Java2Days is the 1st international Java conference in Eastern Europe established in 2009. During the years Java2Days took place as the premier Java event on the Balkans and now Java2Days is a must-attend conference for anyone in the Java development area.
Yordanka Fandakova is Mayor of Sofia from 2009. Her previous positions include Member of Parliament, Minister of Education, Youth and Science, Sofia Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education and Sports. Prior to that she gained rich 20-year experience in the area of education as a teacher and as a school principle.
Mrs. Fandakova holds MA in Russian Philology from Sofia University and Pushkin Institute in Moscow. She has additional qualifications in the spheres of management of education, business administration, political management. She speaks Russian and English.
Mrs. Fandakova’s priorities and achievements during her mandates as Mayor of Sofia include fast development of city infrastructure, free and fast internet coverage in public spaces, environment, education, better conditions for doing business in Sofia. During her term in office Sofia became one of the 30 fastest developing cities in the world and the European capital city with the biggest GDP growth in the last 10 years.
Dr. Pavlin Dobrev is a Research and Development Manager at Bosch Software Innovations. The company owned by Bosch is focused on developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT). He is charge for the Quality Management of the Bosch IoT Suite, the entire support of ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 at Bosch Software Innovations, as well as various research and customer projects.
Dr. Dobrev has more than two decades of experience with IoT including latest Java technologies, as well as in OSGi and embedded systems. He is an active participant in the OSGi Alliance, Java Community Process and other technical standards groups. He is a member of the Eclipse Foundation and participates in the development of the Eclipse IDE as a committer in the Equinox project.
Pavlin Dobrev has a PhD in Computer Systems in the area of Knowledge Management from the Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and holds an MsC in Computer Science from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of Sofia University. He has written many scientific and technical publications and participated as speaker in prestigious international conferences.
Have we discovered the Holy Grail of business models for the Internet of Things, the killer app? Does every product need to be connected via a smartphone app? Have, as predicted, billions of devices already been connected? And what will come after the IoT hype is over? In his keynote address, Dr. Pavlin Dobrev traces Bosch’s route to the Internet of Things and its attendant evolution to an IoT company. For Dr. Pavlin Dobrev, the year 2018 marks a turning point: connectivity has finally reached the corporate sector and is now being increasingly commercialized. He believes that the hype surrounding IoT is over – but the excitement is not about to cool. According to a new study, one in two companies is planning to introduce an IoT platform this year. In the past, IoT was the subject of individual task forces and special projects, but now it is set to become an integral part of enterprise infrastructure, product portfolios, corporate strategy, and organization.
Meadows is an American author, inventor, artist and entrepreneur. With 18 years in AI, 22 in VR, and 7 years in blockchain he has designed and developed AI applications at some of the world’s top research labs (Xerox-PARC, SRI, Waag, and others). He has worked as a government-level consultant in both hemispheres, is the author of a half-dozen patents, and has written four books that examine technology and their social consequences. As founder / CEO of Botanic.io and co-founder / Trustee of SeedToken.io, he leads the vision of the companies by inventing new methods of computer-human interaction, designing the hearts and minds of highly social software robots.
This presentation looks at conversational user interfaces (CUIs), how they will be coupled with blockchain and AI, and their impact on our near future. Popular CUIs are Alexa and Siri. As these systems collect more user data, which is used to train AI systems, we need to consider several key issues, including: trust – who is responsible for these bots; privacy – who has access to my data; and ethics – what is my data being used for? We look at solutions, why blockchain is needed to solve problems AI introduces, and ways to provide maximum value to all stakeholders.
Sudan Jackson has been working in REWE Digital’s technology division since 2016, where he is responsible for cultural and organisational development. The focus is on actively designing collaborative environments to enable modern, innovative, creative, and customer-focused solutions. And although “Manager” is part of his current title, it only says a little about what he actually does. Sudan is a person who is inspired every day to improve people’s (working) lives. He is a certified coach and trainer, and a welcome speaker at conferences.
Sudan has over 20 years of experience as a personnel developer, project manager, IT consultant and business coach with internationally operating and leading companies where he was responsible for major projects in change management, leadership development, and in the organizational/transformational context.
He has also designed and implemented successful leadership, empowerment and talent management programs. He is very interested (and enjoys it a lot) in discovering new ways to modernize these topics. Working with people and helping others to do great things with his help that are not yet imaginable… This is a task with which he strongly identifies.
