Water splashing.

Maximizing value
for a better future

11-12 May 2023
Karlskrona, Sweden

myConf 2023 is over!

Where ideas about maximizing value come together

The topic

Technology holds the power to exponentially transform the world. Not only by creating solutions to society’s most pressing challenges, but by introducing new ways of working and thinking. The software industry can lead the way of systemic change, by showing us new ways of solving problems that create exponential value. Where a single line of code has the potential to literally change the world. In this conference, experts from the global software development community will be sharing their insights and learnings on maximizing value and making a better future possible.

In short:

Maximizing value
for a better future

The concept

myConf is a lunch-to-lunch single-track conference with three sit-down meals and eight world-class speakers in beautiful Karlskrona, Sweden. 24 hours of inspiration, learning, and thought-provoking discussions about software development that makes a difference.

We deliberately kept the number of spots low. Be sure to get yours as soon as possible!

Our Speakers 2023

Aino Vonge Corry

Aino Vonge Corry

Maximizing Value by Minimizing Repeated Failure

Feedback loops are an essential part of software development. Or, at least, they should be. As a consultant, I always try to optimize the feedback loops; between stakeholders and team, between team and management, between different teams and within the team itself. Listen to this talk about how to fix the loops that turn out not to be loops but just half circles with arrows.

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Daniel Stenberg

Daniel Stenberg

Just curl it

curl is a ubiquitous Internet transfer engine. An open source client-side library for doing internet transfers specified as URLs. Created for the fun of it in the 1990s, it has gradually found its way into virtually all Internet-connected devices on the globe. "The created economic value cannot be overstated". How did this happen?

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Darja Šmite

Darja Šmite

The Truth about Working from home

In this talk, you will hear about the impact of remote work on software engineers' productivity and work habits based on two detailed industrial cases.

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Aslam Khan

Aslam Khan

Maximizing your context

There is something about maximising the variables in specific contexts that leads to success. In this talk, Aslam shares his thoughts on maximising the context in which we find ourselves, and when we do so, we maximise value for others too.

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Elsa Westin

Elsa Westin

Sustainability by Design

An application, IT system or website is considered DIRTY if sustainability has not been taken into consideration when building and running them. To lower the climate footprint from data and IT systems, we need to empower the ones creating these systems: the software developers.

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Erik Corry

Erik Corry

Virtual machines in history

Join Erik for a historical view of his work on virtual machines, regular expression engines, garbage collection and language development that empathises with the users.

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Nyari Samushonga

Nyari Samushonga

Investing in the Next Generation of Tech Talent

South Africa has the highest level of inequality in the world. At WeThinkCode, we encourage young innovators to believe in the possibility that a line of code can make theirs a more egalitarian society. In this talk, I reflect on building a training academy that celebrates diversity and inclusion to create maximum value. By training young South Africans as software developers, we are maximising the value of our country's human capital and unlocking the innovative capacity of the next generation of geeks.

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Tony Gorschek

Tony Gorschek

Maximizing Value by Minimizing Repeated Failure

"Value" is a commonly used term, especially in Agile/Lean environments. Independent of "flavour", you want to maximize "value". Associated with this, you want to eliminate waste. Ask yourself, what is value? Do you mean user value? What type? What about if you have huge "customer value", but your costs of development and maintenance are higher than you can charge? This seminar focuses on and discusses value as a concept, the complexity of value, and, more importantly, the potential of using value as a concept to focus on value-based product and service development - moving away from a cost-based focus. It also touches on the relationship between Value, Waste and Overhead.

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Agenda 2023

11 May

Optional

Open Space

09:00-12:00

Discussions

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Doors open

12:00-13:00

Lunch

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Welcome!

13:00-13:05

Welcome address by Jimmy Nilsson, factor10

Speaker

Aino Vonge Corry

13:05-13:50

Maximizing Value by Minimizing Repeated Failure

Short Break

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Speaker

Daniel Stenberg

14:00-14:45

Just curl it

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Swedish fika!

