Paul Chirila Owner Around25
Loredana Ginsca Lead Generation Consultant KNOT

Data Science lead generation specialist. Dealing the know-how of how to gain clients and projects in applicative DS-IT space.

I help companies open doors by taking lead generation responsibilities off the client’s to-do list and keep their businesses growing. During my 9 years of experience in targeting, prospecting and identifying potential clients I’ve adapted and improved my techniques in order to target those companies that are really looking for the services and products my clients are selling.

Dan Danciu Software Architect Endava

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Frustration Management
Cristian Neagu Product & UX Enthusiast Around25

Specialities: Product Management, Startups, Product Delivery, Project Management, Software solutions, Software architecture,E-commerce, Magento Enterprise, Web Technologies, Mobile, User Experience

Anatol Prisacaru Founder & CEO Bit Quality

A cyber security enthusiast with strong background in software engineering, computer networks and Linux operating systems. CTO of CCSIR, technical lead at DefCamp and speaker at various conferences. Author of DefCamp’s “Wifi PWNED Board” and “Hack The Bank” projects, and co-author of the “DefCamp Capture The Flag” competition. Anatol is trying and succeeding into growing both professionally and personally by combining the passion for challenges, the desire for constant improvement and out of the box ideas. Last but not least, he is a music addict and a coffee drinker.
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Software Developers in a Robotic future & Programming Ethics
Daniel Szekely Mentor - Head of SME Banking Banca Transilvania
Ioana Sfarlea Mentor - Product Investment Divison Manager Fortech

Experienced business professional:
# portfolio management # product management
# more than 15 years in project/ portfolio management (different types of projects, companies and industries)
# business acumen (keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a “business situation” (risks and opportunities) in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome
# team leader, setting high standards and also ability to get buy-in from the team, communicating the vision to the team (thus getting the team on the same boat), striving to achieve outstanding results, doesn’t settle for mediocre outcomes. (also great sourcing, recruitment and selection skills; performance management skills; coaching and mentoring)
# strategic approach; ambitious; creative; reliable; hard-working.

Andrei Trifan Mentor - Development Agent Subway
Matt Sampalean Mentor - Product Manager SDL plc

Quick Blurb:
Information Technology professional with extensive experience developing Web and Mobile products.

Long Brief:
I look at software almost exclusively from a user’s perspective and at the development process as a means to that end. A good product is one that delivers on its promise while a successful launch is defined by three key components: high team morale, happy users, and meeting the deadline – but the first two are most important.

It’s important to understand how people use a product, so I’m all about the tools that can help me reach out to users, and those that provide usage analytics. SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, UserVoice, GA/GTM, Flurry…the list goes on.

Products should be discoverable. Community, content, and creativity are the way to go. It’s also good that tools like Buffer and Canva exist.

Products have to be beautiful, much like other things people like. Since it’s a long road to UI and UX perfection, it’s important to give designers clear directions. I like to use Moqups for mockups.

What would a product be without project management? What would I do without Trello, JIRA, Confluence, BaseCamp, or CodebaseHQ? (For the record, I prefer the simplicity of Trello).

Finally, there’s the business. A good product makes money, or at least saves a lot of money. Accurate ROI is a measure of both.

And I like to read. A lot. About everything.

Here are four of my favourite books on Product Management:
Hooked
How Google Works
The Innovator’s Dilemma
The Art of Product Management

Here are four of my all-time favourite books:
Papillon
The Sirens of Titan
The Catcher in The Rye
The Screwtape Letters

Specialties: Product Management, Planning, Business Analysis, SaaS, Project Management, Lean, Agile, Writing, Communication, Online Marketing , All things Mobile, Startups.

Adrian Pica Mentor - Founder & Editor 150sec.com

Passionate about product management (4 years experience), startups, entrepreneurship and social media. I have a deep understanding of consumer-facing mobile/web applications in areas such as automotive, location services, navigation, connected cars, self-driving cars. I have dedicated many years of my professional career to the development of my expertise in these areas. Mentor at Startupbootcamp, Founders Institute, Spherik Accelerator, Sprint Point accelerator. Doing workshops on Product Management, Lean Startup, MVP creation and early stage startups at several universities (Maastricht University, Bolzano University, Trento University, Timisoara University, Cluj University). Speaker and panellist at prestigious European conferences (Pioneers – Austria, Wolves Summit and infoShare Poland, Web2Day – France, Rockit – Moldova)

Tibor Laszlo Mentor - Managing Partner Qubiz

Experienced IT professional with proven experience in a broad range of projects. In-depth knowledge of software development lifecycle, process frameworks and industry standards like Prince2, SCRUM, CMMI, ITIL.