Atanas Kiryakov (LinkedIn) is the founder and CEO of Ontotext – Semantic Web pioneer and vendor of semantic technology. Atanas is member of the board of the Linked Data Benchmarking Council – standardization body, who’s members include all major graph database vendors.
Atanas is an expert in semantic graph databases, reasoning, knowledge graph design, text mining, semantic tagging, linking and search. Author of signature academic publications with more than 2500 citations. Until 2010 Atanas was product manager of GraphDB (formerly OWLIM) – a leading RDF graph database serving mission critical projects in organizations like BBC, Financial Times, Nikkei, S&P, Springer Nature, John Wiley, Elsevier, UK Parliament, Kadaster.NL, The National Gallery of US and top-5 US Banks.
As CEO of Ontotext, Atanas supervised multiple high profile semantic technology projects across different sectors: media and publishing, market and investment information, cultural heritage and government.
Responsible for PROS Travel product strategies, Surain Adyanthaya collaborates with clients to develop and shape airline solutions that address their key industry needs. Surain has held various roles at PROS including head of R&D. With PROS since 1993, Surain works closely with product development in his current leadership role of product innovation and strategy.
Reza Rahman is a long time consultant now working at CapTech. He has been an official Java technologist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza has long been a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. He has been the lead for the Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. Reza is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. He has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups over the years. Reza implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. He helps lead the Philadelphia Java User Group.
Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture, application development and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross, Anthem, CapitalOne and AAA using Java EE and Spring.
Egyptian American entrepreneur-turned investor Ahmed Shabana is the current managing partner of the $150 million fund one Parkpine Capital, the U.S.-based venture capital firm he formed with partner Billy Zane most known in Hollywood for the movies Titanic and The Phantom. Launched in 2016, Parkpine has offices in Los Angeles and Menlo Park.
Ahmed is recognized as a high impact entrepreneur by the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times by founding the Middle East’s first & Africa’s first eCommerce portal and online pharmacy, Agzakhana.com, generating millions in sales turnover while overcoming the economic and commercialization obstacles of the region. Moreover, Ahmed was able to raise capital from Vodafone Ventures and help fundraise for a number of Healthcare, BigData, and SaaS startups of over $800M in combined valuation.
Ahmed holds an MBA from the the University of Southern California, where he was inspired to form Parkpine as a way to improve access to funding and resources for tech entrepreneurs on a global scale. He funded the Global Ventures Summit to connect influencers of the highest growth startup ecosystems in the world. The Summit enables innovative startups to access venture capital professionals, funded technology startup founders, and policy makers in the freshest tech scenes on the planet.
Parkpine’s fund will target post-revenue investments in early-stage technology ventures in growing markets around the world. The fund has a broad mandate invests in tech companies with business models that can be replicated in different markets.
Delyan Lilov is founder and CEO of Musala Soft JSC, leading software services company specialized in some of the most challenging industries worldwide like Cloud Integration, API Management, Augmented Intelligence, BigData, Digital Engagement and IoT.
As a CEO of Musala Soft for more than 18 years, Delyan Lilov is responsible for defining the corporate strategy, managing operations and participating in key clients` management. His experience, professionalism and business views lead Musala Soft as a reliable, prestigious and long-term partner for innovative and trendsetting enterprises such as: IBM, Tsystems, VMWare, Experian, SAP, Atos, Cellent, Milestone, UGT, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, A1, Vivacom, OTP Group, KBC, DZI, Commerzbank, Generali, Bulgarian Guarantee Fund, Visa, Telus Health, Telus International, ESG, Phillip Morris, Edoardo Miroglio, etc.
Committed to lifelong learning, knowledge sharing and a high degree of personal involvement, Musala Soft successfully develops its people and enlarges its offices in Macedonia and Bulgaria. The company is a proud winner of multiple national and international honors and recognitions in Talent Development, Science and Innovation, Quality of Software Solutions, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility.
My name is Tushka and I am a Java Technical lead at Scalefocus. I work mainly in Java based projects. I have strong technical background mainly as a Java backend developer.
I am passionate about new technologies and mentoring. I am also interested in topics for self-improvement and coaching.
I love traveling abroad, meeting new people and learning about other cultures.
