Joy of coding

Celebrating 5 years of the art, craft, science and joy of software development

Joy of coding is all about the love for programming. Learn about new and emerging technologies from companies and academia. Get inspired by renowned international speakers.

Friday 30 June 2017 @ De Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Early bird tickets only €160

Carin Meier

Carin Meier
“It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” — Terry Pratchett

Carin started off as a professional ballet dancer, studied Physics in college, and has been developing software for both the enterprise and entrepreneur ever since. She has a thing for Clojure and can be usually found with a cup of tea in her hand, hacking on her Roomba, AR Drone, or any other robots that happen to be nearby. She hails from Cincinnati, where she works remotely as a developer for Cognitect, and also helps organize the Cincinnati Functional Programmers user group.


Ted Neward

Ted Neward
No, no PC viruses. Mac viruses, maybe, and iOS malware, certainly, but no PC viruses.

Ted Neward is the CTO of iTrellis, a polyglot consultancy, and is an industry professional of twenty yearsí experience. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two sons, dog, four cats, eight laptops, seven tablets, nine phones, and a rather large utility bill.


Neal Ford

Neal Ford
Developers are drawn to complexity like moths to a flame, often with the same outcome. (from The Productive Programmer)

Neal Ford is director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. He thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. A speaker at hundreds of developer conferences worldwide, Neal is an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, particularly where agile engineering techniques and software architecture intersect.

Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), and dozens of video presentations. Nealís topics include software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, and cutting-edge software innovations. Check out Nealís website at


Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr
Pairing: because programming is more like rally racing than F1. Unpaved, different every time, go faster with driver+navigator.

Jessica Kerr develops software in Scala, Elm, and far too many other language systems. She's fascinated by sociotechnical systems, meta-automation, and socks. She travels from St. Louis, MO to learn and speak about programming at conferences. Her older daughter wants to be a programmer, while her younger daughter wishes she wouldn't travel so much. Jessica is known for her enthusiasm about almost everything, especially food and Atomist.


Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco
Why we did a speed meet at our conference and why you should too!

Llewellyn Falco is an independent agile coach. He discovered strong-style pair programming. He is creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests. He spends most of his time programming in Java and C# specializing in improving legacy code.He is also co-founder of


Koshin Mariano

Koshin Mariano
“All you get paid to do is just type words on a Computer” — Aden K. Mariano

Koshin Mariano is a Product Development Manager at Citrix. He is one of the initial developers and part of the core development team for Octoblu.


Why join?
It's fun!

We're all about the love for programming. Learn about new and emerging technologies from companies and academia. Get inspired by renowned international speakers.

It’s by devs,
for devs!

Joy of Coding is organised by a bunch of developers on a non-profit basis. There is no commercial agenda (no sponsored content), the schedule is purely based on stuff that developers, like us, love to see. Expert speakers but no talking heads. A place where we can all get together and talk about code.


Joy of Coding is a non- profit event. With the help of our sponsors we aimed to keep registration fees low to provide the best value-for-money conference of 2017. Our very-early bird tickets sell at only EUR 128, just like our previous editions!

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