ØREDEV was founded in 2005 by Jayway, a company comprised of and focused on specialists within IT. Øredev inherited this company's vision and philosophy.
Øredev has its origins and focus on the software development process, from programming to project management. We work to organize an event based on the concept of quality - for learning and networking - Sharing Knowledge.
Each year is unique, with new topics, new speakers, and new challenges. As such we have to constantly evolve and reinvent ourselves. This is both what makes our work fun for us and why we believe others having fun as a result of work is so important.
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants/speakers violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
The program committee has the very hard task, first defining the content of the program, the theme of the year and the keynotes.
It is important for us to find very motivated members who are driven in their job and strive to learn, just like you. It's the way we get a balanced program with subjects you are working with today, as well as the ones you will be using tomorrow.
Ok! Let's meet the program committee members!
Steen has been tinkering with software ever since he was a kid in the 1980s, and befriended BASIC well enough to write flight simulators on his Commodore VIC-20. In 1995, after years of trying to get to know C++ well enough to do 16-bit Windows programming reliably, Steen started going out with Java on a regular basis. Soon a long-term relationship was formed, and the two of them could solve any problem by applying the correct Design Patterns. A series of unfortunate web frameworks gradually soured the partnership, and in 2005 Steen started seeing other languages. He is now in an open relationship with several dynamic and functional languages, and couldn’t be happier.
After some years of musical education Oskar started his journey into the world of software development. In a "head first" fashion he started a company practicing web design and development for small businesses which in turn led him to more advanced programming. Eventually Oskar got a job at Jayway which introduced him to Øredev.
Among the technical topics that interest Oskar are functional programming, systems design and programming languages. His more aestetic side, which mostly involves making music, draws him towards graphics and UI design every now and then. He's a bit of a restless soul, but it also means he gets a lot done.
I recently googled myself to see if something unwanted and fun would show up.
The result made me feel relieved, satisfied but also slightly disappointed.
Most information about me is related to software testing. I'm very happy that is the case since I am passionate about the subject. My participation in Øredev unfortunately took a bit of scrolling and clicking to find. This was a bit disappointing since I am really proud to be in the program committee.
So what didn't turn up in my search? Let's not get into details but these are a few things I wouldn't mind showing:
- My red, exhausted face after having completed Toughest 2013 in Copenhagen with very little preparation.
- My lovely, crazy family hanging at the playground or running around on the beach a warm summer day.
- Me, indulging cheese, pata negra, scallops, ice cream, dark chocolate or a juicy steak. This is a place were you might find me: http://www.bastardrestaurant.se/
I was born in Iceland and I was the chief tester for Icelands Volcanic Eruption Detection System until 2010…
No, No I wasn’t really.
Anyway, I like.. (in no particular order):
..neat solutions to big problems. There are plenty of both to be found in testing!
..finding the bug before you do!
..when the team finds so many issues during an exploratory session that they can barely keep track of them.
..automated test cases, big or small, unit or integration.
..really smart people changing the way I see things.
And I also like:
..playing (drums & guitar) and listening to music constantly (keep coming back to The Roots, Radiohead and Emmylou Harris)
..reading biographies and books on history
..The West Wing
And I REALLY like:
..looong weekend breakfasts with my wife and daughter
Christian is consultant at Jayway in Stockholm who spends (too) many hours of the day in front of the computer producing software in various shapes and forms. His love for computer science is surpassed only by his love for his family who patiently puts up with this sometimes manic interest.
Christian is your stereotypical Scandinavian: a bit introvert, polite, blond and tall. But on the inside burns a fire, a fire fueled by a passion for technology and knowledge. He often thinks that if he could only invent the ultimate technology it could help him seize world domination....no sorry, help humanity and this world of ours become a better place!
Other than family and computers Christian enjoys skiing and surfing and really REALLY hopes that the three year old will soon start sharing these interests too.
Johannes started with programming a bit over 10 years ago and have never looked back. During those years he has worked with wide range of technologies, always trying to learn about new languages and frameworks. He started his career as a .net developer, then changing to iOS development and then somehow ending up with Java.
Currently, Johannes is a consultant at Jayway working as a backend developer. Besides being passionate about code he is also a foodie and spends much of his spare time travelling and cooking.
I have always been working with software development. But I was not one of those kids who started exploring computers while they were still in school. Those days I was too busy being a birding geek, learning the scientific names of hundreds of bird species. Got a camera to get some pictures of birds. Turns out photography was pretty fun too. Then I discovered programming. Luckily I can get paid doing that.
Does that say who I am? I don't know. Perhaps I am better described by what I enjoy? A cup of coffee in the outdoors. A walk. A good unit test. A well-prepared meal together with the person who took that photo of me. Seeing the kids figure stuff out. Being exhausted after a good workout. A nice golf shot.
