The International Qlik Developer's Group

Eat. Sleep. Qlik. Repeat.

Welcome to the Qlik Dev Group website!

The Qlik Developer’s Group is just what it sounds like. It is a forum for QlikView and Qlik Sense developers of all levels to learn from and engage with senior industry folk and each other. Qlik are very good at holding customer and partner events, but what about those technologists who have to make the system actually work for our clients or employers!? We are key to the ongoing success of the products yet we have been under-represented by Qlik to date.

So when, in September 2014 in London, Matt said to Jason he wanted to put together a group to share challenges and solutions, Jason jumped in with both feet. They were joined by DV, and just 2 months later the inaugural Qlik Dev Group meeting took place. From 20 invited attendees in the Qlik City of London offices to just under 100 attendees for the London April 2016 event, the growth in enthusiasm has been incredible to see. And now we’re international (see map)!

Qlik Dev Group events are sessions (usually evenings after work) dedicated to engage with the architects, developers, technical BAs and PMs actually involved in onsite implementations. We are independent from Qlik, but very well supported by them. Qlik’s top people have flown in to present to us on a range of topics – all with a technical bias and relevant to us. The September 2015 London event saw all three of the new Developer Relations Team present mind-blowing stuff to a packed room and before that the legend to us devs that is Henric Cronström gave us a fascinating history of QV from version 1!

Just as important as attracting leading industry figures, we encourage the Qlik dev community to share with each other. We have all had good ideas, but how often are they the same ones? Why not share them in an open and informal (but structured) setting, while eating pizza and drinking beer? We have had some wonderful presentations to date; not all snazzy front-end graphics, but as much back-end tips and tricks to provide real help to us all in our daily work.

Mission Statements

To create an international organisation that engages and represents Qlik technologists, enhancing their knowledge with technical presentations from industry leaders and members of the community, ultimately improving the quality of Qlik product delivery across the globe.

To always know where Qlik’s “head is at”.

To provide feedback to Qlik on both product and company process. (And be listened to.)

To eat pizza and drink beer in an honest setting that is totally free from any salesy cr*p…

Our Modus Operandi

  • QDG Ltd (a VAT registered company in the UK) with 3 listed Directors (currently Jason, Matt and Richard)
  • Simple flat leadership of active QlikView developer(s) in each region, nominated and elected annually by previous attendees
  • Events targeted for every 2 or 3 months
  • Attendees are developers and others with a technical involvement in Qlik projects
  • Not-for-profit. All sponsorship funds and other income are for event costs (venue and subsistence) and certain overheads (e.g. web hosting) only. No direct financial benefit for directors or leaders
  • Agenda items submitted for consideration by anyone and everyone!
  • Independence from Qlik or any partner.

Upcoming Events Around the World

Scheduled events coming up! Register on the region's home page (use the main menu).
Switzerland Event 4
23-Nov-2017; Vulkpanplatz 11, 8084 Zürich
Rio Evento 2
Segundo evento Rio - QlikDevGroup
Mexico Event 4
November 21, 2017; Mexico City
London Event 12
Tuesday 14th November, IRIS Worldwide, Park Street, London
Helsinki Event 8
September/October (TBD) -2018;Helsinki
Helsinki Event 7
2nd May -2018;Helsinki
Glasgow Event 1
Monday 13th November, 6-10pm Shout @ The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE

Registration and Welcome

Registration, drinks and chitter-chatter

Intro QDG Switzerland Event 04

Sebastian Baumhauer
Philipp Leimgruber
Stefan Heinz

QlikView @ SBB Cargo

Overview of how we use, develop and maintain QlikView at SBB Cargo
Stefan Heinz

Data Lineage & Data Governance

How to prevent acting like “Sherlock Holmes” for hours by searching for data relations or doing complex change impact analysis over the full ETL process in a Qlik environment.
Philipp Leimgruber

Advanced Analytics Integration: exploring new shores with Qlik Sense and R

By introducing the Advanced Analytics Integration for Python and R in the June 2017, Qlik lifts its disruptive experience to new heights. From now on, it’s possible to leverage advanced...
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Alexander Nagler
Alexander Nagler

Open feedback and discussion

Sebastian Baumhauer
Philipp Leimgruber
Stefan Heinz


Boas Vindas

Boas Vindas e Networking……
Marcelo Moniz

IoT e Big Data

IoT e Big Data

Coffe break

Set Analysis / Alternate state

Set Analysis / Alternate state
Alessandro Furtado

Get Ready: Qlik Dev Group Mexico #4!

Get ready, because the Qlik Dev Group is back! Let’s take a moment to grab a snack and complete the registration forms. The organizers –Karl, Miguel and Julian– will introduce...
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Julián Villafuerte
Miguel Ángel García
Karl Pover

Mike’s Session

Miguel García, author of QlikView for Developers, is flying all the way from Monterrey to meet the Qlik enthusiasts in Mexico City. His session is still a mystery, but believe...
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Miguel Ángel García

Practical Tools and Tips for Qlik Developers

Cook up test data, geolocate addresses, use the latest Qlik visualization capabilities… A true Qlik Developer always carries everything he needs in his utility belt, Robin!
Angel Monjarás

Beyond Qlik Sense: Extensions & GeoAnalytics

Do you enjoy working with Qlik Sense? Well, it’s time to go a bit further. In this session, Julian will show us what you can achieve by combining extensions and...
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Julián Villafuerte

Planning in Qlik: K4 Analytics

There’s no better place to do financial or sales planning than Qlik. In this session, Karl will show us how to integrate robust, secured and easy to manage forecasts and...
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Karl Pover

Arrivals – Welcome to Event 12 (London)

Richard Pearce
Matt Crowther
Jason Michaelides

Key-Note: José Díaz López – Big Data Indexing

José Díaz López – Big Data Indexing and Augmented inteligence (aka The Next Big Things) What a treat to have José visit us from Lund. Big Data Indexing (BDI) was...
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José Diaz Lopez
19:30 - 20:00

Pizza & Beer!

