Past Meetup

COED:CODE - Systems Programming 101 & APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Angel Building, 407 St John St, London, England EC1V · London

How to find us

The nearest tube station is Angel.

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The first COED:CODE Meetup was such a great event, so we've scheduled the next one! It will be on Tuesday, March 22 at Expedia.

Rough Schedule for the evening

6.00 – 7:00pm- Arrival / Networking / Food & Drinks

7:00 – 7:30pm - Systems Programming 101 - by Anne Currie & Yanqing Cheng
(Anne will discuss how compiled languages like C and Go run: compiling, linking, assembly, registers, memory use (stack and heap))

7:30 - 8:30pm- Panel Discussion - APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
(The panel discussion will be led by Jenny Mulholland with panelists from Expedia's Systems Programming Team as well as other companies)

8:30 - 9:00pm - Networking / Food & Drinks



Anne Currie

Anne is an engineer who is enthusiastic about containers and everything else. She’s been helping to build complex software systems for over 20 years and is a co-founder of the Force12 project.

Yanqing Cheng

Yanqing is a software developer/manager at Metaswitch Networks. Her primary expertise is in C - specifically, source code for networking protocols. Having dabbled in both development and support, she’s of the opinion that few things in her job are more satisfying than successfully debugging a memory scribble. Since graduating in Maths at university, Yanqing has been in the industry for 2 years. Outside of work, she’s an avid lindy hop dancer.


Jenny Mulholland - Moderator

Jenny studied Physics at university and entered IT in 2006 as a graduate C++ programmer within Symbian’s Professional Services department, helping Motorola, Fujitsu and others make phones based on Symbian OS. In more recent years Jenny’s professional interests have extended into project management, and her current role in technical pre-sales where she helps Softwire’s customers explore their requirements and writes bids for new projects.

Meral Sahin - Expedia

Meral is a Software Development Engineer at Expedia Affiliate Network, a division within Expedia Inc, working on internal services supporting our API. She is passionate about designing and developing simple solutions to technology problems and enjoy working in fast paced, collaborative environments. She loves doing yoga, traveling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.

Suzanne Hamilton - Softwire

Suzanne started her career in physical chemistry as a PhD student and then researcher, but switched to software development when she realised how much she enjoyed writing code to control the experiments and analyse data. She is now a tech lead at the software consultancy Softwire. Her work there has included building sites for customers like the BBC, and helping to create a scalable API that handles millions of users for a large telecoms provider. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys learning new languages (programming and human) and dancing West Coast Swing.

Yodit Stanton -

Yodit is the Founder and Chief Unicorn of She is into Internet Of Things, Software and Data and is the organiser of Women in Data.


COED:CODE is a warm, fun and encouraging event looking at systems and infrastructure programming. We are crafting a social event designed to give diversity in tech a nudge. The speakers will be mostly women (we're looking at having at least 80% women) and those from other typically under represented backgrounds in technology. Everyone is welcome.

What is happening?

Coed:Code is a mixer event. Some speakers, a panel, but mostly a chance to meet and speak to people within the business.

This is about encouraging more women into systems programming – Go, Containers, Docker, PaaS, Distributed Systems, Databases & more. The idea of the event is to meet and network with real practitioners and mentors. So, if you are into systems programming, infrastructure programming, devops (or looking to find out more about them), then this is an event you don’t want to miss. The keynote speaker is a veteran in the industry and the panel members are comprised of veterans and someone fairly new to the industry, so a good mix!

See you on Tuesday, March 22nd at Expedia!

Thank you to these sponsors for their support!