Get ready to meet the industry leaders

6 & 7 June | CityCube Berlin

Garry Kasparov

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

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

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

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, Mastering Bitcoin

Thoughts on The Future of Programmable Money
Theme:Applying disruption

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

Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Author, Mastering Bitcoin

Leah Culver

Co-founder and CTO, Breaker

Leah Culver
Co-founder and CTO, Breaker

Rasmus Lerdorf

Inventor of PHP

25 Years of PHP
Theme:Constructing Worlds

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

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

Rasmus Lerdorf
Inventor of PHP

Brenda Romero

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

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

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

John Romero

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

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

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

Philipp Krenn

Developer 🥑, Elastic

Hands-On ModSecurity and Logging
Theme:Controlling Complexity

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

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

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

About Philipp Krenn
Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for more than ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the open source Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.

Philipp Krenn
Developer 🥑, Elastic

Mike Acton

Principal Engineer, Unity Technologies

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

Mike Acton
Principal Engineer, Unity Technologies

Matias Niemelä

Software Engineer, Google

The Future of Angular
Theme:Constructing Worlds

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

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

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

Matias Niemelä
Software Engineer, Google

Corinne Vigreux

Co-Founder, TomTom

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

Corinne Vigreux
Co-Founder, TomTom

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer & Futurist – Technology & Innovation Strategy, SAP

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

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

Easter Bunny

🐇Chief Easter Officer, Easter Bunny Ltd.

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

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

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

Easter Bunny
🐇Chief Easter Officer, Easter Bunny Ltd.

Max Amordeluso

Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

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

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

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

Max Amordeluso
Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Max Feldman

Staff Security Engineer, Slack

Bulletproof Shoes
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Version control software has come a long way, and the barrier to creating an open source project has been lowered to the point of being negligible. However, this has also increased the instances of accidental leakage of credentials or sensitive data into public repositories. Numerous tools now exist which trawl repositories for such information and abuse it almost instantly. For platform developers, time is of the essence. We will talk about the history and evolution of our “token nuker” — the automation we use to find and disable exposed Slack tokens in the wild before they can be abused. We will cover general tactics for preventing developers from shooting themselves in the foot (or mitigating damage if they do).

About Max Feldman
Max Feldman is a member of the Product Security team at Slack, where he works on the bug bounty and security assessments of Slack features, as well as the development of security tools and automation. He was previously a member of the Product Security team at Salesforce.

Max Feldman
Staff Security Engineer, Slack

Basak Haznedaroglu

Director of Design, InVision

Making software loveable – The importance of design in the SDLC
Theme:Constructing Worlds

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.

About Basak Haznedaroglu
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.

Basak Haznedaroglu
Director of Design, InVision

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.

Renaud Visage
Co-Founder & CTO, Eventbrite

Daniel Linder

Lead Data Scientist, Adyen

Building a Big Data Platform to support fast analysis and machine learning
Theme:Applying disruption

About Daniel Linder
Daniel Linder is a Machine Learning enthusiast who works as a Lead Data Scientist at Adyen. He is currently focused on building scalable, fault-tolerant, productionized machine learning systems. He also teaches advanced machine learning workshops internally at Adyen.

Daniel Linder
Lead Data Scientist, Adyen

Josh Naylor

Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Josh Naylor
Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Dr. Aygul Zagidullina

Assistant GDE, GDG London

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

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

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

Dr. Aygul Zagidullina
Assistant GDE, GDG London

Nicholas Goubert

VP Digital Services, Native Instruments

Product leader and team builder, Nicholas is a seasoned technology executive and industry expert and a cross-industry innovation champion with extensive experience in platforms optimised to power successful ecosystems in various industries, from mobility to location services to music and media.
Before joining Native Instruments to lead all digital services and platform, he headed products at SoundCloud. Previously, Nicholas led product innovation at Lab1886/DaimlerX - the newly created Daimler Innovation Lab - as Chief Product Officer, drawing on his extensive international experience in product strategy, innovation management, big data, analytics and location intelligence to strategically enhance, renew and expand Daimler's product portfolio. Previously VP of Product for HERE's Open Location Platform, he led platform strategy, delivering dynamic geographical content and location-based services to power the new generation of connected services developed by automotive and IoT partners.
As a trusted advisor and mentor, Nicholas plays an active role in the rapidly evolving tech, data and location industries and serves as a board member of various promising international (Europe, US and Israel) tech startups such as Cellepathy, AI Incube/Parknav and ProtoPixel. He is also mentoring startups in multiple accelerators in Europe, giving him a chance to help out entrepreneurs while keeping his finger on the pulse of the market.
This puts him in a unique position to bridge the gap between corporations and startups, fostering open innovation and an agile mindset to deliver winning and sustainable solutions for businesses.

Nicholas Goubert
VP Digital Services, Native Instruments

Eugene Toporov

VP of Marketing, JetBrains

With more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry, Eugene has worked as quality assurance engineer, business analyst, project manager, and has held various marketing roles at JetBrains. He started as a product marketing manager for some of JetBrains’ first products in 2008 and has been leading its marketing efforts for over 7 years. Eugene still does a bit of writing and coding when he finds the time, but most of all he enjoys helping people find joy in their work, be it his teammates or users of JetBrains products.

