Available Discounts for Masterclasses & International Conference at Codecamp Iasi

Codecamp Iasi

Codecamp’s 10th anniversary starts in less than 3 weeks! We’re putting all our efforts into making it the biggest and most exciting event the IT industry in Iasi has ever seen. Here’s the plan:

10 – 11 May: The Masterclasses

12 May: The International Conference (paid tickets)

  • TALKS: 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.
  • WORKSHOPS: Testing Strategies, Situational Leadership, Internet of Things – hands-on, limited number of seats

13 May: The Communities Conference (Free of Charge)

  • Over 70 talks and workshops on architecture, technologies (you name it!), product development, entrepreneurship

19 – 20 May: The Hackathon – How to develop a “habit of learning” (free of charge, limited number of hacking hats)

 

We do our best to make all these as accessible as possible for you, so here are the discounts:

Discounted tickets for the Modern Development with Java 8 & 9 masterclass, thanks to our partnership with Edurom300 euros on them, only 350 euros on you (out the total price of 650 euro)

FREE tickets for the International Conference for ALL hackathon participants

Discounted tickets for the International Conference for all Global (20%), Diamond(15%), Platinum (10%), Gold (5%) partners (at any of the Codecamp editions in 2017) and individuals working for these companies

Discounted tickets for any member of the Partner Communities and all-time speakers – 20% off for the International Conference and 10% off for the masterclasses.

Anyone who participated at Codecamp Cluj and Baia Mare and checked-in using the QR code can buy 2 tickets for the price of 1 at the International Conference.

FREE tickets for the International Conference and the masterclasses based on a powerful and inspirational motivation letter sent to [email protected]; no later than April 30th.

We’re hoping all of these discounts and offers are expressing our commitment to growing the community and making learning as accessible as possible to everyone.

Join us for Codecamp’s 10th anniversary in Iasi!

Meet the Partners for Codecamp in Iasi

 

Fascinated by advanced technology? Do you want to know more about the latest trends, innovations and breakthroughs in the tech industry? Codecamp Iasi is just around the corner. Grab a ticket and let the adventure begin!

An overview of the Codecamp Iasi schedule:

Masterclasses (May 10 – 11)

  • Axel Fontaine – Architecting for Continuous Delivery and Zero Downtime – Register here
  • DINO ESPOSITO – Developing ASP.NET Core Applications – Register here
  • RAOUL-GABRIEL URMA – Modern Development with Java 8 – Register here
  • GREG TWOREK – Hacking and Hardening Windows Infrastructure – Register here
  • Chander Dall – UI, API and Server Side – Beginner to Advanced in One Day – Register here
  • ADRIAN RÎNDAŞU – COACHING TO BUILD CAPACITY – Register here

Codecamp Iasi Day 1 (May 12) Register here to buy your ticket.

Codecamp Iasi Day 2 (May 13) FREE access. Registration required.  

This article is dedicated to our partners as a big “THANK YOU!” These companies have helped us turn Codecamp Iasi into a dream come true.

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.

Rubikhub

 

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.

Maxcode builds and delivers payment and identification software. They have years of experience in offering solutions for Banks, Payment Service Providers, and merchants. These solutions vary from modules that allow merchants to connect with their bank to complete billing transaction-based systems.

As a Fintech constructor Maxcode excels in the development of online payments and electronic identification. Components developed by Maxcode are based on newest technology, built by engineers who are experienced developers, and also bring years of knowledge on the concepts behind many used payment methods and identification protocols. Maxcode is your partner in developing ideas about new or improved services utilising xs2a (Access to the Account) opportunities provided in the most recent Payment Service Directive.

camLine offers software solutions for manufacturing excellence. Their products, services and solutions are recognized as first-tier in high-tech manufacturing. There is an underlying reason for this; one that, in itself, is imperceptible, but permeates every aspect of every solution the camLine team delivers.

