Thomas Dohmke is CEO of GitHub and drives the company’s mission of making GitHub the home for all developers. Fascinated by software development since his childhood, Thomas is passionate about building tools developers love and creating products that drive software development forward. He previously co-founded HockeyApp and led the company as CEO through its acquisition by Microsoft in 2014. Thomas holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Glasgow, UK. He lives in the Seattle area, is a LEGO enthusiast, and enjoys coding and making his GitHub contribution graph green in his spare time.
He was the CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow, a network of Q&A sites visited by over 100 million people every month. He is a globally-recognized expert on the software development process. His website Joel on Software (joelonsoftware.com) is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over thirty languages. As the founder of Fog Creek Software (now Glitch) in New York City, he created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams, and Trello, a popular online project management application. Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions. He has written four books: User Interface Design for Programmers (Apress, 2001), Joel on Software (Apress, 2004), More Joel on Software (Apress, 2008), and Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007). Joel holds a BS from Yale in Computer Science. Before college he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper, and he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton. Today he serves as the co-founder of HASH.
Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ aswell as the author of The C++ ProgrammingLanguage (4th Edition) and ATour of C++ (2nd edition), Programming:Principles and Practice using C++ (2nd Edition), and many popular and academicpublications.
Dr. Stroustrup is a member of the US National Academy ofEngineering, and an IEEE, ACM, and CHM fellow. He received the 2018 CharlesStark Draper Prize, the IEEE Computer Society's 2018 Computer Pioneer Award, and the 2017 IET Faraday Medal.
He did much of his most important work in BellLabs. His research interests include distributed systems, design, programmingtechniques, software development tools, and programming languages.To make C++ a stable and up-to-date base forreal-world software development, he has been a leading figure with the ISO C++standards effort for more than 30 years.
He holds a master’s in Mathematicsfrom Aarhus University, where he is an honorary professor in the ComputerScience Department, and a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University,where he is an honorary fellow of Churchill College.
As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She is the innovator behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google, personally training over 20,000 Googlers. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and neuroscience.
David Singleton is Stripe’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for guiding our Engineering and Design teams as they build economic infrastructure for the internet. Millions of companies of all sizes—from startups to Fortune 500s—use Stripe’s software and APIs to accept payments, send payouts, and manage their businesses online.
Previously David worked at Google, where he was VP of Engineering, leading the Android Wear and Google Fit teams, which included product development and coordinating more than 15 different hardware partnerships.
Toju is a Responsible AI Programme Manager at Google, with over 16 years experience spanning across Advertising, Retail, Not-For Profits and Tech. She designs Responsible AI programmes focused on the development and implementation of Responsible AI frameworks amongst Google’s product areas, with a focus on Large Language Models, Natural Language Processing, and Multimodal models. Toju is also the Ambassador for Women in AI UK and the founder of VIBE - a women's community focused on personal and professional development using the underlying principles of emotional intelligence.
Miško Hevery is the CTO at Builder.io, where he is helping to empower anyone to create blazing fast sites. Previously he has worked at Google, where he created Angular, AngularJS and was co-creator of Karma. Before focusing on making the web better, he brought testing culture to Google and the world through his blog. Miško started his career by designing digital circuits and moved to databases, full-stack development, and finally, front-end frameworks, giving him a unique perspective. He understands all of the layers from the web down to a transistor.
Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, Resilient Web Design, and, most recently, Going Offline.
Stefania Chaplin’s experience within Cybersecurity, DevSecOps and OSS governance means she's helped countless organisations understand and implement security throughout their SDLC. As a python developer at heart, Stefania is always optimising and improving efficiency wherever she goes by scripting & automating processes and creating integrations. Stefania is passionate about DevSecOps and cybersecurity, having spoken at many conferences including; RSA Conference, ADDO, OWASP, JavaZone, Women in DevOps etc. She is also an active member of OWASP DevSlop, hosting their technical shows.
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 eight 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.
Humera developed her love for data early on in her professional life and is still amazed by its power. She did her doctorate in Computer Vision and Machine Learning and has over twenty years of experience of leading teams working with (big) data. She’s passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and this is reflected in the projects she picks up.
Flavilla Fongang is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and founder of 3 Colours Rule, an award-winning branding and marketing agency. Flavilla was awarded the “She’s Mercedes” businesswoman award by Mercedes Benz. She is the author of “99 Strategies to get customers”. She is also the founder of Global Tech Advocates – Black Women in Tech. She is a BBC brand advisor. Computer Weekly named her among the top 2 most influential women in tech in the UK. She is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Centre for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Dr. Johanna Pirker is a computer scientist focusing on development, research, and education of games and VR experiences is an active and strong voice of the local indie dev community. She has lengthy experience in designing, developing, and evaluating games and VR experiences and believes in them as tools to support learning, collaboration, and solving real problems. She started in the industry as QA tester at EA and still consults studios in the field of games user research. In 2011/12 she started researching and developing VR experiences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the moment she is Ass.Prof. for game development at TU Graz and researches games with a focus on AI, HCI, data analysis, and VR technologies. Johanna was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of science professionals.
Tomáš Čupr is a successful repeat entrepreneur. With the outstanding management team he has put together, Tomáš is proud of the agile, highly focused organization he has created, which always prioritizes providing uncompromising service and quality.Tomáš began his entrepreneurial journey in 2010. He successfully built and exited two other online businesses: Slevomat (online deals portal) to Secret Escapes and Dame jídlo (restaurant food home delivery) to Delivery Hero and since 2014 he has focused fully on building Rohlik to become a dominant player in Europe.
Ire Aderinokun is a self-taught Frontend Developer and User Interface Designer from Lagos, Nigeria. She is the Cofounder, COO, and VP Engineering of Buycoins YC S2018, a cryptocurrency exchange for Africa, and previously worked with eyeo, the company behind products like Adblock Plus and Flattr Plus, building open source software to make a better internet.
but is passionate about all aspects of technology. She has written over 100 articles on these topics
on her blog, bitsofco.de, and regularly shares her knowledge through speaking at conferences
around Africa and the world.
Being associated with the industry since 2004, I have lent my expertise predominantly in the solution architecture field. I have gained accolades for revolutionising the scalability of frontend architectures with micro-frontends, from increasing the efficiency of workflows, to delivering quality in products. My colleagues know me as an excellent communicator who believes in using an interactive approach for understanding and solving problems of varied scopes.
I helped DAZN becoming a global streaming platform in just 5 years, now as Principal Architect at AWS, I'm helping our customers in the media and entertainment space to deliver cost-effective and scalable cloud solutions.
Moreover, I'm sharing with the community the best practices to develop cloud-native architectures solving technical and organizational challenges.
My core industry knowledge has been instrumental in resolving complex architectural and integration challenges. Working within the scopes of a plethora of technical roles such as tech lead, solutions architect and CTO, I have developed a precise understanding of various technicalities which has helped me in maximizing value of my company and products in my current leadership roles.
Wei Hu is the Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Oracle. He leads the development of mission-critical database capabilities as well Blockchain, Kubernetes, Microservices, and Globally Distributed Databases.Mr. Hu has B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been with Oracle since 1998, holds more than 40 patents, and is the author and co-author of several books and papers.
Nikita is a Founder of Neon - the first open-source serverless Postgres. Nikita also is an Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures. He is passionate about deep tech, data infrastructure, and system software. Prior to Neon and Khosla Ventures, Nikita co-founded MemSQL (SingleStore now) and served as CTO and then CEO, successfully scaling the company to over 40M in ARR and near profitability. He also worked on data infrastructure at Facebook and before that, was a systems software engineer at Microsoft SQL Server for six years.
Teresa is a Senior Solutions Architect at NVIDIA, helping to accelerate the integration of AI, Computer Vision and Digital Twin solutions to solve complex challenges.
Teresa holds a M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineer from the University of Porto, having focused her research on agricultural Robotics localization and navigation. She also interned at NASA Ames Research Center on the development of Astrobee, an autonomous robot now aboard the ISS, and worked as a Deep Learning researcher on medical imaging at the Fraunhofer Institute.
She is passionate about Robotics and AI related topics!
Kuassi is Director of Product Management at Oracle.