Eugene Toporov
VP of Marketing, JetBrains

Jürgen Müller

Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Jürgen Müller
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

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.

Alvar Lumberg
Engineering Lead, TransferWise

Modood Alvi

Senior Software Engineer Developer, SAP SE

Serverless is eating the stack!
Theme:Constructing Worlds

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 is 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.

About Modood Alvi
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.

Modood Alvi
Senior Software Engineer Developer, SAP SE

Manuel Eugster

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

1.2 or 1,2? – The Challenges of Becoming a Data-Driven Company
Theme: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.

About Manuel Eugster
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.

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

Silvia Puglisi

Systems Engineer, Tor Project

Ephemeral onions
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Tor is an important tool 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.

About Silvia Puglisi
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.

Silvia Puglisi
Systems Engineer, Tor Project

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.

Frank Riemensperger
Chairman, Accenture Germany

Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Christian Rickerts is a Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. He graduated the Free University of Berlin with a degree in Political Science and ever since he has been taking leading positions in different digital transforming companies and NGOs like Capgemini, Reporters without Borders and Wikimedia Germany.

Christian Rickerts
Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Louis Debatte-Monroy

Head of Developer Product Marketing, TomTom

Build different with the other location platform
Theme:Constructing Worlds

80% of mobile applications make use of location services. From finding a restaurant to getting a ride home, location technology is an essential part of many applications. Yet, everybody is developing using the same maps APIs. Generic, one size fits all functionalities. Changing terms & conditions. Unfair pricing and practices.

But if you are serious about location, and if you want your app to stand out, then there is an alternative. This session will help you understand how TomTom is enabling developers around the world to add location to their application: Maps, Routing, Search and Traffic APIs, carefully crafted with TomTom’s 25 years of experience in mapping and navigation.

About Louis Debatte-Monroy
Louis Debatte-Monroy leads product marketing for the TomTom location technology. Addicted to innovation and obsessed by User Experience, Louis is a proud geo-geek, a location tech expert and a mobility specialist. Louis is based at the TomTom headquarters in Amsterdam after several years mapping the African continent.Louis has an academic background in Economics, with degrees from the Universities of Kent (UK), Paris-Dauphine (France) and the Solvay Business School (Belgium). Currently based inAmsterdam, Louis has lived and worked in China, Togo, Chile, Belgium, the United-Kingdom and South Africa.Louis started his career in the BNP Paribas Group developing digital banking solutions before joining TomTom to take the responsibility of mapping the African continent. He then moved tothe TomTom Headquarters to build a team of Product Marketing experts.

Louis Debatte-Monroy
Head of Developer Product Marketing, TomTom

Marcus Wermuth

Head of Mobile, Buffer

How I’ve built an empowered team of fully distributed teammates
Theme:Coding Society

There are a lot of unique challenged to working 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, break through artificial harmony, and create a space where feedback and discussions are a priority.

About Marcus Wermuth
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 😃

Marcus Wermuth
Head of Mobile, Buffer

Richard Sueselbeck

Principal Developer Evangelist, HERE Technologies

Richard Sueselbeck
Principal Developer Evangelist, HERE Technologies

Alina Denisenko

Tech Lead, N26

Seeding culture in new locations during hypergrowth
Theme:Coding Society

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

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

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

Alina Denisenko
Tech Lead, N26

Sanjeev Katariya

VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

As eBay’s Chief Architect, Sanjeev Katariya leads global architecture, cloud, AI, data and platform teams and the overall marketplace technical strategy. In addition to working across all eBay inc. science, engineering and strategy leadership teams, his direct teams focus on AI/ML platforms, computer vision, machine translation and NLP, spatial computing, anomaly detection, general Neural network and software research, mobile platform, continuous delivery systems and quality frameworks, cloud security and marketplace frameworks. He spent the bulk of his formative career, 25 years, at Microsoft dedicated to architecture, science and engineering, including 14 years as an executive leader (Partner). Sanjeev earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Colorado and a bachelor of science degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Punjab Engineering College, and holds over 32 patents. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and contributes to his personal website www.sanjeevkatariya.com.

Sanjeev Katariya
VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

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.

Sergej Epp
Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Liam Crilly

Director of Product Management, NGINX, Inc.

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

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

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

About Liam Crilly
Liam Crilly, Director of Product Management at NGINX, Inc., wrote his first web app 25 years ago and has enjoyed working with Internet software ever since. Liam has held various product management roles from startups to multinational organizations. When he's not typing arbitrary command into curl(1), Liam can be found behind the wheel (or more likely underneath) his race car.

Liam Crilly
Director of Product Management, NGINX, Inc.

Dorothee Bär

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

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

Paolo Negri

CTO and Co-Founder, Contentful

Turning the web stack upside down - rethinking how data flows through systems
Theme: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
CTO and Co-Founder, Contentful

Ben Vinegar

VP of Engineering, Sentry

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

Ben Vinegar
VP of Engineering, Sentry

Andre Vella

CTO, HeyCar

Andre Vella
CTO, HeyCar

David Schwartz

Chief Technology Officer, Ripple

Blockchain Beyond the Hype
Theme:Applying disruption

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

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

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

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

David Schwartz
Chief Technology Officer, Ripple

Sebastian Witalec

Sr. Developer Advocate, Progress

Add Native Mobile to Your Angular Projects: The Migration Story
Theme:Constructing Worlds

The Angular and NativeScript teams teamed up to create a new way to share your code between web and mobile apps with Angular and NativeScript. It allows you to easily share the business logic of your app, while providing you an intuitive way to separate the code that is different between the platforms.

