We seek the best and brightest speakers from around the world and let them shape the agenda...
Satellite Builder and TED Speaker Detecting light from stars billions of light-years away.
- Led the team that integrated the main science component of the Webb Telescope.
- Lead Engineer for the NASA J2 Joint Polar Satellite System.
- Involved in the project of sending a probe to the sun.
- Acknowledged by Forbes Magazine amongst the world’s youngest and most impactful individuals in the field of science.
Don't miss this keynote.
"As engineers and scientists it is my belief that we have the responsibility to make ourselves open to the unexpected. Allowing our curiosity to fuel thoughtful questions and impactful research, that will enable the next generation of explorers to go even further than us." -Kenneth Harris II, 2020
Author of best-selling books "Building Microservices" and "Monolith to Microservice". One of the most popular and highly requested speakers at GOTO over the last several years. Rated 99% at all previous GOTOs. 300k+ YouTube views. From the endless list of positive comments:
- Perfect speaker he is! Great content, great presentation.
- Sam is the man!
- Superb talk. Sam is a great speaker. Please invite back!!!!!!
- My favorite session of the day, can listen this stuff for hours :)
As a waypoint in the ocean of leadership gurus.
Key takeaway from her presentation: How to become an authentic leader in tech regardless of your title. Insights based on stats and research.
In her own words: "We must never devalue people in the process of delivering a technical solution. This requires all roles on a team to practice the core skills and techniques to lead without authority."
Straight from past attendees: "Such great ideas that I want to try out Kate's advice from tomorrow. Favorite session of the day."
Rated 99% at GOTO Chicago 2020
Author of The Pragmatic Programmer.
20 years after publishing the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer, Andy is back at GOTO.
We are incredibly honored to welcome Andy along with Dave Thomas to our conference. You don't want to miss their conversation about being a pragmatic programmer, both back in 1999 and today in 2020.
Author of The Pragmatic Programmer.
20 years after publishing the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer, Dave is back at GOTO for a second time.
Since his last visit, his talk talk "Agile is Dead" has become the most popular video on the GOTO YouTube channel with over 1 millions views. Don't miss the next one.
We are incredibly honored to welcome Dave along with Andy Hunt to our conference. You don't want to miss their conversation about being a pragmatic programmer, both back in 1999 and today in 2020.
Author of the brand new book "Container Security"
Liz is a pro in all things containers and security
Key takeaway from her presentation: The container security checklist you always needed.
In addition to being chair of CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee, Liz is VP of open source engineering with cloud native security specialists Aqua Security and was co-chair of KubeCon and CloudNativeCon in 2018.
Straight from past attendees: "This was amazing. Liz has chops! Fascinating and well presented" "Very, very useful!"
- 3,900 GitHub stars, 930 GitHub followers
- Ratings from previous GOTOs: 94%
Adam will forever change the way you look at code.
Key takeaway from his presentation: Git commit statistics points you to hotspots in your code base. Learn where and when to refactor.
Inspired by forensic psychology, Adam draws an interesting parallel between committing code and committing crime.
Straight from past attendees: “One of the best presentations of the conference. Adam insights about code are mind blowing with tangible takeaways I can directly use!”
- Best-selling author of "Your Code as a Crime Scene" and “Software Design X-Rays”
- 70k+ views on YouTube
- Rated 98% at previous GOTOs
Author of O'Reilly's "gRPC Up and Running" and "Microservices for the Enterprise." Kasun is the director of Integration Architecture at WSO2 with 10+ years of experience in Enterprise Integration and Microservice.
- Committer/PMC member of the Apache Software Foundation
- Founded the “Silicon Valley Microservice, APIs and Integration" meetup, a vendor-neutral microservices meetup in the San Francisco Bay area
- Regular speaker in most WSO2 conferences
Straight from past attendees: "Great presentation. So much good and useful information."
Rated 94% at GOTO Copenhagen 2019.
We are proud to welcome Scott Helme back to GOTO!
Security researcher and expert.
Creator of Report URI and Security Headers.
Delivering world-renowned training on hacking and encryption.
This time Scott will be doing live hacking from the "stage"!