It is know-how; the culmination of consciously and patiently developing the right blend of products, first-team services, a creative and intelligent team that supports and functions as one, and management leadership that oversees and sustains the continuity of threads of expectations and excellence.

Implementing a camLine solution is based on own software brands and inspires an inclination to reach higher. camLine, as your partner, can ensure your ongoing manufacturing operations are optimized and enhanced to reach and sustain Manufacturing Excellence.

Since 2007, the Levi9 delivery center located in Iasi has brought together a growing team of young and talented professionals in an inspiring environment, based on the highest standards of excellence. More than 130 Levi9 professionals are ready to share their expertise in areas such as .NET and Java Software Development, Software Testing, Business Intelligence and IT Operations, all with an agile spirit.

The quality of their team members is the quality that they deliver, thus they make a strong commitment to their people by developing Personal Development Programs for all team members, through which specific skill sets are optimized, new technologies and methodologies are learned, and people are presented with the opportunity to spend time and energy on subjects of personal interest.

Cegeka

With over 3600 employees, Cegeka is one of the top ICT providers in Benelux. They develop, implement and manage IT applications and infrastructures for medium-sized and large organizations. They overcome challenges for clients in the healthcare, social security, retail, public, industry, logistics and financial sectors. Cegeka’s current portfolio includes customers from all over the world, with a vast majority in the BeNeLux region, customers for which they provide 24/7/365 availability.

Customers make use of the services that Cegeka delivers, to implement and integrate IT infrastructures, managed services, outsourcing, user support, desktop management, the development and implementation of applications, technical support and consultancy. With their own data centers in Hasselt (BE), Leuven (BE) and Veenendaal (NL), Cegeka is ready for the future and for new business models, and so are its customers.

From April 2017, HEG and GoDaddy have joined forces to better serve small businesses and web experts around the world. More than 16 million customers depend on HEG and GoDaddy to help them build powerful online identities and turn their ideas into reality. Together, the companies will deliver even more value to customers and introduce innovative solutions to help their ventures succeed.

GoDaddy’s mission is to give its customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. GoDaddy will also now lead the World Hosting Days and NamesCon brands and conferences. GoDaddy will continue to operate both conferences independently and will invest in their continued growth.

Customers of HEG’s brands, including 123 Reg, Heart Internet, Domain Factory, Host Europe, Paragon Group, Server4You, and Serverloft, can continue to contact customer support and access their services as they’ve always done.

The HEG brand will be replaced by the GoDaddy brand moving forward. HEG will continue to operate in its current locations.

A product lifecycle management and development company that accelerates business growth. 3Pillar believes in engineering software products that have a true purpose. And they know that you need a partner that doesn’t just plan, but one who can get it done.

What makes 3Pillar different is their mindset. The company didn’t evolve out of IT consulting. They’re a new breed of product development company, born from the world of engineering excellence and focused on value creation through software. 3Pillar knows what it takes to build successful digital experiences in an increasingly noisy world, providing solutions that are purpose-driven and results-oriented.

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.

Optymyze is revolutionizing the performance of sales people with data science, process automation, enterprise planning, and advanced analytics. They do it by motivating people to achieve sales goals, efficiently managing sales operations, predicting the performance of each sales person, and forecasting sales results and the cost of sales.

By enabling clients to rapidly and efficiently adapt to change, Optymyze turns sales operations into a strategic advantage. Their success has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in sales performance management, by Ventana Research for innovations in sales operations management, and by Brandon Hall Group for advances in sales enablement.

 

Based in Dubai, Careem started out as a web-based corporate car booking service in 2012. Right now, the company has grown into a transportation network company offering daily car hire with operations spanning 53 cities in South Africa, The Middle East and North Africa. Careem makes renting a car extremely easy. The company’s goal is to cater to the needs and wants of the customer. They offer different types of cars based on your personal preference and budget.

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.

