SoCraTes Austria 2024

Fr. 20 September 13:00-22:00

Sa. 21 September 9:00-22:00

Socrates in a nutshell

SoCraTes Austria 2023 is a two-day event. We will have an open space conference about software crafting and testing. We will start in the morning with the „market place“ and then continue the day with the open space.

To attend, please register on Eventbrite. Tickets include admission, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cold beer and coffee.

The open space conference is entirely created by the participants with a facilitators who will guide through the day.


We want to bring software developers, testers, architects, designers and other people involved with software development together. We want to learn from each other and share our knowledge.


This conference is about finding better ways to develop software: We will talk and learn about coding, code quality, quality of work, testing, sustainable development, mastery and other topics.


SoCraTes Austria is a conference that is entirely created by its participants. We want hands-on coding sessions, sessions focused on discussion, interactive talks, and more.


There will be lots of opportunities to meet, connect, learn, teach, share, and have fun together. We also highly encourage "fun sessions".
The main language of the event (facilitation, group activities) will be English. Sessions can be in German if everybody in the audience of the session understands German or if you announce the session as “German session”.

What attendees say about the SoCraTes Austria

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"SoCraTes was truly great for sharing issues, give and get help! I 'wrote' my first ML algorithm, discussed about ethics, I pushed my boundaries by participating in an improvisation acting workshop, found out about the first computer in Austria and co-hosted a DevOps discussion."
Diana Flores
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"For me SoCraTes was the best place to share and gain knowledge at the same time. It has never been so easy to find like-minded people with knowledge that were willing to share it and discuss topics that mattered to me and them."
Thomas Einwaller
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"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at SoCraTes Days Linz, with interesting discussions about e.g. release management and business models unfolding during the day. I usually attend and present at Java technology conferences, so the quite different SoCraTes experience was very welcome. Highly recommended!"
Jürgen Höller
Spring Framework Lead


SoCraTes Austria 2024 will be at the Wissensturm Linz, Kärntnerstraße 26, 4020 Linz. It is right across the street from Linz main railway station (“Linz Hauptbahnhof”) and can be easily reached by bus, tram and train.

Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to create a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. And we need your help to achieve that. We expect you to behave according to our Code of Conduct - both at the conference and in all discussions around the conference (online and offline).

Please read our full code of conduct before buying a ticket, discussing online and before coming to the conference. But please don’t feel intimidated by it - these are simple rules, and they will make life better for everyone at the conference.

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