What is Vincit Dev Talks?


In our work with the leading tech companies we’ve seen that building quality software is always a team effort. Effective team members need to understand and appreciate the various aspects of the creative process, including design, innovation, development, marketing and sales.

Vincit Dev Talks is designed to bring directors down from their towers and developers out from their cubicles. We will feature speeches on a variety of topics ranging from marketing and business development to software engineering. Talks will be brief but informative, leaving time to chat and enjoy the free food and drinks



Networking + Food

Let’s get to know each other as we all enjoy some tasty food and drinks!


Welcoming Words


Components everyone can use: Getting started with accessibility in React


Intraprenuerism – The unfound secret to corporate innovation



Social media: #vincitdevtalks


Benjamin Johnson
UI Engineer, Happy Money

Ben is a UI Engineer at Happy Money working primarily with React to build large, scalable, simple interfaces.  Past experience includes working with Autogravity and LifeRay. He loves learning new things and solving real-world problems.

Samuel Meskimen
Head of Development Solution Engineering Management, Thales

Sam is the Head of Solution Engineering Management at Thales, currently focused on the development of an advanced Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity product suite inclusive of hardware & software. Over his 5 years at Thales he has had oversight of Software, Connectivity, Hardware, Ground Tools & Cloud based projects, and previously worked for Mercedes Benz Research and Development team. He loves to innovate and never wants to stop growing and learning and recently finished an executive course on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with MIT and is wrapping up his MBA.

Time & Place

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 6:00PM-8:00PM

Vincit @ WeWork 3rd floor
200 Spectrum Center Drive Irvine


Parking Address: Gateway 67, Irvine

Validated parking is NOT provided for the event. You are welcome to park in the WeWork parking structure but parking fees will apply. For free parking, go to Irvine Spectrum lot just across the street at the corner of Spectrum Center Drive and Gateway.  As you exit structure and head towards intersection, there is a pedestrian walkway to the left that leads you directly to Building 200.


Mikko Salokangas
Rachel Valentine