Room 1

09:00 - 10:00 (UTC+01)

Talk (60 min)

Keynote: The Last Twenty Years of Software Development

In 2002, the software development landscape was very different - what has happened in the past twenty years, and what can that tell us about the next?


Join Richard Campbell as he looks back through the evolution of rapid development tools, the growth of the internet, mobile technology, the emergence of cloud technologies, open-source, and all the elements of the past twenty years of development that speak to a future that's hard to imagine!

Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (, a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! ( for .NET developers and RunAs Radio ( for IT Professionals.