WeAreDevelopers
WorldCongress ‘19

 6-7 June

 CityCube Berlin

The Woodstock of Developers

100+ Speakers

48 Hours

17 Topics

10.000 Developers

Behind every amazing tech innovation today are developers – these unique creatures that are able to turn coffee into software, using code as their primary instrument. Since 2015, once a year, on a (hopefully) sunny day, the global community meets at WeAreDevelopers, an event dubbed by many as the “Woodstock of Developers”.

WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 brought together 8,000 techies from 70 countries for 72-hours of pure dev-fun, with more than 150 of the brightest minds in tech and the largest playground for developers in Europe.

Best of WorldCongress '18

Topics at the World Congress

Constructing Worlds

Frontend & UX engineering, Languages & Frameworks, Distributed systems

Controlling Complexity

Quality engineering, DevOps, Security

Applying Disruption

Blockchain, AI, Coding Life (Biotech)

Unchaining Engineering

IoT, AR/VR, Mobility, Robotics

Coding Society

Team & Culture, Coding & Ethics, Smart World RC1, Educating Society & People

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Workshops at the World Congress

Let’s be honest: attending workshops can be dull. BUT – not here, not with us, WeAreDevelopers! We combine expert knowledge with entertainment and industry know-how to deliver the workshop of workshops. It’s going to be so great; you will talk about it at the next workshop that is boring, saying something like, ‘Man, I’ve been at this WeAreDevelopers Workshop in 2019, and it was so great, this one sucks, why can’t every workshop be like the one from WeAreDevelopers?!’

You think you want to miss saying that? You think you want to miss the concentrated power of knowledge, entertainment, AND know-how? No?
We didn’t think so!

Join us at the WeAreDevelopers Congress 2019 and get into some workshops, baby.

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Tickets are up for grabs!

Early Bird Tickets are available for €199 starting now!
Act fast before they’re gone. Or pay more later. Your call.

World Congress Pass includes:

  • Admission to both days
  • Access to all keynotes
  • Access to regular workshops (pre-registration required)
  • Admission to the official afterparty
  • Entry to the expo area
  • Entry to our developer playground
  • Free co-working space
  • Startup Pitching
  • Congress goodies
  • Access to the official recorded talks

Loved WeAreDevs! Childcare for attendees, over 30% female speakers, vegan food options, great tech content and most important of all, meeting great people!

Brenda RomeroGame Designer

Meet World Congress 2019 Speakers

John Romero

Game Designer, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D

John is an award-winning game designer, level designer, and programmer whose work portfolio includes 130 games, of which 107 have been published commercially. John Romero has co-founded 8 widely successful game companies, including id Software, Gazillion Entertainment, and Loot Drop. He co-owns Loot Drop and Romero Games. He is regarded as one of the world’s best game designers and his products have won over a hundred awards to prove it. Furthermore, John Romero is fully a self-taught designer and programmer, drawing inspiration from early Apple II programmers.

Brie Code

CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Brie Code is the CEO and creative director of TRU LUV, a Toronto-based studio that makes companions— interactive experiences that aren't quite apps and aren't quite games. Companions are built on a framework of deepening friendship, not increasing challenge, to help you unwind and achieve your goals. Previously Brie was a lead programmer at Ubisoft Montreal on the soft, ethereal game Child of Light and three Assassin's Creed games.

Rasmus Lerdorf

Inventor of PHP, Distinguished Developer at Etsy

Rasmus is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Klaus Straub

CIO and Senior Vice President Information Management , BMW Group

Håkon Wium Lie

Inventor of CSS, CTO of Opera Software

Håkon came to Opera from W3C, where he was responsible for style sheets. In 1994 he invented a small language called Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CSS describes how web pages are presented — on screens, in print, or read out loud. You can read about it in a book “Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web” he co-authored with Bert Bos. The book is written in HTML and CSS. Håkon is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab where he was part of Walter Bender's Electronic Publishing Group.

Brenda Romero

Game Designer, Wizardry, Train, D&D, Def Jam

Brenda is a major figure in the area of game design and is famous for her work on the role-playing series Wizardry, as well as Def Jam: Icon, Playboy: The Mansion, and Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes. She is the Course Director for the University of Limerick and Managing Director and Co-Founder of Romero Games Ltd., a game studio focused on fun.

