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Alex Blasche holds a degree in Computer Science (BCS) and a Master in Information Technologies (M.I.T.). He has been part of Qt Development for over 15 years. When he joined Trolltech, he started as an embedded software developer using Qt 2. Later he contributed to Qtopia/Qt Extended and in 2008 became a technical lead for the design and development of those APIs. Following the announcement of Qt 5 he continued by porting the API’s to Qt 5 and is the maintainer for some of them. His focus of work for the last years has been on Qt Bluetooth, Qt SerialBus and Industrial Automation.
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Alex Leutgöb is CTO & Co-Founder of FELGO GmbH (previously called V-Play). Equipped with a business and technical background Alex specialized in mobile app development in 2008 when the first app store launched. Since then he published several apps for customers reaching from small companies to multinational enterprises. With a profound knowledge for the mobile platforms iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Symbian and MeeGo his apps were downloaded more than a million times. Because of this variety of platforms, he began to evaluate several possibilities for cross-platform development, which finally led to switching his focus on cross-platform mobile app creation with Qt and QML in 2011, when the Felgo framework was born.
Alex Rössler is a Machine Tool UI Consultant. Two years ago he started his company Machine Koder dedicated to creating beautiful and easy-to-use UIs for machine tools. He worked with Qt/C++ for more than a decade before starting to explore the possibilities of Qt/Python.Claudio Laddaga was born in Italy and has a M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering.
He has worked in different areas, spreading from Semiconductors to Industrial Automation, from his own IoT Start-Up to Medical Devices.
He has more than 7 years of experience on developing High-Safety Embedded Devices and HMIs for the industrial and medical industry.
Claudio works for LivaNova since 3 years and is currently responsible for the HW/SW Team, developing Heart-Lung Machines.
Alexandru is a software engineer at the Qt Company who was involved in a few different Qt areas. He helped maintain the Qt WebEngine module across all three desktop platforms, improved many parts of the Qt For Python project (build system overhaul, fixes for the QML and Python interop). Currently, he is working on getting Qt5/6 to build with CMake.
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After his PhD in the field of algorithmic game theory, Andreas joined CLAAS E-Systems in 2016. Since then, he has been working on embedded control units (ECUs) that help users to control big agriculture machines. His main focus lies on the base software for graphical ECUs, where Linux desktop technologies meet the shallows of embedded hardware.
Andreas Reischuck is the organizer of the C++ Usergroup Dresden in Germany and the Dresden Weekly hacking meetup. In his day job he acts as the CEO of the HicknHack Software GmbH. He advises customers about technology decisions and loves to solve the hard problems. Andreas teaches modern C++, clean code and Qt development to professionals and pupils. He spoke at various usergroups, national and international conferences about a wide variety of topics.
Andy Nichols is a software engineer at The Qt Company and has been working on the Qt framework for over a decade. He is currently the maintainer of the Qt Quick Scene Graph and has been focused on providing solutions optimized for embedded hardware. In the past, he has worked on the Qt Platform Abstraction, Qt Wayland (former maintainer), Qt Multimedia, Qt for Embedded Linux as well as Boot to Qt, and more recently Qt 3D and Qt 3D Studio.
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Becky Worledge has been working in the Qt Professional Services team since 2011. Initially based in Oulu, Finland, she relocated to Santa Clara California in 2015. For the last year she has been working in a UI team that included several designers. This meant recreating a lot of amazing designs directly in the Qt parts, so when she heard about QtLottie, well, she was intrigued.
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Bo has been a part of the Qt community since 1997. He has the kind of deep knowledge that only comes from many years of Qt coding. These days he runs Viking Software, one of the Qt based service companies. He is known to give talks at World Summit which are both enlightening and entertaining.
Senior software engineer at KDAB, Bogdan Vatra has been using Qt since 2002 and is the author of the Qt for Android port. He is a regular contributor to Qt and currently the maintainer of the Qt Android platform and QtCreator Android plugin.
Bram is a senior software developer at Luxoft Automotive where he leads and maintains the reference UI of Qt Automotive Suite. He holds a Master's degree in Automotive Software Engineering. Bram has been working on HMI and UI for more than 9 years in various fields, including industrial automation and automotive industry. He has been developing with Qt for several years in some automotive projects with OEMs and some research projects. He also wrote a publication about the development of a framework written with Qt for dynamic 3D user interface in vehicle.
