Wed, 28 Nov


TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs

Self Belief and Influence

The next Doyenne Coders meet up - get it in your diaries now!

Registration is Closed
See other events
Self Belief and Influence

Time & Location

28 Nov 2018, 18:00 – 20:00

TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs, 27 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE, UK

About the event

Self Belief and Influence - November Meetup

18:15 Introductions

18:30 Influence and Leadership - Jully Kim, Director of Engineering Programs at Zendesk

19:00 Gracefully Jumping onto a High-Speed Train - Rosie Hamilton, Software Developer at ThingCo

19:30 Networking & Buffet

20:00 Decant to the Mile Castle

Influence and Leadership

“Leadership exists in many forms, some formal and often times informal. Being influential is critical to your success but how do you influence effectively? We’ll be exploring our natural ability to influence, dissecting influence into two components and how to increase effectiveness in both. You’ll walk away with actionable tools, tips and tricks to flex your influencing muscles right way! “

Jully Kim

Jully is the Director of Engineering Programs at Zendesk, responsible for the scaled operations, culture and organisational agility of the global Engineering team. Prior to Zendesk, she was the Sr. Manager of Program Management at BigCommerce. She was responsible for growth and scale of a global PMO and Agile adoption across their product and engineering organisation. Additionally, Jully has lead the Agile transformations at Fastly and Turnitin. She is an active member of the Bay Area Agile Leadership Network and a UC Berkeley alumna with a BS in Chemistry and Masters in Education. When she isn't clicking buttons on a computer, she's watching Star Wars with her 2 daughters, running an Etsy store and cooking bbq rib feasts.


A leading solution for customer service and engagement. A beautifully simple platform with the power and flexibility to scale to any business. 2,000 Employees with 125,000 customers serviced in 160 countries.

Gracefully Jumping onto a High-Speed Train.

"For me, landing a job as a software developer has been an incredibly tough journey. This is a personal story of perseverance, determination and self-belief. Not all opportunities look like opportunities when they first appear. Sometimes you have to jump first and worry later."

Rosie Hamilton

Rosie is a software developer at ThingCo and has spent the last 13 years working within software development. Her background is in software testing and she started work as a professional software developer at the beginning of 2018. She is an active member of the local tech community and frequently attends events and meet-ups. She is a professional learner and constantly pushes herself outside of her comfort zone. She found herself shifting from testing and focusing on coding back in 2016, building web applications and APIs as a hobby. In August 2018, she completed Harvard University's CS50 computer science course via Edx. She loves the the start up way of life and the insane amounts of learning that result from walking a path that no-one has followed before.


ThingCo is a new insurtech company, set up by Mike Brockman, focussing on developing the next generation telematics using the latest technology. ThingCo partners with insurance and technology eco systems around the world to build a B2B model offering the next generation of telematics, ​ utilising ADAS, Intelligent voice and AI as well as building a new telematics focussed FNOL eco system. ThingCo is ensuring that the customer is at the centre of the offering, taking advantage of the new regulations under GDPR, and making the device, data and technology services the heart of the customer offering.

Please let us know you are coming via the meet up page at:

Share this event