With over 20 years of experience building software-based solutions for business performance, Aldis is passionate about AI/ML and is recognized as an AI influencer in Eastern Europe. For the past six consecutive years, he has been awarded the Microsoft Data Platform MVP Award, recognizing his technology expertise and outstanding contributions to communities. Aldis created the formation of the largest Data Analysis and ML/AI communities in the Baltics, and over the past three years held more than 100 Meetup group events interacting with more than 2500 community members. He is passionate about sharing his experience and guiding groups interested in building technical knowledge and skills.
Roberto Cortez is a passionate Java Developer with more than 10 years of experience. He is involved within the Open Source Community to help other individuals spread the knowledge about Java technologies. He is a regular speaker at conferences like JavaOne, Devoxx, Devnexus, JFokus and others. He leads the Coimbra JUG and founded the JNation Conference in Portugal. When he is not working, he hangs out with friends, play computer games and spends time with family.
Marian Gradea is a Java Team Lead at Cognizant Softvision with more than 15 years of experience in software development. He tackled various domains from developing hardware automation testing platforms, building home automation integrated solutions, creating web based enterprise software, to designing safety critical applications for the automotive industry.
With a passion for microservices architectures and interservice communication he constantly pushes to discover optimal solutions and transpose them from theory into reality.
Husband, Father, Speaker, Content creator & Mental Health Advocate. Software Engineer by choice, Engineering manager by accident and Therapy attendee by need! Fourteen plus years in industry have thought me things and I'm happy to share them!
Mike has been causing chaos on the internet for more than a decade, he’s been around to see a lot happen (and sometimes help it along). He loves building and learning in the open and sharing what he gains along the way.
Moran is a Lead Data Scientist at Cognyte research group where she focuses on accelerating machine learning in Cognyte’s investigative analytics products. Moran’s group leads all innovation efforts, serving a diverse set of company needs including research, product development, sales, and company growth. Her team currently manages key infrastructure and algorithmic components from Vision and NLP efforts to machine learning solutions for intelligence platforms. Prior to joining Cognyte, Moran worked for the Israeli Prime Minister's Office where she was responsible for the development of machine learning systems for high-scale data validation to assist the analysts. She has also worked at AT&T, developing a power optimization system for cooling systems in data centers.
Hello, I am Nicoleta Băbușcă and I'm a Software Developer at Raiffeisen Bank.
I started my journey in Raiffeisen in 2015 and evolved in this time from trainee to Senior Software Developer.
Since 2019 I am part of an agile team that creates a new way of banking, open banking.
I like to learn new things from different areas of expertise and to help in all that is needed when developing a new product,
from building a team to delivering software.
Dragos has over 10 years of experience in IT, working with Java for over seven. He is an advocate for serverless and its benefits and enjoys using new technologies and frameworks to keep his team interested and engaged.
Radu Farcas is an experienced Engineering Leader with a background in Software Engineering and a focus on building and leading R&D sites in the last decade. He is helping drive the evolution of the Snyk Developer Security Platform. Developer at heart, he is passionate about working with people and guiding talented Engineers into effective multi-purpose teams that are crafting highly scalable systems
Ramón Huidobro is a Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at Suborbital Software Systems with over ten years of experience. Ramón specializes in Open Source Software and Web Technologies, and is particularly excited about the transformational potential of application extensibility. Always excited to talk about teaching tech, especialmente en Español, oder auf Deutsch.
Răzvan Prichici is a passionate developer, trainer and conference speaker. He works as a lead architect at Cognizant Softvision where he is crafting code and coaching others every day. In his more than 14 years of professional experience, he was a troubleshooter, led the technical management of large software projects and worked as a freelance consultant in various companies.
He deals frequently with the strategic consulting of customers in the area of software architecture, cloud computing and API strategies.He is very open-minded and happy about every conversation, so don’t be shy. The best way to reach him is via LinkedIn.
Richard Burgess has been involved in Financial Services for 20+ years and joined London Stock Exchange in 2019. Highly experienced leading, planning and supporting transformation programmes. Previously at Barclays Investment Bank he is now supporting the Cloud Programme at the London Stock Exchange.
Finance and Controlling SAP Consultant with over 10 years of experience with projects in real-estate, automotive, utilities, F&B and other industries. Worked both as an external and internal consultant for clients from Romania and abroad. Part of the Molson Coors team since 2017 where I have been part of SAP roll-outs, system improvements and other initiatives.
Liviu Spiroiu currently works as a Software Development Team Lead and Scrum Master at Cognyte. He is passionate about building and developing both teams and software solutions. He has been a Software Developer for fifteen years, but for the last few, he switched his focus on managing great people and get things done right, while bringing value to customers. He has experience in a wide range of areas such as Software Development, Cloud, Cyber Security, Agile SCRUM Methodology, and many more.
