect to scale
with video at Wipster

Hady Osman
Development Manager @ Xero

Microservices Testing - shedding the monolith mindset

Steven McDonald
Development Team Lead @ Xero

The Talk about Speaking
and how you can start

Simon Carryer
Data Scientist @ Xero

Teaching computers
to understand movies

Jasmin Mayfield
UX Researcher @ BNZ Digital

Why Dev & UX folk
should hang out more

Nick Breeze
Security Architect @ Xero

Hacking some stuff in the Cloud

Annah Gerletti
Graduate Software Developer

Coding for Conversation

Aaron Hodder
Service Lead at Assurity Consulting

Inclusive Collaboration - how our differences can make the difference

Oleg Voronin
Front End Architect @ PartsTrader

Big Burger Data:
Computing Flavour

Marcus Bristol
Pushpay - Señor Developer

Moving Fast - Without Crashing

Brendan Goodenough
Software Engineer at Vend

Developing Games
for the Web with Phaser

Thong Kuah
Tech Lead @ Flux Federation

Yak Shaving

Gareth Bradley
Javascript developer, Trade Me

The Internet of the 90s

Daniel Donbavand
Developer - Xero

Deploying a Dockerized .NET Core App
with Bitbucket Pipelines and AWS

Vanessa Thornton
Xero Developer Ecosystem Team

An Introduction to Serverless:
The Ultimate Starting Point For Devs

Mike McGahan
Principle Web Engineer at Meetup

Abstraction: How Comics Explain
Effective Software Design

James Macfie

Google Cloud Firestore: a better Firebase

Sam Jarman
Software Engineer

Start Your Career Right

Rory Braybrook
Microsoft Identity Architect

The Apollo Guidance Computer - The Computer That Put Man On The Moon

Paul Czarkowski
Dev Advocate, Pivotal Software

Compliance as Code: Transforming Security Practices with DevOps


Thanks to our awesome sponsors - without their support we
wouldn't be able to put together such an awesome day.

Talent Army

Principal Sponsor

Trade Me

Returning Venue Sponsor


Returning Venue Sponsor


Returning Coffee Sponsor


Returning Sponsor



Core Organizing Team

Amelia Laundy


Ben Amor

Returning Organizer

Bevan Arps

Founding Organizer

Dave Williams

Returning Organizer

Jean McClymont

Returning Organizer

Jen O'Byrne


Code of Conduct

Our code camp is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our venues, including talks, Twitter and other online media.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the code camp at the sole discretion of the organisers.

Contact Us

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