Paul Pop Tech Lead AND Road Warrior AND Digital

Paul is a talented, organised and professional Software Developer with extensive knowledge of developing, designing and integrating systems for customers in an agile manner and a continuous integration, continuous delivery environment. He posses strong analytical, client interaction and interpersonal skills along with excellent problem solving and leadership skills.

He has been involved in every phase of the SDLC – Technical Analysis, Prototyping, Architecture, Design, Implementation, Testing, Evolution and Maintenance. His main focus is on Java development, functional programming and software/systems architecture. He likes to know how things work so he has always been involved in things like security, ops, performance, testing, monitoring/alerting and architecture.

KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)
Nader Dabit Developer Advocate Amazon Web Services

Specializing in cross platform mobile application development.

4 years experience training fortune 500 companies on web application development, with the last two focused on React and React Native Training (clients include Amazon, US Army Corps of Engineers, Visa, ClassPass, American Express, Indeed, & Warner Bros).

Creator of React Native Elements

Host of React Native Radio

Author of React Native in Action

Serverless GraphQL with React Native & AWS AppSync
Alessandro Terenzi CTO Inglobe Technologies

Alessandro is co-founder and CTO of Inglobe Technologies/ARMedia, a company that specialises in Augmented Reality applications development and services. His experience in Augmented Reality and related technologies spans over 10 years, during which he had the chance to complete several projects in many different application domains (Cultural Heritage, Architecture & Engineering, Education & Training, Industry, Media). Along with regular production activities he also spends a good amount of time on learning new things and research activities as well.


Developing State of Art Augumented Reality Experiences: A pragmatic approach
Cassandra Faris Director of Talent Management Improving Enterprises

Geek & social media addict who is passionate about connecting with others in the tech community. Outside of work, I swim, bike, run, read, learn to code, play tabletop games, experiment in the kitchen, explore Columbus & travel as much as possible.

Jock Busuttil Founding Director Product People

Jock is a freelance head of product, author ( and startup mentor with over seventeen years’ experience working in technology with startups and larger organisations. These include the BBC, Mind The Product, the Ministry of Justice, University of Cambridge and the Government Digital Service (GDS).

Talk TBD
Amala Rangnekar Applications Engineer Oracle

I completed my Masters in Computer Science at University of Southern California (class of 2014) and have been working as a software developer for over three years. Although my primary job involves Java technology, I am always excited to work on new things that enhance my skill-set. My strengths are problem solving, applying newly acquired skills and my passion for understanding the end-to-end business workflow of product features.

Development of Java based on CRM
Alex Lakatos JavaScript Developer Advocate Nexmo

Alex Lakatos is a JavaScript Developer Advocate for Nexmo. In his spare time he is a Mozilla Tech Speaker and has been a contributor to the Mozilla project for the past six years, based in London. JavaScript developer building on the open web, he has been pushing its boundaries every day. You can check out his github profile or get in touch on twitter. When he’s not programming, he likes to travel the world, so it’s likely you’ll bump into him in an airport lounge.

The era of Conversation
Radu Ionescu Associate Professor University of Bucharest

Video analysis beyond deep learning
Ádám Sándor Cloud technology consultant Container Solutions

Adam moved from application development to a consultancy career in cloud native computing. He currently works at Amsterdam-based consultancy Container Solutions. He is helping companies succeed in improving their delivery of business critical software by combining his application development experience with knowledge of container-based infrastructure.

What Java developers need to know about Kubernetes
Victor Rentea Technical Team Lead & Senior JavaEE Developer IBM Global Business Services

Crafting code in most programming languages, since 2004. Currently Lead Architect of the largest client of IBM Romania.

Passionate trainer and coach, since 2013. Extensive experience (over 1500 hours) with major clients such as Deutche Bank, Emag, Axway, ING, Betfair, etc..

Clean Code evanghelist – regular international conference speaker. eXtreme Programming fan, TDD practitioner.

Clean Code with Java 8
Axel Fontaine CEO Boxfuse GmbH

Axel Fontaine is the founder and CEO of Boxfuse (, the easiest way to deploy JVM, Node.js and Go applications to AWS, and the creator of Flyway (, the open-source tool that makes database migrations easy.

Axel is an entrepreneur, a Continuous Delivery expert, an Immutable Infrastructure expert, a Java Champion, a JavaOne Rockstar, a regular speaker at many large international conferences, a trainer and an author.

You can find him on Twitter and on GitHub as @axelfontaine.


Majestic Modular Monoliths
Adrian Hornsby Cloud Architecture Evangelist Amazon Web Services

Adrian has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a software and system engineer, backend, web and mobile developer and part of DevOps teams where his focus has been on cloud infrastructure and site reliability, writing application software, deploying servers and managing large scale architectures. Today, Adrian tends to get super excited by AI and IoT, and especially in the convergence of both technologies.

