Good morning! 🌅


👋🏻 I'm Sally Lait. I work in engineering leadership, am an international speaker, writer for industry publications, and award winner.

👩🏻‍💻 I've spent my career working with digital technologies and the web

I'm currently VP of Engineering at Farewill, where I sit on the Exec team, and am accountable for Engineering, Data & Insights, and IT. I've previously worked in the role of Engineering Director/web discipline lead at Monzo, ran a digital transformation consultancy, and started out agency side as a developer up to Head of Technology. Some of the people I've worked with have included the RNLI, Electronic Arts, Sport England, Hotelplan, Nokia, SSE, Fulham FC, and Manor Racing F1 team (amongst others).

🎤 I've spoken at a wealth of conferences and meetups around the globe - everywhere from the USA, to Europe, and Japan.

🏡 At present I live in Suffolk in the UK, where I spend time gaming, gardening, learning 日本語, collecting terrible hotel carpets, cooking, and illustrating manhole covers and train stamps.

🌟 I occasionally take time off to be involved in on small things outside of my day job (for instance I run workshops, and I've helped to curate the Render conference series). If you'd like to speak to me about anything I've done or could do, please say hello!

Latest blog post

Advice for my younger developer self

Earlier today I saw a tweet from Jo Franchetti, asking what advice you'd give your junior developer self. It's a classic question and one that's ripe for a blog post, so here's my take.

17 June 2021

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