Management experience:
– Department, Unit and Company management
– Strategy definition & implementation
– Process improvements & related organisational transformation
– Operations & Project management
– Account management
– Presales activities & Bid management
– HR management
– Opening remote offices
…applied in international environments and distributed locations, using various organizational models.

Mathew Haines Mentor - Consultant Yardi

Development and management of software productsReal estate data & analyticsReal estate investmentDoingbusiness in Romania

Szabi Szekely Mentor - CEO, co-founder HalcyonX

Translating cutting edge technology into useful products with the help of the awesome guys and girls at HalcyonX and Halcyon Mobile.

Featured by Forbes in 30 under 30 Romania. Winner of multiple mFWA awards.
Co-founder of numerous products and on the board of various tech startups.

Peace out.

Levente Szabo Mentor - CEO, co-founder HalcyonX

Entrepreneur, Product, AI.Translating cutting edge technology into useful products. Building companies aroundthem.

Vlad Iuhas Mentor - Founding Partner Risky Business - With Us
Radu Iuhas Mentor - Founding Partner Risky Business
Jennifer Austin Mentor - Founding Partner Risky Business - With Us
Tudor Armand Ciuleanu Mentor - Managing Director Imprezzio Global
Dragos Andronic Mentor - Product Manager 8x8

Developer, technical team lead, turned software architect and CTO at my own start-up, turned Product Manager.

After ~ 3 years pushing out the Scout Developer Platform it’s time for a change so I’m currently looking for new Product Management opportunities. If you’re planning new products, introducing new products or already are in the post-launch product management stage I’d love to hear about it (especially if you’re in the mobility space).

Sergiu Negut Business Angel

Sergiu Neguț (http://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiu) is an Adviser specialized in entrepreneurial growth and innovation. He is an inspiring speaker and lectures Entrepreneurial Growth with Maastricht School of Management Romania. Sergiu is an active Business Angel, with a number of local investments including frufru, 2parale, Softelligence or Intermedicas. Previously, Sergiu has had a top management international career in Healthcare and Pharma. Sergiu proudly holds an MBA from INSEAD, and his previous education includes a Computer Science MSc from Politehnica University of Bucharest and an International Business degree from ASE.


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Innovation & money making
Silvia Batorii Lead Codette
Oana Bouaroui Co-Founder & Vice-Presidents Romanian IT
Monica Nicoara Technical Project Manager Nokia

Monica is focused on bringing people together, as technical project manager, people manager and coach. She has been working in the Big Data and Analytics domain for the last 5 years and in the R&D domain for about 11 years, mostly using Agile.

She is certified as PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM and worked on projects for big telecom operators like: Verizon (USA), AT&T (USA), British Telecom (UK), Swisscom (Switzerland), TTNet (Turkey), Singtel (Singapore), Telstra (Australia).

She also shares passion for Positive Leadership, Positive Psychology, Neuroleadership, Emotional Intelligence and NLP Coaching and how these can be applied to enable people to embrace their own leadership, get to the best version of themselves and create strong bonded, effective and efficient teams.

Mircea Vadan Startups Programs Manager How to Web & MVP Academy

Mircea’s focus is on digital products and acceleration programs for tech startups. Along the years he worked in 3 startups as business developer, marketing or product manager.

In the last two years he focused on creating acceleration programs for startups and workshops on topics like customer validation, product definition, product metrics, user acquisition, user engagement and investment. He worked with around 50 startups and IT companies, as mentor or consultant.

He is working with MVP Academy accelerator and he is involved in Cluj Startups and FreshBlood projects. 


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Product Management in Pre-Launch Phase
Giorgiana Vlasceanu Co-Founder Codette
Georgiana Gligor CTO Tekkie Consulting
Claudiu Neagu Java Developer Flow Traders

Claudiu is a software engineer who enjoys working on middle and back office financial application at Flow Traders for the last 5 years. Recently he carried responsability on transitioning applications from a monolithic approach towards the modern standalone/microservices approach.


