Join the World’s Largest Developers Congress

6th & 7th June | CityCube Berlin

Front Line of Emerging Technologies

Program Pillars

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress has something for everybody. We cover all tastes and tech stacks, with a variety of workshopspanels, and keynotes to set you up with the knowledge and skills to excel in your career.

Constructing
Worlds

Building end-to-end Software Solutions
Languages & Frameworks, UX, Mobile, Cloud

Applying
Disruption

Emerging technologies
Blockchain, AI

Unchaining
Engineering

Hardware & Embedded Engineering
IoT, AR/VR, Mobility, Robotics, Gaming

Controlling
Complexity

Mastering ecosystems
Quality Engineering, DevOps, Security

Coding
Society

Principles, culture & responsibility
Teams & Culture, Coding & Ethics, Education

Cutting Edge Sessions with Tech Pioneers and Legends

Speakers

Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster, Speaker, Author - Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Gary Kasparov was born in Azerbaijan on April 13, 1963. He started playing chess at age 6. He was named the international grandmaster in 1980. He narrowly defeated Anatoly Karpov in 1985 making him the youngest official world chess champion. He formed the Professional Chess Association in 1993 and in 1996 defeated “Deep Blue,” an IBM chess computer. He retired from competition in 2005.

Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster, Speaker, Author - Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Rasmus Lerdorf

Inventor of PHP

25 Years of PHP
Theme:Constructing Worlds

PHP has been around for almost as long as the Web. 25 years!
Join me for a fun look at the highlights (and lowlights) of this crazy trip. But I will also be trying to convince you to upgrade your PHP version. The performance alone should be enough, if not, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve to try to win you over. Performance optimization, static analysis, zero-cost profiling, dead code elimination and escape analysis are just some of the concepts that will be covered along with a preview of new features coming in future versions.

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

Rasmus Lerdorf
Inventor of PHP

Joel Spolsky

CEO, Stack Overflow

Joel Spolsky, CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow, is a globally recognized expert on software development and is known by developers around the world for his website, Joel on Software, which has been translated into over 30 languages. In 2000, he founded his first company, Fog Creek Software, which creates project management tools for software developers, including Trello, which was acquired by Atlassian in 2017. Previously, Joel worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, where he developed an internet client used bymillions. He has written three books, including Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007) and worked as a contributing editor for Inc. magazine. Joel graduated from Yale University with a computer science degree.

Joel Spolsky
CEO, Stack Overflow

Brenda Romero

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

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

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

John Romero

Game Designer & Programmer, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D

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

John Romero
Game Designer & Programmer, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, Mastering Bitcoin

Thoughts on The Future of Programmable Money
Theme:Applying disruption

About Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world.In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly Media), widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, unveiled the “why” of bitcoin—and became a bestseller on Amazon— and led to the wildly successful follow-up The Internet of Money Volume Two. His fourth book, Mastering Ethereum (O’Reilly Media) was published in December of 2018.He is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia, serves on the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and has appeared as an expert witness in hearings around the world, including the Australian Senate Banking Committee and the Canadian Senate Commerce, Banking and Finance Committee.To learn more about Andreas and his work, visit his website at antonopoulos.com.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Author, Mastering Bitcoin

Brie Code

CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Brie Code
CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Ben Vinegar

VP of Engineering, Sentry

Ben Vinegar is the VP Engineering at Sentry, an open source product that helps teams surface and fix production software issues. He's also the co-author of Third-party JavaScript, a contributor to O’Reilly’s Beautiful JavaScript, and an occasional conference speaker.

Ben Vinegar
VP of Engineering, Sentry

David Schwartz

Chief Technology Officer, Ripple

Blockchain Beyond the Hype
Theme:Applying disruption

The impact of blockchain is undeniable. From payments to avocado farms, the world is seeking to put everything on the blockchain as this decentralized technology matures and reaches the masses.

A respected voice in the crypto community, Ripple’s David Schwartz, aka “JoelKatz,” is an original architect of the XRP network––and invented one of the earliest distributed computer systems in 1991, nearly two decades before the bitcoin white paper was published by Satoshi Nakamoto.

