• Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations && Are you a good web engineer?

    In October, we will be sponsored by sipgate (https://www.sipgate.de/) and do an evening with two talks. • Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations - Inspirational quotes on your office walls will not make your enterprise work as a startup (by Sumit Kumar) • Are you a good web engineer? - Measuring people's performance is a fool's errand, but we still have to do it and we can be better at it. (by Joost Ronkes) +++ Agenda +++ • 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink and socialize • 19:10 - ~19:45: Talk #1 + Q&A • 19:55 - ~20:30: Talk #2 + Q&A • 20:25 - Open End: Socialising +++ Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations - Inspirational quotes on your office walls will not make your enterprise work as a startup (by Sumit Kumar) +++ --- Big corporations in Germany are struggling with digital transformation, building up modern product and software teams and moving into an agile culture. Sumit experienced this first hand with the Daimler born „Startup“ car2go that tries to move fast while being tangled in the corporate world for 10 years. He will share what works and doesn’t work and what managers and individual contributors can do to enable these teams to build great products and influence the parent companies to support their transition. Sumit is a Developer Advocate and Frontend Expert currently working as Head of Engineering at car2go / SHARE NOW. Previously he built teams and/or web applications for Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Hugo Boss, and others. In his spare time, he works on open source software and many side projects like geoman.io. +++ Are you a good web engineer? - Measuring people's performance is a fool's errand, but we still have to do it and we can be better at it. (by Joost Ronkes) +++ --- If you could only put together a good skill profile for web engineers, you'd be able to rate everyone, right? Unfortunately, it isn't that easy. As it turns out, people are really bad at rating others, and that skill profile is never as good as you need it to be. To get a better handle on this problem, Joost started a learning company inside of a school and he is now applying the lessons he learned about rating students in a company environment. Joost has 20 years of professional experience in software development. Part of it as a freelancer, part of it as a game developer, and part of it as a teacher. These days he is working at trivago, where he supports experts in their fields with spreading their knowledge. That means that for the first time, writing code is not part of his job, but he was looking for a new hobby anyway.

  • Statistical bias and the influence at product design && Open Source and money

    In November, we will be sponsored by trivago (https://www.trivago.com/) and do an evening with two talks: • Let's create experiences for everyone! (by Fabian Frerich) • ROI - Reliable Open Industry (by Mathias Schreiber) +++ Agenda +++ • 18:00 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink, office tour and socialise • 19:15 - ~19:55: Talk #1 + Q&A • 20:10 - ~20:50: Talk #2 + Q&A • 20:50 - Open End: Socialising +++ Let's create experiences for everyone! (by Fabian Frerich) +++ --- If you're familiar with statistical bias or not, you probably have been a victim of it. You're not alone: 96 percent of the world's population is subject to at least one common example of discrimination. How did I come up with this estimate? How does this happen and what are the consequences? Let me show you examples of statistical bias to understand what it means and how to reduce it – so that we can create more accessible products that will benefit everyone. Fabian fell into a cauldron of the internet relay chat's magic potion when he was a baby, causing him to be in a permanent state of superhuman GIF wizardry. Because of this already enormous strength, Fabian is not allowed to use Slack ever again, a ban he regards as being tremendously unfair. Fabian is being tolerated at trivago for nearly four years. +++ ROI - Reliable Open Industry (by Mathias Schreiber) +++ --- A business perspective on Open Source Projects in its current market. How do businesses choose to spend money and how can we overcome typical Open Source problems to create a sustainable business model. Mathias comes from a background in advertising in the music industry. After venturing into musical instrument wholesale he moved to the advertising side of things in the late 90s. His first contact with TYPO3 happened in 2001 when he became part of netfielders and was introduced closely to the TYPO3 community. After being an active member of the TYPO3 Association he took some time off community work to come back in 2013 by raising funds for the 6.2 release and later being sponsored as a full-time product owner in late 2014. In 2016 Mathias got chosen to become CEO of the TYPO3 company in order to further foster the development and visibility of TYPO3 worldwide. In his few hours off TYPO3 a week he tries to master the guitar while living with his wife and dog in Düsseldorf, Germany.