Have a look at our program

6th & 7th June | CityCube Berlin

Have a look at our program

6 & 7 June | CityCube Berlin

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Welcome by WeAreDevelopers Founders & Factory Berlin

Garry Kasparov
09:40 - 10:30
09:40 - 10:30
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Garry Kasparov

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.

Dorothee Bär
10:30 - 10:45
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Volkswagen’s journey towards a software-driven company – challenges, chances and successes
11:00 - 11:45
Peter Garzarelle & Nils Heuer
11:00 - 11:45
Main Stage

In his keynote, Peter Garzarella, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development, will be talking about Volkswagen’s journey in software development. He will take a deep dive into the topics Controlling Complexity and Coding Society. You will learn more about the history of Software Development at Volkswagen, modern software solutions in factories and future plants. And of course – Volkswagen’s worldwide Software Development Centers, with its working methods and current projects. In the second half of the keynote, Peter Garzarella and Nils Heuer, Global Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, will talk about the cooperation between Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services. As these seemingly different companies embark on their joint journey to develop the Industrial Cloud, new challenges arise around engineering and management. In an initiative with the goal to standardize, deeply integrate and combine the IT at the production level of machinery, equipment and systems across all 122 production plants of the Volkswagen Group, traditional IT development approaches reach their limits. How do both companies work together successfully and align their work styles to tackle these challenges?

Peter Garzarella

Peter Garzarella

Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development

Peter Garzarella joined the Porsche after working in Internet Service Provider Business and started his automotive career in the Networking Group – International Network department in 2001. After 10 years at Porsche, he started his journey at the Volkswagen Group in Enterprise Architecture Management. He went back to his tech roots in 2015 and founded the Volkswagen Digital:Lab in Berlin – focusing on Software again. Today, as the Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development, he continues to build software and Software Development Centers all over the world.

Nils Heuer

Nils Heuer

Global Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

As a Solutions Architect in Amazon Web Services’ Global Accounts team, Nils advises organizations on the technology and processes of their journey to the cloud. He is passionate about shaping the impact of culture and communication on technology teams. Before joining AWS, Nils held consulting roles at Google, HP and several startups.

Lukasz Gadowski, Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY
11:50 - 12:20

Lunch Break
12:20 - 13:20

The Quake Postmortem: The End of the Original Id
13:20 - 14:05
John Romero
13:20 - 14:05
Main Stage

With the release of DOOM and DOOM II, id software were masters of mayhem, riding high and unstoppable. They would soon begin work on Quake, an ambitious truly 3D FPS that would seek, once again, to redefine the state of the art. Released in 1996, Quake introduced the world to 3D mouse look, 60fps 3D texture-mapped rendering with lighting, and internet multiplayer with a client/server architecture. With its release came the birth of eSports as clans and competitions sprung up worldwide. Over twenty years later, it is still acknowledged as one of gaming’s masterworks. In this talk, id co-founder and Quake designer John Romero takes the audience through the rollercoaster that was Quake’s creation and reveals why it brought about the end of the original id.

John Romero

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.

Building World Class Companies
14:10 - 14:55
Joel Spolsky
14:10 - 14:55
Main Stage

In his keynote, Joel will share stories about building Fog Creek Software, Trello (which sold to Atlassian), and Stack Overflow. Today, Stack Overflow is an invaluable resource to nearly every developer in the world and one of the 50 most popular websites globally. He will tie stories and anecdotes about his ventures together around how they've impacted, and continue to impact, the developer community.

Joel Spolsky

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.

Flutter - Google’s latest innovation for mobile, web, and desktop apps
15:00 - 15:45
Martin Aguinis & Matt Sullivan
15:00 - 15:45
Main Stage

Flutter is redefining how developers make apps for mobile, web, and desktop. This session will introduce Flutter, show live coding a Flutter app on-stage, deep dive on what’s been announced at Google I/O and provide a look at the product’s future.

Martin Aguinis

Martin Aguinis

Marketing Lead, Flutter, Google

Martin Aguinis leads Marketing for Flutter. He is part of the Google Developer Marketing group based in Mountain View, California. Before Flutter, Martin founded his own companies and also worked in the YouTube team on Virtual Reality. Martin is originally from Buenos Aires and loves to travel

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

Developer Relations Lead, Flutter, Google

Matt leads the DevRel team for Flutter and writes loads of Flutter code.

Eventbrite’s 13-Year Technical Evolution: Transforming a Simple Product into a True Platform
15:50 - 16:35
Renaud Visage
15:50 - 16:35
Main Stage

During this fireside chat, Nicholas Goubert, VP Digital Services at Native Instruments, will interview Renaud Visage, Eventbrite’s founding technical architect, to hear first-hand how he navigated pitfalls and opportunities throughout Eventbrite’s 13-year evolution from a simple web product to the powerful global ticketing and event technology platform it is today. In this session, you’ll hear what it took to develop the company’s first API in 2008, build a scalable product, and overhaul a developer portal experience.

Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage

Co-Founder & CTO, Eventbrite

Renaud Visage is the founding technical architect of Eventbrite. With engineering degrees from Cornell University (USA) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), Renaud started his career as an environmental consultant.
Fascinated by the Internet, Renaud joined Internet photo-sharing pioneer, Zing Networks, as Director of Engineering in 2000. Zing was funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and later acquired by Sony ImageStation. In 2006, he joined forces with Kevin & Julia Hartz to found Eventbrite.
Renaud anticipated several fundamental shifts in the way we use the internet – including the arrival of social media, big data analysis, the shift to mobile devices as first screens and the ubiquity of APIs – and leveraged their disruptive power to Eventbrite’s advantage, fuelling the company’s growth into power globally ticketing and event technology platform it is today. In 2014, Renaud was included in Wired UK's Top 100 digital influencers in Europe.

Brie Code, CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV
16:40 - 17:10
Brie Code

Heartificial Intelligence - Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines
17:15 - 17:45
John C. Havens
17:15 - 17:45
Main Stage

To reimagine business in the age of AI, we need ethically aligned design to ensure we don't become creatures of our own device(s). Join John C. Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems as he explores the question: How will machines know what we value if we don't know ourselves?

John C. Havens

John C. Havens

Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

John C. Havens is Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems that has two primary outputs – the creation and iteration of a body of work known as Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the recommendation of ideas for Standards Projects focused on prioritizing ethical considerations in A/IS. Currently there are fourteen approved Standards Working Groups in the IEEE P7000™ series. John is also the Executive Director of The Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI), a program created by The IEEE Standards Association and The MIT Media lab to proliferate the ideals of responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity prioritizing people and the planet over profit and productivity. Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli and a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is author of the books, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Constructing Worlds
Constructing Worlds
Scaling autonomy in a fintech unicorn - engineering lessons learned
11:00 - 11:30
Alvar Lumberg
11:00 - 11:30
Constructing Worlds

TransferWise has grown from 10 to 300 software engineers in five years and gone from three to 40+ product teams. In this talk, one of the early Engineering Leads at TransferWise will explain the concept of autonomous product teams and how that has helped the company grow without losing velocity. The upside will be balanced by lessons learned. When our product started gaining traction, it became clear that not all product decisions can be made by our CEO or CPO. We didn’t even expect to be able to hire enough talented product owners to make all product calls. We did believe in continuous improvement and customer-centric, metrics-driven lean product development. By giving our engineers ownership of a domain and practices for identifying opportunities and measuring progress, we’ve been able to delegate product decisions to the people actually making product improvements.

Alvar Lumberg

Alvar Lumberg

Engineering Lead, TransferWise

Alvar Lumberg is one of the first software engineers at TransferWise and currently heads the KYC development, Infrastructure and IT teams. He also actively participates in employer branding and recruitment efforts.
TransferWise is a financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. TransferWise customers send over £3bn every month using the service, saving themselves £3m every day. It’s attracted $397m from investors such as world’s largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and Sir Richard Branson.
Prior to TransferWise Alvar built CRM and online banking systems in Swedbank and co-founded a Masters’ Program on Design and Development of Virtual Environments. He’s worked as a software development consultant and is an active member of Estonian startup and software development community.

Getting the most out of JavaScript errors
11:35 - 12:20
Ben Vinegar
11:35 - 12:20
Constructing Worlds

Ben Vinegar

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.

Lunch Break
12:20 - 13:20

Modelling Marketplaces with GraphQL
13:20 - 13:50
Thorsten Schaeff
13:20 - 13:50
Constructing Worlds

Multi-sided marketplaces and software platforms have some complex data relationships including transactions, transfers, commission, fees, payouts, buyers, sellers, and potentially many more. In this talk, we look at how we can utilize GraphQL with its descriptive schema definition language, and tooling ecosystem in combination with the Stripe marketplace payments APIs to break down the complexities involved in building and running a platform business model.

Thorsten Schaeff

Thorsten Schaeff

Integration Engineer, Stripe

Thorsten Schaeff is an Integration Engineer and Developer Advocate at Stripe working with some of the world's largest marketplaces and open-source e-commerce platforms. Stripe's mission is to increase the GDP of the internet by enabling developers to build delightful payment experiences for their users, via APIs, developer tools and libraries.

Architecting scalable serverless applications with GraphQL API using Hasura
13:55 - 14:25
Vladimir Novick
13:55 - 14:25
Constructing Worlds

Virtual and augmented realities overlay or merge digital and real worlds. In that sense, they create different dimensions or alternate universes. But how should humans interact with them? The user experience is so different from the one we are used to in digital media. In this talk, we will look at the present and future of user interactions in digital realities and will discuss the psychology behind the techniques that are currently or will probably be used in the future.

Vladimir Novick

Vladimir Novick

Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Developer advocate at hasura.io, Google Developer Expert, consultant, worldwide speaker, published author, host of the 3factorRadio podcast and OSS contributor. Currently, Vladimir works with Web, Mobile, VR, AR, and IoT technologies and advocates the use of GraphQL and serverless architectures as well as functional languages such as ReasonML.

I need my data ASAP - real-time serverless applications
14:30 - 15:00
Jakub Holak
14:30 - 15:00
Constructing Worlds

Traditional backend development is changing, and serverless will change it even more - creating applications with rich client-side code and heavy use of cloud services is the future of app development. I believe that serverless means not only function as a service, that runs our code on demand. Serverless can be much more - by combining cloud-based services we can build rich apps fast. You need to get on this train now, and I want to show that we can create service-full apps with real-time data delivery using public cloud services - almost codeless.

Jakub Holak

Jakub Holak

Lead Front End Developer, Nordcloud

Jakub is a seasoned javascript developer, currently leading UI development of internal products at Nordcloud. Although for many years his main area of focus was UI development, he believes that the future of web development will be written using rich client apps and servicefull backends. Big serverless enthusiast, certified AWS Developer. Being a part of the R&D department gives him the ability to work with cutting edge public cloud tech stacks on a daily basis.

How to architect your application infrastructure for effective API delivery
15:05 - 15:35
Kevin Jones
15:05 - 15:35
Constructing Worlds

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
● Microgateway, 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.

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Global Consulting Engineer, NGINX, Inc.

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.

Turning the web stack upside down— rethinking how data flows through systems
15:40 - 16:10
Paolo Negri
15:40 - 16:10
Constructing Worlds

With a background in developing backends for online games, Paolo has spent much of his career thinking about how data flows through systems. Recent trends in software development, such as GraphQL and static site generators, show surprising parallels to strategies used in designing gaming servers. In this talk, Paolo will examine how data flows through a classical, request-driven architecture, how GraphQL and static site generators challenge that classical architecture, and what lessons we can learn from them for system architecture.
Take away:
● Your assumptions about when data has to be fetched and where it should be stored are likely wrong
● Pre-computing and frequently updating information can be a great strategy
● Consider an event-driven architecture instead of a request-driven one

Paolo Negri

Paolo Negri

CTO and Co-Founder, Contentful

In 2006, Paolo left native Milan for London to be a part of the cloud revolution. He led the bid management development team at Forward, one of the fastest growing companies in the UK at the time, and later helped to scale the website of Autoscout24, the largest European car search engine. In 2010, Paolo joined the social gaming company Wooga, where he resolved Wooga's massive scaling issues and oversaw a 10X traffic growth spurt over his 2-year tenure. In 2012, Paolo met Sascha and founded Contentful. Paolo holds an Engineering Management degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Interactive 3D Web Mapping
16:15 - 16:45
Ignacio Julve Castro
16:15 - 16:45
Constructing Worlds

HERE Technologies is in the early stages of developing a new web-based, open-source 3D map visualization framework called harp.gl. Flexible and customizable, the engine will eventually allow you to build a fully interactive and compelling map data visualization application. In this introductory session, we will talk about why we created this engine, how it works, what you can currently do with it, and what exciting features are coming next.

Ignacio Julve Castro

Ignacio Julve Castro

Engineering Manager, HERE Technologies

Ignacio is an Engineering Manager at HERE Technologies, where he focusses on Cloud Services and Web Rendering. He is a strong advocate on being close to the real problems and getting his hands dirty. Trying always to face issues from the customer point of view so that the team works on the right topics.

Git Fu Developing
16:50 - 17:20
Sebastian Feldmann
16:50 - 17:20
Constructing Worlds

Everybody was Git Fu developing, those bugs came fast as lightning. In fact, it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert rebasing. There were funky developers from funky everywhere. They were merging bend up, they where merging bend down. It is a special developer art, and everybody knew their part. For my friend, ain’t your head detached, then I'm guiding you to a clean state. Everybody was Git Fu developing, those problems were solved as fast as lightning. Want to sing along and master your Git Fu? Listen to this lecture by Sensei Sebastian.

Sebastian Feldmann

Sebastian Feldmann

Lead Technical Advisor, CHECK24

Sebastian lives in Munich and Cologne supporting teams at CHECK24 developing software. He started programming with BASIC on the C64 and moved over Assembler and C to languages like PHP and JavaScript. With roughly 20 years of PHP experience, he specialized in enterprise web applications. He is passionate about automation, performance and maintainable code.Sebastian is an open source contributor and maintainer of the php backup utility phpbu and a git hook library called CaptainHook.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Constructing Worlds 2.0
Constructing Worlds 2.0
Migrating our micro services from Java to Kotlin - yet another awesome journey
11:00 - 11:30
Björn Wendland
11:00 - 11:30
Constructing Worlds 2.0

This talk elaborates our awesome journey migrate all our microservices from Java to Kotlin. We will take a closer look at the challenges we faced as a team and the impact on our day to day work in an agile environment and how we overcame technical hurdles integrating with Spring Boot and introducing async workflows using Kotlin coroutines. Finally, we discuss at the actual benefits that we gained by moving all our micro-services to Kotlin and do a critical review of our journey and an outlook at things to come.

Björn Wendland

Björn Wendland

Full Stack Developer, METRONOM

Björn is a Full Stack Developer at METRONOM, Clean Code Evangelist, Dev Coach and part of the - in his eyes - best vertical ever: Payments. They contribute in setting the pace in technology by challenging their own solution, its architecture and its implementation every day.

A new and smart way to develop cloud-native microservices - MicroProfile
11:35 - 12:05
Emily Jiang
11:35 - 12:05
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Ever wondered what makes a cloud-native application "cloud-native"? Ever wondered what the unique challenges are and how best to address them on fully-open Java technologies? In this session, you'll learn what it means to be cloud-native and how that impacts application development. You'll learn about Eclipse MicroProfile, an industry collaboration defining technologies for the development and management of cloud-native microservices. In this session, I will discuss in details on how MicroProfile can help with developing cloud-native microservices, followed by a live demo of creating and running a cloud-native microservice on Open Liberty (https://openliberty.io/).

Emily Jiang

Emily Jiang

Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI, Java Champion, IBM

Emily Jiang is Java Champion. She is Senior MicroProfile lead and has been working on MicroProfile since 2016 and leads the specifications of MicroProfile Config, Fault Tolerance and Service Mesh. She is Config JSR co-spec lead and CDI Expert Group member. She works for IBM as Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI. Based at IBM's Hursley laboratory in the UK, she has worked on the WebSphere Application Server since 2006 and is heavily involved in Java EE implementation in Liberty releases.

Brave new world of microservices – patterns, ideas, dos and don'ts
12:10 - 12:40
Tomislav Tipuric
12:10 - 12:40
Constructing Worlds 2.0

With the popularization of cloud technologies, our world of technology has been changed once and for all. The amount of data, its variety, and velocity, millions of new endpoints and expansion of mobility have once again put the ball into software architects’ field sitting them once again at a drawing board in order to create something new – the architecture we are nowadays calling microservices or cloud-native. The main idea behind this session is to get you up to speed with these new developments in application engineering. These topics include evolution from SOA architecture to microservices, characteristics that new architecture has to have (scalability, independent deployment, automation…), microservices modeling, common problems in traditional application architecture vs. today’s requirements, technology heterogeneity, architectural patterns and when to use (and when not to use) this architecture. You will learn what new approaches are there in terms of both new patterns and technologies to give life to those patterns. Welcome to the brave new world of Microservices!

Tomislav Tipuric

Tomislav Tipuric

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nephos

Tomislav is CTO and partner in Nephos – company that successfully supports the digital transformation of their clients at home and abroad with its products and services. Prior to joining Nephos, Tomislav worked for Microsoft for 10 years, the last few as a technology strategist for partners that embed Microsoft's technology and cloud services into their own products. During his career, he has worked with a number of companies in the region, from the smallest startups to renowned large companies, helping developers and system engineers to apply the latest Microsoft technologies. His is currently focused on the world's leading cloud technologies, DevOps topics, artificial intelligence and the way of doing business in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. He spends much of his time transferring knowledge through workshops and lectures at numerous conferences in the region, helping individuals and businesses to be more successful in applying innovative technologies.

