Powerful Reasons Why You Should Attend Codecamp in Piatra Neamț on May 27

There is Codecamp after Iasi. Next stop, Piatra Neamț, where Rubik Hub – the largest entrepreneurs’ workspace in Northeast Romania – will be supporting this year’s 1st Codecamp edition in Piatra Neamț. How much do you know about advanced technology? Do topics like artificial intelligence, business leadership, public speaking, and web apps intrigue you? Because if they do, attending Codecamp on May 27 is a must.

We’re happy to inform all of our attendees that conference access is FREE thanks to our amazing partners and speakers. However, make sure to register here to reserve your place.

We’re proud to announce that Rubik Hub’s grand opening will be marked by a series of startup-dedicated seminars, workshops, and robotics exhibitions for all IT lovers.

The agenda for Codecamp in Piatra Neamț includes 4 parallel tracks, 20+ speakers, and 25+ talks on some of today’s core IT topics, business and startup advice, artificial intelligence, leadership guidelines, and more. Why should you attend? Keep reading to find all the details.

Rubik Hub launches the biggest hub for entrepreneurs in Northeast Romania

Rubik Hub fosters a community of entrepreneurs and its mission is to stimulate the region’s innovative and creative potential. The HUB from Piatra Neamț is a consistent binder for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.

“We dare to challenge those who are willing to join the community through initiative, transparency, courage and determination. Whether it’s entrepreneurs in the making, professionals in the business area, companies eager to invest, starting or mature startups or simply connectors and facilitators, each one and all together are the essential part of the HUB’s mission and contribute significantly to its story.”

The programs proposed by the Hub for 2017 aim to inspire, educate and develop an entrepreneurial spirit, and address all the beneficiaries and stakeholders who contribute to the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Agenda & the Speakers

Since this is our first time in Piatra Neamt, we thought to make the agenda unique and include a wealth of IT-related topics divided between 4 parallel tracks. Whether you’d like to learn how to build a successful startup, or you want to dive into the world of AI to see if you can survive or not, at Codecamp you’ll get your answers.

At this year’s event in Piatra Neamt, the speakers will wow you with their IT expertise and ingenious thoughts on the coolest technology topics. They’ll motivate you to strive harder, and truly believe that you can achieve anything if you’re determined.

In “5 Steps to a Successful Startup”, Stelian Bogza and Adrian Sarbu share the true story of two ex-corporate employees who build a business worth ~1,5 M EUR from scratch. Adrian Vaman will share amazing insights on “How to Tackle Performance Regression using Situational Leadership”, and Andrei Postolache will cover a very interesting topic that all IT enthusiasts want to know more about: artificial intelligence.

The full agenda of the 4 tracks and speakers can be accessed here.

Meet our amazing partners

Our amazing partners helped us spread the word and make Codecamp one of Romania’s most notable IT conferences. We want to thank them for being there for us. Names like Endava, Softvision, TiVo, KPMG, Rubik Hub, Microsoft, Assist, Continental, OSF Global Services, Ness, Teamfluent, and others, are global companies with huge impact in the IT landscape. You’ll definitely want to meet and interact with them. See the complete list below.

Amazing speakers, great talks, interesting workshops, powerful partners, and the launch of Rubik Hub, the largest entrepreneurs’ workspace in Northeast Romania, are just some of the reasons that we hope will convince you to attend Codecamp in Piatra Neamț. Only a few days left to register!

Meet the Partners for Codecamp in Piatra Neamț | May 27

Codecamp Iasi has come to an end, and we know you had a blast. Now it’s time to move on! A new city, a new vibe! Join us on 27 May at Codecamp Piatra Neamț. Due to the generosity of our partners and speakers, conference access is FREE. All those who want to attend can register here

The agenda includes talks on some of today’s hottest IT topics: “Predicting the future in 10 minutes or less” with Vlad Iliescu, “5 Steps to a Successful Startup” with Stelian Bogza, “Steering the Architectural Runway” with Florin Cardasim, “Continuous Deployment in the Android World” with Andrei Verdes, and lots more to be announced.

