WeAreDevelopers Vienna Congress 2019

28th & 29th November | Hofburg Vienna
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Cloud, AI, Blockchain & IoT

WeAreDevelopers Vienna Congress 2019 will focus on cloud, artificial intelligence, blockchain and internet of things and will connect the community with the industry. Join and find out what the latest trends and topics in the tech industry are and get inspired for your big thing.

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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

Paradigm shift in interaction design
Theme:Applying disruption

About Brie Code
Brie Code is the CEO and creative director of TRU LUV, a Toronto-based studio that makes AI companions. TRU LUV’s companions are built on a framework of deepening friendship, not increasing challenge or complexity, to help you unwind and achieve your goals. Previously Brie was a lead programmer at Ubisoft Montreal on the soft, ethereal game Child of Light and three Assassin's Creed games. TRU LUV’s first companion, #SelfCare, is one of Apple’s Best of 2018 Trends of the Year selections.

Brie Code
CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

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

Ashish Kuthiala

Director, Product Marketing, GitLab

Ashish Kuthiala is the Director of Product Marketing at GitLab Inc., a company based on the GitLab open-source project. Prior to this role, Ashish was Director of Global Strategy and Marketing for the Enterprise DevOps and Agile portfolio offerings at HP Software (acquired by Micro Focus) and led the launch of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s DevOps market strategy across its four major business units (Software, Cloud, Enterprise Group, and Enterprise Services), unifying the $50b diverse portfolio offering into a single go to market motion.Ashish has led teams across diverse functions including Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, Program management, R&D for building out and rolling enterprise-grade software solutions for portfolio management and planning, application lifecycle management, testing, delivery, and IT Operations.Ashish brings a broad range of experience from his various roles in large global companies, startup ventures, and consulting firms. Prior to GitLab Inc. and Hewlett Packard, Ashish held leadership positions of Director and Vice President in Electric Cloud and AccelOps, both venture-backed startups. Ashish has a diverse international background having grown up in 7 countries and is fluent in multiple languages. Ashish, who is based in Austin, TX, has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and holds MS and BS degrees in Computer Science and Engineering.

Ashish Kuthiala
Director, Product Marketing, GitLab

Johannes Schaback

Founder of alphalist and Visual Meta (LadenZeile.de), Board Member & CTO at Home24

Johannes is a Tech-Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. He discovered his love for computer since at the age of sixteen when he started coding. He studied at the TU Berlin and graduated in 2007 with honours. As part of a double diploma agreement, he completed a Master of Science (Computer Science) at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. In 2008 he decided to become an employee of the startup incubator Rocket Internet, which lead to the formation of Visual Meta and thus LadenZeile.de. Today he still manages the company, as one of three managing directors. Further, he is one of the three founders of alphalist and is also active as a business angel to support young digital companies in Berlin, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, big data and e-commerce.

Johannes Schaback
Founder of alphalist and Visual Meta (LadenZeile.de), Board Member & CTO at Home24

Kevin Jones

Global Consulting Engineer, NGINX, Inc.

How to architect your application infrastructure for effective API delivery
Theme:Applying disruption

APIs are changing the way we build applications and changing the way we expose data, both inside and outside our organizations. But what is the most efficient and effective way to deliver these APIs? That’s the job of the API gateway. In this session, we will look at different deployment patterns for API gateways, including:
● The centralized, edge gateway
● The multi-layer gateway
● Microgateways, sidecars and service mesh

We discuss how the implementation and consumption of your API can (and should) influence the selection of the most appropriate API gateway pattern when it comes to production deployment. As the world’s number one API gateway, delivering the vast majority of today’s API traffic, learn from our experience in this space, and how to ensure that your API management platform provides the optimum deployment pattern for your APIs.

About Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones is an Artist and Geek-turned-Engineer passionate about technology, teaching others and helping businesses increase their architectural acumen.As a Global Consulting Engineer at NGINX Inc, he is responsible for helping clients reach their technology goals, build solutions that solve problems and in turn achieve digital transformation.When he isn’t working you’ll find Kevin doing photography, flying his drone and making small films.

Kevin Jones
Global Consulting Engineer, NGINX, Inc.