UBIS

UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions is the Group’s global services company created from the integration and consolidation of 16 Group companies and is dedicated to providing services in the sectors of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Back Office and Middle Office, Real Estate, Security and Procurement. It is one of the first service companies to be created at European level and its aim is to consolidate and reorganise those operational activities necessary for the correct functioning of the Groups’ business by leveraging on a more flexible delivery and an improved response time.

The company includes about 10.600 people and oversees activities in 11 countries: Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, New York and Singapore.

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CRF Health is the leading provider of patient-centered eSource and telemedicine technologies and service solutions for the life sciences industry. With experience in more than 800 clinical trials, over 100 languages and across 74 countries, CRF Health’s TrialMax® platform consistently demonstrates the industry’s highest data accuracy, patient and site compliance, and patient retention. Its recent acquisition of mHealth provider Entra Health, has allowed CRF Health to extend the connectivity of its existing technology to now include cloud-based remote patient monitoring, telehealth, data exchange and analytics.

CRF Health’s eSource solutions improve trial engagement by making the patient the center piece of the healthcare and clinical trial process, and seamlessly integrating into sites to maximize protocol compliance. The integrated TrialMax platform includes eCOA solutions for collecting PROs (Patient Reported Outcomes), ObsROs (Observer Reported Outcomes), ClinROs (Clinician or Rater Reported Outcomes), and PerfOs (Performance Outcomes), and features TrialConsent™, an electronic solution for collecting informed consent in clinical trials.

Contact:  [email protected], +1 267.498.2350

Gemini CAD Systems is a dynamic company defined by creativity and pursuit of excellence. They put people in touch with technology and bring innovative solutions to challenges raised by the industry. Specialized in development and implementation of technology for flexible materials processing, Gemini CAD Systems focuses on computer aided design and cutting room processes.

They build your business on a strong foundation based on two pillars: a team which incorporates decades of experience in cross-linked fields of expertise, and a collection of proprietary, in-house developed algorithms and know-how resources.

With over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, Casa Auto is part of the Tester company group. The success of their story has always been based on their tenacious and visionary business mantra, coupled with an honest passion for the industry. Casa Auto deals with some of the most renowned auto brands in the world (Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda and Honda), constantly aiming to reinvent itself in order to exceed the expectations of their customers.

youngculture is a Zurich based software engineering company with more than 20 years of activity in the Swiss, German and Austrian markets. Most of their clients are software development departments of large corporations or software development companies activating especially in eCommerce, Finance and Aviation sectors.

Their software engineering teams’ expertise is constantly growing – they use Java and .NET top technology.
In Iasi, they are the first software company that has opened a Hybris competence center, having its own training program, growing Hybris certified software engineers and working on platform development projects. While their Java teams use SAP Hybris to improve customer experience in digital Commerce, their .NET teams have a significant role in shaping web platforms for major Swiss companies.

Their approach is an expression of the values they place on their work and on themselves. They are committed to create and maintain a friendly, supportive, and relaxed working environment, where everyone behaves with integrity and respect, effectively communicates and collaborates with the other colleagues, is curious and continually learns, shares know-how and is helpful, enjoys responsibility and takes decisions, values quality in social and family life.

They all contribute to the company’s success in the best possible way when working together, converging their own specific strengths to build quality software solutions for their clients. Organized in small, carefully chosen and excellently skilled teams, they benefit from the flexibility offered by the flat hierarchy and the open communication to solve every problem faced and to do what they know best – software engineering.

 

Since 2004 BeeNear has been offering services for IT&C field, for the European market, especially for the Italian one. Through a commercial agreement, since 2013 the company entered the German market. BeeNear is based in Iasi – Romania and was born from an Italian business initiative (involving private individuals and public institutions) aimed at creating a center of excellence in the design and development of software in the JAVA technology environments and Microsoft. NET.

