March 1st, 2013

Rotterdam (NL)

A one-day conference that celebrates the art, craft, science but foremost the joy of software development

Come to

Learn, find inspiration, play, improve your craft. Learn about new and emerging technologies. Get inspired by renowned international speakers. Pair with fellow passionate developers in one of the hands-on (un)sessions.

It's affordable

Joy of Coding is a non-profit event. With the help of our sponsors we aimed to keep registration fees as low as possible to provide the best value-for-money conference that you will go to in 2013.

It's for developers

This conference is organised by a bunch of developers. There is no commercial agenda, it's based purely on stuff that developers, like ourselves, would like to see. Expert speakers but no talking heads.

Keynote speakers


Michael Feathers

Chad Fowler

Warm-up party


You're invited!

One the evening before our conference kicks off you're all welcome to join the warm-up party, organized by our friends from 010DEV. There will be talks from Jim Webber and Michel Rijnders and of course free beer.

Everybody is invited to join us from 19.00 in Locus Publicus. Click here to register.



Left wing


Main stage


Right wing











Michael Feathers



The Joy of TDD on the Raspberry Pi

Marc Evers, Willem van den Ende and Rob Westgeest

Testing and refactoring Legacy Code

Sandro Mancuso

Enjoying client-side development with AngularJS

Robin Roestenburg, Kees de Kooter and Jettro Coenradie




A little Graph Theory for the busy developer

Jim Webber






Killing me softly - with this Pair

Jonathan Perret and Emmanuel Gaillot



Developers Anonymous

Johan Martinsson and Rémy Sanlaville

The Poutsma Principles

Arjen Poutsma

FP State of mind

Matthijs Ooms and Michel Rijnders




Java is from Mars, Ruby is from Venus

Paolo Perrotta



Keynote: Practicing Joy

Chad Fowler



Time for beer!



ART Hotel Rotterdam

Visitors of the conference can benefit from a special discount for the ART Hotel Rotterdam, two minutes walk from the venue: one night for only € 85,00, instead of € 120,00. Book your ticket and receive the discount code.

Maassilo Rotterdam

In the heart of the old port of Rotterdam is the Maassilo. A silo, built in 1910, for storage of grain in the early days of the 20th century. A huge and impressive building, still recognizable as a grain silo, but completely rebuilt and decorated as an event location with modern facilities.

Joy of Coding will be held at the 10th floor of the Maassilo, with a beautiful view on the city of Rotterdam.

How to get there

Car: get your car navigation and enter: Maashaven Zuidzijde 1-2, Rotterdam. You can park near the building, for free.

Public transport: travel to Rotterdam central station, take metro line D or E heading to Slinge or De Akkers and get out at Maashaven.


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