Tilo Bonow

founder and CEO, PIABO

Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO,  Germany’s leading technology PR agency based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs  with launching  their business ideas and actively recognizing potentials, achieving growth targets and ultimately owning the market. Tilo and his team have chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios for tech heavyweights such as WeWork, Stripe, Silicon Valley Bank, GitHub, Google, Evernote and Tinder. As a value adding investor at Cavalry Ventures, 500 Startups, Nest.vc and Capital300, he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars with his experience and  network. Tilo is a keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as  NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as  a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at  Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures among others.

Claude Ritter

Entrepreneurial Partner, Cavalry

Claude Ritter is co-founder and entrepreneurial partner at Cavalry Ventures and supports founders in areas such as product management/technology, marketing, strategy and fundraising. He primarily focuses on marketplace and SaaS business models. Next to being an investor, Claude is co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tiger Facility Services, a digital facility services company. Since its launch in 2014, Tiger Facility Services has raised approximately 20m EUR in venture capital and operates a network of >500 employed cleaners as well as dozens of other facility services companies that partner with it. Prior to Tiger Facility Services, he co-founded Berlin based Lieferheld/Delivery Hero in 2010 and served 4 years as chief product officer (CPO) for Delivery Hero, the worlds largest food-ordering network with presence in 33 countries. Delivery Hero went public at the Frankfurt stock exchange on Jun 30, 2017 (DHER). Before Lieferheld, Claude spent 5 years as CEO of The NetCircle, a Shanghai based web company that develops and operates large scale community websites. He also co-founded DUQI, a Chinese real-time photo sharing site, and Aionics, a web agency based in Switzerland. Claude is originally from Switzerland, grew up in the town of Oberentfelden and studied Business Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe [power to creators] and BigchainDB [a blockchain database], and Ocean Protocol [a public network for data and AI marketplaces]. Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a blockchain interoperability protocol.

Dorothee Bär

Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery , Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Dorothee Bär was born in Bamberg in 1978. She is a political scientist and a Member of the German Parliament since 2002. Before winning her parliamentary mandate she was a journalist for various daily newspapers, radio stations and news agencies. From 2009 to 2013 she was Spokeswoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for family, senior citizens, youth and women affairs and deputy secretary general of her party, the CSU. From 2013 to 2018 she was Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure. Dorothee Bär is chairwoman of the CSU Netzrat and of CSUnet. Since March 2018 Dorothee Bär is Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs.

Holger Weiss

Managing Director and CEO, German Autolabs

Holger G. Weiss is Managing Director and CEO of German Autolabs. He has over 15 years of experience managing and building technology-driven companies with innovative business models in the Future Mobility sector. He has extensive experience and expertise in the field of connected mobility. He played a vital role in the navigation software startup gate5 in Berlin, from its genesis up to its acquisition by Nokia in 2006. Gate5 was the forerunner for HERE - a map and content provider recently bought by three German car makers at a price of close to three billion Euros. Before founding German Autolabs, Holger G. Weiss was managing director and CEO of Aupeo. Under his leadership, this music streaming startup developed into one of the leading providers of internet-based audio content for the Automotive Industry. In 2013 Aupeo was acquired by Panasonic Automotive Systems of North America. Holger G. Weiss is a board member of various technology companies and also Venture Partner at Target Partners - one of the leading VC companies in Europe. Besides his business activities, he is also an enthusiastic mentor and business angel for young aspiring founders. He consults medium-sized companies as well as tech and industry related associations.

Thomas Bachem

founder , sevenload, Lebenslauf.com, German Startups Association

Thomas “Tom” Bachem is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives, including sevenload, Lebenslauf.com and the German Startups Association. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently building his dream university CODE and serves as Germany’s youngest university chancellor.

Lukas Jaworski

Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Lukas Jaworski has a 10+ years of experience in journalism, communications and marketing. He held various roles at the leading companies in the European tech ecosystem. Previously, Lukas was responsible for the marketing team of HitFox Group and Finleap, having been involved in founding solarisBank, Finreach and Clark. In addition, Lukas accompanied the market entry of Delivery Hero for incubator Team Europe as well as Lendico and Zencap for Rocket Internet. In his role as director at Herring Schuppener, Lukas lead a team of digital communicators, that advised international groups, financial investors, associations and institutions in mission-critical situations and long-term strategic positioning. At FRIDAY he’s responsible to make sure the company walks the talk.