The ability to share code between your Angular web app and Native mobile apps has never been easier (or more important). Who has the time to invest resources into separate apps for web, native iOS, and native Android?

In this talk you will learn how to take an existing Angular Web project and add NativeScript to it, by converting it to a code-sharing project. Then we will go through a few steps of converting individual components and modules into a code-sharing structure.

About Sebastian Witalec
Sebastian Witalec is a Senior Developer Advocate for Progress who specialises in Angular and NativeScript. He loves working on both serious and fun projects and one day he will use his robot army to conquer the world.
He is always happy to learn about the new stuff and to pass the knowledge as far as his voice (or the wire) can take him. Sebastian is based in London actively working with various Dev communities in Europe. When not acting techie he is a massive football fan/player (probably bigger at heart than skills).

Sebastian Witalec
Sr. Developer Advocate, Progress

Stanimira Vlaeva

Software Engineer, NativeScript/Progress

Building a bundler
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Webpack is the most popular module bundler in the JavaScript world today. It's an integral part of the build systems for Angular, React, and Vue, optimizing the application performance and boosting the development experience of thousands of developers. But how well do we understand its inner workings? In this session, we will demystify webpack by building a simple module bundler from scratch. Along the way, we will find the answers to important questions like: What's the difference between CommonJS modules and EcmaScript modules? Why bundling the JavaScript code makes both web and mobile applications load faster? What is the special case when not using a bundler actually produces more performant code? How does tree-shaking work? Prepare for a lot of fun, live coding, and typos!

About Stanimira Vlaeva
Stanimira Vlaeva is a software engineer on the NativeScript team at Progress and a Google Developer Expert for Angular. She's working on NativeScript Angular, NativeScript schematics, the integration of webpack within the {N} build system, and performance optimizations. She's also co-organizing the Angular Sofia meetup.

Stanimira Vlaeva
Software Engineer, NativeScript/Progress

Angelo Laub

Founder, Mjam.at

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

Angelo Laub
Founder, Mjam.at

Viktor Farcic

Developer Advocate, CloudBees

Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at CloudBees, a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author. His big passions are DevOps, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD). He published The DevOps Toolkit Series and Test-Driven Java Development. His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog TechnologyConversations.com.

Viktor Farcic
Developer Advocate, CloudBees

Nicolas Byl

Senior DevOps Consultant, Codecentric

Keeping up with Upstream
Theme:Controlling Complexity

The internet is a dangerous place. Every day, new exploits are created, and novel protections are invented. But one question has remained the same for the average developer: how do you secure the software you are creating? In this talk, I want to give you an overview of how to secure your software delivery process. We will start with the scanning of your dependencies at build time. We will continue by looking at ways to check which of your applications are affected when a security issue is raised. While most of these tools have already been around for some time, the process of finding new versions of dependencies has been a tedious one. New tools like Renovate (https: renovatebot.com) offer an automation tool...

About Nicolas Byl
Nicolas Byl gained his first hands-on experiences at developing distributed systems during his studies in medical informatics. When he’s not building cloud-native infrastructures for application development, he’s teaching codecentric AG customers about kubernetes and the benefits of DevOps.

Nicolas Byl
Senior DevOps Consultant, Codecentric

Christina Hauk

Application Engineer, Nagarro GmbH

Software Quality without Testing
Theme:Controlling Complexity

In most cases, software quality is only used as a buzzword to be marketable and to win customers. Sadly, only very few people are concerned with what software quality really means and how it can be achieved.
The most common mistake is to believe that software quality means using manual and automated tests only, since they are the easiest to implement and measure. Unfortunately, this is a misconception. Quality should be a mindset like being agile or a cultural way of thinking. It should be relevant throughout the entire software cycle.
In general, when people think about quality, they tend to only see testing; however, testing is only the tip of the iceberg, like coding is for implementing software. Thus, this talk aims to provide an enhanced understanding of what quality is.

About Christina Hauk
Christina loves it to work as a software engineer. Her passion lies in front-end development as well as the process behind software development. Finding ideas, working on different concepts and providing functioning code are just a few aspects that keeps her job so engaging.
Over the years, she has been involved in various projects that have all more or less in common: complex requirements, too little time & budget and a different understanding of quality. Christina has experianced that even in a team team members are not in agreement about how to ship quality because everybody pictures quality in other ways. Thus, let's talk about quality and the mindset behind.

Christina Hauk
Application Engineer, Nagarro GmbH

Kaan Mamikoglu

Firebase GDE, GDG London

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

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

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

Kaan Mamikoglu
Firebase GDE, GDG London

Steffen Heilmann

CTO, AroundHome

Get ready for warp speed: Building a scalable IT organisation
Theme:Coding Society

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

Steffen Heilmann
CTO, AroundHome

Michael Bischoff

Director Product Development, arvato

Michael Bischoff
Director Product Development, arvato

Andrew Betts

Principal Developer Advocate, fastly

Making less of the web with feature policy
Theme:Applying disruption

The web platform has seen a decade of furious expansion, with websites now able to access USB, vibration, bluetooth, and geolocation, as well as store huge amounts of data on end user devices, trigger background sync and notifications, and even get paid from users' digital wallets. But with this expansion has come an increased scope for attacks, costly mistakes and performance regressions. Feature policy is a new feature designed to actually disable or limit features of the platform. With a feature policy, developers can solve performance issues, improve security, police their development team's best practices, and even stop third party scripts from misbehaving. All with one new HTTP header.

