Local Rock Stars - Nov 12, 2015

A successful day at Stakladen in Aarhus with our local rock stars presenting Tech & UX events

The idea about an event with local experts was developed during the planning of Internet Week Denmark 2015. Local Rock Stars is a partnership between companies in and around Aarhus, and the purpose is to share knowledge and highlight local experts – software developers, UX and Interaction Designers.

Local Rock Stars is made in collaboration with eBay Classifieds Group, Creuna, IT Minds, Vertica, and Studenterhus Aarhus.


The day was filled with informative and interesting events from our local tech and UX rock stars.

Keynote Presentation

  • Lasse Chor, Happy 42

Tech events

  • 10.15 10.45: "Our journey to micro services – where did we end up?" Søren Trudsø Mahon, eBay
  • 10.45 - 11.15: "Connection lost… F***”. Jakob Dam Jensen, Senior Developer, Creuna
  • 11.15 - 11.45: “Conventions: the double edge sword you should be wielding” by Stefan Daugaard Poulsen, Ditmer A/S
  • 11.45 - 12.15: ”Moving towards a living styleguide” by Michael Vestergaard Lysdal, Senior Software Engineer, Danske Bank
  • 13.30 - 14.00: “Custom eCommerce and super speed with elastic search” by Adam Peter Nielsen, CTO and
    Søren Lysdahl Andersen, web developer, Novicell"
  • 14.00 - 14.30: “How do you eat an elephant? – Piece by piece!” by Jesper Færgemann, Lead Architect, Mjølner
  • 14.30 - 15.00: “Having lunch with a tech giant” by Jacob Harpøth Hansen, mobile developer, IT Minds

UX events

  • 10.15 10.45: "Do it on purpose!" Helle Jensen, Senior UX Consultant & Asle Høeg-Mikkelsen, Senior UX Consultant, Creuna
  • 10.45 - 11.15: “How to set goals for an experience” Tine Heide, UX lead, Bankdata
  • 11.15 - 11.45: "From field study to pixel peeping", Nikolaj Gandrup Borchorst, Senior UX Consultant, Ph.D., Mjølner Informatics
  • 11.45 - 12.15: "The mobile seller" by Mikkel Michelsen, Lead UX Designer, eBay Denmark
  • 13.30 - 14.00: "Oysters and Elephants – A case about creating valuable software" by Sam de Jongh Hepworth, Senior UX Designer and Katrine Hansted, Junior UX Designer, Systematic a/s
  • 14.00 - 14.30: “How to marry two established solutions” by Mads Jørgensen, Lead UX Designer, CCI
  • 14.30 - 15.00: “The best usability-tips for a good search engine” Jens Hofman, Digital forretningsudvikler, Vertica