We are organising for fun, not for profit

The people behind Joy of Coding are an informal group, backed by a legal entity (the Devnology Foundation). We are organising this for fun, not for profit.

Previous editions

Joy of Coding 2018 is the sixth in a series of conferences dedicated to software development.

The team

Felienne Hermans

Felienne Hermans - @felienne - is assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, where she researches programming for everyone, from spreadsheet users to young kids. Felienne’s biggest passions in life is to share her enthusiasm for programming with others. She teaches programming in a community center in Rotterdam every week, and she is a host at SE radio, one of the most popular software engineering podcasts on the web.

Peter Hilton

Peter Hilton - @PeterHilton - is a software developer, writer, speaker, trainer, and musician. He loves going to conferences and enjoyed Joy of Coding so much that he joined the team. Peter currently consults for Signavio in Berlin, helping non-programmers discover workflow automation (Scratch for managers) and delivers the occasional presentation and workshop.

Linda van der Pal

Linda van der Pal - @DuchessFounder - is a developer at Finalist, the founder of Duchess, Java Champion. co-organizer of the Dutch Devoxx4kids events and an active member of the Java community in general. She has been a Java developer for several companies since 2002.

Barre Dijkstra

Barre Dijkstra

Alex Kuiper

Alex Kuiper - @NightWhistler - is CTO of QSD, 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. Did consulting work for many companies and now works at Dapas, trying to prove that architects do in fact write code.

Reindert-Jan Ekker

Reindert-Jan Ekker - @rjekker - is an independent trainer and developer whose mission in life is to share the joy and creativity of programming with others. After studying artificial intelligence, Reindert-Jan worked in many different software development roles, from tester and developer to Scrum Master. Seven years ago, he switched his focus to teaching, which he does for several companies around the Netherlands. He also creates online courses for Pluralsight.


We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed to our conference in the previous editions: Arne Timmerman, Martin van Amersfoorth, Cies Breijs, Rino Kadijk, Freek Leemhuis, Anna Gos, Jacques Bouman, Mark van Straten, Daan van Berkel, Jettro Coenradie and Marc Lainez.

Joy of Coding is organised by Stichting Devnology, a Dutch non-profit organisation registered with the Kamer van Koophandel (#17251880). Our VAT number is NL820757573B01.

Our mailing address:

Mauritsweg 26 A02
3012 JS Rotterdam
the Netherlands