In this presentation, David will address cryptography, distributed ledger technology, and how blockchain is changing the foundation of our global economic system. Let the second era of the internet - the Internet of Value - begin!

About David Schwartz
David Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer. He developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz,” he is a respected voice in the digital currency community.

David Schwartz
Chief Technology Officer, Ripple

Alina Denisenko

Tech Lead, N26

Seeding culture in new locations during hypergrowth
Theme:Coding Society

Hypergrowth doesn’t come easy. Even more so if you're two aspiring Tech Leads thrown in the deep end and asked to help open a new office. You can bet there will be drama, frustration, failure, confusion, but also accelerated learning and blissful success. One of the biggest challenges you’ll face will be building a strong, autonomous, team; a hurdle that requires you to step up as an Operator, Leader and Coach.

This is the story of how we helped scale our company to new heights and new locations, and the pitfalls and successes we gathered along the way. We’ll cover challenges in hiring, onboarding, forming teams and driving people, setting up processes while keeping the culture we had back home, dealing with distributed communication and creating buzz around our tech brand in Barcelona.

About Alina Denisenko
Alina has been working as a Backend Software Engineer for the last 8 years, 3 of which were at N26. She is on a journey of switching roles, from Senior Software Engineer to Tech Lead. She is a Software Engineer with solid experience in large scale software development, and particularly passionate about software development processes, technologies and security.

Alina Denisenko
Tech Lead, N26

Jan Ramm

CTO, MyTaxi

Jan Ramm joined mytaxi in 2010 as Head of Software Architecture. He was responsible for building up the development teams for backend, apps as well as the overall software architecture. In 2014, he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and was instrumental in the successful integration of the hailo technology platform into the mytaxi tech stack in 2016. Prior to joining mytaxi, Ramm worked as a Web Developer for the consulting agency SKP AG and as a freelancer for the online travel company Opodo. He studied Computer Science at the University of Applied Science in Wedel.

Jan Ramm
CTO, MyTaxi

Catherine Bischoff

Chief Relationship Officer, Factory Berlin

Catherine Bischoff is the Chief Relationship Officer at Factory Berlin, a culture, community, and space driven by the power of connection. As the heart of the Berlin startup ecosystem, Factory Berlin provides the right tools and networks for startups to scale and flourish. As the lead on strategic partnerships, she works with founders, investors, corporates, accelerators and academic institutions to develop dynamic programs for a fast-changing Germany and global impact. Prior to Factory Berlin, Catherine managed international programs and global partnerships for the University of Waterloo’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. She also supported FTSE-500 companies, startups, and governments with business development in France, the Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S.Catherine brings her global mindset to the German innovation landscape and is passionate about forming collaborative opportunities between old and new economies, as well as creative entrepreneurs from all sectors.

Catherine Bischoff
Chief Relationship Officer, Factory Berlin

Steve Wozniak
at WeAreDevelopers World Congress ’18


Hard to Believe! This is the largest group I’ve ever been in front of. Honored to be here, all the people I’m meeting just remind me of myself!

Experience the Magic of Software Development

Why you should attend

  • Improve your coding skills and dive into new technologies in over 250 sessions and workshops
  • Learn best practices from industry experts
  • Meet tech pioneers such as Rasmus Lerdorf, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Garry Kasparov, Brenda Romero, John Romero and many more
  • Exchange your knowledge with 10,000 other developers
  • Network with cutting-edge tech brands at the developers playground & expo
  • Get inspiration in the startup village and the startup pitching sessions
  • Use the conference for team building and have fun at the outdoor area and official afterparty (it’s gonna be great)

Brenda Romero
Game Designer


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

Your Ticket includes:

  • Admission to both congress days
  • Access to 250+ sessions on the Main Stage and 7 Topic Stages (Keynotes, Talks, Panels)
  • Access to workshops (pre-registration required / limited seats)
  • Access to the Developers Playground with hundreds of tech brands and outdoor area
  • Startup Village and Pitching sessions
  • Recorded talks
  • Network with the official congress app
  • Admission to the official afterparty

Tickets

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Diversity

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