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We're proud to welcome one of the true pioneers of our business.
Several awards and honors including the Turing Award in 2003.
Father of OO and Smalltalk.
Hundreds of thousands YouTube views.
Referenced and acknowledged again and again for his huge impact on our business.
Don't miss this keynote: Is Software Engineering Still an Oxymoron?
Author of "Retrospectives Antipatterns" and founder of metadeveloper.com.
Aino has been doing and teaching retrospectives for two decades.
What you'll take away from Aino's masterclass: A series of best practices for doing retrospectives remotely.
Ratings from previous GOTOs: 96%
Ana-Maria is a solutions architect at IBM, a custom application development enthusiast and a constant adopter of challenging technical scenarios.
- Co-founder of Bucharest Software Craftsmanship Community
- Achieved IBM Certified Application Developer - Cloud Platform v1 in 2016
- Certified with other offerings such as OpenShift
Ana-Maria has one clear goal with her presentation: Address complexity with development passion. Her session will explain and demonstrate live how you can simplify Kubernetes complexity using Helm3.
#java #serverless #backend
Andrey is a DevOps consultant who specializes in implementing DevOps initiatives, selecting automation tooling, switching to infrastructure-as-code and immutable infrastructure, and constructing software delivery pipelines.
- Teaches software automation practices and tooling across Europe
- One of the leaders of LatCraft - Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community
- Co-founder and organizer of DevTernity conference
Andrey's talk is a guided your through the modern Java universe: "This talk will give an overview of features (cache, JIT/AOT) and tools (GraalVM, Micronaut, Quarkus) that make Java ready for the future. Also, I would like to share my experience of using and tuning Java applications in various cloud-native and containerized environments: choosing base image, planning Docker image hierarchy, fat JAR vs. thin JAR, multi-container setups and service discovery."
Bernd is the co-founder and chief technologist of Camunda.
- Co-author of "Real-Life BPMN"
- He's helped automate highly scalable core workflows at global companies including T-Mobile, Lufthansa and Zalando
Straight from past attendees: "Incredibly informative session with great real world examples." "An eye opening presentation!"
Bernd's talk about Balancing Choreography and Orchestration will "walk you through the differences and give you some concrete guidance on decision criteria, backed by examples collected in various real-life projects."
Ratings from previous GOTOs: 94%
+500 GitHub followers
Brian has over 10 years of hands-on experience creating and maintaining software.
He is passionate about Java, (pure) functional programming and cybersecurity.
- Developer advocate for Snyk
- Oracle Groundbreaker ambassador
- Utrecht JUG co-lead
- Virtual JUG organizer
- MyDevSecOps co-lead
Burr is a lifelong developer advocate, community organizer and technology evangelist.
- Red Hat's Director of Developer Experience
- Java Champion
- Former president of the Atlanta Java User Group
- Founder of the DevNexus conference
Channing is a technical architect and solutions engineer with more than three decades of experience.
- Experimentation Advisor at Split Software
- Primary areas of expertise are experimentation, application performance and cloud deployments
- Worked with literally hundreds of companies including Oracle, Microsoft, Philips, Goldman Sachs, GE, Morgan Stanley, Mastercard and Disney
Chris is a designer working for Norway's Department of Work and Welfare.
- Previously worked on GOV.UK, where she helped build some of the UK's public digital services.
- Used to be an academic psychologist, but prefers the shorter feedback loops in software
Straight from past attendees: "Absolutely awesome talk!" "Best talk of the day!" "Very entertaining and instructive talk!"
Christof is a Site Reliabilty Engineer at Google.
- Holds a PhD in computer science from TU Darmstadt, where he researched distributed systems
- Has been a postdoc at the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California Berkeley
- Served as a vice president of the German Informatics Society
- Chairman of the German Pirate Party
Christoph is works in artificial intelligence and machine learning for ThoughtWorks Germany.
- Received his PhD in Speech Recognition with Artificial Neural Networks
- Has worked for 20 years in the IT industry in various companies (SAP, Capgemini, GS1) and roles (Development, Product Management, Sales, IT, Consulting)
Straight from past attendees: "Wonderful. Reasonable. Inspiring. Professional."
Dave is a thought leader in the field of continuous delivery, DevOps and software development in general.