Passionate computer scientist. Java Champion and Google Developers Expert for Cloud. Public speaker. Ex-leader of JavaZone and Norwegian JUG – javaBin.
Sharon Steed is an international keynote speaker, author and founder of Communilogue, an empathy consultancy. She teaches teams and organizations to better communicate, collaborate and approach diversity and inclusion by engaging empathy. Her organizational empathy assessment identifies the gaps in both inclusion and empathy in team and/or organizational culture. Sharon has spoken in 17 countries spanning five continents at conferences and companies including Microsoft, Booking.com, Kraft Heinz, Northwestern Mutual and dozens of others. She has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities.
A lifelong stutterer, Sharon uses her speech impediment to both teach what empathy is and to inspire audiences to engage in empathy actions daily. An author and course instructor for O'Reilly Media, Inc., her eBook Empathy at Work is available in the O’Reilly library. Sharon has two LinkedIn Learning courses: “Driving Inclusion with Empathy” and "Communicating With Empathy" which has over 450,000 views. An Illinois, USA native, she currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Sivan Biham is a Computer Vision Researcher and Algorithm Developer in Healthy.io, where she works on healthcare-related products, taking them all the way from the algorithm design stage to a fully implemented product with thousands of users across the world.
Sivan holds an M.Sc. in computer science from Weizmann Institute with a specialization in Computer Vision and Deep Learning, and a B.Sc. in both Computer Science and Neuroscience from Bar Ilan University.
She is enthusiastic about using her algorithmic skills and knowledge to improve people's health and life. In her spare time, she loves to run and practice yoga.
Stefan has been working in the IT industry for about 10 years, in various roles. He started as a Software Developer and at the moment he is a Project Manager at Systematic, where he is part of a team that develops Command & Control software for NATO countries.
He is passionate about leadership, psychology, philosophy and many other things for which the day is too short. When he is not trying to find new ways to be a better leader for his team, he enjoys playing guitar and exploring and creating worlds in Dungeons & Dragons.
Driving adoption, contribution, and community engagement for AWS IoT across the globe, while providing feedback and insight to help create the best IoT focused products on the planet within AWS IoT engineering team.
Thomas is a Software Architect specialized in building highly-scalable, resilient, and secure enterprise applications. He develops software solutions at Systematic, Denmark, where he’s been working on modernizing platforms and applications for the cloud-native world, focusing on developer experience and security. Thomas likes contributing to open-source projects like Spring Security and Spring Cloud. He’s the author of “Cloud Native Spring in Action - With Spring Boot and Kubernetes”, published by Manning, where some of his main interests converged, such as Kubernetes, Buildpacks, Knative, and other cloud-native technologies.
Tim Shea is the Head of Data & Application Architecture at MassMutual with over 25 years’ experience in software engineering, application design, database management and systems architecture across a wide range of technology platforms from mainframe to mobile. He is passionate about delivering high-quality/secure products to meet the customer demands of tomorrow and the future through enabling technology.
When he is not in the office, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, being in the outdoors and woodworking.
Victor joined Molson Coors GBS in 2021 in the GBS IT team. Has vast experience with HCM systems and a background in SAP Implementation, Sales, and Training. He has implemented SuccessFactors mostly in Romania, but also internationally for companies in Oil & Gas, Telco, and Retail. At Molson Coors GBS, he is the owner for the processes of SAP SuccessFactors and Kronos systems. He is an avid learner and likes to poke around and learn something new every day.
I am Technical Team Lead in IDEMIA, with over 10 years in software development, in designing, architecting and supporting enterprise-level scale solutions. During years, I’ve worked through all the aspects of system performance, for a sustainable service stability. As a technical person, I am open to new technologies, as they represent an enabler of your own growth.
Founder and leader of AmsterdamJUG, JavaOne Rockstar Speaker, CodeOne Star Speaker
IT Consultant, Software Architect, Team Lead,Chapter Lead working in industry since 2006 developing high performance software in multiple programming languages and technologies from desktop to mobile and web with high load traffic.
Always interested in cool new stuff, Free and Open Source software.
Like giving talks at conferences like JavaOne, Oracle Code One Devoxx BE, Devoxx US, Devoxx PL, Devoxx MA, Devoxx FR, JavaLand, GeeCON, Java Day Istanbul, Voxxed Days Belgrade, JDK.IO, JBCNConf Java Day Minks, DevConf and others
Volodymyr is SVP of Technologies with more than 20 years of experience who is leading Cloud, Security and Operation Services at SoftServe. Primary focused on the service development, delivery of technology consulting work for 1000 top companies in the world.
