Communication: for developers and code

Join us on Wednesday 26th June from 17:30 at FISCAL Technologies for two fascinating talks on Communication – one focussed on your coding; the other focussed on you.

17:30 – Arrival
18:00 – First Talk
18:50 – Break/Food/Networking
19:00 – Second Talk
19:55 – Wrap up and close

Sign up now to secure your spot.

The Talks

‘REST, gRPC, GraphQL or Asynchronous Messaging’ (Poornima Nayar)

Be it any industry, applications need to talk to each other. So, developers often build bridges – Application Programming Interfaces (API) – to allow one system to communicate with another.

REST, gRPC, GraphQL and Asynchronous Messaging are all patterns of communication between distributed systems. What are the core concepts behind these patterns? Do you know what problems they try to address? What about the use cases? Join Poornima’s session to find out the answers to these questions!

‘Confident Communication (and Why it Matters)’ (Aaron Green)

Being autistic, confidence—especially in communication—hasn’t always come naturally to Aaron. He often found himself searching for the mystical, elusive rules underlying communication, likability, rapport, and trust. Delving into books, consuming hours of video content, and experimenting through trial and error, Aaron has tried to uncover the principles of confident communication.

Confidence is the secret sauce that helps you build trust in others, and the ability to communicate confidently can unlock not only better quality interactions but also new career prospects, higher salaries, improved team buy-in, stronger work relationships, and, a better overall quality of life.

In his talk, Aaron takes you on a journey, through belief, body language, and a little bit of science, to offer a fresh perspective on communication. This talk is designed to inspire hope; and to show you that if you feel your communication could use some work, it’s within your power to improve it and get the opportunities you deserve in your tech career.

The Speakers

Poornima Nayar, Microsoft MVP, is a .Net developer with over 10 years of experience in .Net and Umbraco. She is passionate about learning new technologies and keeping herself up-to-date with the latest developments in technology. Outside her work, Poornima enjoys music and is undergoing training in Indian Classical music. Based in Langley, UK she mothers a little girl and spends her spare time reading, cooking and watching movies.

Aaron Green is a Consultant at iO Associates, as well as an Umbraco contributor. He is passionate about his place within the tech community, running, attending, sponsoring, and speaking at multiple tech meetup groups. By nature of his job in recruitment, Aaron gets an understanding of what both candidates and hiring managers are looking for. Aaron is big on communication, and wants to do what he can to give back to the community and share this unique perspective, helping bridge the gap between developers and the careers they want.


A big thank you to our hosts, FISCAL Technologies, who will be providing food & drink during the half-way break. Parking is available at the venue.

There are only 30 spots available, so RSVP to secure yours today.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 26th June!

26/06/2024 5:30 pm

Location: FISCAL Technologies Ltd, 448 Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0LP