Codecamp Turns 10 and Here’s What We Have In Store for You

Codecamp started out in Iași back in 2008 with a daring idea, a ton of work and a Yahoo messenger status promoting it all. Our dream was to bring together local IT professionals and organise a series of events that would slowly but surely lead to the birth of an IT community. We started off very small and were really happy to see that there was a growing demand for this kind of community-centered IT events, so we decided to take everything to the next level.

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This year, Codecamp will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Baia Mare, Bacau, Piatra Neamt, Suceava, Timisoara, Chisinau and, of course Iasi, the place where it all started, and will feature over 8000 participants, 300 speakers, 30 communities and 60 partners. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Codecamp Iași, 5-14 May 2017

Tribute to the fact that Codecamp started in Iasi 10 years ago, we are planning a whole week filled with interesting events. Moreover, when we said “taking it to the next level” we were also referring to the new format that Codecamp Iasi will have this year. Spanning from the 5th to the 16th of May, it will feature numerous workshops, talks, presentations, contests and community building activities. Here is a first look at how everything will take place in Iasi:

5-6th of May 2017 – The Hack

8-9th of May 2017 – Open Days

10-11th of May 2017 – Masterclasses

12-13th of May 2017 – Codecamp International Conference

13-14th of May 2017 – A party to remember

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Masterclasses

One of the biggest additions to Codecamp 2017 are the masterclasses. These represent high-end learning events organised with top trainers and specialists from all over the world. Think about an in-depth workshop mixed with a hands-on, practical approach and one-on-one consulting sessions and you get a Masterclass. They are concentrated in the two days before the conference and will address a diverse range of disciplines and technologies: architecture, Java, .NET, security, testing. In most of them there is a limited number of people who can attend (10-20 participants), thus the trainer can focus on each and every one of the participants’ questions and try to find tailored solutions. Here are just some of the masterclasses that will take place in May 2017 in Iasi:

Codecamp International Conference

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The second improvement we’re making is that his year’s conference will run for 2 days and will look something like this:

Day 1 will feature top speakers who usually hold presentations at international conferences such as QCon, O’Reilly, Devoxx, etc. The biggest benefit is that you will gain access to the knowledge of experts like Axel Fontaine, Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Dino Esposito, Sasha Goldshtein, Greg Tworek, Valery Jacobs, Chander Dhall, Michael Jankowski-Lorek and our very own Vlad “Reign” Zelinschi. Not to be overlooked is that fact that they only appear in the same line-up for a small number of international conferences, Codecamp being the only one in Romania where we have the chance to see this happen.

Day 2 is the day when the IT community truly comes together, the talks and workshops being delivered by local professionals and partners. It will feature 10 tracks and 70 talks so everyone can deep dive into stuff they’re passionate about, or enhance their knowledge on new topics they would like to know more about.

So if you’re into software design and the qualities of a good architecture, immutable infrastructure, cloud, IoT, security, latest upgrades to development platforms such as Java8 and .NET Core, don’t forget to book your tickets asap.

The Hack

Mix in a lot of innovation, a few groups of talented people with a passion for IT, an important problem that is in dire need for a solution, a big room full of laptops and 24 hours and you get The Hack. It’s an intense interdisciplinary race for solutions that will solve problems ranging from healthcare to public transportation, automotive, fin-tech and other solutions that could be used to improve in the community.

Open Days

If you want to get to know IT companies and other organizations hands-on, this is one of your best bets. For 2 days in a row, you will be invited to see what a normal day of work looks like for a lot of tech businesses. You will also take part in workshops and talks held by in-house or external/community professionals which is a great way to gain some extra insight.

Party Time

What better way to celebrate 10 years of Codecamp than with 2 days of sharing, networking and, of course, partying. We’ve prepared a lot of surprises for all of you but we’re keeping them secret for now.

There’s still a lot of work to be done and a lot of things to put in motion but we’re positive that this anniversary edition of Codecamp will be one that everyone will remember. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that helped bring this IT community event to where it is today. Hope to see you all at Codecamp 2017!