We dedicate this article to our loyal partners. THANK YOU for helping us make Codecamp go national!

Endava is a privately-owned IT services company, with over 15 years of experience of working with some of the world’s leading Finance, Insurance, Telecommunications, Media, Technology, and Retail companies. Through the Agile Transformation and Digital Evolution propositions, Endava is helping clients evolve and transform their businesses to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s customers. Endava has over 3,500 employees located in offices in North America and Western Europe and delivery centres in Colombia, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria. Along with investing in long-term customer relationships, Endava recognised the importance of providing rewarding and challenging careers for people and, by doing so, has established itself as the employer of choice for the best and brightest engineers.


Established in 1998 in Cluj-Napoca, Softvision is now a big and global outsourcing company that provides great software product development services to their clients. Softvision expanded throughout Romania in Baia Mare, Bucuresti, Iasi and Timisoara. The company develops over 300 projects for over 100 clients from Europe and USA, in the following fields: software development, testing and quality assurance, mobile apps, UI/UX Design, support services and others.

Softvision is renowned for its Top 500 Fortune, Silicon Valley and Wall Street clients: Microsoft, Toshiba, Alcatel, Sharp, Swisscom, Sprint and others. In 2016, Softvision merged with well-renowned US-based Company SPI (Software Paradigms International), thus becoming an International Company with offices also in Canada, Australia, Brazil and India.

With the merger, Softvision gained new clients from the retail segment: Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord&Taylor, Estee Lauder, Michael Kors. Softvision encourages their employees to work hard, play hard and to continuously learn through the Softvision University Program.

This was developed to offer full support to every individual in the company to reach the highest professional development level in accordance with their potential. Softvision University comprises 11 communities: .Net, Android, iOS, Web, DB, QA, Java, C/C++, DevOps, PM and Artificial Intelligence.


TiVo is the leader in the advanced television entertainment. Since its inception in 1999, TiVo has disrupted the television entertainment industry with innovative solutions that navigate the “content chaos” challenge of the market. At TiVo, they strive to give TV viewers the ultimate viewing experience. From the first DVR to the latest cloud-based, software-as-a-service solutions, TiVo’s all-in-one approach to its products pushes the cutting edge of television entertainment technology both in and out of the home.

TiVo also caters to a diverse group of TV viewers through our long-standing partnerships with not only the top multi-system operators-both domestic and international-but also the leading over-the-top content providers. TiVo’s revolutionary products have been awarded six Emmy Awards to date for game-changing contributions to the television entertainment industry. TiVo’s global reach starts from its headquarters in San Jose, CA, extends to its nationwide offices in New York, NY, Boston, MA and Durham, NC, and travels overseas to TiVo’s newest office in lasi, Romania.


KPMG operates as a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services; working closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member firms’ clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge. KPMG member firms can be found in 152 countries. Collectively they employ more than 189,000 people across a range of disciplines.

Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG’s primary objective. Wherever they operate they want their firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice. KPMG contributes to the effective functioning of international capital markets. They support reforms that strengthen the markets’ credibility and their social responsibility. They believe that similar reform must extend to the professional realm.


The HUB from Piatra Neamt is a consistent binder for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. They dare to challenge those who are willing to join the community through initiative, transparency, courage and determination. Whether it’s entrepreneurs in the making, professionals in the business area, companies eager to invest, starting or mature startups or simply connectors and facilitators, each one and all together are the essential part of the HUB’s mission and contribute significantly to its story.

The HUB aims to increase the entrepreneurial environment and support it for a long term, but for that they need reliable players to join and act accordingly. In that sense, they are addressing companies that are open to an honest dialogue and focused on the real needs of entrepreneurial dynamics within the region, and such companies have already joined the HUB. They want to generate the energy and the creative spirit that excite and support people in their entrepreneurial challenges.

All these goals will be materialised through a series of programs, events and services that will serve the entire regional entrepreneurial community, activities that have already been tested and validated with the target group.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential. “Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Microsoft refers to Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, including Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft Mobile Oy develops, manufactures and distributes Lumia and Asha and Nokia X mobile phones and other devices.

