The GOTO Amsterdam is a conference about different topics like machine learning, programming and people skills. I wanted to attend such a big and well-known conference that has a broader range of topics so that I can see talks about things I don‘t necessarily work with on a daily basis. The location was the Beurs Van Berlage in central Amsterdam – a beautiful old building with amazing rooms. The organization of the GOTO Amsterdam was really good – lots of volunteers and regular staff everywhere, nice food and drinks, schedule on time – I have nothing to complain about. Also the talks had a high standard and were really good – well done, program committee!
You can find all the sketchnotes of the talks that I attended further down. Let me know if you would like to get some in higher resolution and contact me for any questions or comments.
Turning your customers into fans
Mind as code – mindfulness for developers and knowledge workers
Death of the IT manager – being a tech lead in a modern IT organization
Han Markslag & Marcin Pakulnicki
Practical API design
It‘s a small world after all – how thinking small is changing software development big times
PopcornFlow: If change is hard, make it continuous
Millisecond full stack acceptance tests
Selenium tests the object oriented way
The grand challenge and promise of quantum computing
Systems and service monitoring with Prometheus
5 things you need to know about serverless
Continuous delivery and theory of constraints
Energy and education access for remote communities
Building and evolving infrastructure (as code)
Build agility with design sprints
The Happy Movement: How business is the key to making the world a happier place
Taking security seriously
Philippe de Ryck
All in all I can say that I spent an amazing time at the GoTo Amsterdam and I hope that I can join another edition of it.