Prashanth is a proven technology executive with extensive experience leading and scaling high-growth global organizations. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Rackspace’s Cloud & Infrastructure Services portfolio of businesses, including the Managed Public Clouds, Private Clouds, Colocation and Managed Security businesses.
Before that, Prashanth held a range of senior leadership roles at Rackspace including Senior Vice President & General Manager of Rackspace’s high growth, global business focused on the world’s leading Public Clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Alibaba Cloud, which became the fastest growing business in Rackspace’s history.
Prior to joining Rackspace, Prashanth was a Vice President at Barclays Investment Bank, focused on providing Strategic and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) advice for clients in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) industries. Prashanth was also a Manager at Capgemini Consulting where he managed Operations transformation engagements and consulting teams across the US. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Eng in Engineering Management from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Maine.
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.
David Singleton is chief technology officer at Stripe, where he is responsible for guiding its engineering and design teams as they build economic infrastructure for the internet. Since joining Stripe, David has helped grow the technology org across the US and developed new engineering hubs in Singapore and Dublin as well as Stripe’s fifth hub, remote engineering, across the globe.
David joined Stripe after an 11-year career at Google where he was VP of Engineering leading product development and coordinating more than 15 different hardware partnerships. Prior to Google, David spent three years at Symbian, the pioneering mobile phone operating system, developing operating system software and leading handset development projects for Nokia and Samsung smartphones.
David has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, skiing, and tinkering with neural networks. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two kids.
Arik Shtilman is CEO and co-founder of Rapyd, the leading fintech-as-a-service platform. Arikfounded Rapyd in 2016 with a singular goal in mind: to provide all the tools businesses need tocreate payment, payout and fintech experiences anywhere in the world.Prior to starting Rapyd, Arik realized there was a massive need to create a way for fintechapplications to scale globally so businesses could invest in expansion – not spend critical timeattempting to build complex payments infrastructure. To solve this glaring challenge hinderinggrowth in the payments space, Arik launched Rapyd as the first “Fintech-as-a-Service” productin the industry, the category-leading full stack of integrated payments, commerce and financialservices capabilities that can be seamlessly embedded into any application. Now, by partneringwith Rapyd, businesses and consumers anywhere in the world can easily engage in local andcross-border transactions in any market.Before Rapyd, Arik founded ITNavigator, a cloud-based contact center and unifiedcommunications platform which was acquired by Avaya in 2013. Arik’s expertise in buildinghigh-growth companies leveraging cutting-edge technologies to meet global customer demandis proven in Rapyd’s fast-paced yet steady growth. Since Rapyd’s launch in 2016, Arik hastaken the company global with offices in Dubai, Tel Aviv, London, San Francisco, Singapore,Reykjavi, Amsterdam and Miami.
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.
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.
Anu Bharadwaj is the President of Atlassian, focused on bringing Product, Business, Design and Engineering teams closer together to deliver innovative products that customers love while supercharging the growth of Atlassian’s businesses.
As an accomplished executive with nearly 20 years of experience in leading transformations and building billion-dollar businesses for high-growth startups and enterprises, Anu brings deep expertise across Product, Operations, and Engineering to help teams deliver customer-focused growth. As COO of Atlassian, she was responsible for scaling a distributed workforce in 13 countries while leading Atlassian’s SaaS transformation, building the Cloud enterprise business, and scaling cloud platform teams. Before Atlassian, she held various leadership roles at Microsoft, and launched multiple products for the Visual Studio ALM team.
Anu is deeply passionate about growing diverse teams and making the world a better place through technology and effective philanthropy. She serves on the board of Outsystems, advises young and emerging companies (Snyk, Xembly) and is part of the Operator Collective venture fund that pioneered the collective venture model to empower diverse founders.
Angie Jones is the Global Vice President of Developer Relations for TBD, Block’s new business unit focused on decentralized technologies. She is an award-winning teacher and international keynote speaker who shares her wealth of knowledge at software companies and conferences all over the world.
As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the areas of metaverses, collaboration software, social networking, smarter planet, and software development processes.
Scott Chacon is the former cofounder of GitHub; now cofounder of GitButler, a next generation version control client, based in Berlin. Scott helped grow GitHub from 4 cofounders to 450 employees over 8 years, eventually being acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion. Scott is also the author of Pro Git, published by Apress and found online at git-scm.com. In unrelated news, he holds a WSET Level 3 certification in Wines and Spirits and owns a dog rescue outside of Berlin.
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.
Working with Microsoft technologies since VB6 I've been there, and done that. My main interest right now is helping fellow developers in whatever way is good, mentoring or coaching, writing blog posts, building SDKs, and anything that helps make someone's work day a bit more enjoyable. For that purpose, I've created https://www.wearedotnet.io together with a fellow community member.
Anna John originates from Stockholm, Sweden and moved to Barcelona 3 years ago to join the online bank N26.From traveling around the world to Head of Engineering at an international fintech company, starting her career late and without a proper university degree Anna has proven that anything is possible if you set your mind on it.
Mike Butcher (M.B.E.) is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. He has written for UK national newspapers and magazines and been named one of the most influential people in European technology by Wired UK.
He has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Web Summit, and DLD. He has interviewed Tony Blair, Dmitry Medvedev, Kevin Spacey, Lily Cole, Pavel Durov, Jimmy Wales, and many other tech leaders and celebrities. Mike is a regular broadcaster, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg.
He has also advised UK Prime Ministers and the Mayor of London on tech startup policy, as well as being a judge on The Apprentice UK. GQ magazine named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK.
He is the co-founder ThePathfounder.com newsletter; TheEuropas.com (the Annual European Tech Startup Conference & Awards for 12 years); and the non-profits Techfugees.com, TechVets.co, and Coadec.com.
He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.
Hi, I am Francesco. I am 39, from Rome, Italy.I am a Computer Scientist who worked from 2017 to 2020 on the Copernicus project for the European Space Agency.I have been active on Social Media since January 2020, especially Twitter, YouTube, and Discord.I became a Docker Captain in June 2021I've interviewed 200+ Developers on my YouTube Channel.I am currently creating content about Web3. AndCurrently Developer Advocate at daily.devI do live-coding sessions, and I love creating short videos
Martin Wezowski is the Chief Futurist, and Head of NVT Future Hub, for SAP’s Technology & Innovation. With a drive to "lead from the future" and a mission to to unfold what is next for the future of human work, our global ecosystems, and SAP. Martin crafts future outlooks, concepts, defines and runs long term innovation frameworks.
He is lecturing as a faculty member of Futur/IO, a European future institute and other education programs. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systems, to define innovation visions and strategies. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary” (“Handelsblatt”).
"I want to innovate what we call "work" out-of our lives. We are shaping SAP's innovation vision; the empathic symbiosis between humans and machines, investigating how we learn technology, and most of all, how technology learns us, especially when tech moves forward faster than how we, leaders, developers, humans seem to manage the implications"
Dr. Rahima Yakoob, has more than 15 years of experience in IT and Automotive. Rahima is currently heading the Software Development team at Porsche AG. Before Porsche AG, Rahima worked in several expert and leadership positions at Mercedes-Benz AG. Rahima has completed her PhD in Automotive Supply Chain and is a visiting professor at University Esslingen for MBA module Digital Transformation.
Maezza Romero is a Community Manager at Romero Games. With 5 years of experience in the industry, she has used her acquired skills to build and manage large community spaces, such as the Romero Games Discord which has recently celebrated 7,000 members.