Lunch Break
12:40 - 13:40

To The Cloud And Beyond With MongoDB Atlas
13:40 - 14:10
Maxime Beugner
13:40 - 14:10
Constructing Worlds 2.0

It’s critical to select a forward-looking approach to how you organize, use, and enrich your data in the cloud. In this session, we'll discuss how MongoDB Atlas – a cloud-hosted MongoDB service on AWS, GCP, and Azure – deploys, operates and scales your MongoDB clusters in the Cloud. Your self-healing clusters are made up of geographically distributed instances to ensure no single point of failure. Also, MongoDB Stitch, the serverless platform by MongoDB will complete the picture to help you connect your MongoDB cluster with other services or build a serverless REST API.

Maxime Beugnet

Maxime Beugnet

Developer Advocate EMEA, MongoDB

Maxime Beugnet has been working with MongoDB for the past 5 years and in the IT industry for 8 years.
He is a MongoDB and Java trainer, with DEV and DBA MongoDB certifications. Maxime joined MongoDB as a Developer Advocate EMEA a year ago to share his experience with the community. He loves clean code, scuba diving, code challenges and vikings!

Modern React: Things You Didn't Know Where Possible
14:15 - 14:45
Roy Derks
14:15 - 14:45
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Since the introduction of React a few years ago, a lot has been changed. Where React used to be a library with just a limited amount of features, it now can handle complex use-cases like state management or lazy-loading with just its APIs. This talk will show how these new features can help you develop in React with fewer packages and above all, less code.

Roy Derks

Roy Derks

Senior Frontend Developer, City of Amsterdam, CTO, SwitchBay

Roy Derks is a serial startup CTO and conference speaker from Amsterdam. He also teaches React and GraphQL at reactjs.academy, and works on open-source JavaScript projects for the City of Amsterdam.

10 things to learn to become DevOps Jedi
14:50 - 15:20
Janos Pasztor
14:50 - 15:20
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Docker? Kubernetes? Istio? Prometheus? Terraform? There are so many things to learn, and time is so short. What should you learn? What technologies are going to be there in two years? What is going to help you in your job? Join me in this gander through the current technologies in and around DevOps, and also learn about the important concepts like immutability and reproducibility, which will make you a better DevOps engineer.

Janos Pasztor

Janos Pasztor

Cloud Solution Architect, A1 Digital

Janos is a DevOps engineer with over a decade of experience in running large-scale systems and software development. Currently working on writing handbooks, making videos and training people on Exoscale and clouds in general.

BizDevOps & Back2Code - The BMW way of digitalization
15:25 - 16:10
Christoph Brinck & Frank Ramsak
15:25 - 16:10
Constructing Worlds 2.0

We will give deep insights regarding our transformation from a classic corporate IT organization to a scaled product organization with the highest possible agility. Our focus will be the ongoing change from project-driven and outsourcing-oriented working models to agile internal software engineering in products. In addition, we share our approach of highly automated development and operations of state-of-the-art services on our hybrid cloud DevOps platform.

Christoph Brinck

Christoph Brinck

VP IT Governance, BMW Group

Christoph Brinck started his career within the BMW Group in 2000 and is presently responsible for Group IT Strategy, Governance, Cyber Security and BizDevOps transformation. Together with his team he aligns the BMW Group IT in a technological and procedural way with a strong focus on lean alignment processes enabling the BMW Group IT’s change to BizDevOps. A full-stack Cyber Security portfolio completes his role. Prior to this, he managed international IT projects and was responsible for different business and IT development & operations units. Christoph studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, focusing on IT-driven engineering.
Frank Ramsak

Frank Ramsak

Head of Enterprise Architecture Mgmt, Quality Mgmt, BMW Group

Frank Ramsak started his career within the BMW Group in 2003 and is presently responsible for Architecture, Innovation and Technology in the BMW Group IT Governance. With his team and the community
of architects he defines and drives the innovative, competitive IT solution space for the feature teams.
Before his time in the IT-Governance, he managed international IT projects and was responsible for enterprise architecture management for the R&D, quality and production areas. Frank studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD from TUM for his work on multi-dimensional indexing in database systems.

Bridging the integration gap: How to enable service-rich applications faster and with less code
16:15 - 16:45
Benjamin De Boe

The Erlang Ecosystem
16:50 - 17:20
Robert Virding
16:50 - 17:20
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Erlang is in many ways quite old though many of the problems for which it used are quite modern. The Erlang language and system were designed around a set of requirements for telecom systems. They were distributed, massively concurrent systems which had to scale with demand, be capable of handling massive peak loads and never fail. The Erlang concurrency and error-handling model was developed around these requirements. This talk will describe the development of the language and the design of systems based on the Erlang look at the BEAM, the Erlang VM, and how it supports the properties of the Erlang language and systems built on top of it. It will also look at further development with the introduction of new languages like Elixir and how they can be added into the Erlang environment - the Erlang ecosystem.

Robert Virding

Robert Virding

Principle Language Expert, Erlang Solutions Ltd.

Robert Virding is one of the co-inventors of Erlang and was an early member of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler.He has always been interested in language design and implementation and at the lab he did a lot of work on the implementation of functional and logic languages. More recently he has done a number of implementations of different languages in Erlang, and on the Erlang system, which have been spread and used externally.He is now Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions Ltd. and is regularly invited to teach and present throughout the world.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Controlling Complexity
Controlling Complexity
Life in The Fast Lane - Don’t Get Breached, Embed Security Into Your Developer Journey
11:00 - 11:30
Gaurav Kumar
11:00 - 11:30
Controlling Complexity

Over the last two decades, information security (InfoSec) teams and developers have maintained contrasting perspectives around security responsibilities. InfoSec has managed security risks without help from developers and developers have practiced security principles in a silo or ignored them in pursuit of meeting rapid development goals. In this session, Gaurav will share his experiences of being a developer, a journeyman security professional and building highly diverse teams helping infuse security into the developer journey.

Gaurav Kumar

Gaurav Kumar

Chief Architect for Public Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks

Gaurav has been building and breaking security systems for more than 15 years. Most recently, he was the co-founder and CTO of RedLock which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks where he is the chief architect for public cloud security. At RedLock he created Cloud Security Intelligence team which pioneered cloud security search and uncovered new attack vectors.When he is not hacking, he can be seen roasting coffee beans or playing chess.

Monitor your data like if it was your code
11:35 - 12:05
Tom Baeyens
11:35 - 12:05
Controlling Complexity

Learn how to build trust in your data. Data is the new oil, but how do you monitor the data quality in your fancy data lake? Operational systems will drift and there are numerous other reasons why data gets polluted and corrupted. These problems often remain unnoticed because data products like reports and machine learning models just consume bad data without problem. Garbage in, garbage out. Test Driven Development for data is a powerful analogy on how to deal with this. Data Stewards, Data scientists, and Data engineers collaboratively build test suites. Continuous monitoring will bring silent data issues to the surface. We'll compare the early solutions that are emerging in this space with open source frameworks like eBays' Griffin and Great Expectations.

Tom Baeyens

Tom Baeyens

Co-Founder and CTO, Shape.ai

Tom Baeyens is co-founder and CTO of Shape.ai, an enterprise data quality solution that connects data engineers, data scientists and business people. Tom has founded several successful startups and open source projects and led developer teams in various roles for eg jBPM at JBoss, Red Hat, Activiti at Alfresco and Signavio.

How to use experimentation to improve your product
12:10 - 12:40
Lotte Larsen & Nina Bordet
12:10 - 12:40
Controlling Complexity

Experimentation is at the heart of conversion rate optimization. In many cases, conversion rate optimization and AundefinedB testing are associated with tactical experimentation to increase leads, transactions, and revenue in the short-term. Over the past few years, there has been a shift in mindset towards how businesses can profit from experimentation and AundefinedB testing to develop their products in the long-term. In this talk, we will show how product teams can leverage experimentation to get actionable insights that help maximize the value of their product.

Lotte Larsen

Lotte Larsen

Co-Founder, mindberry

Lotte Larsen is co-founder of mindberry. Since mindberry was founded 10 years ago she has helped businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.

Nina Bordet

Nina Bordet

Co-Founder , mindberry

Nina Bordet is co-founder of mindberry. Since mindberry was founded 10 years ago she has helped businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.

Lunch Break
12:40 - 13:40

When testing makes no sense
13:40 - 14:25
Miro Svrtan
13:40 - 14:25
Controlling Complexity

If you look at the stage of tech conferences, people are preaching testing, testing, testing. But if you look at the community, the percentage of people writing tests is really low. As a person who went from "How can I ask for more time, money and resources for testing?" through "Ask for forgiveness instead of permission" to someone who writes a lot of tests, I still believe testing doesn't make sense. No, it doesn't make sense for everyone, and often enough it makes no sense for me, too. This talk will explore that fuzzy line when you have to shift your mind from one side to the other: in both directions.

Miro Svrtan

Miro Svrtan

Senior Engineer, Null Development

Miro has started using PHP as a student, back in 1999. At first he worked as a one man band web developer and from there he progressed, via focusing on PHP development in a team environment, to be a senior dev, tech lead & technical analyst. He has found much more happiness doing backend stuff so he focusses on scalable backends and devops tasks these days.

The Only Way to Test Live Payments at Scale - Access diverse payment instruments across the globe
14:30 - 15:00
Mike Plachta
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Mike Plachta

Mike Plachta

Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Testing your tests’ quality - Introduction to Mutation Testing
15:05 - 15:50
Felix Wu
15:05 - 15:50
Controlling Complexity

Everyone says code testing is vital for software engineers, just like everyone talks about code coverage. But code coverage doesn’t tell you about the effectiveness and quality of your tests; what it can do is give you a clue of how many tests in the project don’t have an assertion and only exist for code coverage reasons. Well, meet mutation testing: bugs, known as *mutants*, such as wrong return values, are automatically inserted into your code to test whether your tests fail — if they do, the mutant dies; if they pass, the mutant survives. The higher the percentage of mutants killed, the more *effective* your tests are. In this talk, I will introduce this concept and show some live mutation testing in different languages.

Felix Wu

Felix Wu

Fullstack Engineer, Co-Founder 30 seconds

Felix is a 17 y/o Software Enthusiast mainly concentrated on JavaScript and Python. He loves everything surrounding Computer Science, from tinkering with algorithms to building Augmented Reality apps in the browser. He co-created the JS library 30secondsofcode.org and a platform for tech interviewees called 30secondsofinterviews.org. Besides coding, he also organizes meetups in Frankfurt.

Hands-On ModSecurity and Logging
16:00 - 16:30
Philipp Krenn
16:00 - 16:30
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.

Philipp Krenn

Philipp Krenn

Developer 🥑, Elastic

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.

Serverless security: defence against the dark arts
16:35 - 17:20
Yan Cui
16:35 - 17:20
Controlling Complexity

With Lambda, AWS has taken over the responsibilities of patching the OS and securing the underlying physical infrastructure that runs your serverless application, so what’s left for you to secure? Quite a bit it turns out. This talk introduces the audience to the many threats we face in our serverless architecture (OWASP top 10, DoS, app dependencies), as well as best practices such as using per-function IAM policies, account level isolations, proactively deleting unused functions, encryption at rest and in-flight, and how to prevent and recover from compromised AWS credentials. We will also look at some new attack vectors that are specific to serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda.

Yan Cui

Yan Cui

Principal Engineer, DAZN

Serverless is eating the stack! @Deprecate Containers
17:25 - 17:55
Modood Alvi
17:25 - 17:55
Controlling Complexity

Serverless computing lets you build and run applications and services without thinking about servers or containers. Most of the infrastructure managed for you or abstracted away and almost all you need to care about is your application code. But what does it exactly mean to develop, test and run a serverless application? Can you forget about infrastructure completely? And how can you transition your services into a serverless environment? Running a complete serverless application for more than a year, we show you the good, the bad and the ugly of the serverless approach and why we still believe it will be the real #cloud-native way to build applications of the future.

Modood Alvi

Modood Alvi

Senior Software Engineer Developer, SAP SE

Modood Alvi works as a software engineer at the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam. He develops cloud-native solutions in the healthcare and life sciences domain. His most recent project is a completely serverless application which runs in production for more than 1.5 years. He incessantly tries to convince colleagues and friends to use serverless in their projects and his new favorite programming language Scala. Having a strong background in the Java EE ecosystem, he tries to re-use patterns and test strategies.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Applying Disruption
Applying Disruption
Everywhere commerce - voice interfaces, autonomous warehouses, self-driving delivery
11:00 - 11:30
Daniel Gebler
11:00 - 11:30
Applying Disruption

In this keynote, we will show how a unique combination of IoT, AI, Drones, and autonomous vehicles is forming the next generation of commerce. From mobile to voice interfaces, from manual to autonomous warehouses, from human operated to self-driving cars. The technology is there, pilots are in operation, and broad adoption is not far away. We will show how Picnic and other retailers are building logistic platforms that unlock the next generation of commerce experience. We will demonstrate how our fleet of real-time connected vehicles, smart planning algorithms, precise monitoring tools, and predictive distribution models create an unprecedented distribution logistic system for groceries. Then we provide a look behind the scenes of our smart planning algorithm that broke world records of the famous traveling salesman problem (TSP). Finally, we deliver insights into the architecture and design of our distribution eco-system (planning, monitoring, execution, control components) and explain how we made them ready for autonomous distribution and self-driving vehicles.

Daniel Gebler

Daniel Gebler

CTO, Picnic

Daniel Gebler is CTO of Picnic, the world’s fastest growing online supermarket that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Previously, he was Director R&D of Fredhopper, responsible for the product and technology roadmap, and led engineering teams located in Amsterdam and Sofia. Daniel holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA.

Engineering your digital transformation
11:35 - 12:05
Ashish Kuthiala
11:35 - 12:05
Applying Disruption

Every organization is committed to the digital transformation promise. The faster and more collaboratively our teams can work, the faster we can compete - however, this is easier said than done. It is challenging to disrupt existing organizational structures, processes, tools and incentives. The hardest parts of delivering software are keeping everyone aligned and focused. Teams waste time waiting for inputs, fixing mistakes, shifting from one tool to another, waiting for infrastructure, and maintaining toolchains; this all creates friction and slows business innovation. At GitLab, we deploy code over 100 times a day to our online offering and we have shipped a major release on the 22nd of every month for the past 92 consecutive months. In this session, we will share some of the challenges we addressed and lessons earned that enable us to deliver at cloud-native velocity.

Ashish Kuthiala

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.

Lunch Break
12:05 - 13:05

How to build a Public Intelligence Network with Ocean Protocol
13:05 - 13:35
Dimitri De Jonghe
13:05 - 13:35
Applying Disruption

There are fundamental limitations to accessing “the right datasets, to address the right question, with the right data science tools...at the right time.” This has led to:
● Data silos.
● Difficulty discovering what data is available.
● Difficulty in accessing data once it is discovered
● Data immobility due to size constraints, regulatory and compliance restrictions, etc.
● Lack of access to appropriate tools, skills, or both.

Dimitri De Jonghe

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe (power to creators) and BigchainDB (a blockchain database), and Ocean Protocol (a public network for data and AI marketplaces). Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a blockchain interoperability protocol.

Don’t just build a product. Build an economy. Great new challenges for developers in blockchain
13:40 - 14:10
Angela Kreitenweis
13:40 - 14:10
Applying Disruption

Economic incentives have always been a powerful driver for change and innovation. So far the internet was mainly about buying and selling. Blockchain opens the door to create own platform-inherent economies using crypto tokens to reward a wider range of value add. Thus, some call tokens the blockchain superpower. Angela Kreitenweis, co-founder of the TokenEngineering global community, will walk us through this new space of opportunities. By taking a look at concrete use cases she’ll discuss the potential of crypto economies, new challenges for developers and a newly emerging engineering discipline: token engineering. Learn more about Angela here (linkedin.com/in/angelakreitenweis) and join the Token Engineering global community at https://www.meetup.com/pro/tokenengineering/.

Angela Kreitenweis

Angela Kreitenweis

Co-Founder, TokenEngineering Berlin

Angela is an expert in building ecosystems. She left her consulting job in 2018 in order to establish a new engineering discipline in the blockchain sector: Token Engineering.
From 2016 to 2018 she set up venture development for innogy Innovation Hub from scratch. Previously, she worked for clients like BMW, SAP, audible or Telefónica in order to develop new business models, pilot new technology or set up collaboration with startups.
Her areas of interest are AI governance, decentralized economies and time traveling.

Can blockchain technology truly bring trust in socio-economic systems?
14:15 - 14:45
Tahereh Nodehi
14:15 - 14:45
Applying Disruption

The blockchain technology is a new paradigm that can provide efficient solutions for many old problems in public and private sectors such as lack of security, excessive bureaucracy, lack of transparency, fraud, errors, and expensive transaction fees. Its proposed applications include crowdfunding, asset tracking, property registrations, social funding, finance amongst others where it attempts to build trustless systems without any central authority. While blockchain technology promises to build a strong technological foundation for trust and transparency in decentralized systems, there are limits to where technology alone can bring trust unless complemented by other factors such as transparent social systems, independent validators, and a society where honest and ethical behavior is part of the culture. Through different case scenarios, this talk will present how blockchain technology brings about trust but at the same time, its limitations will be identified, illustrating the other missing elements that are vital for building a true trust based socio-economic system.