Head of Learning at NuxtJS Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies. Google Developer Expert in web technologies. Cloudinary Media Developer Expert. Teacher at Vue School Creator of the Vue Router and Vue Internationalisation course. Writer for Ultimate Courses. Debbie is here to share her amazing story about her rise to the stars with you. 1950 Github stars
GitLab: no office spaces — a pure remote working company.
Technical Evangelism Program Manager at GitLab.
Abubakar has spent over 10 years in academia. He is an active participant in the developer community in sub-Saharan Africa and an aviation enthusiast.
Join this talk to discover some of the not-so-secret sauce that GitLab has leveraged to achieve its growth.
Author of "Retrospectives Antipatterns" and founder of metadeveloper.com.
Aino has been doing and teaching retrospectives for two decades.
What you'll take away from Aino's masterclass: A series of best practices for doing retrospectives remotely.
Ratings from previous GOTOs: 96%
Allen will challenge (and change) your opinion on agile.
In his own words: “Educating a team slows you down for a week or two. Not educating the team slows you down forever. Time spent in learning is never wasted.”
Testimonials: "I learn something deep every time I talk to Allen or watch him present." - Daniel Steinberg, author, podcaster, trainer, coder, Dim Sum Thinking
- Internationally recognized software architect
- Author of 10 books + hundreds of articles
- Former instructor at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz
Sustainable software engineering. First the European Space Agency, then Google, now Microsoft.
Key takeaway from his presentation: How you too can build carbon-efficient applications Do you know the carbon efficiency and the carbon intensity of your application?
In his own words "Now I understand full stack means from user behavior to how electricity is bought and sold on a grid."
- Lead at Microsoft
- Author of "Introduction to Machine Learning with TensorFlow.JS" and "Angular From Theory to Practice"
- Passionate teacher for and founder of CodeCraft courses
Cat is back to deliver a 2020 version of her very popular metrics talk.
Technology leader specializing in lean inspired, data-informed coaching for technology organizations. Engineering manager at Verica. Passionate about increasing diversity in STEAM.
Rating from previous conference: 96%
How previous attendees reacted: "Awesome talk! Really enjoyed it. Super funny and insightful advice."
Daniel is a visionary, an expert to the experts with enormous insights on all things technical and a leader in the Container/Docker/CD space. He's here to teach you about the evolution of API gateways over the last ten years.
Key takeaways from his talk:
- Current challenges of using an API gateway within Kubernetes
- Strategies for exposing Kubernetes services and APIs at the edge of your system
- A look at one potential future of cloud native API gateways
Straight from past attendees: "Spot on! Great talk, great speaker and great key takeaways"
- Author of the top rated "Continous Delivery in Java"
- A leader within the London Java Community
- 1,823 GitHub stars
Daniel will bring his cutting-edge Swift knowledge straight from the source (WWDC in June). Author of more than a dozen books including the best selling books "A Swift Kickstart" and "Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPad and iPhone" (the official companion book to the popular iTunes U series from Stanford University). He has written apps for the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared and has written programs for the Mac all the way back to System 7. Daniel presents iPhone, Cocoa and Swift training and consults through his company Dim Sum Thinking. Straight from past attendees: "Love it. Just code. Awesome."
A true programming junky and nerd to the bone, Eamonn has been in the software game longer than you have.
In his own words: "Choose a job you love and you never have to work a day in your life. This is mostly true. The job can be very challenging and infuriating sometimes but it is mostly just interesting. As software engineers we get to solve puzzles for a living, work across many disciplines and, most of all, learn constantly."
From the comments: "Well, this was darn good fun to listen to. Thanks, Garth and Eamonn. I shall work on my documentation skills immediately!" "Awesome talk. Now I know what to do." "I love this! Thank you."
Rated 94% at previous GOTOs
Eoin is a brilliant speaker with the ability to distill his immense experience in the software engineering space into digestible lessons.
Straight from past attendees: "Splendid! A great, humorous speaker with a clear message and good points"
- Recipient of the 2018 Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award, conferred by the SEI at Carnegie Mellon University
- Co-author of the book “Software Systems Architecture”
ItelliJ core committer at JetBrains, Eugene Petrenko is here to tell you all the facts you didn't know about Kotlin.