Thodoris works as a Scrum Master for ABN Amro bank and contributes to the prosperity of the (software) community in several ways. He is the Founder & Leader of Utrecht Java User Group, which counts more than 2000 members and has hosted exceptional speakers (where among others, James Gosling and Uncle Bob). Besides, he serves the Expert Group of JSR-385 and helps new communities to make their first steps. Previously: 5 years of Software Engineering, 2 years as a Technical Author, Open-source contributor. His views are expressed via his Twitter handle @thodorisbais
Włodek Krakowski is a team leader and independent technical trainer. Also a developer if the time allows. His main interest is taking care of delivering valued software from different perspectives. These are how people take care of quality of code, how people work together towards providing business value, how people help to grow each other and how people are managed. Currently he works as IT Team Leader in Kraków, Poland and delivers technical / refactoring trainings at www.refactoring.pl.
Naresha works as Technical Excellence Coach and Cloud Transformation Catalyst. He works with the developers to improve their professional practices to get better at developing maintainable applications that deliver business value. He also helps teams to architect solutions for the cloud and migrate applications to cloud platforms. He has been developing enterprise software for more than 12 years.
Naresha is the founder organizer of Bangalore Groovy User Group. He has been a speaker at several conferences including GR8 Conf EU, Functional Conf, GR8 Conf India, Grails Conf, GIDS, Eclipse Summit and Selenium Conf.
Ioannis has more than 15 years experience as Java developer 7 of which are as full time OpenSource developer.
He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, with contribution to numerous projects as a committer and PMC member.
He is currently working as a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat as part of Red Hat Spring team, where he spends most of his time implementing tools and frameworks related to Kubernetes, Openshift and Spring Boot.
Marcin Moskala is an experienced Android developer, teacher, and an official Jetbrains’ Kotlin training partner. He is the founder of Kt. Academy, author of the book “Android Development with Kotlin”, and an active programming community member. He is also the main author on the biggest medium publication about Kotlin and a speaker invited to many programming conferences.
Tihomir has more than 10 years of experience developing web applications, the last 6 of them working on user interfaces for VMware’s vSphere suite. He is currently a part of the team that is transforming the extensibility model of the suite and the way third party plugins are loaded, authenticated and isolated.
Simon Stone is currently the lead engineer for the IBM Blockchain Platform developer experience team based in Hursley, UK. His main focus is on building APIs, SDKs, and developer tools that blockchain developers can use to build smart contracts and applications on their journey to disrupting industries and enhancing the way businesses work together. He is a regular contributor to open source software under the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, and a maintainer for Hyperledger Fabric.
Ryan Cuprak is an CPG & Retail, Formulation R&D Development Senior Manager at Dassault Systemes, co-author EJB in Action 2nd Edition from Manning and the NetBeans Certification Guide from McGrall-Hill. He is also president of the Connecticut Java Users Group since 2003. Ryan is a JavaOne Rockstar Presenter. At Dassault Systemes he works on the ENOVIA Enginuity chemical formulation software and is involved in desktop and backend server development as well as client data migrations. Prior to joining DS, Ryan worked for a distributed computing company, TurboWorx, and also Eastman Kodak’s Molecular imaging Systems group, now part of Burker. Ryan earned a BS in computer science and biology from Loyola University Chicago.
Otávio is a passionate software engineer focused on Java technology. He has experience mainly in persistence polyglot and high-performance applications in finances, social media, and e-commerce.
Otavio is a member of both Expert Groups and Expert Leader in several JSRs and JCP executive committee. He is working on several Apache and Eclipse Foundation projects such as Apache Tamaya, Eclipse JNoSQL, Eclipse MicroProfile, JakartaEE. A JUG leader and global speaker at JavaOne and Devoxx conferences. Otavio has received recognition for his OSS contributions such as the JCP Outstanding Award, Member of the year and innovative JSR, Duke’s Choice Award, and Java Champion Award, to name a few.
Konrad is a software engineer working at Allegro, a major Polish e-commerce company. He has 20 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles (mostly as a developer and a technical leader) in software companies. He spent the last 17 years of his career with Java-related technologies. For the past two years he’s used Kotlin as his primary programming language (with delight). He blogs a bit, gives talks and trainings and contributes to open source.
Werner Keil has worked for more than 25 years as project manager, software architect, analyst and consultant on leading-edge technologies for Banking, Insurance, Telco/Mobile, Media and Public sector.
Among his earlier clients are Sony where Werner designed and implemented micro-format based tags for Sony Music.
Besides work for major companies he runs his own creative, talent and consulting agency Creative Arts & Technologies. In his spare time, he runs and supports open-source projects, writes song lyrics, novels, screenplays and technical articles. He is committing member of Eclipse Foundation, Apache Foundation and the Java Community Process, including his role as JSR-363 Spec Lead and Executive Committee Member.
