Join Betty Blocks at Citizen Development Week 2024

There’s no denying that citizen development has been a hot topic for years. The movement has inspired many organizations to democratize software and follow business-led IT when creating new applications. As more people join the bandwagon, it is only natural that more queries arise regarding how to do it successfully. 

A small group of experts, including Betty Blocks’ CEO, Chris Obdam, has pioneered citizen development and made it to the powerful movement that it is today. To bring more awareness to future citizen developers and inspire non-developer employees to take the leap into software development, there is Citizen Development Week, which kicks off on the 22nd of April 2024 through a series of livestreams spanning the following days.

A myriad of topics will be covered, ranging from how to navigate challenges that organizations face to overwhelming successes achieved through citizen development.

Panel Discussion: Navigating Citizen Development Challenges


Starts: April 24, 2024 - 4:00 PM CET
Betty Blocks representative: Stephan Koning
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This LinkedIn Live session will delve into common hurdles, including IT support, security, skill gaps, and integration complexities. It will explore the crucial role of leadership in overcoming these challenges, share successful collaboration examples, and emphasize the proactive identification and mitigation of risks for project success.

Setting up a team of citizen developers can be challenging when you don’t know where to start. To help leaders implement citizen development in their organizations, CDW has put together a panel of seasoned citizen developers who will share their first-hand accounts. Each speaker shares their accomplishments of how they have turned their affinity with technology into an invaluable asset within their organization. 

Stephan brings a wealth of experience, having successfully spearheaded multiple citizen development projects from inception to completion. He’s intimately familiar with potential obstacles and effective strategies to surmount them. Moreover, Stephan is an avid citizen developer on the Betty Blocks platform, bringing a unique perspective to the discussion.

CEO Perspective: AI and Citizen Developer-led Innovation


Starts: April 26, 2024 -  4:00 PM CET
Betty Blocks representative: Chris Obdam, CEO and Co-Founder
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These low-code platform CEOs are at the helm of driving new innovation when the power of AI is combined with citizen development practices. They will share key insights into how AI can be used to catapult software development to the next level. Learn about nifty prompts and proactive strategies for safely integrating LLM capabilities into optimizing organizational workflows by non-developer employees. 

Citizen Development Platform Spotlight: Betty Blocks

CDP Spotlight Platform Announcement 2024

Starts: April 26, 2024 - 6:00 PM CET  
Betty Blocks representative: Chris Obdam, CEO and Co-Founder
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This session is perfect for organizations looking for a no-code/low-code platform to aid them in their citizen development endeavors. Here, Chris Obdam will give a personal demo of what the Betty Blocks platform is capable of in relation to citizen development and business-led IT. Having been at the forefront of the citizen development movement, Chris is an inspiring advocate of giving non-developer employees the right tooling to create their own governed IT solutions. 

But Wait, There’s More!

Besides the insightful sessions that Betty Blocks employees will be speaking at, there are plenty of other panels, interactive workshops, and Q&A sessions delving into various aspects of how citizen development works in practice. With operational excellence being key to staying competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape, low-code vendors like Betty Blocks help organizations explore new ways of fostering collaboration between business and IT.  

Connect with fellow citizen developers or learn from seasoned experts how to become a citizen developer yourself. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from leading experts in citizen development. Sign up via the link below to join the conversation and equip yourself with strategies to tackle citizen development challenges head-on.