Topconf Linz 2017


Speakers at
Topconf Linz 2017:

Lukáš Ježek

Software Engineer
I'm a Software Engineer at Google, working in the Load Shedding team which focuses mainly on protecting Google services from overload related outages. I develop new features in our libraries, and help other Google teams deploy our solutions. I've started More

Phil Reither

Code Monkey
Hi! I’m a code monkey at, a distributed company that builds stuff for bands and musicians. Rock on! Currently I reside in Edinburgh, which is THE place for speaking Scottish, drinking whisky, and writing CSS. I am a sucker for the More

Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly Associates
Allan inspires digital teams to effectively deliver better products through Agile technologies. He believes that improving development requires a broad view of interconnected activities. He provides Agile More

Markus Tacker

Channeler of Technological Obscurities (CTO)
Resourceful Humans
Markus is a coder by <3 and an organizational hacker by passion. He helps teams to build great software and to enjoy their work. As a Resourceful Human he turns organizations into entrepreneurial networks. Being a remote fanatic he does this working More

Juergen Hoeller

Principal Engineer
Juergen Hoeller is co-founder of the Spring Framework open source project and has been serving as the project lead and release manager for the core framework since 2003. Juergen is an experienced software architect and consultant with outstanding expertise More

Sander Hoogendoorn

Independent software craftsman
The Netherlands
Sander is a dad, an independent consultant, software architect and programmer. He is experienced in agile, Scrum, Kanban, continuous delivery, software estimation, agile requirements, design patterns, UML, software architecture, microservices, and both More

Timothée Bourguignon

Chief Learning Officer
MATHEMA Software GmbH
Timothée “Tim” Bourguignon is a full time geek, mentoring evangelist, bullshit-hunter, international speaker and a lot more. During the day, he works as Chief Learning Officer and Agile Coach for the MATHEMA Software company in Germany. But when More

Simona Bonghez

Colors in Projects
Simona Bonghez, Ph.D.- Author and speaker, Owner of Colors in Projects. Although she has an IT background, Simona’s professional path moved slowly towards training and consultancy. She has over 20 years’ experience in delivering training and consulting More

Mark Smalley

The IT Paradigmologist
ASL BiSL Foundation
Mark Smalley is an IT Management Consultant at Smalley. IT and is specialized in application management and business information management. He is affiliated with the non-profit ASL BiSL Foundation, APMG International, GamingWorks and Pink Elephant. Mark More

Corinna Baldauf

sipgate GmbH
Corinna Baldauf has an unquenchable thirst for new experiences. That’s why she has held every Scrum role there is (in companies of various sizes), and reads all the time. Whatever she finds worthwhile, she shares on, in Retromat More

Andres Almiray

Canoo Fellow
Canoo Engineering AG
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 17 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in More

Lukas Eder

Founder and CEO
Data Geekery GmbH
Lukas Eder is founder and CEO of Data Geekery GmbH, located in Zurich, Switzerland. He is fascinated by the interaction of Java and SQL. Most of this experience he has obtained in the Swiss E-Banking field through various variants (JDBC, Hibernate, More

Ivan Krylov

Sr Software Developer
Azul Systems
Ivan has been developing JVMs and compilers for over a decade, recently he has been focusing on JIT compiler infrastructure for the Zing Virtual Machine at Azul Systems. Ivan is a regular speaker at Java events across Europe. More

Milen Dyankov

Developer Advocate
Milen is a Developer Advocate at Liferay and focuses on Java and OSGi Platform. He is passionate about designing and building software as well as helping others design and build good software! After more than 15 years developing, designing and consulting More

Tim Perry

Senior Software Engineer
By day Tim Perry is a senior software engineer at, an IoT deployment and management platform. By night he\\\'s a prolific open-source contributor on huge variety of projects including JUnit, KnockoutJS, Moment & Lodash, along with some of More

Mindaugas Mozūras

Head of Engineering
Mindaugas Mozūras is a software developer, book reader, speaker, movie lover and an all around geek. Most of the time these days he spends doing his darned best to help make second hand the first choice worldwide as Head of Engineering at Vinted, world’s More