Crossover (also known as Crossover for Work) not only connects companies to the best talent from around the world, but also provides a seamless end-to-end solution for remote team management. As a mission-driven company, Crossover tests each applicant extensively to provide an opportunity for elite talent to rise to the top and to ensure that their clients hire only the best of the best from over 98 different countries.

They also believe that the best talent in the world is looking for long-term careers (not short-term or part-time contracts), so they only offer 40+ hour/week long-term, high-paying positions. Crossover believes that by providing high-paying jobs to the top talent from around the world, they will help transform global society in a profound and positive way.

 

CompuGroup Medical is a leading global eHealth provider. Their software and communications solutions assist doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, associations, networks and other service providers with workflow, diagnosis and therapy. The platforms they provide facilitate the networking of all healthcare stakeholders. With a customer base of around 385,000 service providers worldwide, CompuGroup Medical covers:

  •         General practitioners and dentists
  •         Hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and care facilities
  •         Pharmacies
  •         Health insurers
  •         Pharmaceutical companies
  •         Public bodies

CompuGroup Medical provides modern IT solutions which are in step with the latest developments in the field of medicine and which meet the needs of the healthcare sector. This enables users to store, exchange and access medical information when and where they need it, improving their performance and benefiting patients whilst savings costs. Their solutions work for people who care about health by providing them with relevant medical information and data anywhere and anytime they require it.

EDUROM is a national company that has been successfully providing since 2002, human resources services in Romania, based on two powerful and well known global methodologies: BELBIN and Situational Leadership -The Original Model.

Moreover, EDUROM exclusively represents these methodologies in Romania. Thus, day by day, they are striving to: Build Leaders, Create and Develop PERFORMING Teams, and achieve significant Improvements of Productivity for their customers. EDUROM provides professional services in Training, Recruitment AND Consultancy (Performance Management and Productivity Improvement). Their team is comprised of 12 Consultants that are managing an annual portfolio of 50 clients.

Flow Traders is a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). The company’s growth is ensured by trading desks in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, which provide liquidity across all major exchanges, globally, 24 hours a day. Founded in 2004, Flow Traders continues to cultivate the entrepreneurial, innovative and team-oriented culture that has been with them since the beginning.

As a technology company operating in the financial environment, Flow Traders users their main technology platform to quote bid and ask prices in thousands of ETP listings, as well as similar financial products. The company provides liquidity to institutional counterparties off-exchange across all regions: the Americas, APAC and EMEA.

As a principal trading firm, Flow Traders trade for their own account only. They don’t have clients, nor do they provide any investment services or ancillary services to others. Their strategies are designed to use information that is publicly available and they use fairly simple, non-controversial and transparent order types.

Figshare helps academic institutions store, share and manage all of their research outputs. The company is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Figshare allows users to upload any file format to be previewed in the browser so that any research output, from posters and presentations to datasets and code, can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow.

 

MiOS, LTD. is a global software and hardware company represented in over 65 countries, and focused on developing and distributing advanced control and monitoring solutions for the home and small enterprise markets. Founded in 2008, MiOS has created the technology platform that bridges many different devices to produce hardware and software solutions for home control networks.

Now in its fourth generation, the MiOS platform allows users to remotely control, monitor and automate their households and businesses with products that are currently available from any provider. Technology developments such as MiOS are driving an exploding market for increased home security, greater energy-cost savings, global remote home management, and the growing “aging at home” population.

MiOS is a global employer with operations in North and South America and Europe. MiOS is dedicated to advancing technology to save energy, achieve a greener lifestyle and simplify security.

SCC makes IT work through partnership, knowledge, and passion: trusted to run IT infrastructure services for leading business across Europe for 40 years. The company enables people to do business by planning, supplying, integrating and managing their IT.  SCC integrates enabling IT that supports the British economy. They manage the IT that creates the foundations of their national charities and heritage.