Jack Shirazi works in the Performance and Reliability team at Hotels.com, part of Expedia Group. He is the founder of JavaPerformanceTuning.com and author of Java Performance Tuning (O’Reilly), and has been an official Java
Champion since 2005.
Jack has worked at all levels and all stages of IT projects in several industries including with real-time, low latency and highly scaled applications. As well as authoring his popular book and contributing to several other books, Jack has published over 60 articles on Java performance for various sites and magazines; and has published over 200 newsletters for JavaPerformanceTuning.com over 15 years, and with these newsletters published around 10,000 Java performance and memory related tips.
The Bulgarian Java User group was founded in September 2007 along with a mailing list for discussion of any Java-related questions, problems and upcoming technologies. After a short period of dormancy, five members set leadership board in 2013. It triggered regular meetups and sessions once or twice a month with local and foreign speakers. The JUG first took part in several Adopt OpenJDK activities and soon after that became JCP member. The events and workshops organized by the community are sponsored and backed up by IT companies on the Bulgarian market
Atlassian Users Group Sofia functions since 2015. It is established thanks to the active support from Atlassian which have realized the importance of supporting the user communities for their products around the world.
On our events we strive to create environment where people can share experience and ideas mostly about Atlassian products but any other topics related to IT industry in general are welcome.
The groups grows and new people are constantly joining. Currently we have about 200 members. The group has 3 leaders which share the tasks for organizing the group. On our events usually gather more than 20 people.
Petar Velikov is one of the people which help with the organization and the life of the group. He has many years experience not only with Atlassian products but also with the software development as whole.
Alex has been a developer for more than 10 year. Most of that time in Telerik (now Progress) working on products and tools for developers.
Currently, he is working on NativeScript and is excited about open source. Hе also co-organizes the Angular Sofia meetup, because he believes that if you have spend a whole day of writing dirty hacks – you better spend the evening talking about pure functions with some cool folks.
Association of Software Engineers (ase.bg) is a non profit organization that helps professional software engineers with their lifelong learning challenges and achieve software engineering excellence.
Galin Zhelyazkov is a IT serial entrepreneur. Graduated software engineering and management, global innovation management and entrepreneurship and innovation in Sweden, UK and Australia. Co-founder and founder of a total of 5 companies from different fields.
He worked on numerous projects in his hometown of Varna as drive moving theatre, summer cinema in Varna, co-working space Varna beehive.bg, Startup Weekend Varna, Startup Europe Week, Startup Grind and TEDxPlovdiv (in Plovdiv). He is also a mentor to several young entrepreneurs.
Cat and Mouse Coworking was formed as a natural extension of the first craft beer bar in Kapana. It is the place for all those creative people who need a slightly more relaxed atmosphere but without going beyond the boundaries of the creative district, where inspiration is literally everywhere. The new concept follows the idea of creating a different social environment and additional climate change in the creative district.
Coding Girls is a gender-neutral organization promoting an increased presence of girls and women in the tech, leadership and entrepreneurship. We inspire and empower girls to get in technology and develop a tech-career. Coding Girls delivers a series of worldwide events, workshops and courses. With 1000+ members across the world, we are continuously growing and increasing the number of girls and women in tech.
Dimitar Dzhurenov is CEO/Founder at Infinite X Labs – blockchain development & consultancy company based in Sofia. He is also the founder of EOS Bulgaria and one of the most active advocates of EOS in the Bulgarian community.
GDG Sofia is а group of enthusiasts that gather around Google technologies. We organize different events – seminars, conferences or just dine outs, and discuss the latests developments.
Arjan comes from the world of corporate services and has been a consultant for international business and taxation for many years, while also coding on internal and open source software projects. Now with his business domain knowledge and coding experience his company is working on delivering software, which uses modern technologies such as blockchain and self-sovereign identity, for the corporate services sector. He also (co)-hosts the Bulgarian meetups for Go, Rust, Hyperledger and aeternity blockchain.
Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.
Boris is a senior student majoring in Business Administration and Computer Science from the American University in Bulgaria, currently President of the student technology club – The Hub AUBG. Being exposed to the Liberal Arts system allowed him to broaden his knowledge in fields of IT and business. By immersing himself in challenging environments, he strives to sustain his passion and enthusiasm for never-ending learning while contributing to society.