Rainer Stropek

CEO, Co-Founder
software architects gmbh
Rainer Stropek is co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and has been serving this role since 2008. At software architects Rainer and his team are developing the award-winning SaaS time tracking solution “time cockpit”. Previously, More

Moritz Heiber

DevOps Birth Assistant
Moritz is a DevOps Birth Assistant with ThoughtWorks, a shepherd for clients and their hardware and software projects, consulting on infrastructural and operational challenges in distributed computing environments using the power and the values behind More

Johan Janssen

Trainer / architect
Info Support
Johan is working as a Java architect, trainer and competence center Java lead at Info Support. He has been working for various demanding companies where rapidly delivering quality software was very important. He likes sharing his knowledge about Java, More

Alexander Fried

For the last three years, Alexander is CTO of CELUM, where he is driving the software architecture and development processes of the product. Before that he was Principal at Intel Mobile Communications and software architect at Infineon. More

Marcos Placona

Developer evangelist
Marcos Placona is a developer evangelist at Twilio, a company founded to disrupt telecommunications. He spends most of his time working with Java and .Net open source projects while equipping and inspiring developers to build killer applications. He’s More

James Thomas

Developer Advocate
James Thomas is a “Developer Advocate” for IBM Bluemix, helping developers build scalable applications on IBM\\\'s cloud platform. Having accepted a summer-long internship with IBM as before starting his post-graduate degree, James is still here eight More

Christoffer Noring

Frontend Developer
OVO Energy
Fullstack developer with 10 years experience. Google Developer Expert in web technolgies focusing on Angular1/2. Meetup organizer for 5 meetup groups with over 2000 members. More

Oleksii Fedorov

Software Engineer
Pivotal Labs
Oleksii Fedorov is an Experienced Software Engineer working at Pivotal Labs, Software Craftsperson, Mentor, Polyglot, Public Speaker; Test-Driven Development, Pair-Programming and LEAN Practitioner. Oleksii is a full-stack software engineer who has More

Gerwald Oberleitner

Business Evangelist, Tools & DevOps
Microsoft Österreich GmbH
Gerwald currently works in the coolest group at Microsoft - the DX (Developer eXperience) group. With his 15+ years of industry experience he works with a team of Evangelists to support customers, ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and developers to More

Oliver Lintner

Technical Evangelist
Microsoft Österreich GmbH
Oliver works at Microsoft Österreich GmbH since 2011. Before joining the Developer Experience & Evangelism (DX) team he was a Premier Field Engineer delivering high-end support to Microsoft Premier customers. As a Technical Evangelist Oliver is involved More

Manuel Bernhardt

Manuel Bernhardt is a passionate engineer, author, speaker and consultant who has a keen interest in the science of building and operating networked applications that run smoothly despite their distributed nature. Since 2008, he has guided and trained More

Jan Carsten Lohmüller

Software Developer
Workplace Solutions GmbH
Jan Carsten is a software developer, coffee enthusiast and bearded man. Since doing his studies at university of Bonn and university of Hamburg he has been actively working in the software industry, utilizing various technologies. He has been involved More

Frank Lyaruu

CTO of Dexels in Amsterdam for a long time, focusing on architecture for large systems in the sports and entertainment sector. Always looking for the newest tech, and applying it before it is cool. I like to travel and speak at conferences about wildly More

Gerald Mücke

IT Consultant, Founder & CEO
DevCon5 GmbH
Gerald Mücke is a Java aficionado with more than 10 years of industry experience starting his carreer as test automation tooling developer for a big software vendor. After working in several roles, industries and projects he founded his own company - More

Michael Sperber

Active Group GmbH
Michael Sperber is CEO of Active Group in Filderstadt, Germany. Mike specializes in functional programming, and has been an internationally recognized expert in the field: He has spoken at the top conferences in programming languages, authored many papers More

Nicole Rauch

Nicole Rauch Software Development and Development Coaching
Nicole Rauch is an independent software developer and development coach with a solid background in compiler construction and formal methods. Having a strong background in the restructuring of large Java legacy code applications, she nowadays also likes More

Joy Clark

innoQ Deutschland GmbH
Joy Clark is a consultant at innoQ and develops software for the JVM. She appreciates elegant software solutions and her main interests are functional programming with Clojure and web security. More