He looks after
(i) Java database connectivity
(ii) MicroServices and Serverless DB connectivity (Data & Tx models, Kubernetes, SAGAs, Compensation)
(iii) Async and Reactive DB access (R2DBC, RxJava, Reactor, Akka-Streams,)
(iv) Zero downtime, multi-tenancy, and sharded DB for Java apps
(v) Turning DB tables into Hadoop and Spark data sources
(vi) Database Kubernetes Operator
Creator of the workshop "My ToDo List App with React, Helidon, and ATP" @ https://bit.ly/3wcztmk
Clemens Vasters is Lead Architect in Microsoft’s Azure Messaging team that builds and operates a fleet of hyper-scale messaging services, including Event Grid, Service Bus, and Event Hubs. Clemens represents Microsoft in messaging standardisation in OASIS (AMQP) and CNCF (CloudEvents), and has been co-architect of the PubSub extensions for the industrial OPC-UA standard. He looks back at nearly 30 years in professional software development and has seen the same fashion come and go a few times.
Dajana Jeđud works as Java Web Developer & Engagement Lead at ecx.io, part of IBM iX Varaždin, Croatia. She graduated with a Master's degree in Information and software engineering from the University of Zagreb. Dajana started her career at ecx.io in 2017 as a Java Web Developer, she gained experience in software development, project, and team management as well. She is passionate about encouraging more women to take developer roles as well as leadership roles. In her free time, Dajana loves to be with her family and friends, go for a walk with dogs in nature, and also read inspiring articles.
Multi-award winning technologist and previous mentor at the Boeing Coding School, Nathalia lobbies for better access to STEM education in Europe. Named 16th UK "Woman to Watch" by JP Morgan in 2018, this ex-Goldmanite is now part of a mission to revolutionise the insurtech play on specialist cars.
Ivar Grimstad is the Jakarta EE Developer Advocate at Eclipse Foundation. He is a Java Champion and JUG Leader based in Sweden.
Besides advocating the Jakarta EE technologies, Ivar is contributing to the Jakarta EE specifications as well as being the PMC Lead for Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J). He is also one of the specification leads for Jakarta MVC and represents Eclipse Foundation in the JCP Executive Committee.
Carolyn (she/her) is a software engineer and former technical writer based in Berlin, Germany. She’s currently working as a frontend engineer at BRYTER, a no-code decision automation platform.
Out of office, Carolyn is a freelance journalist and writes about the intersections of technology and intimacy for outlets like Future of Sex, Autostraddle, Silicon Allee and elsewhere. You can find her most places on the Internet @carolstran.
Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry) and 3 best-selling video trainings (including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin). He is a huge Kotlin-fan, too.
I’m Eli (they/them), a Developer Advocate at Anvil! I love making cool and / or weird things, talking about them, and hearing other people talking about the cool and / or weird things they’re making. In particular, I’m passionate about making the tech industry accessible and inclusive, and my favourite thing about tech is that it connects me to other people. I’ve worked in a few different fields, from biotech to telecoms to analog circuit design, and I’m always interested to hear what problems people are solving with code (or with no code!).
In my spare time, I knit, crochet, sew, and protect my small army of houseplants from being eaten by my cat. I also sink a lot of time into video games, and spend far too little sleeping.
Steve is a Quality Analyst who works to build empowered teams, capable of delivering and taking ownership of quality. He has worked on a wide variety of products, from mainframes to microservices and has a particular interest in complex socio-technical systems and how we work with them.
He is passionate about complexity theory, building quality into culture and testing as part of continuous delivery in modern, distributed architectures. Outside of work, Steve enjoys travel and mountains.
A ThoughtWorker for the last nine years, Nazneen is a security consultant for Thoughtworks' entire roster of internal operations. Her experience working in diverse roles, ranging from a developer to a program manager to change lead to a security consultant has empowered her with plethora of techniques to approach any problem with ease. She is an experienced public speaker who has presented at both national and international conferences. She has spent her career presenting to various audiences, from teaching young engineers in college to being a trainer for junior consultants in Thoughtworks.
Alex Soto is a Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat. He is passionate about the Java world, software automation and he believes in the open-source software model. Alex is the co-author of Testing Java Microservices, Quarkus Cookbook, Securing Kubernetes Secrets books (O'Reilly, Manning), and a contributor to several open-source projects. A Java Champion since 2017, he is also an international speaker, radio collaborator and teacher at Salle URL University. You can follow him on Twitter (@alexsotob) to stay tuned to what’s going on in Kubernetes and Java world
Steve Gordon is a Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP and senior engineer based in the UK. He works for Elastic maintaining their .NET client libraries. Steve enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog, in videos and by presenting talks at user groups and conferences. Steve is excited to be a part of the .NET community and founded .NET South East, a .NET Meetup group based in Brighton. He enjoys contributing to and maintaining OSS projects. You can find Steve online at his blog www.stevejgordon.co.uk and on Twitter as @stevejgordon.
Some years later he also started using the web as a distribution platform for his freeware Formula 1 related Windows software, Formula One Xplorer. APIs weren't a common thing back then, so he made sure small update files were available for download after each Grand Prix weekend.
In 2004 he founded his company double-R web development for building custom websites, webshops, web applications, and apps for small and mid-level clients.
When he is not behind his laptop, he likes to attend conferences (either as an attendee or speaker) or relax on the couch watching TV series and Super Hero movies.
Ekaterina is a data scientist at NVIDIA solving computer vision and video analytics problems by means of AI. Her focus also includes fast deep learning inference on embedded devices. Previously, Ekaterina was a research engineer working on developing deep learning algorithms for medical image analysis and did research on 3D computer vision. Ekaterina received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. She has authored several peer-reviewed journal and conference publications on various applications of image-based reconstruction, localization and tracking.
As a part of Rimac Technology for more than 6 years, I have overall responsibility for four products: Battery Management System, In-Vehicle Infotainment, Electrical Control Units, and Digital Services & Connectivity. Besides that, I am responsible for the center of competencies for embedded hardware and embedded software, high-level software, functional safety, cybersecurity, and EE testing. In these efforts, I lead a team of over 240 engineers while delivering products to various customers including OEMs like Aston Martin, Koeniggseg, Pinifarina, and of course Bugatti Rimac.
Hi there, My name is Andrey G. I am a software engineer from London, UK. Primarily, I am a full-stack web developer (think React, Angular, Node.js), but I also have a keen interest in low-level stuff (hello, C) and finance (love-hate relationship with Pandas). Career: Full-stack (web, blockchain, and even a bit of embedded) at software consultancies (DSR, DataArt) -> Headed front-end development at Hazelcast -> Front-end at Bricks (next-gen spreadsheet web app) -> Full-time maintainer of Flipper at Meta (ex-Facebook). Occasionally, I write about tech in my small blog and speak at conferences.
Daniel Strmečki works as Director Digital Platforms at IBM iX, in Varaždin, Croatia. In early 2019, he earned a PhD degree in Information and Communication Sciences on University of Zagreb. In spare time, he writes articles on baeldung.com, one of world’s most popular Java blogs.
Throughout his career, Daniel gained experience in both software development and technical design, as well as project and people management. Most of his technical experience is related to design and development of Java Web Enterprise Applications and Content Management Systems, with strong focus on modularity and reusability. He is experienced in building agile teams and coaching junior developers.
Daniel has an open, ambitious, stubborn and perfectionist personality. He likes sports, modern technology, motivated colleagues and well-defined processes. He values high quality, trust, transparency, and integrity. Passionately drives topics like software craftsmanship, technical architecture, knowledge management, coaching and mentoring.
Sarah Hutchins is a Quality Strategist with over 10 years of experience in the tech industry, and is currently working at AMBOSS. She works with companies on a strategic level to help them identify areas for improvement within Quality and take the first actions towards improving them. Prior to AMBOSS, Sarah worked at ThoughtWorks as a Lead QA Consultant. She’s an avid handstand practitioner.
Tomislav is CTO and partner in Nephos - a company that successfully supports the digital journey of its clients. Before joining Nephos, he worked for Microsoft for ten years, helping organizations of all sizes leverage the power of cloud services. His current focus is the world's leading cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, and GCP), DevOps, AI, and IoT. He spends much of his time transferring knowledge through hackathons, workshops, and lectures for customers around the globe. He is a prominent speaker at numerous conferences, helping individuals and businesses successfully apply the technology.
What to say about this exceptional young person? She is a true Wunderkind! Alex developed an interest for science, programming, physics and chemistry since the early age of 12. Today, at the age of only 19, she already holds a Bachelor degree with distinction from the Technological University Dublin and is widely considered as one of the great generational talents. She was part of various programs at the MIT, CERN and IBM. She has received various honors and accolades and besides studying Molecular Medicine she also speaks regularly about Quantum Computing and Machine Learning at international conferences.
Trainer, consultant and programming architect with focus on Angular. Google Developer Expert (GDE) and Trusted Collaborator in the Angular team who writes for O'Reilly, the German Java Magazine, and windows.developer. Regularly speaks at conferences.
