16&17 May 2019 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 6th 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 Wed. 15th of May. More info soon.

Who are we?


Meet your hosts

Samir Talwar


CTO of @ProdoAI

All-round software developer with experience in infrastructure engineering, software craftsmanship, and consultancy. Speaker on software development principles and practices across Europe, former software coach and organiser of Software Craftsmanship London.

Ulrika Malmgren


Lover of IT, wool and team work

Test specialist turned Agile Coach turned Programmer. Loves exploring the field of Software Development from different perspectives to uncover the mechanisms at play in between technologies or humans (or technologies and humans).

Mathias Verraes


Student of Systems

Mathias Verraes is an independent consultant. He advises companies on how to build enterprise applications for complex business domains. He specializes in curing large legacy projects: the kind where there's half a million lines of spaghetti code, and nobody knows how to get the project under control. As a blogger and and a speaker, Mathias is on a mission to spread the ideas of Domain Driven Design in the web development world. He's the founder of the Belgian DDD community. When he's not working, he's at home in Kortrijk, Belgium, helping his two sons build Lego train tracks.

April Wensel


Founder of Compassionate Coding (@compassioncode) | Engineering Leader | Keynote Speaker | Ultra Runner | Ethical Vegan

April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a socially conscious business that’s bringing emotional intelligence and ethics to the tech industry. She has spent the past decade in software engineering and technical leadership roles at various startups in Silicon Valley. She also teaches coding and mentors technologists around the world. Away from the keyboard, she enjoys picking fruit for the food bank, running ultramarathons, and baking vegan treats.

Kenny Baas-Schwegler


Domain Whisperer - EventStormer - Software Consultant @Xebia

Kenny Baas Schwegler is a Software Engineer and Consultant focusing on software quality at Xebia. He mentors teams by using practices and techniques from Domain Driven Design, Behaviour Driven Development, Test Driven Development and Continuous Delivery. He is an advocate for multidisciplinary collaboration in open spaces. By using techniques such as EventStorming, and Example Mapping, he helps engineer requirements to design and model software. With these methods, he aims to create a transparent, collaborative domain space with constant and instant feedback when delivering software. s being built. Besides his daily work, he also organises meetups for Behaviour Driven Development NL and Domain Driven Design NL.

Emily Bache


Technical Agile Coach

Emily Bache is a Technical Agile Coach with Praqma. She helps teams to improve their coding and testing skills, including Test-Driven Development. Emily lives in Göteborg, Sweden, but is originally from the UK. She is the author of "The Coding Dojo Handbook" and often speaks at international conferences.

Brian Marick


Programmer → tester → test consultant → agile consultant → programmer

Writing books these days: An Outsider's Guide to Statically Typed Functional Programming and Lenses for the Mere Mortal: PureScript Edition

Emanuela Damiani


#DesignOps and #opendesign advocate

Emanuela works every day for the best browser experience at Firefox. She fell in love with the Web at a young age, and since then she has never stopped studying and learning it.

Marco Heimeshoff


Co-Organiser of KanDDDinsky, EventStormer, dev, coach and speaker

Marco Heimeshoff has an unhealthy relationship with Domain Driven Design, and won't leave any stone unturned once you lend him an ear and sticky notes. He believes that lifelong learning, focus on language and empathy are the three pillars of quality development. Frustration about the same old methods of working together and developing solutions lead him to Domain Driven Design, agile software development, functional programming and CQRS with event sourcing. With ten years of experience in these topics he helps teams to change and learn in all things from code to culture.

Sara Vieira


International agent of JS Bullshit 🚀 Developer Avocado for @YLDio 🥑

Developer Advocate at @YLDio. GraphQL and Open Source enthusiast. Conference Speaker and Airport expert. I am also into drums and horror movies.

Matthias Noback


Software developer, code gardener, regular speaker, blogger and workshop host.

Matthias Noback has 15 years of experience in web application development. He is the author of Principles of Package Design, Microservices for everyone and Style guide for Object Design. While always striving for better programming practices in general, he's taken a special interest in application architecture, Domain-Driven Design, testing, microservices and application integration patterns.

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.

Alberto Brandolini


I like to solve problems and to write software that does that. I'll flood you with sticky notes and call it #EventStorming. I run avanscoperta.it

Alberto Brandolini can model every business domain, given enough space, a paper roll and an unlimited source of colored sticky notes (with a larger stock of orange ones). His contributions to the community include EventStorming, Model Storming and, more notably, the Bullshit Asymmetry Principle. Alberto Brandolini is an IT Professional that gets bored doing things in the same old way. This led him into unexplored areas of Domain-Driven Design, Lean and Agile Software Development, learning and change management, where he likes to bring apparent chaotic fuzziness and a comic-like visual touch. An active consultant in software product development, he also run his company Avanscoperta. He’s frequently invited as a speaker in many conferences around the world.

Helen Leigh


Maker, writer, lecturer, musician & nerd. Wrote The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics. Made the MINI·MU glove for @imogenheap & @mimu_gloves.

Helen Leigh is an author, inventor and electronics nerd with a focus on creative use of new technologies. Her recent book, The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics, was called “impossible not to love” by BBC Click and she has written playful technology education materials for National Geographic, Intel Education and the Royal Court of Oman. Alongside her writing, Helen makes creative technology products with a focus on education, including her latest collaboration with Imogen Heap, MI.MU, and Pimoroni, a gesture-controlled musical instrument glove that you can sew, wire, code, and play. Helen also lectures on electronics, physical computing, and music technology at Ravensbourne University and Tileyard Studios in London. Helen lives between Berlin and Chicago.

Indu Alagarsamy


Programmer...Single mom...Passionate about life, distributed computing, SOA, messaging and rock climbing! Currently dev at @particularsw

Indu Alagarsamy has been programming for over 15 years. She is currently part of the development team at Particular Software, the makers of NServiceBus, practicing her passion. Indu is also passionate about diversity and inclusiveness in the tech industry. When not programming, she is either rock climbing in sunny Southern California or spending time with her kids and her ginormous chill dog!

30+ More to be announced!...

Call For Papers

All talks are expected in english and, among others, the main topics for this year are :
#CraftingSoftware #functionalProgramming #ddd #bigData #devOps #agile #design #architecture #opensource.

Other topics are welcome if you believe they are relevant to your fellow software craftsmen and craftswomen.

Speakers selected through the call for papers will have free access both days of the conference.

Speakers who need it can have their expenses covered up to 400€. They will be reimbursed after the conference on reception of their receipts.

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The event will take place at NEW CAP Event Center — 3, Quai de Grenelle, Paris

Past Events

From the last 5 years of conferences, we have an amazing library of videos! All videos are free to watch or download for offline viewing


NEW CAP Event Center

  • 3, Quai de Grenelle, Paris
  • info@ncrafts.io
  • 9:00 - 18:00
Code of conduct

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.