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Joy of Coding
Celebrating the art, craft, science and joy of software development
Coming back in 2024
Date coming soon


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


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.


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, 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.
Yosuf Haydary

Yosuf Haydary, MSc.

Yosuf is an independent consultant at Softwaredam. He is usually involved in multiple facets of building and transforming systems. Yosuf is specialized in Solution Architecture, Continuous Integration/Delivery, DevOps, and near zero-downtime migrations.