The product team of targit Austria attended this year’s WeAreDevelopers World Congress in Vienna. The main focus of this year was to offer knowledge and spread new ideas in the areas of blockchain, artifical inteligance, virtual reality and web development. It also was a great opportunity to network and talk to technicians and technical managers from Austria and many other countries since the audience was quite international.
In addition to the technical aspects of the conference there were also interesting talks about financial topics and the development in the banking industry. We visited several workshops and speeches in this area for example a discussion panel which was amongst others held by the CIO of UniCredit Austria Mrs. Tina Pogacic, the CTO of N26 Mr. Patrick Kua and the CTO of Spotcap Mr. Piyush Purang. One of the key topics of the discussion was the influence of new technologies like blockchain and new concepts like N26 is providing.
As mentioned before one of the big topics of the congress was blockchain technologies. The varity of speeches and workshops related to this topic were enormous ranging from business oriented speeches like “How to execute business processes on the blockchain” by Jan Mendling from the Vienna University of Economics and Business to in-depth technical workshops and speeches like “Sending Packets of Money with Interledger.js” by Stefan Thomas, CTO of Ripple who presented the current state-of-the-art frameworks for cryptocurrencies.
Additionally we developed process- and development models (DevOps, ChatOps, …) in the workshops which showed us new approaches and ideas for further increasing the quality and performance of our software products.