Uwe Friedrichsen

CTO at codecentric AG


The astonishing value of speed
Friday 15:00 - 15:45
Lead time
Stress reduction

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Intraday lead times? Bringing a new idea out to your users in just a few hours? Irrelevant for you? Deployment once a week is sufficient? That is what many companies in Germany still think.

In this session we will discuss why this conception is wrong.

We will discuss how intraday lead times are basically inevitable even if you do not live in a highly dynamic market. We will see how you can save lots of money, become more flexible, how you can simplify your organization and processes, how you can reduce stress (!) and a lot more, just by going for intraday lead times.

Be prepared for some surprises and get ready for a speed boost.  

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Getting API Design right - Hands on
May 31, June 1 (14:30-18:00 CEST) -
API design
Functional design
API experience
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Everyone is talking about APIs, be it simple services or complete ecosystems that you want to expose via API. With all the tooling available, that is quite easy, is the first thought. But it is not.

The challenge of an API is not its implementation, but its design: What needs to go into the API, what do I leave out? How do I present it in a way that users find it good? What else do I need to take into account if I want my API to be a success?

In this workshop we will take a practical approach to the design of APIs using several case studies. We will intersperse short theory blocks that we try to put into practice, turning widespread bad practices into good ones.

This way, we will learn good functional API design step by step - aha-experiences included.


Uwe Friedrichsen travels the IT world for many years. As CTO of codecentric AG he is always in search of innovative ideas and concepts. His current focus areas are (distributed) system design, a bit of deep learning and the IT of (the day after) tomorrow. Often, you can find him on conferences sharing his ideas, or as author of articles, blog posts, tweets and more.