Wednesday 10 September, 2014

We’ll be holding our second event in Stockholm on September 10th 2014. This year we’ll be discussing all things Software Development and Engineering and have some fantastic speakers as well as a Q&A.

There will also be some fun activities, refreshments and of course, some great swag to giveaway.

The event will be most beneficial to computer scientists or professionals in the field of software development. We recommend attendees to at least have a computer science or engineering background.

This event is now full.


Tatiana Toboeva

Software Developer in Test - Skype

Tatiana’s interest in computers began a long time ago. She remembers going with her parents to work and played Supaplex games with the other kids. Her parents were making the first programs on huge machines that used punch cards and she was so impressed it inspired her to become a developer.

Tatiana studied Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at Moscow State University. After graduating she became a .NET developer in various Russian companies creating software for oil companies and web networks. She then decided to apply for a job at Microsoft, getting a position in the Danish office. For 5 years she was working on Dynamics NAV products creating the infrastructure for running tests, measuring performance and code coverage. She then moved to the UK to work on Skype for Xbox.

Tatiana loves the opportunity to work on interesting products and the newest technologies, with smart and passionate people from all over the world.

Jan Plasberg

Principal Test Manager & Site Lead - Skype/Lync

  • Responsible for the Audio/Video technology at the heart of Skype and Lync and been part of the Skype Journey since 2008
  • Growing the team from an initial 2 to 40+ software development engineers in test across Tallinn, Stockholm, London, Redmond to assure the quality of Audio, Video and Transport functionality
  • Authored/Co-authored 9 reviewed publications (5 international journal papers and 4 conference papers, one awarded)
  • Filed 4 patents on real-time communications. 
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University.
  • Proud father of 2 kids and a boat :)

Andrea Drane

Writer - Skype Eng Systems – L&D

Andrea has been developing and documenting software for longer than she cares to admit – everything from COBOL accounting applications to Java Servlets and AJAX applications. She is a member of the Society for Technical Communication and a Certified ScrumMaster.

Nesrine Changuel

MDS Client Video Streaming Program Manager - Lync & Skype Division

I am a Program manager at Microsoft in Stockholm managing projects on video streaming for Skype and Lync. 

Previously, I worked as a Research Engineer in Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs. 

I received my B.S. degree in 2006 and M.S./Eng. degree in electrical engineering in 

2008 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique et de Radio-électricité de Grenoble, 

France. I got my Ph.D. degree in Control and Signal Processing in 2011 from the Paris-

Sud University, Orsay, France. 

I authored over 20 publications in journal and conference proceedings and serves as a regular reviewer for several peer review journals and conferences and have six patent applications in the area of video coding and delivery. I am certified Scrum product owner and managing 2 scrum teams in Tallinn.

Jevgeni Tsaikin

Software Development Engineer in Windows Phone team - Skype

I have around 11 years of experience in the IT industry and almost all of them in software development including web, services and mobile. 

I have been developing for Windows Phone since the beginning of 2010. Currently I work as a Software Development Engineer in Windows Phone team at Skype in Stockholm. 

In 2011 I was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for Device Application Development and DZone Most Valuable Blogger award.

Ele-Kaja Gildemann

Business Requirements Analyst in Skype BI and User Insights team - Skype Sweden

Deepdived into IT-world in 1999 and ever since I have had the opportunities to both do as well as teach. I've always had passion for both technology and data.  Started out working as an IT-manager and computer science teacher. Then turned to doing system analysis and development, systems integration, data migration, data warehousing, business intelligence reporting requirements and development, quality assurance, project management. I have lots of experience in building large-scaled custom information systems and data warehousing solutions mainly for finance, telecom, government sector, energy and retail sales businesses.

My passion is to enable the power of data for the benefit of business, support data-driven decision making.

Every day I deal with functional system analysis, data modelling & warehousing, planning and prioritizing, translating data to information and creating insights. Business Intelligence evangelism & advisory.

Born & educated in Estonia, currently located in Sweden.

Photos from event


Time Event
18.00 - 18.30 Arrival and Registration
18:30 - 18:40 Nesrine Changuel (host)
Welcoming message
18.40 - 19.10 Surprise Fun Activity
19.10 - 19.20 Nesrine Changuel
Lightning talk #1 "Agile methodology at Skype"
19.20 - 19.40 Tatiana Toboeva
Key Note - "Xbox, go to Skype" - How we brought chat to the living room
19.40 - 19.50 Jevgeni Tsaikin
Lightning talk #2 "Windows Phone Platform Tech Talk"
19.50 - 20.00 10 minute comfort break
20.00 - 20.10 Andrea Drane
Lightning talk #3 "Technical Documentation"
20.10 - 20.20 Jan Plasberg
Lightning talk #4 "Audio Digital Signal Processing"
20.20 - 20.30 Ele-Kaja Gildemann
Lightning talk #5 "Business Intelligence - The Power of Data"
20.30 - 21.00 Panel Q&A hosted by Nesrine Changuel
21.00 Socialize and drink
Back to Stockholm