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Meet the speakers of previous editions

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Senior Software Engineer

Zineb Bendhiba


Zineb Bendhiba is a senior software engineer at Red Hat. She is a committer and PMC member of the open source project Apache Camel.


Currently, she contributes and maintains many Camel Quarkus extensions. Before joining Red Hat in 2020, she worked for 12 years in different companies.


She participated in the design, development and management of various projects, mainly in Java technology. In addition, she is a board member of Duchess France, a large Women In Tech community in France. She regularly speaks at events on Camel, Quarkus, and also on Diversity & Inclusion.


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Software Engineer & Java Champion

Jonathan Vila

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Java Champion, Organiser at BarcelonaJUG and cofounder of the JBCNConf conference in Barcelona. Working at Tetrate as Software Engineer, on Service Mesh and Istio on top of Kubernetes, but I have worked as a developer since the first release of The Secret of Monkey Island, about 30 years ago.


Former SSE at Red Hat in Keycloak team, SSE at Ocado Technology, SSE at Netcentric. Very interested in simulated reality, psychology and Java along with management technologies.


Speaker at conferences and meetups around the world, such as: Oracle Code One San Francisco, DevNexus Atlanta, JFokus Sweden, Geekle.US, JConf Centro America, Dev.Conf.US, Dev.Conf.IN, JConf Mexico, JConf Peru, Japan CCC Meetups : * Barcelona, Madrid, VirtualJUG, MombaiJUG, SouJava Brasil, CharlotteJUG, Knox JUG, TiranaJUG, JUGNicaragua, DevNation, ManchesterJUG, BoliviaJUG, MalagaJUG, SwitzerlandJUG.


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Spring Tools Lead & Sustainability Ambassador

Martin Lippert


Martin works at VMware on developer tooling for the Spring and Spring Boot. He co-leads the team that ships all the Spring Tools for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, Theia, and more.


Beyond that, he works as a sustainability ambassador and explores the role of sustainability in software engineering.


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Developer Advocate

David Gómez García

With more than 20 years of experience in software development, has been part, lead, and developed projects for Banking, Insurance, Defense and Sea & ground transportation business.


Now holds the position of Developer Advocate at AxonIQ, where he is focused in how the Open Source Axon Framework and Axon Server makes easier for developers to write scalable applications based on DDD, CQRS and Event Sourcing.


Aside from software development, he is also dedicated to training: former Spring Certified instructor, he delivers the JavaSpecialists Master courses for advanced Java topics in Spain. Active member in the Java community, @MadridJUG co-organizer, regular speaker and has been involved in organizing conferences like the first 2 editions of Codemotion Spain or Lambda World in Cadiz -Spain- David is a JavaChampion since January 2020.


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Principal Member of Technical Staff

Álvaro Sánchez -

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Álvaro is a passionate developer and agile enthusiast with over 21 years of experience. He is now a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Labs, where he is a Micronaut committer, helping to maintain and evolve the open-source framework.


Before that, he was a Staff Engineer at VMWare, where he led the creation of new products to build, package, verify and publish software solutions with confidence in the VMware Marketplace. Previously, he spent some years working in different industries like gambling games (Odobo) and fintech (4Finance). Previously, he worked at companies like IBM BCS, Sun Microsystems or BEA Systems, where he was recognized as BEA Technical Director, an MVP awards program. 


In his spare time, as well as coding and experimenting with new technologies, he likes to spend time with his wife and children, support CD Leganés football team, and play paddle tennis.


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Director, Country Head

Ovidiu Șutac


Ovidiu Șutac is an accomplished leader with a solid background based on his 25 years of experience in software development. With over 20 years of experience in management, Ovidiu is a driven entrepreneur, highly experienced in running own business and corporate organizations.


He was part of multinational companies and also launched some start-up companies and managed the businesses from inception until maturity.


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Lead Java Software Engineer

Daniel Brumușescu


Daniel is a Lead Java Software Engineer @ EPAM Romania, having 15+ years of Software engineering experience.


He is focused on Java backend development & DBs and has experience with a wide range of technologies & frameworks, main ones being Java, Spring, Java EE.


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Software Engineer, Enterprise Coffee Community

Marian Gradea


Marian Gradea is a software engineer at Cognizant Softvision with more than 15 years of experience in software development. He tackled various domains from developing hardware automation testing platforms, building home automation integrated solutions, creating web based enterprise software, to designing safety critical applications for the automotive industry.


With a passion for microservices architectures and interservice communication he constantly pushes to discover optimal solutions and transpose them from theory into reality.


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Client Solutions Business Unit Specialist

Andrei Uhr

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Andrei Uhr is a Client Solutions Business Unit Specialist at Dell Technologies where he supports customers and partners in their journey towards a modern Workplace. Andrei has worked as an IT professional for over 10 years and has seen the industry going through transformation after transformation, that's why he's here to talk about both the challenges and opportunities we can expect going forward.


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Florin Manolescu

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Co-Founder of Academia Testarii, Florin is a highly experienced QA & Test Consultant with a demonstrated history of delivering complex projects in various industries. He is passionate about quality and a driver of best practices and efficiency tools adoption.


An expert in process improvement as well as Agile & Waterfall methodologies with practical applications through tailored test strategies defined at each project level. Trainer and coach for testing topics with a keen interest in promoting the software testing profession.


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