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Breaking the Monolith Monster
Bogdan Colceriu Co-Founder Risky Business & Frisbo

I build brands and help others build their own brands.Specialties: branding, marketing


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Go 2 Market: where most startups stop
Adrian Popa Hosting Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Manager Telekom Romania

Adrian Popa is managing Telekom Romania’s Hosting Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure service portfolio since 2011. In 2013 they launched Telekom’s Virtual Data Center (VDC) services which became market leader in the local IaaS market. VDC is a virtual private cloud service that provides enterprise grade IT infrastructure (computing, storage, connectivity and more) in a resilient, scalable and secure manner to the local business.

Prior to 2011, he managed the web hosting product portfolio of Telekom, ensuring double digit revenue growth of the Telekom BeOnline and Reseller Hosting brands for four years in a row.

Mr. Popa has a 25+ years of experience in the IT & C field and strongly believes that you must do the best you can, with what you have, where you are.


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How the Cloud is (not) going to kill the enterprise data center
Panel
Big Data & Cloud trends to watch out for until 2020
Mihai Andrei Senior Developer Codemart

With over 10 years of experience in IT, Mihai is very good in analytics on linear algebra and probability and very capable in designing algorithms.

Computer graphics, concurrent programming, machine learning and statistics are his prefered fields of work, where he delivers exceptional results.


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High Performance Computing
Iulian Velea Senior Java Consultant Luxoft Romania

Iulian is a very passionate, hands-on professional, with over 10 years’ experience in Java development covering multiple technologies.

During his time in the IT&C industry Iulian has held various Java development roles. He has developed code using Java core features, CDI for Dependencies and Contexts Injection and Apache Camel for EIP related to messages routing. Furthermore he has also been involved in designing the architecture of various modules in the project he is part of.

Iulian is always keen on staying up to date with the latest developments in the industry in order to hone his skills and make sure his trainings are current. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Java technologies: Java 1.4 – 1.7, J2SE, CDI, JMS, JAXB, DOM, SAX, JAXP, Swing, SWT, JDBC etc.
  • XML technologies: XSL, XSD, DTD, RNG, WSDL, XML vocabularies (DITA, DocBook, TEI, XHTML) etc.
  • Frameworks/Libraries: Apache Camel, Xerces, Saxon, Xalan, JIDE, JUnit, Log4J, SVNKit etc.
  • Tools: Maven, GIT, Hudson, Ant, CVS, SVN, Eclipse. JIRA, Bugzilla, JProfiler
  • Platforms: OS (Windows, MacOS, Linux), Databases (Oracle, MySQL, DB2 etc.)
  • Design skills: Java Design Patterns, Object Oriented Analysis and Object Oriented Design, AOP
  • Software development methodology: XP, Scrum, Kanban, Test Driven Development

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Enterprise Integration Patterns implemented with Apache Camel
Ciprian Costa CTO hipMenu

Heavily involved in the development of the product from the idea to delivery including marketing, sales, programming (web, backend, android, iOs).


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Mobile marketing trends
Jay Short Strategy Director CTN Communications

My background is in technology, with a particular focus on relationship management and strategy development. I have worked within various digital and physical design environments at management and directorial level.

I have a proven track record of successfully securing, maintaining and growing business within organisations and have worked with the likes of Google, Facebook and Unilever, as well as with a wide range of blue chip companies.

I have a deep interest in new technology and have spoken around the world about various subjects with particular focus on VR/AR and the importance of the customer experience.


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Technology – Beyond The Hype
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Big Data & Cloud trends to watch out for until 2020
Melania Andrisan Solutions Architect Haufe-Lexware Romania

Melania Andrisan is a Solution Architect as part of the CTO Team at Haufe Group being an architect with a TOGAF certification, developer and speaker. Since being in college she was active in the community having presented at some of the best known regional conferences: DevReach, DevSum and ITCamp. Currently her focus is on Serverless applications with technologies like Serverless Framework, React, Lambda and a lot more using Node.js and Java Script.


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The new Serverless World – Cloud Native Apps
Iulia Bucur Java Developer Flow Traders

A passionate software engineer working with Flow Traders for the last 5 years. She enjoys taking the most out of the environment she works in, as well as constantly finding ways of improving her work results.


