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!
We are passionate about our work and organizing the Øredev conference is a thrill.
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.

Øredev Program committee

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!

Pär Sikö, Chairman of the program committee


Pär is a java developer, working primarily with Android but with a long and happy history that includes J2ME, Swing and JavaFX.
He's been working with Java since it's inception and tried everything from architecture and large enterprise systems to mobile devices. As a developer Pär is curious and thorough and knows the importance of pixels and colors.
Curious to learn new things, growing as a human being in the process, and happy to teach and inspire others about it. Thorough to ensure that the quality is on par with expectations and, perhaps most importantly, to really understand something makes it so much easier and fun to work with. Pixels and Colors have never been as important as it is today, everything is measured by it's looks, and Pär's focus on making beautiful applications is a deliberate strategy that has paid off numerous times.
Pär has been a busy speaker for the last couple of years, presenting on the international stage as well as on Swedish conferences. He was awarded with a 'JavaOne Rock Star' for his presentation in San Francisco 2011. For Pär, the key success factor in a presentation is mixing good content with a big portion of humor and he wishes that more people would dare to step away from boring bullet lists and do something new and creative when presenting.


Jakob Wolman

Jakob is an agile advocate and gamestorming facilitator, wishing to inspire others and to boost team productivity. He developed his passion for agile and collaboration games while working as a Java consultant, realizing that his team could be more successful if they just changed the way they worked and interacted. Since then Jakob has been supporting and leading teams with the aim to perform small miracles. He is a highly appreciated consultant with several successful teams and a few fast failures on his resumé. Jakob was responsible for agile content during last year's Øredev, and carries the same responsibility this year. He currently works as a team leader and occasional coder at Jayway. Jakob is a passionate long distance runner

who doesn’t believe in conventional running shoes.


MariaMaria Kedemo

I have worked within software development since 2000. My experience ranges from developer, test lead, tester and coach in different domains such as Telecom, Retail and Security. Today I am working as a coach and manager of Verisure Innovation AB Test department. As a tester I believe in the values of the context driven school of Software testing. As a person I value personal
improvement and helping others to improve.

It is with a mixture of horror and excitement that I have joined the Öredev program committee. It is the first time I am part of such a big event but I am really looking forward to the journey.


Martin Gunnarsson

My name is Martin Gunnarsson, and I work with mobile solutions at Axis Communications in Lund. My background is in Java, but the last few years I've spent most of my time working with Objective-C (Cocoa Touch) and JavaScript (SproutCore, jQuery). I've always been passionate about beautiful graphics and good user experience, so GUI coding is a perfect fit for me.

I love how fast things can turn around in the software industry. JavaScript, once a gimmick that no serious developers would touch with a ten-foot pole is now not only respected and widely used on the client side, but has also found its way over to the server side.

 I'm a very visual and practical person. A picture really does say more than a thousand words for me, and I always prefer to try things out instead of reading about them. I think a good balance between theory and practice is important when selecting speakers and presentations for conferences.

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

Klara WardKlara Ward

My name is Klara, and I've been in the business of developing JVMs and Java itself since 2002. I started working as a tester of the JRockit JVM and of JRockit Mission Control, and I now work in the Java group at Oracle, developing the Java Mission Control tools suite. I'll try to bring the perspectives both from inside the Java group, and from being a tester gone Java developer. Ask me about Java Mission Control or how to crochet a Duke or JDuchess mascot.

Magnus Hilding

Magnus Hilding is responsible for the SW strategy work in Sony Mobile, and has been instrumental in Sony Mobile's shift from a feature phone company to a smart phone company. Magnus has been key to driving the Sony Mobile SW division direction through work on product development strategies, business requirements, technology roadmaps, software development standards, UI frameworks, security solutions, web technologies and Social-Mobile integration. A native of Sweden, Magnus currently lives in Palo Alto and, among other things, directs Partner Engineering efforts with Silicon Valley companies like Google.  

title=Mattias Seversson

With a background in the hardware and embedded area, Mattias has shifted his focus to Java and the enterprise domain. He is a clean code proponent who appreciates Test Driven Development and Agile methodologies. Mattias has experience from many different environments, including everything between server solutions for multinational companies down to flashing LEDs by using small micro controllers. He is curious, open-minded and believes in continuous improvement on all levels.

title=Rikard Ottosson

My name is Rikard and I have been a software developer for many years. I have worked as a consultant for numerous companies and corporations, as well as having dabbled in the somewhat dark arts of ERP consultancy, which presented me with the opportunity to look closer at the organizations- how they operated, what processes were near optimum, and which ones were far from it.

I enjoy measurable results. Actually removing tedious manual processes, giving people better tools to work with, cutting costs, increasing revenue; all these things give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Maybe there is a bean-counter inside me wanting to break free.

After having dealt with anything from C/C++ to the likes of LotusScript and C/AL, I have found .NET and C# to be home for me, with structure,and  a relatively modest amount of boilerplate, but just enough fluff to make things cozy. In terms of architectural elements and structures I have no clear favourites, but of course I prefer robustness, availability and auditability over the alternatives, which makes certain principles stand out as superior.


title=Ola Karlsson

After spending the majority of the last decade on the big continent down under, Ola Karlsson is now back in Sweden, his chilly homeland in the north. Ola is a .Net consultant at Jayway focussing primarily on front end development in XAML and web development.

For a quite a while he trekked deep into Silverlight land, but over the last year or so, he returns to his first passion of "real" web development. "It is exciting to see the .Net web development community, slowly adopting and embracing things like Web standards, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 on a bigger scale!"

Ola is also a fan of UX. "It is long overdue that we move away from the mentality where developers create something, which is “good enough” and if things don't behave like the user expects them to, then its a "user error"! It is time that developers realize, that it is part of our job, to think about who the users of our products are and how the products we build will be used!

The user should not have to spend time trying to understand how something works, it should just well, work!"

While living in Australia he was much involved in the .Net and Silverlight community, "I love talking to people both about technology and other fun things. And I'm now excited to continue my community involvement here in Sweden and at Øredev!"

"See you at Øredev 2013!!"

Daniel Mellgaard Frost

Daniel is a software developer writing code since 1999, and maintaining running software just as long. He has experience with running 1:1, 1:many relationships with customers, partners and communities. Setting up events, larger conferences and such. Extensive experience with the breadth of the Microsoft .NET platform, and working at Microsoft in Copenhagen. Specialties: technology, perception, adoption, crossing the chasm, new ideas, networking, building communities, leading others, writing, planning. Getting things done!