SCC’s award-winning UK Data Centres keep data secure to Official & Official Sensitive (IL2 & 3) security standards, housing the most established and cost-effective cloud solution from the first Pan-Government Accredited provider. With SCC, great things happen when the company works closer to the customer. Their mission is to make IT work by delivering quality IT solutions and services that change the way businesses do business.

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WalletHub is the first-ever website to offer free credit scores and full credit reports that are updated on a daily basis. But they consider that just an appetizer, as they’ve built the brain of an artificially intelligent financial advisor that will truly leave your wallet full.

WalletHub’s brain performs three primary functions, providing: 1) Customized credit-improvement advice; 2) Personalized savings alerts; and 3) 24/7 wallet surveillance. Such features are supplemented by more reviews of financial products, professionals and companies than any other website offers and a diverse community of subject matter experts. WalletHub is owned by Evolution Finance, Inc. and is based in Washington, DC.

MIND is a leading provider of convergent real-time end-to-end billing and customer care product based solutions as well as unified communication call accounting and analytics solutions for organizations and large multinational corporates. Founded in 1995 with a vision to provide comprehensive yet flexible, ready for deployment solutions to any telecommunication service.

Today, with over 250 experienced engineers and professionals, MIND continues to provide product based solutions enabling even complex operators short time to market service launch. MIND delivers its applications in any business model (license, SaaS, managed service or complete outsourced service) to enable its customers to choose the best model that fits their needs.

Appsbroker is Google’s largest partner in Europe, helping drive Google Cloud and Apps adoption at major enterprises across the globe and helping hundreds of thousands of people embrace SmarterWorking. Their SmarterWorking solutions leverage the power of Google Cloud to help modernise and streamline big business functions; helping teams collaborate and transform ways of working.

Appsbroker delivers digital transformation strategies that unlock real business value. Whether it’s hidden in data, corporate knowledge, people, or processes; Appsbroker’s SmarterWorking solutions, built on Google Cloud, are leading the way in business transformation.

With over 12,000 satisfied customers, Vision for You operates in the medical commerce business for nearly 5 years, providing outstanding optometry services and products. The company’s main area of expertise is eyeglass and sunglass manufacturing, as well as associated accessories and repairs.

Moldova Center is an office Class A building, certified Breeam “Very Good”, and the first building in Iasi to adopt the newest green technologies. In 2015, Moldova Business Center was awarded at the CIJ Award” Gala ” as “ESSA Leading Green Building of the Year”, becoming a reference to green buildings in Romania.

With Train2 Perform, performance is attitude. The company is made up of a team of skilled and enthusiastic professionals in the HR department. Train2Perform focuses on building trustworthy partnerships in management consulting. Their experience covers the following domains: training, recruiting, management consulting and HR (system & organizational analysis, coaching management).

Technology Reply

Born in Italy 20 years ago, with more than 5000 employees, Reply is made up of a network of highly specialized companies, which support leading industrial groups in defining and developing business models to optimize and integrate processes, applications and devices, using new technology and communication paradigms, such as Big Data; Cloud Computing; Digital Communication; Internet of Things; Mobile and Social Networking.

Reply is present in other countries as Germany, UK, Benelux, North America, Poland and from 2015 in Romania, represented by Technology Reply.

Part of Reply group, Technology Reply is a system integrator service consultancy company that ensures the design, implementation and maintenance of different platforms, oriented on software development Oracle and Microsoft based with a focus on new technologies and new directions: Big Data, IoT, Hybris.

Please fell free to contact us at [email protected]

Codecamp 2017 ASAP

ASAP’s goal is to promote Romania as a most desirable offshoring destination.
Their expertise starts from statistics (companies ecosystem, technical talent resource, salary surveys, graduates no, etc.), office market, labor laws, consultancy for opening a company in Romania, employer branding plan and technical recruiting. They are aware of the technical talent’s motivation and they aim to become their first consultancy choice when changing jobs.