Matthias Rella

I develop business intelligence and information management software since 2015, based on Web technologies. Since my time at knowledge management and big data analytics research companies in Vienna and Graz, my main focus lies on development of interactive More

Patrick Stapfer

Software Engineer JavaScript
Patrick Stapfer is a JavaScript Software Engineer and freelancer, mostly known for his contributions to the flowtype ecosystem and his recent work at Runtastic, where he spent most of his time working on the Mobile News Feed feature (built in React-Native). More

Armin Ronacher

Software Engineer
Armin Ronacher is the creator of the Python Flask framework and many other popular Python libraries. His contributions are widely used in the software development industry. He is currently working as a software developer out of Austria for the Sentry More

Manuela Rink

Technical Evangelist
Manu Rink is a mobile enthusiast long before there was an iPhone. After working for a couple of years in the enterprise business and creating big data visualisations she finally dropped the mic and made her passion to her profession. For the last four More

Martin Splitt

Bit Wizard
Martin is a software developer and a human. He\\\'s pretty good at computering and pretty good at humaning, so he decided to use his computering to improve his and other\\\'s humaning. He loves the web and open source and contributes to keeping More

Andrey Okonetchnikov

Freelance UI-Developer
Andrey is a Russian-born front-end engineer and UI-designer living in Vienna, Austria for last 8 years. He has been working on modern user interfaces using web technologies for more than 10 years. Before that, he worked as UI-designer and usability expert More

Rina Ahmed

Technical Evangelist
Rina Ahmed is Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Azure at the Developer Experience & Evangelism Group at Microsoft Austria. Currently she is specialized on cloud solutions but also has experience with Windows 10 development and cross-plattform mobile More

Klemens Schreiber

lead front-end warrior at
Klemens is a full stack web developer with love for coffee and web performance. He also likes beer and javascript. At daytime, he works as frontend developer at and is responsible for a modern, responsive web experience. ✌️ More

Klaus Enzenhofer

Director Technology Strategy
Klaus works as Director Technology Strategy and Performance Advocate in the Innovation Lab at Dynatrace. Klaus influences the strategic direction and development of application performance management solutions. He has deep experience gleaned from years More

Dan Suciu

Colors in Projects
Dan is senior trainer at Color in Projects and Director of Global Learning and Development at 3Pillar Global in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He has more that 20 years of experience in software projects development, design and management. His fields of interest More

Ravneet Kaur

Agile School
I’m an experienced business and IT professional, focused on Agile adoption for teams, Agile and Digital Transformations for organizations, and business process re-engineering. My vision is to help everybody in the organization to have a better work-life More

Ben Linders

Ben Linders Consulting
Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives, What Drives Quality and Continuous Improvement. As More

Philipp Krenn

Developer & Operations
Philipp is a Developer Advocate at Elastic, spreading the love and knowledge of full-text search, analytics, and real-time data. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups about all things search & analytics, databases, cloud computing, and devops. More

Peter Kofler

Code Cop
Peter is a software developer since 17 years and still enthusiastic about writing code. He likes his code being in order. Obviously he is fanatic about code quality. After years of harassing his colleagues with clean code and daily build, he was officially More

Görge Albrecht

Code Mentor KG
Görge Albrecht develops software for 25 years. Since 2011 he supports large scale enterprises and small software companies as a code mentor. He helps developers to write simpler and thus better code in Java, Groovy and Smalltalk. His portfolio includes More

Kjetil Valle

Senior Consultant
Bekk Consulting AS
Kjetil is a developer at BEKK, a norwegian consulting firm. His interests ranges from DevOps to IoT, and he is a strong believer in learning new languages and finding out how things work. He loves sharing of knowledge, both by speaking and by enabling More

Bendik Solheim

Senior Consultant
Bekk Consulting AS
Bendik is a developer from Norway, working as an IT consultant at BEKK. He is a coder by heart, enjoying all assets of programming. He has worked with everything from native apps, to backend systems, to the real frontend heavy stuff. He is also fascinated More

Simone Moore

Senior Consultant & Trainer
With an approach that engages you in a depth of knowledge, collaboration and sense of humour that is thought provoking, interesting and relevant, Simone probes the hearts and minds of what makes business and IT tick. Simone enjoys the repartee that leads More