This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Day 1: Explore (Nov. 20)

Hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Day 2: Align (Nov. 21)

This one-day event brings together team leaders from local agencies and enterprises to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

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Day 1

Explore

Day 1 Speakers

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    Sahil Dua

    Software Developer

    Booking.com

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    Sahil Dua

    Software Developer

    Booking.com

    About

    An avid open source contributor, Sahil is a core contributor and open source community leader for DuckDuckGo. In addition to that, he contributes to various other open source projects by organizations like GitHub, Google, Mozilla, etc. He loves talking about his adventures in open source and technology in general. He can be found proudly talking about how he learnt new programming languages by contributing to open source projects.

    Talk - TBC

    Day 1, 7:40pm

  • headshot of Norbert de Langen

    Norbert de Langen

    Senior Consultant

    Xebia

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    Norbert de Langen

    Senior Consultant

    Xebia

    About

    Norbert de Langen works as a Senior Consultant at Xebia, specialised in web technology and front-end software architecture. He maintains the open-source project Storybook as a developer but also as lead to keep the project going strong by connecting people and onboarding new contributors.

    Talk - Growing an open-source community

    Day 1, 8:30pm

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    Wafa Al-Attas

    Community Manager

    Open Embassy

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    Wafa Al-Attas

    Community Manager

    Open Embassy

    About

    Wafa Al-Attas joined the team of OpenEmbassy in the beginning of this year as a community manager in order to support and help our community to grow and offer solutions in networking the newcomers with the society. She moved to The Netherlands 2 years prior to living in Yemen and Beirut where she worked as head of community center for Iraqies and Syrians to help them to find their way in their new live in Lebanon. Back to Yemen in Aden, she managed her own business in computer hardware and software field as an entrepreneur and have been established a cultural center as a social initiative project in order to support youth to develop their talent and support their hobbies.

    Talk - How OpenEmbassy uses GitHub to assist status-holders

    Day 1, 8:00pm

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    Dirkjan Bussink

    Engineering Manager

    GitHub

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    Dirkjan Bussink

    Engineering Manager

    GitHub

    About

    Dirkjan Bussink is the Engineering Manager for GitHub Enterprise. He has a background mostly in Ruby and systems development and likes debugging complex problems for fun.

    Talk - Closed to Open

    Day 1, 9:10pm

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    Maartje Kruijt

    Educational Director

    Hack Your Future

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    Maartje Kruijt

    Educational Director

    Hack Your Future

    About

    Maartje is the Educational Director at HackYourFuture, a non-profit volunteer based coding school that teaches full-stack web development to newcomers. She works together with all volunteers to make sure what is taught at HackYouFuture reflects what is needed in the industry. Everything taught at HackYourFuture is open source. She is always up for nice talks about- programming, education, problem solving, learning how to learn, communities, stimulating people to take ownership and good learning and teaching practices.

    Talk - Hacking the refugee crisis

    Day 1, 8:50pm

Day 2

Align

Day 2 Speakers

  • headshot of Jerry Caupain

    Jerry Caupain

    IT Architect

    KPN

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    Jerry Caupain

    IT Architect

    KPN

    About

    Jerry works as an IT architect on the architecture team and is currently involved with IT Ops automation projects. Jerry's background includes various SysAdmin roles within KPN from managing Linux and Unix systems (various flavours) and Java-based middleware to storage management software. After that, he worked as a Consultant / Solutions Architect within the datacenter services department. In his current role, Jerry is mainly focused on guiding the DevOps/software transition (Infrastructure as Code) within KPN

    Talk - Customer Panel

    Day 2, 11:05am

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    Brent Beer

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Brent Beer

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Brent Beer has used Git and GitHub for over 5 years through university classes, contributions to open source projects, professionally as a web developer, and as a trainer for GitHub. Brent is also a published author for an O'Reilly book titled, "Introducing GitHub". He now works as a solutions engineer for GitHub in Amsterdam to help bring Git and GitHub to developers across the world.

    Talk - How GitHub does DevOps

    Day 2, 12:00pm

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    Bastiaan Terhorst

    CTO

    WeTransfer

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    Bastiaan Terhorst

    CTO

    WeTransfer

    About

    Bastiaan Terhorst is WeTransfer's CTO. Bastiaan joined the company in 2015, helping more than 40 million people every month to share their ideas. He has a background in both design and engineering. Before joining WeTransfer, Bastiaan co-founded design agency Perceptor and the social art marketplace Patty Morgan. He is passionate about user experience, technical leadership and building great teams. Bastiaan is an avid rock climber and believes anything is better when done outside.

    Talk - Customer Panel

    Day 2, 11:05am

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    Sander Nieuwenhuizen

    Co-founder

    The Main Ingredient

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    Sander Nieuwenhuizen

    Co-founder

    The Main Ingredient

    About

    Sander is co-founder of startup studio The Main Ingredient where he co-founds and invests in startups such as Ligo and Returnista and supports corporate ventures for companies like ABN AMRO and Vivat with Tikkie as one of those examples. With his roots in software development and his business sense he doesn't just give advice but really get his hands dirty to build every part of the business. From software, getting your team in shape, business modeling, to setting up sales funnels, Sander is your guy. He just gets stuff done

    Talk - Customer Panel

    Day 2, 11:05am

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    Erik Ammerlaan

    Software Engineer

    Exact

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    Erik Ammerlaan

    Software Engineer

    Exact

    About

    Erik Ammerlaan is a software engineer at Exact, a company that develops cloud business software for small and medium enterprises. After working as a full-stack engineer in a team that researched microservices architecture, he's worked on Exact's platform for continuous delivery and assisted other teams in making the transition to new development workflows, where GitHub Enterprise plays a major part. Besides continuous delivery, Erik likes to work on software architecture and he has a passion for clean code. Before working at Exact, Erik studied Computer Science at Delft University of Technology, where he graduated cum laude in 2014.