The Romero Games Twitter, the company’s biggest social media page with nearly 9,000 followers is a fun and nostalgic space for fans of Romero’s legacy titles such as DOOM and Quake, offering discussions on what DOOM weapon one would bring to a desert island, and other lively user polls and QnA. The current social media landscape is challenging, with new platforms overtaking the next.
In 2023, fast-form video content is the meta, so Maezza has had to adapt her social media management to platforms such as TikTok and Instagram Reels. By utilising traditional social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as modern platforms, Maezza creates content for diehard Millennial and Gen-X fans.
Yenny is a Senior Director of Engineering at RapidAPI. We make it easier to find, connect to, and manage APIs across multiple cloud environments - from the world’s largest API Hub. Previously, my teams and I worked on Conversational AI at Rasa and Adtech at Yelp. I have led organizations with between 4 and 40 people.An engineer at heart, I enjoy solving problems. For an engineering leader, problems come in the shape of organizational, people, and technical challenges. I support organizations to achieve Radical Clarity by asking the why and digging deep into these problems.
Keren is a senior software engineer with over a decade of experience in the industry.
She holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science and is passionate about React and learning new technologies. Keren volunteers as a program manager at Baot, a community that supports women in R&D in their professional growth. She instructs and inspires developers to write blogs in her tech blogging workshops. Keren has experience as a dev community leader and a co-organizer of meetups and events. And in her not-so-spare time, she studies psychology. Her hobbies include drawing, photography, and singing.
Olivier Gaudin is a software engineer who co-founded Sonar 15 years ago. As its CEO, Olivier has built a global multi-billion dollar company by helping developers build better code. Today, 7 million developers and over 400,000 organizations utilize the Sonar solution to achieve a Clean Code state.
Julia Furst Morgado is a Global Technologist on the Product Strategy team at Veeam Software based in New York City. Her passion is making Cloud Native technologies and DevOps best practices easier to understand by sharing her knowledge and experiences. She is also committed to empowering communities as the organizer of the NY Code & Coffee Meetup, AWS Community Builder, Women Techmakers Ambassador and Girl Code Ambassador.
As Co-founder and CPO of WeAreDevelopers, Thomas Pamminger has helped shape the platform into a leading job hub for Europe's developers, hosting a transformative congress to empower this community
Former CEO of Wollzelle, Thomas revolutionized digital experiences for clients like Gucci and launched two influential SaaS products, Fluxiom and Maiko, serving customers worldwide, showcasing his dedication to advancing the digital landscape.
Daniel is a core team member of Nuxt - previously a CTO of a SaaS startup. His open-source work has a focus in the Vue.js and Nuxt ecosystems and he's involved in consultancy with companies around the world, particularly around JAMstack, serverless and software architecture. He's based in the North East of England where he lives with his family, three cats, and a dog.
Software Architect by choice, Engineering Manager by accident and REBT practitioner by need. Fourteen plus years in the industry have taught me some stuff which I turn into written, drawn and recorded content. Proud father of 1 kid & two blogs!
Igor Todorovski is a technical leader at IBM, where he serves as the Technical Lead for the z/OS Open Source initiative. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Igor is a seasoned expert in open source technologies and has played a vital role in bringing a wide range of tools and languages to the z/OS platform, including Node.js, OpenSSL, Git, Vim, Bash, and Swift. Through his leadership, he has successfully ported these technologies to the platform, making them accessible to a wider audience.
After finishing my masters in software engineering I headed toward iOS development, since then I developed a wide variety of iOS apps.Software development is my passion, quite lucky that I love what I am doing, a never ending story with learning new stuff.Accessibility topic for apps has been lately a topic that interests me, making apps accessible for all people is a must as it is also considered a human right.
Is a software engineering manager at Bosch eBike, leading a distributed team responsible for maintaining and developing the Bluetooth interface of the eBike. He is proficiency in multiple programming languages, including Swift, Ruby and C++. Moreover, Bilal holds a B.Sc. degree from the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Gießen. He has a track record of winning several Hackathons, including the Bankathon of 2015 where he worked on a prototype of Trade Republic app with one of the founders (Thomas Pischke). Additionally, he has been selected multiple times as a WWDC scholar by Apple.
Studied Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin with a Master’s degree in 2016 with a focus on databases, web technologies and compilers.Started working for Capgemini in 2011. Currently as a Senior Software Engineer with focus on Java full stack development, integration architecture and MuleSoft.
Ekaterina specializes in end-to-end AI productization, encompassing the entire process from development to optimized deployment of discriminative and generative AI solutions. Formerly a research engineer in medical image analysis, she holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has authored peer-reviewed publications in image-based 3D reconstruction, localization and tracking.
Coder, open-sourcerer, developer experience enthusiast, software architect, and entrepreneur. At work, I oversee and consult in enterprise legacy systems modernization for fortune 500s to small businesses. Outside work I love helping NGOs as a full-stack developer and mentor.
Andreas is a technological humanist. Starting at NASA, Andreas designed systems from scratch to support science missions. Then in Zambia, he built medical informatics systems to apply technology for social good. Now with Neo4j, he is democratizing graph databases to validate and extend our intuitions about how the world works. Everything is connected.
An educational professional with over 10 years of experience supporting communities in the gaming and crypto industries, I work to create experiences that empower learners to do their best and have fun doing it. My love for decentralization led me to web3 and to reimagine our world informed by the lessons of nature.
Highly skilled software engineer with a strong background in software development, particularly in the realm of microservice architecture. As a technical lead, I have a proven track record of successfully leading development teams and delivering top-quality solutions.In addition to technical skills, I am also a co-founder and board member of the Nis Java User Group, staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and sharing knowledge with the community.
Phil is a software engineer in the Vodafone Foundation Instant Network team. After a 28 year career as an Electronic Engineering Technician, Load Balancing and Traffic Management Engineer, Platform Engineer and Automation Engineer; from Planet Online to Vodafone Group Cloud and Hosting. He now gets to work on everything from Linux Kickstart to web apps for the Instant Network team. Outside work he likes film photography, sewing, climbing and building bikes.
Bastian Eicher is a software engineer at DeepL, focusing on containerization, observability and all things C#/.NET. Bastian loves brainstorming API designs, automating deployment processes and sharing cool new ways to build stuff on Kubernetes. He maintains a number of open-source projects, such as TypedRest (https://typedrest.net/) and Zero Install (https://0install.net/).
Ed is a Developer Relations Engineer for Hedera at Swirlds Labs. He works with the user community to understand their requirements and supports learning initiatives for Hedera developers. Before working in Web 3, Ed focused on Model-Based Design and development of control algorithms for embedded systems. Ed holds a MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and is currently pursuing a MS in Business Management at the Harvard Extension School.
Radu is the co-founder and CTO of Fermyon, a startup building the next generation of cloud computing using WebAssembly.He is an open source software engineer passionate about WebAssembly, distributed systems, and artificial intelligence.In the past he worked at Microsoft Azure in the DeisLabs research and development team, where he was a core maintainer for multiple server-side WebAssembly and distributed systems projects.He is an avid learner, loves classical music, and enjoys a good bubble tea with a bicycle ride.