Community Presentation: Vladimir Chumack

Vladimir Chumack – Qlikview Connectors in Python Valdimir is going to showcase the basics of Qlik and Connectors: starting a connector, passing commands to connectors and passing data back from...
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Vladimir Chumack

Qlik Update and 2020 Vision

What’s the latest news from the Mothership?
Bruno Calver

Announcements, Q&A

What’s coming up in Qlik Dev Group land, plus our speakers return to the stage for your questions.
José Diaz Lopez
Vladimir Chumack
Richard Pearce
Matt Crowther
Jason Michaelides

Arrivals – Saapuminen

Phuoc Tran Minh
Ville Airo
Tommi Nyberg
Mika Ahtinen

Introduction and Sponsors

Phuoc Tran Minh
Ville Airo
Tommi Nyberg
Mika Ahtinen






Welcome to Glasgow – Event 1

A new venue in Glasgow for Dev Group in Scotland – join us @ The Studio
Brian Booden

Intro and Qlik Dev Group Update

An intro to what the Dev Group are about and what’s new, including Big Guru Day!
Brian Booden

Big Data Indexing

José Díaz López, Lead Scientist @ Qlik introduces Qlik Big Data Indexing (BDI) technology.  This presentation shows some of the approaches considered for the BDI design to achieve the Business Discovery...
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José Diaz Lopez
19:45 - 20:15


Advanced Analytics Integration

Steven Pressland, Senior Solution Architect @ Qlik, goes over the basics of how Advanced Analytics Integration works and more broadly the Server Side Extensions API. He will also demonstrate this in...
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Steven Pressland
Steven Pressland

To register, go to the Region's main page


Without these guys we'd be doing it on the street and going hungry...Thank You!


From the beginning, Qlik have greatly supported the Dev Group, whilst respecting our independence. They have so far sponsored 3 events.

KT Labs

Agile planning and actionable analytics for your Qlik platform.  KT Labs delivers a new agile and disruptive approach to the worlds of Corporate Performance Management and Actionable Analytics.


Evolcon is an innovative powerhouse that helps companies change the way they interact with data in order to
create actionable insights that derive in real business value. Our mission: Create data-driven companies.


A Qlik consultancy offering expertise all over the country, Ometis sponsored event 3 in London. The competition to win a quadcopter went down a storm!


Alteryx aim to make life easier for all Qlik developers with their drag-and-drop data loading interface. They showcased themselves and their product by sponsoring Event 4 in London.


A recruitment consultancy focusing deeply on client needs. Modis were secondary sponsors for Event 3 in London.


Application Lifecycle Management for Qlik software. In4BI sponsored the first Amsterdam event.


With 150 reseller partners worldwide, Business Geografic has established a world leadership in Geo-Reporting, Geo-Analytics and Location Intelligence. GeoQlik co-sponsored Event 1 in Amsterdam.


Tried and tested in data, GIS and BI. With thier business intelligence applications, organizations have the right tools to ask questions, get answers and achieve goals. HippoLine are particularly specialized in the financial markets and healthcare.


Bar sponsors for the first Copenhagen event.

TIQ Solutions GmbH

TIQ Solutions offers methodological and technical consulting services for quality-assured data management. We support our clients from the initial needs analysis to full implementation in the areas of Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data and Analytics.

Akquinet AG

Akquinet is a quality driven end-to-end IT service provider with more than 600 employees mainly operating from Hamburg, Germany. The Business Intelligence (BI) delivers everything for QLIK and especially the new Qlik Sense Platform .

Evolvit Oy

Finnish Qlik partner
Sponsor for first ever QDG Helsinki event


Europe's Largest Qlik Partner
Creating Intelligent Business


Bar sponsor for the first Malmö event


Finnish Qlik partner
Sponsor since first ever QDG Helsinki event


Global Company that provides BI services in the cloud
Sponsor for first ever QDG Chile event


Consulting Services
Secondary Sponsor for first ever QDG Chile event
Data IQ - Qlik Master Reseller

Data IQ

Qlik Master reseller for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Sponsor for the first ever Buenos Aires event


Idevio provides maps and geographic services, including map extensions for Qlik.
Sponsor for Edinburgh Session 2


A Qlik consultancy offering implementation services in Mexico and US. Derevo sponsored event 2 in Mexico.

Websy Ltd

Spreading the Word of the Qlik APIs


Finnish Qlik partner
Sponsor for 3rd QDG Helsinki event


Fully-supported, wow-factor extensions for Qlik Sense

Leave your Qlik Sense comfort zone and discover how much MORE you can do. 
Be part of our 3-day trip to Qlik Sense’ deepest depths.
We are your perfect tour guides:
Sense Deep Dive

Visualise and tell a meaningful story with your data
Catalyst IT Solutions

Cubiq Analytics

Finnish Qlik partner
Sponsor in QDG Helsinki event 6th