Phil was once a developer and has now turned to the management side. He manages development teams from Dunedin, with a passion for providing the best possible opportunities for people to grow and flourish.
Peter was also a developer and is has gone out on his own as a contractor and occasional development practices consultant in Christchurch. This has provided unique opportunities to experience people struggling and/or thriving in the world of IT.
Phil and Peter got to talking at the greatly missed Codemania conferences about the difficulties of growing past the plateau of “Senior Developer” in NZ. This led to an animated wider discussion about career paths, making an impact, and what it means to take control of your own life as a technical professional.
The consensus was that no-one had all the answers. We needed to create a forum to investigate these ideas - thus DevNxt was born…
DevNxt is a full day of speakers and discussions around the concept of being your whole person in an IT profession
This conference gives us all the rare opportunity to set aside the tools and technologies that can dominate our day-to-day work and concentrate on what inspires us to reach for the heights
Come and listen to well-renowned speakers from around NZ and the world talk about making a meaningful impact with our fellow techies and the world at large
Take the opportunity to discuss with a broad range of people-minded people about what it means to be an whole-life IT person, and how we can encourage and support our communities to do the same
What’s next for you at DevNxt