Magda is an enthusiastic and innovative Engineering Manager at Adobe Romania and Google Developer Expert for Android with more than 12 years of experience in software development. Passionate about technology and leadership, she is a blogger, trainer, public speaker, and promoter of digital communities from Romania, supporting other technical professionals to constantly improve their knowledge.
With more than 16 years of experience in IT, Alex used the last decade to surf the software development wheel-of-life in the Automotive Industry gathering extensive knowledge along the way. He likes taking on new challenges and he gets his kicks from making things happen. Alex believes that “making work fun” should be more than a maxim, it should be a rule.
Alexandra Polisevschi is a DevOps Engineer passionate about cloud, automation and clean code. Former Java Developer and Team Lead with 10 years' experience in application development, switched to DevOps 4 years ago for the challenges and the diversity of the job.
In Raiffeisen, she joined the Smart Market team as Technical Lead, coordinating between the development teams and directly overseeing the cloud architecture and deployment.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her kids, playing video games and traveling.
My name is Alexandru Cirjan and I'm a software developer always interested in how things work, both in software engineering and outside it. I'm primarily a .NET developer, but my curiosity pushes me to learn and work with other technologies as well.
Jack of all trades master of None. Alexandru Dejanu is a Software Engineer with 7 years of experience in various domains such as Automotive, Telecom, Banking, and Healthcare. Currently, he works as a Site Reliability Engineer at Systematic, part of the Customer Operations team, helping both development and operation teams to have full visibility of the complete application lifecycle. Opinionated and tech agnostic, loves helping others and sharing knowledge be it on StackOverflow, HackerNoon, or Medium.
7 years of expertise in developing web products as a Full-Stack Developer
Passionate about software development and problem-solving.
Alina Dima is a Senior Developer Advocate in the IoT Ecosystem Services team at Amazon Web Services. She is passionate about helping developers accelerate their journeys in the IoT ecosystem, and working with IoT communities to build better and move faster, from prototype to scale. Alina has worked in various industries such as telecommunications, manufacturing, automotive, retail, and photovoltaic. With nearly 20 years of experience as a software engineer, technical delivery manager and architect, she has designed and built multiple highly scalable, operationally ready IoT solutions, with millions of devices running in production today. Alina has shared her knowledge at various events, such as re:Invent, AWS Summits and online Webinars.
Anastasiya Hiy is an operational manager in Research and Development department at SoftServe.
Anastasiya has L&D and HRD experience and is responsible for people development and engagement processes in the R&D team.
Seasoned professional in the Cloud Industry, Andrei Mastacan brings a 15years+ of experience in the IT industry, spanning from well-known names in the industry such as Microsoft and Oracle to consultancy companies such as KPMG, NTT and more. Currently leading the Technical Architecture team @ Molson Coors and part of the Cloud Transformation Program. Passionate about Modern Workplace and the multitude of ways that technology enriches our everyday work and life.
My name is Andrey G. I am a software engineer from London, UK. Primarily, I am a full-stack web developer (think React, Angular, Node.js), but I also have a keen interest in low-level stuff (hello, C) and finance (love-hate relationship with Pandas).
> G. stands for Goncharov. I wanted to save you the pain of reading my Cyrillic last name.
Full-stack (web, blockchain, and even a bit of embedded) at software consultancies (DSR, DataArt) Headed front-end development at Hazelcast Front-end at Bricks (next-gen spreadsheet web app) Full-time maintainer of Flipper at Meta (ex-Facebook).
I write about tech in my small blog.
Occasionally, I speak at conferences.
I help people get their Global Talent visas.
I am currently pursuing a Master's in Computer Science (OMSCS) from Georgia Tech.
I love math, physics, rational thinking, and figuring out how things work. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, boxing, and weight lifting.
Bogdan has worked as a SysAdmin for about 12 years now, and for the last 5 years, he acted as a Senior DevOPS Engineer.
He has worked on various projects, covering the main industries including Telecom, Delivery, Financial/Banking, Insurance, Real Estate and HORECA. During this time, he has been working with Cloud Infrastructures as well as On-Premise solutions, both as a single contributor, as part of a team and also leading teams.
15 years of professional experience in software development
Development Lead at BearingPoint
Catalin Gheorghiu is a Solution Architect at EPAM Romania. His current interests are in the area of (I)IoT, industrial mobile and cloud solutions. In addition to addressing the software development and architecture, Catalin is a trainer and consultant. In his spare time, he is contributing with articles and blogs (signed MrSmersh), presentations to several user groups/meetups (also is RONUA Timisoara user group leader), and lecturing all over Romania and abroad as a member of the technical community.
