About BaselOne

Long before the first conference in 2017, the Java User Group Switzerland and representatives of the former Canoo Engineering AG organized annual evening events with talks straight from JavaOne. But there was a bigger picture in the protagonists’ minds: a picture of a software development conference in and for the tri-border region.

JavaBasel – the predecessor of today’s BaselOne – was thus created within three months. However, the organizers decided to establish an association and build a solid foundation for future events.

In the meantime, the association members have changed slightly. The one-day conference has become a two-day event with a separate workshop day. Plus, the name of the conference also changed. However, the spirit, the intention of the organizers and many faces are still the same. BaselOne – a success story that is still far from ending.

The association

The association BaselOne was established in 2017. Its purpose is to foster the know-how and network of computer scientists, in particular software developers, in the Basel area (BS, BL, AG) and the tri-border region.

Thus, the association organizes and runs specialist events and promotes knowledge transfer and networking between computer scientists. The association does not pursue any commercial purposes and does not aim to make a profit.

Association members

Karakun AG

Karakun AG is a software engineering company headquartered in Basle. Karakun offers comprehensive services from supporting organizations in optimizing software and process landscapes up to end-to-end development of high-quality software solutions based on Java and web technologies. Furthermore, Karakun offers comprehensive expertise in language analytics based on linguistic-, statistic- and AI-based algorithms.

Baloise

Baloise is more than just a traditional insurance company. Through our smart finance and insurance solutions, complemented by a whole host of innovative offerings for the home and personal transport, we offer a complete service package. Dependable support, reliable cooperation and trust-based relationships are key aspects of our stakeholder interaction.

Kanton Basel-Stadt

Shaping Basel-Stadt as an attractive place to live and work is a demanding task and requires the collaboration of specialists with a wide range of qualifications. That is why we employ people from over 100 different professions and around 50 fields of study. They all work together for our joint success.

ERNI Schweiz AG

ERNI is a Swiss software engineering company with more than 800 employees and offices in 8 countries. ERNI develops complex technological solutions for projects in various industries such as automotive, medtech, telecommunications and many more.

Organisers

The heads of the organising committee

Dominik Berger

Kanton Basel-Stadt

Dominik Berger is a Java enthusiast since the first days. He founded the software architecture group ArchiB@le in 2011 and is active in JUG Basel since its foundation in 2012. He is co-founder and president of the BaselOne.

Dominik is involved in software projects since over 18 years focusing mainly on Business Solutions, Software Architecture, Content Management Systems and Project Lead.

Dirk Kress

Karakun AG

Dirk is Marketing Manager at Karakun AG in Basel and a founding member of BaselOne. In addition to his marketing expertise and organizing skills, Dirk is also involved in the association as treasurer.

Dirk is a strong advocate of the open source idea. He also believes in the power of the community – making him a perfect match for BaselOne.

Klaus Gekeler

Baloise

Klaus’ bio will follow shortly…

Michela Schorta

ERNI Schweiz AG

Michela is an experienced Java developer with more than 10 years of experience. She has been working at ERNI for 2 years as a developer and more recently as a team lead. She believes in joint efforts leading to greater success and firmly considers conferences to be not only a platform for knowledge sharing but a key to making valuable contacts and discovering new ideas and approaches in the dynamic world of software development.

Florian Stampe

ERNI Schweiz AG

Florian leads the Software Engineering Practice Area at the Basel site of ERNI Schweiz AG. As an enthusiastic team player and conference fan, he is convinced that joint efforts and further training are not only a key to further education but also bring joy.

Florian has been working for over 15 years in developer and team leader roles with various technologies in the Java world. This includes Java SE, Java EE and Android since version 1.6 in both industrial and open source contexts.

Programme Committee

The heads of the organising committee

Ix-chel Ruiz

Ix-chel Ruiz has developed software application & tools since 2000. Her research interests include Java, dynamic languages, client-side technologies and testing. Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion, hackergarten enthusiast, Open Source advocate, public speaker and mentor.

