Uphill Conf – The boutique community conference

Learn about the latest trends in frontend web technologies in an inspiring, open environment. Meet and connect with our speakers and other like-minded, passionate developers.

Bern, Switzerland 2. & 3.May 2019

Inspiring talks

Catch up with the latest trends in frontend development and get inspired by our amazing talks. Uphill conference offers the right mix between current and upcoming technologies, always lending a peek into the future.

Greatest speakers

Uphill conference hosts world class speakers from famous companies like Netflix, Google and Microsoft. Our international speakers are experts in their fields and are also experienced speakers. Only the best is good enough for you.

Meet and connect

We believe having great talks is not enough. Meet our speakers in person and connect with other members of the community. We want to build communities and this is your chance to become a part!

Beautiful venue

Enjoy the cable car ride to the top of beautiful Mount Gurten where the conference takes place. The Gurten Pavillon is a modern glass building with an amazing view over the city of Bern and only a 5 min walk away from a great panorama of the Alps.

Workshops

Our workshops on the day before the conference (2.5.2019) offer a deep insight into the topics of the conference. Our international workshop organisers have a lot of experience and are great teachers.

Lounge

Our lounge area allows you to relax between the talks and meet our speakers face-to-face. Smaller events like fireside chats or ``ask me anything`` sessions will be hosted in this area as well.

Meet our passionate speakers and trainers

Get inspired by our passionate speakers and learn about the latest trends in frontend web technologies

Jay Phelps
This Dot Co-founder | prev. Netflix | RxJs Core Team

Reactive programming nut and compiler enthusiast. Jay is the Chief Software Architect at This Dot, where they provide support, training, mentoring, and software design. Previously a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Lover of all things open source, his contributions span numerous ecosystems. RxJS core team member and author of core-decorators, git-blame-someone-else, and co-author of redux-observable.

Jay Phelps
This Dot Co-founder | prev. Netflix | RxJs Core Team
Andre Staltz
Creator of @manyver_se. Open source freelancer

Andre Staltz is programmer specializing in functional and reactive programming for user interfaces, with 12 years of experience programming in C++, Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, Python, and other languages. Andre has built libraries and frameworks for JavaScript, such as Cycle.js and RxJS, and spoken at dozens of conferences around Europe.

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Andre Staltz
Creator of @manyver_se. Open source freelancer
Chaela Womack
Software Engineer at Netflix

Chaela is a native to Atlanta, GA and currently lives in California. She is a Software Engineer at Netflix and has a love for JavaScript and frontend development. Chaela enjoys learning new tech and building web applications.

Chaela Womack
Software Engineer at Netflix
Isa Silveira
Software Engineer iZettle

Isa is a software engineer working at iZettle. Throughout her career, she has worked with scientific research at COPPE, one of Brazil’s most prestigious research organizations, and nowadays works both on back and front end applications. Isa has worked on products from world class companies like the Stanford University, Planned Parenthood and Banco Votorantim.

Isa Silveira
Software Engineer iZettle
David Khourshid
Microsoft

David Khourshid is a Florida-based software engineer for Microsoft, a tech author, and speaker. Also a fervent open-source contributor, he is passionate about software modeling, innovative user interfaces, and cutting-edge front-end technologies. When not behind a computer keyboard, he’s behind a piano keyboard or traveling.

David Khourshid
Microsoft
Dominic Elm
Angular trainer | Thoughtram.io

Dominic is a graduate in computer science and is passionate about many web technologies including Angular, Firebase, and ReactiveX. He has always been enthusiastic about teaching. In fact, Dominic devoted his thesis on the topic of enterprise gamification making the the process of sharing and learning within companies fun and enjoyable for everyone. At the moment he's a Trainer at thoughtram providing Angular trainings worldwide.

Dominic Elm
Angular trainer | Thoughtram.io
Sean Larkin
Webpack Core Team | Program Manager Microsoft

Sean Larkin is a Program Manager at Microsoft working on Microsoft Edge, expert on Web Performance, and maintainer of webpack. Outside of work, he works with Fortune 500 companies helping them change their culture for Web Performance practices, Open Source, and embracing emerging technologies.

Sean Larkin
Webpack Core Team | Program Manager Microsoft
Raphael Ritter
Senior Consultant/ Partner @2BIT

I develop front ends ever since with various technologies. During the last 6 years I'm focused on web technologies, especially angular. Thereby coaching, developing and defining large scale front end architectures for customers or teaching at universities of applied sciences has become my exciting job. I'm very passionate about using latest tech to provide the best user experience possible.

Raphael Ritter
Senior Consultant/ Partner @2BIT
Gerard Sans
Developer Advocate @AWSCloud | GDE

Gerard is very excited about the future of the Web and JavaScript. Always happy Computer Science Engineer and humble Developer Advocate. He loves to share his learnings by giving talks, trainings and writing about cool technologies. He loves running AngularZone and GraphQL London, mentoring students and giving back to the community.

Gerard Sans
Developer Advocate @AWSCloud | GDE
Kwinten Pisman
Co-Founder Strongbrew, Freelance frontend architect

Kwinten is a frontend architect focussed on Angular with a reactive passion. He shares this passion this through blogposts and training sessions with the company he co-founded called Strongbrew.

strongbrew.io
Kwinten Pisman
Co-Founder Strongbrew, Freelance frontend architect
Andreas Keller
Freelance software engineer

Andreas Keller is a Swiss freelance software engineer with a big passion for React and React Native and has built numerous applications with these technologies since 2015. He runs awesomereact.com, a website highlighting the latest articles, videos and podcasts about React and related tech.

Andreas Keller
Freelance software engineer
Jonas Bandi
Enthusiastic Software Professional

Jonas Bandi is a freelance developer, consultant and trainer. His current passion lies in bringing modern frontend development to traditional enterprise projects.
Coming from a Java & .NET background he is now primarily working with JavaScript, Angular & React. Jonas is currently building the web-stack for a leading wholesale supply company in Switzerland.
In the past years he shared his knowledge in dozens of in-house workshops at companies all over Switzerland. Jonas is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Bern.

Jonas Bandi
Enthusiastic Software Professional
Anjana Vakil
Engineering Mapbox | Mozilla TechSpeaker

Anjana suffers from a debilitating case of curiosity, which led her from philosophy to English teaching to computational linguistics to software development. As Engineering Learning & Development Lead at Mapbox, she can usually be found in San Francisco; that is, when she's not speaking at events around the world, trying to share the joy of coding and advocate for a more diverse & accessible tech industry.

Anjana Vakil
Engineering Mapbox | Mozilla TechSpeaker

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