GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

Jesse Dijkstra, Frontend Developer at Blendle

Jesse Dijkstra

Biography: Jesse Dijkstra

Jesse Dijkstra is a frontend developer at Blendle from day one.

Blendle is a successful iTunes-like system for journalism from The Netherlands, backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer. One year after launching in the Netherlands, Blendle is at 290.000 users in the Netherlands (most of them under 35 years old) and still growing.

Jesse has been working as a frontend developer since his 14th and has always tinkered with different technologies. As a frontend developer he has worked with almost any aspect of the company, implementing API standards such as HAL (Hypermedia Application Language), overseeing the rollout of the single page application Blendle runs on, implementing infrastructure changes such as Docker and steering the frontend team towards React.

Twitter: @jessedijkstra

Presentation: Disrupting Technologies at Blendle: A Retrospect

Track: Disruption / Time: Friday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Administratiezaal

Growing from 0 to 60 in 600 days. How Blendle nurtures an environment that balances innovation and stability for its employees and publishers.

A lighthearted talk that walks you through the technical challenges that we faced and how we solved them.

From Hypermedia Application Language to React to containerization and microservices. From backend to frontend to devops, a quick retrospect of the technologies we use at Blendle; a company that continues to challenge the status quo in journalism.