- Co-author of the Jolt-award winning book Continuous Delivery
- One of the authors of Reactive Manifesto
- Independent software developer and consultant
- Founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.
Straight from past attendees: "Complex topics made extremely easy. Great talk!" "Outstanding!"
Dave is an animated and engaging speaker and Continuous Delivery Evangelist at Split Software.
- Gets his mojo from discovering and sharing ways to make software delivery a sustainable lifestyle
- Was lucky enough to be raised just “off campus” from Stanford as Silicon Valley morphed from defense to chips to software and internet services
- Focuses on strategies that connect progressive delivery with the observation of system health, user experience and user behavior.
Straight from past attendees: "Awesome! Digestable, to the point. Great job"
A true programming junky and nerd to the bone, Eamonn has been in the software game longer than you have.
In his own words: "As software engineers we get to solve puzzles for a living, work across many disciplines and, most of all, learn constantly."
From the comments: "Well, this was darn good fun to listen to. I shall work on my documentation skills immediately!" "Awesome talk. Now I know what to do." "I love this! Thank you."
Rated 94% at previous GOTOs
Eltjo is best known for his work on risk- and cost-driven architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile architecting, for which he received the Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016.
In the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the United States.
In the last decade, he produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis in 2012.
Em Grasmeder is the Data Witch of ThoughtWorks Germany.
After failed careers in both school bus driving and experimental economics, Em taught herself to write software.
Em is especially interested in genetic programming and the ethical challenges presented by capitalism to the field of data science.
Straight from past attendees: "Probably the best talk I've seen at this conference yet! Totally great." "Examples given were brilliant in explaining what a data scientist does."
Emily has over ten years of experience in scientific computing and engineering research and development.
She is currently working in Python development, though she has a background that includes C#/.Net, Unity3D, SQL, and MATLAB. =
Fabio is a TEDx speaker and coach, futurist and technologist focused on people.
He's passionate about human behavior and believes that understanding the hidden forces that drive the 35 thousand decisions we make every day can drastically change our lives.
He's also the author of the book Digital Nudge.
Garth is a magnificent storyteller and Ireland's most experienced software trainer.
- He's delivered well over a thousand courses and workshops to all kinds of programmers from all kinds of backgrounds
James is a principle consultant for ThoughtWorks and a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board.
He has helped introduce agile at various blue chip companies: investment banks, publishers and media organizations. Sometimes he even writes software.
He believes that writing software is the easy part of the problem. Most of the time it's about getting people thinking right.
James is a nerd and software developer who shares what he learns with others though presentations, blogs, demos and code.
After over two decades of professional programming, he is now a self-proclaimed typed pure functional programming zealot.
A huge open source proponent, hoping to never get burned by lock-in again.
Joy Heron is a consultant at INNOQ and develops web applications (both in the frontend and the backend).
She loves functional programming and web security, and she also enjoys designing reusable web components and ensuring that the user experience is optimal.
Mobile first is a passion and a must!
Jörg Müller is principal consultant at INNOQ.
He currently focuses on architecture and operations of software as a service.
Topics include microservices, continuous delivery and kubernetes.
Katherine is a software engineer in the IBM Event Streams.
- Co-author of IBM Redbook on Java microservices
- Contributed to the open-source microservice project Game On and the open-source Kafka operator Strimzi
Kevlin is excellent and entertaining on stage. Editor of "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" and "97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know."
Our attendees say it best: "This is the session I will bring back to my colleges." "Perfect talk!" "Entertaining and still loads of value." "Funny, Informative, completely relavent today. Best session of the conference" "Amusing and relevant. I wish our whole department would listen to this."
Rated 100% on his last GOTO talk.
800k+ Youtube views.
Martin is a Java Champion with 25+ years of experience building complex and high-performance computing systems.
Straight from past attendees: "Loved it! Gave me a lot to think about in my day to day work" "Great session, very engaging and informative" "Wow! Most inspiring speech so far!"
Programmer, Consultant & Advisor in Complex Environments & Spare Time Lego Train Constructor
Matt is head of platform at Ziglu, a UK-based fintech startup building a revolutionary banking platform using cutting-edge cloud-native technology.
