22 Sprekers op DUUGFest 2018
Fulltime volunteer developer. Dennie is president and developer at DDSoft nonprofit. He started his journey in software for people with disabilities in 2012 in a coaching center in Ostend. At this time he found solutions via apps and software to help people with disabilities to participate in their daily living. It’s also interesting to know that Dennie does all his research and development in apps and software for people with disabilities as volunteer.
Ismail Mayat is senior web developer with the cogworks. Writing code since 1997 and working with content management tools since 2004. Ismail has been working more specifically with Umbraco the leading opensource .net CMS since 2005.
The new feather in his cap is as an Umbraco trainer, including writing and delivering the new Umbraco Examine search course based on Lucene.net.
His new area of interest is Blockchain Dapp development on Ethereum.
Eleftheria is a passionate front-end developer and an aspiring UI designer from Greece. She is working as an app developer while taking up a master's degree in Graphic Arts and Multimedia. As a student and developer, she has learned about the power of teamwork and been introduced to an international network. She is self-motivated and working hard to make this world a little bit better every day.
When she isn't glued to a computer screen, Eleftheria spends time working out, dancing the ballet, strolling in nature and trying very hard not to be the worst car-driver in town. Her friends would describe her as easy-going, passionate about life and the fastest chocolate eater.
Ramona has 15 years experience in IT and is specialised in testing. She likes that this profession is so diverse and that there is never a ‘dull' moment. Now, she is a Test Lead at AH IT Online and she is eager to change the profile of the “traditional” tester to an appreciated scrum team member who is specialised in testing and makes testing & quality a team effort, so the team has trust in the product they deliver. It’s a big challenge, but she surrounds herself with bright people who are passionate about testing and accept this challenge. In addition, she has a trick or 2 up her sleeve herself.... ;)
In her spare time, she runs her own foundation Stichting Kalyani and does several projects in Sri-Lanka for (orphanage) children, schooling them in the basics of a computer and English. Besides this, she loves to spend time with her husband and two sons, whom she adores and cherishes the most in this world.
Anders runs the partner program at Umbraco HQ. He'll be here to talk to us about how to run an agency as efficiently as possible. Something Anders knows a thing or two about, having been the lead at one of Denmarks largest digital agencies before joining Umbraco.
I believe in companies and people working together as a team to create the best product, experience and value for the customer. No longer should we be bound to organizational structures, time or location, we now have all the tools to set us free.
“If yesterday still mattered, we wouldn’t be here today.”
Specialties: Innovation, E-commerce, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Microsoft .NET, EPiServer, Umbraco, uCommerce, Web Development, Accelerators, Agile Scrum, Lean Methodology
Henry Been is an independent DevOps and Azure architect from The Netherlands. He enjoys working with development teams to create and deliver great software. For him, this includes the full DevOps cycle, starting from discovering and planning new features and ending only when end-users are satisfied. Henry’s interests include the Azure cloud, DevOps, software architecture and the design and implementation of testable and maintainable software.
Next to his work, he is one of the Microsoft ALM DevOps Rangers, a group of 130 engineers worldwide who share professional guidance and create gap filling solutions surrounding VSTS and Azure.
My journey with Umbraco began back in 2008 while I was doing an internship in Microsoft. Today I work with the leading UK Umbraco Gold Partner - The Cogworks - as Umbraco Trainer and Certified Master. I'm also responsible for organising Umbraco PL Festival as well as the Poland Umbraco Meetup group + recently, together with my collegue Callum Whyte, we're hosting umbraCoffee LIVE talks on YouTube, where we're chatting about what happened in the community / Umbraco in the past week.
Besides Umbraco, I'm co-owner and CTO/CKO in programming school for children - WOW School - where we're also teaching young minds how to code (Umbraco included! ;)).
Dorus has worked as a Developer, Consultant, Trainer for the last 15 years. He loves teaching, coaching and building software. He dabbles in game programming and brewing beer.
Jeff is a software developer, an entrepreneur, and an attorney. As a consultant at WWT Asynchrony Labs, with unique experiences that combine technology and law, he maintains a passion for solving problems with inspired solutions, improving life through technology.
