{{translate("date")}} | Gdańsk, Stary Maneż

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Bethany Baer

Bethany Baer joined IHS Markit Digital’s executive team in 2016 as Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer where she is using her passion for the digital experience to unlock technology that will fundamentally change the user experience for the financial services industry. In the past year, Bethany has completely restructured the way IHS Markit Digital works to better serve both its employees and its clients as the leading digital products SaaS provider and design agency in the industry.

Bethany’s approachable and candid leadership style matched with her fearless pursuit to shake things up from the status quo make her an exemplary leader and role model for women in technology. In 2017, she was named Technology Leader of the Year by Waters Technology, WITD. Lance Uggla, chairman and CEO at IHS Markit, remarks that “[Bethany’s] technical and business leadership enables us to be the innovative partner our customers require to capitalize on dynamic video, advanced personalization, conversational user interfaces and other technologies that are redefining how financial firms interact with their clients.”

In total, Bethany has 20 years of experience in technology management with the majority of her time spent in an executive leadership role. Prior to joining IHS Markit Digital, she was CIO for insuranceQuotes where she led Technology and Product as well as owning the Digital Acquisition and Marketing organization responsible for considerable growth of the business. Bethany also spent over 10 years at Orbitz Worldwide in various leadership positions.

Yan Cui

Yan is an experienced engineer who has run production workload at scale in AWS for 10 years. He has been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. He has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production and has been helping clients around the world adopt AWS and serverless as an independent consultant.

Yan is an AWS Serverless Hero and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally. He is also the author of Production-Ready Serverless by Manning and keeps an active blog at theburningmonk.com

Felienne Hermans

Felienne is associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University, where she heads the PERL research group, focused on programming education.

On Saturdays she teaches children programming in a local community centre. She is one of the organizers of the CurryOn conference, which aims to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Felienne was also one of the founders of the Joy of Coding conference, with a similar goal, which she organized for 6 years. Since 2016, she has been a host at SE radio, one of the most popular software engineering podcasts on the web. When she is not coding, blogging or teaching, she is probably knitting, running or playing a (board)game.

Felienne blogs at felienne.com

Jakub Mrugalski

He has been involved in the IT security field for years. He started as a software developer working for one of the biggest polish web portal (Interia.pl) and then he worked in the multinational corporation Akamai, where he used his Linux management skills to protect 30% of the internet traffic.

Now he is completely dedicated to IT security field and in Niebezpiecznik.pl he works as a penetration tester as well as a web application security trainer. As a computer engineer he also has a rare gift for explaining technical aspects to average computer user. He is also a trainer and a co-author of our Security Awareness trainings, which are made for every computer using office worker.

Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Maaret Pyhäjärvi is feedback fairy with a day job at F-Secure, where she works as Engineering Manager. She identifies as empirical technologist, tester and programmer, catalyst for improvement, author and speaker, and community facilitator and conference organizer. She was awarded as Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016 and has spoken at events in 25 countries delivering close to 400 sessions. With 25 years as exploratory tester before stepping into a role to manage developers, she crafts her engineering manager job into being a mix of leading a team of 12, doing hands-on testing and programming. She is a serial volunteer and organizing powerhouse contributing to European Testing Conference and Speak Easy, as well as Finnish non-profit scene. She blogs at visible-quality.blogspot.fi, posts articles on Medium, and is author of three LeanPub books: Mob Programming Guidebook, Exploratory Testing and Strong-Style Pair Programming. Her web page is http://maaretp.com.

Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

{{translate("date")}} | Gdańsk, Stary Maneż


  • 8:00

    Conference registration

  • 9:20

    Conference opening

  • 9:30

    Bethany Baer

  • 10:20 | {{translate("agenda.break")}}

  • 10:40

    Yan Cui

  • 11:30 | {{translate("agenda.break")}}

  • 11:50

    Felienne Hermans

  • 12:40 | Lunch

  • 14:20

    Jakub Mrugalski  *talk in polish

  • 15:10 | {{translate("agenda.break")}}

  • 15:30

    Maaret Pyhäjärvi

  • 16:20 | {{translate("agenda.break")}}

  • 16:40

    Venkat Subramaniam

  • 17:30 | Networking Party & Free beer



Stary Maneż, ul. Słowackiego 23, Gdańsk