Manchester’s first ever DevCon is set to take place in on the July, where speakers will  Kubernetes expert Kelsey Hightower.

The two-day event takes place on July 11-12 where other confirmed speakers will include Moneysupermarket Group’s engineering manager Claire Reckless and technologist and author Anjuan Simmons.

DevCon will be held at the Royal Northern College of Music and is expected to attract 500 delegates, including tech founders and senior tech professionals.

Founding partners of the event include leading global professional services company Accenture and award-winning IT global recruitment consultancy Oscar.

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 said: “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.

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“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. “

Moneysupermarket Group’s engineering manager Claire Reckless

Moneysupermarket Group’s engineering manager Claire Reckless

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.

DevCon was born from the founders of the Manchester Tech Festival – shining a light on the North West’s burgeoning tech scene. The annual festival aims to provide a safe space for tech leaders to share their expertise and learn from their peers.

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