BCS SPA Software in Practice

24th – 26th June 2019

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Keynote Speaker at SPA 2019

Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies, Tes Global

Sustaining Remote-First Teams

Curious about how to build and sustain a ‘remote-first’ culture? At Tes we have more engineers working from home or travelling than sitting at a desk in our London office. Over the last few years we adapted our engineering practices to support small teams working in close collaboration over distance. Part of what sustains this way of working is the way we organise hack days and engineering weeks and other cross-team initiatives.


Rachel Davies is a world-renowned expert in Agile approaches to software development, especially Extreme Programming (XP) and an author of the first book on Agile Coaching . In 30 years, she’s seen programming languages and design methodologies come and go. Her current role is as a senior software engineer developing JavaScript micro-services at Tes Global, a digital education company that aims to develop products and services that will make the greatest difference in global education.