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Breaking the Monolith Monster
Alexandru Palade Founder & Managing Director Rikodu

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Game Development Startups
Gabriel Dombri CEO Tapptitude
Gabriel worked as Digital Marketing Strategist in London until 2015, where he also launched Startcelerate, an investment platform for startups and IT companies.
Since 2016, he is CEO @Tapptitude, the Full-stack Mobile Product Agency.
More than 9 years of hands-on experience in Digital Marketing Strategy and Business Performance Optimisation, during which he advised, consulted and helped grow over 25 companies in the UK, Italy, Germany, US & Romania. Highly passionate about products and innovation, Gabriel is focused on helping smart entrepreneurs create value and use marketing to grow their businesses.

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Mobile marketing trends
Cristian Vicas Software Engineer Catalysts

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Machine learning on satellite data – The sunken part of the iceberg
Alex Bordei Head of Product Management Bigstep

Alex Bordei is a developer turned Product Manager. He has been developing infrastructure products for over ten years. Before becoming Bigstep’s Director of Engineering, he was one of the core developers for Hostway Corporation’s provisioning platform. He then focused on defining and developing products for Hostway’s EMEA market and was one of the pioneers of virtualization in the company. After successfully launching two public clouds based on VMware software, he created the first prototype of the Bigstep platform, in 2011. He is engaged in mapping out ever more useful perspectives on the big data paradigm in order to encourage exploration and innovation through big data.


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The Meta-Application: Lessons Learned from Automating Big Data
Panel
Big Data & Cloud trends to watch out for until 2020
Cristian Orasanu General Manager Innovations Incubator: Powered by Crossrider Plc

Strategy Nerd. Published author with 9 years international background in IT, Mobile, Telecom, ICT & BPO industries. Dedicated executive with a proven track record in strategic thinking, building amazing teams and Management, Operations, Sales, Prototyping, Production & Testing, Monetization, Marketing, Product and Strategy. Serial Intrapreneur. Passionate about all things Tech & Startups. Liked working with everybody, from the “very giant unicorn” all the way to the “almost non-existent”

My definition of Awesome:
Getting start-ups off the ground and into the stratosphere
Having teams to play the scaling game and expanding them into new territories overnight
P&L; M&As, Strategic Partnerships and Joint Ventures. Basically making deals between giants happen.


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Startups in Romania
Dan Calinescu Co-Founder & Managing Partner Fluid Trends, Inc

Developer, writer, educator and father of four, on a mission to contribute to a future where technology serves humanity – not the other way around. Built three technology companies from scratch and contributed to the development of well over a hundred software products in the last 16 years. Expert diaper-changer with a ridiculous passion for Open Source and Product Development.


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Evolving Beyond Agile With Fluid Innovation Thinking
Paul Robert Cary Founder & CEO Findie

CEO and Founder of Findie, the best video user experience on the web. We power cutting edge branded video platforms, from global enterprises to new startups.

After 18 years in premium retail strategy, communications and customer experience, I started a tech company focused on delivering incredible video experiences. Get in touch to learn more about how we can help you create customer communities centered around authentic video.


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What A Week With Steve Blank Taught Me (And Other Stories)
Cristian Kevorchian Associate Professor Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics from Bucharest

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The impact of Cognitive Technologies on Big Data
Ciprian Sorlea CTO Nordlogic Software

I am passionate about technology and people, and I spend a great deal of time getting the two play nice together. All with the intent of building great Software Products.

As an employee, consultant and business owner I had the great opportunity to work with and for companies ranging from Startups to Enterprises, and build products used by most of the Fortune 100 companies. For over 20 years I wrote software, I recruited/ coached and managed several hundreds talented engineers, designers and managers, and I brought tens of products to life. And I loved (almost) every bit of this.

Currently I am driving the Technology & Product Development strategy at Nordlogic Software, as its CTO


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Simple solutions for Big Data architectural challenges
Oana Calugar Co-founder AI for Automotive Startup

Specialties:

Excited about flying cars
Product Management
Presenting & Selling Ideas and Pitching
Lean Startup & Customer Development
Data Storytelling & Data Analytics
Marketing Strategy & PR
B2B and B2C Sales and Support
Customer Happiness and Community Management


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Turning transportation into a software industry: Mobility-as-a-service
Marcel Cremene Senior Java Developer / Tech Lead 8x8 Global Cloud Communications

Marcel has an awesome experience in Software Engineering, Mobile Computing, Adaptive Systems, Cognitive Communications, Artificial Intelligence and he is a former TEDx speaker.


