ØREDEV was founded in 2005 by Jayway, a company comprised of and focused on specialists within IT. Øredev inherited this company's vision and philosophy.

Our Vision

Øredev has its origins and focus on the software development process, from programming to project management. We work to organize an event based on the concept of quality - for learning and networking - Sharing Knowledge.

Our Philosophy

Having fun!
Each year is unique, with new topics, new speakers, and new challenges. As such we have to constantly evolve and reinvent ourselves. This is both what makes our work fun for us and why we believe others having fun as a result of work is so important.

Code of conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants/speakers violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Øredev Program committee, complete list to be added soon!

The program committee has the very hard task, first defining the content of the program, the theme of the year and the keynotes.

It is important for us to find very motivated members who are driven in their job and strive to learn, just like you. It's the way we get a balanced program with subjects you are working with today, as well as the ones you will be using tomorrow.

Ok! Let's meet the program committee members!


EinarEinar Valgeirsson

I was born in Iceland and I was the chief tester for Icelands Volcanic Eruption Detection System until 2010…

No, No I wasn’t really.

Anyway, I like.. (in no particular order):
..neat solutions to big problems. There are plenty of both to be found in testing!
..finding the bug before you do!
..when the team finds so many issues during an exploratory session that they can barely keep track of them.
..automated test cases, big or small, unit or integration.
..really smart people changing the way I see things.

And I also like:
..playing (drums & guitar) and listening to music constantly (keep coming back to The Roots, Radiohead and Emmylou Harris)
..reading biographies and books on history
..The West Wing

And I REALLY like:
..looong weekend breakfasts with my wife and daughter.


Portrait Martin Rosén-LidholmMartin Rosén-Lidholm

Graduated master of science at the LTH nearby, and pursued mastery within software development with great passion at work, spare time, conferences, and various communities in the Öresund region for more than fifteen years. I promised myself to never give up something so fun and rewarding for a carrier as a manager, but here I am... I simply couldn't turn down the opportunity to lead the finest crew of developers and testers I've had the pleasure to work with. Since two years, I'm the head of development of MVNO at Telenor A/S.

My passion hasn't faded away, and I'm able to host community events at our location, so please come and visit! I still code some and participate in code reviews on a weekly basis, but my greatest efforts nowadays are within optimizing for customer and employer happiness with a toolbox filled with good stuff such as systems thinking, lean, lean startup, agile, kanban, continous delivery, and radical management.

I found the love of my life in class as a teenager, and now we're raising three boys together. I do my best to lure them into programming, math, and science and so far, so good :-)

The third pillar of my life is bicycles. I used to ride motorbikes, but these days my motto is - be the engine! I've got eight bikes, each with their specic purpose. The road bike is my main weapon of choice when it comes to racing, and 8:15 at Vätternrundan shall be shaved by 30 minutes this year!

These days, I hardly ever find the time to blog, but I tweet regularly @rosenlidholm.


Portrait Anton FagerbergAnton Fagerberg

While waiting for an owl to arrive with his Hogwarts invitation letter, Anton spends his days shuffling around large quantities of data. He has a special thing for functional programming languages, distributed systems and has a love–hate relationship with complex type systems.

When not making his myopia worse by staring on his computer screen, Anton likes to explore the vast world of food & drinks and grow big plants in his apartment. Other passions include watching movies and tv-series, especially cartoons (Adventure Time, Bob’s Burgers, Steven Universe), listen to podcasts (Sporkful, Greater Than Code, Beats Rye & Types) and groove to music (Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Sammus). Occasionally he will boot up a game to get lost in the land of Hyrule or lose sleep over a puzzle from The Witness. He has also been seen with a book in his hands (Haruki Murakami, Harry Potter, Tove Jansson).

His homepage is www.antonfagerberg.com and he really should update it more often.


Portrait Carl-Emil KjellstrandCarl-Emil Kjellstrand

My first real job was as a tester at Tactel and from there I moved on to work as a developer at Purple Scout. When the recess hit however, I was made redundant. By then I had a girlfriend who was a post grad from Kazakhstan and her dad was just about to come visit us. Since we had some money and free time we decided to get married and on our honeymoon I hooked up with my next job. I got in touch with Golden Gekko who had an opening for a Android developer. Great! UX and graphics, was my thought. I took for granted that the job was at their offices in Barcelona but it turned out to be in Phnom Penh. My wife and me lived there for a year. The language barrier and the differences in wages were hard to ignore so we split our time between the russian contingency and the expats.

Well back in Europe my wife got a position in Bath while I commuted to work in Dusseldorf. Now we’re ready for a house and children and decided to move back to Sweden and Jayway. You might say that their reputation preceded them, I've always considered Jayway as something like a local Google, and personally I'm looking forward to them directing themselves more towards providing full-scale solutions. Even if me and my wife have settled here for now, our travelling days certainly aren't over. And now I'm focusing on making Oredev great again!


