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, Microsoft, and built some of the largest systems in South Africa. Currently, Robert works at Equal Experts as the Technology Lead, helping development teams deliver real customer value.

Robert is a passionate speaker with speaking engagements around the world and is often highly rated at the many events he has spoken at. Robert is also a director of the largest 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 owns almost 100 board games and enjoys going on hikes with his dogs or playing Xbox with his son.

My Talks

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

Time to move to Kotlin