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

dConstruct: The final chapter!

According to the dConstruct archive, the previous iteration of the conference was in 2015. 2015! My digital footprint tells me that I wasn't able to make it as I was speaking at a small web event in some Kentish woods, and so my last attendance was in 2014, a year that I remember vividly for the content being exceedingly post-apocalyptic and even more brain-melting than usual. Poor, sweet, naive 2014 Sally had no idea what would eventually be coming down the line in the real world...

16 September 2022

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