Emily Taylor - The Web that Never Was

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Every last Wednesday of the month


Level 19 127 Creek St. · Brisbane

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Building doors and public lift access close at 6pm. If you find yourself locked outside or can't reach level 19, call the Thoughtworks office at (07) 3129 4506

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6pm: Networking, food and drinks
6.15pm: Announcements
6.20pm: Lightning Talk - Margaret Dobson
6.30pm: Guest Speaker - Emily Taylor

Dinner and drinks provided by ThoughtWorks. Thank you, ThoughtWorks, for your continued support! https://www.thoughtworks.com/

Q: I don't identify as female, may I come along?
A: Yes! The more the merrier, as long as you are the guest of a female attendee. Don't know anyone coming along? Bring a female friend or colleague to introduce to the group, we promise you'll have fun! 😄

Lightning Talk
⚡️From bartender to software engineer: how to get your foot in the door in your first job - Margaret Dobson, Software Developer at Patient Zero Pty Ltd (10 min)

Want to get into tech but don't know where to start? Been coding as a hobby for a long time but want to take it commercial? Here are some things i wish I was told about how to break into the industry.

Talk Info
🎙The Web That Never Was - Emily Taylor, Senior Developer at SixPivot (30 min)

Picture this.

We're at CERN, it's the early 1990s. Tim Berners Lee is drafting a paper for a his new mesh-based system, the "world wide web"... or "double-you-double-you-double-you" for short. Something fortuitous happens - the network goes down, and he has to tell someone about it _over the phone_.

In this talk (adapted from Dylan Beattie’s talk of the same name), Emily will lead a time-travel experiment. We'll walk through the history of the web and make a few tweaks of our own as we go. We'll take a step back and explore a software industry on a different timeline; a world of platforms, protocols and programming languages that are unmistakably alien - and yet strangely familiar.

Speaker Bio
Emily Taylor is a full stack software developer, deliverer and consultant at SixPivot with over ten years experience in the software industry. She grew up at the same time as the internet - joining the world around the same time as the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

She has built a career on the world wide web building rich .NET web applications and developer tools. She is an open source contributor with a passion for software delivery - you'll find her pushing code to anything that helps get software shipped and into the hands of users.