The NIDC Team


Blame should be addressed here.

Mark Allan

Mark has learnt from a lot of mistakes, the latest of which was to try organising a developer conference. He started coding on an ICL mainframe in the mid-70’s, but these days his happy place is reactive UIs with serverless cloud back-ends.

Martin Naughton

Martin is a software contractor with a keen interest in personal development and continuous learning.

Phil Weir

Phil is focused on open technology, open source and open data, as a tool to transform business and society, through efficiency and interlinking. Phil has development experience in web technologies and numerical simulation, primarily with backend services, alongside cloud (AWS) and systems administration.


These fine people have provided invaluable assistance in organising the conference.

Joan McAleer

Joan works at Deloitte Digital leading the Product development team in Belfast for Deloitte Ventures, currently coding in .NET core and Angular 2 with previous experience in Java, Integration technologies and SQL. Before becoming a mammy was a keen kayaker and mountaineer though more focused on TV shows now.

Micheal Colhoun

Developer. Trainer. Consultant. Founder of ColhounTech. ASP.NET Core junkie.

Ruth Frizzell

Ruth works as an internal recruiter at Proofpoint. She’s actually really nice, though.