Marc Preusche

Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Basak Haznedaroglu

Director of Design, InVision

Basak is a multi-disciplinary thinker, educator, designer and mentor for several startups across the globe. In her role as Director of Design at InVision, she helps shape the direction of the company’s game-changing tools for product designers. Prior to that, she held roles at Microsoft and Foursquare, where she explored the relationship between media, technology, and the human element. She is a huge believer in how design, code, and storytelling can synthesize into meaningful and intuitive products and services.

Jodok Batlogg

CTO, crate.io

Mykola Bugaiov

CEO, Elie

Mykola Bugaiov is Managing Director of the Berlin start-up Elie, which he founded together with Frank Anderssohn in 2017. "I love sophisticated systems, and am motivated by elegant, efficient solutions," he says. In customer projects, he is an innovation driver and advances the progress of the team. Mykola brings many years of experience in professional software development, project management and team leadership to Elie. He previously worked for companies such as Movinga, Cubits, and Lieferheld. Among other things, he has worked on the development of complex online platforms, formed and led developer teams and was responsible for a blockchain project throughout all phases. Mykola holds a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics from the National Technical University of Ukraine. He has relocated to Berlin and has also previously lived in Israel.

Juergen Müller

Chief Innovation Officer, SAP SE

Juergen Mueller leads SAP’s innovation agenda and is in charge of the overall engineering of SAP Leonardo technologies and their SAP-wide adoption. In his role, he is responsible for continuously exploring new technologies and incubating those that will have significant business impact for SAP, its customers, and partners. Effective Jan 1, 2019, he will join the SAP Executive Board as Head of Technology & Innovation.

Frank Anderssohn

CEO, Elie

Frank Anderssohn is Managing Director of the Berlin start-up Elie, which he founded together with Mykola Bugaiov in 2017. "I love innovation and speed - I'm fascinated by turning complexity into small, manageable units," he says. In projects, he works result-oriented and is happy whenever he succeeds in exceeding customer expectations. Frank has a total of 15 years of experience in software engineering and has led agile development teams in various positions using Scrum and Kanban methods. Frank has worked as a software engineering freelancer for Xing AG, OTTO Group, Innogy SE and Wer liefert was GmbH. He has collaborated on projects for the development of mobile iOS and Android apps and also ensured secure server communication and quality assurance. Frank studied at the Technical University of Ilmenau and is an Engineering Graduate for information technology and signal processing. He was born in Berlin and lived temporarily in London, Prague, and Spain.

Mike Plachta

Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Mike is a seasoned web & mobile apps technologist. Started his career as a software engineer, led a team for a Norwegian-based media company and finally joined Applause as a Solution Engineer. Now he leads a team taking care of EMEA market and helps customers test their digital products  "In-The-Wild". Always passionate speaking about Media and E-commerce. From the solutions perspective an expert in Functional Testing (both manual and automated) as well as Payment Testing (helping customers uncover why some of their payments don't come through).

Angelo Laub

Founder, Mjam.at

Founder of Mjam.at, Austria's leading food delivery network. Now member of the EOS blockchain community with focus on data privacy and security. Advocate for the new concept of zero knowledge services.

Felix Kronlage

Product Owner, Gridscale

Shirley Wu

Independent Creator of Data Visualizations,

Shirley Wu is a freelance software engineer specializing in data visualization. She combines her love of art, math, and code into colorful, interactive data visualizations. Her work can be found at sxywu.com.

Leah Culver

Co-founder and CTO, Breaker

Leah Culver is the co-founder and CTO of Breaker, the top social podcast iOS app in the App Store and graduate of the Y Combinator accelerator program. At Breaker she develops new features for the iOS app in Swift and is an advocate of metrics-driven product development. Leah has also co-founded two previous startups, Pownce and Convore, and is the co-author of the OAuth and oEmbed API specifications.

We want you on stage!

At WeAreDevelopers, we believe that the speakers are the main ingredient for a successful event. You are the ones who make the event informative and worthwhile. We strive to provide a diverse and unique program which not only enriches our audience but also creates space for speakers to network and learn from each other. WeAreDevelopers speakers are industry leaders, tech pioneers, opinion-leaders and revolutionary thinkers – our lineup consists of a fantastic group of individuals who together make WeAreDevelopers what it is. We are looking forward to having you join the lineup of world-shapers and empower our developers with your industry insights!

Join us at the WeAreDevelopers Congress 2019 and get ready for your moment to shine!

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World Congress Venue

CityCube Berlin

26 Messedamm,
Berlin 14055, Germany