I am a highly experienced software engineer who has seen it all, from Midrange Systems to Micro Services.Through all of this, I was guided by my passion for software engineering and software architecture.For more than 15 years I have been working on the JVM and the Java ecosystem and have seen all the frameworks and libraries from Apache to ZK.I am OCP SCBCD/OCPBCD certified.At Team Rockstars IT I am a Special Agent and I frequently speak at international conferences.Currently, I am writing a book about Jakarta EE 10, which is due to be published in Q3 of 2023.
I am a dedicated Java developer who brings passion, expertise, and a commitment to excellence to every project I work on. Whether it's through my work, talks, or blog, I am always striving to share my knowledge and help others in the technology community.
Dora has been working as Data Scientist for 4 and a half years and she's currently employed at Metro.digital.Her strongest focus is on recommendation systems, but she also contributed to projects in product search, customer segmentation, and markdown optimization. What brings her the highest satisfaction is building solutions that work and she approaches every scientific matter at hand with a practice-oriented mindset.Whether it's about developing innovative approaches or collaborating with experts to push the boundaries of what's possible, she's always eager to explore new frontiers.
Rupak Chakraborty leads the Machine Learning team at eyeo, which is focused on developing deep learning-based ad-filtering algorithms for AdBlock and Adblock Plus. He started his career at Adobe, where he has worked across many core product teams like Acrobat. His prior work has mostly focused on developing large-scale language-agnostic text classification and modeling systems. When he is not busy with work he likes to get his hands dirty with state-of-the-art Machine Learning algorithms. On a personal front, he is an avid traveler and has visited more than 60 countries in the last 4 years.
Eleftheria is a Community Manager at Hashnode and a front-end developer/UX researcher from Greece. She creates educational content for several platforms such as Packt, Udemy, Skillshare, at the same time, she produces motivational talks and how-to videos on her YouTube channel. She is self-motivated and working hard to make this world a little bit better every day. When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, Eleftheria spends time working out and strolling in nature. Her friends would describe her as easy-going and the fastest chocolate eater.
Nele Uhlemann is a Developer Advocate at Fiberplane. Her passion is helping the open source community use and understand Fiberplane’s technologies and build a bridge between business and technical users to leverage the full potential of Business Process Management. Nele works as a consultant at Fiberplane, leading workshops with developers and business users. Therefore, she understands the need to find a common language to enable agility in both domains.
Reka has been working as a software developer since 2005, mainly in Python since 2019.She worked as a senior software engineer in fintech. Besides the customer-facing financial products, she also created CLI tools and cookiecutters for internal usage.Since October 2021: Sourcery* Building the DSL for project-specific code quality rules.* Converting the Sourcery CLI into a primary tool (alongside the IDE plugins, which had been the main focus before). Since October 2022: developer advocate, maintaining Sourcery's open source repos. She's an enthusiastic runner and chess player.
Axel is a technical enterprise architect at powercloud since a bit more than 2 years. In his 15 years of various experience in all sizes of enterprises he developed a knack, a love, a passion for 3 things: Pipelines, Containers and the Infrastructure as Code.
Marco Plaul is a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, where he leverages his experience to help enterprise retail customers bring their ideas to life. While he works across a wide range of technologies, Marco has a track record of diving deeper with customers Serverless, IoT and Machine Learning topics.
Georg studied computer science with a focus on web and network technology but decided to become an app developer when the first iPhone was released.He learned Objective-C and later Swift and now spends most of his professional time developing Android apps using Kotlin and more recently Flutter.With more than ten years of experience, he has a strong focus on application architecture, data modelling, testing and code quality.He gave talks at the Swift meetup Munich and taught a course on mobile app development at Hochschule Furtwangen.
David works as Program manager at Dynatrace's Open Source Program Office. He is driving process, compliance and security efforts around Open source within the company, as well as contribution and the creation of new projects. He also supports projects in their early stages, helping drive adoption and community development for Keptn, OpenFeature and OpenTelemetry, working closely with the engineering teams. David is member of the InnerSource Commons and TODO Group, furthermore he fosters collaboration with foundations and participation in the community and conferences.
After my study of computer science I started working for Capgemini as a Software Engineer in 2019. Now I have 4 years of development experience and worked with MuleSoft for over 2 years. In this time I always worked in agile projects for our clients.
As a software architect, consultant and trainer at embarc Software Consulting GmbH, Falk Sippach is always on the lookout for that spark of passion that he can ignite in his participants, customers and colleagues. He has been supporting mostly agile software development projects in the Java environment for over 15 years. As an active part of the community (co-organizer of the JUG Darmstadt), he also likes to share his knowledge in articles, blog posts, as well as in presentations at conferences or user group meetings and supports the organization of various events.
Arlemi Turpault leads Developer Advocacy at Postman, the 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.
A community-first technologist for Kasten by Veeam Software. Based in the UK 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.
Sander Mangel is a solutions architect at Shopware and a member of the Academy Team, bringing over 15 years of experience in ecommerce with a focus on open source development. Throughout his career, he has worked with agencies, multinational retailers, and various tech solutions and platforms. As an advocate for open source, Sander enjoys organizing events and meetups to foster connections within the community and welcomes the opportunity to engage with new people and communities to share his knowledge and learn from others.
Roland H. Grabner is professor of Educational Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychology, University of Graz, Austria. Before this position, he worked as postgraduate researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and at the University of Göttingen, Germany. His research focuses on innovative ways to enhance cognitive performance and learning and on talent development in various domains.
Senior Consultant and Lecturer of Innovation and Emerging Technologies at National College of IrelandBook author: “Disruption: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Work”Head of Business Analysis for High Tech & Telecom at the TCS Supply Chain Center of Excellence (Dublin)Director of Strategy & Business Development, CloudStrong2021 Teaching Award by the National Forum of T&L Enhancement in Higher Education"Victor's passion for teaching students is infectious, resulting in him being named a co-recipient of the 2019 NCI President's Award for Distinguished Teaching"
Sebastian Schrittwieser is a member of the Security and Privacy (SEC) research group at the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna. In 2014 he completed his PhD in technical sciences in the field of information security at the Vienna University of Technology. His research interests include software protection, web application security, and psychological aspects of information security.
Zaid Zaim is a passionate technologist - As a Spatial Computing Expert at Ignore Gravity (IG), Zaid's responsibilities span a spectrum of exciting and innovative areas. His advocacy work involves building and nurturing communities in the AR/VR space, fostering an environment of collaborative growth and learning. Zaid is instrumental in establishing a solid foundation for IG and potential partners to make their mark in the Metaverse, a testament to his forward-thinking and visionary approach.
Zaid adds a dose of fun to technological innovation. Projects he is leading ranges from Cultural Heritage to Healthcare using MR for Dentistry.
Zaid's unwavering commitment to technology has made him a global multiplyer for MR - His efforts in sharing knowledge on MR technologies and engaging with tech and dev communities worldwide have earned him the coveted Microsoft MVP award.
By "Ignoring Gravity" – the marriage of the tangible world and the digital sphere – paints the picture of an immersive, boundless future he is helping shape.
Today, he is continuing his learning journey at CODE University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
Currently working with the CKEditor 5 core team on the editor framework, its ecosystem, and developer experience. Ex-developer turned into a product person but still codes for fun and brain practice. Strong opinions weakly held, and often overruled by his two kids.
