GOTO Oslo 2020

Conference + Masterclasses March 3 - 5
Venue: MS Crown Seaways


Good Old Plain Programming

With tech permeating just about every industry and aspect of our lives, it is our duty as developers to understand the rapidly changing ecosystem we’re a part of in order to continuously adapt, create ethical solutions and write software we can be proud of.

GOTO Oslo 2020 is your chance to take part in and be inspired by a global innovation movement full of explorers, pioneers and trendsetters.

Join a boatload of experts

GOTO Oslo has partnered with DFDS to gather a group of tech pioneers and game-changing coders and put them all on a big boat. This inaugural conference will give attendees the opportunity to spend two days on a cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo and back with the experts who shape our industry and radically improve the way we look at software. Over the course of the trip, we’ll dive into core technical concepts and explore what quality code looks like in 2020 and beyond.

Whatever you’re working with — frontend, backend, mobile, cloud services, microservices, events, machine learning, maybe even upcoming technologies like quantum computing — it’s all based on solid fundamentals like programming languages, testing skills, scalability, stability and a focus on the end user.

Expect a journey packed with keynotes, sessions and masterclasses designed to deliver a blend of eye-opening ideas and the practical skills needed to write software you can be proud of. There will also be plenty of occasions for speakers and attendees to rub shoulders during social events and networking breaks. Custom group packages are available so you can take your next team building on the water and call in the experts for advice and inspiration along the way.

Early bird pricing

Buy your tickets before February 1, 2020 and get a 10% discount on all cabins.

Featured Speakers

GOTO is all about the talks. We seek interesting speakers from around the world and let them shape the agenda — they're the experts after all.

Dave Farley
Founder and Director of Continuous Delivery
Dina Friis
Senior Agile Coach at Nets
Dylan Beattie
Creator of the Rockstar programming language and Microsoft MVP
Eamonn Boyle
Senior Software Trainer and Coach
Eric Johnson
Senior Developer Advocate - AWS Serverless
Garth Gilmour
Ireland's most experienced software trainer
Gertrud Bjørnvig
Partner of Gertrud & Cope. Bringing learnings from nature, animals, and spirit into patterns of product development
John Le Drew
Experienced Engineer Making Psychological Safety a Right for Everyone
Mark West
Data scientist by day, IoT maker by night
Philippe De Ryck
Founder of Pragmatic Web Security and Google Developer Expert
Roy van Rijn
Experienced Developer & Architect, Robotics Enthusiast & Hobby Mathematician
Russ Miles
Founder and CEO of
Sam Newman
Author of O'Reilly's "Building Microservices"
Sander Mak
Java Champion, Author of O'Reilly's "Java 9 Modularity" & Tech at Picnic Technologies
Tiberiu Covaci
Microsoft Regional Director, Full Stack Tech Lead, and Azure Architect

Your Next Team Building

This conference gives you the unique opportunity to take your next team building on a ferry for 48 hours surrounded by nothing but techies, calling in the experts for advice and inspiration along the way.

Thanks to our partnership with DFDS, we have custom group packages available at highly reduced prices. We can set you up with private meeting rooms and exclusive sessions with the experts on board, combined with a traditional conference experience packed with keynotes, sessions, social events and networking breaks — cabins and all meals included.

Email Trine Mathorne for details

GOTO Oslo 2020 Partnerships

Gold Partnership Booth (high table and two chairs), 8 exhibition staff with full access to the conference, bag insert, company branding on the keynote stage, company mentioned in all written material and on the website. 12.000 €/90.000 DKR

Silver Partnership Booth (high table and two chairs), 2 exhibition staff with full access to the conference, bag insert, company branding on the keynote stage, company mentioned in all written material and on the website. 8.000 €/60.000 DKR

Bronze Partnership Bag insert, company branding on the keynote stage, company mentioned in all written material and on the website. 20% discount on tickets. 4.000 €/30.000 DKR

Party sponsorships: Beer in logo cups/branded beer coasters - 7.000 €/52.500 DKR Branded drinks – 7.000 €/30.000 DKR Music sponsor – 5.000 €/37.500 DKR

Event sponsor Self-driving cars – 8.000 €/60.000 DKR We will have a self-driving car competition on the car deck on board the DFDS ferry. We provide the cars and offer workshops where attendees will code their cars together with a specialist.

Crew t-shirts We have no limit on crew this time and will invite all tech-students in Danish Universities. We expect at least 40 students on board the ferry. 5.000 €/37.500 DKR pr day. Two days available. (Partner will provide printed shirts)

While we wait for the conference to begin... can watch videos of sessions from previous GOTO Copenhagen conferences. Many more are available on our YouTube Channel, or if you want the option to download to watch top-rated conference videos offline download our GOTO Play App available for iOS and Android devices.

Conference Venue & Cabins

GOTO Oslo takes place at MS Crown Seaways. This large cruise ship has sailed in the Scandinavian waters since 1994. CROWN SEAWAYS has space for 1,790 passengers.

Crown Seaways was renovated in 2017 and boasts restaurants, bars and conference facilities, plus a Bubble Zone.

MS Crown Seaways has 636 cabins in different categories.

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