    Talk - Why Exact adopted GitHub Enterprise

    Day 2, 10:15am

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    Bas Peters

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Bas Peters

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Bas Peters is a Solutions Engineer at GitHub where he helps customers to be successful with Git and GitHub.

    Talk - GitHub Product Update

    Day 2, 9:45am

Schedule

Mon

November 20

6:30pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

7:30pm

Welcome

Welcome

7:40pm

TBC

Sahil Dua, Booking.com

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Sahil Dua

Software Developer

Booking.com

TBC

8:00pm

How OpenEmbassy uses GitHub to assist status-holders

Wafa Al-Attas, Open Embassy

Wafa will talk about OpenEmbassy and they're current work with status holders through GitHub

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Wafa Al-Attas

Community Manager

Open Embassy

How OpenEmbassy uses GitHub to assist status-holders

Wafa will talk about OpenEmbassy and they're current work with status holders through GitHub

8:30pm

Growing an open-source community

Norbert de Langen, Xebia

Maintaining open-source can be a lot of work, so make sure you’re not alone by growing a community. I’ll share some tips on what we’ve done to grow Storybook’s community and group of maintainers.

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Norbert de Langen

Senior Consultant

Xebia

Growing an open-source community

Maintaining open-source can be a lot of work, so make sure you’re not alone by growing a community. I’ll share some tips on what we’ve done to grow Storybook’s community and group of maintainers.

8:50pm

Hacking the refugee crisis

Maartje Kruijt, Hack Your Future

TBC

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Maartje Kruijt

Educational Director

Hack Your Future

Hacking the refugee crisis

TBC

9:10pm

Closed to Open

Dirkjan Bussink, GitHub

TBC

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Dirkjan Bussink

Engineering Manager

GitHub

Closed to Open

TBC

9:30pm

Networking

Networking

11:00pm

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Tues

November 21

8:30am

Doors Open

Doors Open

9:30am

Welcome

Welcome

9:45am

GitHub Product Update

Bas Peters, GitHub

Learn about where GitHub is heading

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Bas Peters

Solutions Engineer

GitHub

GitHub Product Update

Learn about where GitHub is heading

10:15am

Why Exact adopted GitHub Enterprise

Erik Ammerlaan, Exact

Exact recently adopted GitHub Enterprise as a means to break down silos between teams and to adopt an InnerSource culture to promote code re-use and shared ownership. In this session you will learn from the journey that Exact took to introduce GitHub in the company, how the change was fuelled bottom-up by engineers who were passionate about Git, and how the efficiency gains convinced management to move away from the traditional source control system in favour of GitHub Enterprise.Exact is a Netherlands-based company that provides small and medium enterprises with cloud business software. Exact currently has 500 developers across 3 continents working on Exact Online, Exact's SaaS solution.

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Erik Ammerlaan

Software Engineer

Exact

Why Exact adopted GitHub Enterprise

Exact recently adopted GitHub Enterprise as a means to break down silos between teams and to adopt an InnerSource culture to promote code re-use and shared ownership. In this session you will learn from the journey that Exact took to introduce GitHub in the company, how the change was fuelled bottom-up by engineers who were passionate about Git, and how the efficiency gains convinced management to move away from the traditional source control system in favour of GitHub Enterprise.Exact is a Netherlands-based company that provides small and medium enterprises with cloud business software. Exact currently has 500 developers across 3 continents working on Exact Online, Exact's SaaS solution.

10:45am

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:05am

Customer Panel

Jerry Caupain, KPN

Bastiaan Terhorst, WeTransfer

Sander Nieuwenhuizen, The Main Ingredient

A panel discussion focusing on how organisation are transforming their developer culture to drive software innovation

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Jerry Caupain

IT Architect

KPN

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Bastiaan Terhorst

CTO

WeTransfer

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Sander Nieuwenhuizen

Co-founder

The Main Ingredient

Customer Panel

A panel discussion focusing on how organisation are transforming their developer culture to drive software innovation

12:00pm

How GitHub does DevOps

Brent Beer, GitHub

Companies want to know how to transform. They want to change. They want to not be left behind and they want to work in a faster way. People at companies everywhere are racing and are trying to figure out how to drive change and cultural transformation at their companies. In this talk, Brent will help you make the first couple of steps to get you started on this journey.

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Brent Beer

Solutions Engineer

GitHub

How GitHub does DevOps

Companies want to know how to transform. They want to change. They want to not be left behind and they want to work in a faster way. People at companies everywhere are racing and are trying to figure out how to drive change and cultural transformation at their companies. In this talk, Brent will help you make the first couple of steps to get you started on this journey.

12:30pm

Lunch and Partner Showcase

Lunch and Partner Showcase

2:30pm

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FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation Amsterdam presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We highly encourage attendees to take public transportation or ridesharing services to events. Parking is not provided at the venue but can be found in the general area.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email events@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and breakfast and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at the meetup?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.

  • I have a question which isn't answered here?

    Email it to constellation@github.com