Dominik Berger

Dominik Berger is a Java enthusiast since the first days. He founded the software architecture group ArchiB@le in 2011 and is active in JUG Basel since its foundation in 2012. He is founder and president of the BaselOne Developing Conference in Basel. Java is a part of his daily work as a Senior Software Consultant for Erni Schweiz AG.

Marcus Fihlon

Marcus Fihlon has been developing software for more than three decades and has worked with Java since the late 90s. Marcus is the founding member and organizer of the monthly Hackergarten in Lucerne and is involved in several open source projects. Since 2017, he is a member of the board of the Java User Group Switzerland and Kotlin Swiss User Group and responsible for organizing events and workshops in central Switzerland. Marcus publishes articles in professional journals and as a compensation, he travels a lot with his bike, on which a “Duke” gives him the direction reliably.

Portrait of Robin Mezger, product owner EXOKNOX at Karakun
Robin Mezger

Robin has been working in various areas of software development for more than 10 years. In addition to consulting functions, he has also been involved in the development and maintenance of software solutions. In his current role, he is Product Owner for the data management solution EXOKNOX at Karakun AG. Robin discovered the open source world a few years ago. Whenever possible, he is active in this area and supports the community, for example, in the preparation and organization of events. Robin is a member of the Java User Group Stuttgart.

Ilgün Ilgün

Ilgün is a Tech lead who is working at Magnolia since 2015. Prior to Magnolia, he was working for Shazam Entertainment LTD where he was creating distributed software. Ilgün holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering.

Urs Joss

Urs Joss has been working professionally as a software developer for more than 20 years, mostly using Java. Urs joined Optravis LLC in 2018 as a Kotlin developer and has loved to code in Kotlin ever since. Urs is involved in a couple of open-source projects, loves to participate in JUG events, hackergarten meetings, or the Basel kotlin user group. He joined the BaselOne program committee to be able to return a bit of time and effort to the Basel developer community.

Christian Kleinbölting

Christian Kleinbölting is a senior software developer at “DaSCH – Swiss National Data and Service Center for the Humanities” (University of Basel) and has been writing software for more than a decade. He has worked on various fields such as software architecture, distributed systems, as well as functional and reactive system engineering with both Java and Scala. Ask him about functional style java, test driven development or event driven architecture.

Florian Stampe

Florian leads the Software Engineering Practice Area at the Basel site of ERNI Schweiz AG. As an enthusiastic team player and conference fan, he is convinced that joint efforts and further training are not only a key to further education but also bring joy.

Florian has been working for over 15 years in developer and team leader roles with various technologies in the Java world. This includes Java SE, Java EE and Android since version 1.6 in both industrial and open source contexts.

Code of conduct

All visitors, speakers, sponsors and volunteers of BaselOne must comply with the following code of conduct. It will be enforced by staff throughout the entire event. We request the cooperation of all attendees to make this conference a safe and enjoyable place for all.

We want to provide a harassment-free conference experience for our attendees. “Harassment” includes, but is not limited to, offensive statements about gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance such as stature, ethnicity or religious affiliation (or lack thereof), sexually explicit depictions in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwanted photography or recording, repeated disruption of presentations and other events, unwanted physical contact, and unwanted sexual attraction.

Participants who were warned about such behaviour must stop it immediately.

This code of conduct also applies to sponsors. In particular, sponsors should ensure they do not use sexualizing images, activities or other advertising material. Stand personnel (including volunteers) should ensure that they do not wear sexualised clothing or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Should participants show offensive behaviour, the conference staff are free to take the measures they consider appropriate. That includes warnings and even expulsion from the conference. In the event of a ban, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price.

If you feel harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed or other problems arise, contact a member of the event staff immediately. You recognize them by their correspondingly marked t-shirts.

We expect all participants to comply with these rules throughout the conference, the workshops and on all other occasions in connection with this conference.

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