betterCode 2020: Heise starts new developer conference

BetterCode 2020 is the new developer conference from heise developer. dpunkt.verlag and iX, It takes place from September 28th to October 2nd in Darmstadt. In more than 100 sessions and workshops, the event is intended to offer its participants a cross-section of the most important developments in programming paradigms, programming languages ​​and tools, as well as the cultural shifts in the IT departments. On the one hand, visitors should get a pragmatic insight into contemporary software development and, on the other hand, space for inspiration and creativity away from their everyday project work.

The aim of the organizers is to quickly grow the conference to a four-digit number of participants. For this purpose, the organizers were able to attract several well-known software developers and architects as well as IT project managers as speakers. Jutta Eckstein, Dominik Ehrenberg, Mahbouba Gharbi, Rainer Grimm, Nicolai Josuttis, Felix von Leitner (aka Fefe), Carola Lilienthal, Sandra Parsick, Golo Roden, Lars Röwekamp, ​​Schlomo Schapiro, Holger Schwichtenberg, Michael Stal, Gernot Starke, Stefan Tilkov, Christian Wenz, Christian Weyer, Eberhard Wolff and Oliver Zeigermann have enjoyed a good reputation in the scene for years.

Mira Mezini was the first keynote speaker. She heads the software engineering department at the TU Darmstadt and has received several awards, including research awards from IBM, Oracle and Google. In addition, she received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for her work, the highest and most prestigious research funding in the EU.

Regardless, the betterCode call for proposals is now open. Experienced speakers can apply with a 45-minute lecture or an all-day workshop. The deadline for this is until March 20. A final program will then follow in early May. The conference is divided into two workshop days on September 28 and October 2 and a three-day main conference from September 29 to October 1.

Suggestions can be assigned to the following areas:

  • modern programming languages
  • Augmented / virtual reality
  • Mobile frameworks
  • Web development, WASM (WebAssembly)
  • AI, data science and machine learning
  • IoT, Fog / Edge Computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Software Architecture
  • Virtualization and containerization
  • APIs
  • Cloud computing
  • Test and security
  • Agile, Scrum, Kanban or DevOps

An innovative and entertaining presentation is highly encouraged. The conference website should also stand for innovation, with numerous animations implemented.

Those interested can find more information on the conference website, If you want to be kept up to date about the conference, you can register via a newsletter or follow the organizers on Twitter,


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