Tahereh Nodehi

Tahereh Nodehi

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Industrial Engineering at the Nova University of Lisbon

Tahereh Nodehi is a Post-Doc researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering, at the Nova University of Lisbon. Her main research interests are “Blockchain Technology and Applications”, “Digital Platform Strategy for Business”, and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.She is currently working on the project Vortal-InterData where a Blockchain Based architecture for bringing interoperability and transparency to the e-procurement industry will be developed. The research approach in the project combines latest Digital Technologies, Decentralised Platforms and their integration with Blockchain Based Solutions.Moreover, she is working as a researcher in the project MY-GATEWAY, a Startup Europe initiative that aims to strengthen the capacities of high-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs in the CEE region to become better connected, gain higher market exposure.She published a paper titled “A Review Paper on Blockchain Applications” in IEEE Conference, ICE 2018, at Stuttgart, elaborating the most relevant use cases of Blockchain and its key advantages.

Alesia Braga, CTO, Quandoo
14:50 - 15:20
14:50 - 15:20
Applying Disruption

Alesia Braga

Alesia Braga

CTO, Quandoo

Alesia Braga is CTO of Quandoo, the world's fastest-growing restaurant reservation platform. Since May 2018, she manages teams and complex development projects throughout the product lifecycle. Including a major CRM implementation, where international cross-functional teams were coordinated and driven forward. Prior to that, she has already gained relevant experience in the tech industry, at well-known companies such as Google and SugarCRM. Alesia studied Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the BSU - Belarusian State University and Economics and Computer Science at the AKAD - University of Applied Sciences.

Application of AI/ML Methods and Algorithms in Real-World Case Studies
15:30 - 16:00
Emir Zunic
15:30 - 16:00
Applying Disruption

As the importance of data analytics continues to grow, companies are finding more and more applications for Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial, and Business Intelligence. This lecture will present several different ways of theoretical and practical advances and applications of artificial intelligence, data mining and machine learning in different real-world case studies. That includes practical solving of several kinds of problems: Advanced Analysis, Sales Forecasting, Anomaly Detection, Travelling Salesman Problem, Transport Optimization, and Vehicle Routing Problem, GPS tracking, etc. All of these aspects are integrated into one solution called Smart Warehouse Management System and Transport Management System, which is currently used in a production environment in several distribution companies in B&H

Emir Zunic

Emir Zunic

Head of AI/ML Department, Info Studio, Co-Founder & CIO, edu720

Emir is a PhD candidate of Electrical Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the fields of Software Engineering, IT, Data Mining, Business Process Management, Document Management and Optimizations. He currently works as the Head of AI/ML Department at Info Studio d.o.o. Sarajevo. Also, he is the Co-Founder & CIO of edu720 d.o.o. Sarajevo. As an implementer and team leader he successfully realized about 100 enterprise projects and applications. He was also a speaker and lecturer on more than 20 Oracle and other world-wide events and conferences. In Academic Area, he has experience working as a Teaching Assistant/Industry Expert at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo. In the past, he also worked as an Industry Expert at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. He has currently published 28 scientific papers at prestigious IEEE/Springer conferences and journals. He is Editorial Board Member on several scientific conferences and journals.

Text Classification with Dynamic Taxonomies
16:05 - 16:35
Shai Hertz
16:05 - 16:35
Applying Disruption

A very common approach to text classification is using a pre-defined taxonomy of topics, and training ML classifiers to identify these topics. One of the drawbacks of this approach is that it is quite challenging to update the taxonomy in order to deal with more dynamic topics. Another challenge of this approach is the need to come up with training data for each topic, which could be quite costly when dealing with large taxonomies. We suggest a classification scheme that mitigates these problems by taking advantage of external resources that provide both dynamically updated taxonomies and text examples. In one instance, we use Wikipedia category graph as a taxonomy, and the pages of each category as the positive examples (resulting in TRIT’s SocialTags feature). In another instance, we use ‘sluglines’ — keywords attached to Reuters news stories that capture the main event discussed in them. Since we have only a handful of positive examples for each topic, we use the Nearest Neighbor approach. We also show that this general method is useful for academic content and even for accounting use cases.

Shai Hertz

Shai Hertz

Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Shai Hertz leads the applied research team in Refinitiv’s Enterprise Intelligence Technology group, solving text-related problems using state of the art ML & NLP methods. He studied Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.

Decentralized orchestration of the Artificial Intelligence ecosystem, powered by Ocean Protocol
16:40 - 17:10
Marcus Jones
16:40 - 17:10
Applying Disruption

Since last year's WeAreDevs talk, Ocean protocol has evolved from a proof of concept to a deployed blockchain project. The simplest case is unlocking data assets to empower artificial intelligence - more data is better! This talk will go **beyond data** and explore the future of decentralized AI. Ocean Protocol supports advanced access control and orchestration, built on our smart contracts and Service Execution Agreements (SEAs). These mechanisms allow more complex use cases, such as aggregate data assets (the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts!), and execution of a complete data science workflow. Each condition is specified by the asset owner and is verified on-chain in a decentralized and open protocol to power a new AI Ecosystem.

Marcus Jones

Marcus Jones

Lead Data Scientist, Ocean Protocol

Marcus Jones is the lead Data Scientist at Ocean Protocol, a blockchain decentralized marketplace for data, pipelines, and models for the AI ecosystem. Marcus has been hacking in Python development and open source projects for over 10 years, starting at a national research agency in Vienna Austria, moving to international consulting, and most recently landing in Berlin at Ocean. Marcus is focused on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and the new decentralized Web 3.0 ecosystem and how it will empower Data Engineers and Data Scientists.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Unchaining Engineering
Unchaining Engineering
Rapid Prototyping - how to start a successful IoT project
11:00 - 11:30
Robert Jänisch
11:00 - 11:30
Unchaining Engineering

Many companies have innovative IoT concepts but are challenged when it comes to bringing them to life. Great ideas often end up stuck in PowerPoint presentations and innovation pipelines, and many companies lack experience in setting up projects and creating realistic roadmaps. Another challenge is to effectively include and address stakeholders because most IoT projects are not physical at first. Rapid prototyping gives innovation teams a tool for making ideas reality in a matter of weeks. Prototypes help communicate the story of your product or service and serve as proof of concept for your idea — better than any slide deck ever could. They help you make better decisions, develop better products faster and reduce market risks. In his presentation, Robert Jänisch, CEO IOX, will provide a step-by-step explanation on how to start IoT projects that include stakeholders and provide visible results to demonstrate the value of your vision. With advice on tools and methods, his insights will equip the audience with the right mindset to foster their projects within their companies.

Robert Jänisch

Robert Jänisch

CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

From Open Source to Industrial IoT
11:35 - 12:20
Jodok Batlogg
11:35 - 12:20
Unchaining Engineering

The development of IoT projects poses completely new challenges to developers, tools and infrastructure alike. Especially in the industrial environment, millions of events must be recorded, stored and analyzed in real time in order to derive the necessary business-critical activities. Not only machine data with different formats have to be integrated but also correlated with information from other applications in order to control processes intelligently. There is a number of restrictions for the successful development of IIoT projects. Vendor-specific products find their limits in the integration, conventional tools do not offer the required performance and finally, the necessary know-how for the design is missing. Launched in 2014, CrateDB is a new kind of distributed SQL database. It is ideal for integrating and analyzing data in real time - often machine-generated - in order to monitor, predict and optimize the behavior of business operations and smart systems. CrateDB makes it easy and economical for mainstream SQL developers to handle extreme analytic data requirements including ingesting millions of data points per second and handle a variety of complex data structures in real time, as it streams into the database. Built upon open-source paradigms, Crate is now used to make complex IIoT projects happen. Jodok Batlogg explains how open-source based solutions (e.g. Flink, Grafana, IoT Edge, Crate, …) can power IIoT projects and drive innovation to create even the most complex IIoT automation projects.

Jodok Batlogg

Jodok Batlogg

CTO, crate.io

Lunch Break
12:20 - 13:20

Stream Processing beyond Streaming Data
13:20 - 13:50
Stephan Ewen
13:20 - 13:50
Unchaining Engineering

Stream processing is becoming something like a "grand unifying paradigm" for data processing. Outgrowing its original space of real-time data processing, stream processing is becoming a technology that offers new approaches to data processing (including batch processing), real-time applications, and even distributed transactions. We will take a look at these developments from the view of Apache Flink and present some of the major efforts in the Flink community to build a unified stream processor data processing and data-driven applications. Flink already powers many of the world's most demanding stream processing applications. We present the approach of Flink's next-generation streaming runtime that also offers a state-of-the-art batch processing experience and performance. A new Machine Learning library, built on top of a unique new API supports many algorithms to train dynamically across static and real-time data. Finally, we look at new building blocks stream processing offers for data-driven applications that open a new direction to solve application consistency. With use cases from different users, we show how companies apply this broader streaming paradigm in practice.

Stephan Ewen

Stephan Ewen

CTO & Co-Founder, Ververica

Stephan Ewen is CTO and co-founder at Ververica where he leads the development of the stream processing platform based on open source Apache Flink. He is also a PMC member and one of the original creators of Apache Flink. Before working on Apache Flink, Stephan worked on in-memory databases, query optimization, and distributed systems. He holds a Ph.D. from the Berlin University of Technology.

How to build Android for a long-lasting phone?
13:55 - 14:25
Agnes Crepet & Karsten Tausche
13:55 - 14:25
Unchaining Engineering

Fairphone is a social enterprise driving change in the electronics industry from the inside out. Its business model is based on social values and securing continuity and centers around producing and marketing smartphones in a way that puts social and environmental values first. We are supporting our phone longer than the industry concurrents. This comes with technical challenges, due to missing long-term support by chipset vendors and the lack of openness on their side, they can indeed stop supporting their platforms ahead of schedule. For example, Fairphone 2 was the only phone on the market with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset to make an Android 7 upgrade. In our presentation, we will discuss challenges for long-lasting support in the different software layers of an Android phone, from app-level down to chipset-specific firmware in the hardware. Based on "Fairphone Open", the open-source-version of our operating system, we highlight how open software development facilitates longevity and enables communities such as LineageOS to contribute to the longevity of our devices.

Agnes Crepet

Agnes Crepet

Tech Lead & Head of IT, Fairphone

Agnes Crepet is a passionate technologist with over 17 years of software engineering experience as Developer, Software Architect, Tech Lead and Teacher. She has been nominated Java Champion in 2012, a worldwide group of passionate Java technology and community leaders. She‘s involved in projects that make IT a great tool to help people and serve projects with societal and environmental impacts. She co-founded the IT company Ninja Squad, which is well-known in France for its core values : support open source, cooperative management or voluntary development. She’s currently the Head of IT at Fairphone, a social enterprise creating the world’s first ethical, modular smartphone to make sure that you shouldn’t have to choose between a great phone and a fair supply chain.She’s actively involved in non-profit collectives and Tech communities. She co-founded MiXiT, a yearly IT event in France, with almost 1000 attendees and speakers, which has been highlighting Tech Activism initiatives and diversity since 2011. She has been leading Duchess France which promotes women in IT since 2010. This association inspires and encourages women to speak at conferences or technical events, to be more visible.

Karsten Tausche

Karsten Tausche

Software Developer, Fairphone

Karsten is an open source software enthusiast and technologist. He joinedFairphone to contribute in the idea of realizing a long lasting and sustainable smartphone supported by open source and community-driven software. Before joining Fairphone, Karsten studied software engineering with a focus on graphics and computing frameworks, as well as operating systems and visualization.

VR Map: WebXR Using Data From OpenStreetMap
14:30 - 15:00
Robert Kaiser
14:30 - 15:00
Unchaining Engineering

Do you have to buy proprietary tools as well as data and be an expert programmer to create a virtual world? With a modern browser, Mozilla's A-Frame library and OpenStreetMap data you don’t: See how Free Software, Open Standards, and crowdsourced data let you walk or “fly” through a simple 3D map!

Robert Kaiser

Robert Kaiser

Mozilla Tech Speaker

A Story About Unpopular Reality
15:05 - 15:35
Samuli Hakoniemi
15:05 - 15:35
Unchaining Engineering

Will 2019 be the year of virtual reality for the web? Maybe it should? But what is the actual story behind the current status of VR in the context of the web? Does WWW only stand for "Wild Wild West" when it comes to VR? This talk is a story about reaching users with WebVR related technologies. We'll perform a short evaluation of whether modern technologies already allow web developers to produce proper content. The technical focus will be on React 360 framework.

Samuli Hakoniemi

Samuli Hakoniemi

React Nativist, Punos Mobile

Samuli is an experienced mobile developer with a twist on UI and UX design. Currently, he focuses mainly on React Native, but he's also enjoying on testing alternate approaches to deliver better interfaces and experiences for users.

Ephemeral onions
15:40 - 16:25
Silvia Puglisi
15:40 - 16:25
Unchaining Engineering

Tor is an important tool for providing privacy and anonymity online. We provide privacy at the application level through the Tor Browser, and with .onion services, Tor allows users to hide their locations while offering various kinds of services. Because .onion services live on the Tor network, you do not need hosting or a public IP address to offer some app via an .onion address. The .onion is hosted on your computer for the time you desire, allowing the people visiting your site to remain anonymous, and you too. This talk is about creating and running ephemeral .onion services to share websites or simple web applications. We will present different use cases for onion services and a wrapper app that allows you to start an .onion and start sharing a static website or a web application.

Silvia Puglisi

Silvia Puglisi

Systems Engineer, Tor Project

Silvia, a.k.a hiro, is Software Engineer based in Barcelona, EU. She is currently working at torproject.org as Systems Engineer and somewhat also part of the Information Security Group in the Department of Telematics Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) where she got her Ph.D. She researches topics in the fields of privacy and anonymity of users on the web.
Current research interests are focused towards understanding what kind of information are publicly accessible online as result of users activities. She is also interested in RESTful architecture and application of hypermedia to Privacy and Security.

TBA
16:30 - 17:00

Rethinking Knowledge and Learning - How Codeversity enables a unique learning approach by integrating AI, Graphs, Neuroscience and Chronobiology
17:05 - 17:35
Johannes M. Schleicher
17:05 - 17:35
Unchaining Engineering

We are living in a world of constant change and rapid development and knowledge is the essential key element to actively shape this evolution. Nearly every industry has been disrupted by recent technological advancements but the way we transmit and consume knowledge and information still is stuck in the last century. Even though new media formats, MOOCs and a vast amount of tools for Knowledge Management have emerged, they still try to deliver knowledge in a linear, one size fits all format. It’s time for this to change and to give you a tool that lets you explore knowledge in a fast and effective way that suits your personal cognitive profile. In this talk, I will show how Codeversity has built a platform for content creation and consumption that uses Graphs, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, and Adaptive Content to provide a novel and effective learning experience. I will introduce our cloud architecture as well as the tools we use and show you how we integrated and combined these approaches to deliver a cutting edge experience. About Johannes M. Schleicher: Johannes is the Head of Product Development at Codeversity and on the mission to transform the way we learn and understand. He looks back at over 16 years of experience in Product Development, Software Engineering, and Distributed Systems Research and has worked for companies and institutions like UBS, Siemens, the European Space Agency, TU Wien and Philips. His interdisciplinary Ph.D. thesis was awarded the “Austrian Award of Excellence”, and his research has been published in several high-ranking journals and conferences. He believes that impossible is just a matter of perspective and that knowledge is the cure.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Coding Society
Coding Society
Business vs Agile - Crimes against development teams continuously committed by management
11:00 - 11:30
Gerta Sheganaku
11:00 - 11:30
Coding Society

Over 70% of companies report being on a digital transformation journey – but how are management goals actually reflected in the success of individual teams becoming more efficient and agile? With 35% of IT budgets currently going into QA, we at Tricentis are developing solutions to facilitate systematic software testing and pave the way for DevOps and successful transformation initiatives This talk will highlight common patterns and management pitfalls related to the adoption of DevOps and analyze their impact across the organization. Based on numerous real-world customer examples, we will discuss best practices and how our battle-proven Capabilities Model takes a holistic view of organizational goals, team setups, and technology to overcome the impediments and ship quality faster.

Gerta Sheganaku

Gerta Sheganaku

Global Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Gerta is a Digital Transformation Strategist at Tricentis, where she helps customers of various industries and sizes around the globe to develop strategies in making software testing a key enabler for their digital transformation journeys.
Before joining Tricentis, Gerta finished her M.Sc. in Business Informatics at TU Vienna and collaborated with multiple research departments at TU Vienna as well as Data61 (Australia). Her research received multiple awards and focused on operations research and cloud optimization, combining methods from mathematical programming and process management with latest container-based virtualization technologies. Gerta has also worked as an IT project manager and business process analyst for a software company in Vienna, where she managed a cross-organizational R&D project facilitating data analytics for manufacturing processes.

How I’ve built an empowered team of fully distributed teammates
11:35 - 12:20
Marcus Wermuth
11:35 - 12:20
Coding Society

There are a lot of unique challenged to work with a fully remote team. In this talk, Marcus is sharing how he’s been able to empower his team of remote workers around the world to embrace leadership, communicate openly, breakthrough artificial harmony, and create a space where feedback and discussions are a priority.