IoT, real-time Analytics and moving to AI
Anders Lybecker Cloud architect catalyst engineer Microsoft

An expert in Azure and cloud architectures with a good all-round ability to juggle projects and meet deadlines even when handling complex problems and interdependent business processes. Experienced in motivating and guiding project teams to succeed.

What I wish I knew a year ago working with a distributed systems platform
Chris Raastad Software Developer - North America TransferWise

QA turned Software Engineer who loves writing clean and testable code. I enjoy refactoring the most untestable code and fixing “messes”. Most of my experiences is with backend systems, big data, web services, and cloud services. I’m a fan of Clean Code, Agile, TDD, BDD, CI, and using the latest and greatest open source libraries when possible (and appropriate).

Machine learning in AML / Fraud / Chargeback prediction
Chris Chabot Developer Evangelist Auth0

Chris Chabot is a Developer Evangelist for Auth0 in Europe, working with developers to create new and innovative experiences. During his career Chris has built and led both product and developer teams, working as evangelist for Amazon Alexa, as Head of International Developer Relations at Twitter and a number of developer-focused leadership roles at Google. Chris is passionate about the potential for societal change through technological innovation, and has spent time advising numerous start-ups and shared his knowledge through keynote speaking at various industry events and conferences.

The state of identity on the web & mobile
Peter Senna Tschudin Founder A new cloud computing company

I started as an open source user with Linux in 1998. Since then I’m living open source values. Recently I specialized in Linux kernel and embedded development, but I left my principal software engineer position to start a cloud computing company. We are bringing Internet closer to people, reverting Internet centralization with focus on convenience, security, and performance.

Why do we love the cloud, and what we need to love our Internal IT again?
Kévin Dunglas CEO

Founder and CEO at

Member of the Symfony core-team, creator of API Platform and contributor to more than 100 open source projects including the PHP language, Zend Framework, Doctrine, Sonata and Prestashop.

PHP, JavaScript, Go, Java, Python, Ruby and C developper.

API Platform framework, a framework to create API-driven projects
Boyan Mihaylov Software architect MP Pension

Boyan is a software architect and developer, thinking human-first when writing software. He likes experimenting and talking about technology and its application to solving everyday problems. Prefers working solutions over concrete frameworks and languages. Boyan believes technology needs more storytelling and he tries to convey such. In his free time he performs improvised comedy with his group in Copenhagen, Denmark.

WebAssembly brings the Web to a new era
Liran Tal Engineering Manager Nielsen Marketing Cloud

Liran has been advocating for Node.js and JavaScript, through core lead for the MEAN.js framework, and other projects like docker container tool Dockly. He’s the author of Essential Node.js Security, and a regular contributor on the OWASP Node.js project. Liran is strongly passionate about Open Source since an early age, and enjoys sharing his experience regularly at local meetups and international conferences.

Jest Testing Patterns
Martin Sonnenholzer Frontend developer Idealo

Martin is a software developer, who worked with angular, node.js and Java for several years. While he studied math and computer science he had the opportunity to get in contact with machine learning, where his need to make the world easier for users originated. At idealo Martin works on that topic by developing internal angular applications. In his spare time he is organizing the Angular meetup in Berlin.

Microservices & Frontends – everyone should have a BFF!
Paul Ardeleanu Founder EventRun

Paul is a software engineer, trainer and speaker specialised in data-driven solutions on Apple platforms with an emphasis on prototyping, best practices and balance with agility. He started programming back in the days of Fortran, graduated with a PhD in Computational Physics from UCLan and currently hailing from London, UK. He blogs on [Medium]( ), often [tweets]( ) and, in his spare time, is bootstrapping [http://Event.Run ]( ).

Test or Go Fishing – a guide on how to write better Swift for iOS
Alessandro Cinelli Tech Lead and Coach AND Digital

I am a seasoned software engineer with more than 10 years experience in leading teams and building web applications using several scalable platforms, different technologies and programming languages (mainly PHP and Javascript). I’m always curious about new technologies and I try to play with them as much as I can (for example GO). In addition, I have a keen eye for enterprise patterns, coding standards, performances, refactoring and methodologies.

KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)
The evolution of asynchronous JavaScript
Vigneshwer Dhinakaran Research Analyst Mu-Sigma

Vigneshwer is an innovative data scientist from Bengaluru who crunches real-time data and builds AI algorithms for complex business problems. He believes that technology needs to have a human-centric design to cater solutions to a diverse audience. He’s an official Mozilla TechSpeaker, and is the author of Rust Cookbook.