About Andrew Betts
Andrew is a web developer, product manager and developer advocate for Fastly, working with developers across the world to help make the web faster, more secure, more reliable and easier to work with. He founded a web consultancy which was ultimately acquired by the Financial Times, led the team that created their pioneering HTML5 web app, and founded the FT’s Labs division. He has also been an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee of nine people who guide the development of the World Wide Web.

Andrew Betts
Principal Developer Advocate, fastly

Justina Petraityte

Developer Advocate, Rasa

Building AI assistants that scale using machine learning and open source tools
Theme:Applying disruption

Despite all the attention from the industry and the research, the majority of assistants built to this day are still developed using a state machine and a set of rules. That doesn’t scale in production.
In this workshop, you are going to take a different approach and build an intelligent assistant without any predefined rules. Instead, using open source libraries Rasa NLU and Rasa Core, you’ll build an assistant which learns by observing real conversations. At the end of this workshop, you will have built an engaging and fully functioning conversational assistant based entirely on machine learning.
You will learn the fundamentals of conversational AI, machine learning behind it, tips for gathering and preparing data, and how to use Rasa open source tools to build great conversational AI.

Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow:
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About Justina Petraityte
Justina has a background in Econometrics and Data Analytics. Her curiosity for Data Science and human behaviour analytics has taken her to many places and industries – over the past three years she has been doing Data Science work across video gaming, fintech, insurance industries. Her interest in chatbots, natural language processing, and open source has led her to Rasa, a Berlin-based conversational AI startup where she works as a Developer Advocate focusing on improving developer experience in using open source software for conversational AI.

Justina Petraityte
Developer Advocate, Rasa

Jaime Jorge

CEO & Co-Founder, Codacy

The Evolution of Static Code Analysis
Theme:Controlling Complexity

An overview of how code analysis has evolved over the years and where Jaime sees the industry heading in the future, especially when it comes to integrating with other parts of the stack.

About Jaime Jorge
It all started in 2012 when Jaime Jorge was finishing his thesis in Lisbon, centered around finding clones in code. In doing his research and speaking with fellow developers, he discovered a real need in the community for a tool that automates manual code review processes directly from workflows. From there, Kamino, our short-lived original name, was born (clones, Star Wars, get it?). Jaime and Co-Founder João Caxaria spent the next few years building the product that is now known as Codacy. Fast forward to 2019, Codacy now employs 45 people between its Lisbon and New York City offices and is constantly innovating to give developers and teams a tool that allows them to build and ship code faster and more accurately.

Jaime Jorge
CEO & Co-Founder, Codacy

Nicolas Fränkel

Developer Advocate, Exoscale

Mutation Testing to the Rescue of your Tests
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Unit testing ensures your production code is relevant, but what ensures that your testing code is relevant? Come discover mutation testing and make sure you never forget another assert again. In the realm of testing, the talk is mostly about code coverage metrics, but they don't mean that a test has been useful or even that an assert has been coded. Mutation testing is a strategy for making certain that the test code is relevant. In this talk, I will explain how code coverage is computed and the inherent flaw in it. Afterwards, I will describe how mutation testing works and how it helps indicate the code tested while omitting corner cases. I will also demo PIT, a Java production-grade framework that enables mutation testing.

About Nicolas Fränkel
Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Exoscale. Also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, a trainer and triples as a book author.

Nicolas Fränkel
Developer Advocate, Exoscale

Mike Plachta

Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Mike Plachta
Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Lukas Jaworski

Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Lukas Jaworski
Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Shirley Wu

Independent Creator of Data Visualizations

Shirley Wu
Independent Creator of Data Visualizations

Ralf Schneider

CIO, Allianz Group

Ralf Schneider
CIO, Allianz Group

Gerta Sheganaku

Global Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Business vs Agile – Crimes against development teams continuously committed by management
Theme: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.

About Gerta Sheganaku
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.

Gerta Sheganaku
Global Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Vladimir Novick

Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Psychology of User Experience for digital dimensions
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

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.

About Vladimir Novick
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.

Vladimir Novick
Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Michael Schuller

Senior Engineer, BCG Digital Ventures

Building Ethical Software
Theme:Coding Society

Technology continues to transform society and the way companies do business, often for the better, but sometimes for the worse. As the engineers that build this technology, we have a responsibility to think about the moral and ethical implications of the software we build, and to examine the potential for harm in the products that we bring to life. This talk is about how we perform that examination; about what security threat modelling can teach us when it comes to ethical vulnerabilities in our software; and what we have to do as engineers to take responsibility for and combat these vulnerabilities.

About Michael Schuller
Michael is a backend-focussed engineer who likes building products that people love to use. He believes in working closely across teams and disciplines, and that developers who take a wide view of the product they work on can build better features. He started out working at a startup in London, after which spent seven years building software for artists, art galleries, and art collectors. He now works at BCG Digital Ventures, where they set up new companies and build products across a wide range of industries and applications.

