Joy of Coding 2024
Celebrating the art, craft, science and joy of software development
June 21, 2024
Software developmentJoy 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 affordableJoy 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 devsJoy 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.
VenueJoy 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.
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 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.
Sara is a founding engineer at axo.dev, loves to make things, play old video games and is just an all around nerd.
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 is founder of Scyon and is passionate about everything cybersecurity. As an experienced software developer, ethical hacker and CISO, Coen combines his software engineering and cybersecurity knowledge to build bridges between these domains on all levels within an organisation. At ABN AMRO he is a member of the secure coding team that supports more than 700 development teams with their security challenges. He enjoys participating in competitive hacking tournaments and loves to share his experience and passion for cybersecurity with the world.
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.
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 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, 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 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.
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.