Devoxx France wants to change the way companies look at developers

by bold-lichterman

Addressing the role of developers beyond the technical angle is the objective of Devoxx France, organized by Quantixx. Considered a major event by the developer community, it brought together 3,000 daily participants for three days, from April 5 to 7, at the Palais des Congrès at Porte Maillot, in Paris. Voyages-sncf.com, Criteo and even GitHub have come to address the challenges of Java, HTML5 and Android languages.

For its sixth edition, Devoxx France wanted this year to focus on artificial intelligence. In this context, Laurent Bloch, researcher in cyberstrategy and member of the Institute of the Economy, and Laurent Victorino, developer of video games at Monkey Moon, were invited to deliver their expertise during conferences to discuss in particular the cyberindustrial revolution and the place of artificial intelligence in video games.

Beyond uniting the community for three days to address the issues and challenges faced by developers, Devoxx France’s main vocation is to defend their place within companies to increase their recognition. “The tide is turning. Developers are now rising while keeping their developer profession, which was not the case ten years ago. We asked them to become managers, we don’t ask them that anymore», Explains Antonio Goncalves, co-organizer of Devoxx France. A position that resonates with Alain Helaili, Sales Engineer at GitHub: “Putting the developer back in the spotlight is very important.

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