Unsere fantastischen Speaker beim UFD19

Mit mehr Speakern und Sessions als je zuvor geht das deutsche Umbraco-Festival in die siebte Runde. Auf diese internationalen Speaker dürft ihr euch freuen:

 Niels Hartvig

Niels Hartvig, the so-called “Chief Unicorn“, 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.

Pete Duncanson

Pete Duncanson has twenty plus years of development under his belt and has rightly earned the 1000 yard stare as a veteran developer. He runs Offroadcode with a smile in Huddersfield England with a small bunch of awesome and funny developers he likes to call friends. He’s talked at many Umbraco conferences before and loves to do so and it honoured to have been to the Code Garden retreat two years in a row. Grab a beer, sit back and enjoy. 

Carole Rennie Logan

Carole Rennie Logan is a two-time Umbraco MVP winner and a 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.

Marcel Wege

Marcel Wege is an Umbracian through and through, Marcel Wege is one of the project manager at byte5 and the CTO. 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 an avid unicorn enthusiast and greatly enjoys attending community events of any kind.

Poornima Nayar

Poornima Nayar is an Indian senior dev located in Great Britain. She has been working with Umbraco for seven years and is a very active member in the community. Poornima is not only a member of the Umbraco PR team, but also a guest at many Umbraco community events. Umbraco-Festival Deutschland 2019 will be her first time as a speaker. Non-Umbraco Poornima loves her life as a mum and is a passionate singer. 

Callum Whyte

Callum Whyte is an Umbraco MVP, Master and senior developer at The Cogworks based in London. As one of the baristas who brings you your weekly fix of UmbraCoffee (also live from UFD19!) he lives and breathes the world of Umbraco. When he’s not building excellent Umbraco solutions, Callum is busy spreading the Umbraco love. He’s an active contributor to the Umbraco Core and to many community packages, as well as a regular speaker at Umbraco meetups and conferences all over the world!

Ismail Mayat

Ismail Mayat is a senior web developer with The Cogworks. Writing code since 1997 and working with content management tools since 2004. Ismail has been working more specifically with Umbraco since 2005. The new feather in his cap is as an Umbraco trainer, including writing and delivering the new Umbraco Examine search course based on His new area of interest is Blockchain App development on Ethereum.

Mirko Matytschak

Mirko Matytschak is the CEO of Formfakten and has been a software dev since 1986 as well as a coach and advisor. He has made a name for himself as editor-in-chief of the System Journal. As a software architect, Mirko is responsible for planning and realising complex systems. He has been a .NET and C# developer since day one and has developed a tool for object-relational mapping, NDO (.NET Data Objects), which can be integrated into Visual Studio. Mirko has been a Umbraco certified developer since 2014.

Marcin Zajkowski

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 an MVP and the co-creator of the popular YouTube live stream UmbraCoffee,where alongside his colleague Callum Whyte he share all Umbraco news of the week with the community.

Benjamin Howarth

Benjamin Howarth is an ASPInsider and freelance ASP.NET architect & senior developer, specialising in open-source content management systems. His experience in high-scale high-performance websites has been a strength over the past 5 years, working for Tesco, FIA Formula E, Universal Music Group, and Manchester Airport Group.

Claus Jensen

Claus Jensen hails straight from Umbraco Headquarter where he holds the title Developer at the Night's Watch. He is the leader of the core team at HQ and an experienced speaker. In his free time, Claus enjoys gaming. He is an avid explorer of awesome new tech stuff.

Damiaan Peeters

Damiaan Peeters is not only an Umbraco Certified Master, but also an MVP. This Belgian dev has specialised in doing Azure and SEO (and sometimes other) magic. At his Antwerp company Umbrace, Damiaan is a project manager.

Lukas Schuhmacher

Lukas Schuhmacher is an Umbraco genius at UFD organiser byte5. He is state-certified in Business Informatics with a focus on application development and has been working with Umbraco since 2016. What he loves most Umbraco is its flexibility. The international Umbraco crowd might know him from his sessions at the German and the Polish festival. Besides Umbraco, music is something Lukas is very passionate about.

Eleftheria Batsou

Eleftheria Batsou is a passionate front-end developer and an aspiring UI designer from Greece. She is working as an app developer while taking up a master's degree in Graphic Arts and Multimedia. She is self-motivated and working hard to make this world a little bit better every day. When she isn't glued to a computer screen, Eleftheria spends time working out or strolling in nature. Her friends would describe her as easy-going, passionate about life and the fastest chocolate eater. 

Henk Boelman

Henk Boelman is a Cloud Solutions Architect and Microsoft AI MVP from the Netherlands. He started out as a software developer in the late '90s and later moved on to the role of architect. He now guides organisations in their cloud adventure, with a strong focus on creating intelligent cloud solutions. He loves to share his knowledge about topics such as DevOps, Azure and Artificial Intelligence by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and international conferences.


Ramona de Wit-van Ark

Ramona de Wit-van Ark has fifteen years of experience in IT and specializes in testing. Currently, she is a Test Lead at Albert Heijn IT Online and she is eager to change the profile of a "traditional" tester to an appreciated scrum team member, who makes testing and quality a team effort. In her spare time, she runs her own foundation "Stichting Kalyani" and has done many projects for children in Sri-Lanka, schooling them in the basics of computers and English. Ramona loves to spend time with her husband and two sons, whom she adores and cherishes the most in this world.

Maximilian Vollendorf

Maximilian Vollendorf is the CEO of Formfaktion. In the mid-90'she became interested in not discussing the net of nets, but in actually realising web projects. Maximilian has worked as a project manager, a coach and advisor. These days, he is cooperating with design agencies often. Since his beginnings, Maximilian's focus has been the integration of web projects based on content management systems. Umbraco has been his go to CMS since 2012. Maximilian has been an Umbraco-certified developer since 2014. 

Sören Deger

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. He has held several sessions at conferences over the years.

Save the Date!

On 5 April 2019, Umbraco-Festival Deutschland

returns for the 7th time.


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