Sam Hepburn

Biography
Sam Hepburn is a prominent figure in London's developer community, having dedicated the past decade to building some of the largest tech communities in the world. Her passion lies in fostering welcoming environments where individuals thrive and communities flourish. Currently, Sam serves as the community lead at Snyk.io, spearheading efforts to integrate security into developers' workflows. She also heads the DevSecCon community and produces The Secure Developer Podcast. In her free time, Sam sits on the steering committee for Devoxx UK, a JVM-focused developer conference, and serves as an advisor for OpenUK, the UK organization for the business of Open Technology. Through her involvement with OpenUK, Sam is dedicated to promoting and supporting the growth of the open technology community in the UK and beyond. Her contributions to the developer community have earned her recognition, including the prestigious CMX 2023 Developer Relations Community Professional and overall Community Professional of the Year Award.