Building Artificial Intelligence Units in Rust
Vladimir Novick Software Architect & Consultant Vladimir Novick - Development Services

Software architect, consultant, mentor, worldwide speaker, published author, I like to be involved in innovative projects using the latest technologies available. I speak JavaScript whether it’s on the server, on the client, on mobile or powering smart homes and robotic appliances. I’m always updated what’s new in technology and where it will go in next couple of years. I write clean, tested, modular and maintainable code which is cross platform compatible and standards compliant.

Web – VR battle
Rafael Ördög Team Lead, Developer Coach Emarsys

Rafael is a Lead Developer at Budapest-based Emarsys and a frequent speaker at conferences around Europe. As a founding member of Emarsys CraftLab – the dedicated coaching team of Emarsys – he has taught university courses, talked at numerous conferences and visited multiple companies as an external consultant. His passion for short feedback loops drove him to create Lean Poker, a workshop where developers have the opportunity to experiment with continuous delivery in an safe environment. He is also the creator and host of the Morning Commute YouTube channel ( inspiring the next generation of developers to broaden their knowledge. His previous talks can be viewed on YouTube:

Bootcamp: protecting the engineering culture during hyper growth
Silviu-Tudor Serban Founder Helios Vision, Intel Software Innovator

Founder of Helios Vision – a Bucharest-based Artificial Intelligence startup – and Intel Software Innovator. Background in applied computer vision and machine learning research, developing solutions in areas such as: surveillance and activity recognition, intelligent traffic analysis, automatic document classification, smart camera and radar tracking, vision-based defect detection for the automotive industry, and real-time object reconstruction with 3D cameras.

Creating AI solutions for a safer future
Martin Woolley Technical Program Manager Bluetooth SIG

Martin Woolley is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience working with computers large, small and ….. getting smaller. He still has a Sinclair ZX81 somewhere. When Martin first discovered Bluetooth low energy it struck him as a phenomenally exciting, useful and developer-friendly technology and a perfect fit in this age of the Internet of Things.

Martin is a member of the SIG’s Developer Programs and Evangelism team and thoroughly enjoys talking with developers about software development and Bluetooth.

Bluetooth mesh for developers
Mark Wyner UX Designer, Researcher, Public Speaker, Writer Mark Wyner LLC

Mark has been working as a creative professional and technologist for nearly twenty years, partnering with Fortune 100/500 companies and non-profits to craft meaningful experiences for digital UIs and ecosystems in new technologies. He shares his thoughts as an international speaker and writer. In his personal life Mark is a daily meditator, soccer addict, father of five, husband of one, and social justice activist. He also has a great story about saving his son from a scorpion by catching it in a jar with his ninja-like reflexes

A New Dawn of the Human Experience: Artificial Sentience and Fabricated Empathy in Cognitive Computing
Ricardo Banffy Senior Devops Engineer PTC

Computer whisperer, cloud charmer, seasoned geek, round peg, writer of executable poetry, Elder Thing, Senior DevOps Engineer at PTC.

Monitoring and automation, from developer to devops
Alex Moldovan JavaScript Engineering Manager Fortech

Coder, blogger and tech enthusiast in general, Alex is always eager to talk about web development, javascript and programming overall. He believes that building knowledge is similar to building Legos – which he does in his spare time – one block at a time. He dedicates a lot of time to teaching others, through mentoring and coaching activities both at his current company Fortech where he leads a department of JS developers and inside the local community from Cluj, where he organizes JSHeroes, the biggest JS conference in Romania.

We need to talk about GraphQL
Jorge Dias Senior Infrastructure Engineer Schibsted Media Group

I’m a computer engineer with a strong focus on helping companies succeed by delivering quality products and ensuring that the software development processes are efficient, effective and reliable.

Immutable infrastructure – beyond stateless
Alexandru Gherega Computer Scientist

* Lecturer at University “Politehnica” Bucharest on Master’s program;
* Lecturer and organizer of Clojure Summer School;
* Attended several CS conference during my PhD years;
* Trainer on Clojure at UBS
* Functional Programming meetup – Cluj

Last year projects & FP Conferences:
* Lambda Days
* XT16
* all projects on

Vitaliy Zasadnyy Head of Mobile GetSocial

Vitaliy’s background includes mobile application and game development, tech leadership and conference organization. Nowadays, he is leading the development of the next generation in-app marketing tools at GetSocial. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, an active member of various technical communities and a founder of the Google Developers Group Lviv.

Karina Popova DevOps/System Engineer LINK Mobility

Karina is a well-known woman in tech and speaker with the Trust of The Audience Award in 2016. She has been worked as Developer Lead last 10 years. She has confident communication, leadership skills across different levels, developed through international professional interaction and engagements with representatives of various government institutions or IT companies using agile environment across the world. Her social responsibility and communicative competence are demonstrated in the organization of professional networks, events and conferences.

Universal Language for Robotics
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