Michael Schuller
Senior Engineer, BCG Digital Ventures

Irina Scurtu

Design Lead , Endava

Evolving Communication
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Microservices should be autonomous and independent, but what happens when your business domain doesn’t allow it, and you need to get data from other microservices? You’ll soon realize that simple HTTP calls are not enough anymore, or that your app is more brittle than ever and then you switch to messaging. With messaging you need to have a different mindset and be willing to embrace new challenges.
In this session, we’ll explore different ways of getting data from one ‘micro-service’ to another and while doing that, we’ll talk about the benefits or the drawbacks of choosing one approach or another.

About Irina Scurtu
Irina is a Design Lead at Endava, Microsoft Certified and CompTIA Trainer, always in a quest for latest trends and best practices in the .NET world. Passionate technical trainer, with over 600 hours spent on delivering trainings. She has a keen interest in leadership and personal development, as well for creating learning contexts for her team.

Irina Scurtu
Design Lead , Endava

Andreas Schacherbauer

Head of SDK, Wikitude

Developing augmented reality apps: going beyond ARCore and ARKit
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

When tech giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook jump on the bandwagon, you know the technology is close to hitting mass adoption. And this is exactly the case for augmented reality. At WAD 2019 Wikitude Director Solution Architecture, Andreas Fötschl, will dive deep into the main features of ARKit and ARCore, exploring beyond the hype and demonstrating how developers can create a broad variety of AR apps.

About Andreas Schacherbauer
Andreas has been developing Wikitude’s augmented reality SDK from the ground up. He leads the SDK engineering group within Wikitude and is actively working in the augmented reality space since 2009.

Andreas Schacherbauer
Head of SDK, Wikitude

Yan Cui

Principal Engineer, DAZN

Yan Cui
Principal Engineer, DAZN

Thomas Goldberger

Senior Test Automation Expert, Nagarro

Software Quality without Testing
Theme:Controlling Complexity

In most cases, software quality is only used as a buzzword to be marketable and to win customers. Unfortunately, only very few people are concerned with what software quality really means and how it can be achieved.
The most common mistake is to believe that software quality means using manual and automated tests only. Since it is the easiest to implement and measure. Unfortunately, this is a misconception. Quality should be a mindset like being agile or a cultural way of thinking. It should be relevant throughout the entire software cycle.
In general, when people think about quality, they tend to only see testing, however, testing is only the tip of the iceberg, like coding is for implementing software. Thus, this talk aims to provide an enhanced understanding of what quality is.

About Thomas Goldberger
Thomas Goldberger works since 2011 in Software Quality Management and is specialized in Test Automation. As Test Automation Engineer it is important to him, to work as a link between the test team, the development team as well as the business department. Since he works not only with technicians but also very close with project owners' he finds the use of methods, which supports an easy way to implement a common communication between these roles, to define better and more understandable requirements, very useful.

Thomas Goldberger
Senior Test Automation Expert, Nagarro

Jakub Holak

Lead Front End Developer, Nordcloud

I need my data ASAP – real-time serverless applications
Theme: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 servicefull apps with real-time data delivery using public cloud services - almost codeless.

About Jakub Holak
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.

Jakub Holak
Lead Front End Developer, Nordcloud

Jutta Horstmann

COO, eyeo

Jutta Horstmann
COO, eyeo

Felix Kronlage

Product Owner, Gridscale

How to be a good cloud citizen – Orchestration of cloud infrastructure with libraries and frameworks
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Infrastructure-as-code has become a vital way of thinking when dealing with resources at today’s fast-moving development pace. Each and every cloud offering comes with an API of some sort nowadays — now it’s time to make use of those by employing frameworks, SDKs, and libraries.

We at Gridscale believe in the API-first paradigm, see our API as a first-class citizen and as such make sure we’re developer and integration-friendly. We want to share our experience in developing an excellent API, accompanying libraries and employing these to orchestrate your cloud infrastructure.

Felix Kronlage
Product Owner, Gridscale

Thomas Bachem

Founder , sevenload, Lebenslauf.com, German Startups Association

Thomas Bachem
Founder , sevenload, Lebenslauf.com, German Startups Association

Brie Code

CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Brie Code
CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

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.

Robert Virding
Principle Language Expert, Erlang Solutions Ltd.

Vladimir Stashkov

Software Engineer, CheMondis

Patterns of building software which is prepared to survive in a rapidly changing world
Theme:

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.

About Vladimir Stashkov
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.

Vladimir Stashkov
Software Engineer, CheMondis

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.

Rafael Herrera
Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Jodok Batlogg

CTO, crate.io

Jodok Batlogg
CTO, crate.io

Sven Peters

Team Advocate, K15t

Less Process, more Guidance with a Team Playbook
Theme:Coding Society

Teams are different, projects are different, problems are different. Why are we still trying to squeeze teamwork into department processes, adding bureaucracy and having organizational layers that makes it harder and much slower to get work done?
Join Sven Peters, former lead evangelist at Atlassian now K15t, as he talks about creating a Team Playbook by collecting practices from all teams in an organization. No end-to-end process, no strict development rules, just some guidelines. You’ll learn tons of plays like goal setting with OKRs, team improvements with health monitors, finding risks with premortems, and many more.
This talk will teach you how to utilize a playbook for more autonomy by providing teams with the freedom to pick what works in their environment.

