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Kelsey Hightower leads glittering line up for inaugural Manchester DevCon

Manchester’s first ever ‘DevCon’ is set to take place on the 11th and 12th of July, its organisers have announced today. The line up of speakers at the two-day event will include Kubernetes expert Kelsey Hightower, Moneysupermarket Group Engineering Manager Claire Reckless, technologist and author Anjuan Simmons, along with other notable figures from the tech world. In addition, there will be a variety of panel discussions taking place throughout the event.

Held at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music, DevCon will see 500 delegates, including tech founders and senior tech professionals, attend to hear speakers from the international tech community.

Founding partners of the event include leading global professional services company Accenture and award-winning IT global recruitment consultancy Oscar, which is renowned for tackling social issues and striving to make a difference in the local community. Matthew Southworth, MD at Oscar, commented: “We’re delighted to be a founding partner for the very first DevCon that will showcase Manchester as the innovative tech hub it has become.”

Claire Reckless, Engineering Manager at Moneysupermarket Group adds: “I’m thrilled to be part of the speaker line up for Dev Con in Manchester in July. Thanks to the founding partners, sponsors and organisers this event will provide an inclusive platform for us to share our stories and knowledge with the fantastic and diverse community we have in this city. I’m also excited for our people to be able to see a number of big name speakers from a wide range of technical backgrounds on stage at an event which will be accessible to so many in the North West, learn from their experiences, and use these to drive forward the innovative solutions we work on day to day as well as their own careers. “

Manchester’s tech industry continues to see rapid growth, establishing itself as the UK’s primary technology hub outside London and boasting a thriving ecosystem worth over £5 billion.

Priced at £380 per ticket, DevCon will see eight world-class speakers take to the stage as well as panel discussions, with talks dedicated to leadership, excellence and innovation in tech.

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