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Iasi City Hall’s mission is to offer high-quality public services in the local public administration field. As a member of Romania’s Municipality Association, its vision is to care for the local community – employees, clients, collaborators, and business partners – in an attempt to become a regional and national leader. Iasi City Hall’s strategic approach follows 4 core principles:

Financial perspective
Client’s perspective
Perspective of internal processes
Educational-development perspective

 

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.

Launched in 2002, Travis is one of the most renowned tourism agencies in Romania. The company specializes on vacations, flight ticketing, hotel reservations, car rental, and event management. Three divisions make up the Travis brand: Travis Tourism, Travis Corporate & Events and Travis Rent a Car. With an initial goal to provide “professional travel services”, the company has been investing a lot in technology, development and people in an attempt to grow the business and provide the best services to their customers.

Aeroport Iasi

Aeroport Iasi

Thank you, everyone!

See you at Codecamp in Iasi on 12-13 May!

 

Meet the Partners for Codecamp in Baia Mare on April 22nd

Codecamp Baia Mare

Only 4 days left to Codecamp in Baia Mare on April 22nd! Have you booked your free seat? If not, you can do that here.

It’s our first time in Baia Mare and we’re really keen on getting things right from the very beginning. That’s why we’ve taken care of everything from speakers to communities and trusted partners in high detail. We’re dedicating this article to the latter as a big “Thank You” for making this event possible!

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.

Softvision

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 romania

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, Brasil 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

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

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.

They contribute 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.

Microsoft

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.

programming pool

Programming Pool was founded in 2001 as a leading software development company providing top-class web-based applications for various service industries.

They offer tailor-made solutions for several specific market sectors such as:

– back offices for the pre-paid card business

– hospitality industry

– automotive industry

– public services sector

– technology services industry

– software services industry

Arobs

AROBS Transilvania Software is an IT solution provider of ready to use systems and tailor-made software based on the latest technologies. With over 18 years of experience in software development, they address the IT needs of industries as diverse as travel, automotive, home automation, and pharmaceutical, with advanced and effective web, mobile, embedded, and cloud solutions, fully featured IT systems, and IT products.  

AROBS Transilvania Software has over 550 employees, working in their local and international offices in: Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Targu Mures, Iasi, Suceava, Budapest, Chisinau.

AROBS is Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, was present four years in a row in the Deloitte Central Europe Technology FAST 50, and has Java, Microsoft, and ISTQB certified professionals.

Their developers can help you throughout the product development life-cycle of your software, from design to programming and testing. Application programming and design for hotel booking, workforce management, eCommerce solutions, clinical trial management, location based services, home automation, or automated fare collection systems are only a few areas for which you can find highly qualified specialists and well-oiled processes at AROBS.

 

Meurs

Meurs Romania is a privately-held software company, founded in 1999.

They specialize in developing medium and large software systems for: data visualization and analysis, decision support systems, talent and human resources management, business management.

Their visualization technology uses a novel approach, which combines data analysis with graph rendering, to create relevant and meaningful views from otherwise complex data, in any domain.

Meurs Romania provides the full range of software life-cycle services – from requirements analysis, project management, development and testing, to on-site deployment, training and support.

Teamfluent

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.
Thank you, everyone!

See you at Codecamp in Baia Mare on April 22nd!

All You Need to Know about Codecamp’s Masterclasses

Codecamp masterclasses

In 2017, Codecamp will feature numerous workshops, talks, presentations, contests and community building activities. By far, one of the biggest additions is represented by the masterclasses.

Codecamp masterclasses

These high-end learning events feature top trainers and IT specialists from all over the world. The workshops represent an in-depth, hands-on, practical approach coupled with one-on-one consulting sessions. They are concentrated in the two days before the conference and will 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. Here are the masterclasses that will take place in May 2017 in Iasi:

Masterclass Chander Dhall

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 one-day intensive masterclass will cover the following topics:

  • TypeScript
  • AngularJS
  • MVC & Web API

Each topic will be accompanied by a “code with me” session.

