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Joy of Coding 2024
Celebrating the art, craft, science and joy of software development
June 21, 2024

Celebrating

Software development

Joy of Coding is a one-day single-track conference held in Rotterdam. We bring internationally renowned speakers to Rotterdam to deliver talks. They cover diverse aspects of the craft, reflecting recent trends in industry and academia, as well as a serious amount of joy.

It's affordable

Joy of Coding is a non-profit event. With the help of our sponsors we keep registration fees low to provide the best value-for-money conference of 2024, just like our previous editions!

It's by dev, for devs

Joy of Coding is organised by a bunch of developers. There is no commercial agenda, 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.
Venue: De Doelen

Venue

Joy of Coding 2024 will take place in De Doelen, a concert venue and convention center in Rotterdam. Although mainly known as a venue for classical music and jazz, it is also a superb conference location. The monumental building is located right in front of the Rotterdam Centraal train station.

Speakers_

Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney

Kevlin is an independent consultant, trainer, speaker and writer. He helps individuals and teams improve their skills, codebases and cultures, ensuring people have a place in their architecture. He is co-author of two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series, editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know and co-editor of 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know. He lives in Bristol and online.
Michael Pound

Michael Pound

Michael Pound is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on the development and application of computer vision approaches, often to biological images. He has been involved in interdisciplinary research across a variety of domains, ranging from plant and medical imaging, through to engineering and physics. Outside of research, he is passionate about education in computer science. He is a regular contributor to the YouTube channel Computerphile, where his videos on subjects including AI and machine learning have accumulated over 55 million views.
M. Scott Ford

M. Scott Ford

For over 25 years, Scott has been a vocal champion of the software mending movement. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Code Whisperer of Corgibytes, which enables organizations get more value from their software improvement efforts. He is the lead host of the Legacy Code Rocks podcast, the founder of the Mendercon conference, and is committed to helping other menders find a sense of belonging in a world dominated by makers. Scott regularly teaches courses through O'Reilly, has authored several courses on LinkedIn Learning, and his maintenance philosophy has been featured in books such as The Innovation Delusion. In addition to fixing old code, Scott is an avid reader of sci-fi fiction and enjoys spending time with his family and kids.
Yulia Startsev

Yulia Startsev

Yulia Startsev is the JavaScript language lead for the SpiderMonkey compiler at Mozilla. She served as a chair and is currently a facilitator for Ecma's TC39, the committee responsible for design and development of the JavaScript language. She initiated and runs the TC39 research group, which applies HCI research techniques to JavaScript language features. Her interests include programmer psychology, and she hopes that this talk will be interesting as a reflection on how we think and solve problems.
Dawn Ahukanna

Dawn Ahukanna

Dawn Ahukanna is a creative technologist, collaborator, fascinated about how people relate to technology, and exploring ways to deliver value at the intersection of experience design and technology. She is a domain expert in User experience design practice, Front-End systems architecture and interactions, as well as a collaborative Design Thinking coach and facilitator. Dawn leads integrated and consistent user-focused design across the IBM Technical Lifecycles Services business division, designing cognitive and data analysis experiences within the product portfolio. She is a speaker and panelist at design and development events, Design Thinking mentor within communities, academic and professional circles, and published author.
Coen Goedegebure

Coen Goedegebure

Coen is founder of Scyon and is passionate about everything related to cyber security. He started his professional career over 20 years ago and has since then worked as a software engineer and architect both in the Netherlands and abroad. Over time he discovered that building software was fun, but breaking stuff was even more fulfilling... and he discovered his passion for cyber security. Going all-in with ethical hacking, bug bounties, participating in international hacking competitions, secure coding and multiple CISO roles, he combined his skills to build bridges between the business, software development and cyber security domains. More than 2 years ago, he founded Scyon with the goal of helping organisations in adopting a shift-left approach to their cyber security efforts and bolster their overall cyber resilience. In his spare time, Coen loves to spend time with his family, kitesurf, play guitar, participate in competitive hacking tournaments and share his experience and passion with the world.
Andrea Goulet

Andrea Goulet

Andrea Goulet is a prominent thought leader in the software industry around three ideas: managing technical debt, code as communication, and empathy-driven development. She is a sought-after keynote speaker for conferences around the world and the author of Empathy-Driven Software Development. Andrea is passionate about helping technologists deepen their technical skills for understanding and communicating with others. In her spare time, Andrea loves watching her kids explore the world and is a sucker for a good physics documentary. You can recognize her by the JavaScript tattoo on her wrist.
Avanti Sharma

Avanti Sharma

Avanti stands for the Sustainable Development Goals and encourages iGens to play a role in them. Starting with her TEDx about “How an iGen would implement the Sustainable Development Goals”, Avanti has been presenting her ideas on international forums. Earlier last year, Avanti won the ‘honorable award’ and 1st place for International Delegates at the Largest Science Exhibition in Portugal for a software Studified™ she developed. She was also honored by receiving the ‘Aspiring Teen Award’ at the Women In Tech Europe Awards and representing Europe as a finalist for the Women In Tech Global Awards. Avanti looks forward to bringing more to the Joy of Coding.

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Team_

Alex Kuiper

Alex Kuiper

Alex is an independent software consultant, a VIM nerd, Whovian, runner and model aviation fan. He heard about this obscure new conference called ‘Joy of Coding’, decided to visit and loved it so much he kept coming back and ended up joining the team.
Arthur van Leeuwen

Arthur van Leeuwen

Arthur fell in love with computers and code as a kid and has been privileged enough to turn that love into a career. Bounced around in academia as a programmer and assistant professor for a while, and now works at Nedap Security, where he gets to code, architect and teach.
Eline Brader

Eline Brader, MSc.

Eline got a bachelor and master’s degree in food technology. With noob level knowledge on programming languages after graduation, Eline was able to fulfil her desire to program on a fulltime basis thanks to Nedap University. Since May 2022, she is a fulltime backend software developer in team OpenEHR at Nedap Healthcare. Her long-term dream would be to become a full stack developer. People would call her crazy for working every day of the week but her response would be: “My job is my hobby and my hobby is my job”.
Erik Pronk

Erik Pronk

Erik is a passionate software engineer that has been working in IT since 2001. During this period he has gained a lot of experience in a variety of technologies, roles, development environments and market segments. His main focus is on implementing enterprise solutions in an agile way. In his spare time, Erik loves to run and experiment with VR and domotics. Erik works at JDriven where he shares his passion and drive with other colleagues.
Ivo Limmen

Ivo Limmen

Ivo is a Principal Consultant at QSD B.V. and a Software Engineer for all applications both online and offline. He is never afraid to learn new things, autodidact and his best friend is DuckDuckGo.
Rob Brinkman

Rob Brinkman

Rob Brinkman is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Conflux. Rob can be described as a result driven, analytical and communicative strong professional whose interest and knowledge focus on enterprise application development, mobile development, open-source solutions, software architecture and technical project management.