Miro is a contributor and leader for several open source projects and co-leads TypeFox, a company specialized in engineering tools and open source technology. He started to get involved in open source development while researching graph layout algorithms and their application to graphical modeling at Kiel University. Miro has been contributing to open source communities by kickstarting new projects, giving presentations at several events, and giving architectural guidance. Innovation, strategy and community work are at the heart of his interest.
I am Principal Developer Advocate at Salesforce. I love learning, and sharing knowledge, and these days, I am currently focused on helping developers adopting Lightning and LWC.I have 9 Salesforce certifications and was named Salesforce MVP for 3 years. I have also been a coach for RAD women several times, a program to help women learn Salesforce development. I was one of the founders of dreamOlé, the Spanish community led event. I am also the founder of #CampamentoRemoto, a series of virtual talks about Salesforce development in Spanish (born in COVID times).
I am a .NET developer working in Online Solutions. I focus mainly on scalable architectures and performance. I published book about multithreading and asynchronicity, and would like to spread my knowledge, so that everybody can use the right APIs and understand trade-offs.
I'm a SQL Server DBA, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Certified Kubernetes Administrator, and Raspberry Pi tinkerer.
Originally from Swansea, Wales but now based in Dublin, Ireland.
You can find me on Twitter @dbafromthecold and blogging at dbafromthecold.com
Zaid Zaim TEDx Speaker & Mixed Reality Evangelist, is from Syria. He came to Germany eight years ago due to the war in his country.
In 2017 he joined redi-school.org an NGO that supports refugees to get quality tech skills to join the German industry. ReDI School has expanded to four cities: Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen and NRW.
In 2019 Zaid started a Mixed Reality project for cultural heritage preservation. Volunteers from Microsoft supported him
realizing his idea.
Zaid is a Microsoft MVP and Mixed Reality Catalyst at Hololux - he loves Partying in the Metaverse & growing the Tech Community
Dr. Carola Lilienthal is Managing Director of WPS - Workplace Solutions GmbH and has been regularly analysing the future viability of software architectures on behalf of her customers since 2003. In 2015, she summarized her experiences from over a hundred analyses in the book "Langlebige Softwarearchitekturen". In 2017, together with Henning Schwentner, she translated Vaughn Vernon's book "Domain-Driven Design Distilled" into German.
Christoph Menzel komplettiert seit 2011 den Method Park. Er verantwortet und gestaltet dort das Team Mobile Apps & Web Apps. Er berät und unterstützt die Method Park Kunden als Coach und zertifizierter Scrum Master bei der Einführung agiler Entwicklungsmethoden, bei der Testautomatisierung und der Optimierung von Entwicklungsprozessen. Gemeinsam mit den Kunden arbeitet er an der Entwicklung innovativster Softwareprodukten. In interaktiven Hands-on Workshops vermittelt er Lösungsstrategien zu verschiedenen Aspekten der Software-Entwicklung, wie etwa Testautomatisierung, Clean Code und CI/ CD.
I'm a Developer Advocate at Google, currently focused on helping developers with Google Cloud Platform. As a long-time Java and a recent C# developer, I like to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, I worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile and cloud platforms. Originally from Cyprus, I currently live in Greenwich, not too far away from the prime meridian.
Ivan Foro works as a SAP CX/Java Web Developer and most recently as a Technical Architect on one of the projects at IBM iX Varaždin, Croatia.Started my career as a rookie back in 2017 in the current company where I grew both as a developer and as a person over time. I’m always motivated and looking for the next challenging task as that is my primary way of further honing my craft. My free time is usually spent with the family, my dogs and playing video games(Warhammer 2 is my go-to game for relaxing after working day right now).
Lynn Longo is CTO of CARIAD, the automotive software company of Volkswagen Group. With 25 years of experience in the intersection of the automotive and tech industry, she’s a proven automotive technology expert having been in leadership positions at General Motors, Harman International and SiriusXM. Her goal: decouple software from hardware development and support the transformation of Volkswagen Group into a software-driven mobility provider.
Alexander works as a Senior Security Consultant at RootSys. In his daily work, he performs security audits including penetration testing and security reviews, holds secure coding workshops, and also gives trainings and provides consulting services for software design and architecture. He has experience several years of experience in designing microservices and desktop or mobile applications and also in writing or migrating them. He received a PhD in Physics from the University of Innsbruck and holds master’s degrees in both Technical Mathematics and Biomedical Informatics.
Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now a developer advocate and community team lead in EMEA at Elastic — the company behind the Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.
Experienced engineering leader with a strong interest in distributed, highly-scalable and cloud-based systems.
Currently at Contino as VP of Engineering where he oversees a team of 150+ highly talented, intelligent and thought-provoking technical engineers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
Worked for years in Technical Leadership roles, focused on infrastructure management and Cloud on the 3 major public cloud providers.
Regular speaker at conferences and meetups.
Federico holds an MSc in Software Engineering from City University London
Tonima Afroze is an Experienced Engineer working with data infrastructure at Spotify. She has previously developed software for medical companies, real-time credit risk assessments and fraud detection at a fintech company and built methods to detect bias in ML models in the same. Interests include building high quality software and using tech for good. She holds MScs in Medical Engineering and Software Engineering from KTH Sweden and the University of Oxford.
I am a hobby webyist turned professional, with a background in robotics. I switched fields about 4 years ago and worked my way up to dev lead.
As a husband and father of four, I do enjoy working from home and having more time with my family.
If I find any spare time, I love to help out in the svelte community.
I'm a passionate and experienced software architect from Milan, Italy.
I've been working as a software engineer and architect for almost ten years in product and consultancy companies, taking the best from both worlds.
I'm currently working as a Senior Software Architect in NearForm while contributing to many open-source projects in different languages (TypeScript, Haskell, Golang), writing books and technical articles.
Niels Tanis has got a background in .NET development, pentesting and security consultancy. He also holds the CSSLP certification and has been involved in breaking, defending and building secure applications. He joined Veracode in 2015 and right now he works as a security researcher on a variant of languages and technologies related to Veracode’s Binary Static Analysis service. He is married, father of two and lives in a small village just outside Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
Yet another developer, love free software, developer since 2000, Gopher since 2010, work on many different projects in Go, web apps, databases (bitmap storage) file types (implemented a parquet file reader writer in Go) Parsers, and many others.
I love board games (be warned: never talk with me about them, unless you have enough time)
Hey! 👋 I'm Sebastián Ramírez (tiangolo), the creator of FastAPI, Typer, SQLModel, and other open source tools, mainly using Python.I'm currently a Staff Software Engineer at Forethought while also helping other companies as an external consultant. 🤓
Jan is the Head of Artificial Intelligence at CARIAD SE, the central software development company of Volkswagen Group. His team aims to push the boundaries of the software-enabled car of the future with the help of Machine Learning. Jan is passionate about advancing the automotive industry through Machine Learning and sharing his knowledge in the fields of Project Management and AI. He is a top contributor to the “Towards Data Science” Publication on Medium and enjoys supporting the team around Deep Learning Luminary Andrew Ng.
Arto works as a Lead Engineer at Smartly.io in team Stonks. He and his team is responsible of syncing marketing data from Facebook, handling around 40k API requests per minute. Before joining Smartly, Arto worked as a consultant mostly around AWS Serverless technologies. He built his first website in 1997.
Laura is a software developer, advocate, and mentor. Thanks to her community contribution she has been recognized as a Google Developer Expert and a Woman Techmakers Ambassador, as a mentor she helped startups participating in accelerator programs like Google Launchpad and the World Food Programme by the UN. Currently, she is a web developer advocate for Samsung Internet at Samsung Research Institute UK where the team contributes to open source projects, builds demos and participates in conferences getting the word out about advanced web features.
Marc is a self-employed full-stack web developer, based in Luxembourg. He loves to work with Vue.js and Nuxt.js in the frontend, and with Node.js and MongoDB in the backend. He also hosts a podcast where he interviews interesting people from the tech industry.
Johannes Haux is Co-Founder and COO of Sysmagine. Studying at Heidelberg University he majored with a master’s degree in Physics, that focused on applying deep learning to computer vision. Now, together with his team, he sets out to improve everyone's code review experience with mergeboard.com.
I am a catalyst for empowered product teams that mind their products. I've been working with many teams throughout my career as an Agile coach, helping them improve their team efficiency, dynamics, and outcome. At the moment, I'm building a Product Coach team that will inspire and help METRO.digital become a true product organization. My secret superpower is to help our teams identify the problems they need to focus on to maximize their outcome and build products that customers love.
Julia is a Senior Frontend Developer with almost 10 years of experience.