About Sven Peters
Sven Peters, former Atlassian Lead Evangelist now K15t, has been studying trends in software development for the last 15 years uncovering the cultural attributes to help teams effectively scale and drive innovation. He has 20 years of experience in writing code, leading teams, and sharing his experience with thousands of developers at uncountable conferences in 25+ countries.

Sven Peters
Team Advocate, K15t

Udo Schloemer

Founder, Factory Berlin

Udo Schloemer
Founder, Factory Berlin

Svetlana Kouznetsova

Consultant, Author, Speaker

Svetlana Kouznetsova
Consultant, Author, Speaker

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.

Dimitri De Jonghe
Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

Sebastian Feldmann

Lead Technical Advisor, CHECK24

Git Fu Developing
Theme:Controlling Complexity

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 fast as lightning. Want to sing along and master your Git Fu? Listen to this lecture by Sensei Sebastian.

Get it now!
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About Sebastian Feldmann
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.

Sebastian Feldmann
Lead Technical Advisor, CHECK24

David Schmitz

Principal Architect, Senacor Technologies

Event Sourcing – You are doing it wrong
Theme:Constructing Worlds

This talk is about staying sane when using eventsouring in your microservices.

Eventsourcing and CQRS are two very useful and popular patterns when dealing with data and microservices. We often find in our customer's projects, that both have a severe impact on your future options and the maintainability of your architecture. Presentations and articles on both topics are often superficial and do not tackle real world problems like security and compliance requirements.

This combination of half-knowledge and technical confusion leads to many projects that either refactor back to a 'non-eventsourced' architecture or reduce eventsourcing to a message queue.

In this talk, I will summarise our experience while applying eventsourcing and CQRS in multiple large projects.

About David Schmitz
David is working as a Principal Architect for Senacor Technologies, a mid-sized consultancy of around 600 people. Usually, he tends to work with customers on their journey to more digital and cloud-native solutions.
Basically, David develops solutions with his team of fellow developers. Tech stack, process, approach, tools - all tend to vary. He uses whatever seems appropriate, from NodeJS to Spring Boot, from AWS Serverless to Kubernetes on Azure.

David Schmitz
Principal Architect, Senacor Technologies

Janos Pasztor

Cloud Solution Architect, A1 Digital

10 things to learn to become DevOps Jedi
Theme:Coding Society

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.

About Janos Pasztor
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.

Janos Pasztor
Cloud Solution Architect, A1 Digital

Dr. Waldemar Hummer

VP of Engineering, Advanon AG

ModelOps - Lifecycle Management for Reliable and Trusted AI
Theme:Applying disruption

In this talk, we discuss common issues and best practices for end-to-end lifecycle management of AI-based applications. As machine learning and AI algorithms become more sophisticated, so are the workflows and systems that support their execution. To manage the risks of deploying AI models into production, we need a principled approach that enables quality control, staged rollouts, and full traceability.
We present ModelOps, a framework that leverages principles of software lifecycle to enable pipelines for reliable and trusted AI. The orchestration logic is driven by configuration templates and seamlessly integrates with existing platforms and deployment patterns. We report on our experiences with several use cases and show interactive demos that illustrate advanced AI lifecycle features.

About Dr. Waldemar Hummer
Waldemar Hummer is the VP of Engineering at Advanon AG, a Swiss market leader in flexible financing solutions. Before joining Advanon, Waldemar was a tech lead at IBM in New York, where he led projects on software engineering and systems for building efficient, reliable, and trusted AI applications. Prior to that, he spent about two years in leading technical roles at Atlassian in Sydney. During his PhD at TU Vienna he published several peer-reviewed papers and patents, with core contributions in the area of scalability and reliability of elastic cloud computing. Moreover, he is an avid supporter of open source, having led and contributed to several high-impact projects on Github (e.g., LocalStack).

Dr. Waldemar Hummer
VP of Engineering, Advanon AG

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.

Christian Bäuerlein
Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

Christoph Gerber

CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Tech Entrepreneurship: How to Turn an Idea into Reality
Theme: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
CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Tilo Bonow

Founder and CEO, PIABO

Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading technology PR agency based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs with launching their business ideas and actively recognizing potentials, achieving growth targets and ultimately owning the market. Tilo and his team have chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios for tech heavyweights such as WeWork, Stripe, Silicon Valley Bank, GitHub, Google, Evernote and Tinder. As a value adding investor at Cavalry Ventures, 500 Startups, Nest.vc and Capital300, he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars with his experience and network. Tilo is a keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures among others.

Tilo Bonow
Founder and CEO, PIABO

Gene Kogan

Researcher, Sourcetone, LLC

Autonomous Artifical Artist
Theme:Applying disruption

This presentation will introduce the idea of an autonomous artificial artist — a self-owning program that generates digital art. Emerging concepts and technical components from machine learning, computational and new media arts, and cryptoeconomics form the building blocks of an agent that can manifest our collective imagination in a sustainable, fruitful, and profitable way. I will discuss the relevant technologies that enable it, review some promising initiatives and related ideas, share my own progress researching this idea, and introduce a long-term project to study and create one.

