Last week I had the honor of giving the closing keynote presentation at the 13th annual Öredev software developer conference in Malmo, Sweden!
Here is the Öredev conference website! (Check it out! It actually has my face on it!)
Öredev is a 3 day conference for software developers with an attendance of a maximum of 1200 developers. It is pretty popular in Scandinavia and has sold out for the past several years now. During those 3 days, Öredev packed in 8 separate keynotes and a total of 140 separate technical sessions! The schedule each day was jam packed with 7 simultaneous speakers every hour all day long with no scheduled breaks! It was a pretty great event and the organizers did a wonderful job!
The Öredev organizers feel strongly enough about using only live speakers, that they pay for their airfare, hotel, and food. The venue for the conference is an old slaughterhouse that has been cleaned up and converted into a performance theater and meeting place. The theater seats 900, I believe.
My keynote presentation is story-based and it is called “Pioneering Mars!” It presents the story of how we will get to Mars in the year 2034. It describes all the missions that will pave the way and all the technologies that have to be invented first. This version of my presentation is nearly an hour long, but I plan to create several versions of various lengths that I can pull out and present to various audience types.
Here is the official Öredev 2017 video of my 60 minute keynote on Vimeo:
My keynote presentation was very well received and I got a ton of compliments from both attendees and from other speakers!
I also gave a 40 minute technical presentation called “Writing Apps For Mars” which compares common mobile apps to the software running onboard the Mars rovers. It was a very fun talk to create and to present.
Here is the official Öredev 2017 video of my 40 minute technical presentation on Vimeo:
Full videos of all the keynotes and talks, are posted on the Öredev Vimeo channel. And if you’re really into it, you can even scroll through and watch keynotes and technical talks from prior years!
Also, this was only the second time I’d ever left the United States. I had a really great experience! Tomorrow I’ll publish a blog post about a children’s activity center that I got to visit and speak at while I was in Malmo.
Thanks for your interest!