Marcus Wermuth

Marcus Wermuth

Head of Mobile, Buffer

Marcus is the Head of Mobile at Buffer, where he has been working for the past 4 years. He is passionate about building effective remote teams and shares his learnings about management & remote work in articles and talks. Constantly learning and reading you can find him in traveling around trying to find the best coffee 😃

1.2 or 1,2? -- The Challenges of Becoming a Data-Driven Company
12:25 - 12:55
Manuel Eugster
12:25 - 12:55
Coding Society

Extracting knowledge from data and using it to build data products, optimize processes, and draw business decisions is becoming a matter of life and death in many industries. Avira, a well-known software security company with 100+ million customers and 14+ products, is currently reshaping its data landscape for business analytics — starting from processes to technology to people to culture. The requirements are: real-time processing, integration of machine learning tools, and GDPR compliance. In this talk, I will outline the road we took to transforming Avira into a next-generation, data-driven company. I will introduce the cloud-based data architecture we developed, the tools we use, and the processes we established to allow scalable and seamless integration of production systems into the data lake.

Manuel Eugster

Manuel Eugster

Director Data Analytics & Insights, Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Manuel is a data scientist by heart on the mission of turning data into insights. Currently he leads the Data Analytics & Insights unit at Avira. There he and his team develop data analytics solutions that transform massive amounts of (real-time) data from various sources into knowledge about customers and products. Prior to Avira, he was a scientific researcher at the Probabilistic Machine Learning group at HIIT, Aalto University in Finland and the Department of Statistics at LMU Munich. He worked, among other things, on next generation information retrieval systems using brain-computer interfaces. He holds a PhD in Statistics from LMU Munich, a MSc in Computational Intelligence and a BSc in Software and Information Engineering from TU Vienna.

Lunch Break
12:55 - 13:55

Accessibility: Coding and Beyond
13:55 - 14:30
Svetlana Kouznetsova
13:55 - 14:30
Coding Society

Accessibility is for everyone and is a responsibility of all team members. While a lot of web accessibility guidelines are focused on coding, there are many other accessibility components that all team members need to consider in order to improve the overall product or service from the beginning of any projects. Sveta will share her personal experience as a deaf person and some examples of accessibility issues and solutions. They may be new to some and sound like common sense to others, but sadly there are many products and services that fail at accessibility. The talk will help developers and their team members better understand why accessibility is not just about coding and why it's not to be used as an afterthought.

Svetlana Kouznetsova

Svetlana Kouznetsova

Consultant, Author, Speaker

Making software loveable – the importance of design in the SDLC
14:35 - 15:05
Basak Haznedaroglu
14:35 - 15:05
Coding Society

As technologists, we work towards rapidly developing ideas, validating them with customer feedback, and reiterating in an agile fashion. Along the way, while we all enjoy the benefits of shipping and learning fast, how can we strike the right balance between speed and quality? A good product can go a long way, but turning a good product into a great product requires strong collaboration between design and development while understanding the customers and what makes them tick. To achieve products that last, how can we reframe the product development process for our teams and incorporate design values and quality into our workflow? How can we adopt the minimum viable product that we all embrace into something better that turns every interaction into an opportunity to make a great impression on our customers? In this talk, we will dig deeper into the principles of building processes, workflows, and cultures for well-designed products with a compelling experience.

Basak Haznedaroglu

Basak Haznedaroglu

Director of Design, InVision

Basak is a multi-disciplinary thinker, educator, designer and mentor for several startups across the globe. In her role as Director of Design at InVision, she helps shape the direction of the company’s game-changing tools for product designers. Prior to that, she held roles at Microsoft and Foursquare, where she explored the relationship between media, technology, and the human element. She is a huge believer in how design, code, and storytelling can synthesize into meaningful and intuitive products and services.

Tech Entrepreneurship: How to Turn an Idea into Reality
15:10 - 15:40
Christoph Gerber
15:10 - 15:40
Coding Society

Inspired by his experience growing the Lieferando business, Christoph thought there had to be a better way for companies to run and scale their promotions. This was the beginning of the idea for Talon. One — a powerful API solution that enables companies to run and scale their promotional campaigns. In his keynote, he will talk about how to develop technical products from scratch, the technical implementation of the solution, and why Talon. One developed a custom programming language to validate their customers’ promotion rules. He will also share his insights and learnings about being a tech entrepreneur in the Berlin startup scene and the challenges of managing and keeping a tech team together.

Christoph Gerber

Christoph Gerber

CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Christoph Gerber is the co-founder of Lieferando, which he merged with TakeAway and took public in 2016. After one of the biggest exits in the German startup history, Christoph started developing and cofounded Talon.One - a SaaS company with a powerful API that helps companies deliver relevant, effective and personalized promotions without being limited by their development or product team.

Get ready for warp speed: Building a scalable IT organisation
15:45 - 16:15
Steffen Heilmann
15:45 - 16:15
Coding Society

We will share our experience with taking a successful IT organization and enabling this organization to scale-up and exceed the growing expectations of the business. We will show how IT can grow but still keep the flexibility and nimbleness of a smaller organization while increasing output.

Steffen Heilmann

Steffen Heilmann

CTO, AroundHome

Seeding culture in new locations during hypergrowth
16:20 - 16:50
Alina Denisenko
16:20 - 16:50
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.

Alina Denisenko

Alina Denisenko

Tech Lead, N26

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.

Patterns of building software which is prepared to survive in a rapidly changing world.
16:55 - 17:10
16:55 - 17:10
Coding Society

Change is the only constant in the world. But how can this be taken into account for a growing startup? In this talk, we are going to explore how to design software in a way that it can withstand and prosper in such conditions. We will cover the core requirements in terms of infrastructure, processes and design patterns in order to remain agile.

Vladimir Stashkov

Vladimir Stashkov

Software Engineer, CheMondis

Vladimir is a software developer who has worked for big corporations in many industries (such as cybersecurity, pharma and petroleum).
Right now he is focused on applying his knowledge to help CheMondis, a startup for B2B online marketplace for chemicals, to grow.
He is passionate about personal development, leadership and helping others to succeed. His favorite languages are python and java, his favorite tools are docker and kubernetes. In his free time, he is interested in investment and machine learning.

// women
17:15 - 17:45
Brenda Romero
17:15 - 17:45
Coding Society

The history of women in computing has largely been lost, like the histories of factory workers who built the first cars. Yet, women invented programming, were the original developers for the ENIAC, created assembly language and developed the first compiler (not to mention the term “compiler” and “bug”), and were instrumental to the development of many seminal programming languages. So what happened? It’s a drama that’s equal parts of cultural excavation and celebration. In this talk, Brenda Romero digs up this fascinating history, explores what happened, and looks at how the artifacts of this legacy still affect computing and its growth today.

Brenda Romero

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.

Doom Deathmatch with John Romero
18:00 - 19:00
Can you beat John Romero at his own game?
18:00 - 19:00
Coding Society

Can you beat John Romero at his own game?

John Romero

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.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Executive Stage
Executive Stage
Technology for a Moving World
11:00 - 11:30
Corinne Vigreux
11:00 - 11:30
Executive Stage

Corinne Vigreux

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.

Digitalizing the Urban Landscape
11:35 - 12:20
Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitization | Sophie Seiwald, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz.io | Frank Riemensperger, Chairman of Accenture DACH | Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann, Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology of BMW AG
11:35 - 12:20
Executive Stage

Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitization
Sophie Seiwald, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz.io
Frank Riemensperger, Chairman of Accenture DACH
Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann, Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology of BMW AG

Dorothee Bär

Dorothee Bär

Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Sophie Seiwald

Sophie Seiwald

Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz.io

Sophie is heading Mercedes-Benz.io as CEO since beginning of 2018. Before joining Mercedes-Benz.io, Sophie was building up the Digital Hub for the Daimler Financial Services Division in Singapore.
Previously she was engaged in building one of Mercedes-Benz biggest Car Production Plants in the world in Beijing. Sophie is 35 years old and born and raised in Austria. She currently lives in Stuttgart.
Frank Riemensperger

Frank Riemensperger

Chairman, Accenture Germany

Frank Riemensperger has been Chairman of Accenture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2009. The trained computer scientist and expert for digitization holds a seat in the acatech Senate, the German Academy for Engineering Sciences, and is a board member of DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, Frank is a member of the executive committees of the German IT association BITKOM and the German association of IT users VOICE and a member of the steering committees of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and of the Plattform Lernende Systeme. He is the Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and a member of the Feldafinger Kreis.

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann

Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology, BMW AG

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann is responsible for the global infrastructure operations and the BMW digital workspace. In his current function, he is responsible for the future infrastructure strategy, the definition of the infrastructure roadmap, the integration of new digital technology providers, the assurance of the quality of the overall IT operations of BMW and the definition of the cloud strategy.
He studied information technology with the focus on business IT at the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Further, he holds a masters degree in business administration (IT) of the University of Central Lancashire (UK) as well a masters degree in organization development with IT from the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt.
2002 he started his career at BMW and since then has worked within different IT management roles in Germany and the US – for almost 17 years.
During his time at BMW, he dealt with digitalization in almost every business function of BMW.

Noel Penzer, VP EMEA at Fastly
12:25 - 12:40

Fastly Panel
12:40 - 13:10
Noel Penzer, VP EMEA at Fastly | Steffen Heilmann, CTO of Aroundhome | Reghu Ram Thanumalayan, VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom | Peter Garzarelle, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development
12:40 - 13:10
Executive Stage

Fastly
Noel Penzer, VP EMEA at Fastly
Steffen Heilmann, CTO of Aroundhome
Reghu Ram Thanumalayan, VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom
Peter Garzarelle, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development

Steffen Heilmann

Steffen Heilmann

CTO, AroundHome

Reghu Ram Thanumalayan

Reghu Ram Thanumalayan

VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom

Reghu was software engineer / architect in his half-life and currently VP of Engineering leading the Magenta Voice Assistant product at Deutsche Telekom. He is keen on building great teams that build great products and takes pride in having written code in all the three tier architecture layers - from programming databases to server middleware to user interfaces. His technology expertise includes hands-on experience in distributed big data systems, internet of things, cloud platforms, microservices and machine learning. As a child and still today, he's always been intrigued by the enormity of space & time and how minuscule we are in the grand scheme of the universe. Two questions that keeps him motivated day by day are people and technology - How can I help others become better & What is new in the vast technology world today ?

Lunch Break
13:10 - 14:00

Cyber Security
14:00 - 14:30
Dr. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO of Allianz | Sergej Epp, Chief Security Officer Central Europe at Palo Alto Networks
14:00 - 14:30
Executive Stage

Ralf Schneider

Ralf Schneider

CIO, Allianz Group

Sergej Epp

Sergej Epp

Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Sergej Epp is Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Palo Alto Networks in Central Europe. In this role, he develops regional cybersecurity strategy and is overseeing cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence across the region. His functional specialities include cyber defense operations, cyber risk management and transformation management. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent eight years in a variety of roles at Deutsche Bank, with his last position leading groups focusing on Cyber Hygiene Operations and Cyber Forensics & Investigations. He also founded and led the first Group-wide Cyber Defense Center including Threat Intelligence, Active Defense, Red Teaming as well as Security Awareness and Security Big Data programs. Sergej regularly participates in forums, conferences and panels and provides advise on threat intelligence and cyber defense matters. Outside of the office, Sergej is a passionate advocate for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He has particular interest in Cybercrime research, Blockchain and Financial Markets and also spends time in teaching those to graduates or professionals.

Gerald Pfeifer, CTO of SUSE
14:35 - 14:50

SUSE Panel
14:55 - 15:25
Gerald Pfeifer, CTO of SUSE | Ashish Kuthiala, Director of Product Marketing at Gitlab
14:55 - 15:25
Executive Stage

Gerald Pfeifer, CTO of SUSE
Ashish Kuthiala, Director of Product Marketing at Gitlab

Ashish Kuthiala

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.

Mobility beyond Automotive
15:30 - 16:00
Philipp Belcredi, Economist and Scientist at Belcredi Consulting | Robert Poschenrieder , Director Digital Products at unu motors | Christian Bäuerlein, Head of Backend Engineering at IOKI
15:30 - 16:00
Executive Stage

Philipp Belcredi, Economist and Scientist at Belcredi Consulting
Robert Poschenrieder, Director Digital Products at unu motors
Christian Bäuerlein, Head of Backend Engineering at IOKI

Christian Bäuerlein

Christian Bäuerlein

Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

At the moment Christian is leading the Backend Engineering team at ioki, a Deutsche Bahn company, building new moblility solutions and demand responsive transport platforms, utilizing his favorite tools Ruby, Postgres and JavaScript.Additionally, he's highly interested in programming tools, concepts, and of course, programming languages in general, currently Elixir and Go.He also loves to be part of the tech community: Visiting conferences and user groups, hosting and organizing meet-ups and giving talks.

Future of Autonomous Driving
16:05 - 16:45
Lukas Jaworski, Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy at FRI:DAY | Tim von Törne, Kopernikus Automotive | Mithun Dhar, HERE | Leyre Olavarria Abin, Head of Connected Car and Infotainment at SEAT
16:05 - 16:45
Executive Stage

Lukas Jaworski, Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy at FRI:DAY
Tim von Törne, Kopernikus Automotive
Mithun Dhar, HERE
Leyre Olavarria Abin, Head of Connected Car and Infotainment at SEAT

Lukas Jaworski

Lukas Jaworski

Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Mithun Dhar

Mithun Dhar

General Manager Developer Relations, HERE Technologies

Mithun Dhar is a senior executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry and developer relations. His diverse background includes overseeing the growth of developer platforms, managing partner ecosystems and building support for new technology. At HERE, Mithun is responsible for increasing the developer community’s ability to harness the power of location intelligence and engagement with the HERE Open Location Platform (OLP). His focus is on the strategy and vision for the Open Location Platform and working closely with key partners, such as AWS, Microsoft, SAP and Bosch, to ensure that developers around the world can leverage location intelligence solutions in their products and services. Before joining HERE, Mithun was Director of Developer Relations and Strategic Communications for SAP Concur, where he led a team that helped developers design, build and market applications that tap into the $1 trillion business travel industry. Prior to that, he was a Principal Strategist for Technology and Communications at Citrix, Director of Product Marketing at Edifecs, and held numerous positions at Microsoft within Microsoft Research, product management, product marketing and developer evangelism. Mithun speaks five languages and is known for his enthusiasm around developer communities and his ability to merge his technical background and business savvy. He has computer science and engineering degrees from Bangalore University and the National Institute of Information Technology in India.

Leyre Olavarria Abin

Leyre Olavarria Abin

Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT S.A.

Leyre joined SEAT after working in supply chain for WELLA FRANCE in Strasbourg.
She started there in 2009, in the costs optimization department of the SEAT Technical Centre (R&D).
In 2009 she changed to the Electric Development as Head of HMI (Human Machine Interface), which today is known as UX (User experience) and since 2012 she is Head of Connected Car & Infotainment. Currently her main task is to define the strategy for all SEAT models in terms of infotainment units and connected car functions and services. A big challenge!

Data Revolution
16:50 - 17:30
Marc Preusche, Founder and Managing Director of LEROI Consulting | Thomas Zeutschler, Head of Data and Application Foundation at Henkel AG & Co | Rafael Herrera, Chief Data Officer of Auto1 Group | Raj Singh, Product Manager for Developer Experience at InterSystems | Taner Akcok, CPO & Managing Director at finreach solutions
16:50 - 17:30
Executive Stage

Marc Preusche, Founder and Managing Director of LEROI Consulting
Thomas Zeutschler, Head of Data and Application Foundation at Henkel AG & Co
Rafael Herrera, Chief Data Officer of Auto1 Group
Raj Singh, Product Manager for Developer Experience at InterSystems
Taner Akcok, CPO & Managing Director at finreach solutions

Marc Preusche

Marc Preusche

Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Thomas Zeutschler

Thomas Zeutschler

Head of Data & Application Foundation, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf

Thomas Zeutschler is a developer, data scientist and digital thought leader. As Head of Data and Application Foundation at Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) he and his team are working on various topics to drive the digitalization at Henkel from a data & technology perspective. In addition, he teaches business analytics, industry 4.0 and programming at the HSD University in Düsseldorf. Prior to Henkel he worked in the business intelligence industry, developed in-memory OLAP databases, planning solutions and worked on large scale software development projects. Thomas has a background in economics and statistics and a long lasting programming experience in C, C#, Java, Python and many other languages.

Rafael Herrera

Rafael Herrera

Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Rafael is Chief Data Officer at AUTO1 Group and responsible for Data, Analytical and Reporting Platforms. Before that he has built Business Intelligence Systems for startups in Germany and the U.S. as well as worked as a Consultant across Europe for more than ten years, architecting and developing BI Systems and Processes for enterprises. Rafael holds a master’s degree in Business Computer Science from the AKAD University Stuttgart.

Raj Singh

Raj Singh

Product Manager for Developer Experience , InterSystems

Raj is product manager for developer experience at InterSystems. He pioneered Web mapping-as-a-service in the late 1990s with Syncline, a startup he co-founded. After that he finished his PhD in Urban Planning at MIT, designing a web services-based distributed computing architecture for urban information systems. He then worked for a decade on geospatial data interoperability challenges for the Open Geospatial Consortium. Prior to joining InterSystems in May, Raj worked in developer advocacy at IBM for database and data science cloud offerings.

Taner Akcok

Taner Akcok

CPO & Managing Director, finreach solutions

Taner has more than 9 years of platform, analytics, machine learning and AI experience. He worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager where he received a number of international success awards. He founded his own company AppAnalytics.io in Silicon Valley which became 2nd Fastest Growing B2B Startup in the world according to Business Insider and highlighted by Forbes Magazine. He sold his company to Nomad Commerce in 2016 and joined to Webtrekk in Berlin as a VP of Product Management. He studied Business Administration at Istanbul University and Innovation Management at Stanford University. Taner is currently nominated as one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in Finance 2019.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Executive Stage
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
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10:00
10:30
11:00
Main Stage
Main Stage
Welcome by WeAreDevelopers Founders & Factory Berlin

Garry Kasparov
09:40 - 10:30
09:40 - 10:30
Main Stage

Garry Kasparov

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.

