We seek the best and brightest speakers from around the world and let them shape the agenda...
Author of "Retrospectives Antipatterns" and founder of metadeveloper.com.
Aino has been doing and teaching retrospectives for two decades.
Ratings from previous GOTOs: 96%
Founder and CTO of AxonIQ
Creator of Axon Framework.
On a mission to make implementations of large scale systems easier.
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.
Bernd is the co-founder and chief technologist of Camunda.
- Co-author of "Real-Life BPMN"
- He's helped automate highly scalable core workflows at global companies including T-Mobile, Lufthansa and Zalando
Straight from past attendees: "Incredibly informative session with great real world examples." "An eye opening presentation!"
Bernd's talk about Balancing Choreography and Orchestration will "walk you through the differences and give you some concrete guidance on decision criteria, backed by examples collected in various real-life projects."
Ratings from previous GOTOs: 94%
+500 GitHub followers
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."
Scrum Master for SimCorp.
Holds a MSc degree in Informatics and a graduate degree in finance.
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!"
Dave is an animated and engaging speaker and Continuous Delivery Evangelist at Split Software.
- Gets his mojo from discovering and sharing ways to make software delivery a sustainable lifestyle
- Was lucky enough to be raised just “off campus” from Stanford as Silicon Valley morphed from defense to chips to software and internet services
- Focuses on strategies that connect progressive delivery with the observation of system health, user experience and user behavior.
Straight from past attendees: "Awesome! Digestable, to the point. Great job"
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 👍"
Development manager for SimCorp, helping over 35 software development professional that span 6 agile teams continuously deliver value.
Ender has been a Scrum Master, software engineer and computer science researcher.
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. 🎶
Implementing agile and lean principles in the context of innovation and IT has been Jesper’s work and passion for more than a decade.
He has great passion for continuous improvement and is constantly trying out new principles, tools and practices to find better ways of delivering great solutions and make work easier and more enjoyable for everybody.
Jesper works with the entire value stream from C-level to individual team members and is equally at home mentoring the CEO and coaching the delivery team.
CTO and founder of Humio.
Kresten has been a contributor to several open source projects, including GCC, GNU Objective-C, GNU Compiled Java, Emacs and Apache Geronimo/Yoko.
Before joining Trifork, Kresten worked at NeXT Software (now acquired by Apple), where he was responsible for the development of the Objective-C tool chain, the debugger, and the runtime system.
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 opening keynote, as they both cover a brief and powerful history of time in our field.
And you can look forward to the day when we finally meet in-person and they'll 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%
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
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.
Rosa is holistic coach, yoga, meditation, nutrition teacher and a reiki master.
Her work is all about educating, empowering and supporting others to tap into their own innate healing abilities and restore balance and wellbeing.
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.