EmyEmily Holweck

I am of mixed upbringing. My father was a sidetracker and my mother was a shape shifter. So, I am not of the kind of person who reads the instruction manual before. Easily bored, I am always in movement or trying to make things happen...perhaps that's why Øredev is so different and continues to evolve. My job consists of translating developers' needs and culture into an awesome event. For that reason I shamelessly tap into the brain of every developer I meet... and everyone else! I collect the good bits, add some leadership and organizational skills, sprinkle some cat power and glitter et voilà!
About my free time, I can't decide if I prefer the deepness of the big blue to the highness of the  mountains. I am quite often in-between destinations, far from the ground, below the sky but always reachable at emily.holweck@oredev.org
I hope you are ready for boarding on Øredev 2017!


Portrait of Sara BeskowSara Beskow

My name is Sara Beskow and I like to write and read code, mostly Java and javascript.

I believe in agile development and how important it is to have a well functioning team. I’m fascinated how hard is it with communication; in organizations, in teams, and between teams.

I like the ocean as well as the forest and moved to the north west of Skåne to combine the both. Here I would like to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking but have so far spent more time on renovation of the house and making apple juice.


Portrait of Robert HedgateRobert Hedgate

I consider myself to be a front-end developer (not web). In the beginning it was MFC then WPF and now UWP and iOS. I really like developing apps that users like to use and find easy to understand. I usually put my time in new features and quite often ”forget” about test and refactoring.

I like to get things done and really like the the programmers why of working where you can write code, see outcome and do-over. Many misstakes are even found by the compiler. My other hobbies which are raising my kids and fixing my house it is much harder to do a do-over, how I would like to have a complier in real life.

I currently work at Jayway and have been here since 2012. You can follow me on my blog https://blog.jayway.com/author/roberthedgate/ or on twitter @RobertHedgate.


Portrait Khalid with his sonKhalid Afridi

How and from where to start?

Let’s start from DOS (Disk Operating System) this was how my journey and passion for computers and technology started and  I was one of regular player of Dangerous Dave and Prince of Persia  games.

Here we go now I am an iOS Developer during all those years of struggling Learning and finishing my University I was able to go a head and Change the D (DOS) to i (iOS) and now I am working at jayway as iOS Developer.

As a programmer I like to have a few characteristics and the one I like that most programmers should have or try to adopt it, is the characteristic of a Reporter.
A Programmer must be like a good reporter when writing code, Code Should be clean and self commented in other words help other developer’s and your self not to go through your project for days to find out what does x means.

Some programming languages I have experience with are (Swift, Objective-C, Nodejs,PHP, HTML5, CSS and Javascript)

I love BBQ so when it’s summer I take my wife and children and we grill and enjoy the day.



Portrait of Anders JanmyrAnders Janmyr

Anders Janmyr is a developer since about twenty years. He loves writing code but, also talking and writing about it.

He has worked in many different domains, from databases and servers to mobile phones and robots, and has experience with small and large scale architectures. He has a wide experience of programming languages C, Smalltalk, Java, C#, Haskell, Lisp, Ruby and Javascript among others. The last years he has spent mainly with Ruby and Javascript.

He loves the combination of dynamic languages and test-driven development since it gives him a short feedback loop and peace of mind.

He blogs at http://anders.janmyr.com.
Twitter: @andersjanmyr


IvarIvar Grimstad

IvarI participate actively in the Java Community Process as a member of the Expert Groups for JSR 368 (JMS 2.1), JSR 371 (MVC 1.0), JSR 375 (Java EE Security API) and is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team.

I have been working with Java since the beginning and has over the years tried out everything from lightweight mobile applications to large scale enterprise applications. My experience covers all aspects of designing architectures based on a variety of technologies including standard Java EE as well as other frameworks such as Spring and a variety of open source products.

In my day job, as a Principal Consultant for Cybercom, I always focusing on quality and on using the right tools and technologies for the right task to optimize the software development process.

I am also frequently speaking at international developer conferences

Twitter: @ivar_grimstad
Blog: http://www.agilejava.eu/

Last spring I built a Bumblebee hotel in my garden: https://www.instagram.com/p/18SRRXPxeM/


JannikJannik Sundø

I entered the field of working with machines early on, repeatedly turning the volume knob of my parent’s stereo to max at the age of three. Later I was reading manuals, configuring the VCR, and fiddling with my Commodore 64. As a teenager I learned Pascal in school, built an overclocked computer, and gave Linux a go.

I work at Jayway as a Java web and Android developer. I have worked within several fields, such as web and mobile development, network engineering, system administration, and mainframe in the financial sector. I also take interest in devops, cloud configuration, and development tools.

Besides Denmark, I’ve lived in Japan, Austria, and England. I have several hobbies, such as backpacking, photography, making electronic music, and sports. My next plan is to build a touring bicycle and try it out this summer.