Christian Zacharias Senior Engineering Manager @shopify

Christian started his career as a developer working for a startup called Spreadshirt which was specialized in t-shirt mass customization. After a period of freelancing and software consulting he moved to Berlin and become the CTO of Tirendo, an online shop for tires on scale. After several CTO positions and acquisition he is now working for Shopify on the Product-Sourcing and provide merchants products they can sell. There Christians mission is to find the right people to build great teams and design a service-oriented, scalable and maintainable platform for our customers. Christian enjoys t-shirts, van-life and boat-live. He likes to travel and taking pictures of everything.

What it takes to become a great developer!

Over the last years in my job as CTO for various companies I talked and met a lot of developers. Often these developers were good ones but only a few of them were actually really great. The talk will explore the fact that becoming a great developer is possible for everyone by learning some specific skills and behaviors. You will see that being a great developer has nothing to do with expertise or technology (language, framework, stack ..) more with how you work and communicate.

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Full-day workshops take place on 28th Aug. and require a separate ticket.

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