About Me

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.

You can follow me on Twitter, read my code on GitHub, view my profile on StackOverflow, hear my music on YouTube and see my photographs on Flickr. You can even email me at dylan@dylanbeattie.net if you really want to.

Speaker Bios

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The Really Short Bio

Dylan Beattie designs software, builds websites and makes music. He lives in London.

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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 distributed systems.

Dylan lives and works in London and when he’s not writing code he plays guitar and writes songs.

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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 is the creator of the Rockstar programming language, and he’s performed his software-themed parodies of classic rock songs all over the world as Dylan Beattie and the Linebreakers. He’s online at dylanbeattie.net and on Twitter as @dylanbeattie.

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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.

Photos

Photograph of Dylan Beattie from KCDC 2019
KCDC 2019
Credit: Tiffany Buckley
Photograph of Dylan Beattie from KCDC 2019
KCDC 2019
Credit: Tiffany Buckley
Photograph of Dylan Beattie from Dylan Beattie by @reverentgeek
Dylan Beattie by @reverentgeek
Credit: David Neal (@reverentgeek)
Photograph of Dylan Beattie from Sydney 2016
Sydney 2016
Credit: Dylan Beattie
Photograph of Dylan Beattie from DotNext Moscow 2017
DotNext Moscow 2017
Credit: DotNext / JUG.ru
Photograph of Dylan Beattie from FullStack London 2015
FullStack London 2015
Credit: Ed Telling