August 2, 2023

WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2023 - the largest tech congress in the world brings Silicon Valley to Berlin

  • More than 12,000 visitors and 500 speakers at Messe Berlin
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee opens congress with his vision for the further development of the World Wide Web
  • StackOverflow announces AI tool "OverflowAI”
  • Gaming legend John Romero presents biography "Doom Guy”
  • CODE100: WeAreDevelopers launches world's first live coding championship

Berlin, August 02, 2023 - At the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2023 on July 27 and 28, software developers and tech decision makers from around the world met in Berlin to discuss the latest trends and innovations of the industry. During the two congress days, the organizers welcomed more than 12,000 visitors to Messe Berlin. True to the motto "Shaping the Future. Together." more than 500 speakers gave two days of presentations on software development, digitization and the impact of AI on our future.

The conference was opened by the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Ranked among the 100 most influential personalities of the 20th century by TIME Magazine, the British physicist primarily advocated decentralized concepts for further development of the web in his keynote. Berners-Lee presented his vision of artifical intelligence, Web 3.0 and proposals on how the privacy of users can be protected from big tech companies' interests in their data.

Stack Overflow: World premiere of AI tool “OverflowAI”

Prashanth Chandrasekar, Chief Executive Officer at Stack Overflow, unveiled OverflowAI on Thursday. It is expected that the use of OverflowAI will lead to a significant increase in productivity in software development. “There is no doubt that with widespread access to GenAI tools that code will be created more quickly and the volume is likely to explode with code completion tools and the need for trust in their output will only increase for developers. Our goal with OverflowAI is to ensure developers are not only contributing to the foundation of what GenAI is today, they are also an integral part of building its future. Developers and technologists should take pride and ownership in knowing that community is the future of AI.”, Chandrasekar said at Stack Overflow's announcement in front of a fully packed auditorium.

Gaming legend John Romero inspires with biography "Doom Guy”

A special highlight for the visitors was gaming legend John Romero, who presented his new biography "Doom Guy: Life in First Person". John Romero is one of the most successful game designers in the world (Doom, Wolfenstein 3D) and is considered the father of the first-person shooter genre.

WeAreDevelopers World Congress: The leading knowledge exchange platform for tech leaders

"We are immensely proud to have created and nurtured WeAreDevelopers World Congress, the exchange platform for developers and tech decision-makers from global tech companies. The impressive turnout of attendees and companies - including all relevant global market leaders as well as internationally recognized tech personalities - underlines the position of WeAreDevelopers World Congress as the central and most important platform for the tech industry worldwide," explains Sead Ahmetovic, CEO and co-founder of WeAreDevelopers.

"We are also pleased to have so many companies represented at our congress," adds Rudi Bauer, CCO and Managing Director at WeAreDevelopers. "Companies and developers need each other. At WeAreDevelopers World Congress, they can find and listen to each other, creating not only better software, but also a better working world."

Largest programming competition in Europe

CODE100, the largest programming championship in Europe, celebrated its premiere at this year's WeAreDevelopers World Congress: In a one-of-a-kind live coding competition, the participants competed live on stage in front of more than 3,000 spectators for a prize pool of 100,000 euros. CODE100 championship now goes on a roadshow through European cities of Amsterdam, London, Barcelona, Vienna and Zagreb, and ends the season at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2024 in Berlin.

The date for the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2024 has already been set (18.-19.07.2024), information on press accreditation can be found here.

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About WeAreDevelopers

WeAreDevelopers is Europe's leading community for developers, dedicated to empowering tech talents and accelerating their careers. Founded in 2017, the company's career platform provides valuable tech content, perfect-fit job opportunities, and outstanding events throughout the year to support the professional and personal growth of developers. The company achieved global recognition through hosting the WeAreDevelopers World Congress, the world's largest annual event for developers, bringing together over 10,000 participants and 300 speakers to share their insights, exchange ideas, and shape the future of technology. Here, the global developer community regularly discusses current trends and developments along with industry leaders such as Sir Tim-Berners-Lee, Steve Wozniak, Amanda Silver, Cassie Kozyrkov, Garry Kasparov and many more superstars of the tech industry. WeAreDevelopers is on the mission to level up the careers of developers and to foster a community of tech professionals who are driven to succeed and make a significant impact on the industry.

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About WeAreDevelopers

WeAreDevelopers is Europe's leading community for developers, dedicated to empowering tech talents and accelerating their careers. Founded in 2017, the company's career platform provides valuable tech content, perfect-fit job opportunities, and outstanding events throughout the year to support the professional and personal growth of developers. The company achieved global recognition through hosting the WeAreDevelopers World Congress, the world's largest annual event for developers, bringing together over 15,000 participants and 500 speakers to share their insights, exchange ideas, and shape the future of technology. Here, the global developer community regularly discusses current trends and developments along with industry leaders such as Steve Wozniak, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Amanda Silver, Cassie Kozyrkov, Garry Kasparov and many more superstars of the tech industry. WeAreDevelopers is on the mission to level up the careers of developers and to foster a community of tech professionals who are driven to succeed and make a significant impact on the industry.