The two-day event was almost bursting at the seams with 12,000 participants on 40,000 m2 and 500 speakers on 15 stages. A huge range of presentations, peppered with fresh ideas, interesting visions of the future, and hands-on coding kept our colleagues’ heads spinning. A particular highlight: in a keynote speech, Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the WWW, shared his vision of a decentralized web.
As it was our first visit to WeAreDevelopers, we had a wide variety of goals. First and foremost, we wanted to take home new insights, trends, and ideas from the presentations and share them with our colleagues. We were well-coordinated and attended lectures on a wide range of topics. Whether front-end development and design, DevOps, back-end, or recruiting topics – with such a wide range, there was something for everyone.
But the focus was not only on technical matters. The conference also offered many opportunities for networking and various exhibitor areas. We were able to make contacts with other developers, exchange ideas, and explore potential partnerships. It was great to see the developer community come together to share ideas and innovations. The first day of the conference ended with the Code100 Coding Competition followed by an After Congress Party.
Overall, the conference was a great and rewarding experience for all participants. We will take many impressions and new ideas back with us and look forward to sharing them with our colleagues.