Programme Committee


Jessica Leivers, BBC

Sarah Jessica Leivers is a Software Engineer at the BBC pioneering voice user interface experiences and writing the Functions to be used as a Service in JavaScript, then deploying with Python. She’s excited about the next great wave of HCI, voice user interfaces, and the Serverless architectures that support them.               
Sarah Jessica co-organises PyLadies London, presents at international conferences, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Future Stars of Tech awards in the AI category. She’s now busy finishing up her MSc in Software Engineering and Internet Architecture at The University of Bradford.




Lars Röwekamp is the founder and CIO New Techologies of open knowledge GmbH. He has been advising customers on international projects for more than fifteen years around the theme of enterprise and mobile computing. In his daily job Lars Röwekamp is responsible for the evaluation and rating of new technologies in context of marketability, sustainability and future viability. You can find him on Twitter at @mobileLarson





Josef Adersberger is #cloudnativenerd, CNCF member and co-founder & CTO of QAware, a German independent cloud native software manufacturer. He studied computer science in Rosenheim and Munich and holds a doctoral degree in software engineering. He is a lecturer for cloud computing at several German universities and speaks regularly at international conferences. 





Julia Schmidt, Situation Publishing

 Julia Schmidt works on events for Situation Publishing. Before that she wrote about all things software development, and was an engineer and software developer in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, and data compression.





Joe Fay, The Register

Joe Fay is director of content, events, at Situation Publishing.

He has been covering technology and business for over 20 years, and edited publications in London and San Francisco.





Rainald Menge-Sonnentag is an editor for heise Developer.

He has been working as a computer journalist for 20 years, covering topics in the professional IT space, mostly targeted at software developers and architects.