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Meet All of Our Fantastic Speakers at UFD18

With more speakers and talks than ever before, the German Umbraco festival returns for the sixth time. You can look forward to seeing these speakers at UFD18:

Niels Hartvig

Niels Hartvig

Keynote

 

Country of Origin: Denmark

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the second time 

 

 

Having invented and found Umbraco, “Chief Unicorn“ Niels Hartvig is both an enthusiastic entrepreneur and developer. He has devoted himself to the world of open source a long time ago. With Umbraco, Niels passionately contributes to open source software.

 

Niels is known for his extravagant interludes at CodeGarden. But it certainly won't be boring having him at UFD18! Of course, Niels will be free to talk to about the latest news and information on Umbraco during the whole day of festival.

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Wendler

Christian Wendler

Introduction

 

Country of Origin: Germany

 

Language: German

 

initiator of the German Umbraco festival and sixth-time attendee

 

 

Christian Wendler founded byte5 in 2004, but he has been an entrepreneur for much longer than that: Right after graduation high school, he founded his first company in 1996. He is an entrepreneur through and through – he has never done anything else and probably never will. Christian is very passionate about finding new ideas or keeping byte5's strategic orientation on course.

 

Christian has been fascinated with Umbraco ever since the first time he worked with the Danish CMS. So it's no surprise byte5 was made Umbraco's first Gold Partner in Germany – or that Christian was enthusiastic to bring the first German Umbraco festival into being.

Douglas Robar

Douglas Robar

Level 5 Good Morning

 

Country of Origin: USA

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the third time 

 

Douglas Robar, bearer of the title Lifetime MVP, has been around the Umbraco community since the very early days. He was one of the first to be swept away by Niels's project. Doug is the founder of Percipient Studios and as such has been working as a Umbraco core contributor, trainer and developer. He is also the go-to photographer for Umbraco Events.

 

Doug also developed ImageGen, a package with which you can scale photos, and has contributed to the ezSearch package which was released in 2013. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mads Rasmussen

Mads Rasmussen

Headless Umbraco on Umbraco Cloud 

 

Country of Origin: Denmark

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the third time 

 

 

Mads had his first CodeGarden experience even before he had Umbraco installed on his computer. Obviously the community was enough to convince him that Umbraco would be the CMS of his choice – and a little while later, even his employer. Being a web designer, Mads is responsible for the backoffice UI and usability related matters at Umbraco HQ. 

 

Like at the last two German Umbraco festivals, for his session, Mads will join forces with his colleague Rune Strand from HQ – just this time it won't be the keynote, but a session on Headless Umbraco.

 

Rune Strand

Rune Strand

Headless Umbraco on Umbraco Cloud 

 

Country of Origin: Denmark

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the third time 

 

 

Rune made history being the very first Umbraco intern. Nowadays, he is much more than that: project manager at HQ to be precise. His official job title is “Deluxe Documentation and Onboarding Hero“. Rune is one of the most important partners for the whole UmbraCommunity. He also supports his dev colleagues when it comes to details in frontend.

 

Together with his colleage Mads Rasmussen, Rune has held the keynote twice at the German Umbraco festival. This year they have come up with something new, though: a session on Headless Umbraco.

Jeavon Leopold

Jeavon Leopold

TBA

 

Country of Origin: the UK

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the fourth time 

 

 

Jeavon is the tech director of British Umbraco Gold Partner "Crumpled Dog Design" and a winner of numerous Umbraco MVP's. He has been working with Umbraco since 2007 and has been contributing to the core ever since.

 

Jeavon has initiated several packages and with his community workshops umbX, created a platform for Umbracians. He is also really into working with Umbraco Cloud.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Carole Rennie Logan

Carole Rennie Logan

Maintaining Your Umbraco Project: Decisions and Challenges

 

Country of Origin: the UK

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the first time 

 

 

Carole Rennie Logan is developer at Scottish digital agency Equator. She is also the organisor of the Glasgow Umbraco meetup. Carole is very interested in the Internet of Things and how you can connect Umbraco to it. 

 

Carole is also a STEM ambassador looking to increase the confidence of young people to go after these types of careers.

 

Janus Boye

Janus Boye

Umbraco: How It Needs to Change to Survive

 

Country of Origin: Denmark

 

Language: English and German

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the second time 

 

 

Janus Boye has been working with Umbraco and with Niels since 2005. He is one of the very early community members. Janus is also the founder and namesake of Danish networking company J. Boye. He is all about knowledge sharing and networking. 

