Closed Betas

Conferences are more than just talks, they're also an opportunity to get in touch with speakers, to ask industry experts the questions that keep you up at night. Accento Digital will give you ample opportunity to do just that during the main event. And to break the ice, we're gonna start early and small.

Every week we'll meet for a closed beta: On Thursdays at 1900 UTC (2100 CEST) we'll hang out with a speaker or two for about an hour to get to know one another as well as the platform. We can learn a bit about the speakers' background, expertise, and their talk topic. And it won't just be the org team asking the questions — you can participate in the conversation as well (sharing your audio and video if you want) and ask whatever you want to know.

The org team will send you an invite link to each event about four hours before it starts.

To take part in these meetings, you need to be a participant. If you're not one, yet, get your ticket now (please no later than four hours before the event, so we can send you your invite link in time).


Thursday, May 14th, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Colby can tell us about satellite UIs, working with NASA, and how everyday technologies like JAMstack, React, and Leaflet can help save lives.

Grace's expertise is biology and everything reactive and we can learn about both when she tells us how those fields connect. Also, we can try to sell her on saying beehavior instead of bee behavior.


Thursday, May 21st, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Peter is a veteran Java software engineer, but that's not where his interests end. He also knows about Go and its memory system and uses it to explain how value types, Java's most anticipated language feature, will work. We can discuss memory layout and performance.


Thursday, May 28th, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Samuel is all-in on using version control, isolated dev environments, and unit-testing for databases evolution and can tell us how that makes things more reliable and flexible.

Angie is a test automation expert. We can pick her brain on all things testing as well as how the new Java versions 9-14 can make test code less verbose.


Thursday, June 4th, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Eberhard's technological focus is on modern architectures — often involving cloud, continuous delivery, DevOps, or microservices. We can discuss all of that with him as well as his thoughts on the conference topic: continuous improvement.


Thursday, June 11th, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Kevlin's a code philosopher focused on patterns, programming, practice, and process. We'll discuss how calm , continuous improvement can suddenly stop working when a disruption forces an evolutionary leap.

Christian supports customers in the digital transformation towards distributed, cloud-based microservice architectures and serverless computing. We'll talk about Kotlin, Micronaut, and Graal and what impact they have on the field.


Thursday, June 18th, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Roderick is tech lead at Tinder, where he spearheads the efforts to build highly scalable and performant progressive web apps. He can tell us about performance, accessibility, usability of the web.

Besides all things web (like canceling HTTP requests), we can discuss with Younes the challenge of boosting teams' efficiency. And his favorite trick: adding features by removing code.


Thursday, June 25th, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Rachel is a .NET and Azure expert, but for us, she'll talk Java. We can discuss how to design and create cloud microservices with Azure Functions.

Josh Long is the Spring Framework in human form, so that's what we're going to talk about (the framework, not the human form).


Thursday, July 2nd, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST)

Nicolas is a veteran Java developer focused on rich Internet applications, testing, CI/CD, and DevOps. We can discuss Kubernetes with him and how to extend it with Java instead of the default YAML or Go.

Philipp lives to demo interesting technology, currently mostly Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. We'll talk to him about logging in a microservice environment.

Join Us!

Sounds interesting? Get your participant ticket now, so we can invite you to the next event.

See you there!