ASSIST Software Romania specializes in outsourcing software development projects. Based in Eastern Europe, they’re operating in a challenging economy that creates a fertile environment for Information Technology and business outsourcing. The team has a solid and proven track record, delivering high quality and timely services.

ASSIST Software provides consistent results in emerging fields such as mobile and web-based custom business applications, e-commerce, e-payment, e-security, e-health and enterprise & resource planning, entertainment, and gaming industry. They focus on developing powerful and cutting edge applications, that allow them to offer solutions which provide real business benefits.

The company’s team continuously fulfills their partners’ demands by constantly updating their knowledge, conquering new areas of expertise, increasing the quality of their consultancy and support services. ASSIST Software builds long lasting relationships with their business partners, easily adapting to each one of their requirements. Their Microsoft Certified Partner status is recognition for their performances and competences. The partnership with IBM, Intel, CISCO and HP are testament to their ability to design and deliver quality hardware and software solutions optimized for any platform.

Continental is a top-tier automotive manufacturing company that specializes in tyres, interior electronics, chassis components, brake systems, powertrain, tachographs and numerous other factors related to the transportation and automotive industries. Continental is divided into five sections: Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tyres, and Contitech. One of the company’s main areas of expertise is fuel consumption, attained via reduced-resistance tyres, more efficient fuel injection systems and hybrid propulsion systems.


OSF Global Services, winner of Salesforce’s 2016 Partner Innovation Award in Retail, is a leading global cloud solutions company providing consulting, application development and implementation services to enterprise and emerging businesses across B2B and B2C sectors. OSF integrates customized solutions to create the greatest value from any cloud ecosystem. And as a cloud computing company, they provide a comprehensive range of cloud services unmatched by their competitors—IoT, Enterprise HR Solutions, ERP Integrations and more.

With more than 120 ongoing projects and over a decade of worldwide deployments, OSF delivers innovative solutions across industries, channels and locales. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, OSF Global Services has offices in the U.S., Brazil, Columbia, France, Germany, the UK, Romania and Ukraine. For more information, please visit: www.osf-global.com

70% of their colleagues are working in Romania, from one of their offices located in Bucharest, Brasov, Cluj – Napoca, Suceava, Iasi, Piatra Neamt, Pitesti.

Ness Digital Engineering is an innovative custom software development firm Ness Digital Engineering provides digital transformation and custom software product engineering services to help organizations envision, build, and continually evolve their digital platforms to enter new markets, capture new revenue and gain operational efficiencies.

Their global team enables clients to compete and grow in today’s digital economy by providing deep expertise in experience engineering, product and platform development, and data analytics. Ness’s strength is the ability to provide a seamless blend of creative design and user experience engineering, combined with a rigorous, productized approach to digital platform development and data analytics.

Product engineering is central to the company’s heritage. Using their Ness Connected framework, they help companies define and develop the right digital products and services faster to significantly accelerate time to market, improve customer engagement and reduce business risk. As a custom software development firm, Ness believes digital platform development and product engineering requires a fundamentally different approach than running traditional enterprise IT services or providing staff augmentation.

Agile learning software for growing companies. Teamfluent helps you build a culture of learning and increase the productivity of your teams. You can use it to improve employee onboarding, ensure HR compliance, track learning progress, and give employees learning autonomy and flexibility. The app stimulates and accelerates personal development and helps develop employees using modern learning tools such as social learning, micro learning and gamification. Their mission is to become the single source of knowledge in organisations.

Join us on 27 May at Codecamp Piatra Neamț!

The 10-Year Celebration Starts. See the Full Agenda

Codecamp Iasi starts in less than 24 hours. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, so we want to make it count. Are you ready? In total, over 2,500 participants will be joining us over the course of 11 days, some will attend the masterclasses, others the 1st day of conference on May 12 but the majority will be present at the free conference on May 13. You can still register for the FREE conference!

Want to know what to expect from one of the biggest IT events in Romania? Here’s the complete agenda of what’s to come from May 10 to May 20.  

