My name is Dylan Beattie. I'm a software development consultant, conference speaker and musician based in London, UK. I'm the creator of the Rockstar
programming language, and I'm a Microsoft MVP
for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. This blog and all content and
opinions are my own.
Dylan Beattie is a consultant, software developer and international
keynote speaker. He’s been building web applications since the 1990s,
and works primarily on Microsoft .NET, HTTP APIs, UX design, and
Dylan lives and works in London and when he’s not writing code
he plays guitar and writes songs.
Dylan Beattie is an independent consultant who specialises in helping
organisations bridge the knowledge gap between software development and
business strategy. He’s been building data-driven web applications since
the 1990s; he’s managed teams, taught workshops, and worked on
everything from tiny standalone websites to complex distributed systems.
He’s a Microsoft MVP, and
he regularly speaks at conferences and user groups all over the world.
Dylan Beattie is a consultant, software developer and keynote speaker, who specialises
in helping organisations bridge the knowledge gap between software development and
business strategy. He’s been building data-driven web applications since the 1990s;
he’s managed development teams, designed
large-scale distributed systems, taught workshops on Microsoft .NET and HTTP API development,
and presented keynote talks at software conferences on four continents.
Dylan worked as CTO at Skills Matter in London until they closed down in 2019. Prior to that
he was webmaster, IT Manager, and eventually systems architect at Spotlight,
where his first-hand experience of watching an organisation and its codebase
evolve over more than a decade provided him with a unique insight into how
everything from web standards and API design to Conway’s Law and recruitment
ends up influencing a company’s code and culture.
Dylan grew up in southern Africa, moving to the UK with his family when he was nine.
He’s a Microsoft MVP and
holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southampton. He’s the creator of
Rockstar, a programming language designed for
creating computer programs that are also songs, and he’s performed his software-themed
parodies of classic rock songs all over the world as Dylan Beattie and the Linebreakers.
He’s into skiing, scuba diving, Lego, cats, travel and photography. You’ll find him
online at dylanbeattie.net and on Twitter
as @dylanbeattie, and offline at meetups and
rock bars all over the world, wearing a big black hat.
Hi there. I'm Dylan.
I do interesting things with computers, code, comedy, music and video – then I travel all over the
world and tell people about it. I've given keynote talks at software conferences on four
continents, I invented a joke programming language that made it into Classic Rock magazine, and I
own the best web address in the
history of the internet.
Conferences and Meetups
I'll be speaking at these events over the next few months: