JuliaCon is the Annual Conference for users of the Julia Programming Languages. It took place from 7th to 11th August, 2018 at University College London, Roberts Engineering Building, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE, London, UK ( http://juliacon.org/2018/ ). JuliaCon attracts a wide range of people in the field of scientific computing. Torkel Loman, one of our PATHSENSE ESRs was a speaker at the conference presenting his modelling software which he has created to make biochemical reaction models. “Our new reaction reader tool is an attempt to automate the boring parts of biochemical modelling (transcribing equations). The user can now spend more time actually analysing those models! Also makes your code prettier.”