The new Novatec Summit

From old to new, the NovaSummit will become the Novatec Summit with a great new feature. Under the slogan “We celebrate knowledge”, the previously internal Novatec event will be opened to everyone on November 19, 2021! You have the chance to be there and listen to talks that usually only take place at the most prestigious technology conferences. So what are you waiting for? If you want to expand, deepen and refresh your knowledge with the help of experts from the IT industry, you should register now!

5 reasons for your participation

  • We are very happy to welcome you for one day in our relaxed and familiar team.
  • We will show you the latest technology trends, topics and methods
  • Our speakers can’t wait to share their knowledge with you
  • Who we are and what we do every day? We’d rather show you after your registration
  • News, news, news – after all we are not living in yesterday

What can you expect at the Novatec Summit

We take you into the world of Novatec for one day. Experience the latest technology trends, topics and methods of software engineering in a relaxed environment. More than 20 colleagues are looking forward to meeting you and exchanging ideas with you. In their talks you will gain input and insights from real projects and processes that will expand you and your knowledge, because “we celebrate knowledge”!

Sneak peek from our Novatec Summit program:

What’s going on in my cluster?

Kubernetes can be hard. Not only in the initial learning and understanding of the concepts, but also the aspect of keeping an overview of what is happening in and around the cluster can be challenging. How can you quickly and easily tell if the cluster is healthy, well utilised and if all applications are running fine?

This talk intends to look at the various aspects of Kubernetes observability and to introduce and compares multiple Open Source tools to achieve that. The range of tools covers different observability levels and requirements of different user groups.

It starts with tools simply querying the Kubernetes API and delivering the outputs in an easy-to-understand UI, goes over the possibilities of services meshes and ends with application-side logging and monitoring. For each level of observability the user has to pay a certain price in terms of configuration and runtime overhead. In turn the quality and depth of the information is different.

The intended take-away is to get a feeling which type of tooling is the right one for a given purpose. Most options will be shown in a live demonstration.

Agile security – does it work?

IT security has become an indispensable part of the modern development of software products. Anyone who puts security aspects on the back burner or does not plan for them from the outset will sooner or later find themselves facing major problems. Security in software development is not a one-time activity, but must nowadays be a constant companion throughout the entire agile software lifecycle.
In my talk, I will show you how to integrate the security aspect as early as possible in your agile development process.
You will learn the basics of threat modeling. I will also show you how to derive security requirements from the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) and then formulate this into Secure User/AbUser Stories.

Microservices, the easy way. How to develop a microservice architecture without dying at the first try.

Microservices have gained a lot of popularity in the last years. However, implementing a Microservice architecture is not an easy task. The wrong approach could potentially add more complexity and even bring the whole system down.

In this talk, we will look at some basic patterns for implementing microservices successfully while keeping complexity at low levels. We will also talk about some other important aspects, like infrastructure and teams interaction, that are crucial for a smooth microservices deployment and operation.

How to Support Junior Developers

By the time you get to a level of supporting junior developers, you’re likely to have forgotten what it feels like to be one. When done right, supporting junior developers not only leads to them feeling comfortable and confident in their growing skills, but also allows you to learn more about yourself and your own knowledge. Supporting junior developers is also the key to growing senior developers, building strong teams over the mid- to long-term, and preventing burnout.

This talk will cover what being a junior developer is like in 2021, and how you as a senior developer, manager, or coworker, can better support your juniors and drive excellence alongside healthy patterns of thinking. It will address the most common junior developer pain points (impostor syndrome, fear of retribution, etc), where they stem from, and the practical steps you can take to alleviate that pain.



All speakers and talks

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History of the Novatec Summit

Corona sent us all to the home office, which not only separated us from our colleagues, but also from our friends. We did enough social distancing, so we invited friends to the Novatec Summit 2020, all remotely of course! The feedback from the past two years has been incredible, so why not expand the circle? This year, for the first time, not only Novateccies were allowed to listen to the 19 exciting talks of your colleagues, this increased the number of attendees to 150 without further ado!


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Ready for round two? True to the motto: It worked great last year, let’s do it again! The second Novatec Summit took place on November 15, 2019, once again at the headquarters in Leinfelden-Echterdingen. Once again, 115 Novateccies were able to listen to a total of 16 presentations by their colleagues and expand their knowledge as a result.


258 portions of noodles from the food truck
7 cases of beer for the After Conference
130 butter pretzels for the coffee

The Novatec Summit took place for the first time in 2018 and had the goal of making external presentations available internally. Unfortunately, it happens far too often at conferences that the talks of colleagues cannot be heard. Therefore, we wanted to make this input available internally as well. The foundation for a new format was born and was to be implemented in the same year, on October 19, 2018 to be exact.

A total of 90 Novateccies attended the event and were thus able to listen to 16 presentations in three tracks and hear from their colleagues what they otherwise always miss on the big stages of conferences and trade shows.


237 portions of langos from the food truck
6 cases of beer for the After Conference
110 butter pretzels for the coffee

Your contact persons

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Edina Kistner

Marketing Manager Business Messen & Events
bildhübsche fotografie | Andreas Körner | | | +49 711 22 11 20

Jannik Volz

Marketing Manager Business Messen & Events
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