Speakers’ thoughts on Dev Talks Cluj 2016 – Part 3

17 April 2018 devTalks

As Dev Talks Cluj is approaching, we continue our series of articles in which our speakers reveal their opinion on the future of software development and share insights and points of view regarding their participation at DevTalks, an event dedicated to the local community of developers.

1.Why did you accept our invitation?

Ionut Balan, Software Developer at Cerner Corporation:

Being passionate about gadgets and have the opportunity to work in a field (healthcare IT) where wearables will play a crucial role in the near future, I see interesting opportunities for developers. And this event is a good way to share this message in the romanian developers community.

Steffen Wenz, CTO at TrustYou:

Because I’m looking forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge with the lively IT community in Cluj. In big data and machine learning, the cutting edge changes every few years, which makes it all the more important to talk to and learn from people solving similar problems.

Bastian Hofmann, Senior Software Engineer at Research Gate:

I already was at Dev Talks Bucharest last year and really enjoyed the enthusiasm and energy as well as the stellar organizations of the conference.

Andrei Craciun, Senior Java Developer & Architect at Avelon Cetex AG:

DevTalks is a great place to share knowledge, to promote and to validate new ideas.

Terence Eden, Senior Product Manager at O2 UK (Telefonica):

Romania is such a hotbed of talent – it’s always great to see what people are doing outside of the UK.  I had a brilliant time in Romania at the last conference and couldn’t wait to see you all again.

 

2.What is your message for our audience?

Ionut Balan, Software Developer at Cerner Corporation:

Wearables are the hot topic right now with a bright future in the next few years. Developers should watch this area and try to benefit from the opportunities ahead.

Steffen Wenz, CTO at TrustYou:

Open source projects are one of the key drivers in making big data business models possible for startups. Amazing technologies are available at your fingertips, so don’t shy away from big ideas.

Bastian Hofmann, Senior Software Engineer at Research Gate:

Web development is changing faster than ever and new specifications like HTTP/2.0 and ES2015 are changing the way you do web development and the possibilities you have a lot. This means it is more important than ever to get to knew these new Technologies and constantly keep learning.

Andrei Craciun, Senior Java Developer & Architect at Avelon Cetex AG:

Get involved, that’s the essence of a great developer’s conference ;).

Terence Eden, Senior Product Manager at O2 UK (Telefonica):

Concentrate on making things as simple as possible.  Complexity looks cool – but makes life difficult for everyone.

 

3.How will the future look for developers in 2020?

Ionut Balan, Software Developer at Cerner Corporation:

Come to my talk and you will see J.

Steffen Wenz, CTO at TrustYou:

Hadoop has been widely available since about 6 years. In that time, it has gone from cutting edge to showing its first cracks. By that logic, in 2020 we will be wondering how we ever considered 2016’s tools to be adequate. Limitations of individual machines will be considered low-level knowledge for developers.

2020 is pretty soon, but without doubt in the next decades machines will outperform humans in many domains, and we will have some progress to show by 2020. Developers will have a job to do for some years to come, but soon we, too, will welcome our new machine overlords.

Bastian Hofmann, Senior Software Engineer at Research Gate:

Hard to say, the mobile web, the Internet of Things and Virtual Reality will probably become more important.

Andrei Craciun, Senior Java Developer & Architect at Avelon Cetex AG:

IoT and Big Data will be the stars and the world will start to fill the benefits of these two technologies.

Terence Eden, Senior Product Manager at O2 UK (Telefonica):

“Hey Siri, I’d like to develop a car racing game.”

“How many levels would you like?”

“Let’s have 5 – and can you make the cars all Teslas?”

“Sure thing!”

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