The WeAreDevelopers World Congress doubles the number of attendees and brings more than 8.000 developers to Vienna

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Vienna, 18.05.2018 - The WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 gathered more than 8.000 attendees in Vienna, making it the largest event for developers in Europe. More than 250 internationally renowned speakers, of which Steve Wozniak, Joseph Sirosh, Joel Spolsky and Andreas Antonopoulos held keynotes on the 10 stages of the Congress in the last 3 days.

After three days of a full schedule came the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 to an end tonight. After bringing for the first time more than 8.000 developers to the Austria Center Vienna, doubling the number of attendees compared to previous years. During the three days, more than 250 internationally renowned speakers came up on the 10 stages in order to discuss with the developer scene the newest trends in the tech industry.

The co-founders of WeAreDevelopers and Congress organizers were happy with this year’s success and the advancing internationalization of the event:

“We are extremely satisfied with the way the last three days developed. The WeAreDevelopers World Congress is on the right path to becoming one of the largest and most relevant events for developers worldwide.” according to Benjamin Ruschin. “Since 2015 we grew from 300 to 8.000 participants from 70 different countries. The participation of international tech-legends and global enterprises confirms the global relevance of the WeAreDevelopers World Congress” adds Sead Ahmetovic.

The event encompassed more than 150 talks and over 90 workshops and hackathons which focused on a broad spectrum of topics, such as Artificial Intelligence, Security, Blockchain, Internet of Things or Virtual Reality. As well global enterprises such as Google, BMW, the REWE Group, Otto or Microsoft, as young tech companies such as Bitmovin, LeanIX, Orderbird and GitStorage presented their newest products on the four floors of the Austria Center Vienna. More than 100 exhibitors were represented in the Expo Area of 25.000 square meters.

Amongst the highlights were the attendance of Apple co-founder and developer legend Steve Wozniak and the keynote of Microsoft’s Chief of AI, Joseph Sirosh, who talked about the future of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. AIs Bitcoin and blockchain Expert Andreas Antonopoulos wowed the audience of over 4.500 people on the MAin Stage with his talk about “Bitcoin, Ethereum, Open Blockchains: Building Programmable Money”.

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress is expected to take place next year in June.

About the WeAreDevelopers World Congress

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress is the largest developers conference in Europe with more than 8,000 attendees. The event brings together global tech companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft or IBM with the European developer community. The WeAreDevelopers World Congress was started by Benjamin Ruschin, Sead Ahmetović, Thomas Pamminger and Markus Wagner and was held for the first time in April 2015. The WeAreDevelopers World Congress brings together the world’s best IT experts and developers like Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Joseph Sirosh (Corporate Vice President, Artificial Intelligence & Research of Microsoft) or Angie Jones (Senior Automation Engineer at Twitter). The conference is directed specifically at developers, provides a platform for the European developer community and addresses the biggest tech topics in the industry. The Congress also aims to get people often underrepresented in the tech industry involved in a significant way. Find more information at: https://www.wearedevelopers.com/congress/

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