Cupán Tae Conf Series

Coding Grace will be launching a series of virtual events as part of Cupán Tae Conf.

Cupán Tae Conf Series

🎉 Coding Grace just launched a series of virtual events as part of new programme called Cupán Tae Conf.

Hang on, but what is Cupán Tae Conf?

Cupán Tae (/kup-awn tay/), or a cup of tea in Irish. Cupán Tae is a brand new experience of events by Coding Grace beginning with a series of virtual events where industry professionals will hear renowned speakers impart their experiences with opportunities to network over a “cup of tea”. 

Virtual events? Tell me more.

Cupán Tae will be taking place virtually.
Talks will be streamed to our Youtube channel (link will be shared with ticket holders).
Q&A and breakout sessions will take place on Coding Grace's Discord server.

Each virtual talk event

  • Guest speaker will give a talk for 1 hour.
  • Participants freely break up into groups for networking and discussions for 1 hour

The first series will consist of 3 x virtual speaking events

Talk 1: "Path Dependence: History Matters" with Laura Nolan on Tuesday, 26th March 2024 (13:00 - 15:00)

Path Dependence: History Matters by Laura Nolan
Path Dependence: History Matters by Laura Nolan

Talk 2: "Classic Vulnerabilities" with Patricia Aas on Tuesday, 7th May 2024 (18:00 - 20:00)

Classic Vulnerabilities by Patricia Aas
We keep on thinking we are living in the future, but native exploitation has a rich history, and many times the vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques are decades old. We’ll look at some of these, how they have surfaced in recent years and how prepared we are today, armed with modern

Talk 3 - Second System Effect - not a new problem by John Looney - April TBC

Second System Effect - not a new problem by John Looney
We will discuss why after 70 years of software engineering, we still struggle to replace obsolete systems with something better. It comes down to a mix of boundless human optimism and lack of appreciation for dependencies we don’t understand. Speaker John LooneyJohn Looney is an infrastructure software engineer for Reddit,

Some principles (taken from DDD Open Spaces) for breakout sessions in both events:

  • Whoever comes are the right people. A session with two people can be as valuable as a session with ten.
  • When it starts is the right time to start, and when it’s over, it’s over. And if it’s not over, make plans for continuing the conversation.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could've happened.
  • The Law of Two Feet: If you’re not getting value from a session, or not contributing value, feel free to go somewhere else. This way you can make the most of your time at the event.

Who's the target audience?

Principal Software Engineers, Systems Architects, Senior Devs, Head of Engineering.

☕️ Why tea?

Pizzas and beer have been a staple of tech events, and why not discuss tech over a cup of tea?

As we build our Cupán Tae community, we aim to have more in-person conferences with tea-tasting and afternoon tea along with the talks and unconference sessions.

As part of our series, we will definitely recommend tea so you can join us and our speakers with a nice cuppa tea.

How do I find out more about Cupán Tae?

📰 Sign up to our newsletter and we will send updates about the events, and when the tickets become available.

💬 Join our Discord server:


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