We seek the best and brightest speakers from around the world and let them shape the agenda...
We're currently still adding to the schedule, so keep an eye out for more updates to our list of experts.
Author of "Retrospectives Antipatterns" and founder of metadeveloper.com.
Aino has been doing and teaching retrospectives for two decades.
Ratings from previous GOTOs: 96%
Rocket scientist and expert on the future of transportation.
Responsible for the landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover.
Straight from past attendees: "Fascinating" "Absolutely fantastic!!" "Really amazing and inspiring"
Anna is passionate about introducing principles, practices and belief systems optimized for effective value delivery in a sustainable and measurable manner.
For over 10 years she has been managing organizational systems, coaching, and consulting across various industries to help organizations and individuals become happier and build better products.
For more than 20 years, Arne has combined people, processes and product to help industry leaders such as Ericsson, ABB, Telenor, Telia and Volvo successfully build and execute long-term strategies.
He's a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a Certified Management 3.0 Facilitator that has personally trained thousands of developers and managers in agile values, principles and practices.
He's the one you call on when your business needs a major boost.
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 the creator of curl.
He's worked on HTTP implementations for over twenty years.
He also participates in the QUIC working group and is the author of the widely read documents "HTTP2 explained" and "HTTP/3 explained."
+2400 GitHub followers, +23k Github stars.
Rated 96% at previous GOTO Conferences.
784k YouTube views.
What past attendees have said: "So nerdy — loved it." "Superbly clear for a tricky topic with lots of intricacies." "The perfect speaker on web protocols, since he's on the committee and has practical experience implementing it."
Daniel is founder of Dan North & Associates.
He puts people first in solving business problems and finds simple, pragmatic solutions, often using lean and agile techniques.
- Originator of Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) and Deliberate Discovery
- Contributed to "The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends" and "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts."
What past attendees have said: "Absolutely brilliant!" "Spot on and energetic as always!" "I wish my manager would see this"
Dave is a thought leader in the field of continuous delivery, DevOps and software development in general.
- Co-author of the Jolt-award winning book Continuous Delivery
- One of the authors of Reactive Manifesto
- Independent software developer and consultant
- Founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.
Straight from past attendees: "Complex topics made extremely easy. Great talk!" "Outstanding!"
Dylan is here to tell you about The Art of Code
He'll then gather his band (also fellow conference speakers) to deliver a rock concert you won't forget at the conference party 🎶
- Microsoft MVP
- Building data-driven web applications since the 1990s
Past attendees have said about his keynote: "One semester of computer science in half an hour 👍"
Gary is fascinated with emerging technology, its impact on society and potential for positive social change.
He creates and executes digital strategy and customer-centric approaches that deliver customer value, new growth and operational effectiveness.
99% rating on his most recent GOTO talk.
Hannes is a .NET developer and coach at Axxes, where he specializes in performance, databases, distributed systems and large scale apps.
But most of all, he likes playing devil’s advocate in technical discussions by drawing the ‘it depends’ card.
Catch him on stage with the Linebreakers at the conference party. 🎶
Heather has worked with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level voice, mobile and C#/.Net applications. She's one of the Linebreakers 🎶— which you can look forward to seeing at the conference party.
- Co-host of the YouTube channel "The Hello World Show"
- Advocate of women in tech and part of Kansas City Women in Technology
- Senior developer advocate at Okta
- Microsoft MVP
Jim Coplien's work on organizational patterns was an inspiration for both extreme programming and for scrum daily standups
- Author of Advanced C++, Multi-Paradigm Design and the pioneering two books of the PLoPD series of edited works
- Founder of the pattern discipline
- Product owner for the scrum patterns effort at ScrumPLoP
Straight from past attendees: "Fantastic! Best talk of the conference"
Jens is the founder of the Heart of Scrum.
He's one of the first qualified CSM trainers and has successfully certified more than 10k people.
He has more than 20 years' experience as a developer, dba, team manager, project manager and ScrumMaster, primarily in financial organizations.
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional 6 times.
Don't miss Mark's fascinating keynote spanning over 60 years in computer science — both the last 30 years and the next 30 years. This talk is perfectly paired with Dylan's keynote (taking place right before this one), as they both cover a brief and powerful history of time in our field.
They'll then take the stage together with the rest of the band for a rock concert you don't want to miss. 🎶
Patrick has a passion for accelerating the growth and success of tech organizations and leaders.
- CTO and chief scientist of N26
- Author of three books:The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and Building Evolutionary Architectures
- Runs the “Level Up” newsletter for leaders in tech
- Delivers popular workshops on tech lead skills for devs around the world
Straight from past attendees: "Fantastic session, great and applicable content" "Awesome talk with awesome insights!"
Paulien is a passionate software engineer in love with readable, reliable and testable code.
She works at OpenValue helping companies setting up better software.
Ratings from previous GOTOs: 97%
Robin is a rockstar in the Kafka world and comes highly recommended by our community.
He's a hardcore techie with more than 19 years experience in architecture, design, coding, testing, implementation and support of systems for multiple large companies.
He's published over 100 articles on the Confluent blog.
Simon specializes in software architecture.
He's the author of Software Architecture for Developers, a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility).
He's also the creator of the C4 software architecture model, which is a simple approach for creating maps of your code.
Straight from past attendees: "Excellent speaker." "One of the best talks." "Perfect level of detail for a talk."
Stefan loves web performance, new technologies and accessibility.
He is a curator for the web performance online resource Perf Tooling, contributes to a variety of open source projects and enjoys sharing nerdy discoveries.
Co-founder and principal consultant at innoQ.
- Involved in the design of large-scale, distributed systems for more than two decades
- Authored numerous articles
- Authored and contributed to several books
230k YouTube views. Rated 94% at his last GOTO talk.
Straight from past attendees: "Great talk. Really on point with many takeaways" "Excellent talk with very helpful examples!" "Stefan's talks are a must."
Vagif is an FP and OOP expert as well as a talented musician.
He has three decades of programming experience, currently focused on building systems in F# and C#.
He has filled the role of both architect and developer in projects of various complexity on Microsoft .NET, COM+ and Windows platforms where he has built thorough understanding of enterprise processes and requirements.
Rated 93% at past GOTOs.