ZZP event

Op woensdag 11 oktober 2023 organiseren wij een event voor zelfstandige developers/architecten. Op het programma staan talks van Bert Jan Schrijver en Roy van Rijn (zie beschrijving onderaan de pagina). Wij zorgen tevens voor de hapjes en drankjes. Er zijn geen kosten aan verbonden. Het aantal plaatsen is echter beperkt. Laat ons daarom snel weten of je graag aanwezig wilt zijn, dan kijken wij of er nog een plek beschikbaar is. 



16:30   Walk in
17:30   Food
18:30   Talk 1 Bert Jan Schrijver
19:30   Break
19:45   Talk 2 Roy van Rijn
20:45   Drinks


Woensdag 11 oktober 2023


Werkspoorkathedraal, Studio N, Tractieweg 41, 3534 AP Utrecht 

Er is voldoende gratis parkeergelegenheid. 



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Talk 1 Bert Jan Schrijver

Generic or Specific? Making sensible software design decisions

In software design and software architecture, we often face the question: should we build this generic or specific?
Usually, this is not an easy question to answer. The answer depends on a lot of different factors, including future factors you may not be aware of – yet.
In this talk, I’ll share my experiences and thought process as a developer and software architect with choosing between generic and specific solutions. I’ll talk about generic vs specific design & architecture, both on a project level and organization level. We’ll look at sharing code/components between teams, inner source culture, monorepo’s, microservices, lifecycle management of generic components and strategic design as a tool to help decide. After this talk, you’ll have practical insights that can help you to choose between generic and specific solutions yourself.

About Bert Jan

Bert Jan is CTO at OpenValue and focuses on Java, software architecture, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Bert Jan is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rock Star speaker, Duke’s Choice Award winner and leads NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code. Bert Jan is easily reachable on X at @bjschrijver.

Talk 2 Roy van Rijn

The AI revolution: What software developers can expect”

In 2017, Google released a groundbreaking research paper titled “Attention is All You Need.” In this paper, they introduced the “transformer model.” Since then, this model architecture has produced astounding results, ranging from text-generating “Large Language Models” (LLMs), like GPT-3, to image-generating models like DALL-E 2. The pace of advancement seems to be ever-increasing, with the creation of AI chatbots like ChatGPT/Bing Chat that fascinate the world by generating images, even movies, music, and much more.

Now an A.I. war between OpenAI, Microsoft and Google is starting to unfold. What will this mean for humanity and more specifically for us software developers?

About Roy

Roy van Rijn is co-director at OpenValue Rotterdam and a Java Champion. He worked on numerous projects all over the Netherlands as developer, architect and agile coach. He’s a seasoned public speakers at conferences all around the world, CodeOne (Rockstar), Devoxx BE & UK & PL, GOTO, Joy of Coding, and local JUG events. You can read more at his blog (http://www.royvanrijn.com) or follow him on X (@royvanrijn).