Carly is a Developer Advocate, blogger and speaker at Elastic. Before joining Elastic in 2022, she spent over 10 years working in various roles at a large investment bank, specialising in frontend web development, agility and team leadership. After embarking on her own speaking journey following her maternity leave, she has spoken at numerous online and in-person conferences and meetups including Lean Agile Scotland, Developer Week Europe, React Summit and Devoxx UK. She has contributed her insights to several podcasts including Enginears and Dev Journey. She is passionate about supporting others in their speaking journey, which she does through her engagement with local communities including Aspiring Women Speakers.
Carly lives in London, UK. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography, drinking tea and chasing after her young son.
Fun Fact: Although she hasn’t practised in some time, Carly plays clarinet and tenor saxophone and played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of a big band in 2006.