For the last 5 years, she has been working at the digital agency Bitgrip GmbH in Berlin creating an extraordinary digital experience for international customers. She loves clean code and for sure turns screen designs into the most beautiful and as well accessible UI components (HTML, CSS, JS) you have ever seen. Her passion is creating component libraries with atomic design and ensuring stability and quality through automated tests.
When not coding you will find her on a hike with her dogs.
I studied computer science and specialized in software engineering during my studies. After my bachelor's degree, I started working for Capgemini in 2019.At the beginning I worked as a Java developer and now as a developer in a Mulesoft project with focus on integration architecture.
As a Developer Advocate in the field of Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), Tamimi enjoys educating other people and developers about real-time development and EDA. He also flourishes at exploring innovative ways of integrating Solace technologies with emerging tools, technologies and techniques. Tamimi has an important role in the Developer Relations team at Solace by taking part in virtual events for individual developers and partners alike, frequently presenting or facilitating tutorials and hands-on workshops.
Márton is a Google Developer Expert(GDE) on Cloud, senior software architect at REEA.net . A romanian hero on StackOverflow with 190k reputation points. He led the implementation of complex and distributed systems serving millions of users for companies like FreeLogoServices, LogoMix, WaterSmart, Ausschreibungsdienste and many more. Active contributor for open-source solutions like Beanstalkd console, and Riak admin interface. Expert in databases and systems like Google BigQuery, Elasticsearch, Redis.Full speaker bio: https://kodokmarton.com/speaker/
Roy is an entrepreneur, speaker and author from The Netherlands and, in his own words, 'wants to make the world a better place through tech'. He has been giving talks and trainings to developers worldwide on technologies like GraphQL, React and TypeScript. Most recently he wrote the book Fullstack GraphQL.
Tal is a Web development director in Nielsen where he is also the organizer of the "Big web theory" meetup group, editor and writer of the Nielsen Tel Aviv tech blog and a champion of design best practices, functional programming, and clean code.
Tal is trying to combine his passion for technology and methodology to create happy effective teams that deliver great results.
In his spare time, Tal listens to many podcasts and will happily talk about them.
Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Hazelcast. Also double as a trainer and triples as a book author.
Ben is a second career developer who previously spent a decade in the fields of adult education, community organizing, and non-profit management. He works as a lead developer relations engineer at New Relic by day and is building hirethePIVOT, a reverse job board for career changers, at night. He writes regularly on the intersection of community development and tech. Originally from Southern California and a long-time resident of New York City, Ben now resides near Tel Aviv.
As a Senior Strategist at KfW Stephanie makes impact count. As Product Owner she guides the Dev team of KfW’s “Sustainable Finace project” to make sure that the vision becomes reality. She has over a decade of experience in banking and the interface of business and IT.
Mary is a Java Champion and a passionate Senior Developer Advocate at DataStax, a leading data management company that champions Open Source software and specializes in Big Data, DB-as-a-service, Streaming, and Cloud-Native systems. She spent 3.5 years as a very effective advocate at IBM, focusing on Java, Jakarta EE, OpenJ9, Open Source, Cloud, and Distributed Systems. She transitioned from Unix/C to Java around 2000 and has never looked back since then. She is an active tech community builder outside of her day job, and currently the President of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG).
Dr. Sophie Chung is the CEO and Founder of Qunomedical, a global platform for medical treatments. Prior to founding Qunomedical in 2015, Sophie served as the Director of Healthcare Strategy at Zocdoc, a healthcare technology startup focused on doctor discovery and appointment booking in New York. She was also a project manager for McKinsey & Company’s Healthcare Practice in Berlin where she worked with hospital, health insurance and pharmaceutical industry clients. After earning her MD degree from Medical University of Vienna in 2008, Sophie gained first-hand experience in treating patients as a doctor in Australia tackling the complex issues involved in providing people with access to healthcare whilst working at an NGO in Cambodia. She has completed and presented academic stem cell research, as well as given keynote presentations on academic research and medical consumerism. These experiences have ignited her passion to provide everyone with access to healthcare regardless of where they live. She believes that there is an opportunity to fundamentally transform how patients access and experience healthcare. By founding Qunomedical, Sophie is on a mission to connect patients with the very best doctors and hospitals worldwide.
Stefan Baumgartner is a software architect working at Dynatrace. He is the author of “TypeScript in 50 Lessons”, published by Smashing Magazine. He organizes ScriptConf, TSConf:EU, DevOne and Rust Linz, and co-hosts the German-language Working Draft podcast. Stefan enjoys Italian food, Belgian beer and British vinyl records.
Keren is a full-stack developer at Torii, who has been working as a software engineer for more than a decade.
She has a M.Sc. in Computer Science and loves React and learning new technologies. Keren volunteers as a program manager at Baot, a community that helps women in tech in their professional growth. She is also a tech community manager and co-organizes meetups. In her not-so-spare time, she studies psychology. Her hobbies include drawing, photography, and singing.
I have graduated computer science, with Masters in the field of Software Engineering at the Technical Faculty of the University of Rijeka in 2016. I joined Rimac Automobili as an IVI Applications Engineer in 2016, few months after graduating. For the next 3 years I am participating in the application development for In-vehicle infotainment systems, both for Rimac and other OEM IVI projects. In 2019, I became a Team Lead of the Infotainment Apps team, while in the second half of 2020, I started leading software department in the role of Software Development Manager, which I am currently in.
Dominik Kress is the Product Owner of the STACKIT Cloud Foundry, the Platform-as-a-Service offer of the new Cloud from the Schwarz Group, the parent company behind Lidl and Kaufland. Before becoming a Product Owner, Dominik worked as a cross-functional devops developer on „the other side of the cloud“ as well and helped migrate the Lidl Online Shop into cloud infrastructure. He loves cloud technology, all ideas around processes improving developers lives, good discussions, electric guitars (but can’t play them well) and football
Software Engineer living and working in Serbia. Tech Lead in Badin Soft with experience working on React and React Native apps. Loves teaching and mentoring, and considers it a work of heart. Supporting women who code and inspiring girls in their path to become successful developers
Dev advocate @ Lightrun, cofounder @ Codename One, OSS hacker, speaker, author, blogger, Java rockstar and more. ex-Sun/Oracle guy with 30 years of professional development experience. Shai built virtual machines, development tools, mobile phone environments, banking systems, startup/enterprise backends, user interfaces, development frameworks and much more.Shai speaks at conferences all over the world and shared the stage with luminaries such as James Gossling (father of Java). Shai is an award winning highly rated speaker with a knack for engaging the audience and deep technical chops.
Andrew has an incisive security engineering ethos gained building and destroying high-traffic web applications. Proficient in systems development, testing, and operations, he is at his happiest profiling and securing every tier of a cloud native system, and has battle-hardened experience delivering containerised solutions to enterprise and government. He is CEO at https://control-plane.io
Martin Gluhak works as a Java Web Developer at IBM iX in Varaždin, Croatia. He graduated with a Master's degree in computer science from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Martin currently works on an eCommerce project using Java and Adobe technologies. His other technical interests include machine learning, algorithms and data structures. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing board games and spending time with his family and friends.
Martin Fürstenau is a Lead Developer of one Product Team of the DKB Code Factory. He has 14 years of experience in Software Engineering, Software Architecture and IT Management. Interested in building bridges between the worlds of tech & business in order to gain better mutual understanding, improve collaboration and build trust.
Gerrit joined Accenture 2016 as a dual student to graduate in the field of business engineering with a high focus on software development in late 2019, which was also his entry-ticket for a Fullstack developer at Accenture. Since then, his hate against the mindset of “but it works” grew, making him want to learn more about producing readable, understandable code, which is well-tested and fulfills more than “just working”.
“Moving directly from teacher to Product Management, Alex pioneered the field of innovation as she pushed edgy thoughts to become prototypes at Axel Springer Ideas Engineering. Over her 4 years in the corporate ripped jeans, Alex’s performance as the Phanatic Idea Spawn carried Ideas Engineering’s innovation track to the next level. Leveraging the unique lessons she learned in Silicon Valley – literally! – Alex made a (nearly) seamless transition to the world of the Axel Springer Ideation Council. Since starting the Axel Springer Ideation Council in the late Corona summer of 2020, she has supported several colleagues throughout the process to get from idea to product and this journey is still ongoing. With the power of fun, Alex shares her “phantastic” story. Learn how Alex’s time as the Ideation Council Lead led her to realize that fun’s transformative effects are the key to having more ideas and more motivation than ever before.” Let's get in touch!
Whitney is a Staff Developer Advocate at VMware. She began her career as a fine artist before owning her own photography business for over a decade. After a year-long tour playing in the band Mutual Benefit, Whitney went back to school in 2019 learning full-stack web development. After graduation, Whitney developed an insatiable appetite for all things cloud, and a passion for teaching others as she acquired knowledge herself. Whitney has made many cloud-related lightboard videos that together have 300,000+ YouTube views. Whitney’s contagious excitement drives her to collaborate and play!