Dorothee Bär
10:30 - 10:45
Main Stage

Break

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Main Stage
Main Stage
Volkswagen’s journey towards a software-driven company – challenges, chances and successes
11:00 - 11:45
Peter Garzarelle & Nils Heuer
11:00 - 11:45
Main Stage

In his keynote, Peter Garzarella, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development, will be talking about Volkswagen’s journey in software development. He will take a deep dive into the topics Controlling Complexity and Coding Society. You will learn more about the history of Software Development at Volkswagen, modern software solutions in factories and future plants. And of course – Volkswagen’s worldwide Software Development Centers, with its working methods and current projects. In the second half of the keynote, Peter Garzarella and Nils Heuer, Global Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, will talk about the cooperation between Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services. As these seemingly different companies embark on their joint journey to develop the Industrial Cloud, new challenges arise around engineering and management. In an initiative with the goal to standardize, deeply integrate and combine the IT at the production level of machinery, equipment and systems across all 122 production plants of the Volkswagen Group, traditional IT development approaches reach their limits. How do both companies work together successfully and align their work styles to tackle these challenges?

Peter Garzarella

Peter Garzarella

Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development

Peter Garzarella joined the Porsche after working in Internet Service Provider Business and started his automotive career in the Networking Group – International Network department in 2001. After 10 years at Porsche, he started his journey at the Volkswagen Group in Enterprise Architecture Management. He went back to his tech roots in 2015 and founded the Volkswagen Digital:Lab in Berlin – focusing on Software again. Today, as the Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development, he continues to build software and Software Development Centers all over the world.

Nils Heuer

Nils Heuer

Global Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

As a Solutions Architect in Amazon Web Services’ Global Accounts team, Nils advises organizations on the technology and processes of their journey to the cloud. He is passionate about shaping the impact of culture and communication on technology teams. Before joining AWS, Nils held consulting roles at Google, HP and several startups.

Lukasz Gadowski, Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY
11:50 - 12:20

Lunch Break
12:20 - 13:20

The Quake Postmortem: The End of the Original Id
13:20 - 14:05
John Romero
13:20 - 14:05
Main Stage

With the release of DOOM and DOOM II, id software were masters of mayhem, riding high and unstoppable. They would soon begin work on Quake, an ambitious truly 3D FPS that would seek, once again, to redefine the state of the art. Released in 1996, Quake introduced the world to 3D mouse look, 60fps 3D texture-mapped rendering with lighting, and internet multiplayer with a client/server architecture. With its release came the birth of eSports as clans and competitions sprung up worldwide. Over twenty years later, it is still acknowledged as one of gaming’s masterworks. In this talk, id co-founder and Quake designer John Romero takes the audience through the rollercoaster that was Quake’s creation and reveals why it brought about the end of the original id.

John Romero

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.

Building World Class Companies
14:10 - 14:55
Joel Spolsky
14:10 - 14:55
Main Stage

In his keynote, Joel will share stories about building Fog Creek Software, Trello (which sold to Atlassian), and Stack Overflow. Today, Stack Overflow is an invaluable resource to nearly every developer in the world and one of the 50 most popular websites globally. He will tie stories and anecdotes about his ventures together around how they've impacted, and continue to impact, the developer community.

Joel Spolsky

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.

Flutter - Google’s latest innovation for mobile, web, and desktop apps
15:00 - 15:45
Martin Aguinis & Matt Sullivan
15:00 - 15:45
Main Stage

Flutter is redefining how developers make apps for mobile, web, and desktop. This session will introduce Flutter, show live coding a Flutter app on-stage, deep dive on what’s been announced at Google I/O and provide a look at the product’s future.

Martin Aguinis

Martin Aguinis

Marketing Lead, Flutter, Google

Martin Aguinis leads Marketing for Flutter. He is part of the Google Developer Marketing group based in Mountain View, California. Before Flutter, Martin founded his own companies and also worked in the YouTube team on Virtual Reality. Martin is originally from Buenos Aires and loves to travel

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

Developer Relations Lead, Flutter, Google

Matt leads the DevRel team for Flutter and writes loads of Flutter code.

Eventbrite’s 13-Year Technical Evolution: Transforming a Simple Product into a True Platform
15:50 - 16:35
Renaud Visage
15:50 - 16:35
Main Stage

During this fireside chat, Nicholas Goubert, VP Digital Services at Native Instruments, will interview Renaud Visage, Eventbrite’s founding technical architect, to hear first-hand how he navigated pitfalls and opportunities throughout Eventbrite’s 13-year evolution from a simple web product to the powerful global ticketing and event technology platform it is today. In this session, you’ll hear what it took to develop the company’s first API in 2008, build a scalable product, and overhaul a developer portal experience.

Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage

Co-Founder & CTO, Eventbrite

Renaud Visage is the founding technical architect of Eventbrite. With engineering degrees from Cornell University (USA) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), Renaud started his career as an environmental consultant.
Fascinated by the Internet, Renaud joined Internet photo-sharing pioneer, Zing Networks, as Director of Engineering in 2000. Zing was funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and later acquired by Sony ImageStation. In 2006, he joined forces with Kevin & Julia Hartz to found Eventbrite.
Renaud anticipated several fundamental shifts in the way we use the internet – including the arrival of social media, big data analysis, the shift to mobile devices as first screens and the ubiquity of APIs – and leveraged their disruptive power to Eventbrite’s advantage, fuelling the company’s growth into power globally ticketing and event technology platform it is today. In 2014, Renaud was included in Wired UK's Top 100 digital influencers in Europe.

Brie Code, CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV
16:40 - 17:10
Brie Code

Heartificial Intelligence - Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines
17:15 - 17:45
John C. Havens
17:15 - 17:45
Main Stage

To reimagine business in the age of AI, we need ethically aligned design to ensure we don't become creatures of our own device(s). Join John C. Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems as he explores the question: How will machines know what we value if we don't know ourselves?

John C. Havens

John C. Havens

Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

John C. Havens is Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems that has two primary outputs – the creation and iteration of a body of work known as Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the recommendation of ideas for Standards Projects focused on prioritizing ethical considerations in A/IS. Currently there are fourteen approved Standards Working Groups in the IEEE P7000™ series. John is also the Executive Director of The Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI), a program created by The IEEE Standards Association and The MIT Media lab to proliferate the ideals of responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity prioritizing people and the planet over profit and productivity. Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli and a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is author of the books, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Constructing Worlds
Constructing Worlds
Scaling autonomy in a fintech unicorn - engineering lessons learned
11:00 - 11:30
Alvar Lumberg
11:00 - 11:30
Constructing Worlds

TransferWise has grown from 10 to 300 software engineers in five years and gone from three to 40+ product teams. In this talk, one of the early Engineering Leads at TransferWise will explain the concept of autonomous product teams and how that has helped the company grow without losing velocity. The upside will be balanced by lessons learned. When our product started gaining traction, it became clear that not all product decisions can be made by our CEO or CPO. We didn’t even expect to be able to hire enough talented product owners to make all product calls. We did believe in continuous improvement and customer-centric, metrics-driven lean product development. By giving our engineers ownership of a domain and practices for identifying opportunities and measuring progress, we’ve been able to delegate product decisions to the people actually making product improvements.

Alvar Lumberg

Alvar Lumberg

Engineering Lead, TransferWise

Alvar Lumberg is one of the first software engineers at TransferWise and currently heads the KYC development, Infrastructure and IT teams. He also actively participates in employer branding and recruitment efforts.
TransferWise is a financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. TransferWise customers send over £3bn every month using the service, saving themselves £3m every day. It’s attracted $397m from investors such as world’s largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and Sir Richard Branson.
Prior to TransferWise Alvar built CRM and online banking systems in Swedbank and co-founded a Masters’ Program on Design and Development of Virtual Environments. He’s worked as a software development consultant and is an active member of Estonian startup and software development community.

Getting the most out of JavaScript errors
11:35 - 12:20
Ben Vinegar
11:35 - 12:20
Constructing Worlds

Ben Vinegar

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.

Lunch Break
12:20 - 13:20

Modelling Marketplaces with GraphQL
13:20 - 13:50
Thorsten Schaeff
13:20 - 13:50
Constructing Worlds

Multi-sided marketplaces and software platforms have some complex data relationships including transactions, transfers, commission, fees, payouts, buyers, sellers, and potentially many more. In this talk, we look at how we can utilize GraphQL with its descriptive schema definition language, and tooling ecosystem in combination with the Stripe marketplace payments APIs to break down the complexities involved in building and running a platform business model.

Thorsten Schaeff

Thorsten Schaeff

Integration Engineer, Stripe

Thorsten Schaeff is an Integration Engineer and Developer Advocate at Stripe working with some of the world's largest marketplaces and open-source e-commerce platforms. Stripe's mission is to increase the GDP of the internet by enabling developers to build delightful payment experiences for their users, via APIs, developer tools and libraries.

Architecting scalable serverless applications with GraphQL API using Hasura
13:55 - 14:25
Vladimir Novick
13:55 - 14:25
Constructing Worlds

Virtual and augmented realities overlay or merge digital and real worlds. In that sense, they create different dimensions or alternate universes. But how should humans interact with them? The user experience is so different from the one we are used to in digital media. In this talk, we will look at the present and future of user interactions in digital realities and will discuss the psychology behind the techniques that are currently or will probably be used in the future.

Vladimir Novick

Vladimir Novick

Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Developer advocate at hasura.io, Google Developer Expert, consultant, worldwide speaker, published author, host of the 3factorRadio podcast and OSS contributor. Currently, Vladimir works with Web, Mobile, VR, AR, and IoT technologies and advocates the use of GraphQL and serverless architectures as well as functional languages such as ReasonML.

I need my data ASAP - real-time serverless applications
14:30 - 15:00
Jakub Holak
14:30 - 15:00
Constructing Worlds

Traditional backend development is changing, and serverless will change it even more - creating applications with rich client-side code and heavy use of cloud services is the future of app development. I believe that serverless means not only function as a service, that runs our code on demand. Serverless can be much more - by combining cloud-based services we can build rich apps fast. You need to get on this train now, and I want to show that we can create service-full apps with real-time data delivery using public cloud services - almost codeless.

Jakub Holak

Jakub Holak

Lead Front End Developer, Nordcloud

Jakub is a seasoned javascript developer, currently leading UI development of internal products at Nordcloud. Although for many years his main area of focus was UI development, he believes that the future of web development will be written using rich client apps and servicefull backends. Big serverless enthusiast, certified AWS Developer. Being a part of the R&D department gives him the ability to work with cutting edge public cloud tech stacks on a daily basis.

How to architect your application infrastructure for effective API delivery
15:05 - 15:35
Kevin Jones
15:05 - 15:35
Constructing Worlds

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
● Microgateway, 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.

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Global Consulting Engineer, NGINX, Inc.

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.

Turning the web stack upside down— rethinking how data flows through systems
15:40 - 16:10
Paolo Negri
15:40 - 16:10
Constructing Worlds

With a background in developing backends for online games, Paolo has spent much of his career thinking about how data flows through systems. Recent trends in software development, such as GraphQL and static site generators, show surprising parallels to strategies used in designing gaming servers. In this talk, Paolo will examine how data flows through a classical, request-driven architecture, how GraphQL and static site generators challenge that classical architecture, and what lessons we can learn from them for system architecture.
Take away:
● Your assumptions about when data has to be fetched and where it should be stored are likely wrong
● Pre-computing and frequently updating information can be a great strategy
● Consider an event-driven architecture instead of a request-driven one

Paolo Negri

Paolo Negri

CTO and Co-Founder, Contentful

In 2006, Paolo left native Milan for London to be a part of the cloud revolution. He led the bid management development team at Forward, one of the fastest growing companies in the UK at the time, and later helped to scale the website of Autoscout24, the largest European car search engine. In 2010, Paolo joined the social gaming company Wooga, where he resolved Wooga's massive scaling issues and oversaw a 10X traffic growth spurt over his 2-year tenure. In 2012, Paolo met Sascha and founded Contentful. Paolo holds an Engineering Management degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Interactive 3D Web Mapping
16:15 - 16:45
Ignacio Julve Castro
16:15 - 16:45
Constructing Worlds

HERE Technologies is in the early stages of developing a new web-based, open-source 3D map visualization framework called harp.gl. Flexible and customizable, the engine will eventually allow you to build a fully interactive and compelling map data visualization application. In this introductory session, we will talk about why we created this engine, how it works, what you can currently do with it, and what exciting features are coming next.

Ignacio Julve Castro

Ignacio Julve Castro

Engineering Manager, HERE Technologies

Ignacio is an Engineering Manager at HERE Technologies, where he focusses on Cloud Services and Web Rendering. He is a strong advocate on being close to the real problems and getting his hands dirty. Trying always to face issues from the customer point of view so that the team works on the right topics.

Git Fu Developing
16:50 - 17:20
Sebastian Feldmann
16:50 - 17:20
Constructing Worlds

Everybody was Git Fu developing, those bugs came fast as lightning. In fact, it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert rebasing. There were funky developers from funky everywhere. They were merging bend up, they where merging bend down. It is a special developer art, and everybody knew their part. For my friend, ain’t your head detached, then I'm guiding you to a clean state. Everybody was Git Fu developing, those problems were solved as fast as lightning. Want to sing along and master your Git Fu? Listen to this lecture by Sensei Sebastian.

Sebastian Feldmann

Sebastian Feldmann

Lead Technical Advisor, CHECK24

Sebastian lives in Munich and Cologne supporting teams at CHECK24 developing software. He started programming with BASIC on the C64 and moved over Assembler and C to languages like PHP and JavaScript. With roughly 20 years of PHP experience, he specialized in enterprise web applications. He is passionate about automation, performance and maintainable code.Sebastian is an open source contributor and maintainer of the php backup utility phpbu and a git hook library called CaptainHook.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Constructing Worlds 2.0
Constructing Worlds 2.0
Migrating our micro services from Java to Kotlin - yet another awesome journey
11:00 - 11:30
Björn Wendland
11:00 - 11:30
Constructing Worlds 2.0

This talk elaborates our awesome journey migrate all our microservices from Java to Kotlin. We will take a closer look at the challenges we faced as a team and the impact on our day to day work in an agile environment and how we overcame technical hurdles integrating with Spring Boot and introducing async workflows using Kotlin coroutines. Finally, we discuss at the actual benefits that we gained by moving all our micro-services to Kotlin and do a critical review of our journey and an outlook at things to come.

Björn Wendland

Björn Wendland

Full Stack Developer, METRONOM

Björn is a Full Stack Developer at METRONOM, Clean Code Evangelist, Dev Coach and part of the - in his eyes - best vertical ever: Payments. They contribute in setting the pace in technology by challenging their own solution, its architecture and its implementation every day.

A new and smart way to develop cloud-native microservices - MicroProfile
11:35 - 12:05
Emily Jiang
11:35 - 12:05
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Ever wondered what makes a cloud-native application "cloud-native"? Ever wondered what the unique challenges are and how best to address them on fully-open Java technologies? In this session, you'll learn what it means to be cloud-native and how that impacts application development. You'll learn about Eclipse MicroProfile, an industry collaboration defining technologies for the development and management of cloud-native microservices. In this session, I will discuss in details on how MicroProfile can help with developing cloud-native microservices, followed by a live demo of creating and running a cloud-native microservice on Open Liberty (https://openliberty.io/).

Emily Jiang

Emily Jiang

Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI, Java Champion, IBM

Emily Jiang is Java Champion. She is Senior MicroProfile lead and has been working on MicroProfile since 2016 and leads the specifications of MicroProfile Config, Fault Tolerance and Service Mesh. She is Config JSR co-spec lead and CDI Expert Group member. She works for IBM as Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI. Based at IBM's Hursley laboratory in the UK, she has worked on the WebSphere Application Server since 2006 and is heavily involved in Java EE implementation in Liberty releases.

Brave new world of microservices – patterns, ideas, dos and don'ts
12:10 - 12:40
Tomislav Tipuric
12:10 - 12:40
Constructing Worlds 2.0

With the popularization of cloud technologies, our world of technology has been changed once and for all. The amount of data, its variety, and velocity, millions of new endpoints and expansion of mobility have once again put the ball into software architects’ field sitting them once again at a drawing board in order to create something new – the architecture we are nowadays calling microservices or cloud-native. The main idea behind this session is to get you up to speed with these new developments in application engineering. These topics include evolution from SOA architecture to microservices, characteristics that new architecture has to have (scalability, independent deployment, automation…), microservices modeling, common problems in traditional application architecture vs. today’s requirements, technology heterogeneity, architectural patterns and when to use (and when not to use) this architecture. You will learn what new approaches are there in terms of both new patterns and technologies to give life to those patterns. Welcome to the brave new world of Microservices!

Tomislav Tipuric

Tomislav Tipuric

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nephos

Tomislav is CTO and partner in Nephos – company that successfully supports the digital transformation of their clients at home and abroad with its products and services. Prior to joining Nephos, Tomislav worked for Microsoft for 10 years, the last few as a technology strategist for partners that embed Microsoft's technology and cloud services into their own products. During his career, he has worked with a number of companies in the region, from the smallest startups to renowned large companies, helping developers and system engineers to apply the latest Microsoft technologies. His is currently focused on the world's leading cloud technologies, DevOps topics, artificial intelligence and the way of doing business in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. He spends much of his time transferring knowledge through workshops and lectures at numerous conferences in the region, helping individuals and businesses to be more successful in applying innovative technologies.

