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More than 8,000 developers join the first day of We Are Developers

Is not every day that you see over 8,000 developers get together in one place in the beautiful city of Vienna in Austria. But that day started yesterday with the official kick-off of the We Are Developers Conference, a conference that brings together developers and IT professionals from all over Europe in one place.

The aim of the Congress is to connect developers from over 70 countries and encourage sharing of knowledge and experience, and to connect companies and startups with investors, potential clients and partners. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, IBM, SAP, Adidas, Porsche, and Informatik are just some of the top-class corporations that gave their trust to WeAreDevelopers, turning it into a global story.

The Woz, John Romero and many other stellar individuals

This year’s edition of WeAreDevelopers World Congress started with the one and only Steve Wozniak “Woz”, the widely known founder of Apple and a Silicon Valley icon who has spent past three decades shaping the computing industry into what it is today. The main stage was very excited to see the “Woz” share his thoughts and excitement around latest technologies including AI and BlockChain.

Epic start of the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 with an inspirational chat from The Woz. His magic formula goes like this: Happiness = Smiles – Frowns (© Tamás Künsztle

 

Other speakers include John Romero, an award-winning game designer, level designer, and programmer whose work portfolio includes 130 games, of which 107 have been published commercially, will be joining the Congress as well. Romero is the creator of timeless hits like Wolfenstein 3D and Quake. Twitter ambassador, Angie Jones, Senior Automation Engineer at this company will be tackling the topic of the development of ubiquitous social networks. Jones took part in the development of automation strategies and a framework for countless software products. Also, she often shares her wealth of knowledge at conferences through technology workshops for talented girls programmers – Black Girls Code.