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GOTO Book Club

Get the inspiration you need to bring in new technologies or gain the extra evidence to support your software development plan. Learn from language creators and the world's leading experts in software development through key insights from their most recent books.

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Watch Past Talks

Watch past GOTO conference talks, interviews and more from the best minds in the software community over on our YouTube channel.

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Online Meetups

We hold events with our network of speakers year-round, both face-to-face (which we’ll resume once we’re able to gather in person again) and online. Join us for ’Meet the Speaker’ sessions, GOTO Nights, book clubs, trivia events and lots more!

Each event is designed for developers who want to stay up to date with the latest tools, technologies, processes and practices in the software industry. Attendees can expect casual and intimate atmospheres, giving folks a chance to genuinely participate and make connections.

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Nov. 4-6: Advanced Deployment Pipeline Techniques [ONLINE]

Trainer: Dave Farley

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Nov. 12-13: 2 days: CSPO – Certified Scrum Product Owner [ONLINE]

Trainer: Arne Åhlander

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Nov. 12-13: 2 days: Scrum Patterns Training [ONLINE]

Trainer: James Coplien

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Nov. 12-13: Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) [ONLINE]

Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

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June 4: Advanced Deployment Pipeline Techniques

This course explores effective models for deployment pipelines.

  • How the scope of your pipeline(s) impacts on team structure, and vice versa?
  • How do you optimize your deployment pipeline(s) to give fast feedback?
  • How do you protect this strategic “channel to production”?

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June 9-11: Certified Scrum@Scale® Practitioner

This 16-hour on-line course spanning 3 days is an in-depth presentation and exploration of the Scrum@Scale framework. This course teaches you how to safely and pragmatically scale Scrum across an entire enterprise. Download and read The Scrum At Scale Guide

Exclusive featuring The co-creator of Scrum and creator of Scrum@Scale, Dr. Jeff Sutherland will offer the participants a 30 min. Q&A Session.

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Sept. 15: Design thinking

Join Trine and Thomas for an introduction to the mindset that shapes user-centered, lovable digital applications that are easily adopted by end users. Get the 101 on the five core principles that support the methodology that Invokers apply to every innovative and action-oriented Design Thinking process:

  • Human-centered
  • Mindful of the process
  • Creative / Collaborative
  • Iterative
  • Familiarize yourself with the variety of Design Thinking formats, ranging from single exercises, small workshops, 5 days sprint to larger Design Thinking processes.

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June 22: Foundations of Tech Leadership

According to a CareerBuilder study, only 40% of new engineering leaders receive formal training when they become a boss for the first time. The rest are forced to get scrappy to quickly equip themselves with new skills, techniques and mindsets to effectively transition into their new roles.

This workshop was designed to fill this gap; providing tactical techniques and resources for both new and seasoned technical leaders — regardless of your title!!

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Sept. 15: AI as a service - the fast track to AI with serverless

Until recently, getting affective business results with AI and machine learning required a team of experts and a deep knowledge of the many statistical and neural network based approaches. Lately, we have seen rapid commoditization of AI and machine learning resulting in a growing range of cloud native AI services. Accessing the power of AI and machine learning is now just an API call away.

Focusing on the AWS cloud and JavaScript, this masterclass is based on Peter Elger's book "AI as a Service," published by Manning.

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June 26: Strategic Domain-Driven Design

This masterclass aims at giving you an in-depth overview of the strategic part of domain-driven design. Strategic domain-driven design is a powerful methodology for designing large systems in a decoupled and especially decentralized manner.

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Sept. 15: Code as a crime scene

In this masterclass you'll learn novel analysis techniques that support both technical and organizational decisions around your codebase. The techniques use data from the most underused informational source that we have in our industry: our version-control system. Combined with metaphors from forensic psychology, you'll learn to analyze version-control data to identify the code that’s most expensive to maintain amongst millions lines of code.

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Sept. 15: How to succeed with online retrospectives

Aino will share her experiences with distributed retrospectives; those that went well as well as those which did not go well. You'll come away with things to be aware of when preparing a distributed retrospective, how to organize it, how to prepare it and how to facilitate it during the retrospective in a virtual setting.

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Ethics & Security

On average, it takes a company 8 months to figure out it's been hacked. In a world where innovation and deployment is expected at an ever-increasing pace, security is often neglected. Security requires time, and this time is often not prioritized, imposing a challenge when new vulnerabilities are discovered and exposed every day.

As developers, how do we build inherently secure and maintainable code and infrastructure to protect our data and identities? How do we equip ourselves with tools to withstand intrusive and adversarial attacks and prepare for unforeseen security risks?

Save the world

Many smart gadgets are taking over analogue ones. They are consuming a lot of energy, polluting the environment and creating millions of tons of e-waste. Whether technology is destroying the world or helping mankind, is still an ongoing debate within our society. What if you use technology for the good like shown in 2018's keynote by Jaideep Bansal? Bringing energy and education to remote areas to save the villages and cultures. Let’s make these positives outweigh the negatives and save the world!

May 25-26: Architecture with Agility

Join Kevlin Henney to take a look at the relationship between agile processes and good architecture, taking in development process models, architectural styles, requirements techniques, sufficient modelling techniques, design patterns and testing practices.

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Almost SciFi

50 years ago, quantum computing was just a theory, almost SciFi. Today, quantum programming is getting close to becoming the new reality for software developers. The same can be said for virtual worlds and holograms. This topic will shine on some of the things the generations before us would have seen as Science Fiction.

How to build the right stuff


Software Architecture is as important as ever. Newer distributed architectures like event-driven, microservices and serverless are increasing in popularity and adoption but much of the world still runs smoothly because of solid application architectures. These cohesively coupled monoliths often solve problems in the simplest way and might be the right choice for some organizations. But it still critical for architects to understand how to take existing applications and migrate them to microservices or other service-based architectures.

Human Interaction

We live in a time where the hierarchical structure of teams with managers is moving to a new model of tribes with leaders. In the ideal version of this new landscape, the expertise of developers and specialists is recognized and everyone is involved in the decision-making process. How can we make this transition? How do we cope with our new roles? What works and what doesn’t?

Behind every online interaction is a real live person with their own unique background, perspectives, biases and context. To be successful we must embrace and nurture our relationships with other humans, whether they are a community member in an open source project, the founder of a startup or work for a huge corporation. How have our conversations changed in the past year? In the past five years? How will they change in the future?

Under the Hood

What are we doing or using day to day and how does it look like under the hood?

Running Systems in Production

If you build it, you run it - but which skills and tools do you actually need to run a system successfully in production?

Alternative User Interfaces

Developer Productivity

In the rapidly changing and evolving tech ecosystem, it is vital that you can add value, increase your development speed, and cut out as many of the cumbersome, boring and repetitive tasks as possible.

Between tailoring your own strict schedule, eliminating distractions and preserving your mental health, what other habits, methods and methodologies will help developer productivity? Agile, Scrum, Kanban? Is there a be-all end-all method to upping developer productivity? Fact is, we must continuously adapt to constant changes.

AI for Developers

In recent years, we've seen a huge increase in AI innovations prompted by vast amounts of data, the cloud, innovations in algorithms and more. There is still a stark contrast between the number of data scientists and the need for AI professionals. Therefore developers will have to implement AI technology in their professional and personal projects as it continues to permeate just about every industry. So how can developers begin to design AI applications that engage customers, optimize operations and transform products?

Where should you start? Get to know the different AI frameworks and APIs which will enable you to learn new skills and stay relevant in the work space.

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