Henrik is a Cloud Native Advocate at Dynatrace, the leading Observability platform. Prior to Dynatrace, Henrik has worked as a Partner Solution Evangelist at Neotys, delivering webinars, building protypes to enhance the capability of NeoLoad. He has been working in the performance world more than 15 years, delivering projects in all contexts including extremely large Cloud testing on the most demanding business areas such as trading applications, Video on Demand, sports websites, etc. Henrik Rexed Is Also one of the Organizer of the Conference named Performance Advisory Council.
Karine Rübner grew up trilingual (Hebrew, German and French) in Nice and, after studying politics in Lille and Münster, she began her career as a project manager in a start-up for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Driven by the desire to play a more active role in shaping digitalization in Germany and Europe, while focusing on people, she found her way to Berlin and The German Association for the Digital Economy (BVDW) in December 2017. Karine has been working more than four years there as an advisor and was responsible for the department "New Work" and the department "Digital Responsibility" which she founded. Together with the members of the BVDW she developed the "CDR Building Bloxx - The Framework for Strategy and Implementation of CDR". Since April 2022 Karine is working for diconium as head of sustainability.
Tino Šokić is a security professional, CEO of DobarDan.net, and working with the biggest companies in the world to help them make antidotes to cybercrime. He loves playing guitar and singing (he's got an amazing voice!), reading books (even though he could never put them down), learning new things for himself, and teaching others what he knows best - information security. Tino believes that helping other people is his ultimate goal in life, so you'll see him at conferences giving talks, going on TV, or just hanging out with friends talking about all sorts of cyber topics.
Kaya is a Senior Designer at the Software Innovation & Development in Volkswagen Group in Germany. Previously, she worked at Service Design Network as a business owner and Service Designer. She studied Service Design M.A. at TH Köln in Germany and Industrial Design B.A. at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.
Rainer Stropek is co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and has been serving this role since 2008. Rainer is recognized as an expert in software development, software architecture, and cloud computing. He has written numerous books and articles. Rainer regularly speaks at conferences, workshops, and trainings in Europe and the US. He is co-founder of the Rust Linz meetup.
As the co-founder of Inlinity, Kilian Kluge works to utilize Explainable AI to open up areas of application for AI systems where regulatory or business risks currently prevent their use. Previously, he spent several years working as an IT consultant and engineer in the German financial industry and has conducted PhD research on user-centric (X)AI at the University of Ulm.
Nils Kasseckert has been professionally developing apps and websites with his company Codecreators since 2013. Furthermore, he is employed as a senior app developer. In addition, Nils lectures on app development and is working on his doctoral thesis on artificial intelligence in the use of renewable energies.
Christian Liebel is a cross-platform development enthusiast thrilled by the opportunities offered by modern web technologies: Christian helps enterprises and independent software vendors to develop modern, cross-platform business applications based on Angular. Being a Microsoft MVP, Google GDE, and member of the W3C Web Applications working group, he speaks about Progressive Web Apps at user groups and conferences, both national and international.
I am an enthusiastic, hands-on developer with a project history of over 9 years, I have a Master of Science in Computer systems. I can speak 3 languages Persian, English, Russian, originally from Iran, living in Germany for almost 4 years.
Henk is a Cloud Advocate specializing in Artificial intelligence and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of the regional cloud advocate team in the Netherlands. Before joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft AI MVP and worked as a software developer and architect building lots of AI powered platforms on Azure.
He loves to share his knowledge about topics such as DevOps, Azure and Artificial Intelligence by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and international conferences.
Since 2019 Jochen Supper is Head of Development at the Global Digital Factory (GDF) in Allianz Technology. In this position he is creating a platform to scale modular Angular apps within Allianz. In his first position at the GDF, he created UI a component library of Allianz, which is also available as white label open source version (https://github.com/aposin/ng-aquila).
Anil Kumar is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Lokalise. He is a community builder and prototyper with 12 years of product development experience from companies including SAP & Sapient. He has been speaking and writing about prototyping, developer experience, and tooling.
- Taught thousands of developers around the World
- Holds a Master's degree in Computer Science
- Spoke at international conferences like AngularUP, ngVikings, NG-Colombia, JSConf.be, HolyJS and more
- Worked for companies like Credit Suisse, UBS, F-Secure, Tecnotree, Elkjop building enterprise software
- Writes technical articles about full-stack Web development
- Runs WebSecurity Academy and Full-stack Testing bootcamps
Dr. Florian Rappl is Solution Architect for IoT and distributed web applications at smapiot. His main interest lies in the creation of innovative architectures that scale in development and usage. He won several prizes for his work and is a Microsoft MVP in the area of development technologies. He regularly blogs and writes articles for popular magazines and websites in the web development space.
Gopal S Akshintala is currently a Lead Software Engineer at Salesforce, working on Scaling Backend Systems for Revenue Cloud.
He is a passionate developer and loves being an **Influencer & Mentor** in the dev community through his Blog-posts, [Tech-Talks](/my-talks), and Social-media.
He started as an Android Developer and switched to the server-side as a Full-Stack Developer (Backend - Kotlin, Java | Frontend - React Js). Wearing multiple hats, aided him to perceive Patterns, Solutions, and Trade-offs.
I have a passion for modern technologies, TypeScript, Svelte, innovative UI/UX concepts and performance optimizations.
Over the recent years I discovered Svelte and TypeScript for me. During my learning process I discovered some useful things I want to share to the world.
Developer Advocate at Adyen. 🇫🇷🇳🇱. ✨Kotlin GoogleDevExpert ✨ Growing my own food. he/him. #devrel #climate
I am a developer with over 10 years of experience in various roles and industries, from space to banking. I love creating ‘islands’ where engineers are the heroes, which is why you can find me organising various Meetups, but also events like SimpleWebConf or Les Briques du Web.
Bilal is a Sr. Engineering Manager at RapidAPI and Google Developer Expert on Web Technologies. Previously he was leading the frontend architecture of Adidas. He focuses on developer experience, frontend architecture, performance, optimization, and code scalability.
Alexander is responsible for the Software Quality Assurance of DKB. Since 2005, he is working in different domains of Software Quality Assurance like communication, IOT and banking. He is a passionate tech person and video game enthusiast who loves to play around with new technologies.
Tobias Siebert is a passionate software developer with a focus on the frontend, especially Angular, at Allianz in Munich.He is the owner of an Angular based custom framework and worked as the lead dev in a number of projects.
Falk Schaefer is part of Accenture's global Technology Innovation Practice and leads the robotics activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Moreover, he is responsible for the IT/OT Software Engineering Group within Germany. He is involved in several activities and projects in the area of connected services and robotics with focus on strategy, digital platforms and technology architecture. He has years of experience in research and development in the area of internet of things and industrial automation.
A community first technologist for Kasten by Veeam Software. Based in the UK with over 16 years of industry experience with a key focus on technologies such as cloud native, automation & data management.His role at Kasten is to act as a technical thought leader, community champion and project owner to engage with the community to enable influencers and customers to overcome the challenges of Cloud Native Data Management and be successful, speaking at events sharing the technical vision and corporate strategy whilst providing ongoing feedback from the field into product management to shape the future success.
Hi, my name is Adrián Bolonio. I'm a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies currently working as an Accessibility Software Engineering at GitHub as part of a talented, diverse, and motivated team that will work on making GitHub and the Internet a better and more accessible place for everyone. When I’m not at the office I enjoy a good read, working my way through any delicious recipe, and indulging my love for travelling to new places.
Mesut has BSc and MSc degrees from Bogazici University Electrical & Electronics Engineering.He has a proficiency in CMMI and PMP with a broad range of experiences under his belt.He had the technical lead position in various projects and managed multiple teams and represented his site in the global organizations. He took the responsibility for complex SUT's such as cloud-based open IoT platform containing lots of microservices, mobile robots and acted as a Product Owner.
Awi Lifshitz is co-owner and CEO of weXelerate, Austria's largest innovation hub and ecosystem. Over the past 15 years, he has held various leadership roles in international environments with a focus on innovation and digital transformation of companies.
With weXelerate, an innovative lighthouse project succeeded in 2017, uniting numerous renowned companies from the Austrian economy, VCs and internationally respected start-ups in an innovation ecosystem, in line with its claim YOUR INNOVATION IS OUR MISSION. The approach developed by weXelerate changes the company holistically and anchors innovation management sustainably in the company. Inspiring events, collaborative and cross-industry exchange, direct networking with international start-ups and experts as well as the realization of innovation projects form the basis of weXelerate's success.