Justyna works as a Group Product Manager at DeepL. She is responsible for the Core Platform track, you can also blame her for the early versions of DeepL Write. She has explored many sides of IT before: programming, R&D, academia, translations, product, engineering, leadership. She has finally recognised product as the place to be, as she enjoys the impact of the role and the challenges brought by indirect leadership. Justyna lives in Poznań, Poland with her husband, two little daughters and one very big dog. She runs an airbnb in a Polish forest, very popular among the citizens of Berlin.
Tomaž Bratanič is a network scientist at heart, working at the intersection of graphs and machine learning. He has applied these graph techniques to projects in various domains including fraud detection, biomedicine, business-oriented analytics, and recommendations.
Hila Fish is a Senior DevOps Engineer at Wix, with 15 years of experience in the tech industry.AWS Community Builder, and a public speaker who believes the DevOps culture is what drives a company to perform at its best and talks about that and other DevOps/Infrastructure topics at conferences.In her spare time, Hila is a lead singer of a cover band, giving back to the community by co-organizing DevOpsDays TLV, providing mentorship and managing programs in “Baot” (The largest technical women’s community in Israel), and more.
I'm keenly interested in the ways code communicates to two different audiences at once, the computer as well as other people. This lead me to my current role in improving the development experience at Shopware.Next to my daily work, I'm also one of Shopware's popular Code Camps organizers, which hopes to promote a playful understanding of code in school-aged children.In my off time, I'm a programming language nerd with an interest in functional programming and distributed systems.
Joel Lord (@joel__lord on Twitter) is passionate about the web and technology in general. He likes to learn new things, but most of all, he wants to share his discoveries. He does so by travelling at various conferences all across the globe.He graduated from college in computer programming in the last millennium. Apart from a little break to get his BSc in computational astrophysics, he was always in the industry.
Priscila Oliveira is a Software Engineer at Sentry, focused on building and improving product features that empower software development teams to do their best work, all while writing open-source code. She also contributes to the open-source library Verdaccio and helps organize technology meetups in Vienna. In her free time, Priscila enjoys traveling, watching series, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Alexander received a PhD in Physics from the University of Innsbruck and holds master’s degrees in both Technical Mathematics and Biomedical Informatics. His research group during his PhD and PostDoc work is one of the world leading groups in quantum networks. He studied and researched quantum networks based on entanglement, from an engineering perspective but also concerning their security, structure and design. At the moment, he works as a PostDoc at the University of Innsbruck to perform research on quantum networks and as a Senior Security Consultant.
Hendrik Ebbers (@hendrikEbbers) is a Java Champion, JSR expert group member and JavaOne Rockstar. He works as a contractor for Swirlds Labs on the public Hashgraph of Hedera. Hendrik is the founder and leader of the Java User Group Dortmund and gives talks and presentations in user groups and conferences around the world. His JavaFX book “Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls” was released in 2014 by Oracle press. He contributes to several open source projects including JakartaEE and Eclipse Adoptium. Hendrik is a member of the AdoptOpenJDK TSC and of the Eclipse Adoptium WG.
Hila Israeli, a senior software engineer with over 8 years of experience, a scrum master and a public speaker.While working at OwnBackup she was a leading part in building 3 different products from scratch to production.Hila graduated Bs.C in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.Was a speaker at two big tech conferences and speaks and organizes meetups for women engineers.Lives with her husband in Tel Aviv, is passionate about hiking, running, and, of course, learning new things.
Michael is a Software Engineer at DeepL and responsible for the Design System team.Since 2019, he has been a UX Engineer specializing in Design Systems and how they can help companies not only deliver consistent UX, but also work more efficiently.Previously, Michael had the opportunity to work with great designers and developers at the renowned agency Jung von Matt. He worked on projects for clients like Google and BMW.However, his love for design and development was ignited in 2004. He wrote his first browser game prototype using PHP and created the graphics with MS Paint.
Gift Egwuenu is a Developer Advocate at Cloudflare. She has over 5 years of experience in web development and building tools to help businesses grow. In her previous role, she worked as a front-end developer. She is now working in developer relations.Gift shares her experience in Web Development, Jamstack, and career-related topics, with the goal of helping people level up their skills in the industry.
Stefan is co-author of Domain Storytelling: A Collaborative, Visual, and Agile Way to Build Domain-Driven Software (Addison-Wesley). He studied Software Engineering and has a PhD in computer science. Since 2005, Stefan has worked for WPS – Workplace Solutions, helping teams develop software that does the right job the right way.
Maurice Brinkmann is the Product Owner of STACKIT Cloud Foundry with Schwarz IT, who currently focusses on customers’ success with Platform as a Service. Maurice is passionate about PaaS in general and Cloud Foundry in particular. He enjoys supporting the business by driving challenging IT projects and diving deep into innovative solutions. His professional background includes diverse roles, e.g. as Enterprise IT Architect, Intrapreneur, DevOps Engineer, Cloud Consultant, Scrum Master and QA Team Lead in different enterprises.
Over 9 years of experience as a Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, and Product Owner. Experience in various business domains such as e-learning, finance, digital marketing."So, how do I learn a new subject area quickly?" That's a question I've asked myself several times, switching from strictly formal business processes in a shipyard to learning management systems for colleges in the USA, to highly fluctuant ads market for mobile games all over the world, to fin tech at Deutsche Bank. In this talk I'd like to share some techniques and tools that helped me throughout this journey.
Born in Spain, mother is from Argentina and my dad is Colombian.Last 10 years I’ve been based out of Berlin. Apart from tech in general, I have a passion for great music, craft beer and grilling.I enjoy attending conferences, sometimes as a volunteer and mostly as a regular attendee.
Aleksandra is a software engineer based in Wrocław, Poland. She's worked as a full-stack developer with many different languages, such as Elixir, Golang, Python, and TypeScript. She was previously a tech lead for the Hasura Console and a lead maintainer of Blitz.js. Now she's focused on open source and bootstrapping her own small projects.
Aarik Mudgal is a passionate Engineering Manager with an industry experience of 8 years and a certified cloud architect. Also, he’s a DevOps and SRE enthusiast. He has been part of Metro Digital GmbH for over two years. He is working for many initiatives, such as METRO X, an initiative focused on core wholesale business revolving around Products, Services, Consulting, Digital tools, Equipment, and Marketplace.
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.
I'm a Content Creator, indie developer, and digital nomad.I write a bunch of stuff about building IT businesses and production-ready apps. Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, TikTok, and my blog.Since my teenage years, I have worked as a freelance full-stack developer mostly with startups and small businesses. In 2020 I decided to use this knowledge to scale a digital agency and try to build something for myself. As of 2022, I'm building businesses in public, and helping developers become entrepreneurs.
A software engineer for 20 years, Dennis has worked remotely or in hybrid work setups for the majority of his career. Dennis has a strong background in developing and maintaining hospitality, business, financial banking systems, e-commerce, and entertainment applications. Often he worked independently, but considers himself a perfect team player with experience in leadership.
Tatiana Chervova is a Lead Technical Consultant at NTT DATA with 8 years of experience in designing and implementing enterprise applications.She holds a M.Sc. in Computing in the Humanities from University Bamberg and has worked on numerous projects in automotive industry.She started as a Java developer and now focuses on topics such as cloud-native application development, microservices, containerization and DevOps practices.Outside of work, Tatiana enjoys hiking in Bavarian Alps, she is also a passionate knitter.
Tim Schade is a senior software architect at GFT Germany. For around 15 years he has been responsible for the design and implementation of various software projects. His focus is on scalable Java applications. Other topics and fields of interest are AI, DevOps and Cloud.He is also an expert for GreenCoding, which aims to create software with low carbon emissions.
