25 June 2016

Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK


Sponsors help us to add delight and enjoy the chance to engage directly with our participants. Keep reading to find out about the benefits of sponsorship or about partnering with /dev/summer.



At Contino, we transform the results of software delivery teams through the successful adoption of DevOps and Continuous Delivery tools, platforms and ways of working. We have a particular focus on cloud, infrastructure automation, and container technologies, and are on of the worlds leading authorised Docker training and consultancy partners.

We work alongside our clients with a dual delivery and upskilling mandate, modernising technology platforms for increased ability to innovate, whilst giving our clients people the experience of modern ways of working and approaches to software delivery.








Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by 650,000 IT professionals who work with SQL Server, Azure, .NET, and Oracle. More than 100,000 companies use our products, including 93% of the Fortune 100.

We design highly usable, reliable tools which solve the problems developers and database administrators face every day. We focus on software for database delivery, data management, and insight into how code performs, and many of our tools are the industry standards in these areas.

To get a feel of what it’s like to work at Redgate, and to see what we do, take a look at our blog.



We are Quality Without A Name, an initiative of pragmatic practitioners. We train and mentor teams, coach individuals and carry out bespoke development projects. We specialise in agile and lean software development.

Our mission is to bring success to our customers by improving their system development practice. We advise, coach and train management, product owners, project leaders and developers. And we develop software ourselves - above all, we are software developers.


Compare the Market

At comparethemarket.com we believe in cross functional teamwork. We encourage innovation and continuous improvement.

Working with the latest development techniques, our approach to continuous delivery in a polyglot environment means we thrive on new challenges in building scalable, sustainable solutions.

Our culture is driven through the team constantly talking to the business about where the most value can be added in the development cycle so we can deliver the right features.



Founded in 2001, Linguamatics is a world-leader in deploying innovative natural language processing (NLP)-based text mining for high-value knowledge discovery and decision support. We aim to produce software and solutions to help the pharma-biotech and healthcare industries speed up the drug-discovery cycle and improve patient outcomes.

In 2014, due to our success, we won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Become a Partner

Are you interested in joining us as a sponsor, partner, or supporter/community group to help make /dev/summer a memorable event for our participants?


Together with our sponsors, we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants.

We seek to create bespoke sponsorship packages for interested parties, but we also offer a number of "off the shelf" sponsorship options.

If you're interested in becoming an /dev/summer sponsor or supporter, please download the sponsor pack or contact Cara for more information.

get the sponsor pack

Community Groups

A 10% discount is available to user groups and meetups that help promote /dev/summer 2016 to their members.

If you organise, or are a member of, a user group and would like more information on supporting /dev/summer and securing this discount for your members, please contact us using the button below.

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Former Sponsors

We're grateful to the fantastic companies that have sponsored previous editions of dev summer

Session Types

Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.

Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

Lightning Talks

Our Lightning Talk session is packed with small but perfectly formed talks and experience reports, delivered rapid-fire by a mix of experienced and brand new speakers alike.

Between 5 and 10 minutes long, they're a great way to learn quickly, and an even better way to test the water for a full talk or topic you're thinking of speaking about.