 

It's a matter of honour for Janus to keep up with Umbraco as an independent analyst. And what better place to do that than at an Umbraco festival such as UFD?

Anders Burla Johansen

Anders Burla Johansen

How We Scored 100 in Google PageSpeed Insights

 

Country of Origin: Denmark

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the third time 

 

 

In 2007, Anders Burla Johansen founded the Danish web agency Tea Solutions which mainly works with Umbraco. Three years later, he began developing an eCommerce platform for Umbraco: Tea Commerce.

 

Today, Anders is CEO of both companies and as such an Umbracian from top to bottom.

 

 

Markus Johansson

Markus Johansson

Umbraco Forms & Newsletter Studio

 

Country of Origin: Sweden

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the second time

 

 

Markus Johansson has been working with Umbraco since 2007. As a trainer, he is regularly traveling through Sweden, as a speaker he has given talks at Umbraco events all over Europe. Markus is also CEO at Enkel Media, a web agency based in Stockholm.

 

Markus has developed several packages, one of them being Newsletter Studio.

Marcel Wege

Marcel Wege

TBA

 

Country of Origin: Germany

 

Language: German

 

 

Being an Umbracian through and through, Marcel Wege is also a project manager at byte5. He also manages one of the developing teams at byte5. He was the first German to be given the honour of being invited to CodeCabin. Marcel is very engaged with the community and has contributed to the Umbraco core.

 

Marcel is a unicorn enthusiast and greatly enjoys attending community events of any kind.

 

 

Dennis Zille

Dennis Zille

TBA

 

Country of Origin: Germany

 

Language: German

 

 

His first visit to CodeGarden made byte5's Dennis enthusiastic about Umbraco. Being an Umbraco Certified Developer, he is also responsible for coordinating the byte5 team.

 

When he's not focused on coding for a project, as vice team manager, Dennis is responsible for coordinating all byte5 teams.

 

 

 

 

Dave Woestenborghs

Dave Woestenborghs

A Tour of The Tour

 

Country of Origin: Belgium

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the first time

 

 

Dave Woestenborghs is a Senior Developer at Dutch full-service digital agency Colours. He has written several articles for Skrift and 24 Days in Umbraco. Dave is also known for his packages and his many contributions on Our.

 

Dave has attended many Umbraco events all over Europe, many of them as a speaker. 

 

 

Sören Deger

Sören Deger

TBA

 

Country of Origin: Germany

 

Language: German

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the fifth time 

 

 

Sören Deger has been an official Umbraco developer and trainer since 2014, but has been involved with Umbraco for much longer than that. He is one of the true Umbraco gurus in Germany. Sören is also a project manager at German Umbraco Gold Partner byte5.

 

Umbraco is not only a job to Sören, though. His sideline projects show the CMS is just as much a hobby to him as it is his profession.

Marcin Zajkowski

Marcin Zajkowski

Scalable High-Traffic Solutions with Umbraco and Azure

 

Country of Origin: Poland

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the first time 

 

 

Marcin Zajkowski's journey with Umbraco began back in 2008 – today he works for leading British Umbraco Gold Partner The Cogworks. Being an Umbraco trainer, Marcin is also responsible for organising UFD's sister festival Umbraco Poland Festival as well as the Polish Meetup group.

 

Marcin is the co-creator of #umbraCoffee, a YouTube channel with weekly news on his favourite CMS.

 

Matt Brailsford

Matt Brailsford

Vuejs: My JS Library of Choice for Reactive Interfaces

 

Country of Origin: the UK

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the first time 

 

 

Matt Brailsford might be best known for co-creating CodeCabin, the only Umbraco un-conference. When he's not spending time working on Nested Content or Fluidity, Matt works at British agency Outfield Digital.

 

Matt was awarded several MVP's, he got his first one in 2010. 

Henk Boelman

Henk Boelman

Infuse Some AI into Umbraco

 

Country of Origin: the Netherlands

 

Language: English

 

attending the German Umbraco festival for the first time 

 

 

Henk Boelman started working with Umbraco when he was just 19. He has worked on a lot of different projects ever since, mainly building websites with Umbraco. Henk is a developer at Ordina, the Benelux's largest independent services provider in consulting and IT.

 

Henk greatly enjoys working with Microsoft Azure.

Anders Stentebjerg

Anders Stentebjerg

The New Normal: Get to Content+Commerce Fast

Country of Origin: Denmark

 

Language: English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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