Unique in-person & virtual experience
This year Build Stuff is all about rocking not only the physical stage but also the virtual one! For now, seats are limited to 500 attendees for in-person events to keep the Tech fest going worldwide while being safe!
Stay tuned for more info & updates. And remember: NEVER. STOP. ROCKING YOUR CODE!
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We’re proud to provide a platform for the most influential voices in the industry. Check out our roster of speakers for the upcoming conference below, and read through their bios to get a better sense of what you can expect from their sessions. If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to reach out:
DENNIE DECLERQ Microsoft MVP || Developer & President DDSoftDennie is Microsoft MVP Developer Technologies and has experience in accessibility in with Microsoft technologies. In daily life Dennie is president and developer at DDSoft, a nonprofit in function of People With Disabilities. Dennie invented technical solutions and systems to help people with disabilities to participate in their daily life. Thanks to his autism he's the right man at the right spot to contribute as a volunteer in function of people with disabilities.
JEMIMA ABU, Front End DeveloperJemima Abu is a self-taught Front End Developer and school-taught Systems Engineer from Lagos, Nigeria.
She currently works at Telesoftas, a software company based in Lithuania.
She is an avid advocate for diversity and intersectionality in technology and accessibility in web development.
She gives back to the tech community by speaking at conferences, volunteering at organizations geared towards diversity in the techspace and teaching web development classes to beginners every other weekend.
She's also a huge nerd, slightly obsessed with cats and can usually be found on her laptop, coding or watching slice-of-life anime.
TROND HJORTELAND, Senior Consultant at Scienta, aspiring sociotechnical systems designerTrond is an IT architect and aspiring sociotechnical systems designer from the consulting firm Scienta.no and has many years experience with large, complex, and business critical systems, primarily as a developer and architect on middleware and backend applications. His main interests are service-orientation, domain-driven design, event driven architectures, and sociotechnical systems, working in industries like telecom, media, TV, and public sector. Mantra: Great products emerge from collaborative design.
HENK BOELMAN, Cloud Advocate at MicrosoftHenk is a Cloud Advocate specializing in Artificial intelligence and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of the regional cloud advocate team in the Netherlands. Before joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft AI MVP and worked as a software developer and architect building lots of AI powered platforms on Azure.
He loves to share his knowledge about topics such as DevOps, Azure and Artificial Intelligence by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and international conferences.
SJOUKJE ZAAL, CTO Microsoft | Azure MVPSjoukje Zaal is a CTO Microsoft and Azure MVP with over 15 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation.
She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the Dutch user groups SP&C NL and MixUG. She is also a board member of Azure Thursdays. Sjoukje is a public speaker and involved in organizing events. She wrote several books, writes blogs and is active on the Microsoft Tech Community. Sjoukje is also part of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.
DEBBIE O'BRIEN, Head of Learning and Developer AdvocateDebbie O’Brien is Head of Learning and Developer Advocate at NuxtJS, the progressive VueJS framework. Debbie has over 10 years experience in Frontend development. She has worked as a Tech Lead and consultant for many important clients with varios technologies and often with a strong focus on performance. She has lead teams both in house and remotely as well as giving workshops and training. She has many years of experience as a mentor for online learning platforms, Treehouse and OpenClassrooms. Debbie is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies, Google Developer Expert in web technologies and Cloudinary Media Developer Expert.
Debbie is Irish but lives and works in Mallorca, Spain and when she is not writing code and studying new technologies she can often be found doing all sorts of sports from running, cycling, crossfit and skiing and of course Taekwondo where she is a 4th degree black belt.
ROKSLANA DIACHUK, Big Data Developer at CaptifyRoksolana works as a Big Data Engineer at Captify. She is passionate about Big Data, Scala, and Kubernetes and she always loves to learn something new. Roksolana is one of the Women Who Code Kyiv leads so she enjoys organizing events as well as speaking at them. Her hobbies are building technical topics around fairytales and discovering new cities by traveling.
AMY KAPERNIC, Frontend Dev, Evangelist, Dog LoverAmy wears many hats as a freelance developer, business owner and conference addict. She regularly shares her knowledge with her peers and the next generation of developers by mentoring, coaching, teaching and feeding into the tech community in many ways.
Amy can be found volunteering her time with Fenders, ACS, SheCodes (formerly Perth Web Girls) and MusesJS (formerly NodeGirls). She also works as an evangelist for YOW! Conferences, is a Twilio Champion, Microsoft MVP and has been nominated for the WiTWA awards for the last 2 years.
In her spare time Amy shares her knowledge and experience on her blogs and speaking at conferences. She has previously given keynotes at multiple events as well as speaking at several international conferences in the US and Europe.
KENNY BASTINI, Author of Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring boot, Spring cloud & Cloud foundryKenny Bastani has over 15 years of experience building software and has spent much of the last decade as an open source contributor, author, and international conference speaker. In 2013, Kenny began pioneering work in the graph processing space, integrating the first graph database, Neo4j, with the first distributed graph processing engine, Apache Spark GraphX, via an open source project he launched in 2014 named Neo4j Mazerunner. In 2015, Kenny presented Big Graph Analytics on Neo4j with Apache Spark at O’Reilly’s annual OSCON open source convention. His advocacy for graph processing and graph analytics acted as the inspiration for the Neo4j Graph Algorithms Library that was later launched in 2017. In 2015, Kenny joined Pivotal as a Spring Developer Advocate, and later as the Application Architecture CTO. While at Pivotal, Kenny did pioneering work as an advocate of microservices and cloud native architectures implemented in Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. Since then, Kenny has written several open source projects and blog posts that provide realistic implementation examples that show how to adopt microservices at different stages of software development. From 2015 to 2019, Spring Boot has become one of the most popular open source projects for implementing microservices on the JVM, with tens of millions of monthly downloads. Kenny is the co-author of O’Reilly’s "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry".
MARYAM UMAR, Head Of QualityMaryam Umar works in London as Head of QA of a Fintech firm. She started her career thirteen years ago as a QA test engineer in the finance and mobile industry. After transitioning to the eCommerce sector, Maryam performed QA in various capacities for online restaurant and travel services. She now works in QA as a manager with special focus on sustainable delivery practices. In addition to this, Maryam has been a keen advocate of creating and sustaining diverse teams.
VENKAT SUBRAMANIAM, Author of "Functional programmig in Java"Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has mentored tens of thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Programming Kotlin: Create Elegant, Expressive, and Performant JVM and Android Applications. Venkat is a well-recognized person in the software communities. He was once a recipient of the MicroSoft MVP award. He has received JavaOne RockStar award three years in a row and was inducted into the Java Champions program in 2013 for his efforts in motivating and inspiring software developers around the world. Venkat has been in the training, consulting, and mentoring business since 1996. He is recognized for his pragmatic approach, dislike for accidental complexity, continuous effort to seek minimalistic design, and simpler solutions.
You & your team are a massive part of the IT World now: by putting your experience and diverse skills, together you are creating a hit-record during these uncertain times!
This fall we are eager to show you that the Software world is like a Rock concert: you have a stage where you put all your knowledge, tune your electric guitar, bass, a drum kit, and finally, you check your sound and perform!
Sometimes the lights, as the bugs in your code, blinds you, but this is a small kick between you and your main goal — to rock it!
Build Stuff is a Software Development Conference created for back-end & full-stack developers, academics, team leads, software architects, product owners, technical project managers.
The goal of the conference is to boost the developer community by providing tomorrow’s knowledge and train the skills required to keep up with continuous change. Build Stuff invites to listen to sessions, discuss trends, try new things, and, most importantly, share personal experiences with a wide range of technologies with other developers.
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