Øredev Conference - 5-8 November 2019

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Picture of Lauren Tan speaker on stage
Picture of two speakers on stage christian heillman and Rob Conery

Every year, we change the theme of the conference. It forces us to rethink the conference from scratch, from the design of the website, to the topics we choose to cover, finding new speakers and helping us looking at what we are doing from an other perspective.


Although Freud died long before GitHub, assembly, and Twitter, we want to argue that several of his theories are expressed in the ways we develop tech, and in the tech itself.

We like to think of software as something completely rational, unbiased, running on cold-hearted machines. But our minds that design and write the programs come loaded with a  hefty set of issues. This year, our keynote speakers will reflect on topics such as cognitive aspects of software design, the drives behind the development of tech, morality and biases in AI, etc.

Technology changes but we are bringing it into the world using the same brains that were around 1,000 years ago, even 10,000. We are not implying Freud was right about everything. We simply want to explore technology from the vantage point of psychology, morality, and philosophy. We the curious!

Though Freud died long before GitHub, Javascript, Twitter, Facebook, we could argue that several of his theories are expressed in the ways we develop software and technology.
We write software and develop technology with our brains which come with a full load of “issues” sometimes making it difficult for us. Human psychology becomes very important to look at. In company of our keynote speakers, we will reflect on topics like cognitive aspects of software design, the drives behind the development of technology, morality in Ai…
Yes, technology changes, but it is the same kind of brain wielding it today that were around 100 years ago, 1,000, 10,000. That doesn’t mean Freud was right about everything, but we can think about how people are building and using technology from that vantage point. We the curious!

Øredev topics of interest include

Web, Data Science, Cloud, .NET, AR/VR, IoT, Agile, Android, Machine Learning, Architecture, AI, Test, Security, DevOps, Java, JavaScript, Tools, iOS and much more.

Please peruse last year’s Øredev’s website: oredev.org/2018 to discover further information about the previous speakers and topics.

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Picture of Sebastien Lambla speaker
Picture of Johan Öbrink speaker on stage

Marketing and sales content in speaker presentations is contrary to the spirit of Øredev!

It has happened that speakers talk too much about their company and annoy delegates. Ultimately, this is not good for the company or for Øredev. The result was very poor feedback for those speakers and Øredev did not publish the video of their presentation, which is of course the best marketing your organisation can get. Please respect the Øredev spirit.

Make code not war

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 violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

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