About Gene Kogan
Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, computer science, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and gives workshops and lectures on topics at the intersection of code and art. Gene initiated ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists, and regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the subject.

Gene Kogan
Researcher, Sourcetone, LLC

Bob Dyachenko

Cyber Threat Intelligence Director & Journalist, SecurityDiscovery.com

Bob Diachenko is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Director and journalist at SecurityDiscovery.com, a cyber security research blog. Bob has over 12 years experience working in corporate/product/internal communications with a strong focus on infosecurity, IT and technology. In the past Bob has worked with top tier media, government agencies, and law enforcement to help secure exposed data. Now his goal is to help to protect data on the Internet by identifying data leaks and following responsible disclosure policies. Bob is on the mission to make the cyber world safer by educating businesses and communities worldwide. Many of Bob's discoveries have been covered in major news and technology media, earning himself a reputation as one of the reputable data security analytics.

Bob Dyachenko
Cyber Threat Intelligence Director & Journalist, SecurityDiscovery.com

Fadzayi Chiwandire

Founder, DIV:A Initiative, Lead Front-end Developer, Onepointfour Consulting

Bridging the Digital Gap for Women and Girls in Africa
Theme:Coding Society

Two-thirds of the world’s over 700 million illiterate adults are women. Illiteracy is a huge barrier for girls’ and women’s ability to take advantage of technology and full functionality of their devices, such as mobile phones, even when these devices are available to them. We must harness the power of technology and use innovative solutions to extend our reach and impact. We must focus on the rights of girls, who are most vulnerable to being left behind as the world around us changes.

To achieve gender equality, girls and young women need equal access to technology and digital training. Instead of being another barrier, technology and the internet can be a great enabler for all girls and women.

About Fadzayi Chiwandire
Fadzayi Chiwandire is the Founder of the DIV:A Initiative and Front-end Developer at OnePointFour Consulting in Johannesburg South Africa,
She founded the DIV:A Initiative, a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to teaching young girls between the ages of 8 and 18 years from disadvantaged communities how to code in order to protect their futures and address the industry’s gender imbalance.
To raise the quality of life in our communities, we need to support the growth and empowerment of women and girls. This is because when we allow women to lead, they do not only lead and fight for their own growth, but they fight for their children and for their communities. They give voice to issues that are important for everyone’s collective future.
– Fadzayi Chiwandire

Fadzayi Chiwandire
Founder, DIV:A Initiative, Lead Front-end Developer, Onepointfour Consulting

Michael Hladky

Full-Stack Developer, Founder of the Angular-Austria Association

Operate heavily dynamic UI’s with RxJS
Theme:Constructing Worlds

The web changed a lot in the past years, more and more applications provide UI’s that are heavily interactive and often also include some background tasks.
In comparison to the past years, frontend developers have to deal with new architectural problems and challenges.
Not only things like a service layer and MVC found it’s way into the frontend but also database-like structures have to be managed, updated and read from.
Especially managing data structures is one of the harder problems.
Learn the theory and praxis of Event-Sourcing and CQRS and, as crazy as it sounds, apply it in the front end.
Leverage the power of reactive programming and implement the above architectures in a real live example

About Michael Hladky
Angular by heart and code. Michael is a full-stack developer located in Vienna, Austria.
He is a Google Developer Expert and an active part of the community. As founder of the Angular-Austria association, organizer of Angular-Vienna and NestJS-Vienna Meetup he grows the Austrian community. He is a developer, trainer and consultant with the focus on Angular as well as ionic and surrounding technologies, and gives workshops on Angular, RxJs and Typescript.
He regularly speaks at conferences and meetups and enjoys participating in the dev community and OSS.

Michael Hladky
Full-Stack Developer, Founder of the Angular-Austria Association

Holger Weiss

Managing Director and CEO, German Autolabs

Holger Weiss
Managing Director and CEO, German Autolabs

Tom Baeyens

Co-Founder and CTO, Shape.ai

Monitor your data like if it was your code
Theme: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 a 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 the silent data issues to the surface.

We'll compare the early solutions that are emerging in this space with open source frameworks like eBay's Griffin and Great expectations.

About Tom Baeyens
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.

Tom Baeyens
Co-Founder and CTO, Shape.ai

Letitia Seglah

Chief Operating Officer, Startup Manufactory

Letitia is an independent consultant providing business management services to clients including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, HSBC, and BlackRock, specialising in Corporate Innovation, RegTech, FinTech.
Letitia is currently serving as an independent expert for the European Commission providing monitoring, evaluation, and policy advice on innovation and economic development.
Active in devising and executing programmes for corporate innovation through procurement and engagement of innovation into financial institutions and digital transformation. Working with RegTech, and FinTech firms, small-medium enterprises on scale-up programmes and strategic alliance initiatives.
Listed on the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech 2017 Powerlist, Letitia is an advocate for institutional adoption and engagement of FinTech, RegTech, emergent and disruptive innovation.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Letitia spent her career in equity research, credit risk and regulatory compliance. Letitia studied towards an MSc Finance at the London School of Economics.

