February 21, 2024

WeAreDevelopers World Congress announces first speakers for 2024

WeAreDevelopers, Europe's leading platform for the IT community, today announces the first speakers for its WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2024. The WeAreDevelopers World Congress is recognized as the world's largest developer congress, annually gathering over 15,000 software developers, IT experts, and 500 speakers from around the globe in Berlin. The goal is to provide a stage for the tech community, bringing them together in one place with the key figures from the IT scene and the global economy.

The topics discussed include Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, modern software and product development, digitalization, and the role of the tech industry in the global economy. "Open source is experiencing a great revolution, as developers around the world are harnessing the power of AI to accelerate the purest form of their own creativity,” said Demetris Cheatham, Chief of Staff to GitHub CEO. “With AI and natural language, we can deliver on the promise of social coding, obliterating the barriers that stand in the way of truly equitable global collaboration.

WeAreDevelopers  has now announced an initial selection of the 500 speakers planned for this year, including:

Constantijn van Oranje (Special Envoy, Techleap), Jonas Andrulis (CEO, Aleph Alpha), Scott Hanselman (VP, Microsoft), Thomas Dohmke (CEO, GitHub), Demetris Cheatham (Chief of Staff to the CEO, GitHub), David Simas (Managing Director of Research, Emerson Collective; former CEO of Obama Foundation), Prashanth Chandrasekar (CEO, Stack Overflow), Ulrich Irnich (CIO, Vodafone), Peter Bosch (CEO, CARIAD), John Romero (Founder of the FPS genre), Brenda Romero (Game Designer), Chris Wysopal (CTO, Veracode), Anna J. McDougall (Director of Product and Engineering, Axel Springer), Matthias Henze (CEO, Jimdo), Sheen Brisals (Senior Engineering Manager, LEGO), Madona Wambua (CTO, Jibu Labs), Douglas Crockford (JavaScript Author, Inventor of the JSON format), Johanna Pirker (Professor, LMU Munich), Eric Steinberger (CEO, Magic.dev).

Big footsteps to follow – The speaker history ranges from Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Steve Wozniak

This year's speakers join a lineup of the biggest names the tech world has to offer: In 2023, none other than the founder of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was the opening speaker of the conference. The British physicist, ranked by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, is alongside icons like Steve Wozniak, Joel Spolsky, and Garry Kasparov, one of the most significant speakers in the event's history.

Already Part of the Team: The Romeros with Gaming Legend John Romero

Fans of the WeAreDevelopers World Congress know: gaming legend John Romero and star game designer Brenda Romero, have already become a part of the WeAreDevelopers family. In 2023, they both presented John Romero's biography “Doom Guy: Life in First Person” in Berlin. John Romero is one of the world's most successful game designers (Doom, Wolfenstein 3D) and is considered the father of the first-person shooter genre. He will once again be on site for his fans in 2024.

New Sub-Event: Tech Recruiting Insights

The new event format “Tech Recruiting Insights” will focus on HR-tech and the recruitment of IT talents: As an “event within the event”, HR experts such as Alla Pavlova from Riot Games, Eva-Maria Meyr from Dynatrace, and Hung Lee from Recruiting Brainfood will discuss the latest trends, developments, and challenges.

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2024 will take place from July 17.-19. 2024, at Messe Berlin. Information about press accreditation can be found here.

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Impressions from the 2023 event can be found here.

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 Steve Wozniak, Sir Tim-Berners-Lee, Amanda Silver, Thomas Dohmke, Stormy Peters, Cassie Kozyrkov, Garry Kasparov, Thomas Dohmke, Stormy Peters 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. CEO and founder Sead Ahmetović was included in Capital Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in 2023.