Christian Heilmann

Christian Heilmann ~ Principal Development Engineer @ Microsoft

Chris Heilmann dedicated the last 20 years of his life to make the web work and thrive. As a lead developer on some of the largest web products he learned that knowledge is not enough without teamwork and good handover. He dedicated most of his time since on educating, writing and sharing, presenting on average at 30 conferences a year. He strives to make code and coders work efficiently. He is the author of several JavaScript books and the Developer Evangelism handbook ( He is currently a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft and spends a lot of time pondering how machine learning and AI can aid humans and replace jobs we’re too important to do.


June 29th • Main Stage • Regular Ticket & Premium Ticket

As people on the frontend, we’re always blamed for things going wrong. We also think that we’re in control of the interface and when a product is not up to our standards, we blame the lazy developer or over-use of JavaScript. This is frustrating, and it shouldn’t be. Maybe it is time to re-evaluate what is important in our line of work and what isn’t. In this talk, we’ll cover some misconceptions and show some tools and techniques how to be happier in our job and deliver better work.