We Are Developers World Congress 2019 Highlights
Being Part of the World’s Largest Dev Event
Once a year, 10,000+ developers gather in Berlin for the world’s largest developer event, We Are Developers World Congress. The event is comprised of 250 sessions and workshops, startup pitching sessions, expos and talks from industry experts. In prior years the event has welcomed speakers like Steve Wozniak and Joel Spolsky.
This year, TomTom was proud to have our co-founder, Corinne Vigreux take the stage as a keynote speaker on the executive stage and have a large presence across multiple programs at the event.
In case you missed it, here are the highlights:
- Corrine Vigreux, spoke about “Technology for a Moving World”
- Louis Debatte-Monroy gave a talk on “Build Different with the Other Location Platform”
- We gave a full day workshop on our Maps SDK for Android, iOS & Web
- We held demos of our Maps APIs and did some fun giveaways at our booth
- Our talent acquisition team met with hundreds of brilliant developers
Technology for a Moving World
Corinne Vigreux opened up the executive stage with a keynote where she shared key learnings and advice from her experience in building TomTom. Some of the key takeaways include:
- If you have people telling you that “it is a bad idea” or “that it isn’t possible”, then there is a good chance you’re on the right track. She was told this many times prior to TomTom becoming one of the fastest zero to one million in unit sales product in the world – even faster than the mobile device!
- Invest in your technology. There will inevitably be waves of innovation in whatever field you’re in. if you stand still for too long, you will become irrelevant. Make sure you invest in your technology so that you can pivot when the time comes.
- Make sure you have a north star and that you and your team are crystal clear on what that is. It is critical to have a clear mission. This is what will help motivate you and the whole team. At TomTom, our mission is to create a safer, cleaner, and congestion-free world. From the time we started the company almost 30 years ago to today, this has always been what our company has strived for.