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A multi-level approach for automatic document classification
Panel
Software Developers in a Robotic future & Programming Ethics
Doru Mihai Solutions Architect Haufe-Lexware Romania

Technology enthusiast and engineer at heart, I started my career in a research and prototyping team which broadened my horizons and made me accustomed to change and learning new things fast. I then gained solid experience with the .net framework and shifted to Java and OSS after becoming a Solution Architect.

Currently my focus on my current project is transitioning from a traditional monolithic application to microservices and continuous deployment.


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DevOps: the good, the bad & the ugly
Marius Ciotlos DevOps Manager Paddy Power Betfair

Since I started working in the IT industry, I have had many different roles, from software development to network support and technical support. After working in this industry for quite a while now, I have found that few tools are really innovative. Many of the existing tools are either very similar to each other or are so specific in their task that it depends on how you form the process of working with them.


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GoCD – Open Source Continuous Delivery
Aurelian Cotuna Founder The Arktech Company

Aurelian Cotuna is the founder of The Arktech company. He founded the company to challenge the future, by challenging the mobile world. When he is not hacking deep into the platform or looking for new opportunities to push it as much as possible, Aurelian is giving presentations to national and internationals conferences on different mobile related topics.


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The ART of Java for Android
Remus Octavian Cimpean Data Science Consultant InflectionPoint

Data Science Consultant in nature, free Dacian in spirit, cartoonist for surviving, rocking around

My numbers

1: one decade on data&analytics processes design

2: two sides oriented, business problem translation into DS approach and DS framework embedment into IT appliance

3: three headaches for each data&analytics process implementation: data rules completeness, analytical algorithms accuracy, black swan events capturing

40: over forty and over 40K miles of global flight to deliver data&analytics process design


Lab
IoT Data Analytics appliance for the EU energy market
Alexandru Gherega Computer Scientist icslab.eu

Clojure: I was one of the first senior Clojure developers (if not the only one) in Romania to work on a large/commercial project for a major international company.

Speaker:
* 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 www.icslab.eu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandru-gherega-73340719/


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A peek at Clojure
Dragos Nicola Data Scientist InflectionPoint

Scientgician – Analytics Jedi, Avid Sports Projection Enthusiast, Data Science Consultant Desperado, Rock Music Spiritualist

 

Numbers:

99 – %Passion for Data Science

7 – y.o. – First Modelling Prospect

[0.8,0.9] – Range of ML algorithms validation that get me high

∞ – Limit to my Knowledge Harvesting Potential


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IoT Data Analytics appliance for the EU energy market
Liviu Mandras-Iura Software Architect Evozon

I have 10 years of experience developing on .net framework. First years I spent on desktop development and have moved to web development 6 years ago. I am most passionate about software design and architecture topics, best practices and patterns. In other words I consider myself a craftsman and I am very happy and lucky that I can do what I like an also call it a “job”.


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Migrating to Continuous Delivery 2017
Flaviu Vescan Game Designer Amused Sloth - Evozon Game Studio

I have a BA in Telecommunications from Cluj-Napoca’s Technical University, but my lifelong passion is gaming so I started my career in Game Development. I’ve been working as a Game Developer and Designer at Amused Sloth – Evozon Game Studio since 2013, where I’ve been involved in a dozen of projects and releases. In my spare time I like to read, play games and dabble in the occasional Game Jam. In 2015 I was part of the winning team at UBIJAM, the biggest GameJam in Romania and in February 2017, my latest game won Best Mobile Game at Casual Connect Berlin.


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Games – From Post-it To Product
Claudiu Demian System Administrator Yardi Romania

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Adopting a DevOps Culture
James Birnie Lead Consultant ThoughtWorks

I started working in software delivery in the late 1990s when TDD was something you studied but never did and a pipeline was something for carrying oil. In 2005 I joined a startup and started to feel I could really make a difference. After nearly 10 years, several new approaches and an Agile transformation I moved on to a career in consultancy with ThoughtWorks. Since joining ThoughtWorks I’ve consulted in various organisations at various levels of Agile maturity all seeking, to a greater or lesser extent, some form or organisational change to go with the product that we deliver.