The Masterclasses | 10 – 11 May

Come meet the speakers that will rock the stage at Codecamp’s Masterclasses between 10-11 May. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn tips and tricks from top international trainers and IT specialists. The workshops are divided in two days, and they’ll focus on in-depth, hands-on, practical approaches coupled with one-on-one consulting sessions.

They’ll also address a diverse range of disciplines and technologies: architecture, Java, .NET, security, web apps. Given that there’s a limited number of people who can attend (10-20 participants), the trainer can focus on each and every one of their questions and try to suggest tailored solutions. The complete schedule for the Codecamp Masterclasses that will last between May 10 and May 11:

Codecamp’s 2-Day International Conference | 12-13 May

This year’s Codecamp International Conference in Iasi looks incredibly promising. It might become the most influential IT conference in Romania thus far. So what are you waiting for? You still have time to buy a ticket for Day 1. Or, you can register here to attend the FREE conference on May 13.

Day 1 – The International Conference | May 12

Codecamp’s International Conference starts on May 12, with 3 different tracks. The talks will begin at 10:00am, will include subjects in the areas of architecture, microservices, continuous delivery, Docker, Java 8 & 9, DDD, Docker, security, databases, Node.js, JavaScript, React, Data Driven UI, AI/AR/VR and many more. As for the workshops, these will include training sessions on Testing Strategies, Situational Leadership, Internet of Things, and more. A detailed overview of the 3 tracks can be found here.

Day 2 – The Free Conference | May 13

May 13 is reserved for Codecamp’s Free Conference. Attending the event is FREE of charge. Registration is between 8:00am and 9:15am, followed by the 30-minute introductory presentation – STATE OF THE NATION: WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING US?

After a short break, the madness begins! 10 rooms, over 70 talks, and incredible workshops will be presented on different domains and areas including advanced technologies, architecture, entrepreneurship, product development, big data processing, and more.

Make sure not to miss The Raffle, at 17:45pm (Room 2) where you have the chance to win amazing prizes. And because we want to make sure you’re having fun, join us from 18:30pm for an in-depth session of cocktail & business networking, where you can meet the speakers, the partners, and our very special guests. The entire Codecamp community will relocate downtown for an afterparty, and even more socializing.

You can find the complete agenda here.

Open Days | 18-19 May

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.

The Hack | 19-20 May

Blend in plenty 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.

Codecamp’s 24-hour hackathon begins on 19 May, at 4:00pm. The main topic surrounding the hack will be “How to Develop a Habit of Learning”. The Hack is aimed at encouraging people to develop a “habit of learning” with fast and pragmatic results, that help them in their day to day lives.

If you want to hack with us, click here and register today.

The Mentors:

Codecamp Iasi has plenty of exciting IT events up its sleeve! You wouldn’t want to miss them 🙂

Meet Codecamp’s Day 1 Speakers | May 12

codecamp speakers

Codecamp Iasi is just around the corner. Less than 10 days to grab a ticket! If you already bought yours, check out some more information on the speakers. Get to know more about them and their area of expertise, so that you know what to expect on May 12.  

Axel Fontaine is the founder and CEO of Boxfuse, the easiest way to deploy JVM and Node.js applications to AWS. Axel is also the creator and project lead of Flyway, an open-source tool that makes database migration easy. He is a Continuous Delivery and Immutable Infrastructure expert, a JavaOne Rockstar and a regular speaker at many large international conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone, QCon, JAX, and more.

With a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, Raoul-Gabriel Urma is the CEO and co-founder of Cambridge Spark, a leading learning community for data scientists and developers in the UK. In addition, he is also Chairman and co-founder of Cambridge Coding Academy, a growing community of young coders and pre-university students. Raoul is author of the bestselling programming book “Java 8 in Action” which sold over 20,000 copies globally.

Since 2003, Dino has been the voice of Microsoft Press to Web developers and the author of many popular books on ASP.NET and software architecture. In particular, Dino authored “Architecting Applications for the Enterprise” with fellow MVP Andrea Saltarello and “Modern Web Development” and has “Programming ASP.NET Core” in the works for 2017. When he’s not training, Dino serves as the CTO of Crionet—a fast growing firm that specializes in Web and mobile solutions for the world of professional sports.

