Sphere.it 2019 – what to expect?

We are a proud organizer of Sphere.it – a unique & innovative 5-in-1 tech software conference experience.
Sphere.it 2019 edition is going to be a way more than a regular IT conference!


We are a proud organizer of Sphere.it – a unique & innovative 5-in-1 tech software conference experience. Sphere.it 2019 edition is going to be a way more than a regular IT conference!

Attracting developers, technology enthusiasts and business people from all over the globe, the Sphere.it Conference is becoming the leading Software Tech event in Poland, with around 1000 participants, great workshops and world-class speakers.

The 2018 edition was a screaming success! What to expect this year?

  • 5 main tech conferences & 2 mini initiatives
  • React, Scala, Cloud, JS, Data, Kotlin and Quantum
  • 3 days of presentations
  • 2 days of workshops – more info here in –> tickets
  • World-class speakers. New ideas. Practical knowledge.
  • Over 500 participants to network with


ScalaSphere offers a deep dive into an important topic for every Scala Software Developer – Dev Tools. Our aim is to show how they can facilitate effective development of Scala-based systems, how they are written, and to discuss what could still be improved.

DataSphere covers data-centric systems and the technologies that make them tick. Whether it is data engineering or AI application challenges, they all fit in well.

ReactSphere focuses on Reactive Programming and Reactive System Design. Microservice Architectures, Actors, Messaging Systems, methods for domain analysis – all this and more will be covered during lively talks.

JSSphere puts emphasis on Maintainable JavaScript. New development paradigms and best practices to the frontend will be discussed; from TypeScript, JS Tooling to the most advanced frameworks allowing to build Scalable Architecture.

CloudSphere is focused on Cloud-Native application development, architecture, and tooling.

There’s much more to enjoy this year! This year we offer you 2 mini-spheres free of charge:

Kotlin mini-sphere is dedicated to Kotlin ecosystem and supported by Kotlin/Everywhere program – a series of community-driven events focusing on the potential of Kotlin on all platforms.

Quantum mini-sphere focuses on a current perspective on the flourishing field of quantum computing; from theoretical quantum information research to fully practical deployment of quantum computing in production.


When it comes to people, we are really lucky! Edition 2019 joined already:

Martin Odersky – the inventor of the Scala language, a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a founder of Lightbend. ACM fellow, co-designer of Java generics, and original author of the current javac reference Compiler.

Umit Mert Cakmak – a Manager and Senior Data Scientist in IBM Data Science and AI Elite Team based in the UK. Umit excels at helping clients to solve complex data science problems, from inception to delivery of deployable machine learning and AI pipelines. His research spans across multiple disciplines and he enjoys sharing his insights at conferences, universities and meet-ups.

Alex Lobera – Founder at LeanJS and React GraphQL Academy

Holly Cummins –  the worldwide development practice lead for the IBM Cloud Garage. As part of the Cloud Garage, Holly delivers technology-enabled innovation to clients across a range of industries, from banking to catering to retail to NGOs. She has led projects to count fish, help a blind athlete run ultra-marathons in the desert solo, improve health care for the elderly, and change how city parking works. Holly is also a Java Champion, IBM Q Ambassador, and JavaOne Rock Star. Before joining the IBM Cloud Garage, she was Delivery Lead for the WebSphere Liberty Profile (now Open Liberty). Holly co-authored Manning’s Enterprise OSGi in Action.

Robin Moffatt – a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, as well as an Oracle ACE Director and Developer Champion. His career has always involved data, from the old worlds of COBOL and DB2, through the worlds of Oracle and Hadoop, and into the current world with Kafka.

Learn more about the speakers at sphere.it/#speakers


Choose from more than 10 different workshops dedicated to various topics crucial to every software developer out there.
Visit sphere.it/workshops to learn more about the variety of workshops offered.


ScalaSpree – a global initiative to introduce newcomers and veterans alike to open source!

Come meet contributors of well-known open-source Scala projects and learn how you can make your own contribution. If there is any old issue that you want to learn how to fix now is the chance!

ScalaBridge –  aiming at building an inclusive Scala community with introductory programming workshops for underrepresented groups.

It’s a gentle introduction to the world of Scala programming language and programming in general, in which everybody can find a place for themselves. We do not require any previous knowledge of programming, only basic knowledge in the world of computers as well as your own computer. We will try to match the pace of the workshop to each participant as much as possible.

Scala Contributors Summit – an event that brings together active contributors, library authors, maintainers, and Scala User Group/Conference organizers for a day-long in-person event to discuss and exchange their experiences about all things Scala.

The goal of the event is to identify the pain points that prevent the Scala ecosystem to grow in a sustainable way and to propose solutions to them.

Save the date: October 7-9, 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

Written by

Natalia Romanowska
Natalia Romanowska Sep 19, 2019