Martin Sakowski is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He supports German enterprise customers on their journey to the cloud. He has a strong background in building digital platforms and serverless stacks. With this experience he loves to dive deep into architectures and development processes to drive performance, operational efficiency, and increase the speed of innovation.
Falk Langer graduated its PhD in computer since at University Augsburg in 2015. From 2006 to 2014 he was working as research assistant ta Fraunhofer Institute for Embedded Systems and Communication Technologies ESK in Munich. From 2014 he is team-manager at IAV GmbH responsible for automotive software development with focus on safety and security. Since 2020 he holds an endowment professorship for “Connectivity and Services Automotive Software” at University of Applied Sciences Mittweida.
I'm a freelance web developer and contractor, open source enthusiast, based in Zürich, Switzerland.My expertise lies in Svelte, Angular, React and StencilJS , but I'm truly passionate about developing agnostic libraries and components.I strongly believe that decentralization and taking back ownership of our data is the way forward. This is why I'm interested in blockchain and a big fan of the Internet Computer .When I'm not coding, you'll probably find me running trails in the mountains or along the river.
As a consultant with more than 10 years of experience in software engineering under my belt I have seen both awesome and awful code. The cloud and its way of working and interacting amazes me, but I'm also excited about the most theoretical and basic foundations of software engineering, architecture, and collaboration in general to build great software.
Liran Tal is a software developer, and a GitHub Star, world-recognized for his activism in open source communities and advancing web and Node.js security. He engages in security research through his work in the OpenJS Foundation and the Node.js ecosystem security working group, and further promotes open source supply chain security as an OWASP project lead. Liran is also a published author of Essential Node.js Security and O'Reilly's Serverless Security. At Snyk, he is leading the developer advocacy team and on a mission to empower developers with better dev-first security.
I have more than 19 years of experience in the IT area and 15 years of experience in Product Management focused on working with teams and stakeholders to develop impactful products and services, from strategy to launch. As a Tech Partner of Globant Europe, my focus is on identifying business opportunities considering the different countries, defining training strategies for the upcoming demand, definition and review of practices, employer branding strategies and guarantee the culture of Continuous Feedback and Learning.
Gerta is co-founder and COO of LocalStack, where she and her team are obsessed with building tools for extraordinary Developer Experience (DevEx). LocalStack is the leading platform for local cloud development, based on the hugely popular open source framework with 37k+ stars on Github.Prior to founding LocalStack, Gerta led Product Management for AI/ML based test automation solutions at Tricentis and consulted enterprises across the globe on best practices from a people, process and tooling perspective on efficiently setting up their testing practices.
Tatiana Chervova is a Lead Technical Consultant at NTT DATA with 8 years of experience in designing and implementing enterprise applications. She holds a M.Sc. in Computing in the Humanities from University Bamberg and has worked on numerous projects in automotive industry. She started as a Java developer and now focuses on topics such as cloud-native application development, microservices, containerization and DevOps practices. Outside of work, Tatiana enjoys hiking in Bavarian Alps, she is also a passionate knitter.
JC Schlieker specializes in software architectures and software frameworks and has been working for Finanz Informatik since 2017. He is a problem solver and project enabler, creating prerequisites, designing strategies, fitting topics into organizational frameworks, or simply acting as a sparring partner for his team. Moreover, JC can be found wherever processes can be optimized and automated with his clear focus being on scalability. In his personal life, he devotes himself to his family, tinkering with hardware, and gaming.
Alla Pavlova, is a freelance sourcing trainer and Interim Tech Recruiter, based in Amsterdam. Winner of "The most influential sourcer in NL in 2022". Building tech teams from 2008 for tech startups and gaming companies like Miro, GameHouse, Viber, Dott, Blendle, Relive, and others. Currently scaling Riot Games Singapore studio.Also, she is contributing to tech communities and leading Slack Community Amsterdam Chapter. In her free time, she loves programming on Scratch and playing computer games.
Lead architect of DAENET GmbH ACP Digital Corporation, Microsoft's long-term Gold Certified Partner and leading technology integrator specialising in Microsoft technologies with a strong focus on Cloud Computing, IoT and Machine Learning. Damir is Microsoft's Regional Director and Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Azure. He is known as a developer, architect, speaker and author. He is also a professor for software engineering and cloud computing at the University of applied sciences in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).https://damirdobric.me
Alternating between software engineering and technical education roles, Tom Wheeler's career spans more than 25 years and multiple industries. Prior to joining Temporal, he worked at Cloudera, Boeing, WebMD, and A.G. Edwards. Tom enjoys learning new things and teaching them to others, leading to presentations at conferences, including Strange Loop, Strata, OSCON, JavaOne, and APIDays Paris.
Stefan Schöberl is researcher and senior software engineer in the software science area at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH) in Upper Austria. He has studied Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria / Campus Hagenberg. He is also external lecturer at the same university.
I am a Senior Backend Engineer at Miro, specializing in Java development. Prior to Miro, I held roles as a Java Software Engineer at Klarna and Yandex, gaining valuable experience in backend development. I hold a Master's degree in Computer Science from ITMO University.
Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for more than ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate 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 about search, databases, infrastructure, and security.
Andreas spent most of his professional life and a career of over 25 years integrating "backend" applications. From Enterprises to Startups, and then in "in the cloud".Andreas dabbled with Virtual Reality already in the 90s. Now he cares about new paradigms to interact with computers.He cannot stop talking about technology, he received the MVP and Regional Director awards from Microsoft.Andreas helps customers as a trusted advisor, external CTO and innovation consultant, he loves to work with a great team of skilled individuals.He acts as CTO for MR and Applied AI for daenet.
Alexander Hurbean studied "Software Engineering and Internet Computing" and worked for several years as a developer and data science engineer. His main activity was the independent planning and development of complete software solutions of various sizes in the field of NLP. During his studies at the Vienna University of Technology, he deepened his knowledge in the field of IT security, with a focus on penetration testing, network security, blockchain technologies, applied cryptography, and building and securing of large IT infrastructures.
Eberhard Wolff has 20+ years of experience as an architect andconsultant - often on the intersection of business and technology. He isthe Head of Architecture at SWAGLab in Germany. As a speaker, he hasgiven talks at international conferences and as an author, he haswritten more than 100 articles and books e.g. about Microservices andContinuous Delivery. His technological focus is on modern architectures– often involving Cloud, Domain-driven Design, DevOps, or Microservices.
Jose Maria "Chema" Valera Reales is a Software Developer since 2013. When he is not working as a Tech Lead at Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH, he likes to collaborate on different Open-Source projects, especially Phel-Lang or his own project Gacela. Reading, writing, and sharing knowledge about software testing, new approaches to pair-programming, and improving team collaboration also consume a big chunk of his time.
I'm Anja, Principal Fullstack Engineer working at Mister Spex @ Berlin, Germany. We are right now breaking down a monolith and replacing parts of it by future-ready technology. Previously, I have worked for eBay.Also, I'm sports enthusiast and current local champion in wakeskating. I love to find and cross the borders of what seems achievable.
