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The Power of Three: 3 Speakers, 3 Talks, 3 Times the Fun!

We're going to mix up the format a bit this month and have three different speakers!

Stefan Priebsch: Data, persistence and my frying pan

Teflon-coated frying pans often come with an extended warranty covering damage to the teflon coating. But have you ever tried to return a damaged frying pan? This is not as easy as it looks. Turns out that we can learn a lot about software architecture and SQL vs. NoSQL while trying to return a damaged frying pan. 

Arne Blankerts: What else did you expect?

Life ain't easy, as a famous proverb claims. Usually people refer to it when pondering difficult and potentially life changing decisions. Many things in our daily life seem easy, but they are not: they are often based on implicit knowledge and inconsistent processes. Why do you have to push a button to get a bus to stop but a train stops by itself? And who told you? And how does all that apply to software development and security?

Sebastian Bergmann: Man is what he eats

What have Akkadian tablets from southern Babylonia dated 1600 BC and a 9th century mathematician to do with today's software development? What does a professional cook and his kitchen have in common with a software developer and the codebase he or she works on? What is the equivalent to fresh and organic produce in the world of software? These questions are answered while we take a look at quality assurance from a different perspective.


6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food provided by Mashery 
7:00 - 7:10 -- Intro/announcements
7:10 - 7:40 -- Stefan Priebsch: Data, persistence and my frying pan
7:45 - 8:15 -- Arne Blankerts: What else did you expect?
8:20 - 8:50 -- Sebastian Bergmann: Man is what he eats
9:00ish -- post-event socializing... aka beers someplace nearby

About Stefan Priebsch

Stefan Priebsch (@spriebsch / unites expert knowledge with extraordinary sense when to use which tool. His specialties are object-oriented development and software architecture. As an internationally acclaimed author and speaker he thrills auditoriums and likes to share his tremendous practical experience.

About Arne Blankerts

Arne Blankerts (@arneblankerts / IT problems long before many companies realize that they even exist. IT security is his passion, which he attends with almost magical intuition creating solutions that clearly bear his hallmark. Companies around the world rely on his site system and Unix-based system architectures.

About Sebastian Bergmann

Sebastian Bergmann (@s_bergmann / is a mastermind of PHP development and PHP quality assurance. He has instrumentally contributed to tranforming PHP into a reliable platform for large-scale, critical projects. Companies and PHP developers around the world benefit from the tools that he has written.


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