GOTO Amsterdam (June 13-15, 2016) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more than 60 top speakers and 800 attendees. The conference covers topics such as Microservices, Rugged, JavaScript, Post-Agile, Data, Spring++, Connected Worlds & Philosophy.

Erwin de Gier, Software Architect at Sogeti

Erwin de Gier

Biography: Erwin de Gier

Erwin is a Software Architect in the Sogeti Java Center of Excelence. He designs software solutions based on open source technology and helps teams getting started with their projects. Next to this he is a certified Scrum Master and trainer of several Java courses. He also supervises graduates during their final thesis. Erwin likes to share knowledge by giving workshops and presentations.

Twitter: @erwindeg

Presentation: Development

Track: Lightning Talks / Time: Tuesday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Beursfoyer

Surviving Crappy Internet / 10:20 - 10:35

Prerequisite attendee experience level: beginner

How does your app behave when a user suddenly goes offline? What happens when a package gets lost? Do you know?
Fact is, you don't have to live in some obscure African country to have less than perfect internet conditions. We all find ourselves offline sometimes. How does your app behave in these circumstances?
This short talk gives web and mobile developers the tools to test and build for less than perfect conditions.

by Anouk Ruhaak

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What Developers should Know about Design / 10:40 - 10:55

Prerequisite attendee experience level: beginner

Understanding design in our age is like being able to read in the Middle Ages, it gives you an advantage in communication. No matter how technically advanced your product is, design is what sells it. Unfortunately, not every project has a dedicated designer. Furthermore, to effectively implement graphical designs, it is necessary for a developer to understand why a design is the way it is. In this interview style discussion between a developer and a designer, we would like to discus a few concepts like proportions, composition and color that can help developers understand design and employ these in those moments when no designer is available. This talk gives the developer some practical insights into the world of design.

by Livia Rickli & Erwin de Gier