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Being Agile in a StraightJacket
Silviu-Tudor Serban Founder Helios Vision, Intel Software Innovator

Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence expert. Intel RealSense trailblazer. Developing solutions to make the world better – Intel Code for Good


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Changing the world with AI and IoT
Panel
Software Developers in a Robotic future & Programming Ethics
Luke Briner CTO PixelPin

Working a lot with IT systems, particularly in software, my goal is to help define Software Engineering as a craft that requires time and training and not simply a teenage hobby as it is seen by many in the public eye.
Experience, knowledge and pragmatism allow us to build systems that are genuinely useful to perform a task that is either cheaper, easier or impossible to achieve in a manual way.
Quality Management is a key in system design, yet something easily avoided or misunderstood. Quality means we learn over time and not just in a single system but in our general approach to all future projects.

Specialties: C#, OO Design, SQL Server, T-SQL, Database Design and Optimisation, Web Applications, ASP.Net, Quality Management and Processes, Software Design, Web Application Security


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OAuth2 and OpenID Connect
Panel
DevOps: the good, the bad & the ugly
Hannes Van De Vreken Software Engineer & Developer Relations madewithlove

Software Engineer at madewithlove.be, open source user and contributor, organiser of meetups in Belgium and also an aspiring triathlete.


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Code Reviews beyond Code Style
Alex Lakatos Tech Speaker Mozilla

Alex Lakatos is a Mozilla Tech Speaker, Mozilla Reps Council member and contributor to the Mozilla project for the past six years, based in London. He’s a JavaScript developer building on the open web, trying to push it’s 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.


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DevTools Deep Dive
Panel
DevOps: the good, the bad & the ugly
Martin Splitt Senior Software Engineer Archilogic

Martin is open source contributor and web evangelist by heart from Zurich
with a decade experience from the trenches of software engineering in multiple fields.

He works as a software engineer at Archilogic in front- and backend.
He devotes his time to moving the web forward, fixing problems, building applications and systems
and breaking things for fun & profit.

Martin believes in the web platform and is working with bleeding edge technologies that will allow the web to prosper.


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Practical Web Components
Oana Sipos Software Developer Unified Post

Ruby developer, technical writer and blogger, I am striving to bridge technology with education. I am a huge fan of open source and currently contributing to Hanami as part of the core team on the community side. I have started Rails Girls events in Brussels, Cluj and Timișoara, and recently revived a Ruby meetup in Cluj. Last but not least, I promote coding and digital literacy by being an ambassador for Code Week Romania (google it!).

Talk to me about communities, open source and foreign languages.


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Become a better web developer – try Hanami!
Márton Kodok Senior Software Architect REEA

Márton is a romanian Google Developer Expert(GDE) senior software architect at REEA/Tirgu Mures/Iasi who led the implementation of complex and distributed systems serving millions of users for companies like LogoMix, WaterSmart, Ausschreibungsdienste and many more. Active contributor for open-source solutions like Beanstalkd admin console, and Riak admin interface. Expert in Databases and Search system like Google BigQuery, Elasticsearch, Sphinx. Among the top romanian StackOverflow users with over 105k reputation points.


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Powering Interactive Data Analysis with Google BigQuery
Paul Ardeleanu Mobile Software Consultant Lupo

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 building multi-platform software solutions at Lupo, a software consultancy in London, UK. He blogs on Medium [http://m.pardel.net] and often tweet [http://twitter.com/pardel]
Keynote
You should not become a developer
Panel
Mobile marketing trends

Cristina Morariu AI Enthusiast Softvision

Ph.D. eng. Cristina, has obtained the MSc. degree in Computer Science in 2008 at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and in 2013 obtained her Ph.D. degree in automatic control at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers.

She has over 4 years of experience in IBM and over 10 years experience as a project/ people manager. She is a mother of 2 and she is passionate about Tarantino movies.


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Towards Structured Testing in Artificial Intelligence Applications
Ioana Chiorean Software Engizilian Mozilla

Ioana is a software engineer that has more than 7 years testing experience with a specialization in mobile apps. Currently she is leading a team in an outsourcing company testing the Firefox for Android browser. In her free time she contributes to Open Source projects while enjoying a coffee or a good wine. She is the Module Owner for Mozilla Reps and one of the MozTechSpeakers. She loves crowded locations made up of 3 letters only, Can you guess what those are?