Burkhard has been working with Qt ever since version 1.44 back in 1999. He has developed quite a few embedded and desktop applications with Qt and QML. His major products include driver terminals for forage and sugar beet harvesters, infotainment systems for US and European car OEMs, an in-flight entertainment system and a display computer for e-bikes. He has worked as an evangelist for Nokia's Qt team and has convinced well-known companies from the automotive, STB/TV and home appliance industry to use Qt. He was the first to give QML trainings back in early 2010, when QML was still far away from an alpha release. The business connections from his Nokia times made it easy for Burkhard to quit his permanent job six years ago and to start working as an independent consultant. He offers professional services for developing embedded systems - preferably with a QML GUI and Qt/C++ middleware. Burkhard worked and lived in India, England and Norway and moved back to his native country, Germany, a couple of years ago. In his spare time, he is hiking, biking and skiing through the Bavarian Alpes.
Christian Feldbacher is CEO & Co-Founder of FELGO GmbH (previously called V-Play), a technology company specialized on Qt tool development and Qt development services. He has more than 15 years’ experience in software development with a strong focus on game and mobile app development. After 15 years C++ and 10 years Qt C++ development, Christian was overwhelmed by Qt Quick and the combination of performance and code efficiency. His passion for games and experience in Qt, game, and mobile platform development led to the creation of V-Play Engine, which was publicly launched in January 2013. Besides working on Felgo, Christian joins game jams and teaches university students how to develop with Qt. Previous Presentation Experience: Christian gave 7 talks about cross-platform app development with Qt at Qt World Summit 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. He presented a lightning talk at 2013’s Qt Developer Days in Berlin, where he won the “Most Innovative Talk” award. Christian has started to work as a tutor for programming and mathematics during his Bachelors and Master’s degree and presented complex topics on a weekly regular basis. After finishing the Mobile Computing Master program, he started to work as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, teaching Bachelor and Master students cross-platform development with Qt. Besides presentations for students as a teacher, he often speaks on big public events. Examples are Global Game Jam Austria, Knowledge Night about Cross-Platform Development or Game Stage in Ars Electronica Center. As Co-Founder of V-Play, he also presents V-Play on conferences and Startup competitions on a regular basis, like at Game Developers Conference in Cologne or a talk at Microsoft Headquarter in Austria about cross-platform development with Qt.
Senior Software Developer at KDAB, Christoph has been developing with C++ for over 15 years, and Qt for the last 7. A contributor to Gammaray, KDAB's in-depth Qt-Analysis-Tool, Christoph specializes in performance optimization for embedded systems - from Industrial Automation to Automotive In-Car Entertainment Systems - and has consulted large software teams on Qt/QML. He has published on Human-Computer-Interaction, Distributed Systems, and IT-Security and was awarded an M.Sc. in IT-Systems Engineering with distinction.
Software developer and problem solver. Currently working as Qt/C++ consultant in sunny Barcelona after spending many years in (the less sunny) London where he worked for some of the top game companies like Nintendo, SEGA and King, but also as an indie game developer releasing few games on his own. Before that he got an MSc in Computer Science back in Naples, his hometown. That's when he started to use Qt in his coding projects. Occasionally contributes to Qt Creator development and writes about Qt development on his blog.
Being a developer since 2005, Denis experienced in Qt since its version 3. Nowadays he is a certified Qt/QML/C++ specialist who works as a Qt/QML consultant for Viking Software on projects of different scopes and contexts - from embedded geographic information systems to web communications and development tools for European Space Agency.
Dmitriy Purgin is a software developer at sequality software engineering. He has been developing with Qt for over 10 years, starting with pet projects in Qt 3, moving forward to banking applications and ATM systems with Qt 4 and Qt 5, ending up building HMIs for embedded systems with focus on Qt 5 and QML. He was also a full stack developer for 5 years, as well as a part time research contractor at a university for 2 years at the same time. Originally from Kazakhstan and having roots in both Russia and the Ukraine, he now lives in a picturesque place at the Softwarepark Hagenberg in Upper Austria.
Cristián has been a Python enthusiast for more than 10 years, and due to his academic background, he has been using it in different topics like Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Data Science, and Astrophysics. Currently, he is a Software Engineer at The Qt Company working on the Qt for Python project.
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Ekke is Qt Champion 2016 and works as an Independent Software architect in the domain of business applications (ERP). He has over 40 years of experience in the domain. He likes to develop high-quality mobile apps for customers around the world. Ekke is a well-known speaker at national and international developer conferences, he writes articles and blogs at http://ekkes-corner.org. On Twitter he is @ekkescorner. Find more info on native mobile app development at http://appbus.org, which also has a special blog series about x-platform Qt development http://j.mp/qt-x. On Github (https://github.com/ekke) you'll find many Open Source Projects using QtQuickControls2. Ekke lives in the south of Germany and in his spare time he likes to go backpacking to the Greek Islands.
