28&29 May 2020 Paris, France

Raising the bar

International software development conference for professional developers who care about quality code and bettering their practices

« I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits. »  - Kent Beck

Never Stop Learning

A conference that doesn’t challenge your pre-conceptions is not a conference worth attending !

Created by developers for developers, NewCrafts is an independent and international event on software development held annually in Paris and Bordeaux.

Because we believe it is not enough for code to work, we want to question the way we develop, how we perceive our profession and craft.

For the 7th edition, we've planned two days of advanced talks, hands-on labs and open-session spaces accessible all day !

You might also be interested by pre-conference workshops by our renowned speakers on May 26-27. More info soon.

Who are we?

Pre-conference Workshops

May 26-27


please note that workshops are available only for people who purchased a workshop ticket


Meet your hosts

Felienne Hermans


Associate professor programming education

Felienne is associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University, where she heads the PERL research group, focused on programming education. On Saturdays she teaches children programming in a local community centre. She is one of the organizers of the CurryOn conference, which aims to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Felienne was also one of the founders of the Joy of Coding conference, with a similar goal, which she organized for 6 years. Since 2016, she has been a host at SE radiof the most popular software engineering podcasts on the web. When she is not coding, blogging or teaching, she is probably knitting, running or playing a (board)game. Felienne is a member of a number of boards: Scientific council of Netwerk mediawijzer Kivi IT board I&I board

Evelyn Van Kelle


Trying to make sense of the socio-technical mashup that is called software development

Evelyn van Kelle is a strategic software delivery consultant, with experience in coaching, advising and guiding organisations and teams in designing socio-technical systems. Her Master's degree in social sciences brings new and valuable perspectives when it comes to optimising both delivery- and team processes. Being a firm believer of context shaping meaning, she is focused on understanding company- and team culture before anything else. Finding the actual problem to solve and adding business value are starting points in her work. Evelyn is convinced that we need a shared sense of reality including shared values, goals and language in order to perform best as a team. Besides her daily work, she has a predilection for books and linguistics, and highly appreciates good food.

Steve Smith


Continuous Delivery consultant at continuousdeliveryconsulting.com

Steve Smith is a Continuous Delivery consultant at Continuous Delivery Consulting Ltd. Steve was an early adopter of Continuous Delivery in 2007, and has overseen large scale Continuous Delivery adoption programmes in private and public sector organisations. Steve is the author of the book ​Measuring Continuous Delivery , a co-author of ​A Children’s A to Z of Continuous Delivery​, and a co-author of ​​Build Quality In​. Steve is a prominent voice in the worldwide Continuous Delivery community, and a regular conference speaker.

liz Keogh


Core BDD Community Member, Cynefin Advocate, Sci-Fi Writer & Haiku Poet

Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a passionate advocate of the Cynefin framework and its ability to change mindsets. She has a strong technical background with 20 years experience in delivering value and coaching others to deliver, from small start-ups to global enterprises. Most of her work now focuses on Lean, Agile and organizational transformations, and the use of transparency, positive language, well-formed outcomes and safe-to-fail experiments in making change innovative, easy and fun.



software crafter, speaker | organiser of #socratesuk

Juke is an engineering manager, speaker and conference organiser from London. They are currently exploring the importance of people in software development. They are always trying to improve their skills and share knowledge. As an active member of the European Software Crafter community, they love to participate in unconferences. They co-founded Queer Code London, organise SoCraTes UK unconference and speak at conferences all over Europe. They also love running code retreats, open spaces and workshops.

Mirjam Bäuerlein


✨Creating @ConfBuddy |👩‍💻 Frontend @BryterDev | 💛 all things #JavaScript | 💪 Member @techettes_ffm

I am Mirjam and I started programming at the age of eleven on a Schneider CPC 464 in Locomotive BASIC. While programming has been a hobby ever since, my career didn't start in that field at all. I was an accountant, management assistant and office administrator. Later I started to work as a dogtrainer with main focus on behavioral issues. After many years working with people and their dogs I changed my career for the second time and became a frontend developer.

Marijn Huizendveld


Nerd in a suit

Marijn teaches people of different backgrounds the skill of doing the things that matter in environments that are critical to performance. Often his work involves organizations, software and customers. He brings these worlds together while teaching you and your colleagues how to do so. Judge him on added value, it's the only metric that matters. You may call him a consultant, coach, trainer and entrepreneur, because that's what he is.

Nick Tune


Sociotechnical Thinker

Nick is a technical leader who embraces every aspect of discovering, designing and continuously delivering high-scale software systems to growing and leading highly-autonomous software engineering organisations. He has been a practitioner of DDD for almost a decade, and is the co-author of two books: Patterns, Principles and Practices of DDD (Wrox), and Designing Autonomous Teams and Services (O’Reilly).

Julie Lerman


Software Coach

Julie Lerman is a an independent consultant who works as a coach and mentor for software teams around the world, assisting with architecture, performance, and modernizing software practices. She is Microsoft Regional Director and a long-time Microsoft MVP who has been designing and coding software for thirty years. You can find Julie presenting on Domain-driven Design, Entity Framework, and many other topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie blogs at thedatafarm.com/blog, is the author of the highly acclaimed “Programming Entity Framework” books, the MSDN Magazine Data Points column and popular videos on Pluralsight.com.

Damien Seguin


Creative Developer @variable_io, Generative Artisan

Damien is a creative developer with an original focus on interactive experiences. His interest in computer graphics, generative art and data visualization is driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge. As a media art practitioner, he conceives parametric systems, interprets datasets and vulgarises them, experiments in both physical and virtual spaces, as well as generates data art, most of the time via his predilection medium: code.

Martin Schimak


#storystorming your business

At the age of ten Martin fell in love with coding. Later he left his love and studied business and law. Only to find out: that’s awesome for programming business software! In the 15 years since then he talked to energy traders, telecom people, wind tunnel experts and many others. They formed a hands-on domain decoder with a passion for DDD and a soft spot for colored sticky notes! Martin is a trainer with experience in 50+ companies and 10+ countries. He regularly speaks at meetups and conferences across Europe - and from time to time in the US.

Patrick Debois


Eternal implementor and pragmatic researcher

In order to understand current IT organizations, Patrick has taken a habit of changing both his consultancy role and the domain which he works in: sometimes as a developer, manager, sysadmin, tester and even as the customer. He first presented concepts on Agile Infrastructure at Agile 2008 in Toronto, and in 2009 he organized the first devopsdays . Since then he has been promoting the notion of ‘devops’ to exchange ideas between these groups and show how they can help each other to achieve better results in business. He now works as Director of DevOps Relations and Advisor at Snyk

Seb Rose


Dispassionate software person working with teams adopting and refining their agile practices

Consultant, coach, trainer, analyst, and developer for over 30 years. Seb has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from Architecture to Support, from BASIC to Ruby. He’s a BDD advocate with SmartBear, helping people integrate all three practices of BDD into their development process and ensuring that appropriate tool support is available. Regular speaker at conferences and occasional contributor to software journals. Co-author of the BDD Books series "Discovery” and "Formulation" (Leanpub), lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers), and contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly). He blogs at cucumber.io/blog and tweets as @sebrose.

Stephen Janaway


Technology leader, product builder, conference speaker, podcaster, general software type person.

Steve is the VP of Engineering at Bloom & Wild, Europe’s fastest-growing online flower company. He's passionate about how we can use technology to push the boundaries of what’s possible, while building sustainable, happy, high performing teams. He regularly writes and presents about all things leadership and software, and can be found talking about all things technology on Twitter @stephenjanaway.

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Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.