A dedicated member of the developer community, Jeff travels internationally to speak on both technical and business-oriented topics. He is a Microsoft MVP and enjoys serving on the board of directors for the Kansas City Developer Conference.
Marc is a Lead Consultant at Xpirit with a strong focus on serverless and event-driven architectures and an extensive knowledge of the Azure platform. He likes to help organizations by making effective use of cloud-based solutions using PaaS and FaaS services.
Marc is highly involved in the developer community and a regular speaker at meetups and conferences related to the Azure cloud & serverless technologies.
In my spare time, he frequently visits old abandoned buildings to capture their beauty using his camera.
Callum is an Umbraco MVP, Master and senior developer at The Cogworks, based in London. As one of the baristas who brings you your weekly fix of UmbraCoffee (live every Friday!) he lives and breathes the world of Umbraco.
When he’s not building excellent Umbraco solutions, Callum is busy spreading the Umbraco love. He’s an active contributor to the Umbraco Core and to many community packages, as well as a regular speaker at Umbraco meetups and conferences all over the world!
Away from his desk you can find him out in the wild organising Umbraco community events; hosting an Umbraco London meetup, organising the Umbraco UK Festival in winter and flipping burgers in the summer for the Umbraco BBQ.
Mijn naam is Lennard Fonteijn, ik ben 28 jaar en werk al jaren voor Arlanet te Wormerveer.
Bij hun kwam ik met Umbraco v4 in aanraking en heb het sindsdien niet meer los gelaten! Daarnaast werk ik ook al ruim 4 jaar met uCommerce, waarvan de laatste 2 jaar als MVP.
Naast dit drukke programmeursbestaan ben ik ook part-time docent aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam, waar ik de nieuwe generatie Software Engineers onder andere leer programmeren.
Wouter de Kort works as a lead architect and consultant. He helps organizations stay on the cutting edge of software development. Wouter focuses on DevOps, Agile and Application Lifecycle Management. He loves solving complex problems and helping other developers to grow. Wouter authored the book DevOps on the Microsoft stack and a couple of other books. Wouter is a Microsoft MVP Visual Studio and Development Technologies and an ALM Ranger. You can find him on Twitter (@wouterdekort), on his blog at wouterdekort.com and at the various conferences where Wouter speaks.
Richard van der Meel With many years of experience in professional Umbraco development, Richard built and maintained many websites and applications. He understands business as well as development and will be able to tell you how Searchine differs from traditional Umbraco search implementations, and when Searchine can help you out.
I work as Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft after almost 10 years spent working for IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in Microsoft technologies. I am one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development. I code in Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), Unity, ASP.NET. On my free time, I write for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine, and my blog is on blog.galasoft.ch. I am a frequent speaker at conferences such as Microsoft MIX, TechEd, VSLive, TechDays and many other international events. Prior to joining Microsoft, I was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows development from 2007 to 2017, a Microsoft Regional Director from 2013 and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional from 2015. I am also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows, WPF, Xamarin, and of the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.
Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler. He is heavily involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect and writer for numerous publications. He has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years and co-organises the DDD Melbourne community conference, organises developer events with Microsoft, and also runs a part time car restoration business. He has spoken at numerous technical events around the world and is an expert in Australian Outback Internet.
Dave Woestenborghs is a lead Umbraco Developer at Umbraco Certified partner Colours in Hertogenbosch (NL). He has been working with Umbraco since V3, so almost a decade. In this time he received an MVP award for his forum participation and won an Umbraco Package award.
Emma is a Senior Software Engineer based in Bristol at an Umbraco Gold Partner called Rock Solid Knowledge. She has been a developer for 11 years, working in the travel, charity and financial sectors along with several agencies. Through most of her career she has been involved in Content Management System development, predominantly Umbraco, which is still the one she runs to.
Emma Burstow is a .Net developer and Certified Umbraco Master. Having started her own career in the tech world working with Umbraco, Emma is passionate about fostering pathways for new talent and fostering nurturing environments for those starting out in the profession. An MVP and Certified Umbraco Master, Emma has spends much of her time away from her desk writing about tech, attending Umbraco and other tech-centred meetups and working with other community members and HQ on the PR team.