“DO 5 K = 1. 3“ or „DO 5 K = 1, 3“? The colon makes all the difference.
For all the non-Fortran experts amongst us – the first statement understands DO5K as a variable (and not as a loop), and as a consequence led to the self-destruction of spacecraft Mariner 290 seconds after the launch toward Venus.
Alright, this is several years ago yet, also today it is often the (human or technological) specifics that make all the difference. This is the reason for this year’s conference focus on the details, which decide upon success or failure – without ignoring the big picture.
By combining software and business, OOP is the meeting point for people who work primarily in the enterprise environment. Technical experts (architects, developers, business analysts, and testers), technical (project) managers and leaders gain an excellent view on the state-of-the-art in modern software engineering.
The program offers many highlights: There are excellent and inspiring keynotes – Marie Moe takes us on a journey into her inner self by sharing her hacker experience with her pacemaker, Karlheinz Brandenburg, co-creator of MP3 gives us an eye-opener for the construction of immersive sounds, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, the grande dame of object-oriented and agile software development examines what agile software development needs from architects.
Some known and many new tracks are concerned with the essence of modern software development. In each and every track you can find extraordinary goodies, for example:
• all about microservices – if by focusing on modernizing the architecture, testability, or technology
• new organizational or rather management models like sociocracy, holacracy, or management 3.0
• new insights in bitcoin technology or graphical databases using the panama papers as an example
• tips for programming languages of the next generation like Dart, Go, R, Type-Script, Kotlin, or Clojure
• news from telepresence robotics
Corporations like Allianz, BMW, Cisco, Daimler, Datev, E-Post, Ericsson, Galeria Kaufhof, Rewe or Zalando report on their experiences i.e. about scaling architecture.
Top-class speakers like Michael Wong, Steve Freeman, Gunter Dueck, Aino Corry, Yves Hanoulle with Clare Sudbery, or Gernot Starke share their new insights.
Also this year we want to emphasize the interaction and networking amongst all participants. Poker, Tabletop football, or the substantial exhibition together with the OpenLounge, encourage sharing experiences and thoughts with others by providing a perfect platform for doing so.
I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the conference!
Technical Chair OOP Conference