Simon helps software companies design scalable systems. With his consulting company Lasssim, he supports developers and decision-makers with solving architectural challenges, mentoring, and coaching. He loves solving complex problems by breaking them into smaller, isolated parts that are easy to describe and understand. This also explains his passion for software architecture, diagramming, and microservices. He likes working with Startups especially. His most noticeable success was when he worked with Runtastic and was responsible for their system architecture.
Anuradha is a frontend developer, working on making the web more accessible, one website at a time. She is passionate about exploring new technologies and sharing knowledge through tech articles and talks. She has been recognized as GDE, MVP, and MDE. As an accessibility advocate, she aims to spread awareness and empower the community towards achieving the common goal of inclusion through technology. When she is not coding, she loves traveling, exploring museums, reading books, and sketching.
Tim joined idealo as Experimentation Lead in January. He brings together experienced product teams and data scientists with highest statistical demands. His vision is to improve idealos experimentation platform by making it more user-centric. Tim holds a PhD in economics. You can find his experiments on improving learning on a digital platform in peer-reviewed publications.
Micah Silverman is a Lead Developer Advocate. With 26 years of Java Experience (yup, that's from the beginning), he's authored numerous articles, co-authored a Java EE book and spoken at many conferences. He's a maker, who's built full size MAME arcade cabinets and repaired [old electronic games](http://afitnerd.com/2011/10/16/weekend-project-fix-dark-tower/). He brings his love of all things Java to a conference near you!
Tanja is a software engineer with a passion for solid software architecture and smooth user experience. She loves learning and sharing knowledge. Since 2017 she is trying to make the web a more inclusive space by advocating for web a11y. Currently she works at inovex GmbH as a full stack web developer in a technical leadership role, developing and optimising high scale web applications. In her free time, Tanja goes climbing, builds things, organises volunteer work and cares for her urban garden. You can chat with her about CSS Houdini and the Web Platform.
Mario Meir-Huber is the Head of Data of Uniqa Insurance Group. In his role, Mario leads the groupstrategy on data together with a team of senior experts in this field. Next to his professional career, Mario is a frequent international speaker, writes articles about the topic and published several books and e-books on that. You can view his blog on: www.cloudvane.net
Natan Silnitsky is a backend-infra engineer @Wix.com.
He is on the Data streaming team in charge of building event driven libraries and tools on top of Kafka and ZIO. Before that he was part of a task force that was responsible for building the next generation CI system at Wix on top of Google's Bazel build tool.
Has many years of experience as a developer of large scale web services - First in .Net, later in Scala.
Natan's passions include clean and functional code, dev velocity and great software design.
I'm a passion & creative-driven developer who has a ton of other passions: basketball, cycling, and photography are a few of them.
Since 2014 I have lent my expertise in the software development and solution architect fields in Florence, Italy.
I've been working as a software engineer & solution architect for 7+ years in both product and consultancy companies, taking the best from both worlds.
I'm currently working as a Full Stack Engineer at Growens, where I'm developing and optimizing the email marketing platform in an Agile team (SCRUM).
Currently working as Senior Software Engineer @ Emma Technologies, UK's fintech startup.
From Aug 2016 to Jun 2020 I was taking the position of CTO in companies JuicyScore, Sync, Find.Exchange, building there multiple fintech SaaS products.
Dec 2011 I was working as Team Lead at Creara, where we've built our own billing system.
Jun 2010 Moved to Moscow, Russia, and started my career as a PHP developer at Alpari, where I was building financial services.
Mar 2008 Started career as .NET C# Software Engineer, EPAM
2004 - 2009 Studied at Saratov State Technical University
Stacy is Tech Explorer DevOps at Omniplan & Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies. She’s been developing software since the mid-1990s & speaking about improving the way we develop software at conferences and meetups since 2018As well as sparing with the software architect about technical issues, she spends her time helping the development team, and the wider company, with continuous improvement across in technical practices, soft skills, and teamwork. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, doing amongst other things, building a Lego modular building city in their house.
Since 2020: Technology Architecture Delivery Associate Manager at Accenture2019 - 2020: Technology Architecture Delivery Specialist at Accenture2016 - 2019: Software Consultant at TNG Technology Consulting GmbH, Munich2011 – 2016: Ph.D. at Max Planck Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle
With more than 15 years in development and the experience of building and working on over 200 projects for startups and multinational companies Simon has worked professionally with almost every major modern framework. From React, Angular, Vue, Ember and Svelte to Flutter, and has discovered their pros and cons.This experience is used to teach at multiple universities/fhs and to consult companies on frameworks and solutions for their specific needs, as well as train whole tech teams on them in leading companies in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
A technology enthusiast, interested in the fields like Digitization of Industries, IoT and Cloud . At present, working as an Application development analyst in Accenture, Munich.Before joining Accenture in June 2021, I worked as a Software Developer at HCL Technologies Ltd in India from 2016 - 2018. I have pursued a master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems from Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten I wrote my master thesis on the topic - building the communication architecture for FLEXCAR of Stuttgart ARENA2036.
Working as a data scientist in Konux, together with my team we strive to transform the way how railway operations are done today. Involved in researching and developing statistical/ML models to deliver meaningful insights to the customers. I take great interest in identifying and implementing technical solutions for deploying our models in production along with the research.
With a background in Design and Development, Addison has been working with Designers and Developers to help them better understand how design, development, and teams can all work closer together to build faster, better products. Now a developer advocate at Miro, he focuses on empowering developers to supercharge their workflows and integrations with one of the top tools on the market for collaboration and productivity.
Lewis is the Vice President of Engineering at Blockchain.com where he is responsible for the technology underpinning Blockchain.com’s services. As the 2nd engineering hire at Revolut, he scaled the team to 50+ and spearheaded the initiative to bring cryptocurrencies to Revolut. He built the first of its kind crypto offering over the course of a couple of months and was responsible for bringing $300M+ trading revenue. Lewis began his career building trading and risk technology systems at Goldman Sachs and UBS.
Andrea started coding as a kid, paused for some years trying to find more interesting things, but then ended up doing that for a living. After working with software and code in different roles - as a freelancer, researcher, teacher, speaker, developer, and product manager; in small or giant or self-founded companies - she found her happy place at commercetools, as VP Product.
My Trang is working at PRODYNA an innovative IT consultancy that helps customers around the globe to develop and implement their digital visions by combining strategic, design and technological disciplines. Her passion is engineering user-friendly dashboards and knowledge platforms specialised on UI/UX. To overcome challenging crisis nowadays we need to build solid custom solutions that can respond flexible to changing requirements. Sustainability is currently the biggest challenge influencing the way of living and building software.
With more than 20 years of experience, Hugo is today CTO at Malt, which he co-founded in 2013. Malt is a marketplace that brings together 60k companies and 300k freelancers. Previously, Hugo worked in IT companies, a software editor, and as a freelancer. He had already co-founded 2 other companies before Malt. His career has allowed him to touch multiple languages and multiple technological ecosystems. Today in charge of Malt's strategic and technological vision, Hugo blogs regularly on organizational topics around the efficiency of product teams on www.eventuallycoding.com.
Christoph is an entrepreneur at heart with an ardent passion for innovation and education. Since the end of the 90s´, his curiosity in Digital & Software Development drove him across a spectrum of industries, from developing newspaper websites to real-estate and the health and food sector. Having founded 5 companies and mentored more than 400 start-ups internationally, He currently specialises supporting startups with business & tech strategies and advisory with MC², and supporting Web3 Developers and Founders with newmoon.
Currently Data Engineer but moving with the domain towards Data Platform Engineer. I reoriented myself from Sofatware Engineer to Data Engineer after graduating in Business Informatics (Master MIAGE) with a major in Big Data at the University of Upper Alsace in Mulhouse. I have about 3 years of experience in Software development with SAP ABAP and 1,5 years as Data Engineer. Having the chance to discover trends and news in my current position in a scale up without missing the legacy of the data domain through my years at the university, gives me a broad view of the data engineering domain.
Ivan co-founded Codeanywhere, the first cross-platform Cloud IDE, which now has over a two million developers using it worldwide. Alongside this, Ivan has also founded the largest developer conference in SE Europe called Shift, which was acquired in 2021 by Infobip, a global communications cloud provider.Ivan now serves as the Chief Developer Experience Officer at Infobip, running all global developer-facing operations. He and his team are passionate about providing the best-in-class frictionless developer experience for all those who want to explore the Infobip platform and its powerful capabilities.
