Lightning Talks 2

Room 6
11:40 - 12:40

Talk (60 min)

Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each)
Soft Skills

Talk 1: A11y Broke My Build - Kristoffer Nordström
Accessibility is often an afterthought, something done manual and late in the development cycle. But I made accessibility break my build and now I will help you break yours! Time to shift accessibility left, add automatic testing that can run in all development steps, catch errors and make the feedback loop as short as possible.
This is not your average dry accessibility talk with long WCAG check lists, but will use lots of humor and live coding to get the audience engaged and get the value out of using accessibility tooling.

Talk 2: Test-Driven Leadership: Crafting Testable Strategies - Andrew Murphy
In the realm of software development, Test-Driven Development (TDD) has long been hailed for its ability to ensure robust, error-free code. This session endeavours to transpose the principles of TDD into the leadership domain, introducing a novel approach dubbed as "Test-Driven Leadership."

Talk 3: Harnessing AI for Malevolence: A Hackers Tale - Mackenzie Jackson
This talk is for anyone who wants to see how a malicious actor can harness the power of AI for nefarious purposes, live and in action. Leveraging demos, we show how we can turn helpful AI assistants into evil agents of chaos, and turn AI hallucinations into malware advertisements. And even show how a complete novice can use an AI model can hack a vulnerable network entirely.

Kristoffer Nordström

Kristoffer has a big heart for humanity & inclusion. He has been working with GUIs since the 1990s, a "Nordic citizen" from Sweden with Finnish roots living in Oslo Norway. Previous Head of Front End at the Norwegian Red Cross and currently working as a Consultant at Variant building education systems of the future for Sikt.

Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy started his career as a Software Engineer but, after a decade in technology leadership, he decided to focus on teaching the skills that he learnt the hard way. When he moved into leadership there was no support, so he had to make all the mistakes (a lot of them!) and learn from them.

His goal is now to make sure that tech leaders don’t have to do things the hard way by providing them with the mindsets and skillsets that can make them happy, confident and effective leaders.

His company, Tech Leaders Launchpad, currently focuses specifically on the new and emerging leader space, as that's the place we can have the biggest impact on the students, and the industry.

Mackenzie Jackson

Mackenzie is a developer advocate with a passion for DevOps and code security. As the co-founder and former CTO of a health tech startup, he learnt first-hand how critical it is to build secure applications with robust developer operations.
Today as the Developer Advocate at GitGuardian, Mackenzie is able to share his passion for code security with developers and works closely with research teams to show how malicious actors discover and exploit vulnerabilities in code.