Florian Bruhin ("The Compiler") is a long-time contributor and maintainer of both the pytest framework and the pytest-qt plugin. He is a user of PyQt since 2013 with his qutebrowser project, a keyboard-focused web browser based on Python and QtWebEngine. In 2015, he discovered pytest - since then, he has given talks and conducted workshops about pytest at various conferences and companies.
Frank Meerkoetter is the Development Lead for basysKom GmbH, where he is consulting customers on industrial and embedded applications, often in combination with Qt. He is responsible for the technical consulting, system- and software-architecture within basysKom. He is the maintainer of Qt OPC UA and a contributor to the Qt project. He has a strong background in Embedded Linux, systems programming, distributed systems and application development. He holds a Master of Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt.
Senior Software Engineer at KDAB, Giuseppe is a long-time contributor to Qt, having used Qt and C++ since 2000, and is an Approver in the Qt Project. His contributions in Qt range from containers and regular expressions to GUI, Widgets and OpenGL. A free software passionate and UNIX specialist, before joining KDAB, he organized conferences on opensource around Italy. He holds a BSc in Computer Science.
Günter Schwann, Viking Software Günter is working with Qt for many 20 years. He worked on many different Qt and QML based projects of all different kinds. Desktop, mobile, embedded, OSS world top corporations and small startups. With every new project, there are new lessons to learn and new knowledge to share. Since several years he works as Qt/QML consultant for Viking Software.
Jaeyoon Jung is a software engineer at LG Electronics and leading webOS graphics and build system. He has worked 17 years for LG and involved many research and productization projects. From those projects Jaeyoon has gained expertise in various area for the embedded Linux system, such as kernel, system libraries, graphics, networking and also applications running at the top. He has contributed to webOS for the last 7 years and currently is the maintainer of webOS graphics compositor Luna Surface Manager.
Jeremias Bosch is a Senior Developing Technical Project Manager for basysKom GmbH, where he is consulting customers on embedded HMI applications. He is responsible for the system/software-architecture and the development within customer projects as well as the project management. He has over 11 years of experience in developing HMIs. Since 2011 he has supported basysKom customers in delivering multiple large and medium scale QtQuick applications in industries such as Automotive and Aerospace. He holds a Diploma of Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Isny.
Johannes Lochmann has a broad background including geosciences, pharmacological research, data collection, and analytics.
Currently, he is leading software development at TopControl, a leading provider of industrial automation systems for handling, storing, weighing and packaging of products in the agri-food sector.
His first contact with C++ and Qt was established at the end of the nineties and this combination has had a stable place in his toolbox ever since.
Kevin has actively developed with Qt/C++ since 2006 and has a special interest in tooling and profiling. He’s an active contributor to KDAB’s GammaRay analyzer (a high-level Qt application debugger) and has a strong emphasis on state machine tooling. He is co-maintainer of the KDevelop IDE, a powerful C/C++ development environment backed by Clang, and is pushing for cross-platform success inside KDE. Kevin holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science.
Senior Software Engineer at KDAB, Kevin is also a contributor to Qt and KDE. As a Senior Qt Trainer at KDAB he has experiences with a lot of different use cases of Qt across industries and explores technologies and techniques around Qt beyond the confines of specific project scopes. Kevin holds a BSc in Software Engineering.
Koen graduated in Mathematical Engineering in 2008 and went on to complete a PhD in 2012 titled “Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Moderate Dimensions: Chebyshev Lattices, Numerical Integration and Particle Filters” as a member of the KULeuven research group for numerical integration and scientific software. During three years at Nikon Metrology NV, he worked on software for coordinate measuring machines and laser scanners. After that, he joined the R&D department at Vandewiele NV, a leading manufacturer of textile machines. He is currently developing Qt applications with a focus on performance, usability, new technologies and cloud integration.
Laszlo is a senior software engineer at The Qt Company in Oslo, Norway. He is the maintainer of Qt's OpenGL support, the Embedded Linux platform plugins, and has recently worked on the Qt 3D Studio runtime as well. He is currently occupied with enabling Qt on Vulkan, Metal, and other graphics APIs, thus ensuring "Qt Everywhere" stays true in the future too.
Marc Mutz is a Senior Software Engineer with KDAB and author of the “Effective Qt” series of articles. He originated KDAB’s “In-depth Multithreading With Qt”, C++11 and C++17 courses, and runs “-Wmarc”, a blog about Qt, C++ and Boost. The second-most prolific contributor to QtBase and former maintainer of the QtWidgets module, he has actively used the framework for more than a decade, first as a KDE contributor, and then on the job. His most recent contribution to Qt is QStringView, a revolutionary abstraction of string data from containers. Marc is a sought-after speaker at conferences on Qt and C++ topics and holds an MSc in Theoretical Physics.
