The biggest Google tech conference in Romania. All about Android, Web and Cloud. Featured talks about VR, gaming and user experience design. We expect 400 attendees from Cluj, Bucharest, Brasov, Iasi, Pitesti, Timisoara and more. 2 days, 25 speakers, 30 sessions.
Mete is a Developer Advocate at Google, currently focused on helping developers with Google Cloud Platform. As a long-time Java and a recent C# developer, he likes to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, he worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile and cloud platforms. Originally from Cyprus, he currently lives in Greenwich, not too far away from the prime meridian.
Program Manager Developer Relations at Google
Right now he is a passionate Googler helping developers, developer agencies and startups in South CEE to be more successful and profitable. He co-founded and lead several StartUPs such as Venzeo.com, TrashOut.ngo, Matura.sk and Stuzkova.EU. Meet him on DevFest Romania 2016.
Software Engineer, Zalando SE
David is a Software Engineer at Zalando and a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Cloud Platform based in Berlin, Germany. For the past few years, he has been developing applications for the cloud in different kinds of projects ranging from advertising tech, IoT and enterprise software. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, running and road cycling.
Founder & CTO, Netopia
With a working experience of 20 years, all spent in Information Technology areas, Felix had time to experience many industries in just as many roles. Starting with being a researcher in (quantitative aspects of) social sciences, going to being a developer for "off the shelf" software and later games, to being a solution consultant for major projects in big banks and telecom groups and to architecting and supervising development and operations for the services he co-authored as entrepreneur, services that ended up being market leaders in the territories where they are operated. In the spare time he is also teaching various topics, from fundamental web development techniques to machine learning and big data.
Director at Styling Android Limited and GDE for Android
Mark is a professional software engineer with over 25 years experience. For the past 5 years he has been specialising in mobile development, primarily on Android but with some iOS, web / HTML5, and server-side development. He is the author of the technical blog at https://blog.stylingandroid.com and in June 2015 he became a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Android.
Senior Android Developer at upday
Florina passionately works at upday as a Senior Android Developer. She has been writing code for more than 7 years, mostly for Android. Florina keeps a strong focus on clean code and UI/UX. Previous work covered payment solutions at payleven and navigation services at Garmin.
Software Developer, OpenMinds UG
Wolfram Rittmeyer is a passionate Android-Developer and loves to share his knowledge. He has been writing articles about Android, is blogging on his blog Grokking Android, shares on Google+ and Twitter and talks about Android topics on devfests, user groups and conferences. Apart from Android he also has more than 15 years of experience with Java and JavaEE.
Senior Android Developer & Scrum Master at Roweb
Magda is a passionate Android developer and Scrum Master. She likes to share her knowledge as a trainer and mentor at Roweb and also at the University from Pitesti. In her spare time she enjoys writing new Agile or programming articles on her blog and also on other developer communities websites. She is involved in organising free events for developers as a GDG Pitesti Co-Organiser and also to support the women in tech as a leader of Women Techmakers Romania Community.
Chief Technology Officer / CEO at P3 digital services
Marius Mailat is the founder and chief Android expert at P3 digital services and since 2015 the first Google Developer Expert in Eastern Europe. Marius has a master's degree in Computer Science and has worked in the field of software development for over 17 years. As Chief Technical Officer of P3 digital services, great apps were created in record time and they are still fine examples of workmanship, handmade in Dusseldorf, Belgrade and Cluj-Napoca. He is an active Android trainer a frequent speaker on technical conferences and events. He trained over 500 developers on four continents for companies like Intel, Siemens, Real Networks, Cisco, Garmin and many more.
Senior Android Developer, Co-founder, Mobile Kinetics
Victor is the co-organiser of GDG Bucharest and has been involved in the tech community for over four years. He's a Senior Android Developer, he has built several top apps (either consumer or enterprise oriented) and he also have a long background as a full- stack Java developer. In 2011 he co-founded Mobile Kinetics where they focus exclusively on native mobile applications on all major platforms.
Senior Android Developer, AB4 Systems
Catalin is passionate about Android and technology that brings value to humanity as a whole. Day in and day out, he has been working on Android apps for the past 4 years. Lately, he writes apps for UNICEF and for sprinkler controller companies. He also has his own mobile company that plays around with creating proprietary products. In his spare time, he likes to climb trees and contemplate existence.
Senior Software Developer, Dacia Renault
Alin is a technology enthusiast and passionate about agile methodologies. With 6 years of experience in software development and expertise in mobile & web applications, he has been involved in developing, testing and maintaining applications but also in managing small teams and optimizing company's internal processes. Alin is involved in organising free events for developers as a GDG Pitesti Co-Organiser.
