February 3, 2020

WeAreDevelopers brings World Wide Web inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Berlin

In less than 4 years, the WeAreDevelopers World Congress has become the world’s flagship event for developers with over 10,000 attendees. This year, the WeAreDevelopers World Congress will welcome the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, on stage as the keynote speaker.

This year’s theme for WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2020 is “Create. Apply. Disrupt.” The conference will highlight how developers are taking charge of the world in which they create, apply and disrupt our society. It will be a 2-day event with over 250 sessions and more than 80 workshops that will cover the most dynamic topics for developers such as Front & Backend, Quantum Computing, Cloud, Internet of Things, DevOps, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Mobility, Blockchain, Testing & Security, and much more. Renowned industry leaders and tech pioneers will once again come together to be a part of Europe's developer scene to show how developers are reinventing the world every day.

This year, the co-founders of WeAreDevelopers — Sead Ahmetovic, Thomas Pamminger and Benjamin Ruschin — got an amazing speaker to highlight the event! Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, will be joining the developer conference in May 2020.

World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee opens WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2020

Sir Tim Berners-Lee will come to Berlin on May 28th and kick-off WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2020. In his keynote and moderated discussion, Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be on stage in the CityCube at Messe Berlin and will talk about his invention and how he would like to improve it. True to the theme of the event — “Create. Apply. Disrupt” — he will outline his vision of a secure and open web that will serve humanity again.

“When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, he saw a future that no one else could have imagined and that will change our lives forever. Now he is looking at our next, new, unimaginable future,” the WeAreDevelopers World Congress organizers expressed. "We are honored that Sir Tim Berners-Lee accepted our invitation to Berlin to share his insights and passion with the WeAreDevelopers community."

From the inventor of HTML to the inventor of CSS

In addition to Sir Tim Berners-Lee — who is not only the inventor of the World Wide Web but also of HTML — the conference is looking forward to welcoming Håkon Wium Lie on stage again. Håkon Wium Lie worked at CERN with Sir Tim Berners-Lee and invented CSS there. The two tech pioneers will meet again at WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2020.

The top speakers at WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2020 currently include:

  • Scott Hanselman, Partner Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Mathias Döpfner, CEO & Chairman, Axel Springer
  • Frank Riemensperger, Chairman, Accenture Germany
  • Brenda Romero, Game Designer (e.g. Wizardry, Def Jam)
  • Jimmy Song, Instructor, Programming Blockchain
  • John Romero, Game Designer (e.g. Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D)
  • Jeff Atwood, Autor, Coding Horror
  • Alexandra Waldherr, Student, Chemical Engineering
  • Eric Steinberger, CEO & AI Researcher, Climate Science