Join the World’s Largest Developers Congress

6 & 7 June | CityCube Berlin

Topics at the World Congress

Front Line of Emerging Technologies

Our program is built to map all major aspects in the lifecycle of software development. Constructing Worlds covers the process of conceiving, designing and programming software covering UX/UI, languages & frameworks and infrastructure. As projects grow it gets harder to keep all the moving parts in mind. It’s time to start Controlling Complexity covering quality engineering, DevOps and security topics.

When traditional business methods fail it’s time for Applying Disruption and use emerging technologies to build dramatic and game changing innovations. Sometimes you discover that screens are not enough and you are Unchaining Engineering and start building IoT systems, extend the screen with AR/VR or build self driving cars. The increasing power of technology also raises serious questions. Coding Society covers ethical implications of emerging technologies, education and culture.

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

Speakers

Cutting Edge Sessions with Tech Pioneers and Legends

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

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

Leah Culver

Co-founder and CTO, Breaker

Leah Culver
Co-founder and CTO, Breaker

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

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

Philipp Krenn

Developer 🥑, Elastic

Hands-On ModSecurity and Logging
Theme:Controlling Complexity

This talk combines two of the OWASP top ten security risks:

* Injections (A1:2017): We are using a simple application that is exploitable by injection and will then secure it with ModSecurity.
* Insufficient Logging & Monitoring (A10:2017): We are logging and monitoring the application both with and without ModSecurity with the open source Elastic Stack.

To make it more interactive the audience has to do the injections, which we are then live monitoring and mitigating with ModSecurity.

About Philipp Krenn
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 open source Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.

Philipp Krenn
Developer 🥑, Elastic

Mike Acton

Principal Engineer, Unity Technologies

Mike Acton has worked on game engines for over 20 years including as the Engine Director of Insomniac Games for more than 10 years. He has learned hard lessons about what it takes to produce some of the highest quality work in the space and what is needed to meet those requirements. Mike is at Unity to make that possible for more people by helping to democratize data-oriented programming so that teams everywhere can achieve things only previously possible by a few dedicated groups. Mike edits in vi and prefers spaces to tabs.
Mike believes strongly in the importance of giving back to our community. None of us could have done our jobs well without relying on the work of others and those giants that came before us, and we have a duty to return that favor.

Mike Acton
Principal Engineer, Unity Technologies

Matias Niemelä

Software Engineer, Google

The Future of Angular
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Angular is a web application platform developed by Google and helps web developers build performant and versatile web applications. Angular is better suited than ever to take on the technical challenges that modern web applications require.

In this talk we'll explore the most recent changes that have landed for Angular developers and where the framework is headed. We'll explore aspects such as Project Ivy, Server Side Rendering, advances in our tooling, and the exciting future of Angular.

About Matias Niemelä
Matias is a long time Angular core team member and a Software Engineer working at Google.
Matias has been building web applications for over half his life and is driven to craft beautiful UX experiences and engaging interactions on the web. Day-to-day, anything and everything involving rendering, styling, animations and developer ergonomics are all important aspects of Angular that Matias works on as part of the Angular team.

Matias Niemelä
Software Engineer, Google

Corinne Vigreux

Co-Founder, TomTom

Corinne Vigreux is a Co-Founder of TomTom, the navigation and map-making company that continues to design and develop cutting edge technologies solving mobility problems and addressing the challenges of autonomous driving and smart cities.Voted as one of the top fifty most inspirational women in European tech (www.inspiringfifty.com), Corinne champions women in the workforce and passionately advocates for improved social mobility through education.Corinne has just founded Codam (www.codam.nl), a not for profit coding college based on the famous Ecole 42 curriculum and ethos. Codam opened its doors in September 2018 in the heart of Amsterdam.Corinne is a member of the supervisory board of takeaway.com NV and Groupe ILIAD in France, member of the advisory board on Mass Transit of SNCF Transilien, member of the supervisory board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and advisor to the Amsterdam Economic Board. She is chair on the trustee board of the Sofronie foundation (www.sofronie.org).Corinne was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau in 2016.

Corinne Vigreux
Co-Founder, TomTom

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer & Futurist – Technology & Innovation Strategy, SAP

Martin Wezowski works as Chief Designer and Futurist for SAP’s Technology & Innovation strategy team. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systemic design to define innovation visions and strategies. Right now, he is on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. He crafts future outlooks, concepts, products, defines and runs innovation frameworks to find out what’s next and beyond for SAP’s cast ecosystem and the future of work. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary” (“Handelsblatt”).

Martin Wezowski
Chief Designer & Futurist – Technology & Innovation Strategy, SAP

Easter Bunny

🐇Chief Easter Officer, Easter Bunny Ltd.

🐰Easter Bunny is rewarding you with the 50% discount!
Theme:Applying disruption

Eggcellent! You found the easter egg. Your reward is a 50% off discount code. Use the code ESTR50 to get your ticket for only € 99. See you 6th - 7th of June!

About Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. Easter Bunny's main responsibility is to hide things and he did his best on our Webpage and hid 7 ticket discount codes. Can you find them?

Easter Bunny
🐇Chief Easter Officer, Easter Bunny Ltd.

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!

Workshops

Experience the magic of development

Let’s be honest: attending workshops can be dull. BUT – not here, not with us, not with WeAreDevelopers! We combine expert knowledge with entertainment and industry know-how to deliver the workshops that will allow you to

  • Improve your skills
  • Deep-dive into new realities
  • Learn from the best
  • Rise to new levels!

Join us at WeAreDevelopers and experience bleeding-edge workshops!

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!

Diversity

We are all equal

We support Diversity!

At WeAreDevelopers, we firmly believe that everyone must be treated equally, irrespective of the background, place of origin, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs and mindset. Our congress is designed in a way that every attendee feels welcome.

Better be fast

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World Congress Pass includes:

Admission to both days

Access to all keynotes

Access to 96 workshops (pre-registration required)

Admission to the official afterparty

Entry to the expo area

Free co-working space

Startup Pitching

Congress goodies

Access to the official recorded talks