Lunch Break
12:40 - 13:40

To The Cloud And Beyond With MongoDB Atlas
13:40 - 14:10
Maxime Beugner
13:40 - 14:10
Constructing Worlds 2.0

It’s critical to select a forward-looking approach to how you organize, use, and enrich your data in the cloud. In this session, we'll discuss how MongoDB Atlas – a cloud-hosted MongoDB service on AWS, GCP, and Azure – deploys, operates and scales your MongoDB clusters in the Cloud. Your self-healing clusters are made up of geographically distributed instances to ensure no single point of failure. Also, MongoDB Stitch, the serverless platform by MongoDB will complete the picture to help you connect your MongoDB cluster with other services or build a serverless REST API.

Maxime Beugnet

Maxime Beugnet

Developer Advocate EMEA, MongoDB

Maxime Beugnet has been working with MongoDB for the past 5 years and in the IT industry for 8 years.
He is a MongoDB and Java trainer, with DEV and DBA MongoDB certifications. Maxime joined MongoDB as a Developer Advocate EMEA a year ago to share his experience with the community. He loves clean code, scuba diving, code challenges and vikings!

Modern React: Things You Didn't Know Where Possible
14:15 - 14:45
Roy Derks
14:15 - 14:45
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Since the introduction of React a few years ago, a lot has been changed. Where React used to be a library with just a limited amount of features, it now can handle complex use-cases like state management or lazy-loading with just its APIs. This talk will show how these new features can help you develop in React with fewer packages and above all, less code.

Roy Derks

Roy Derks

Senior Frontend Developer, City of Amsterdam, CTO, SwitchBay

Roy Derks is a serial startup CTO and conference speaker from Amsterdam. He also teaches React and GraphQL at reactjs.academy, and works on open-source JavaScript projects for the City of Amsterdam.

10 things to learn to become DevOps Jedi
14:50 - 15:20
Janos Pasztor
14:50 - 15:20
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Docker? Kubernetes? Istio? Prometheus? Terraform? There are so many things to learn, and time is so short. What should you learn? What technologies are going to be there in two years? What is going to help you in your job? Join me in this gander through the current technologies in and around DevOps, and also learn about the important concepts like immutability and reproducibility, which will make you a better DevOps engineer.

Janos Pasztor

Janos Pasztor

Cloud Solution Architect, A1 Digital

Janos is a DevOps engineer with over a decade of experience in running large-scale systems and software development. Currently working on writing handbooks, making videos and training people on Exoscale and clouds in general.

BizDevOps & Back2Code - The BMW way of digitalization
15:25 - 16:10
Christoph Brinck & Frank Ramsak
15:25 - 16:10
Constructing Worlds 2.0

We will give deep insights regarding our transformation from a classic corporate IT organization to a scaled product organization with the highest possible agility. Our focus will be the ongoing change from project-driven and outsourcing-oriented working models to agile internal software engineering in products. In addition, we share our approach of highly automated development and operations of state-of-the-art services on our hybrid cloud DevOps platform.

Christoph Brinck

Christoph Brinck

VP IT Governance, BMW Group

Christoph Brinck started his career within the BMW Group in 2000 and is presently responsible for Group IT Strategy, Governance, Cyber Security and BizDevOps transformation. Together with his team he aligns the BMW Group IT in a technological and procedural way with a strong focus on lean alignment processes enabling the BMW Group IT’s change to BizDevOps. A full-stack Cyber Security portfolio completes his role. Prior to this, he managed international IT projects and was responsible for different business and IT development & operations units. Christoph studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, focusing on IT-driven engineering.
Frank Ramsak

Frank Ramsak

Head of Enterprise Architecture Mgmt, Quality Mgmt, BMW Group

Frank Ramsak started his career within the BMW Group in 2003 and is presently responsible for Architecture, Innovation and Technology in the BMW Group IT Governance. With his team and the community
of architects he defines and drives the innovative, competitive IT solution space for the feature teams.
Before his time in the IT-Governance, he managed international IT projects and was responsible for enterprise architecture management for the R&D, quality and production areas. Frank studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD from TUM for his work on multi-dimensional indexing in database systems.

Bridging the integration gap: How to enable service-rich applications faster and with less code
16:15 - 16:45
Benjamin De Boe

The Erlang Ecosystem
16:50 - 17:20
Robert Virding
16:50 - 17:20
Constructing Worlds 2.0

Erlang is in many ways quite old though many of the problems for which it used are quite modern. The Erlang language and system were designed around a set of requirements for telecom systems. They were distributed, massively concurrent systems which had to scale with demand, be capable of handling massive peak loads and never fail. The Erlang concurrency and error-handling model was developed around these requirements. This talk will describe the development of the language and the design of systems based on the Erlang look at the BEAM, the Erlang VM, and how it supports the properties of the Erlang language and systems built on top of it. It will also look at further development with the introduction of new languages like Elixir and how they can be added into the Erlang environment - the Erlang ecosystem.

Robert Virding

Robert Virding

Principle Language Expert, Erlang Solutions Ltd.

Robert Virding is one of the co-inventors of Erlang and was an early member of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler.He has always been interested in language design and implementation and at the lab he did a lot of work on the implementation of functional and logic languages. More recently he has done a number of implementations of different languages in Erlang, and on the Erlang system, which have been spread and used externally.He is now Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions Ltd. and is regularly invited to teach and present throughout the world.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Controlling Complexity
Controlling Complexity
Life in The Fast Lane - Don’t Get Breached, Embed Security Into Your Developer Journey
11:00 - 11:30
Gaurav Kumar
11:00 - 11:30
Controlling Complexity

Over the last two decades, information security (InfoSec) teams and developers have maintained contrasting perspectives around security responsibilities. InfoSec has managed security risks without help from developers and developers have practiced security principles in a silo or ignored them in pursuit of meeting rapid development goals. In this session, Gaurav will share his experiences of being a developer, a journeyman security professional and building highly diverse teams helping infuse security into the developer journey.

Gaurav Kumar

Gaurav Kumar

Chief Architect for Public Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks

Gaurav has been building and breaking security systems for more than 15 years. Most recently, he was the co-founder and CTO of RedLock which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks where he is the chief architect for public cloud security. At RedLock he created Cloud Security Intelligence team which pioneered cloud security search and uncovered new attack vectors.When he is not hacking, he can be seen roasting coffee beans or playing chess.

Monitor your data like if it was your code
11:35 - 12:05
Tom Baeyens
11:35 - 12:05
Controlling Complexity

Learn how to build trust in your data. Data is the new oil, but how do you monitor the data quality in your fancy data lake? Operational systems will drift and there are numerous other reasons why data gets polluted and corrupted. These problems often remain unnoticed because data products like reports and machine learning models just consume bad data without problem. Garbage in, garbage out. Test Driven Development for data is a powerful analogy on how to deal with this. Data Stewards, Data scientists, and Data engineers collaboratively build test suites. Continuous monitoring will bring silent data issues to the surface. We'll compare the early solutions that are emerging in this space with open source frameworks like eBays' Griffin and Great Expectations.

Tom Baeyens

Tom Baeyens

Co-Founder and CTO, Shape.ai

Tom Baeyens is co-founder and CTO of Shape.ai, an enterprise data quality solution that connects data engineers, data scientists and business people. Tom has founded several successful startups and open source projects and led developer teams in various roles for eg jBPM at JBoss, Red Hat, Activiti at Alfresco and Signavio.

How to use experimentation to improve your product
12:10 - 12:40
Lotte Larsen & Nina Bordet
12:10 - 12:40
Controlling Complexity

Experimentation is at the heart of conversion rate optimization. In many cases, conversion rate optimization and AundefinedB testing are associated with tactical experimentation to increase leads, transactions, and revenue in the short-term. Over the past few years, there has been a shift in mindset towards how businesses can profit from experimentation and AundefinedB testing to develop their products in the long-term. In this talk, we will show how product teams can leverage experimentation to get actionable insights that help maximize the value of their product.

Lotte Larsen

Lotte Larsen

Co-Founder, mindberry

Lotte Larsen is co-founder of mindberry. Since mindberry was founded 10 years ago she has helped businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.

Nina Bordet

Nina Bordet

Co-Founder , mindberry

Nina Bordet is co-founder of mindberry. Since mindberry was founded 10 years ago she has helped businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.

Lunch Break
12:40 - 13:40

When testing makes no sense
13:40 - 14:25
Miro Svrtan
13:40 - 14:25
Controlling Complexity

If you look at the stage of tech conferences, people are preaching testing, testing, testing. But if you look at the community, the percentage of people writing tests is really low. As a person who went from "How can I ask for more time, money and resources for testing?" through "Ask for forgiveness instead of permission" to someone who writes a lot of tests, I still believe testing doesn't make sense. No, it doesn't make sense for everyone, and often enough it makes no sense for me, too. This talk will explore that fuzzy line when you have to shift your mind from one side to the other: in both directions.

Miro Svrtan

Miro Svrtan

Senior Engineer, Null Development

Miro has started using PHP as a student, back in 1999. At first he worked as a one man band web developer and from there he progressed, via focusing on PHP development in a team environment, to be a senior dev, tech lead & technical analyst. He has found much more happiness doing backend stuff so he focusses on scalable backends and devops tasks these days.

The Only Way to Test Live Payments at Scale - Access diverse payment instruments across the globe
14:30 - 15:00
Mike Plachta
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Mike Plachta

Mike Plachta

Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Testing your tests’ quality - Introduction to Mutation Testing
15:05 - 15:50
Felix Wu
15:05 - 15:50
Controlling Complexity

Everyone says code testing is vital for software engineers, just like everyone talks about code coverage. But code coverage doesn’t tell you about the effectiveness and quality of your tests; what it can do is give you a clue of how many tests in the project don’t have an assertion and only exist for code coverage reasons. Well, meet mutation testing: bugs, known as *mutants*, such as wrong return values, are automatically inserted into your code to test whether your tests fail — if they do, the mutant dies; if they pass, the mutant survives. The higher the percentage of mutants killed, the more *effective* your tests are. In this talk, I will introduce this concept and show some live mutation testing in different languages.

Felix Wu

Felix Wu

Fullstack Engineer, Co-Founder 30 seconds

Felix is a 17 y/o Software Enthusiast mainly concentrated on JavaScript and Python. He loves everything surrounding Computer Science, from tinkering with algorithms to building Augmented Reality apps in the browser. He co-created the JS library 30secondsofcode.org and a platform for tech interviewees called 30secondsofinterviews.org. Besides coding, he also organizes meetups in Frankfurt.

Hands-On ModSecurity and Logging
16:00 - 16:30
Philipp Krenn
16:00 - 16:30
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.

Philipp Krenn

Philipp Krenn

Developer 🥑, Elastic

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.

Serverless security: defence against the dark arts
16:35 - 17:20
Yan Cui
16:35 - 17:20
Controlling Complexity

With Lambda, AWS has taken over the responsibilities of patching the OS and securing the underlying physical infrastructure that runs your serverless application, so what’s left for you to secure? Quite a bit it turns out. This talk introduces the audience to the many threats we face in our serverless architecture (OWASP top 10, DoS, app dependencies), as well as best practices such as using per-function IAM policies, account level isolations, proactively deleting unused functions, encryption at rest and in-flight, and how to prevent and recover from compromised AWS credentials. We will also look at some new attack vectors that are specific to serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda.

Yan Cui

Yan Cui

Principal Engineer, DAZN

Serverless is eating the stack! @Deprecate Containers
17:25 - 17:55
Modood Alvi
17:25 - 17:55
Controlling Complexity

Serverless computing lets you build and run applications and services without thinking about servers or containers. Most of the infrastructure managed for you or abstracted away and almost all you need to care about is your application code. But what does it exactly mean to develop, test and run a serverless application? Can you forget about infrastructure completely? And how can you transition your services into a serverless environment? Running a complete serverless application for more than a year, we show you the good, the bad and the ugly of the serverless approach and why we still believe it will be the real #cloud-native way to build applications of the future.

Modood Alvi

Modood Alvi

Senior Software Engineer Developer, SAP SE

Modood Alvi works as a software engineer at the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam. He develops cloud-native solutions in the healthcare and life sciences domain. His most recent project is a completely serverless application which runs in production for more than 1.5 years. He incessantly tries to convince colleagues and friends to use serverless in their projects and his new favorite programming language Scala. Having a strong background in the Java EE ecosystem, he tries to re-use patterns and test strategies.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Applying Disruption
Applying Disruption
Everywhere commerce - voice interfaces, autonomous warehouses, self-driving delivery
11:00 - 11:30
Daniel Gebler
11:00 - 11:30
Applying Disruption

In this keynote, we will show how a unique combination of IoT, AI, Drones, and autonomous vehicles is forming the next generation of commerce. From mobile to voice interfaces, from manual to autonomous warehouses, from human operated to self-driving cars. The technology is there, pilots are in operation, and broad adoption is not far away. We will show how Picnic and other retailers are building logistic platforms that unlock the next generation of commerce experience. We will demonstrate how our fleet of real-time connected vehicles, smart planning algorithms, precise monitoring tools, and predictive distribution models create an unprecedented distribution logistic system for groceries. Then we provide a look behind the scenes of our smart planning algorithm that broke world records of the famous traveling salesman problem (TSP). Finally, we deliver insights into the architecture and design of our distribution eco-system (planning, monitoring, execution, control components) and explain how we made them ready for autonomous distribution and self-driving vehicles.

Daniel Gebler

Daniel Gebler

CTO, Picnic

Daniel Gebler is CTO of Picnic, the world’s fastest growing online supermarket that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Previously, he was Director R&D of Fredhopper, responsible for the product and technology roadmap, and led engineering teams located in Amsterdam and Sofia. Daniel holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA.

Engineering your digital transformation
11:35 - 12:05
Ashish Kuthiala
11:35 - 12:05
Applying Disruption

Every organization is committed to the digital transformation promise. The faster and more collaboratively our teams can work, the faster we can compete - however, this is easier said than done. It is challenging to disrupt existing organizational structures, processes, tools and incentives. The hardest parts of delivering software are keeping everyone aligned and focused. Teams waste time waiting for inputs, fixing mistakes, shifting from one tool to another, waiting for infrastructure, and maintaining toolchains; this all creates friction and slows business innovation. At GitLab, we deploy code over 100 times a day to our online offering and we have shipped a major release on the 22nd of every month for the past 92 consecutive months. In this session, we will share some of the challenges we addressed and lessons earned that enable us to deliver at cloud-native velocity.

Ashish Kuthiala

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.

Lunch Break
12:05 - 13:05

How to build a Public Intelligence Network with Ocean Protocol
13:05 - 13:35
Dimitri De Jonghe
13:05 - 13:35
Applying Disruption

There are fundamental limitations to accessing “the right datasets, to address the right question, with the right data science tools...at the right time.” This has led to:
● Data silos.
● Difficulty discovering what data is available.
● Difficulty in accessing data once it is discovered
● Data immobility due to size constraints, regulatory and compliance restrictions, etc.
● Lack of access to appropriate tools, skills, or both.

Dimitri De Jonghe

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe (power to creators) and BigchainDB (a blockchain database), and Ocean Protocol (a public network for data and AI marketplaces). Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a blockchain interoperability protocol.

Don’t just build a product. Build an economy. Great new challenges for developers in blockchain
13:40 - 14:10
Angela Kreitenweis
13:40 - 14:10
Applying Disruption

Economic incentives have always been a powerful driver for change and innovation. So far the internet was mainly about buying and selling. Blockchain opens the door to create own platform-inherent economies using crypto tokens to reward a wider range of value add. Thus, some call tokens the blockchain superpower. Angela Kreitenweis, co-founder of the TokenEngineering global community, will walk us through this new space of opportunities. By taking a look at concrete use cases she’ll discuss the potential of crypto economies, new challenges for developers and a newly emerging engineering discipline: token engineering. Learn more about Angela here (linkedin.com/in/angelakreitenweis) and join the Token Engineering global community at https://www.meetup.com/pro/tokenengineering/.

Angela Kreitenweis

Angela Kreitenweis

Co-Founder, TokenEngineering Berlin

Angela is an expert in building ecosystems. She left her consulting job in 2018 in order to establish a new engineering discipline in the blockchain sector: Token Engineering.
From 2016 to 2018 she set up venture development for innogy Innovation Hub from scratch. Previously, she worked for clients like BMW, SAP, audible or Telefónica in order to develop new business models, pilot new technology or set up collaboration with startups.
Her areas of interest are AI governance, decentralized economies and time traveling.

Can blockchain technology truly bring trust in socio-economic systems?
14:15 - 14:45
Tahereh Nodehi
14:15 - 14:45
Applying Disruption

The blockchain technology is a new paradigm that can provide efficient solutions for many old problems in public and private sectors such as lack of security, excessive bureaucracy, lack of transparency, fraud, errors, and expensive transaction fees. Its proposed applications include crowdfunding, asset tracking, property registrations, social funding, finance amongst others where it attempts to build trustless systems without any central authority. While blockchain technology promises to build a strong technological foundation for trust and transparency in decentralized systems, there are limits to where technology alone can bring trust unless complemented by other factors such as transparent social systems, independent validators, and a society where honest and ethical behavior is part of the culture. Through different case scenarios, this talk will present how blockchain technology brings about trust but at the same time, its limitations will be identified, illustrating the other missing elements that are vital for building a true trust based socio-economic system.

