March 11, 2022
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A fresh new addition to _SOUTHSTART this year is our inaugural DVLPR Program. This half-day experience strives to connect developers and the technology-minded to the trends, tools, and stories of scaling both technology and team. Too often an after-thought of start-up and innovation events, we've decided to plunge into this blue-sky white-space with our developer hat on to bring together some of the leading individuals scaling opportunity in Australia.
Connect and learn from experienced and war-torn CTO's and developers from across the country as they share their insights and growing pains, tips and tricks, and the larger overarching lifestyle and philosophy of a coded reality. Through talks, panels, and conversations at our hosted lunch you’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers and steep yourself in JIT knowledge.
You'll hear from leaders in their field talking on a range of topics, including:
• accelerating development with low-code tech
* scaling teams and technology
* remote-infrastructure and collaborative teams
* managing technical debt
* building faster. better.
Corner of Hackney Rd & Botanic St
Welcome & Opening Address
Welcome, dear traveller. Your journey, which never ends, has found you at this peculiar junction. Through a morning of conversation, connection & exploration - come and explore what your next steps are, or could be.
The dirty little secrets about transitioning to leadership
As an engineer, should I be considering low-code as a tool in my stack? Why?
Dale Brett is the Co-founder & CEO of FL0, a platform that supercharges backend engineering. Backed by some of the world's leading investors, founders and engineers including Blackbird Ventures, Scott Farquhar (Co-founder of Atlassian) & Kim Jackson’s Skip Capital, Jelix Ventures and more - Dale will dive into the advantages of low-code and the role it will play in the future.
The time is now: opening the doors to tech
There are multiple levels of approach needed to fully address gender disparity within the engineering and technology industries. Join us as we dive into the roots of discovering what approaches do and don't exist, and how we can ensure they are actually being implemented to enable stronger diversity in tech.
Morning Tea in the sunshine
Indulge your senses in a delicious soiree in the sunshine over a shared break.
How to manage the transition of starting to scaling
As CTO of FinTech startup Tic:Toc, Shantell is leading the company's technology delivery function, driving a rapid scaling programme built on Tic:Toc’s technical vision and its proprietary AI-based lending platform. With a host of other leadership roles like VP: Software Development behind her belt, Shantell will draw on her knowledge to dive into the intersection between humanity and technology - and how to navigate through the soft & hard skills required to embrace an exponential future.
From tech debt to architectural runway
Focused on understanding the confluence of great culture and technical excellence in high-growth software teams, Yann is a software architect, solution designer and technical lead with experience in large-scale SaaS and mobile solutions. In this session, Yann will draw on his experience to share a wealth of hints and tips into managing and optimizing tech debt.
Scaling Technology & Team
It's no secret that we're in the midst of a talent shortage in the technology industry. So, how can better identify, reskill, train & attract new entrants into the sector? From removing the early obstacles to women succeeding in their tech careers, to engaging the regions and addressing the need for additional skilled migration visas - this lively panel will engage in a discourse set to convert issues into opportunities - for all, at scale.
Here, you’ll connect with a host of other interesting humans who are attending another _SOUTHSTART adventure at the venue.
[Bonus] Happy Hour Powered by Twilio
All ticket holders of our main friday events are invited to join us in the sunshine for closing drinks powered by our good friends at Twilio!
We know that by the time happy hour comes around, you’ll have sparked new ideas & will likely be in need of a debrief with your newfound change comrades. So what better way to conclude the afternoon than with celebration of what's been.
Don’t forget, Fringe & WOMAD are just around the corner if you want to continue the celebrations into the night & we’ll be in your inboxes shortly after to continue to support your journey in the years to come!
"All the team at _SOUTHSTART did an amazing job of making me feel welcome in their city, and the event itself was one of the most organised I've had the privilege of being involved in.”
CAM ADAMS - CO-FOUNDER AT CANVA
"THE IMPACT ON INVESTING IS NO LONGER CHARITY AT _SOUTHSTART!"
"It’s become clear that purpose and profits are more aligned than ever. Founders and investors alike are doubling down on commitments to solving real societal and environmental issues. Australia has a big role to play here as a well-connected, respected and balanced ecosystem. The environment and climate change were top of mind at the conference. Even businesses that weren’t directly involved spoke about the topic with urgency. Creative entrepreneurs from all over the map are laser-focused on making the world a better place. We can’t help but be optimistic."
Mick Liubinskas & Trevor Folsom - Partners at Investible
I was struck by the uniqueness of this event as it started and continued to focus on us as humans – not just superstar entrepreneurs , but humans. We need this approach if entrepreneurs are to deliver the social and economic changes we need in the world.
SARAH PEARSON - BOARD DIRECTOR, ADVISOR & INNOVATION LEADER
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