What we're about

GOTO gathers the brightest minds in the software community to help developers tackle projects today, plan for tomorrow and create a better future.

Learn from thought leaders and innovators with top-rated videos released daily on our GOTO Conferences YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4rtedNVO8eRB-XfTO8kag), and at our year-round conferences, masterclasses and meetups.

Get started: gotopia.tech (https://gotopia.tech/)

Tech topics we are passionate about include Programming Languages and Frameworks (mostly back-end), Event-Driven Architecture, Microservices, Machine Learning, AI (& society), The Human Factor of Tech and IoT to name a few.

You can take a deep dive on all of these topics and more at our next conference ( https://gotocph.com ), happening Nov. 8-12

Any questions, comments or topic ideas? Feel free to contact Marco ( mto@trifork.com ). You can also let him know if you know of a cool speaker as we are always looking to collaborate on our community events.

Upcoming events (4)

Live Ask Me Anything with Seth Vargo

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Join us in this Ask Me Anything session (AMA) with Seth Vargo on YouTube (Live) and have him answer any burning technical questions you can think of around security and Kubernetes, DevOps, remote work and culture!

Location: YouTube (Live)

Please note: We encourage you to ask your questions before the event starts. This way, we can make full use of the hour with our expert, Seth Vargo, and make sure that you will get your answers during our Live AMA session. You can submit your questions through the registration form.


Seth Vargo is an engineer at Google Cloud. Previously he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk and some Pittsburgh-based startups. He is the author of “Learning Chef”. Seth is passionate about reducing inequality in technology and making information more accessible.

When he is not writing, working on open source, teaching or speaking at conferences. Seth advises non-profits.

Event host: Adele Carpenter, Trifork


Tech Leader Panel: Accelerate your growth by reducing time to market


With an ever growing market competition, companies try to surpass each other by delivering a high quality product cheaper or faster. While staying ahead of the competition lays at the heart of a business’s growth, reducing time to market is often a mere promise rather than a deliverable action. It requires alignment on many fronts and the boldness to innovate on existing business processes. In this race against time, companies encounter various challenges, such as stakeholder alignment and security issues. Adapting at speed is one of the key ingredients to overcoming them. By automating processes and adapting to changes at speed, you can deliver your service or product faster and gain the competitive advantage. But how?

Join us for this Live Panel with Matt Turner together with Nikola Yovchev and Marcel van Benthem. In this discussion they will explore how agility and adaptability can contribute to reducing your time to market and staying ahead of the competition. The panelists will share their personal experiences and lessons from the trenches learned working at companies such as Marshall Wace, Relay42, and Trifork while discussing future trends in technology and how they influence multiple business environments.

Do you have questions you’d like to ask the panelists around this topic? The discussion will involve a Q&A section. Either pre-submit your questions using the registration form or ask them during the event via the live chat function.

Venue/Host: YouTube Live
Costs: Free of charge
Panelists: Matt Turner, Marcel van Benthem and Nikola Yovchev


4:00pm — Welcome to this Live Panel
4:05pm — Topic discussion by panelists
4:40pm — Live Q&A
4:55pm — Thank you for joining us for this Live Panel


Matt Turner | Platform Engineer at Marshall Wace
Matt is a Platform Engineer at Marshall Wace, a London asset manager. Matt's team is responsible for infrastructure, on-prem and public-cloud, security, and developer experience. Marshall Wace's platform has it all - old and new, Kubernetes and Kerberos.
Matt has done Dev, sometimes with added Ops, for over a decade, working at JetStack, SkyScanner, Cisco, Tetrate, and others. His idea of "full-stack" is Linux, Kubernetes, and now Istio too. He's given lots of talks and workshops on Kubernetes and friends, and is co-organiser of the Istio London meetup. He tweets @mt165 and blogs at https://mt165.co.uk.

- Nikola Yovchev | Head of Engineering at Relay42
Nikola appreciates simple and scalable architectures and clean maintainable code. He believes that working at Relay42 gives him a perfect opportunity to both work on interesting software stacks and co-operate with inspiring and bright people whilst helping them achieve operational and development excellence. You can read his developer story on SO and find him on his website and github.

- Marcel van Benthem | Chief Commercial Officer at Trifork
Marcel is Chief Commercial Officer at Trifork Amsterdam and leads the sales & marketing team which also includes the GOTO brand. He’s been working in the IT sector since the early 90’s and has witnessed the rising of many technologies and applications. Always from a sales and management perspective but with great interest in technology.
He’s inspired by Trifork’s mission statement to push the limits and boundaries of what (new) technology and methods can do to make life better and easier for all of us. In all of his professional life he’s been bridging the gap between the interests of customers and engineers to come to a great product and/or service for all involved.


Hack Yourself First Masterclass Taster with Scott Helme

Online event

*** Please note that there are limited seats for this session and you need to request a spot via this form https://info.trifork.com/goto-form-taster-scott ***


Join us in this free 1-hour ‘Hack Yourself First’ virtual masterclass taster hosted by Trifork’s Java Developer, Ralina Talipova and led by GOTO expert Scott Helme. During the session, you'll be given a practical introduction to building fundamental security skills. This taster consists of a presentation, hands-on exercise, Q&A session and will introduce the following topics:

- Discovering risks via the browser
- XSS (Cross-site Scripting)
- Delving deeper into online risks

**All topics and much more are covered in-depth in the full 2-day "Hack Yourself First" Masterclass - https://www.gotoacademy.nl/collections/scott-helme-hack-yourself-first **

Date: October 19, 11am-12pm CEST
Venue/Host: Zoom
Costs: Free of Charge
Expert: Scott Helme
Event Host: Ralina Talipova


Scott Helme is a Security Researcher, international speaker, and trainer. He is also the founder of the popular securityheaders.com and report-uri.com, free tools to help you deploy better security!
Scott is an absolute industry leader in many of the areas this masterclass covers and knows the tech inside and out. He's an increasingly popular public figure at the moment too, often appearing on the BBC and other media programs (his recent appearance on BBC Click where they pull OSINT data on audience members was especially cool).


Ralina is a Software Engineer, specialized in backend development. She has been at Trifork since 2019. She has a mathematical educational background and believes that a person’s analytical skills and passion can help them learn and work with any technology.

*** Please note that there are limited seats for this session and you need to request a spot via this form https://info.trifork.com/goto-form-taster-scott ***

GOTO Copenhagen 2021

Big Bio Nordhavn


Link to tickets: https://gotocph.com/2021/register

GOTO Copenhagen is a leading software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to create a great social and learning experience.

Join us in Copenhagen on Nov. 8-12 to take a look into the absolute latest and greatest development tools and methodologies. You’ll learn how to stay ahead of the technology curve while taking part in and being inspired by a global innovation movement full of explorers, pioneers and trendsetters.

Keynote highlights for Copenhagen include:

- Turing Award winner who has fundamentally shaped our world, Alan Kay
- Creator of the Rockstar programming language and Microsoft MVP, Dylan Beattie
- Internationally acclaimed author, speaker and coach who has taught over 7,000 product people discovery skills through the Product Talk Academy, Teresa Torres
- Author of Art of Unit Testing, Elastic Leadership and the upcoming Enterprise DevOps, Roy Osherove


Link to tickets: https://gotocph.com/2021/register

Past events (230)

The Zen of Applied Machine Learning

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