Covid-19 update, 0ctober 21
As we know, the COVID-19 virus and the limitations of the events are changing the plans for on-site events worldwide. This is the 9th edition of Build Stuff Lithuania, and the first time in a decade, we are facing an urge to host an online event.
Although we truly believe that human interaction is a key point of this conference. On May 14th, we hope to invite all on-site conference ticket holders to Rock'n'Code one-day extended conference with a rocking party that everyone has deserved!
Meanwhile, we are in preparation for an online event Nov 11-15. We will kick off the event with our MC's Dylan Beattie welcoming talk and continue with charming sessions from speakers around the world. You will be able to have conversations with fellow developers & speakers, participate in giveaways organized by our partners, have 1-to-1 meetings, connect and learn from each other.
Check out the agenda here - 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:
Kenny Bastani, Author of Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and 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.
Dennie Declercq, 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.
Sam Newman, Author of Monolith to Microservices: Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your MonolithSam Newman is an independent consultant specializing in helping people ship software fast.
Sam has worked extensively with the cloud, continuous delivery, and microservices and is especially preoccupied with understanding how to more easily deploy working software into production.
For the last few years, he has been focusing on the area of microservice architectures. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world and another in the IT operations space.
Previously, he spent over a decade at ThoughtWorks and then left to join a startup, before setting up his own company. Sam speaks frequently at conferences and is the author of Building Microservices (O’Reilly).
Roksolana 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.
Venkat Subramaniam, Award-winning author, founder of Agile DeveloperDr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored 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 Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at email@example.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
Debbie O'Brien, Head of Learning and Developer Advocate, Microsoft MVPDebbie 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.
Randy Shoup, Engineering LeaderRandy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He is currently VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay.
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.
Patrick Kua, Author of "Talking with Tech Leads"Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader with almost 20 years of experience. His personal passion is accelerating the growth and success of tech organisations and technical leaders. He has had many years of hands-on experience, leading, managing and improving complex organisations and software systems as the CTO and Chief Scientist of N26 (Berlin, Germany) and as a Technical Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He is a frequent keynote and conference speaker, author of three books including The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and Building Evolutionary Architectures and runs the free popular newsletter for leaders in tech, “Level Up” (http://levelup.patkua.com) and the Tech Lead Academy, offering online training for technical leaders. You can find him online on twitter as @patkua or running his very popular “Shortcut to Tech Leadership” workshop.
Amy Kapernick, Front End 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.
Abel Wang, Senior Cloud Developer AdvocateAbel Wang is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate specializing in DevOps and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of Donovan Brown's League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates. Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server. Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company. When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that’s what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon. Diagnosed with cancer a year ago, Abel is now cancer free and spits in the face of cancer.
Sjoukje Zaal, CTO Microsoft | Azure MVP, Microsoft 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.
Kevlin Henney, Programming · Patterns · Practice · ProcessKevlin is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. He has contributed to open- and closed-source codebases, been a columnist for a number of magazines and sites and has been on far too many committees (it has been said that "a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled"). He is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know and 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know. He lives in Bristol and online.
Mary Grygleski, Developer Advocate at IBMMary is currently a Java Developer Advocate at IBM, specializing in Reactive Java systems. She started working as a software engineer with C and Unix, then got into Java, Open Source, and web development in the new Millennium, and now she is venturing into Reactive, Mobile, and the DevOps space. In her previous incarnations, she worked for several technology product companies in the Route 128 Boston Technology Corridor as well the San Francisco Bay Area. She now resides in the Greater Chicago area, and is an Executive Board member and the Director of Meetings for the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG). Mary continues to be amazed by how software innovations can dramatically transform our lives. Despite the many challenges in an ever-evolving technical world, she gets energized by the constant change and believes that she has uncovered the pathway to stay young. She can’t wait to see what the next tech wave will be like.
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!
Meet our hosts
Software development consultant, conference speaker, and an epic musician Dylan Beattie is one of our hosts this year!
He is also the creator of the Rockstar programming language!
For those, who don't know Neringa Young - she is the founder & the heart of Build Stuff conferences!
For nearly 10 years, Neringa is managing the Build Stuff brand, so this year she is about to rock the virtual stage as a hostess!
If it's not your first Build Stuff conference - you will definitely remember Lukas!
Our beloved host & a sharped-tongue technology, science, & digital society communicator is back again!
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