Founder, innovator, and inveterate inventor Mate Rimac started out in 2007 at the age of 19 in a borrowed garage. In 2009 Rimac Automobili was born and in 2011 the Rimac Concept_One became the world’s first true electric supercar. With the 2018 launch of the C_Two from a dedicated, skilled, and passionate team in Croatia, Mate looks set to join the pantheon of entrepreneurial businessmen that make their dreams reality and prove that limits are reserved for others. Today, Rimac is recognized as a trusted partner by many global OEMs, trickling-down the hypercar technology to many applications. After two venture capital raising rounds, concluded in June 2018 with a strategic partnership with Porsche AG, Mate remains the majority shareholder of both Rimac and its subsidiary company Greyp Bikes.
Matthew Hungerford is the UX Team Lead for Embedded Software at ChargePoint. He is a Linux enthusiast, developing with Linux at companies such as Skype, Microsoft and now ChargePoint. He is a maker and tech enthusiast who writes games (primarily for his kids), hacks on Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, and created ChargePoint's EV Maker Faire boot
Milian Wolff has a long history of creating tools for C++ developers. He's the main author of Massif-Visualizer, heaptrack, hotspot and ctf2ctf tools now used widely to improve C++ applications performance. He's a Senior Software Engineer at KDAB where he enjoys solving hard performance problems and teaching developers about debugging and profiling tools. Milian has a Masters Degree in Physics which explains his a scientific approach to performance measurements.
After bailing out of his Ph.D thesis, Morten has worked as a software engineer in multiple fields and disciplines and currently he is one of the Qt experts at Viking Software. Previously Morten has programmed machines for the food industry, user interfaces for cell phones at Nokia, chat systems at Atlassian and agricultural machines at Leica. He has been freelancer selling Qt services and prototype implementation for as well industrial research as startups in the biochemical industry. With 13 years of work in a variety of businesses and technologies, having Qt as a common thread, Morten considers experience the new black.
Morten Johan Sørvig works at the Qt Company Oslo as Senior Software Engineer and is the Qt for macOS maintainer. He has been working on Qt for more than 14 years after starting as a software engineer at Trolltech in 2004. In addition to his maintainer role Morten has also contributed to Qt’s high-DPI support and Qt for WebAssembly port.
Nathalie Nahai is an international speaker and author of the best-selling book, Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion (Pearson), now translated in 7 languages. Her work explores the intersection between persuasive technology, ethics, and the psychology of online behaviour.
From psychologically optimising the customer experience to creating engaging content and building reputational resilience, Nathalie’s work explores how brands can apply the latest insights from the worlds of psychology, neuroscience and behavioural economics to succeed online.
Senior Software Engineer and team lead at KDAB, Nicolas has actively developed with Qt since 2001 and is a founding member of Qtfr, the French Qt community site. He has worked on multiple Qt widgets or QML projects, with a particular emphasis on API design and software architecture. He has held Qt training classes for companies such as Michelin, Ford and ST-Ericsson. Nicolas holds an MSc in Computer Science.
Olivier Goffart started working with Qt 20 years ago with his involvement in KDE. He was then hired by Trolltech to work on Qt in 2007 and has been working on various areas of Qt including the itemview framework, the widget stylesheets, QtScript, the QObject internals and threading primitives. He is now the co-founder of Woboq, a company based in Berlin focusing on Qt.
Pascal Seifert studied design at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences from 2002 to 2007. He has been working in the automotive-design visualization and virtual-reality domain for the last 10 years, and he has developed a variety of qualities and skills in the whole virtual-product lifecycle process. He possesses expert knowledge in database, handling file conversion and data preparation, and he presents the results in design or immersive engineering environments. Currently, he is a caretaker for Autodesk, Inc., automotive customers around the globe, using his modeling and visualization experience to help the digital design phase.
Peter has worked for more than 10 years on and with Qt; he was maintainer of the QtNetwork subsystem, and now shifted his interest more towards graphics. Peter has experience with Qt in large-scale automotive projects and is the managing director of Edelhirsch Software GmbH located in Munich, Germany.
Romain Pokrzywka is the architect for Bluescape's native application, a.k.a. "The Wall". He has been developing with Qt for over 15 years on projects spanning desktop, embedded and mobile platforms. He's a QWS regular, having given several talks at past Qt conferences. He’s also a long term contributor to the Qt Project. He has a passion for innovative user interfaces and elegant software architectures to create unique user experiences. A native from France and former Silicon Valley resident, he now lives in Austin, in the heart of Texas.