Tim Spann is a Developer Advocate @ StreamNative where he works with Apache Pulsar, Apache Flink, Apache NiFi, TensorFlow, Apache Spark, big data, the IoT, machine learning, and deep learning. Tim has over a decade of experience with the IoT, big data, distributed computing, streaming technologies, and Java programming. Previously, he was a Principal Field Engineer at Cloudera and a senior field engineer at Pivotal. He blogs for DZone, where he is the Big Data Zone leader, and runs a popular meetup in Princeton on big data, the IoT, deep learning, streaming, NiFi, the blockchain, and Spark.
Elad Shechter is a Web Developer specializing in CSS & HTML design and architecture.Besides this, his a Writer of various globally known CSS articles, a CSS speaker, the creator of "The new CSS reset", which is an open-source project, and for his fun, he created a pure game of Coronaviruses.
Noaa is a full-stack developer, community manager, and tech writer who wishes to encourage developers to deepen the decisions we make during the development processes, research about the technologies we use and share our knowledge. She started her journey in the 8200 Unit of the IDF Intelligence forces where Noaa took her first steps in software development. In the last 4 years, her work has mainly included Angular, .NET, VanillaJS, and Typescript. She currently develops in React, NodeJS and Golang.
Malin is a full-stack engineer, equality advocate and hobby philosopher on a mission to turn software engineering into a fun and inclusive force for good. Throughout her FinTech journey from asset finance to neo-banking, and now working to financially connect the global locations that need it most, she has been a colleague, team lead, architect and representative of minorities in the workplace.
Kurt is an entrepreneur from Chicago with experience in Bitcoin mining, business management, and cybersecurity. As CoinGeek’s Chief Bitcoin Historian, Kurt is a wealth of knowledge on all things blockchain, and he has the unique ability to make complex ideas easy to understand.
Tim Hoffmann is a physicist and software expert passionate to bring science and high-quality software together. He works as Simulation Architect Digital Twin at Carl Zeiss, where he covers all aspects from coding, architecture, training up to software strategy. Tim is an active contributor in the Python open source community. In particular, he is core developer and API lead for the visualization library matplotlib.
A communicative, enthusiastic and dedicated manager with extensive experience of software development and software life cycle management in the various software industries. Able to initiate projects and give new impulses. Proven leadership skills involving motivating teams to achieve their objectives. First-class analytical and problem solving skills. Able to adapt very quickly to fast moving and international environments, cope with pressure and set priorities. Keeping track of the full picture therefore knowing thoroughly what needs to be done in all fields. Loves to code.
2021: CEO at Brantner Digital Solutions
2015 - 2021: CIO at MTB Austria (investment holding)
2010 - 2015: CEO and founder of Building digital solutions GmbH
2008 - 2010: Semiconductor research at Sony, Japan
2007 - 2008: Semiconductor research at Intel, USA
2007: PhD in physics
My name is Jan Schweiger and I am the CEO of HuForce. I have been programming and doing AI research since an early age. After graduating from Traun in Cybersecurity, I worked for various technology companies. More than a year ago, I founded HuForce and dropped out of the JKU where I studied Artificial Intelligence. Now I work with 8 super talented colleagues — tackling the knowledge sharing problems of some of the most innovative companies in the DACH region.
Shodipo Ayomide leads Global Developer Advocacy at Polygon, building Ethereum-compatible blockchain, and got about 10 years of experience in Technology and a track record in Web & Mobile Engineering, Community Management, and cross-team leadership on a global scale.
Marija Selakovic works and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from TU Darmstadt and during her academic career, she focused on actionable code analysis for improving software performance. Currently, Marija works at Crate.io as a developer advocate with the goal to help other software developers be productive and successful in using CrateDB.
Arlemi Turpault is a senior developer advocate at Postman, an API platform. He started his career as a software engineer doing research and development for Augmented Reality solutions, then naturally turned to developer relations as a deep advocate for great user experiences and access to knowledge.Based in London (UK), and when not interacting with other community members, he can be found reading fantasy books or pretending to be a guitar hero on Rocksmith.
I'm Mateusz I love to learn new things and teach them to others. That's why I've helped ~150 people to become software developers from scratch and now I teach more advanced programmers how to build eCommerce applications using Angular and Spartacus framework.
Sivan Biham is a Computer Vision Researcher and Algorithm Developer in Healthy.io, where she works on healthcare-related products with thousands of users across the world.Sivan holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Weizmann Institute with a specialization in Computer Vision and Deep Learning, and a B.Sc. in both Computer Science and Neuroscience from BIU.She is enthusiastic about using her algorithmic skills and knowledge for improving people's health and life. She always strives to play an integral part in the problem-solving process in her own domain as well as others.
Simon Martinelli is a passionate Java, performance optimization and, application integration expert with more than 25 years of experience creating efficient programming solutions as a developer, architect, and technical lead. An active member of the Java community process, he received the Vaadin Community Award and made key contributions to JSR-352 Batch Applications, JSR-354 Money, and Currency API. In addition to coaching and teaching clients to optimize IT functions within business environments, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Berne University of Applied Science in Switzerland
Matthias started his career at IBM. His path included roles as IT consultant, software engineer, technical leader, and team leader. After more than a decade, he decided to join Porsche as a software engineer. There he began building a software platform for mobility and connected car services. Today, he works on the backend for mobile applications that connect Porsche customers to their vehicles. Besides coding, he has a passion for cars, sports, travelling and model making. He has also contributed to the success of his teams at various hackathons and is currently thinking about NFTs and the Metaverse.
Timo currently works as a Software Engineer at Porsche. He describes himself as a “Techie“ – a person who is really enthusiastic about software development. In his role as a Software Engineer, he was involved in multiple projects where he mainly contributed to the development of backend components. During those projects he specialized in developing reactive microservices using Spring and Kotlin. He also enjoys working in the field of CI/CD and DevOps. In addition to his everyday work, he is also a passionate developer at home. He takes great pleasure in open source and enjoys participating in hackathons.
Jad has been working in the Bitcoin industry full time for 4 years and is passionate about the value that sound money, global instant nano-payments, and a single worldwide immutable ledger can bring to the world. A computer engineer who deepened his technical Bitcoin expertise with an MSc in information security emphasising on applied cryptography, Jad currently focuses primarily on building Bitcoin infrastructure.
I am originally a robotics and embedded software developer who became obsessed with programming paradigms and languages.
Due to my participation in the "Industrial eLab" project, which tried to make university hardware online accessible, I had to shift to web-development.
Creating educational content for this purpose with common tools and systems was simply not satisfying and did not meet my expectations. So I started to design LiaScript a "markup" language for creating free and open educational content that integrates everything that I liked or missed from other authoring systems...
Josip Primorac works as a Java Web Developer at IBM iX, in Varaždin, Croatia. His daily work mostly consists of resolving technical problems in the world of eCommerce. Josip is a big racing fan who takes his passion for performance to every project by searching for code improvements. Like cars, every software can go quicker – it is just a question of decisions – bigger engine or better driver.
Josip Mlakar works as Lead Developer and Technical Architect at IBM iX Company. His daily work consists of defining best technical solutions and consulting clients in the world of eCommerce. In the free time, Josip enjoys tinkering with sensors and microcontrollers, programming robots and playing with drones.
Olena is a software engineer and a developer advocate currently working at Aiven. She is passionate about open source, data, sustainable software development, and teamwork. Her knowledge is shaped by the expertise she acquired working in such companies as Nokia, HERE Technologies, and AWS; and from the countries, she was lucky to live in - Ukraine, Sweden, Spain, and Germany.
I’m currently Acting Chief Digital Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Ingka Group | IKEA. With more than 20 years of experience in leading digital and technology functions for global businesses within retail, consumer products and industrial sectors (adidas, GE, Honeywell and Tata's), I’ve seen first-hand how leveraging technology can drive exceptional business impact. I am passionate about how digital and technology can help transform a business to be relevant for generations to come. And I’m convinced that it’s all about people. Focus on people, get them curious and inspired, provide clear goals and direction, then the job is done. That’s where success lies.
Back in 1995, I was totally overwhelmed by the possibilities of the Internet. As a consequence, I quit my job and started my own company. Since then, I have been writing applications for the Internet, and it still fascinates me. I currently work as a cross-domain architect at Schwarz IT, and I am responsible for the infrastructure automation tool: One Developer Journey. Our primary goal is to make the life of product teams easier and let them focus on the things that matter. I am a big fan of Ruby and Golang. I like to spend my free time with my family. I renovate my house to get to other thoughts, which seems to be a never-ending story.
