Save the Date!

August 30th 2024

Save the Date!

August 30th 2024

Save the Date!

August 30th 2024

The Unknown

Friday 1st September
@The Round Room at Mansion House, Dublin

Join us as we voyage into the unknown and look at topics such as risk, unknowns unknowns, observability, AI, security, leading through uncertain times and more. Our speakers will share stories and practical examples of how they continue to deliver delightful experiences to customers during turbulent times.

The ShipItCon Team (John, Serena, Ck and Tom) will be updating the website over the coming months. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event we would love to have you onboard. We rely heavily on the kindness and support of the local tech community to spread the word about ShipItCon, create fascinating talks and help us in finding great sponsors. Míle buíochas.

Key information

ShipItCon 2023

This year’s theme is “The Unknown”. Over the past few years our lives have changed dramatically. A global pandemic, war in Ukraine, mass layoffs and a climate change crisis are some of the challenges we face. We are looking for talks which delve into topics such as risk management, uncertainty, the unknown unknowns, AI, leadership, resilient tooling, security and more. How can organisations and individuals prepare for the unknown? How can we continue to ship great software predictably in unpredictable times? How can organisations and leaders create healthy cultures which adapt and flex to changing external forces?

  • Venue:

    The Round Room at Mansion House, Dublin 2

  • Date:

    Friday, 1st September

  • Time:

    Doors open 8.30 am
    First talk 9.30am
    Last talk 4.45pm

Support ShipItCon

Become a sponsor

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring ShipItCon 2023. ShipItCon is a not-for-profit, community driven event. All left over funds are split equally between local good causes chosen by the ShipItCon Team.

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Dr Norah Patten

Award Winning STEM Advocate & Author | Aero Engineer | Bioastronautics Researcher | Collaborator
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Laura Nolan

Principal Software Engineer at STANZA
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Ciarán Carragher

Sr. Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS
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Clare Dillon

Co-founder, Open Ireland Network; Foundation Member, InnerSource Commons
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David Gonzalez

Principal Engineer at Manakau
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Laura Tacho

Engineering Leadership Coach and VP of Engineering
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Luciano Mammino

Senior Architect, fourTheorem
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Jamie Danielson

Software Engineer, Telemetry Team, Honeycomb
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Rob Meaney

Director of Engineering at Glofox

Meet the ShipItCon team

Introducing the team behind Ship It Con 2023



Vice Admiral

Tom Shaw

Co-Founder & Organizer

Serena Fritsch


John Doran

Director & Organizer

Ntsoaki Phakoe-Mckevitt



This event holds a special place in my heart. It exemplifies the significance of bridging the gap between tech and non-tech professionals, providing an invaluable platform for learning and growth. ???? Personally, I felt right at home, discovering how tech impacts our lives in various ways. It's a reminder that events like these are crucial to making technology more accessible to everyone, regardless of background. ???? Let's continue championing initiatives like ShipITCon, fostering an environment where tech becomes a welcoming and inclusive domain for all. ????
Rúbia Mariano
Project Management | Innovation | Leadership
I really enjoyed the conference and I think it was full of great content. I think that they do a great job to select great speakers that show a lot of different aspects of software development. I always learn some things, and seeing what different teams are doing in aspects like on-call, release and monitoring, among other aspects, is always interesting. I definitely recommend going to the next one if you’re interesting in these aspects! Hopefully it will be earlier than the three years we had to wait for this one.
Jaime Buelta
I gave a talk about emerging trends in infrastructure and how they have the potential to liberate us from the overworked silos of the past, and I remember having sooooo many amazing conversations at the pub with sooooo many people who were on the same page and excited about the same things. And the venue was GORGEOUS, and the staff was so organised and kind. Definitely one of my fondest pre-pandemic conferences!
Charity Majors
I've been to many many conferences all over the world, and ShipItCon remains a stand out favorite to me! One of the most memorable keynotes I ever watched was John Romero talk about the creation of Gunman Taco Truck with his wife and son. AND there were tacos afterwards for lunch!! 10/10 event- would highly recommend!
Chloe Condon