- Has been doing Dev, sometimes with added Ops, for over a decade
- His idea of "full stack" is Linux, Kubernetes and now Istio
- Co-organizer of the Istio London meetup
#java #reactive #springframework
Oleh is an experienced software engineer, Opensource geek and one of the top contributors to Project Reactor and Spring Framework. He knows the internals of both frameworks extremely well and advocates reactive programming with Project Reactor on a daily basis.
- Java Champion
- Author of "Reactive Programming in Spring 5”
- Reactive guru
Patrick has a passion for accelerating the growth and success of tech organizations and leaders.
- CTO and chief scientist of N26
- Author of three books:The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and Building Evolutionary Architectures
- Runs the “Level Up” newsletter for leaders in tech
- Delivers popular workshops on tech lead skills for devs around the world
Straight from past attendees: "Fantastic session, great and applicable content" "Awesome talk with awesome insights!"
#IoT #SmartCity #data
Paul is the founder of the IoT Living Lab and co-founder of the City Innovation Exchange Lab in Amsterdam.
He's currently focusing testing, distributing and scaling community driven smart city solutions.
He'll discuss the “data plus dialogue” approach and how sustainable value production in urban living labs can lead us to more participatory and inclusive user-centric digital cities.
Peter is co-founder and CEO of fourTheorem.
- Formerly a physicist working at the JET fusion research project
- Previously co-founder and CTO of Stitcher Ads, a social advertising platform and nearForm, a node.js consultancy.
- Co-author of the Node Cookbook as well as several academic papers on software development methodology.
- His latest book is **AI as a Service **
Pierluigi Collina is one of the most recognized celebrities on the planet.
- Has refereed at the highest level including the 2002 World Cup Final Brazil v Germany
- Currently the Chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee
- Honors include the Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana and a Doctorate “Honoris Causa” in Science by the University of Hull in 2004
- Author of the book The Rules of the Game
Straight from past attendees: "Amazing Keynote. Amazing Speaker. Great insight into refereeing, but also applicable for us as devs or managers. Perfect keynote. Thanks so much for this."
Ray works with engineering and product teams to improve Java developer productivity on GCP.
- Helped Alphabet companies migrate and adopt cloud native architecture
- Worked at Red Hat and Accenture focusing on enterprise architecture, managing solutions delivery and contributing to open source projects
Straight from past attendees: "Very informative and entertaining. Best talk so far!" "Awesome job!"
Robert is a data scientist and TensorFlow addict.
- He has a passion for helping developers quickly learn what they need to be productive
- He's used TensorFlow since the very early days
- Before moving to data science he led software engineering teams for both large and small companies, always focusing on clean, elegant solutions to well-defined needs
Ray works on all matters related to testing, engineering practices, tech leadership, continuous delivery and pipeline based organizations.
He's the author of Art of Unit Testing, Elastic Leadership and the upcoming Enterprise DevOps.
Rated 94% at his previous GOTO talk.
What past attendees have said: "Best session of the day" "Amazing presenter. Amazing content." "Really gave me things to take with me home and discuss with the team." "This talk justifies my visit to GOTO on its own."
Sander is a CTO, software architect, programmer, consultant and beyond-agile coach.
He helps teams improve their ways of working, their architectures and their code. He’s also published many articles and authored books on agile, modeling and web tools.
Straight from past attendees: "Best talk I've seen." "Amazing! Fun, catchy and with quite a few nice ideas" "Just brilliant. Thanks!"
For the past nine years, Saša has focused on building backend systems using Elixir and Erlang.
Author of Elixir in Action and an occasional blogger at The Erlangelist.
Rated 95% in previous GOTOs talks.
135k views on YouTube.
Straight from past attendees: "Impressive!" "Outstanding live coding demo and efficient delivery" "I have never seen such an impressive live demo before! Managed to demonstrate so much so clearly in so little time."
Scott Helme is a security researcher, international speaker, and trainer. He is also the founder of the popular Security Headers and Report Uri, free tools to help you deploy better security!
- Security researcher
- Pluralsight author
Seth is an engineer at Google Cloud.
- Author of Learning Chef
- Passionate about reducing inequality in technology
- When not writing, he's working on open source, teaching or speaking at conferences
Creator of C4 Software Architecture model and Author of Software Architecture for Developers
Talia covers all things testing and quality.
- Developer advocate at Split.io where she works closely with engineering teams globally to ship software more efficiently
- Passionate about feature flagging, canary launches, CI/CD, testing in production and A/B testing