Since 2011, for the past consecutive years, he was awarded the Microsoft MVP Award. Currently, Catalin is also an awardee of the Intel Software Innovator Award and a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Cătălin Tudose graduated with a degree in Computer Science in 1997 in Bucharest. He also holds a PhD in this field.
He has more than 20 years in the IT field and more than 15 years in the Java area and is currently acting as a Java and Web technologies expert at Luxoft Romania. Cătălin has developed 3 courses for Pluralsight on topics related to JUnit 5: “TDD with JUnit 5”, “Java BDD Fundamentals” and “Implementing a Test Pyramid Strategy in Java”. Besides the IT field and mathematics, Cătălin is interested in world culture and in soccer.
My name is Popica Aurel Cosmin.
I am a software engineer from Bucharest, Graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies Romania.
My main skills and areas of experience are:
• Robotic Process Automation (Automation Anywhere, UiPath)
• Application Development (PowerApps, WordPress, .NET Applications)
I have been working for Molson Coors GBS Romania for the last 5 years.
I helped the team with raising RPA awareness in the company and, along with my team, implemented automated processes for different departments.
I also developed PowerApps applications used at the company level. Next to that, my pride and joy is an E-Commerce Website development based on WordPress and WooCommerce.
I love taking things apart and figuring out how they work, building model rockets and model airplanes.
In my spare time I enjoy a good cup of coffee and a good random tutorial.
Favorite principle in code and life: KISS
Cristian Ciobanu is a Cloud Architect with more than 9 years of experience working in various IT projects in multiple industries (Banking, Automobile, Pharma, etc.). He is very passionate in delivering technologies and solutions that enable customers achieve the established milestones.
In Raiffeisen, Cristian is part of the cloud migration project leveraging applications become more robust, cost effective and with improved user experience and teams deliver faster and with better quality, contributing to the bank's digital transformation.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, practicing sports like snowboarding, tennis and football and spending time with family and friends.
Joined Molson Coors in 2018. Prior experience to working at MCBC includes a variety of industries, from machine tools & engineering, to banking, software, e-marketing, and Information Technology.
He has built a career spanning from intern to senior professional and management positions, being the first certified PMP in Romania (1999).
He holds an MBA from the Open University Business School (UK) and is a self-declared rock fan!
Wide experience in Finance, Project Management and IT. Studied or/and worked in 6 countries in public international institutions, small companies, consulting (Big4) and large multinationals. Leading the RPA Center of Excellence in Molson Coors since 2020 and active in the automation space for over 7 years.
Encourages and appreciates innovation and motivation to progress while staying true to one’s core values.
Dr. Humera developed her love for data early on in her professional life and is still amazed by its power. She did her doctorate in machine learning and computer vision; and has over twenty years of experience in leading teams working with big data. She is passionate about making a difference in people's lives and that is reflected in the projects she takes up.
In particular, user autonomy on the web is very close to her heart and she dedicated several years building and evaluating data-based solutions for online search, privacy and content filtering. Currently, Dr. Humera is the Director of Engg. at Eyeo and in charge of ad-filtering enablement using conventional and machine learning-based solutions.
Fredrik Hagstroem is the CTO of Emergn and an expert in digital transformation. He specializes in moving large change and development programs within global organizations forward, helping to achieve key business objectives. He is certified in Agile as a practitioner and trainer, and as a Systems Architect and Software Developer, specializing in Lean and Agile practices. He’s been part of the Emergn team for over 12 years.
Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer that loves coding for around 40 years already. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (TilesFX, Medusa, Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas, JDKMon).
Gerrit blogs regularly at http://harmonic-code.org, he is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), he is a JavaOne rockstar and a Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines.
J. is the lead of the Enterprise Architecture DevOps & Innovation team which specializes in organizational transformation in support of modern development practices including Continuous Architecture, Cloud Native design, DevOps automation, Agile and Lean practices at the Enterprise level. His group focuses on expanding DevOps beyond CI/CD. They support all levels of the organization in their digital transformation effort by breaking out of the ivory tower and assisting developers to get a jumpstart on their delivery practices.
J. has over 20 years of architecture experience and has led delivery teams in US, China, India, Malaysia and across eastern Europe. He splits his time between strategic guidance and actively coding to deliver patterns and libraries that directly help teams embrace new technologies.
Laura Savu is a Solution Architect at EPAM Romania, having 14 years of experience and is currently a Microsoft Certified Trainer. She has experience proposing different hosting solutions in Azure, based on appropriate architecture patterns, helping customers migrate workloads from on-prem to Azure cloud or to modernize their Applications.
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