Codecamp Festival

Meet the first superheroes that will rock the stage at Codecamp_Festival


We’ve got some new additions to our lineup for next year’s Codecamp_Festival. Who’s joining us?

James Coplien

programmer, professor, researcher and executive consultant with a career of over 45 years

Superpower: Super-agility

– Author of “Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development”, the most authoritative work on Agile foundations today;

– Scrum’s Daily Scrum came from the research behind that book.

James Lewis

Internationally recognised expert on software architecture and design and on its intersection with organisational design and lean product development. He has written articles, delivered trainings and spoken at more conferences than he can remember.

Superpower: Super-speed

– Defined the Microservices architectural style.

Sandro Mancuso

Software craftsman, author, and a renowned international speaker. During his 25 years in the industry he has worked for companies of all sizes and industries.

Superpower: Super-craftsmanship 

– Founder of the London Software Craftsmanship community, one of the largest and most active in the world

– Author of “The Software Craftsman”

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Mark Richards

Hands-on software architect, trainer, and published author focused on microservices and service based architectures. He has been in the industry since 1985. He authored numerous books on enterprise architecture, latest one being Architecture: The Hard Parts

Superpower: Super-teacher

– Founder of, a website that helps software developers in the move to becoming software architects.

Dylan Beattie

A true rock star, both in the software development world and in real life. He is a Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies.

Superpower: Super-rockstar

– The creator of the Rockstar programming language

Holly Cummins

Technical lead of IBM’s Bluemix Garage London, Oracle Java Champion, IBM Q Ambassador, and JavaOne Rock Star and co-author Manning’s Enterprise OSGi in Action.

Superpower: Super-innovation

– Innovation leader at IBM

Dave Farley

Thought leader in the field of continuous delivery, DevOps and software development in general. He is the co-author of the Jolt-award winning book Continuous Delivery and has been having fun with computers for over 30 years.

Superpower: Super-reactivity 

– One of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto

Kevlin Henney

Independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer, co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages.

Superpower: Super-writing 

– Editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know and co-editor of 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know.

Grace Jansen

Developer advocate at IBM, working with Open Liberty and Reactive Platform.

Superpower – Super-analogy

– Using her knowledge of biological systems to simplify complex software patterns and architectures.

Tariq King

Member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society and Chief Scientist at

Superpower: Super-tester

– The research and development of AI-driven testing

Diana Montalion

Founder of Mentrix, a consultancy providing enterprise architecture, technology strategy, team leadership and systems development.

Superpower: Super-architect

– Principal Systems Architect for the Wikimedia Foundation