Trevor Workspaces is aiming to build a network of on-demand workspaces, that attract talent and provide “Maker space” infrastructure for hardware builders.
Google’s Women Techmakers program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology. From 2014 to present, Women Techmakers is continually launching global scalable initiatives and piloting new programs to support and empower women in the industry.
WTM is inclusive and welcomes all the people interested in changing mindsets and unbiasing with education, passion and support!
CEO at Work & Share – one of the biggest coworking spaces in the Balkan region – 300 + Members in the community / 3000+ sqr.meters
Dimitar is 30 years old hard worker with two kids at home. In the past 10 years he takes part as owner or Product Manager or products involving hardware & software development- Mobile payments, IoT, Home Automation, Industrial solutions and even house and office constructions. Dimitar is part of projects like Findy, HiGPS, S2our, Balkan Center, Passive Smart House and many others.
Irrepressible startup enthusiast, entrepreneur, lecturer, activist at the Programmer’s Club in Veliko Tarnovo. Started in 2013 the Tinusaur Project – an educational platform for learning electronics, robotics and programming. Co-founded in 2007 Interlecta, a product company with offices in Bulgaria and in US that develops products in the field of telemedicine.
Stefan, like most geeks, rejected the faith of his parents early in his childhood. Later in life, however, he missed the community support and sense of purpose that religious people enjoy – until he found Pastafarianism.
He converted to his new faith in 2009 and has spearheaded the Bulgarian branch of the church ever since. In 2016 Stefan and his now wife became the first couple in Bulgaria (and only 2nd in the world) to have a Pastafarian wedding ceremony, a rite they now recommend for everyone who finds the traditional church wedding boring and misogynistic.
Reza Rahman, the founder of Java EE Guardians, will cover the latest developments in the Java EE arena, and lay out the future scenarios. MicroProfile is the dominant Java Microservices building block, so no talk about Java EE is complete without it.
The most common Java performance and memory problems, as reported by developers and operations staff over many surveys, have well understood analysis techniques. Here Jack Schirazi will cover these with free tools and examples, so you don’t have to bang your head against the wall.
In this talk Steve Poole will cover all aspects of Java Vulnerabilities. He’ll explain why Java has this dubious reputation, what’s being done to address the issues and what you have to do to reduce your exposure. With examples and code this talk will help you become more effective in tacking security issues in Java.
In this session, you’ll learn how to develop APIs with Java 8 and Spring Boot, then deploy them to the cloud. You’ll also learn how to develop apps with the latest version of Angular, make them work offline, and optimize them for production. Matt Raible will show you how to do this all with JHipster.
This talk will present the different interaction options for app developers doing AR and VR. Wajdi Ben Rabah will show you the different ways to develop a parallel experience and show the best practices of interaction in the augmented and virtual worlds under Android.
The first edition of Java2Days was held on 8-9 October 2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The brand new event brought together top speakers including Reza Rahman, Josh Long, John Willis and many others who presented in front of the passionate Java developers from the region.
Java2Days is a must-attend event for anyone in the Java development area. The conference program will include a combination of keynotes, sessions, workshops, discussions led by industry’s top experts as well as social events where developers can meet and learn from their peers.
Java2Days features more than 80+ in-depth sessions across 12 different tracks dedicated to help the software developers and IT professionals to improve their professional skills. This is simply the right place where developers could learn from world leading Java geeks.
Java2Days 2018 offers the best networking experience for software developers and IT professionals. The attendees have the unique chance to speak face-to-face with world leading speakers, Java experts and industry colleagues during the sessions, discussions and social events.
Java2Days is the only software development conference in Europe recognised by the leading business media like Forbes. Java2Days received a special award for “Valuable contribution to the development of the IT environment in Bulgaria” at Forbes Business Awards 2016.
Java2Days is a commercial event, but we do support the community! During the last 9 years the event has been offering more than 300 free passes to regional JUG’s leaders and community members. It also gives a chance to local speakers to present alongside world leading experts.
JavaEE, Spring, App Servers, MOM and Others
Core Language developments, advanced concepts and future discussions
Native Apps, design, development and optimization
Scala, Groovy, Kotlin, JRuby, Jython
SQL, NoSQL, Distribution, Replication, Performance
Data Storage, Processing, Analysis, Decision Making
Continuous Integration, Automation, Verification
The Operations perspective on Software Development
The healthy environment needed for every IT Professional
Designing robust applications resilient to contemporary attacks
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