Roy Derks

Developer Experience & DevRel at StepZen, an IBM Company

Developer Experience & DevRel Leader at StepZen, an IBM Company, where I work with the engineering, product, and marketing teams to improve their products, attract new users, and create content. With StepZen, you can build a GraphQL API that gets the data you need from any data source. I have over 11 years of experience in building, investing, and advising startups and developers, and I am the founder of Hackteam.io, a platform that connects tech talent with innovative projects.

I am also an international speaker, author, and educator, with a passion for GraphQL, React, and machine learning. I have published multiple books and articles, delivered keynote presentations and workshops, and contributed to open-source projects and communities. I have been recognized as one of the Top 50 Talents in Business by the Dutch Financial Times in 2021, and as one of the TNW Top 500 Talents in Tech for three consecutive years. My mission is to make world-class tech education available to everyone, and to empower developers to create impactful solutions.