Engineering Manager, Tremend Software Consulting
A full-stack Software Engineer, a Mobile and web development savvy and a passionate guitar player, Alex leads the Mobile division in Tremend. With more than 10 years of experience, he developed large scale Java EE (using Spring, Hibernate, Maven, DWR, Weblogic, JSP, Velocity) applications and enterprise solutions. His team is currently taking mobile apps into automotive and other fields, changing the way we interact with cars. Find out more from his presentation.
Mircea is a talented Embedded Software Engineer in Tremend. Although his interests span through a variety of technical fields, his great passion revolves around mapping software and embedded system design. Through his work, Mircea brought significant contributions to automotive infotainment and accident avoidance technologies. When he's not working on some revolutionary project, he likes to challenge his friends to karting races.
Besides being a Google Developer Expert for Android, Wiebe Elsinga is a Lead Developer at Egeniq in The Netherlands. He has a passion for UX and design. He regularly speaks at Mobile Developer conferences, or is giving workshops. And let's not forget a co-founder/organizer of the GDG Dutch Android User Group.
Mobile Engineer Android at Viacom
Danny is in charge of Android development at Viacom in Berlin. Before that he worked for companies like Groupon, eBay and Alcatel. His mobile career started long before any iPhone with Java ME and Blackberry applications. Danny writes and talks about mobile development and testing regularly.
Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
Google Developer Expert, Web Technologies
Kenneth Rohde Christiansen is a Danish software engineer and architect, specialized in mobile and web technology. Working at Intel out of Copenhagen, Kenneth helps define Intel's strategy and plans regarding the Web Platform, as well as puts it into action. Before joining Intel, Kenneth was employed by Nokia (Denmark and Brazil) where he worked on the Nokia N9 web browser, Qt, WebKit, as well as many other mobile projects. Currently working on Progressive Web Apps and emerging web standards like Web App Manifest, Generic Sensors, Web NFC etc.
Android Iasi Cofounder
When a work addict starts learning Android, the final result is someone like Andrei. He likes using the latest technologies out there, even if they are Alpha or Beta and makes it his mission to spread the word about better ways of doing things. Sometimes a trainer, sometimes a speaker, Andrei does everything he can to grow the community he co-founded and loves so much, Android Iasi.
Android GDE and Android Developer at Ennova
Right after his degree in Computer Science, Roberto started working for 'txtr GmbH in Berlin, where he was working as Senior Android Developer for both 'txtr own app and different rebrands. Right after Berlin, he landed back in Turin, headed to Deltatre, where he keeps himself busy with a lot of Android apps and projects. Roberto is also an Android GDE.
User Experience Architect, UX Trainer
Tudor is one of the UX trainers at Scoala Informala de IT Bucuresti. He took an important part in several User Experience, Design Thinking and product innovation projects during the last 10 years, inside a few of the most formidable companies in Romania: Orange, ING, Vodafone and E.ON. Tudor loves to work with creative innovators, so he is often helping startups and startup accelerators as a mentor. He wants to contribute actively to the growth and public understanding of the User Experience profession and that is why he recently got involved in the creation of the first professional UX association in Romania: Asociatia Romana de User Experience Design.
Alina Catalina Banuleasa
Digital Experience Manager at Vodafone
Catalina has been doing user experience and created digital experiences for the past 4 years. Currently she's managing the digital experience for Vodafone youth prepaid segment. She is the person behind the appreciated ING Bank's internet banking and she also coordinated innovative digital campaigns for 3 years, making ING one of the most loved Romanian brands in social media. Alina is also a UX trainer, mentor and advocate of design thinking approach. She leads the Women Techmakers Chapter as part of Google Developers Group in Romania and she is dedicated to developping and supporting the tech communities.
Mobile Game Producer
Ovidiu is a Mobile VR Producer, working on a mobile title for VR headsets. Working for the past 5 years on Unity3D with C#, Ovidiu launched to Android and iOS stores the "R0botzi Fartravel" game in partnership with the "Creative Monkeyz" team for their hugely popular in Romania YouTube series called RObotzi aggregating over 500.000 downloads both stores combined.
For the past 3 years Ovidiu has been working extensively with Qualcomm's Vuforia Augmented Reality SDK for Unity3D and been developing iOS and Android based apps and games for AR.
Lead Developer at Appsbroker / GDG Iasi
Bogdan is a lead developer at Appsbroker. Having over 10 years of experience with Java stack he is an enthusiastic and dedicated IT professional, addicted to Agile practices. He has a passion for cloud technologies and as GDG Iasi co-organiser he loves to share his knowledge for the community.