I am basically an eternal onlooker. I've always defined myself as a backend developer, but I don't disdain poking around on the other side of the code either. I work as a software engineer at Intré, a company that espouses this ideology; as a good introvert, I like to frequent the community world, contributing, when I can, with active proposals. I am co-founder of the DDD Open and Polenta and Deploy communities, and an active member of other communities such as Blazor Developer Italiani. I am an Azure Solution Architect and Azure IoT Developer
Over 30 years of experience in software developmentPresentations at various conferences (ASQT, CONQUEST, ESE, Embedded meets Agile, Embedded Systems Symposium, iqnite, MedConf, OOP, ReConf, STEV, Software Quality Days, AutomationSTAR, ...).Guest lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg and LinzCourt-certified expert for computer science, civil engineer for computer scienceVice President of the Austrian Testing Board Author of the first German-language book on "Requirements Engineering for agile software development", dpunkt.verlag, 3rd edition 2023
Oliver Sturm is Training Director at DevExpress. In the last 30 years he has gathered vast experience as a software developer and architect, consultant, trainer, speaker and writer. He is a frequent presenter at international events and lives in rural Scotland.
Diana is a Software Engineer at Apple . Her main passion is to create side projects that will automate her life. These can be of any field, from 3d modeling and printing to furniture design, hardware and software.Diana holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and 6 years of experience as a Software Engineer in 4 different companies.Other than that, she is a mother of 2 cats and an iRobot: Chiara, Alberto, and Albrecht respectively.Follow her on Twitter:@gastrin_diana and @thankyouthanks3 (her polite bot)
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. Her other favourite topics are browser rendering and performance. Currently she works at inovex GmbH as a full stack web developer in a technical leadership role, developing and optimising high scale Angular applications. In her free time, Tanja organises events as a part of Karlsruhe GDG, goes climbing, builds things and cares for her urban garden.
Sylvia is a senior software engineer and/or engineering manager. Her preferred role includes some IT management but also enough hands-on development work to keep her dev skills sharp. Her main interest lies in exploring new technologies in the space of mobile apps and web technologies. She is currently playing with Flutter, Firebase, and some ML for Android but might change focus as new technologies pop up. Sylvia leads the GDG Cape Town chapter.
Jon Geater is co-founder and chief product officer at RKVST. He has deep expertise in cryptography, cybersecurity and blockchains serving mobile, IoT, payments and industry while managing large global teams and driving corporate strategy. Jon is a serial leader of open standards at the board committee level, having served GlobalPlatform, Trusted Computing Group, OASIS, the Digital Twin Consortium and Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger. He currently serves as co-chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Supply Chain Integrity, Transparency and Trust (SCITT) Working Group.
I am a manager turned software developer. I made this switch when I realized that writing code was more fun than making Powerpoints. I currently work as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) - a developer with a focus on automated testing. I care deeply about ensuring that software that is a joy to build and a pleasure to use. Like the good developer I aspire to be, I've single sourced further information here: https://anupam.de/about
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.
Intercultural family (Danish/German and Scottish/Polish), lived in the US, studied in Germany and New Zealand. I studied German and English-Speaking Cultures at the University of Bremen, first to become a teacher but later switching for cultural science and communications, focussing on intercultural mediation. Went on to analyze emergency communication at mass rescue evacuation trainings within international teams and gave integrational courses to refugees while also working as a trainer and coach. Eventully I ended up working in Ecommerce.
Richard Fichtner is Principal Software Architect at XDEV Software GmbH and has worked in the software industry for more than 20 years, often at the interface between business and technology. He is involved in the open-source community to spread knowledge about Java technologies. Richard is a leader of the Java User Group Oberpfalz, recognized as Oracle ACE and holds a Master of Science degree in applied computer science. He is passionate about enabling developer productivity and supports teams in the use of cloud solutions. His interests are Java, clean code, cloud and new technologies.
Arno is responsible for the development of all think-cell software products. He oversees our R&D team, quality assurance and customer care. Before founding think-cell, Arno worked at Microsoft Research and McKinsey. Arno studied computer science and management and holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech with a specialization in computer graphics.
Jonathan is a library developer at think-cell. In his spare time, he works on various C++ open source libraries for memory allocation, cache-friendly containers, or parsing. He also blogs at foonathan.net and is a member of the C++ standardization committee.
Milan is an Apple Certified Trainer, Consultant and Software Engineer, experienced in software development and training of developers on all levels of knowledge. Deeply focused to Swift since the very beginning of life of this programming language. He works for Apple Authorized Training Centre – Crossover. Helping beginners, and experienced developers to improve knowledge, in general development, machine learning, augmented reality and other. Milan is also a sailboat skipper, combining development training with sailing with its goal to maximize motivation and knowledge adoption for attendees.
Thorsten Jakoby is a consultant for IT-Architectures and Cloud Migrations at Novatec in Germany. He is currently technical lead for an enterprise-scale cloud migration at a global client. With a background of 10 years in distributed applications Thorsten enables both customers building cloud architectures and students entering the IT and cloud world. Prior to his role at Novatec he led a company specialized in cloud-based startup projects. Besides his role as consultant, he also speaks on meetups and conferences (like Cloud Foundry Summit EU, W-JAX, OOP).
I'm Michele, Italian from Sicily, I became a gopher in 2018 and before then I used to work in Java, Scala and C++. Besides programming, I enjoy swimming, cooking and learning languages: currently, I'm learning Japanese. I always like to discover and develop new things.
As Field CTO, Alex is responsible for working with sales, marketing, product, and engineering to articulate the value Rapid's API Hub platform provides to our customers. After holding a number of roles at Rapid, Alex’s ability to speak about the product and company strategy from a technical perspective is vital to the company's success. Alex joined the RapidAPI team after meeting the team at a hackathon they were sponsoring and immediately recognized the value that Rapid was providing to developers around the world.
As an experienced software engineer with a background in developing successful React and React Native apps, I am passionate about teaching and mentoring others in the tech industry. I am particularly dedicated to supporting and empowering women in tech and inspiring young girls to pursue careers in technology. Along with my technical knowledge, I am also a frequent speaker at tech conferences, where I share my insights and knowledge with the community.
Passionate software craftsman with 25+ years experience in a broad spectrum of development technologies and platforms. Mostly focusing on .NET/C#, the Microsoft development stack and cloud-native software architectures. Key focus also on Microsoft Azure as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Observability, monitoring and securing these environments are key aspects. Currently extremely interested in the Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr).
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, 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 topics related to IT security or technology in general.
Matt Butcher (CEO) is a founder of Fermyon. He is one of the original creators of Helm, Brigade, CNAB, OAM, Glide, and Krustlet. He has written or co-written many books, including "Learning Helm" and "Go in Practice." He is a co-creator of the "Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes" series. These days, he works mostly on WebAssembly projects such as Spin, Bindle, and Bartholomew. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy. He lives in Colorado.
Mustafa Toroman is a technology professional and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at run.events, a company that provides a platform for organizing and managing events. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has held various technical and leadership positions in companies around the world. Mustafa has a deep understanding of software development, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure management. He has expertise in building scalable and resilient systems that can handle large amounts of data and traffic. He is also a strong advocate for DevOps and believes in continuous improvement and learning. Toroman is a Microsoft Azure MVP (Most Valuable Professional), a frequent speaker at technology conferences and events, and also and a community leader organizing meetups and events. He is also a published author and has written several books on Microsoft technologies and cloud computing.
Irina is passionate about everything related to programming languages theory and strive to apply theory on practice to improve the user experience of software developers. After earning a master's degree in programming language design, Irina works at TypeFox as a language engineer, where she helps clients create their own programming languages and development environments.
