Talk: Lightning Talks

Lightning talks (approx 10-15 minutes each)

Talk 1 - Help! My co-worker is autistic !? - Dennie Declercq
So you are working as developer or DevOp in a company and you have to work with a co-worker with autism? Or worse, you are a leader or team leader with autistic workers? No problem! People with autism aren’t that hard to handle, there are worse problems, like people who doesn’t understand autism. To work with people with autism there’s an auti-manual. If you discovered the manual then you can get the most of them! People with autism are by example to the point, and have are hard workers! And who will learn you the manual? Of course a developer with autism, who else can do it better?


Talk 2 - How thanking people can lead to a better culture - Jim Bennett
Think back to the last time you said "Thank you" to someone. Not the thanks you might give when someone holds a door or passes the salt, but a genuine, heartfelt thanks. It felt good, didn't it!

As it turns out there is actually a bit of science behind this - thanking people has a chemical affect similar to falling in love. If you can build a workplace culture of thanks, you can actually make people fall in love with their job.

This lightning talk investigates thanks through a case study of a company in New Zealand that decided to take thanks from a biweekly meeting held by one team, to a company wide culture change that led to a happier workplace for everyone.


Talk 3 - I love learning from people! - Bryan Hogan
I've been podcasting for four years and I love making every single episode. I talk to people from around the world about what they love doing, and share this with everyone.

Most people you meet love to talk about topics that interest them and with the right questions they will tell you everything they know.

In just ten short minutes I'm going to share some of what I've learned about how you can learn from others - how to ask questions, how to listen, how to encourage, when to disagree, when to interrupt and when to stay quiet.


Talk 4 - Learn / Share / Repeat - Lewis Denham-Parry
So you've travelled all the way to London to attend workshops, listen to talks and meet old friends and new, but what do you do next?

This conference marks the 1 year anniversary of the creation of Cloud Native Wales. It was born in a pub (next door to the venue) and has become one of Wales' largest tech meetups with a community that continue to help and support each other.

We'll share how you can create or contribute to your local communities and hopefully inspire some stories to hear at NDC London 2020.