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Sven is a developer advocate, keynote speaker, former programmer, and tech marketer. He’s been studying teamwork for the last 15 years.

He’s been working in Denmark, Germany, and the US as a software team lead and developer advocate. For Atlassian and MongoDB he managed event content teams, produced several product keynotes, and defined the brand message for and beyond their customer conferences.

He got tons of experience building internal and external speaker programs for scaling public speaking, assuring an amazing presentation quality, and enhancing peoples careers.

Sven regularly speaks at small and large international developer conferences like Devoxx, Jfokus, Javazone, DevNexus, NDC, Codemotion, Code One, GeeCon, WeAreDevelopers, Jax and many more. Additionally he’s been working in programming committees of Jazoon, Jfokus , DevoxxUK, JavaOne, TopConf, and Øredev as a track lead and reviewer.

  • February 2022 – Time off

    Taking some time off from work to focus on personal projects.

  • November 2021 – MongoDB.local London

    Keynote Production and Breakout Content

    Produced the first MongoDB stage keynote in almost 2.5 years. The goal was to create an engaging and dynamic keynote with live demo elements that resonates with the developer focused audience. This was also the launch of MongoDB’s new corporate design.

    Story flow – Visual Design – Speaker Training – Customer Preparation – Directing

  • July 2021 – MongoDB.live

    Virtual Keynote Production and Breakout Content

    This virtual keynote was set up as a TV News show. It needed to keep the virtual audience engaged throughout the 60 minutes of new product announcements.

    Story flow – Visual Design – Speaker Training – Customer Preparation – Editing

    For the breakout content we shortened the presentation time, added live moderators, had extended live Q&A with speakers, and planned some entertainment for the breaks. The content was build with diversity in mind and we organized coaching, storytelling workshops, and slide design trainings for 80 speakers.

  • November 2020 – MongoDB.live Fall Events

    Creating the program and coordinating speakers for 9 virtual events around the globe.

  • August 2020 – Community Speaker Program

    Launch of a series of blog posts and online speaker training to help MongoDB community speakers with presenting at external events.

  • June 2020 – MongoDB.live

    Keynote visuals

    Visually creating

  • January 2020 – December 2021 Public Speaking

    Speaking at 17 international events mostly virtually including 4 opening keynotes about developer productivity and database schema design.

  • 🚀 January 2020 – Started as Developer Advocate at
  • September 2019 – October 2019 – K15t Team Up Tour

    Planned, organized, and executed a 7 city roadshow to highlight our newest product developments.

  • January 2019 – Rebranding

    Launching the new brand including new visual identity and web pages.

  • August 2018 – December 2019 – Organizational Structure

    Worked with the leadership team on discovering the vision and mission of the company.

    Helped teams to restructure to be self-organized with defining product strategy, data informed planning, and self guided goal setting.

  • 🚀 August 2018 – Started as VP of Marketing at

    Ran all the things marketing. Unlike other VP roles his job in a self organized company was not to manage a team but to lead a group of 5 marketer and help them master their job and exceed their goals.

  • 2016 – 2018 – Content Lead for Atlassian Events

    Produced and coordinated keynote and roadshow presentations

    Atlassian Team Tour 2018 Opening Presentation
    Product Keynote from Atlassian Summit 2017

    Defining a content strategy for Atlassian’s events including running the program committee to choose speakers and topics for more than 300 breakout sessions over the years.

  • 2015 – 2018 – Atlassian Speaker Program

    Scaling developer advocacy by enabling engineers to be speaker at external events. Running speaker training, maintaining options for speaking opportunities, helping finding topics and measuring the success of the program. We managed to increase the number of external presentations by 300% and enhanced some engineer’s career.

  • 2011 – 2018 Public Speaking

    Sven spoke at 80+ international events raising awareness for Atlassian and helping developer working more effectively together. Here are some highlights:

    Javazone 2016
    Jfokus 2016
    Devoxx 2013
    Devoxx 2012
  • 2011 – 2016 – DevRel Strategy

    Defining and executing a scalable DevRel strategy and measuring the success of the program. Building the Atlassian User Community, running field marketing activities, writing articles, organizing webinars, and building a feedback loop for Atlassian’s engineering teams.

  • 🚀 July 2011 – Started as Technology Evangelist at
  • 🚀 January 2006 – Started as Developer Team Lead at

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