Letitia Seglah
Chief Operating Officer, Startup Manufactory

Sabria Lagoun

Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brainstorms

Sabria Lagoun
Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brainstorms

Miro Svrtan

Senior Engineer, Null Development

Miro Svrtan
Senior Engineer, Null Development

Bindu Upadhyay

UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Bindu is an engineer turned UX designer who now works at WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE, a digital innovation agency based in Rotterdam with 45 people representing 18 countries. Leveraging the knowledge of such a multicultural (and multidisciplinary) teams has often brought a diverse palette of perspectives to the table, leading in turn to successful projects. These experiences sparked her interest to further explore the topic of cultural differences and use the findings to contribute to our community's quest to become more inclusive. She believes that when we collaborate and learn from each other, there is much more we can do to contribute effectively to the growing impact of technology.

Bindu Upadhyay
UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Claude Ritter

Entrepreneurial Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Claude Ritter
Entrepreneurial Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Mykola Bugaiov

CEO, Elie

Mykola Bugaiov
CEO, Elie

Robert Jänisch

CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

Rapid Prototyping – How to start a successful IoT project
Theme: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
CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

Felix Wu

Fullstack Engineer, Co-Founder 30 seconds

Testing your tests’ quality – Introduction to Mutation Testing
Theme: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.

About Felix Wu
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.

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Felix Wu
Fullstack Engineer, Co-Founder 30 seconds

Nancy Nemes

Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Nancy Nemes
Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Markus Decke

Software Crafter, leanovate GmbH

1+1 > 2
Theme:Coding Society

Pair programming is not just two people in front of one computer; there is more to it. Pair programming can help you and your coworkers create better outcomes. Let's revisit the XP practice and look for anti-patterns and good practices.

About Markus Decke
Markus is active in the software craft community organizing meetups, coding dojos, and coderetreats to spread the knowledge of XP practices and maintainable code. While working as a software developer at leanovate GmbH he is experimenting on effective ways to collaborate in a product development team.

Markus Decke
Software Crafter, leanovate GmbH

Lotte Larsen

Co-Founder, mindberry

How to use experimentation to improve your product
Theme:Constructing Worlds

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.

About Lotte Larsen
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.

Lotte Larsen
Co-Founder, mindberry

Tomislav Tipuric

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nephos

Brave new world of microservices – patterns, ideas, dos and don'ts
Theme:

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!

About Tomislav Tipuric
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.

Tomislav Tipuric
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nephos

Jan-Niklas Wortmann

Consultant, Opitz CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH

Everything you really need to know about RxJS
Theme:Constructing Worlds

RxJS is difficult and probably one of the most difficult topics within the Angular ecosystem. “There should be a version of Angular without RxJS”. We in the core team are used to hearing statements like this. In this talk, I finally want to put a stop to them. Together we will solve this “complex” RxJS mystery by elaborating the most important parts of it and thus paving the way for an amazing RxJS adventure. At the very end of this talk, you will get to know about the do’s and don’ts and everything else you need to know to work with Angular and RxJS in a harmonious way.

About Jan-Niklas Wortmann
Jan-Niklas Wortmann is an IT consultant mostly working on Angular projects. He helps companies designing and implementing large scaled applications.
Developing clean and maintainable code is one of his main goals. Due to his passion for the Community, he is member of the RxJS Core Team and organizer of the NgNiederrhein Meetup.

Jan-Niklas Wortmann
Consultant, Opitz CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH

Nina Bordet

Co-Founder , mindberry

How to use experimentation to improve your product
Theme:Constructing Worlds

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.

About Nina Bordet
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.

Nina Bordet
Co-Founder , mindberry

Andrzej Dyjak

Head of Application Security, AFINE

Andrzej Dyjak
Head of Application Security, AFINE

Shai Hertz

Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Text Classification with Dynamic Taxonomies
Theme: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 a Nearest Neighbor approach. We also show that this general method is useful for academic content and even for accounting use cases.

Shai Hertz
Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Marc Preusche

Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Marc Preusche
Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Frank Anderssohn

CEO, Elie

Frank Anderssohn
CEO, Elie

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.

Angela Kreitenweis
Co-Founder, TokenEngineering Berlin

Emir Zunic

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

Application of AI/ML Methods and Algorithms in Real-World Case Studies
Theme: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 include practical solving of several kind of problems: Advanced Analysis,Sales Forecasting,Anomaly Detection,Travelling Salesman Problem,Transport Optimization and Vehicle Routing Problem,GPS tracking,etc.All of this aspects are integrated in one solution called Smart Warehouse Management System and Transport Management System,which is currently used in production environment in several distribution companies in B&H.

About Emir Zunic
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.

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

Nicolas Thorstensen

Founder and Managing Director, IVISO GmbH

Camera based SLAM
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

Camera-based navigation technology is popular because it is cheap, available and provides dense information. As such, it is an enabling technology for several mobile robotics applications in the industry — AR, drones and mobile robotics. In this talk, we will review our experiences and findings with regards to use cases and requirements for such technology in terms of cost, power, accuracy and latency as a driving force for the development of such technology. Finally, we will discuss current development trends in this domain.

About Nicolas Thorstensen
Nicolas Thorstensen is a machine perception expert. In 2015 he founded IVISO, a technology company aiming at pushing the limits of machine perception for the next generation of smart machines. Before that, he worked 1 year in the semiconductor industry and spent 2 years in a Startup working on microwave tomography. At IVISO he is responsible for business development, strategy and management.

Nicolas Thorstensen
Founder and Managing Director, IVISO GmbH

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Robert Kaiser
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