Work-wise I have spent my time mostly in Microsoft land. Visual Basic 3 got me into programming to start with and today C# is my language of choice. I have always worked as a consultant, liking the opportunity it gives me to experience different organizations and various ways of working. And I still wonder what to become when I grow up.
My dad repaired broken TVs and VCRs for a living so instead of playing with dolls, I grew up playing with assorted electrical components and later became obsessed with figuring out how to set the time to record shows on as many different kinds of VCRs as I could come across. That was my early introduction to technology and usability, two of my main interests that have stayed with me ever since, and is probably one of the reasons why I ended up with double Master’s degrees in Software Engineering and Interaction Design.
I have now worked at Microsoft for more than 5 years and am currently a Technical Evangelist focusing on UX to bring quality apps to the Windows platform. I believe strongly in taking pride in craftsmanship and honest design, and after having a son I’m more than ever convinced that a mother possesses the only intuitive interface, everything else is learned.
I use the Dvorak keyboard layout, play Xbox One games, enjoy Geocaching with stealth, try to doodle more, and have a soft spot for bunnies. You can find me blogging sporadically at www.danweitran.com and tweeting pretty regularly as @danweitran.
Just another day in the life of Klara Ward:
- Woke up to a snowy landscape.
- Watched Swedish MasterChef on the bus to work.
- Edited some code for a new experimental feature in a coming version of Java Mission Control.
- Wrote some slides for my EclipseCon talk.
- Didn't keep up with my twitter feed (@klaraward)
- Went to yoga during lunch.
- Did preparations for deploying the next JMC version.
- Listened to country music in car driving home from work.
- Picked up 5-year-old from daycare, had dinner and read her a story.
- Wrote Øredev program committee bio.
- Looked at crochet projects on Pinterest.
- Picked up 7-year-old from friends house.
- Read Harry Potter to kids (5-year-old falls asleep after 1 page)
- Thought about watching Doctor Who with husband.
- Fell asleep.
Graduated master of science at the LTH nearby, and pursued mastery within software development with great passion at work, spare time, conferences, and various communities in the Öresund region for more than fifteen years. I promised myself to never give up something so fun and rewarding for a carrier as a manager, but here I am... I simply couldn't turn down the opportunity to lead the finest crew of developers and testers I've had the pleasure to work with. Since two years, I'm the head of development of MVNO at Telenor A/S.
My passion hasn't faded away, and I'm able to host community events at our location, so please come and visit! I still code some and participate in code reviews on a weekly basis, but my greatest efforts nowadays are within optimizing for customer and employer happiness with a toolbox filled with good stuff such as systems thinking, lean, lean startup, agile, kanban, continous delivery, and radical management.
I found the love of my life in class as a teenager, and now we're raising three boys together. I do my best to lure them into programming, math, and science and so far, so good :-)
The third pillar of my life is bicycles. I used to ride motorbikes, but these days my motto is - be the engine! I've got eight bikes, each with their specic purpose. The road bike is my main weapon of choice when it comes to racing, and 8:15 at Vätternrundan shall be shaved by 30 minutes this year!
These days, I hardly ever find the time to blog, but I tweet regularly @rosenlidholm.
Joacim is a programmer since childhoood. Through an artistic bloodline he developed interest for various design principles and eventually ended up studying Interaction Design. Nowadays he spends most of his days developing things on the front-end, and enjoying every bit of it.
I was born in Kiruna in the middle of the freezing winter, luckily my parents regained their common sense shortly after and moved back to the safe havens of Skåne, where I’ve stayed ever since.
I’ve been presenting at conferences for many years, and I’ve spend many hours listening to others presenting. As a result, I’m allergic to boring presentations, bullet points, and unenthusiastic presenters; just a hint for those of you who submit session proposals.
One thing, that not many know about me, is that I’ve been bicycling 5 kilometer on a busy German autobahn (freeway). Why? Buy me a beer and I’ll tell you the story.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am of mixed upbringing. My father was a sidetracker and my mother was a shape shifter. So, I am not of the kind of person who reads the instruction manual before. Easily bored, I am always in movement or trying to make things happen...perhaps that's why Øredev is so different and continues to evolve. My job consists of translating developers' needs and culture into an awesome event. For that reason I shamelessly tap into the brain of every developer I meet... and everyone else! I collect the good bits, add some leadership and organizational skills, sprinkle some cat power and glitter et voilà!
About my free time, I can't decide if I prefer the deepness of the big blue to the highness of the mountains. I am quite often in-between destinations, far from the ground, below the sky but always reachable at email@example.com
I hope you are ready for boarding on Øredev 2015!
Anders Janmyr is a developer since about twenty years. He loves writing code but, also talking and writing about it.
He loves the combination of dynamic languages and test-driven development since it gives him a short feedback loop and peace of mind.
He blogs at http://anders.janmyr.com.
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