Leo Lindhorst ist Management Consultant bei der ZEISS Digital Innovation. Gemeinsam mit seinen Kunden erarbeitet er die Vision für deren digitale Produktlandschaft, berät sie bei der Wahl der besten technologischen und organisatorischen Lösung für ihre Anforderungen und unterstützt sie in der Planung und Durchführung ihrer Softwareentwicklungsprogramme. Gemeinsam mit den hochqualifizierten Teams der ZEISS Digital Innovation begleitet er die Entwicklung der innovativen Lösungen seiner Kunden vom Design, über die Implementierung bis hin zum erfolgreichen Betrieb.
Hi, I'm Pablo Weremczuk. I work on programming-related stuff since the 2000s.Angular/C# Developer for living. C Developer as a hobby. I work in a company created in 1690.I'm interested mostly in game-related C/C++/C# development. Also in IoT and automation.In the past, I was working for companies like Coca-Cola, Unilever, The Walt Disney Company, and Barclays Investment Bank, among other smaller startups and freelance jobs.I consider myself very active in the independent game community, contributing to different frameworks, engines, and libraries.
Michael Wallner is a Sr. Sustainability Consultant AI/ML with AWS Professional Services. Ever since he worked for Texas Instruments his passion for manufacturing is huge. Having worked with some of the smartest engineers Michael learned how their problems often can be tackled and solved with machine learning. Since joining AWS he has led multiple ML projects in that space: from predictive maintenance to energy management. Michael is now part of the Global Sustainability Practice and focusses on how AWS can help customers reduce energy consumption on their shopfloor.
Ishan lived in Berlin for three years before he joined Lightcurve, though his journey with coding started in his home country of India. He stumbled upon blockchain after wanting to learn more about distributed systems during his Masters in Distributed Systems and Services. He’s previously worked with large enterprises and agencies but enjoys the more open atmosphere at Lightcurve. He’s excited to work on a blockchain project because Ishan believes it will revolutionize the way application services are built, restoring trust in online markets. Ishan tries to stay healthy by doing sports such as basketball and running. He holds a Dual MS in Computer science from the University of Rennes1, France and Technical University of Berlin. He also studied Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University College London.
Urs is a seasoned software engineer, solution architect, and trainer with over 18 years of experience in building resilient, scalable, and mission-critical systems. Mainly helping companies implement great software on all levels, architecture, process, and hands-on development, he is also a passionate trainer and author of a great variety of trainings ranging from architectural trainings such as Event-Driven Architectures and MicroServices Done Right to language courses for Kotlin and Scala. Urs is a certified Kotlin and Scala trainer.
Lian always wanted to save the worldAfter a failed attempt at becoming a lawyer, she decided to do something with computers instead. Working as a Fullstack Software Engineer, she got into attending tech events and giving talks on Machine Learning. During this time, she discovered her passion for building community and providing a safe and productive environment for all, which led to her co-organising the community conference ServerlessDays Amsterdam.Currently, Lian lives in Amsterdam and works as Developer Advocate at Tilt Dev, trying to make developing on Kubernetes easy and fun.
I'm a web developer with 20 years of experience working with almost every Java-related technology, and was most recently working to push Java-based projects to new heights in the Cloud Native world with GraalVM until I met Golang :-). Now that I've sort of left Java behind, I'm supporting my company's Cloud Native initiative to bring our development teams to the cloud without friction.
Jake is a Solutions Architect at Awin, working out of Berlin. He works across all of Awin's engineering teams in multiple locations, helping them to build scalable, forward-thinking solutions to the company's biggest challenges. Jake has spent the last 10+ years working on designing Backend solutions for various Internet platforms including Meetup and GetYourGuide. He has been a developer, a manager, a developer again, a manager again, and is now finally sticking with the development/system design side of things. Jake enjoys producing efficient technical solutions that are aligned with both Engineering and Product/Business goals.
He likes to travel, eat, and eat while traveling. Always open to food recommendations.
I'm currently the CTO for a a large marketplace initiative that will cover all of Europe.For the past 20 years I've alternated between startup and corporate tech roles.I am a passionate, empathetic lead who loves to challenge the status quo.Although I am cursed to always end up in a leadership role this does not stop me from being on-hand for my team and peers should they ever need support!
Darren is the Developer Community Manager of BSV Blockchain Association and CTO of Elas. After launching and selling several BSV blockchain applications, Darren is now responsible for overseeing and developing Elas’ private ledger technology. Most recently, Darren contributed to the development of the Lite Client Toolbox at nChain in London before moving to Austin, Texas, where he now remotely manages the developer community with the BSV Blockchain Association.
Aleph Alpha Founder & CEO Jonas Andrulis is a serial entrepreneur and former AI R&D manager at Apple’s Special Projects Division (SPG). For several years, Jonas Andrulis has been at the forefront of the development towards transformative AI. His experience ranges from innovative academic experiments to building and operating petabyte machine learning pipelines for computer vision and language processing.
Founder of Webiny, the first open-source CMS built fully on serverless architecture. Active open-source believer and contributor. Went from being a developer to being an entrepreneur. Successfully raised several funding rounds and participated in YCombinator W21 batch. Previously co-founded Kisha, the world's first smart umbrella. Worked at Akamai where he successfully delivered multiple enterprise projects for some of the world's largest brands focusing on web experience and performance.
Dominik received his bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Zagreb. In 2011, he was selected as one of the four people in the world to receive the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant, awarded by Bill Gates personally. In 2016, he founded Memgraph, a venture-backed graph database company focusing on high-performance real-time connected data processing. Memgraph is backed by M12 (Microsoft's Venture Fund), In-Q-Tel, Heavybit, and other top-tier investors and entrepreneurs. In 2017, Dominik was named, by Forbes, as one of the top 10 Technology CEOs to watch.
Gabby Austen-Browne is a diversity and inclusion expert, delivering consultancy, education andtraining to the events and hospitality sectors in her role as founder & director of Diversity Alliance (andformally Diversity Ally) Gabby brings her breadth of experience as an events professional producingand delivering B2C events, managing venue operations and developing sales strategies for premiumhospitality venues, to inform, support and advise on D&I strategies that are relevant to the sector.Before moving to events, Gabrielle was a professional dance artist gaining a Masters in CommunityDance from Laban, focussing on delivering creative activities to marginalised communities, givingaccess to dance and performance to underrepresented groups including those with physical andlearning disabilities, older people, young people in pupil referral units and refugees.She worked with the Chickenshed Theatre Co. where she completed their diversity and inclusiontraining and went on to deliver workshops and facilitate sessions for practitioners on deliveringinclusive performance sessions and teaching performance in an inclusive way.Gabrielle has written about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for industry publications, guest lectured onDiversity & Inclusion in events and has appeared on many panels speaking about racial inequalityand diversity in the events industry. This led her to co-founding a Diverse Speaker Bureau,dedicated to nurturing and elevating the voices of people from underrepresented groups andsupporting businesses and organisations to diversify their speaker panels at events, ultimatelycontributing to the wider mission for equality, inclusion and representation. Gabrielle has writtenabout Diversity & Inclusion for industry publications and has appeared on many panels speakingabout racial inequality and diversity in the sector. She is also a judge for the C&IT awards 2022,CN Agency Awards 2022 and M&IT’s Tomorrow's Talent award 2022Currently a DEI committee member at Eventwell, in 2020 she was also made an ambassador for theFast Forward 15 mentorship programme, with the aim to encourage applications from more diversementees and mentors, specifically from underrepresented communities. Gabby is also co-founder ofthe REACH Scholarship programme working with Universities, to support Black, Asian and EthnicMinority events management students with living costs, to directly improve representation andaddress the talent pipeline at a grassroots level and is a Member of the MMU Events Connect AdvisoryGroup.All her work is underpinned by her experience and expertise in the health and wellbeing space.Gabrielle is a qualified yoga, meditation and breathwork teacher who brings these skills to createmindful, accessible and inclusive environments, when working with clients.
Mona joined Lightcurve as a Student Assistant spending her time doing technical documentation among many other things and of course, soaking up as much knowledge as she can. She is now a Backend Developer for Lisk Network. In her previous projects, she built the backend and middleware for a learning app for the Chamber of Crafts in Berlin. In 2012, she co-founded online marketplace Fairmondo. From the moment she first learned about blockchain, she realized it has the potential to be more than a digital asset - it can be the key to combating internet monopolies. It will also help users take back control over their own data. She built her first web page as a teenager - to promote saving the rainforest. Mona is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science in Media Informatics at Beuth University.
Nina Rinke has been an investor at Earlybird’s Digital West team since early 2019. She focuses on early-stage investments in the fields of FinTech & InsurTech, mostly in the B2B space. She is a lawyer by training and gained first-hand startup experience with Celonis & Forto before joining Earlybird.