Tahereh Nodehi

Tahereh Nodehi

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Industrial Engineering at the Nova University of Lisbon

Tahereh Nodehi is a Post-Doc researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering, at the Nova University of Lisbon. Her main research interests are “Blockchain Technology and Applications”, “Digital Platform Strategy for Business”, and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.She is currently working on the project Vortal-InterData where a Blockchain Based architecture for bringing interoperability and transparency to the e-procurement industry will be developed. The research approach in the project combines latest Digital Technologies, Decentralised Platforms and their integration with Blockchain Based Solutions.Moreover, she is working as a researcher in the project MY-GATEWAY, a Startup Europe initiative that aims to strengthen the capacities of high-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs in the CEE region to become better connected, gain higher market exposure.She published a paper titled “A Review Paper on Blockchain Applications” in IEEE Conference, ICE 2018, at Stuttgart, elaborating the most relevant use cases of Blockchain and its key advantages.

Alesia Braga, CTO, Quandoo
14:50 - 15:20
14:50 - 15:20
Applying Disruption

Alesia Braga

Alesia Braga

CTO, Quandoo

Alesia Braga is CTO of Quandoo, the world's fastest-growing restaurant reservation platform. Since May 2018, she manages teams and complex development projects throughout the product lifecycle. Including a major CRM implementation, where international cross-functional teams were coordinated and driven forward. Prior to that, she has already gained relevant experience in the tech industry, at well-known companies such as Google and SugarCRM. Alesia studied Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the BSU - Belarusian State University and Economics and Computer Science at the AKAD - University of Applied Sciences.

Application of AI/ML Methods and Algorithms in Real-World Case Studies
15:30 - 16:00
Emir Zunic
15:30 - 16:00
Applying Disruption

As the importance of data analytics continues to grow, companies are finding more and more applications for Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial, and Business Intelligence. This lecture will present several different ways of theoretical and practical advances and applications of artificial intelligence, data mining and machine learning in different real-world case studies. That includes practical solving of several kinds of problems: Advanced Analysis, Sales Forecasting, Anomaly Detection, Travelling Salesman Problem, Transport Optimization, and Vehicle Routing Problem, GPS tracking, etc. All of these aspects are integrated into one solution called Smart Warehouse Management System and Transport Management System, which is currently used in a production environment in several distribution companies in B&H

Emir Zunic

Emir Zunic

Head of AI/ML Department, Info Studio, Co-Founder & CIO, edu720

Emir is a PhD candidate of Electrical Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the fields of Software Engineering, IT, Data Mining, Business Process Management, Document Management and Optimizations. He currently works as the Head of AI/ML Department at Info Studio d.o.o. Sarajevo. Also, he is the Co-Founder & CIO of edu720 d.o.o. Sarajevo. As an implementer and team leader he successfully realized about 100 enterprise projects and applications. He was also a speaker and lecturer on more than 20 Oracle and other world-wide events and conferences. In Academic Area, he has experience working as a Teaching Assistant/Industry Expert at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo. In the past, he also worked as an Industry Expert at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. He has currently published 28 scientific papers at prestigious IEEE/Springer conferences and journals. He is Editorial Board Member on several scientific conferences and journals.

Text Classification with Dynamic Taxonomies
16:05 - 16:35
Shai Hertz
16:05 - 16:35
Applying Disruption

A very common approach to text classification is using a pre-defined taxonomy of topics, and training ML classifiers to identify these topics. One of the drawbacks of this approach is that it is quite challenging to update the taxonomy in order to deal with more dynamic topics. Another challenge of this approach is the need to come up with training data for each topic, which could be quite costly when dealing with large taxonomies. We suggest a classification scheme that mitigates these problems by taking advantage of external resources that provide both dynamically updated taxonomies and text examples. In one instance, we use Wikipedia category graph as a taxonomy, and the pages of each category as the positive examples (resulting in TRIT’s SocialTags feature). In another instance, we use ‘sluglines’ — keywords attached to Reuters news stories that capture the main event discussed in them. Since we have only a handful of positive examples for each topic, we use the Nearest Neighbor approach. We also show that this general method is useful for academic content and even for accounting use cases.

Shai Hertz

Shai Hertz

Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Shai Hertz leads the applied research team in Refinitiv’s Enterprise Intelligence Technology group, solving text-related problems using state of the art ML & NLP methods. He studied Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.

Decentralized orchestration of the Artificial Intelligence ecosystem, powered by Ocean Protocol
16:40 - 17:10
Marcus Jones
16:40 - 17:10
Applying Disruption

Since last year's WeAreDevs talk, Ocean protocol has evolved from a proof of concept to a deployed blockchain project. The simplest case is unlocking data assets to empower artificial intelligence - more data is better! This talk will go **beyond data** and explore the future of decentralized AI. Ocean Protocol supports advanced access control and orchestration, built on our smart contracts and Service Execution Agreements (SEAs). These mechanisms allow more complex use cases, such as aggregate data assets (the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts!), and execution of a complete data science workflow. Each condition is specified by the asset owner and is verified on-chain in a decentralized and open protocol to power a new AI Ecosystem.

Marcus Jones

Marcus Jones

Lead Data Scientist, Ocean Protocol

Marcus Jones is the lead Data Scientist at Ocean Protocol, a blockchain decentralized marketplace for data, pipelines, and models for the AI ecosystem. Marcus has been hacking in Python development and open source projects for over 10 years, starting at a national research agency in Vienna Austria, moving to international consulting, and most recently landing in Berlin at Ocean. Marcus is focused on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and the new decentralized Web 3.0 ecosystem and how it will empower Data Engineers and Data Scientists.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Unchaining Engineering
Unchaining Engineering
Rapid Prototyping - how to start a successful IoT project
11:00 - 11:30
Robert Jänisch
11:00 - 11:30
Unchaining Engineering

Many companies have innovative IoT concepts but are challenged when it comes to bringing them to life. Great ideas often end up stuck in PowerPoint presentations and innovation pipelines, and many companies lack experience in setting up projects and creating realistic roadmaps. Another challenge is to effectively include and address stakeholders because most IoT projects are not physical at first. Rapid prototyping gives innovation teams a tool for making ideas reality in a matter of weeks. Prototypes help communicate the story of your product or service and serve as proof of concept for your idea — better than any slide deck ever could. They help you make better decisions, develop better products faster and reduce market risks. In his presentation, Robert Jänisch, CEO IOX, will provide a step-by-step explanation on how to start IoT projects that include stakeholders and provide visible results to demonstrate the value of your vision. With advice on tools and methods, his insights will equip the audience with the right mindset to foster their projects within their companies.

Robert Jänisch

Robert Jänisch

CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

From Open Source to Industrial IoT
11:35 - 12:20
Jodok Batlogg
11:35 - 12:20
Unchaining Engineering

The development of IoT projects poses completely new challenges to developers, tools and infrastructure alike. Especially in the industrial environment, millions of events must be recorded, stored and analyzed in real time in order to derive the necessary business-critical activities. Not only machine data with different formats have to be integrated but also correlated with information from other applications in order to control processes intelligently. There is a number of restrictions for the successful development of IIoT projects. Vendor-specific products find their limits in the integration, conventional tools do not offer the required performance and finally, the necessary know-how for the design is missing. Launched in 2014, CrateDB is a new kind of distributed SQL database. It is ideal for integrating and analyzing data in real time - often machine-generated - in order to monitor, predict and optimize the behavior of business operations and smart systems. CrateDB makes it easy and economical for mainstream SQL developers to handle extreme analytic data requirements including ingesting millions of data points per second and handle a variety of complex data structures in real time, as it streams into the database. Built upon open-source paradigms, Crate is now used to make complex IIoT projects happen. Jodok Batlogg explains how open-source based solutions (e.g. Flink, Grafana, IoT Edge, Crate, …) can power IIoT projects and drive innovation to create even the most complex IIoT automation projects.

Jodok Batlogg

Jodok Batlogg

CTO, crate.io

Lunch Break
12:20 - 13:20

Stream Processing beyond Streaming Data
13:20 - 13:50
Stephan Ewen
13:20 - 13:50
Unchaining Engineering

Stream processing is becoming something like a "grand unifying paradigm" for data processing. Outgrowing its original space of real-time data processing, stream processing is becoming a technology that offers new approaches to data processing (including batch processing), real-time applications, and even distributed transactions. We will take a look at these developments from the view of Apache Flink and present some of the major efforts in the Flink community to build a unified stream processor data processing and data-driven applications. Flink already powers many of the world's most demanding stream processing applications. We present the approach of Flink's next-generation streaming runtime that also offers a state-of-the-art batch processing experience and performance. A new Machine Learning library, built on top of a unique new API supports many algorithms to train dynamically across static and real-time data. Finally, we look at new building blocks stream processing offers for data-driven applications that open a new direction to solve application consistency. With use cases from different users, we show how companies apply this broader streaming paradigm in practice.

Stephan Ewen

Stephan Ewen

CTO & Co-Founder, Ververica

Stephan Ewen is CTO and co-founder at Ververica where he leads the development of the stream processing platform based on open source Apache Flink. He is also a PMC member and one of the original creators of Apache Flink. Before working on Apache Flink, Stephan worked on in-memory databases, query optimization, and distributed systems. He holds a Ph.D. from the Berlin University of Technology.

How to build Android for a long-lasting phone?
13:55 - 14:25
Agnes Crepet & Karsten Tausche
13:55 - 14:25
Unchaining Engineering

Fairphone is a social enterprise driving change in the electronics industry from the inside out. Its business model is based on social values and securing continuity and centers around producing and marketing smartphones in a way that puts social and environmental values first. We are supporting our phone longer than the industry concurrents. This comes with technical challenges, due to missing long-term support by chipset vendors and the lack of openness on their side, they can indeed stop supporting their platforms ahead of schedule. For example, Fairphone 2 was the only phone on the market with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset to make an Android 7 upgrade. In our presentation, we will discuss challenges for long-lasting support in the different software layers of an Android phone, from app-level down to chipset-specific firmware in the hardware. Based on "Fairphone Open", the open-source-version of our operating system, we highlight how open software development facilitates longevity and enables communities such as LineageOS to contribute to the longevity of our devices.

Agnes Crepet

Agnes Crepet

Tech Lead & Head of IT, Fairphone

Agnes Crepet is a passionate technologist with over 17 years of software engineering experience as Developer, Software Architect, Tech Lead and Teacher. She has been nominated Java Champion in 2012, a worldwide group of passionate Java technology and community leaders. She‘s involved in projects that make IT a great tool to help people and serve projects with societal and environmental impacts. She co-founded the IT company Ninja Squad, which is well-known in France for its core values : support open source, cooperative management or voluntary development. She’s currently the Head of IT at Fairphone, a social enterprise creating the world’s first ethical, modular smartphone to make sure that you shouldn’t have to choose between a great phone and a fair supply chain.She’s actively involved in non-profit collectives and Tech communities. She co-founded MiXiT, a yearly IT event in France, with almost 1000 attendees and speakers, which has been highlighting Tech Activism initiatives and diversity since 2011. She has been leading Duchess France which promotes women in IT since 2010. This association inspires and encourages women to speak at conferences or technical events, to be more visible.

Karsten Tausche

Karsten Tausche

Software Developer, Fairphone

Karsten is an open source software enthusiast and technologist. He joinedFairphone to contribute in the idea of realizing a long lasting and sustainable smartphone supported by open source and community-driven software. Before joining Fairphone, Karsten studied software engineering with a focus on graphics and computing frameworks, as well as operating systems and visualization.

VR Map: WebXR Using Data From OpenStreetMap
14:30 - 15:00
Robert Kaiser
14:30 - 15:00
Unchaining Engineering

Do you have to buy proprietary tools as well as data and be an expert programmer to create a virtual world? With a modern browser, Mozilla's A-Frame library and OpenStreetMap data you don’t: See how Free Software, Open Standards, and crowdsourced data let you walk or “fly” through a simple 3D map!

Robert Kaiser

Robert Kaiser

Mozilla Tech Speaker

A Story About Unpopular Reality
15:05 - 15:35
Samuli Hakoniemi
15:05 - 15:35
Unchaining Engineering

Will 2019 be the year of virtual reality for the web? Maybe it should? But what is the actual story behind the current status of VR in the context of the web? Does WWW only stand for "Wild Wild West" when it comes to VR? This talk is a story about reaching users with WebVR related technologies. We'll perform a short evaluation of whether modern technologies already allow web developers to produce proper content. The technical focus will be on React 360 framework.

Samuli Hakoniemi

Samuli Hakoniemi

React Nativist, Punos Mobile

Samuli is an experienced mobile developer with a twist on UI and UX design. Currently, he focuses mainly on React Native, but he's also enjoying on testing alternate approaches to deliver better interfaces and experiences for users.

Ephemeral onions
15:40 - 16:25
Silvia Puglisi
15:40 - 16:25
Unchaining Engineering

Tor is an important tool for providing privacy and anonymity online. We provide privacy at the application level through the Tor Browser, and with .onion services, Tor allows users to hide their locations while offering various kinds of services. Because .onion services live on the Tor network, you do not need hosting or a public IP address to offer some app via an .onion address. The .onion is hosted on your computer for the time you desire, allowing the people visiting your site to remain anonymous, and you too. This talk is about creating and running ephemeral .onion services to share websites or simple web applications. We will present different use cases for onion services and a wrapper app that allows you to start an .onion and start sharing a static website or a web application.

Silvia Puglisi

Silvia Puglisi

Systems Engineer, Tor Project

Silvia, a.k.a hiro, is Software Engineer based in Barcelona, EU. She is currently working at torproject.org as Systems Engineer and somewhat also part of the Information Security Group in the Department of Telematics Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) where she got her Ph.D. She researches topics in the fields of privacy and anonymity of users on the web.
Current research interests are focused towards understanding what kind of information are publicly accessible online as result of users activities. She is also interested in RESTful architecture and application of hypermedia to Privacy and Security.

TBA
16:30 - 17:00

Rethinking Knowledge and Learning - How Codeversity enables a unique learning approach by integrating AI, Graphs, Neuroscience and Chronobiology
17:05 - 17:35
Johannes M. Schleicher
17:05 - 17:35
Unchaining Engineering

We are living in a world of constant change and rapid development and knowledge is the essential key element to actively shape this evolution. Nearly every industry has been disrupted by recent technological advancements but the way we transmit and consume knowledge and information still is stuck in the last century. Even though new media formats, MOOCs and a vast amount of tools for Knowledge Management have emerged, they still try to deliver knowledge in a linear, one size fits all format. It’s time for this to change and to give you a tool that lets you explore knowledge in a fast and effective way that suits your personal cognitive profile. In this talk, I will show how Codeversity has built a platform for content creation and consumption that uses Graphs, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, and Adaptive Content to provide a novel and effective learning experience. I will introduce our cloud architecture as well as the tools we use and show you how we integrated and combined these approaches to deliver a cutting edge experience. About Johannes M. Schleicher: Johannes is the Head of Product Development at Codeversity and on the mission to transform the way we learn and understand. He looks back at over 16 years of experience in Product Development, Software Engineering, and Distributed Systems Research and has worked for companies and institutions like UBS, Siemens, the European Space Agency, TU Wien and Philips. His interdisciplinary Ph.D. thesis was awarded the “Austrian Award of Excellence”, and his research has been published in several high-ranking journals and conferences. He believes that impossible is just a matter of perspective and that knowledge is the cure.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Coding Society
Coding Society
Business vs Agile - Crimes against development teams continuously committed by management
11:00 - 11:30
Gerta Sheganaku
11:00 - 11:30
Coding Society

Over 70% of companies report being on a digital transformation journey – but how are management goals actually reflected in the success of individual teams becoming more efficient and agile? With 35% of IT budgets currently going into QA, we at Tricentis are developing solutions to facilitate systematic software testing and pave the way for DevOps and successful transformation initiatives This talk will highlight common patterns and management pitfalls related to the adoption of DevOps and analyze their impact across the organization. Based on numerous real-world customer examples, we will discuss best practices and how our battle-proven Capabilities Model takes a holistic view of organizational goals, team setups, and technology to overcome the impediments and ship quality faster.

Gerta Sheganaku

Gerta Sheganaku

Global Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Gerta is a Digital Transformation Strategist at Tricentis, where she helps customers of various industries and sizes around the globe to develop strategies in making software testing a key enabler for their digital transformation journeys.
Before joining Tricentis, Gerta finished her M.Sc. in Business Informatics at TU Vienna and collaborated with multiple research departments at TU Vienna as well as Data61 (Australia). Her research received multiple awards and focused on operations research and cloud optimization, combining methods from mathematical programming and process management with latest container-based virtualization technologies. Gerta has also worked as an IT project manager and business process analyst for a software company in Vienna, where she managed a cross-organizational R&D project facilitating data analytics for manufacturing processes.

How I’ve built an empowered team of fully distributed teammates
11:35 - 12:20
Marcus Wermuth
11:35 - 12:20
Coding Society

There are a lot of unique challenged to work with a fully remote team. In this talk, Marcus is sharing how he’s been able to empower his team of remote workers around the world to embrace leadership, communicate openly, breakthrough artificial harmony, and create a space where feedback and discussions are a priority.