14:45-15:15

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Speaker

Darja Šmite

15:15-16:00

The Truth about Working from home

Short break

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Description

Speaker

Aslam Khan

16:15-17:00

Maximising your context

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Finishing Remarks

17:00-17:15

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Mingle and Drinks

17:15-18:00

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Boat ride

18:00

M/F Axel takes us to dinner

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Dinner

18:30-22:00

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12 May

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Good morning!

08:00-08:05

Day 2 starts

Speaker

Elsa Westin

08:05-08:50

Sustainability by Design

Short Break

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Description

Speaker

Erik Corry

09:00-09:45

Virtual machines in history

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Danish fika

09:45-10:15

"Smörrebröd"

Speaker

Nyari Samushonga

10:15-11:00

Investing in the Next Generation of Tech Talent

Short break

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Speaker

Tony Gorschek

11:15-12:00

Maximizing value

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Finishing remarks

12:00-12:05

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Lunch

12:05-13:00

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Optional

Open Space

13:00-16:00

Discussions

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Code of conduct: a conference to come back to

In contrast to the name, myConf is our conference. We create the experience together, so let's make it one to remember with warmth, to be proud of and to want to come back to.

Here are a few things to remember:

  • All backgrounds and levels of knowledge matter. It's not a competition!

  • Want to ask a question? Great, we encourage that! Make sure it's a question and not your chance to voice your agenda.

  • Be on time for talks and turn your devices on silent.

Of course, the bottom line: we have zero tolerance for harassment, disrespect or bullying. Anyone violating this one will be asked to leave without a refund.

Answers to your questions 2023

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  1. Marinmuseum from the water

    The venue: Marinmusem, Karlskrona

    Address: Stumholmen, Karlskrona (Google Maps Link)
    Phone: +46455359300
    Email: marinmuseum@smtm.se

    marinmuseum.se
  2. Train in underground station

    Getting there

    We care about the planet. If you choose planet-friendly means of transportation, if possible, you have our eternal gratitude. With that said, here are some options:

    Train: the venue is an 18-minute walk, a 15-minute bus ride or a 5-minute taxi ride from Karlskrona Centralstation (Google Maps Link). Within Sweden, you find train tickets at sj.se.

    Plane: if you want to fly, the nearest airport is Ronneby Flygplats (RNB). It''s a 30-min taxi ride from the venue. Copenhagen Airport (CPH) might be the best option for very distant flyers. It''s 3.5 hours away by train.

  3. Kitten under white blankets

    Recommended accommodations

    We recommend staying at one of these lovely hotels. They are both within 20-min walking distance from the venue. Contact them and mention myConf, and they will be happy to help you.

    Clarion Collection® Hotel Carlscrona

    Book at: nordicchoicehotels.se
    Address: Skeppsbrokajen, Karlskrona (Google Maps link)

    Scandic Karlskrona

    Book at: scandichotels.se/
    Address: Skeppsgossegatan 2, Karlskrona (Google Maps link)

  4. Plates on a dining table

    The meals

    myConf includes two sit-down lunches, one nice dinner, and two coffee breaks with "Swedish/Danish fika". The lunches will be served at Marinmuseum, the venue, in their restaurant Bistro Skeppsgossen, and the dinner at a nearby restaurant to be decided. If you state your allergies or dietary restrictions when you book your tickets (before the "book before" date), the staff will do their best to accommodate them.

    bistroskeppsgossen.se
  5. Poster of factor10 BTH logos

    Who are the hosts?

    myConf is hosted by factor10, a small consultancy of business-oriented coding architects in Sweden, supported by SERL Sweden ‒ Software Engineering Research and Education Lab Sweden (BTH), Ranked no. 1 in the EU in Software Engineering research.

  6. Tim Åkesson

    Contact myConf

    This is Tim. He works at factor10, and he can help you answer most questions about myConf. If he doesn''t know the answer, he will try and find out.

    By the way! Tim lives in Karlskrona if you have questions about the surroundings.

    Email: myConf@factor10.com
    Phone: +46705774668

    Tim Åkesson