A Kotlin fan for years, he started using Kotlin before 1.0 and completed his first production Kotlin app back in 2013.
Some takeaways in his own words: "We will start the talk with several fun facts from Kotlin’s past. You will learn a little about the namesake-island, traits, generics and type erasure. Writing compact, clear and idiomatic code will also be one of our topics."
If you're a Kotlin programmer, this is a must see.
Garth is a magnificent storyteller and Ireland's most experienced software trainer.
- He's delivered well over a thousand courses and workshops to all kinds of programmers from all kinds of backgrounds
Kevlin is excellent and entertaining on stage. Editor of "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" and "97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know."
His development interests are in programming, people and practice. Kevlin is a columnist for various magazines and web sites, a contributor to open source software and a member of more committees than is probably healthy.
Our attendees say it best: "This is the session I will bring back to my colleges." "Perfect talk!" "Entertaining and still loads of value." "Brilliant!" "Funny, Informative, completely relavent today. Best session of the conference" "Amusing and relevant. I wish our whole department would listen to this."
Rated 100% on his last GOTO talk.
800k+ Youtube views.
Kirk has been performance tuning Java applications for 20 years.
Named a JavaONE rockstar numerous times.
Kirk authored the original Java performance tuning workshop and jPDM.
A cliff hanger for Kirk's talk: Kirk knows more about the JVM than most of the engineers that actually build it do. Let him take you to the secrets and dark corners of the JVM. You can ask him anything. Rated 95% at GOTO Chicago 2020.
Mindfulness is Markus's way to stay sane in the midst of organizational complexity and to teach the necessary inner skills that are needed for collaboration.
He is a certified trainer of "Search Inside Yourself" — the mindfulness and emotional intelligence program developed within Google.
What attendees have said about his session: "Fantastic session. Very welcome change of perspective toward mindfulness!" "Brilliant! Great presenter and presentation." "Perfect way to start the day."
Mike is the (API) uncle you wish you had — the ultimate expert.
Author of numerous books and papers, including "Design and Build Great APIs," "Continuous API Management," "RESTful Web Clients" and "Microservice Architecture"
Look out for Mike's upcoming "Design and Build Great Web APIs"
Straight from the attendees: "High energy, informative talk with a great fantasy analogy of the concept that made it highly approachable. This will be a talk I make my whole team watch." "Best lecture of the conference so far. Very insightful." "Fantastic talk. Very informative. Would like to hear more and wish it was longer."
Rated 96% at GOTO Chicago 2019 and 2020.
Dr. Phil Winder masters the hard art of backing theory by real-life experience. He's a multidisciplinary engineer who creates data-driven software products, and his upcoming book "Reinforcement Learning" will be out later this year.
What previous attendees said: "Great talk. Interesting all the way through." "Good British humor." "Absolutely fantastic talk!" "More sessions like this are needed"
Rated 93% at previous GOTOs
If you need to learn about GraphQL, you call Uri! In this talk he'll show you how to make magic happen with little to no lines of code using GraphQL. Uri's two talks were rated 99% at GOTO Chicago 2020.
1,923 GitHub followers, 24,781 GitHub stars.
Comments from the audience: "Very good! Started out with a brief explanation of Graphql before jumping into the details of this presentation. Very insightful and good answers to questions."
Author of AI as a Service.
Co-founder and CEO of fourTheorem, a company that delivers expertise in next generation cloud architecture and serverless, agile software delivery, AI and machine learning.
Peter holds degrees in physics and computer science and co-authored the Node Cookbook as well as several academic papers on software development methodology.
A design thinking force of nature who has been creating great ROI through human-centered design for 25 years.
Thomas is a strong advocate for the design thinking mindset and an active member of agenda-setting community SAP AppHaus Network.
Join Trine and Thomas's masterclass to really start making user-centered, digital applications.
A natural born facilitator with a deeply rooted ambition of helping others benefit from the mindset, process and methods of design thinking.
Trine has been working within the field for 10 years, simplifying even the most complex processes and systems.
Join Trine and Thomas's masterclass to really start making user-centered, digital applications.