Jakob Holderbaum works as a Consultant and Developer at ThoughtWorks to help companies on their way to a more agile and user focused way of developing software and/or hardware. He enjoys being a mentor to others and loves to learn through intensive collaboration.
Things you hear he saying or doing very often:
- Test Automation
- Pair Programming
- Test Early Approaches like TDD
“Every achievement in my life was supported and enabled by great mentors and teachers that supported me whenever it mattered most. I think it is every ones responsibility to give away the knowledge that was shared in order to enable others on their own way.” – Jakob Holderbaum
Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?
Hi, I am Jakob from Cologne, Germany. Professionally, I am super excited about everything around Continuous Delivery, User Centered Design, IoT and Security. In private, I love hiking, travelling in general and I do have an addiction for great food.
Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017?
Security, especially applied security on a day-to-day basis, is one of my pet projects that pop up again and again. In a century that is dominated by data leaks and cyber attacks, I think it is imperative to share applicable knowledge around that area.
Q. Who should attend your session?
Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session?
Even though security is a huge topic, it is actually quite easy to start with a few basic steps to make great mileage. As developers it is our duty to care and maintain the privacy of our users — and I will share some tools that I used often and with great success.
Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017, what is the year review look like for you?
Personally, it was a good year. I was part of a super interesting project — a huge personal challenge — and met many new people. I also got married, which can be considered the highlight of 2017 for me.
Q. What are your plans for the next year?
Several. Most notably, I am thinking about buying a small 4×4 (Lada Niva) with my wife to travel through Europe.