Mittwoch, 09:30 Uhr

Keynote: Seven Things to Do to Make You a Happier JavaScript Developer

Whether you like it or not, JavaScript is here to stay and has evolved from a fringe programming language to the most used one in our market. Its versatility both in use and in dealing with syntax are reasons why that is the case and why some people have a hard time getting their head around it.

In this keynote you'll learn a few tricks and ideas how you can cast aside your dislikes and worries and find a way to embrace the wild world of JavaScript. You don't need to love it, but there is a big danger in JavaScript written by people who don't appreciate its power. We want to create happy users. Therefore we need to have happy developers.

Chris Heilmann

Chris has dedicated the last 20 years of his life to make the web work and thrive. As a lead developer on some of the largest web products he learned that knowledge is not enough without teamwork and good handover. He dedicated most of his time since on educating, writing and sharing, presenting on average at 30 conferences a year. He strives to make code and coders work efficiently and get more done quickly without losing the understanding of what we do. He is the author of several JavaScript books and the Developer Evangelism handbook ( He is currently a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft and spends a lot of time pondering how machine learning and AI can aid humans and replace jobs we're too important to do.