Ramona is a software engineer with roots in quality assurance. She owns both views of the product - that of a tester and a developer. Ramona primarily uses this to strengthen trust in test automation and support the testers and developers alike, becoming a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, Women Techmaker Ambassador, and Cypress ambassador.
Andre is a Partner in Earlybird's Munich office where he focuses on enterprise software investments with a particular interest in developer, data and productivity tools, alongside AI-centric products and robotics. Moreover, he is an avid writer at datadrivenvc.io and leads Earlybird's Engineering team in building their proprietary AI-powered platform EagleEye.Andre has a background in CS and conducted his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Munich on the topic of "Machine learning and the value of data in venture capital".
Mohit Sharma is working as a Developer Advocate at MongoDB, helping developers architect clean and testable app’s. He has been working with Android for more than 10 years, since Android 2.2, previously with OLX group and believes that sharing knowledge is the best way of learning something new.
Inclusion advocate, content strategist and UX compliantHello world! I'm Marcy Ericka, a social tech UX writer, content strategist andformer editor-in-chief of WeLoveDevs. I was the first woman hired there, racialized and LGBTQIA+.I realised that few people like me are represented in tech: I chose to take a more committed stance to promote inclusion at any cost with UX and content strategies.All my conferences are empathy-driven! :)
Alex joined Zühlke as Lead Software Architect in September 2017 and developed into his current role as Principal Cloud Architect & People Lead Cloud. He’s responsible for consulting on and implementing challenging software projects with a focus on cloud architecture, cloud modernization and connected devices and leads the german cloud team.For over 15 years I gained a broad background in a multitude of roles, software architecture methodologies and technologies in domains such as robotics, automation, finance and medical software.
Thomas Chauchefoin (@email@example.com) is a Vulnerability Researcher in the Sonar R&D team. With a strong background in offensive security, he helps uncover and responsibly disclose 0-days in major open-source software. He also participated in competitions like Pwn2Own or Hack-a-Sat and was nominated for two Pwnies Awards for his research on PHP supply chain security.
Marco is the founder and Managing Director of Mainmatter, a Digital Product and Web Engineering consultancy working with international clients. He has been in tech since the late 90s and worked with various technologies from .NET to Rails, Elixir and Phoenix, TypeScript and Rust. He advises international teams on architecture, technology choice, process, and developer infrastructure. He is passionate about developing sustainable and reliable products and organizations based on strong foundations.
I am a driven and creative professional with many years of consulting experience and a passion for unleashing the potential in organisations as well as people. With a background in software development and architecture I love to combine my technical experience with my skills within management & organisation.I am also a passionate driver of equality and diversity within the Tech industry and a strong believer that inclusion and empowerment of diverse minds is a prerequisite to stay relevant, inventive and creative. Nominated for the Impact of the Diversity award 2021.
Dr. Oliver Wäldrich has more than 20 years experience in java software development projects. In his role as a software architect and software engineer he supports teams at DKB to realize complex software projects using software engineering approaches. He is especially interested in improving and optimizing communication and development processes in cross-functional teams.
Hendrik Lösch ist Management Consultant und Architekt der ZEISS Digital Innovation. Der Schwerpunkte seiner Arbeit liegt auf der Entwicklung und Bewertung von Software, auf Basis von Microsofttechnologien. Darüber hinaus schreibt und spricht er gern über seine Arbeit sowie seine Begeisterung für Clean Code, Softwareevolution und die Testautomatisierung in ihren unterschiedlichen Ausprägungen.
Markus and his team have been working on IDE tools for Java and database development for almost 20 years. He is the product owner of the RapidClipse IDE project, which is a free Eclipse distribution and visual Java IDE. Markus is co-founder and CEO at MicroStream, editor in chief for the free JAVAPRO magazine in Germany, and organizer of the Java conference JCON. He is an independent editor for several magazines, and speaker at many developer conferences, user groups, and meetups.
Olaf currently leads the technical/professional services at Edge Delta, and edge observability startup. Prior to Edge Delta he has built and lead post sales technical teams at metadata management company Alation (1 year) and at observability and security company Sumo Logic (7 years)
Nerd, cryptic and dev girl ! Passionate about mobile apps and Xamarin, joined the 'Xamarin' dev world more then3 years ago. Passionate about UX and UI, with an eye on cross-platform solutions, mostly for Xamarin.Forms. In the last 3 years, has focused on UI testing, best practices, continuous integration, and optimization for Xamarin apps. Also curioso about AI and ML.
Jens Claes is a Senior Software Engineer at DataCamp where he works on the Workspace product. Inside DataCamp, he is a true advocate for making everything type-safe. He’s always on the lookout for ideas from other languages that could be ported over to the TypeScript world. He loves writing code that is pleasant to read and easy to maintain and always looking for a challenge.
Tomas loves PHP and connecting people, so he founded Czech & Slovak PHP Community [Pehapkari](https://pehapkari.cz) in 2015, where all PHP developers can share their knowledge, chat on Slack or grab a beer. His **passion is open-source for lazy people** - instant upgrades and coding standards. He takes care of [Rector](https://github.com/rectorphp/rector) and [EasyCodingStandard](https://github.com/Symplify/EasyCodingStandard) packages.
Justas is an Electronics Engineer turned Software Developer. From his earliest years, Justas loved taking things apart to see how they work. Several decades later, nothing really changed - still taking things apart, still trying to figure out how everything works under the hood. Currently, Justas is a Tech Lead at Nord Security, working on next generation security products.
Nico Enking has been working as a Software Architect and Developer Experience Engineer at Finanz Informatik since 2018. Professionally, he is particularly interested in optimizing process landscapes and improving the daily work of developers at Finanz Informatik. He pays special attention to modern and lean technology stacks in both the frontend and the backend. In his personal life, Nico enjoys working on full-stack development projects, gaming, and bot development for chat apps. He also occasionally dedicates time to data scraping and ethical hacking.
Christian Giesswein has studied Business Informatics in Vienna and is developing with .NET since he has been a child. He is speaking for years in the German area about .NET, the CLR and in special about WPF. In Austria he has founded his company "Giesswein Software-Solutions" (www.software.tirol) and is developing software in the Austrian Alps.
As a Developer Advocate at MongoDB, Karen Huaulmé (pronounced “You-Old-Maid” - but with no d’s) collaborates with developers to unleash their creativity across all aspects of data and technology. She loves to trigger that “aha” moment in the minds of developers - when they recognize a better path to simplify and accelerate their projects.Prior to MongoDB, Karen spent her career working with video game developers at Nvidia, Amazon, and Twitch. In her free time, Karen embarrasses her 2 kids, spoils her dog, and feeds her addiction to adventure travel - not necessarily in that order.
Niels Tanis has got a background in .NET development, pentesting and security consultancy. He is Microsoft MVP 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.
Cheuk has been a Data Scientist in various companies. Cheuk also contributes to multiple Open Source libraries.Besides her work, Cheuk enjoys talking about Python on personal streaming platforms and podcasts. Cheuk has also been a speaker at various conferences. Besides, Cheuk also organises events for developers. Believing in Tech Diversity and Inclusion, Cheuk organizes workshops and sprints for minority groups. In 2021, Cheuk has become a Python Software Foundation fellow.