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Ok, so who first?
Panel
Mobile marketing trends
Alex Moldovan JavaScript Ninja Fortech

Coder, blogger and tech enthusiast in general, passionate about JavaScript and Functional Programming, I’m always happy to talk about coding and software development. I’m a huge militant for clean code and teaching people core programming skills and paradigms. Currently I works as a full stack developer splitting my time between JavaScript and Ruby, but outside work, I’m a big promoter of open source software and communities, as I’m co-organizing Clujsers, our local JS community.


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Taking React to the Next Level
Daniel Sarbe Development Manager, Big Data and Machine Translation SDL Research

Daniel is leading the Big Data and Machine Translation group at SDL Research Cluj, working on a Hadoop-based data pipeline that processes Petabytes of unstructured data; the resulting clean data is used to increase the quality of SDL’s Statistical Machine Translation engines. Daniel is involved in the local Big Data community as a meet-up organizer/speaker in the effort to raise the awareness of the Big Data and Hadoop field.

 

Andrei Craciun Senior Java Developer / Architect Avelon Cetex AG

Andrei Craciun is a Senior Java Developer / Architect at Avelon Cetex AG. Experienced developer and mentor both in academic and business environments he is a veteran of mobile development with more than a decade of knowledge and skills acquired. Pioneer on building wearable devices and IoT applications even before it was cool, he describes himself as an incurable lover of mobility and green fat robots.


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From breadboard to field
Panel
Software Developers in a Robotic future & Programming Ethics
Karina Popova Head of Development LINK Mobility

Dev/Ops, M.Sc. with wide range of education background in Informatics, Economics and Geospatial Technologies and deep technical experience, based on international professional interactions with representatives of government institutions & companies with agile environment across the world.


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Embedded C# in IoT
Radu Vunvulea Solution Architect iQuest Technologies

Radu Vunvulea is a technology enthusiast involved in all kind of projects. He has a vast experience on different technologies and industries and has a blog where he writes about IT trends. In his free time he drives IT communities and speaks at different conferences around the world. In his day to day life Radu is Solution Architect at iQuest Technologies and Microsoft Azure MVP. Most of his time is working with cloud helping big enterprises to innovate and find solutions to their business problem.


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Network isolated inside a cloud environment
Panel
Big Data & Cloud trends to watch out for until 2020
Ionut Balan Software Developer Cerner Corporation

Ionut is developer for Cerner Romania, Microsoft MVP Windows Phone, founder & reviewer for MOBzine.ro. Passionate about technology (smartphones, wearables, security) he is a regular speaker at the major Romanian IT conferences, sometimes a book writer on Windows, Linux, Android and Windows Mobile.

For more than 12 years (1999-2011) he was part of Romanian CHIP magazine team, as chief of CHIP’s software test lab and later editor in chief, covering topics related to gadgets and smartphone/tablets. After leaving CHIP’s team and joined Siemens Healthcare (now part of Cerner Romania), Ionut followed his passion for gadgets and started his own project at MOBzine.ro where is still monitoring the mobile market and reviewing the most interesting gadgets.


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Are we ready to use the substitute the PC/laptop with the smartphone?
Panel
Mobile marketing trends
Bastian Hofmann Senior Software Engineer Research Gate

Bastian works as a Software Engineer at ResearchGate, the social network for researchers and scientists. There he is caring about performance, monitoring, web-security and developer productivity. When he is not developing stuff or looking at graphs, he frequently speaks at international conferences on software architecture, scaling web applications and open standards and protocols.


Keynote
Elastic scaling with Kubernetes in a (micro)service oriented architecture
Panel
DevOps: the good, the bad & the ugly
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.


Keynote
2 x faster, 4 x further, 8 x bigger: Bluetooth 5
Mike Elsmore Developer-at-Large BuiltByMe

Mike spent his days as Developer Advocate at IBM Watson Data Platform, using his time to share knowledge on rapid development and different databases.  Now he is looking for the next AWESOME challenge BuiltByME. Most of the time he can be found in the middle of a prototype in some combination of JavaScript, server tech and odd API’s.

Mike also happens to be an active part of the hacker subculture, taking part in hackathons and development conferences.


Keynote
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