The target audience for GOTO conferences (http://gotocon.com) are software developers, IT architects and project managers. GOTO Aarhus is an annual event in Denmark which attracts more than 1300 participants and the first GOTO Copenhagen will be launched May, 2011.
The idea for GOTO (formerly known as JAOO) came about in the late 1990's as the management at Trifork was dissatisfied with the conferences that existed and wanted to create a forum that would give the development staff inspiration, energy and desire to learn coupled with the chance to network and simply to hang out with some of the "rock stars" of the IT community.
Now 14 years later, the concept has grown from a small software conference to some of the leading developer conferences in the world.
GOTO conferences are organized by Trifork A/S – a software development company situated in Aarhus, Denmark. We organize conferences all over the world under the motto: “For developers by developers”. Trifork's vision is to be known as the company that inspires and advises on the optimization of business critical IT systems and takes future IT technologies and put them to use for customers. Our conferences are vendor independent.
We organize GOTO conferences with a Program Committee that includes a number of respected industry experts who are defining technology today and pushing trends for the future. Meet the Members of the GOTO Program Committee 2010:
Frank Buschmann, Principal Architect at Siemens Corporate Technology
Aino Vonge Corry, GOTO and QCon Program Manager
Brian Goetz, Sr. Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems. Author of "Java Concurrency in Practice"
Lauren Cooney, Group Product Manager, Web Platform at Microsoft
Dan Ingalls, The principal architect of five generations of Smalltalk environment
Erik Doernenburg, Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks
Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, Loud-mouth on Object Design
Michael Nygard, Author of "Release It"
Gregor Hohpe, Cloud Computing expert, Google
Patrick Linskey, iPhone App Development and Java expert, 17th Street Software
Erik Meijer, Microsoft Research
Martin Nally, IBM Fellow and CTO Rational
Beat Schwegler, Western Europe Enterprise Lead, Microsoft
Dave Thomas, Bedarra Research Labs
Kresten Krab Thorup, Trifork CTO