Sharon Woods is a Senior Software Engineer in the Qt Company’s Professional Services who discovered the possibilities of Shiboken while working on Qt for Python projects for customers. She is based out of the Boston, MA office and has been developing applications for research and commercial customers for 20 years.
Thomas Hartmann has a degree in computer science from RWTH-Aachen and more than 10 years of experience with the Qt framework. He has vast experience working as a Software Engineer in system programming, application development and providing consultancy services to customers like Parker and Ulstein. As the maintainer of the Qt Quick Designer, he is actively participating in the Open Source community of Qt. Currently, Thomas is the lead developer of the Qt Design Studio.
Thomas is the product manager for Web Applications on Chrome, overseeing Chrome's efforts to empower applications on the web. He is a strong believer in the open web and works to empower any content to run in the browser. Through new technologies like WebAssembly, advanced capabilities, and Progressive Web Apps he hopes to empower web apps to be as powerful and useful as their native counterparts.
Torsten Wylegala was born in 1990 and is a research assistant at the division for automotive computer science (faculty for automotive engineering) at the Ostfalia University of Applied Science (UAS) in Wolfsburg, Germany. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Automotive Computer Science (Ostfalia UAS, 2011-2014) and a Master of Science degree in Computer and Communications Systems Engineering (TU Braunschweig, 2014-2016). Prior to his current position, he worked for the tarent solutions GmbH (Bonn) as a software engineer and for the Volkswagen AG (Wolfsburg) as an engineer for electronic control unit prototypes (hard- and software). His educational work focuses on teaching programming skills (C/C++) from beginners to advanced levels and support of student-based research in the field of electronic- and software systems for automotive applications. Furthermore, he is the faculty adviser for the student project “e.Wolf” (https://ewolf.ostfalia.de/) which aims to develop a fully autonomous model car (scale 1:10) and compete in the annual “Carolo-Cup” (https://wiki.ifr.ing.tu-bs.de/carolocup/en). His research topics include advanced driver-assistance systems, virtual simulation for driver-assistance systems, electrical engineering for control unit prototypes and state of the art HMI systems for automotive applications like assisted driving. He is deeply committed to use as much open source software and hardware as possible in educational, professional and personal projects. His technological toolchain includes tools like GNU/Linux, KiCad, Inkscape and Qt when it comes to graphical user interfaces. In his free time, he likes to combine hard- and software development in various personal projects. As a compensation for his computer based work, he likes mechanical engineering, travelling, doing water sports and handcrafts like furniture design.
Ulf Hermann has a degree in computer science from the Humboldt University in Berlin and has been working at the Qt Company since 2013. He has mostly focused on the tooling integration between QML and Qt Creator, but also worked on Qt SCXML and wrote profiling tools for Qt Creator. Since 2019 he is the maintainer for Qt QML.
Igor Ljubuncic is a physicist by vocation and a Linux geek by profession. He works as a developer advocate at Canonical, and comes with many years of experience in the industry, including medical, high-performance computing, data center, cloud, and hosting fields. To date, Igor’s portfolio includes 15 patents, 16 books, several open-source projects, numerous articles published in leading journals and magazines, and presentations at prestigious international conferences like LinuxCon, CloudOpen, OpenStack days, IEEE events, and others. In his free time, Igorwrites car reviews, fantasy novels and manages his award-winning blog.
Chief Technology Officer of Caliatys - Subsidiary of Air Liquide
Responsible for Digital and Embedded application development for IoT and eHealth.
QT enthusiast since beginning, he introduced Qt for mobile applications as an efficient alternative to native developments.
With his team, they work to integrate industrial protocols and major cloud connectivity (eg. H2 Station finder).
Fan of innovation, he works to introduce actor paradigm in Qt as new way to develop multithreaded applications with less pains.
In parallel of Air Liquide, he manages R&D partnership with L'Oréal Research&Innovation for augmented beauty applications.
Przemyslaw Nogaj is a Technical Project Lead at Siili Solutions. He spent last decade on developing Qt based applications for desktop, mobile and embedded platforms for multiple industries like e.g. telecommunication, maritime, automotive, IoT. He always puts end user at first place, constantly looking for ways to improve user experience, look and feel and intuitiveness of applications he is developing. For the last year he explores Qt usage on low end devices trying to squeeze all the power out of different MCUs.
Roman Leykin is the product manager responsible for the HMI Cross-platform Application Toolchain framework for HMI development which is built using Qt framework and currently used for large European OEM automotive projects. Roman Leykin holds a master degree in mathematics and computer science from Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russia).