Sasha Goldshtein is the CTO of Sela Group, a Microsoft C# MVP and Azure MRS, a Pluralsight author, and an international consultant and trainer. Sasha is the author of two books, a prolific blogger and open source contributor, and author of numerous training courses. His consulting work revolves mainly around distributed architecture, production debugging and performance diagnostics, and mobile application development.

Greg has been working with Windows Security since the very beginning of his professional career. He started as a system administrator, then moved to a consultant role, IT manager and chief information security officer (CISO). Now he is mainly responsible for consulting services delivered worldwide by CQURE.

As a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, Valery works with partners to get the most out of new technology and leverage the potential of the cloud. With a focus on Azure, Internet of Things and Blockchain technology, Valery gets his energy and inspiration from the maker community and its potential to shape the future of both hardware and software development. With more than 16 years working in the field of software development, Valery brings with him the experience of national and international projects. He is a regular speaker and is involved actively in the Dutch Azure community.

Reign is a pragmatic frontend engineer, Google Developer Expert and an avid caffeine consumer. He loves surrounding himself with ever smiling people and he’s constantly pushing his limits in order to become a better professional. It is worth saying that his two full sleeve tattoos are not the direct consequence of him being present in the IT industry for more than 5 years now. He is currently employed as a Technical Lead, striving to make the world a better place.

Chander Dhall is an awarded Microsoft MVP and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. As a Microsoft Azure Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, DocumentDB Advisor, and an MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Chander has insight into new releases on technologies used by millions of developers. His critical advice, impeccable vision, futuristic strategy backed with best practices in the industry are reasons for his unparalleled success.

Peter Lawrey likes to inspire developers to improve the craftsmanship of their solutions, engineer their systems for simplicity and performance, and enjoy their work more by being creative and innovative. He has a popular blog “Vanilla Java” which gets 120K views per month, he is the third on StackOverflow for Java, the founder of the Performance Java UG, and the lead developer of OpenHFT, open source software used by Investment Banks, trading houses, and hedge funds.

Coder, blogger and tech enthusiast in general, passionate about JavaScript and Functional Programming, Alex works as a Full Stack Developer and is heavily involved into the JavaScript community, co-organizing Cluj JavaScripters. He always puts passion first in all his endeavours and is a militant for clean code and quality software development.

Cornel Stefanache is an OPAL Software Engineer at MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC), Trainer and Speaker. He’s also a passionate developer and comics author who loves to spend his entire time hacking prototypes and fiddling with concepts.

Dimitris-Ilias Gkanatsios works as a Technical Evangelist at the Developer Experience group in Microsoft Greece. Spanning over a decade of experience in software business, his primary focus is to guide software houses and startups in Greece to use innovative cloud solutions and develop their business. In the past, he has worked as a software engineer in leading software houses and as a CS professor in private universities.

Jeroen ter Heerdt a.k.a. Dutch Data Dude He is passionate about “all things data”; whether it is about databases, data warehousing, BI, big data, data visualizations, self-service BI, Hadoop, real-time BI or anything even remotely related to data or insight. He strives to apply these concepts in his life as much as possible. Jeroen combines enthusiasm, vision and hands-on experience into fresh, entertaining and thought-provoking talks.

Solution architect, developer, data scientist, and consultant. Michael designs and implements solutions for Databases, Network & Management area, mainly for Microsoft platform. Michael holds MCT, MCITP, MCTS SQL SERVER, MCTS .NET, MCDBA certifications and many others – especially database and software development related. As for day-to-day work, he works as Solution Architect, designing and planning database related solutions and software, mainly based on Microsoft and Oracle servers.

Tri-cultural development manager with over 10 years of experience in SaaS architecture, UI architecture, product conception and development, and consulting for a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors. Deep understanding of product innovation challenges in a mobile-first market. Effective quick product life-cycle engineering leadership fueled by accurate market reading, real-time product data analysis, data-driven decision-making, and implementation.

Check out the detailed agenda for Codecamp’s Day 1, and book your ticket to one of the most exciting and innovative IT conferences of the year!