Michael Plagge

Senior Business Development Manager, Alibaba Cloud Germany

Michael Plagge
Senior Business Development Manager, Alibaba Cloud Germany

Sascha Dittmann

Cloud Solution Architect (Advanced Analytics & AI), Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Sascha Dittmann is working as a Cloud Solution Architect (Advanced Analytics & AI) at Microsoft. In his role he supports customers to implement successful cloud solutions. His focus is on software development for Microsoft Azure, Big Data as well as Data Science. Before he joined Microsoft in 2015, he was working for Ernst & Young as a Software Developer (13 years) and Solution Architect (3 years). During this time he founded the community website cloudbloggers.de, as well as the user groups .NET Stammtischs Rheinhessen and Xamarin User Group Frankfurt. He's an author of several technical articles and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences. Between 2012 and 2015 he received 4 Microsoft MVP awards for Microsoft Azure.

Sascha Dittmann
Cloud Solution Architect (Advanced Analytics & AI), Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Max Amordeluso

Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

How Building for Voice Differs from Developing for a Screen
Theme:Applying disruption

Voice is natural, voice is ours and we don’t have to think about it when using it. The conversation applications you develop are compared to human-to-human conversation and that is a high bar to meet. Join us to learn what works (and what does not) when developing Voice Users Interfaces.

About Max Amordeluso
Max Amordeluso is the Lead Evangelist for Amazon Alexa in Europe. His main mission is to introduce Alexa to European developers, and demonstrate how they can build natural and delightful voice experiences for customers. Max has held several technical leadership roles during a career spanning over 15 years—prior to his current role he led the teams that brought Alexa Skills Kit to United Kingdom and Germany, and spent the previous two years leading the Solutions Architects team for Amazon Web Services in Europe. Max is passionate about topics including Human Computer Interaction, the Internet of Things and the materialization of science fiction predictions.

Max Amordeluso
Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Aygul Zagidullina

Assistant GDE, GDG London

Tech for Good: Making a Difference with Google Assistant
Theme:Applying disruption

It takes a little help from everyone — activists, engineers, and designers — to make the world a better place. Every day, there are new examples of how voice technology is being used to solve the world's problems. Companies around the world are bringing attention to social issues and using technology to fix them. In this talk, we’ll explore various ways to use the power of the Google Assistant for the benefit of people and society to solve the world’s most enduring challenges and generate positive social impact, and how you too can start building apps that make a difference.

About Aygul Zagidullina
Dr. Aygul Zagidullina is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Google Assistant based in London, UK. Her work experience includes Google, Todoist, MotaWord. She holds a PhD in quantum chemistry and prior to Google dedicated 6 years to scientific research at the University of Stuttgart. Aygul is a very active member of the London digital ecosystem and has been involved in many innovative projects. She is a Google Developer Group (GDG)/ Women Techmakers (WTM) London lead, Google Launchpad mentor, Google Product Expert (PE)/ Trusted Tester (TT), and UK STEM Ambassador. Aygul has been a distinguished speaker at numerous international industry events in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Italy, France, UAE, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Georgia, Belarus, Russia. She was named as one of The NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry in 2013.

Aygul Zagidullina
Assistant GDE, GDG London

Angelo Laub

Founder, Mjam.at

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

Angelo Laub
Founder, Mjam.at

Kaan Mamikoglu

Firebase GDE, GDG London

Tech for Good: Making a Difference with Google Assistant
Theme:Applying disruption

It takes a little help from everyone — activists, engineers, and designers — to make the world a better place. Every day, there are new examples of how voice technology is being used to solve the world's problems. Companies around the world are bringing attention to social issues and using technology to fix them. In this talk, we’ll explore various ways to use the power of the Google Assistant for the benefit of people and society to solve the world’s most enduring challenges and generate positive social impact, and how you too can start building apps that make a difference.

About Kaan Mamikoglu
Kaan Mamikoglu is a mobile software engineer and a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Firebase based in London, UK. As an active community builder, he has co-organized a lot of developer events in the UK and Turkey such as DevFests, Android Developer Days’, Android Study Jams, and has been a distinguished speaker at many international industry events in the US, UK, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Belarus, Romania, UAE, Turkey, Georgia. Besides being a Google Developer Group (GDG) London lead, he is a Google Product Expert (TC) for Google Play and a Google Local Guide. Kaan is passionate about exploring new technologies and traveling around the world.

Kaan Mamikoglu
Firebase GDE, GDG London

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