Robert MacLean

Cape Town, South Africa


Robert is a veteran software engineer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has lead software teams at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft and built some of the largest systems in South Africa. Currently, he works at Equal Experts as a Fear Removal Agent, helping development teams at customers deliver value.

He is a passionate speaker having presented over 100 times, mostly in South Africa and the USA and is often highly rated at the many events he has spoken at. He is also a director of the largest a non-profit community for software engineer education in South Africa and is founder and co-organiser of the largest community conference for software engineers in South Africa.

Outside of work, he is a proud cyclist and owns almost 100 board games. He is a father to a 9-year-old who is a budding magician or YouTuber (it changes).

My Talks

Debunking the myth there are only 2 hard problems in computer science

Time to move to Kotlin