Hi, I am Jessica

Technologist and Community Enthusiast.

I work as a Senior Principal Architect, am a 4 times Microsoft MVP, I served on the Board of the .NET Foundation 2022-2024, co-founded and organised DDD East Midlands conference 2019-2023 and more.

NewCrafts Paris

An overview of my experience at NewCrafts Paris

Jessica Brentnall
Jessica Brentnall

What to expect in 2024

2023 had a lot of change, so what's happening this coming year

Jessica Brentnall
Jessica Brentnall

DDD East Midlands - Stepping Back

My last time as co-Director of DDD East Midlands

Jessica Brentnall
Jessica Brentnall
Juan Marin

Juan Marin

Principal Engineer

Jessica is an exemplary individual whose leadership and technical expertise continue to drive our organisation forward. With a keen eye for detail and a strategic approach to problem-solving, she navigates the complexities and turns project tangles into triumphs, time after time. In addition to her architectural role, her public speaking skills are truly remarkable. Her mentorship and commitment to knowledge-sharing have cultivated a culture of continuous learning within our organisation. Her dedication to excellence is reflected in the high quality of her work and the esteem in which she is held by peers and the industry. Jess is an invaluable asset to any project or initiative, and I wholeheartedly endorse her for any future endeavors she may undertake.

Karl Bagci

Karl Bagci

Head of Information Security

Jessica is part of a rare group of individuals who are not only technically brilliant but also exceptional with people. She consistently demonstrates a proactive approach and does not shy away from taking responsibility, always focusing on delivery. She is always looking to take the front foot, ensuring that tasks are not only completed but completed to the highest standard. Jessica's natural leadership qualities shine through in every project she undertakes. She effortlessly steps up to lead, inspire, and motivate her team, creating a collaborative and high-performing environment. She has an incredible ability to inspire and elevate her colleagues, fostering an atmosphere of excellence and collaboration.

Ewan Wickson

Ewan Wickson

Product Manager

Jess is one of the most brilliant individuals I have ever had the privilege of working with. She is incredibly wise and experienced when it comes to the digital space, both in regards to solving technical problems but also in regards to establishing effective working practices. As brilliant as Jess in her own professional capabilities, arguably the most value she brings to an organisation lucky enough to employ her is her dedication and capacity to develop those around her. This extends far beyond those within her own profession too.

Ken Barcham-Bool

Ken Barcham-Bool

Senior Delivery Manager

Jess is a leader and someone who can deliver on her promises. She can talk the talk but more importantly is that when she does talk the talk, she walks the walk to back it up. She has been known to go out of her way to spend time with team members to help them improve to her own detriment and she can carry her heart on her sleeve sometimes, but this is not a negative as it just shows the level of passion that she brings with any job she does. She’s passionate about coding standards and best practices, and she’s helped teach the whole department about better security practices.

Natalie Menzel

Natalie Menzel

QA Engineer

Since starting my role as a QA, Jess has made me feel really welcome within the team and provided me with so much support. It’s a real pleasure to work alongside an individual who is not only passionate about tech but also the well-being of the team. Jess has made a massive difference to the team by going above and beyond her current role responsibilitie