The high-level tech talk event series in Regensburg

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About us

L8 birds ("late birds") was created to provide a suitable platform for exciting tech talks in Regensburg. We* have noticed that when it comes to high qualified and diverse content in the tech scene, the offers in Regensburg are still limited. We have made it our mission to expand the range of free events with exciting speakers.

L8 birds helps you to broaden your horizons, to get in contact with other interested people and to get inspired by our international speakers.

* Who is we? - We are the 8SELECT GmbH, an IT Software Company based in the TechBase in Regensburg. And part of our daily life is to catch up with the newest technologies. Since we want to learn from the best, we are going to invite specialists who are open to share their knowledge with us. If you like our idea we are happy to welcome you to our new event series!


What you've missed already

March 12, 2020: Second L8 birds tech talk

8select l8 Birds Matthias Kainer
Matthias Kainer
8select L8 Birds Mario Fernandez
Mario Fernandez

Topic: "The one right way to do microfrontends - two opinions"

When people started talking about microservices, what they meant was splitting up big things into little things in every part of your application. What really happened was, however, that the splitting happened mostly on the backend. The frontend of the application has remained a large, monolithic ball of mud for the majority of software projects we have seen. Only recently people have realized that the benefits of microservices can apply to frontend development as well. Being independent, as we all know, can improve the pace of delivery and the happiness of the developers. As always, there is only one true way to achieve microfrontends, and Mario and Matthias have found them all.
In the following two sessions we want to show you opposite approaches and outline the advantages and disadvantages, helping you understand which one might be the best fit for your project.


What prior knowledge do you need to be able to follow the content?

Basic understanding of frontend development, and struggles of working on them with more than one team.


Matthias was co-founder of two web companies, worked at Microsoft, AutoScout24 and 1&1 as Developer, Business Engineer and Manager before he joined ThoughtWorks as Consultant. His main interests Continuous Delivery, DevOps, software development, agile and self organised teams, all of which he tried to establish at each of those milestones - not always successful but never without learning something new.

Mario develops software for a living. Then he goes home and continues reading about software because he just cannot get enough.
At some point, somebody thought it was a good idea to make him the technical lead of an agile team. He quickly discovered that building things himself is not the same as helping somebody else figure it out.
He learned, somewhat to his surprise, that he really enjoys sharing ideas. According to their feedback, other developers have managed to learn something from Mario. At least they don't tend to run away screaming, which is, as he thinks, a good thing.


You've missed the second L8 birds event and want to learn more about Matthias' and Mario's tech talk? You can find their whole presentation here on GitHub. By the way, we grabbed Matthias Kainer before the talk for a little interview to learn more about him and his work.



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"L8 birds pre-event" on March 12, 2020: 3D Printing Tour by Harald Schmid (Gramm GmbH)

At the second L8 birds tech talk event we offered a free 3D printing tour as pre-event together with Harald Schmid (Gramm GmbH) in the "Startup Garage" of the TechBase. Harald trained the participants on designing 3D printed products and figuring out how to manufacture it.



October 7, 2019: L8 birds kick-off tech talk

8select Speaker Robert Zhu
Robert Zhu
Principal Technical Evangelist, AWS

Topic: "Full-stack Type Safety with React, GraphQL, and TypeScript" on October 7

In this talk, I'll present a full-stack solution for building type-safe JavaScript web applications using React, GraphQL, TypeScript, and a Node.js library called TypeGraphQL.


What prior knowledge do you need to be able to follow the content?

Basic knowledge of React.js, Node.js, GraphQL, and TypeScript. I will spend some time covering these foundational technologies, but you will be lost if you've never heard of them!


Full stack web development has exploded in complexity recently. In this talk, I'll share my personal recipe for building a type safe modern web application stack.

About Robert Zhu

Robert is currently a Principal Technical Evangelist at AWS and a member of the GraphQL Working Group. Prior to joining AWS, he was a Software Engineer at Facebook on the GraphQL team, a Software Architect at Eze Software Group, and a Software Engineer at Microsoft (.net, Windows Server, Xbox). He is passionate about web, mobile, APIs, gaming, and finance. 

You can reach him on twitter: @rbzhu


We interviewed Robert before the lecture to learn more about him and his job. Have you ever wondered what tasks a technical evangelist at a company takes on? In the video you will find an answer.




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Code of Conduct

Short version

Starting our speaker series we want to provide a harassment-free event for all of you regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or lack thereof. So just be respectful.

We won’t accept harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

  • Harassment includes, but is not limited to: Offensive verbal or written comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers reserve the right to take any actions to keep the event a harassment-free area for all participants. This includes warning the offender or ejection from the event without reimbursement.

Event organizers may take action to address anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.

Let us know: If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please report it as soon as possible (employees of the l8 brids team will be wearing dark Polos with a “8”. Incidents of harassment reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to feel comfortable at our event. With our l8 birds Speaker series we want to bring innovative tech knowledge to Regensburg and provide a platform for interested respectful people.

Travel Info


c/o R-Tech GmbH
Franz-Mayer-Str. 1
93053 Regensburg


  • At the motorway junction Regensburg take the A 3 towards Regensburg-Ost/Passau
  • Leave motorway at exit 100a Regensburg-Klinikum
  • Turn right at the 1st set of traffic lights in the direction of the university.
  • Turn right at the 2nd traffic light towards the university and stay on the Galgenbergstraße.
  • After approx. 1.5 km you will find the TechBase on the right hand side.
  • Turn right there into Franz-Mayer-Straße
  • Park on the signposted visitor car parks
  • You will find taxis directly in front of the main station (approx. 10 minutes drive to TechBase).
  • The bus station in Albertstraße is located in front of the main railway station.
  • Take the bus line 6 in the direction of Klinikum
  • Get off at the stop TechCampus, which is located directly at the TechBase.

To the north of the TechBase site there is a parking lot which is available free of charge to all visitors to the TechCampus from 6:00 - 22:00 hrs. The parking lot is equipped with a barrier, free exit chips are available from your host on the TechCampus. Please note: The exit is only permitted until 22:00.