Marcus Wermuth

Marcus Wermuth

Head of Mobile, Buffer

Marcus is the Head of Mobile at Buffer, where he has been working for the past 4 years. He is passionate about building effective remote teams and shares his learnings about management & remote work in articles and talks. Constantly learning and reading you can find him in traveling around trying to find the best coffee 😃

1.2 or 1,2? -- The Challenges of Becoming a Data-Driven Company
12:25 - 12:55
Manuel Eugster
12:25 - 12:55
Coding Society

Extracting knowledge from data and using it to build data products, optimize processes, and draw business decisions is becoming a matter of life and death in many industries. Avira, a well-known software security company with 100+ million customers and 14+ products, is currently reshaping its data landscape for business analytics — starting from processes to technology to people to culture. The requirements are: real-time processing, integration of machine learning tools, and GDPR compliance. In this talk, I will outline the road we took to transforming Avira into a next-generation, data-driven company. I will introduce the cloud-based data architecture we developed, the tools we use, and the processes we established to allow scalable and seamless integration of production systems into the data lake.

Manuel Eugster

Manuel Eugster

Director Data Analytics & Insights, Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Manuel is a data scientist by heart on the mission of turning data into insights. Currently he leads the Data Analytics & Insights unit at Avira. There he and his team develop data analytics solutions that transform massive amounts of (real-time) data from various sources into knowledge about customers and products. Prior to Avira, he was a scientific researcher at the Probabilistic Machine Learning group at HIIT, Aalto University in Finland and the Department of Statistics at LMU Munich. He worked, among other things, on next generation information retrieval systems using brain-computer interfaces. He holds a PhD in Statistics from LMU Munich, a MSc in Computational Intelligence and a BSc in Software and Information Engineering from TU Vienna.

Lunch Break
12:55 - 13:55

Accessibility: Coding and Beyond
13:55 - 14:30
Svetlana Kouznetsova
13:55 - 14:30
Coding Society

Accessibility is for everyone and is a responsibility of all team members. While a lot of web accessibility guidelines are focused on coding, there are many other accessibility components that all team members need to consider in order to improve the overall product or service from the beginning of any projects. Sveta will share her personal experience as a deaf person and some examples of accessibility issues and solutions. They may be new to some and sound like common sense to others, but sadly there are many products and services that fail at accessibility. The talk will help developers and their team members better understand why accessibility is not just about coding and why it's not to be used as an afterthought.

Svetlana Kouznetsova

Svetlana Kouznetsova

Consultant, Author, Speaker

Making software loveable – the importance of design in the SDLC
14:35 - 15:05
Basak Haznedaroglu
14:35 - 15:05
Coding Society

As technologists, we work towards rapidly developing ideas, validating them with customer feedback, and reiterating in an agile fashion. Along the way, while we all enjoy the benefits of shipping and learning fast, how can we strike the right balance between speed and quality? A good product can go a long way, but turning a good product into a great product requires strong collaboration between design and development while understanding the customers and what makes them tick. To achieve products that last, how can we reframe the product development process for our teams and incorporate design values and quality into our workflow? How can we adopt the minimum viable product that we all embrace into something better that turns every interaction into an opportunity to make a great impression on our customers? In this talk, we will dig deeper into the principles of building processes, workflows, and cultures for well-designed products with a compelling experience.

Basak Haznedaroglu

Basak Haznedaroglu

Director of Design, InVision

Basak is a multi-disciplinary thinker, educator, designer and mentor for several startups across the globe. In her role as Director of Design at InVision, she helps shape the direction of the company’s game-changing tools for product designers. Prior to that, she held roles at Microsoft and Foursquare, where she explored the relationship between media, technology, and the human element. She is a huge believer in how design, code, and storytelling can synthesize into meaningful and intuitive products and services.

Tech Entrepreneurship: How to Turn an Idea into Reality
15:10 - 15:40
Christoph Gerber
15:10 - 15:40
Coding Society

Inspired by his experience growing the Lieferando business, Christoph thought there had to be a better way for companies to run and scale their promotions. This was the beginning of the idea for Talon. One — a powerful API solution that enables companies to run and scale their promotional campaigns. In his keynote, he will talk about how to develop technical products from scratch, the technical implementation of the solution, and why Talon. One developed a custom programming language to validate their customers’ promotion rules. He will also share his insights and learnings about being a tech entrepreneur in the Berlin startup scene and the challenges of managing and keeping a tech team together.

Christoph Gerber

Christoph Gerber

CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Christoph Gerber is the co-founder of Lieferando, which he merged with TakeAway and took public in 2016. After one of the biggest exits in the German startup history, Christoph started developing and cofounded Talon.One - a SaaS company with a powerful API that helps companies deliver relevant, effective and personalized promotions without being limited by their development or product team.

Get ready for warp speed: Building a scalable IT organisation
15:45 - 16:15
Steffen Heilmann
15:45 - 16:15
Coding Society

We will share our experience with taking a successful IT organization and enabling this organization to scale-up and exceed the growing expectations of the business. We will show how IT can grow but still keep the flexibility and nimbleness of a smaller organization while increasing output.

Steffen Heilmann

Steffen Heilmann

CTO, AroundHome

Seeding culture in new locations during hypergrowth
16:20 - 16:50
Alina Denisenko
16:20 - 16:50
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.

Alina Denisenko

Alina Denisenko

Tech Lead, N26

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.

Patterns of building software which is prepared to survive in a rapidly changing world.
16:55 - 17:10
16:55 - 17:10
Coding Society

Change is the only constant in the world. But how can this be taken into account for a growing startup? In this talk, we are going to explore how to design software in a way that it can withstand and prosper in such conditions. We will cover the core requirements in terms of infrastructure, processes and design patterns in order to remain agile.

Vladimir Stashkov

Vladimir Stashkov

Software Engineer, CheMondis

Vladimir is a software developer who has worked for big corporations in many industries (such as cybersecurity, pharma and petroleum).
Right now he is focused on applying his knowledge to help CheMondis, a startup for B2B online marketplace for chemicals, to grow.
He is passionate about personal development, leadership and helping others to succeed. His favorite languages are python and java, his favorite tools are docker and kubernetes. In his free time, he is interested in investment and machine learning.

// women
17:15 - 17:45
Brenda Romero
17:15 - 17:45
Coding Society

The history of women in computing has largely been lost, like the histories of factory workers who built the first cars. Yet, women invented programming, were the original developers for the ENIAC, created assembly language and developed the first compiler (not to mention the term “compiler” and “bug”), and were instrumental to the development of many seminal programming languages. So what happened? It’s a drama that’s equal parts of cultural excavation and celebration. In this talk, Brenda Romero digs up this fascinating history, explores what happened, and looks at how the artifacts of this legacy still affect computing and its growth today.

Brenda Romero

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.

Doom Deathmatch with John Romero
18:00 - 19:00
Can you beat John Romero at his own game?
18:00 - 19:00
Coding Society

Can you beat John Romero at his own game?

John Romero

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.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Executive Stage
Executive Stage
Technology for a Moving World
11:00 - 11:30
Corinne Vigreux
11:00 - 11:30
Executive Stage

Corinne Vigreux

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.

Digitalizing the Urban Landscape
11:35 - 12:20
Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitization | Sophie Seiwald, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz.io | Frank Riemensperger, Chairman of Accenture DACH | Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann, Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology of BMW AG
11:35 - 12:20
Executive Stage

Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitization
Sophie Seiwald, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz.io
Frank Riemensperger, Chairman of Accenture DACH
Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann, Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology of BMW AG

Dorothee Bär

Dorothee Bär

Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Sophie Seiwald

Sophie Seiwald

Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz.io

Sophie is heading Mercedes-Benz.io as CEO since beginning of 2018. Before joining Mercedes-Benz.io, Sophie was building up the Digital Hub for the Daimler Financial Services Division in Singapore.
Previously she was engaged in building one of Mercedes-Benz biggest Car Production Plants in the world in Beijing. Sophie is 35 years old and born and raised in Austria. She currently lives in Stuttgart.
Frank Riemensperger

Frank Riemensperger

Chairman, Accenture Germany

Frank Riemensperger has been Chairman of Accenture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2009. The trained computer scientist and expert for digitization holds a seat in the acatech Senate, the German Academy for Engineering Sciences, and is a board member of DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, Frank is a member of the executive committees of the German IT association BITKOM and the German association of IT users VOICE and a member of the steering committees of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and of the Plattform Lernende Systeme. He is the Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and a member of the Feldafinger Kreis.

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann

Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology, BMW AG

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann is responsible for the global infrastructure operations and the BMW digital workspace. In his current function, he is responsible for the future infrastructure strategy, the definition of the infrastructure roadmap, the integration of new digital technology providers, the assurance of the quality of the overall IT operations of BMW and the definition of the cloud strategy.
He studied information technology with the focus on business IT at the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Further, he holds a masters degree in business administration (IT) of the University of Central Lancashire (UK) as well a masters degree in organization development with IT from the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt.
2002 he started his career at BMW and since then has worked within different IT management roles in Germany and the US – for almost 17 years.
During his time at BMW, he dealt with digitalization in almost every business function of BMW.

Noel Penzer, VP EMEA at Fastly
12:25 - 12:40

Fastly Panel
12:40 - 13:10
Noel Penzer, VP EMEA at Fastly | Steffen Heilmann, CTO of Aroundhome | Reghu Ram Thanumalayan, VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom | Peter Garzarelle, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development
12:40 - 13:10
Executive Stage

Fastly
Noel Penzer, VP EMEA at Fastly
Steffen Heilmann, CTO of Aroundhome
Reghu Ram Thanumalayan, VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom
Peter Garzarelle, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development

Steffen Heilmann

Steffen Heilmann

CTO, AroundHome

Reghu Ram Thanumalayan

Reghu Ram Thanumalayan

VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom

Reghu was software engineer / architect in his half-life and currently VP of Engineering leading the Magenta Voice Assistant product at Deutsche Telekom. He is keen on building great teams that build great products and takes pride in having written code in all the three tier architecture layers - from programming databases to server middleware to user interfaces. His technology expertise includes hands-on experience in distributed big data systems, internet of things, cloud platforms, microservices and machine learning. As a child and still today, he's always been intrigued by the enormity of space & time and how minuscule we are in the grand scheme of the universe. Two questions that keeps him motivated day by day are people and technology - How can I help others become better & What is new in the vast technology world today ?

Lunch Break
13:10 - 14:00

Cyber Security
14:00 - 14:30
Dr. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO of Allianz | Sergej Epp, Chief Security Officer Central Europe at Palo Alto Networks
14:00 - 14:30
Executive Stage

Ralf Schneider

Ralf Schneider

CIO, Allianz Group

Sergej Epp

Sergej Epp

Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Sergej Epp is Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Palo Alto Networks in Central Europe. In this role, he develops regional cybersecurity strategy and is overseeing cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence across the region. His functional specialities include cyber defense operations, cyber risk management and transformation management. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent eight years in a variety of roles at Deutsche Bank, with his last position leading groups focusing on Cyber Hygiene Operations and Cyber Forensics & Investigations. He also founded and led the first Group-wide Cyber Defense Center including Threat Intelligence, Active Defense, Red Teaming as well as Security Awareness and Security Big Data programs. Sergej regularly participates in forums, conferences and panels and provides advise on threat intelligence and cyber defense matters. Outside of the office, Sergej is a passionate advocate for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He has particular interest in Cybercrime research, Blockchain and Financial Markets and also spends time in teaching those to graduates or professionals.

Gerald Pfeifer, CTO of SUSE
14:35 - 14:50

SUSE Panel
14:55 - 15:25
Gerald Pfeifer, CTO of SUSE | Ashish Kuthiala, Director of Product Marketing at Gitlab
14:55 - 15:25
Executive Stage

Gerald Pfeifer, CTO of SUSE
Ashish Kuthiala, Director of Product Marketing at Gitlab

Ashish Kuthiala

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.

Mobility beyond Automotive
15:30 - 16:00
Philipp Belcredi, Economist and Scientist at Belcredi Consulting | Robert Poschenrieder , Director Digital Products at unu motors | Christian Bäuerlein, Head of Backend Engineering at IOKI
15:30 - 16:00
Executive Stage

Philipp Belcredi, Economist and Scientist at Belcredi Consulting
Robert Poschenrieder, Director Digital Products at unu motors
Christian Bäuerlein, Head of Backend Engineering at IOKI

Christian Bäuerlein

Christian Bäuerlein

Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

At the moment Christian is leading the Backend Engineering team at ioki, a Deutsche Bahn company, building new moblility solutions and demand responsive transport platforms, utilizing his favorite tools Ruby, Postgres and JavaScript.Additionally, he's highly interested in programming tools, concepts, and of course, programming languages in general, currently Elixir and Go.He also loves to be part of the tech community: Visiting conferences and user groups, hosting and organizing meet-ups and giving talks.

Future of Autonomous Driving
16:05 - 16:45
Lukas Jaworski, Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy at FRI:DAY | Tim von Törne, Kopernikus Automotive | Mithun Dhar, HERE | Leyre Olavarria Abin, Head of Connected Car and Infotainment at SEAT
16:05 - 16:45
Executive Stage

Lukas Jaworski, Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy at FRI:DAY
Tim von Törne, Kopernikus Automotive
Mithun Dhar, HERE
Leyre Olavarria Abin, Head of Connected Car and Infotainment at SEAT

Lukas Jaworski

Lukas Jaworski

Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Mithun Dhar

Mithun Dhar

General Manager Developer Relations, HERE Technologies

Mithun Dhar is a senior executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry and developer relations. His diverse background includes overseeing the growth of developer platforms, managing partner ecosystems and building support for new technology. At HERE, Mithun is responsible for increasing the developer community’s ability to harness the power of location intelligence and engagement with the HERE Open Location Platform (OLP). His focus is on the strategy and vision for the Open Location Platform and working closely with key partners, such as AWS, Microsoft, SAP and Bosch, to ensure that developers around the world can leverage location intelligence solutions in their products and services. Before joining HERE, Mithun was Director of Developer Relations and Strategic Communications for SAP Concur, where he led a team that helped developers design, build and market applications that tap into the $1 trillion business travel industry. Prior to that, he was a Principal Strategist for Technology and Communications at Citrix, Director of Product Marketing at Edifecs, and held numerous positions at Microsoft within Microsoft Research, product management, product marketing and developer evangelism. Mithun speaks five languages and is known for his enthusiasm around developer communities and his ability to merge his technical background and business savvy. He has computer science and engineering degrees from Bangalore University and the National Institute of Information Technology in India.

Leyre Olavarria Abin

Leyre Olavarria Abin

Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT S.A.

Leyre joined SEAT after working in supply chain for WELLA FRANCE in Strasbourg.
She started there in 2009, in the costs optimization department of the SEAT Technical Centre (R&D).
In 2009 she changed to the Electric Development as Head of HMI (Human Machine Interface), which today is known as UX (User experience) and since 2012 she is Head of Connected Car & Infotainment. Currently her main task is to define the strategy for all SEAT models in terms of infotainment units and connected car functions and services. A big challenge!

Data Revolution
16:50 - 17:30
Marc Preusche, Founder and Managing Director of LEROI Consulting | Thomas Zeutschler, Head of Data and Application Foundation at Henkel AG & Co | Rafael Herrera, Chief Data Officer of Auto1 Group | Raj Singh, Product Manager for Developer Experience at InterSystems | Taner Akcok, CPO & Managing Director at finreach solutions
16:50 - 17:30
Executive Stage

Marc Preusche, Founder and Managing Director of LEROI Consulting
Thomas Zeutschler, Head of Data and Application Foundation at Henkel AG & Co
Rafael Herrera, Chief Data Officer of Auto1 Group
Raj Singh, Product Manager for Developer Experience at InterSystems
Taner Akcok, CPO & Managing Director at finreach solutions

Marc Preusche

Marc Preusche

Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Thomas Zeutschler

Thomas Zeutschler

Head of Data & Application Foundation, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf

Thomas Zeutschler is a developer, data scientist and digital thought leader. As Head of Data and Application Foundation at Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) he and his team are working on various topics to drive the digitalization at Henkel from a data & technology perspective. In addition, he teaches business analytics, industry 4.0 and programming at the HSD University in Düsseldorf. Prior to Henkel he worked in the business intelligence industry, developed in-memory OLAP databases, planning solutions and worked on large scale software development projects. Thomas has a background in economics and statistics and a long lasting programming experience in C, C#, Java, Python and many other languages.

Rafael Herrera

Rafael Herrera

Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Rafael is Chief Data Officer at AUTO1 Group and responsible for Data, Analytical and Reporting Platforms. Before that he has built Business Intelligence Systems for startups in Germany and the U.S. as well as worked as a Consultant across Europe for more than ten years, architecting and developing BI Systems and Processes for enterprises. Rafael holds a master’s degree in Business Computer Science from the AKAD University Stuttgart.

Raj Singh

Raj Singh

Product Manager for Developer Experience , InterSystems

Raj is product manager for developer experience at InterSystems. He pioneered Web mapping-as-a-service in the late 1990s with Syncline, a startup he co-founded. After that he finished his PhD in Urban Planning at MIT, designing a web services-based distributed computing architecture for urban information systems. He then worked for a decade on geospatial data interoperability challenges for the Open Geospatial Consortium. Prior to joining InterSystems in May, Raj worked in developer advocacy at IBM for database and data science cloud offerings.

Taner Akcok

Taner Akcok

CPO & Managing Director, finreach solutions

Taner has more than 9 years of platform, analytics, machine learning and AI experience. He worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager where he received a number of international success awards. He founded his own company AppAnalytics.io in Silicon Valley which became 2nd Fastest Growing B2B Startup in the world according to Business Insider and highlighted by Forbes Magazine. He sold his company to Nomad Commerce in 2016 and joined to Webtrekk in Berlin as a VP of Product Management. He studied Business Administration at Istanbul University and Innovation Management at Stanford University. Taner is currently nominated as one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in Finance 2019.

After Party

Location:
Birgit&Bier
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/595968134217260/

Executive Stage