A Sneak Peak at the GOTO Chicago and GOTO Amsterdam 2020 Lineups

December 4, 2019

We’ve been busy gearing up for GOTO Chicago (April 27-May 1, 2020) and GOTO Amsterdam (June 8-11, 2020), and in exactly one week we’ll release their programs — both of them packed with pioneers and game-changing coders who shape our industry and radically improve the way we look at software.

To celebrate, we’re making a limited number of heavily discounted passes available for each conference with a special 48-hour flash sale on conference day tickets AND masterclass tickets. Note: these flash sales will be your only opportunity to register for masterclasses at a discounted price.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10am local time through Friday, Dec. 13 at 10am to grab your GOTO Chicago or GOTO Amsterdam tickets at the lowest price point available. Tickets are limited and may sell out before the each flash sale ends.

Add the GOTO Chicago program launch + flash sale to your calendar:


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First Speakers Revealed

While we’re keeping both programs under wraps until registration opens Dec. 11, we’re delighted to give you a sneak peak at three big names from each lineup.

Omoju Miller is a data scientist with over a decade of experience in computational intelligence. She has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. In the past, Omoju co-led the nonprofit investment in Computer Science Education for Google and served as a volunteer advisor to the Obama administration’s White House Presidential Innovation Fellows. She is considered one of the folks to watch as part of Bloomberg Beta’s Future Founders program. 

Richard Feldman is a programmer and an entrepreneur who loves to push the limits of browser-based programming. He is the author of Elm in Action and is a well-known member of the Elm community. Some say Elm runs through his veins. He’s also a front-end engineer at NoRedInk.

Lynn Langit is currently collaborating with the team at CSIRO Bioinformatics in Sydney, Australia to build scalable infrastructure for two genomic research tools: VariantSpark and GT-Scan2. Lynn also authors technical courseware for Lynda.com.

Kelvin Henley is author of two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series and editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. In the past Kelvin was a columnist for various magazines and web sites, a contributor to open-source software and a member of more committees than is probably healthy!

Trisha Gee is leader of the Sevilla Java User Group, a key member of the London Java Community and a Java Champion. She’s an expert in Java high-performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity and dabbles with open-source development. Trisha is a strong believer that we shouldn’t have to make the same mistakes again and again.

Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects and is responsible for having trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.