Manchester Tech Festival 2022 Key Takeaways

Codurance had the pleasure of sponsoring the ‘software engineering as a craft’ track at the first ever Manchester Tech Festival. 

Manchester Tech Festival is a not-for-profit with a space for software engineers, start-ups & scaleups, investors, product owners and practitioners.

Hosted by the tech community for the tech community, the festival was a week-long celebration to highlight diverse talent, showcase innovative businesses and bring together the digital and tech community. From lectures, hackathons and discussions to debates and socials - there was something for everyone. 

“Being an active part of the tech community has always been fundamental to the heritage of Codurance because we grew out of the software craftsmanship movement.”

Kirsten Osborn - Regional Director 

Here are our highlights from the core two day event on the Wednesday and Thursday held at the iconic Victoria Baths.


What we got up to...

Codurance Principal Craftsperson, Matt Belcher kicked off the technical stage on Wednesday. From his experience of working with clients, he shared his techniques to make the Monolith to MicroServices transition a success. Our Regional Director for the North, Kirsten Osborn took to the main stage on Thursday to talk about the software craftsmanship mindset and why it is our guiding ethos at Codurance.  

MTF Matt

The festival was the perfect opportunity to spread the word about Software Crafters North: a community for software professionals to improve and master their craft. We extended the tech festival on Wednesday by running a Capture the Flag event with our partner Snyk. Regular SCN events run on Thursdays at our Manchester office. They provide a place where software engineers, regardless of experience or level, can work in groups, pairs or solo, ask questions, share ideas, problem solve and learn. 

MTF Snyk

To wrap up the two days we sponsored the afterparty, a chance to sit back and relax!

MTF afterparty

If we missed you at the festival and you would like to learn more about our approach to software development, get in touch!