Full Stack Developer at Appsbroker / GDG Iasi
Keen on learning about the latest technologies and constantly improving his knowledge, he currently works as a full stack developer at Appsbroker. He loves to write clean and reusable code and is passionate about code quality and cloud technologies.
UX/UI Google Developer Expert
Caner is a GDE on UX/UI who is also a technology geek. Mainly focused on the design and marketing of mobile applications. He is passionate about good UX and Android. He works at InnovationBox, a design agency in Istanbul making and creating apps that users love. Caner has been an organiser of GDG Istanbul since 2013, organising, participating, and speaking at events.
Founder & Software Developer at Silverbit Tech
Cosmin is a full-stack software engineer at Silverbit Tech and leads the team that develops native Android applications. With a long background in Java development with touches of web development, he's joined the Android universe 5 years ago and has been passionate about creating mobile apps ever since. He believes good architecture and clean code are a must for great software. He loves to travel.
Android software engineer at P3 Digital Solutions
Iulia is a software engineer and currently developing Android apps. She took it a little bit further and since 2014 she's been co-organizing meet-ups and events in Cluj-Napoca under the Google Developer Group brand. Since early 2016 Iulia is the Women Techmaker lead in Cluj-Napoca.
She enjoys teaching and this past spring had the opportunity to teach the Google Study Jams Android course at the high-school where she learned computer science some (a few) years ago .
Digital Media Specialist
Dan Benzakein is a digital media specialist, with a longstanding background in content and marketing strategy. He is currently providing training and expertise on virtual reality, and working on building a professionally VR community in Bucharest.
Human Marketing Designer, The Temple
Andrei Lascut began his career more than 12 years ago in the marketing department of an Internet Service Provider. As a Brand Manager for Grolsch, Andrei developed the Grolsch brand positioning, creative platform, digital strategy and content pillars. He was part of the Grolsch global marketing team, as a marketing consultant, developing from Amsterdam the brand's global digital marketing strategy. Andrei has created together with IAA School the Digital Module, the first digital marketing school focused on digital marketing strategy. In the past years he has developed "The Temple", a digital marketing agency focused on digital innovation. They have produced 360 videos for brands like: Coca Cola, Martini, Grolsch, Petrom, Pegas. Together with Spider they also produced the first Romanian VR movie, Escape.
Software Developer at BitDefender
Mircea is currently a Sr. Developer in the Android team at Bitdefender. He has a passion for sharing advanced technical topics with peers. Outside work, his interests range from hacking electronics and programming smart devices to playing a guitar and strategy games.
Founder at GDG Cluj-Napoca
Octavian is passionate about Big Data and new technologies. His research interests are on: sentiment analysis, recommender systems and time series analysis. He is involved in coordinating the team & activities of GDG Cluj-Napoca. He organized and presented technical events on: Android, Google AppEngine, Google Compute Engine and Progressive Web Apps.
Full Stack Software Developer at Mobile Kinetics
Alexandra is working with various languages, frameworks and tools to build awesome and reliable backends. She has a BSc from the University of Bucharest where she's also now a teaching assistant in Modeling and Simulation Techniques.
Program Coordinator at CINETic
Ioana is a film director and the Program Coordinator at CINETic, a digital production research lab of UNATC University focused on interactive technologies, expanded cinema, neuroscience, VR and AR. Since September 2012 Ioana is the co-founder and head of STORYSCAPES, a non-profit focusing on transmedia storytelling and interactive narratives.
UX and Product Consultant at QUALITANCE and Code4Romania
Analyse people’s behaviour as a passion and software engineering started her passion for UX. Adriana started as a web developer and switched to UX and Product Consultancy in QUALITANCE. She believes in creating valuable experiences and products that bring value to end users. Innovation passionate, she organizes Design Thinking workshops and leads teams that build IoT systems. She is also a volunteer for Code4Romania, helping at improving the IT civic system through better experiences.
Google Cloud Platform Authorized Trainer & Developer
Bogdan Nourescu is a Web App Developer with 5+ years expertise in designing highly scalable apps. He has been working with Google Cloud Platform since the beginning and with technologies like JQuery, Polymer, App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, in order to develop apps for different kind of industries (call center, education, agriculture, sales). Bogdan is the only Google Cloud Platform Authorized Trainer from Romania and his focus is on teaching developers and other IT specialists why Cloud is the way to go and how to use it to achieve maximum potential. Passionate about exploring new technologies and always curious to find solutions to integrate them into existing or new projects.
Secretary of State, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the founder of Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication (SMURD)
Head of the Department for Emergency Situations responsible for the national coordination of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (fire & civil protection), the General Inspectorate for Aviation for rescue and medical missions, the Ambulance Service and Emergency Departments as well as the mountain rescue.