Timo Salm is the first Solutions Engineer for Developer Experience in EMEA at VMware, focusing on the VMware Tanzu Application Platform and commercial Spring products. In this role, he’s responsible for educating customers on these products' value, vision, and strategy and ensuring that they succeed by working closely on different levels of abstractions of modern applications and modern infrastructure.Before Timo joined Pivotal and VMware, he worked for more than seven years for consulting firms in the automotive industry as a software architect and full-stack developer.
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.
Tobias started his career as a freelance web developer in the late 90s and has since worked on hundreds of projects of varying sizes and lengths - from a single person to multiple teams, from a few days to several years - and in many different roles: Consultant, crafter, coach, and... well, architect. He is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry, and an active member of the European Software Crafters and Domain Driven Design communities.
Llywelyn Griffith-Swain is a Senior Manager Heading up SRE for Cloud Engineering. He is a leading on the technical delivery of the Telco As A Service platform and also heads up the UK Digital SRE function. Having been worked as a test management, network engineering, IT Operations lead, SRE and SRE management Llywelyn is passionate about all things SRE and Platform Engineering. He also enjoys playing the piano, hiking and rock climbing
Wolfgang Ettlinger is heavily interested in the technical aspects of IT security, in particular application security. In the past decade he has gathered experience with a broad range of languages, technologies and frameworks in e.g. penetration testing, source code review and secure software development projects. He is responsible for the identification of dozens of CVEs affecting products from Citrix, Oracle, Symantec, Sophos, Trend Micro, etc.
Software Engineer with good professional experience in the IT field. In the last few years, he has been engaged with the development of projects such as a Mobile Application for a Commercial Communication Management System, Mobile Application to Provide Services in Cuba, as well as a Data Management System for the Records of Children’s Development. During these projects, Andrés gained substantial experience in the mobile development process, as well as in the other steps involved in building software, such as application testing, deployment, version control, code reviews and flutter mastering.
Liz Moy is a Developer Advocate at Evervault, a platform that provides encryption infrastructure for developers. Previously she served on the Developer Evangelism team at Twilio, scaling an international team focused on hackathons and workshops for developers at Fortune 500 companies. Her software engineering origin story started writing Python at a company where she had a mouse for a boss. You can find her console logging her way through a demo or curled up with a book next to her fluffy tuxedo cat, Sanderson.
As SVP of Customer Operations at Applause, Julia is responsible for EMEA's Solution Delivery, Testing Services and Community Management functions. In addition, she leads the European part of the global Accessibility Testing Offer and supports customers in the holistic quality assurance of their digital products and services. Before joining Applause, Julia worked as a project portfolio manager and management consultant, e.g. at Kearney, and is a Certified Program Consultant for SAFe (Scaled Agile).
Balázs started in software security 15 years ago as a researcher in various EU projects (FP6, FP7, H2020) while also taking part in over 25 commercial security evaluations: threat modeling, design review, manual testing, fuzzing. While breaking things was admittedly more fun, he's now on the other side, helping devs stop attacks at the (literal) source. To date, he has held over 100 secure coding training courses all over the world about typical code vulnerabilities, protection techniques, and best practices. His most recent passion is the (ab)use of ML systems when it comes to code security.
Stefan Baumgartner is a Senior Product Architect at Dynatrace. He is the author of "TypeScript in 50 Lessons" (Smashing Magazine, 2020) and "The TypeScript Cookbook" (O'Reilly, 2023). In his spare time, he organizes ScriptConf and Rust Linz. Stefan enjoys Italian food, Belgian beer, and British vinyl records.
Companies have called on Jemiah Sius to develop complex customer enablement workflows that drive customer success and platform adoption.Jemiah Sius is the Head of Developer Experience within New Relic’s Growth Marketing organization. With a keen focus on improving developers’ enablement and advocating the importance of maintaining reliable software systems, Jemiah’s work involves:Scaling developer engagement programs and partnershipsDeveloping open-source applications and code examplesCreating technical content and documentation
Vienna-based full-stack developer Clemens Helm has spent two decades exploring diverse coding languages and tools. His journey, marked by leading tech teams, serving as CTO, and founding a startup, balances technical and business facets while maintaining a learner's spirit.With around 100 software projects under his belt, Clemens relishes sharing his expertise to inspire others. He frequently speaks at tech events and has developed a comprehensive program to help junior developers level up their skills and knowledge, aiming to turn them into coding gurus in record time.
It's never easy to describe oneself, especially when one is interested in so many different topics and fields and I guess that says something about who I am afterall. I find it fun and entertaining to teach difficult subjects through exotic methods and stories and people seem to also have fun while I do so.I believe in the union between science and human values (read fun) and I often work and participate in non-profit organization and projects which aim to bring culture and scientific knowledge.
Michael is a passionate full-stack developer and has been working in the IT industry for more than 15 years. Companies from the gaming industry, online advertising, automotive and real estate sectors appreciate his dedicated approach to the design and implementation of complex, distributed systems and web applications based on the latest web technologies (C#, .NET and Microsoft Azure).
With over 14 years of experience in leading software teams and designing, developing, and maintaining software applications across various technical environments and business domains, Hamase Kasiri's expertise lies in understanding and managing stakeholder needs and translating them into technical requirements. She excels at managing, organising, and prioritising technical and functional demands to ensure timely project completion. Passionate about process optimisation through agile methodology, she constantly seeks innovative approaches and modern technologies to enhance team performance and deliver exceptional value to stakeholders.
Anna Leushchenko is a mobile development expert, passionate about quality software, from Ukraine. She is Google Developer Expert in Dart and Flutter, and Women Techmakers Ambassador. Anna talks and blogs about cross-platform development, contributes to OSS, and mentors talented women in tech.
Markus Harrer is a software engineer who's passionate about improving the way we do software development. He specialized in the analysis of software data such as source code, application performance data or version control repositories to show the underlying problems of the symptoms we face on the surface.
Daniel is a core team member of Nuxt - previously a CTO of a SaaS startup. His open-source work has a focus in the Vue.js and Nuxt ecosystems and he's involved in consultancy with companies around the world, particularly around JAMstack, serverless and software architecture. He's based in the North East of England where he lives with his family, three cats, and a dog.
Software engineer with years of experience in full stack development, DevOps and data engineering.Instructed a year long full stack development course and helped students get their first roles.Spoke in current and previous work environments around several subjects such as K8S, AWS, programming paradigms, programming languages and in conferences such as DevGeekWeek.Eager to teach and learn from other professionals around the world.
Lorenzo is a computer engineer passionate about Scala development. He is involved in many open source Scala projects and maintains libraries downloaded millions of times every month. Lorenzo Joined Codacy five years ago as linters maintainer and now helps building the DevOps Intelligence Platform to help engineers manage their code quality.
Wesley is a Coding Architect at Xpirit in Belgium, where he helps organizations to build better applications, helps teams to improve their skills and organizes workshops to share his knowledge.He's also a Microsoft Azure MVP, crew member at Techorama, board member of the VISUG meetup in Belgium and speaker at conferences and meetups.
“A soldering iron in one hand and a 5 year vision in the other”George is a designer, engineer and technologist, inventing future product interfaces with a prototype-everything attitude.He dives deep into technology and engineering without ever losing sight of the experience, working with global technology and mobility brands to deliver advanced R&D projects with emotional hardware interactions.George lectures internationally on design masters courses in Salzburg, Delft and New York, plus occasional conference talks (TEDx, IXDA, FITC, Ars Electronica).