Session Speaking & Panels

Speaker’s Bio

Kayleigh Oliver is a highly experienced and skilled development professional. Since graduating with a BSc in Software Engineering, she’s worked in development roles within award winning tech companies for over 14 years. 

Kayleigh has extensive testing experience including web frameworks, websites, games, SDKs, mobile and VR apps in manual, automated, functional and non-functional testing capacities. She also has development experience of .NET web applications, cross-platform mobile applications to develop both iOS and Android applications.

In 2017, Kayleigh created Junction 5 Studios, an app development company with a mission to create projects that positively impact women and the Black community. This company combines her creative and technical skillset with her determination to deliver projects of a high quality.

Since incorporating, Junction 5 has worked with a number of small charities and non-profit organisations aligned with its mission. One of which was Peace Child International where Junction 5 developed a prototype of the Ishango app. The app utilised image-based training  to build business skills for women with limited literacy skills in Liberia and Sierra Leone to manage their stock and business finances. 

After creating her RenewMe app helping individuals to manage their subscriptions, she was invited onto the podcast “Mum to Millionaire” where she gave advice of “How do you make an app?”. Despite being one of the longest episodes, she was told by the host that it was one of the most downloaded of the podcast. After the success of the episode, she was invited to speak at an in-person event for the organisation.

In May 2019, she gave a talk at the National Software Testing Conference aimed at mid to C-level experienced QA and test professionals. The conference was attended by over 300 attendees where she gave a pioneering talk showcasing “Automation within VR Applications”.

A keen writer, she has shared her technical insight on her own website and as a regular contributor in 19 articles on the Simple Programmer website. Simple Programmer focuses on helping software developers, programmers and other IT professionals improve their careers and live better lives across a range of ages. She was also featured in Forbes in 2020 sharing her entrepreneurial tips.

Kayleigh was a finalist for the Black Tech Achievement Social Good award 2020 for her work developing the Ishango project. She was highlighted in the article “Women who have inspired us” alongside Danielle Pender and Stella McCartney by Holdens Agency for their International Women’s Day piece in 2019. She has also worked with the University of London to promote the launch of their new BSc in Computer Science.

Today, Kayleigh is working as a Software Developer for an award-winning insurance company. She also works to build and grow Junction 5 Studios and the FOBBS app.

Keynote Topics

Kayleigh is an engaging speaker and panellist. Her keynote topics include:


How to get a role in Tech including learnings from my journey into tech and how to use certifications to gain qualifications and skills to put you ahead of other candidates.


How to increase and retain women within Tech roles from my own experience recruiting my own teams and personal insights.


Learning about specific Black Britons that have contributed to the tech that your company uses on a day to day basis and those that are leading the way now.


Future-proofing your career to build habits ensuring you stay ahead in tech.

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