The main focus will be on building next-generation web apps in terms of framework, scalability, best practices (for UI, API and server-side).

Read the full masterclass outline here to have a better idea whether Chander’s intensive training is for you.

Raoul-Gabriel Urma masterclasses

Raoul-Gabriel Urma is 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 the author of the best-selling programming book Java 8 in Action which sold over 20.000 copies globally. His 2-day intensive masterclass will focus on modern development with Java 8. The main topics covered are:

  • Lambda expressions
  • Streams
  • Collectors
  • Data Parallelism
  • Testing and Debugging Lambdas
  • Default and static methods on interfaces
  • Enhanced Design with Lambdas
  • Date & Time in Java 8
  • The Optional data type
  • CompletableFuture

At the end of this masterclass, you will be ready to use Java 8 on your daily job and be familiar with the cutting edge programming approaches which allow you to write more flexible and concise code.

Read the full masterclass outline here to have a better idea whether Raoul’s intensive training is for you.

Greg Tworek Masterclass

Greg Tworek 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. He has access to a source code of Windows.

Greg’s masterclass will comprise 6 modules as follows:

  • Module 1: Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016 – Platform Security and Internals
  • Module 2: Attacks on Credentials and Prevention Solutions
  • Module 3: Attacking and Securing Windows Network
  • Module 4: Handling Ransomware and Other Malicious Software
  • Module 5: Offline Access – Threats and Prevention
  • Module 6: Windows Security Summary

This 2-day masterclass with hands-on demos and smart explanations is specifically designed for  IT and Security professionals who want to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. Topics covered will help attendees walk in hackers’ shoes and evaluate their network from hackers’ point of view.

Read the full masterclass outline here to have a better idea whether Greg’s intensive training is for you.

Dino Esposito Masterclass

Dino Esposito has been the voice of Microsoft Press to Web developers and the author of many popular books on ASP.NET and software architecture. 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.

Dino’s 2-day intensive masterclass is meant for existing ASP.NET developers, as it starts with an empty ASP.NET Core project and step-by-step adds all the bells and whistles required to display an HTML page. It also covers the generation of web views and enhancements to the Razor syntax, as well as the data access in the .NET Core world through Entity Framework 7. Migration issues and open Q&A will complete the class.
Read the full masterclass outline here to have a better idea whether Dino’s intensive training is for you.

Axel Fontaine Masterclass

Axel Fontaine is known as an entrepreneur, public speaker and software development expert.

He is Founder and CEO of Boxfuse GmbH and Founder and Project Lead at Flyway, the open-source database migration tool.

Axel’s 2-day hands-on masterclass is for architects and developers who want to gain a solid understanding of the techniques they need to make Continuous Delivery and Zero Downtime a success. During the masterclass, attendees will build an entire web app to the point where it deploys continuously, with zero downtime.

The main topics covered during Axel’s masterclass are:

  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Automated Testing
  • Continuous Integration and Releases
  • Configuration and Environments
  • Database Migrations
  • Keeping software releasable
  • Zero Downtime
  • Immutable Infrastructure

Read the full masterclass outline here to have a better idea whether Axel’s intensive training is for you.

Additionally to the masterclasses, you should also book a ticket for the Codecamp International Conference on May 12th. It will feature top speakers who usually hold presentations at international conferences such as QCon, O’Reilly, Devoxx, etc. and who only appear in the same line-up for a small number of events, Codecamp being the only one in Romania where we have the chance to see this happen.

Meet the Partners for Codecamp in Cluj-Napoca on April 8th

Codecamp Partners

The clock is ticking… Only 4 days left to Codecamp in Cluj-Napoca on April 8th! Are you ready? Have you booked your free seat? If not, you can do that here.

As you can imagine, we’re in the final stages with all the preparations so that April 8th is a memorable day for the IT industry in Cluj-Napoca. Since this conference wouldn’t be possible at this magnitude (over 60 speakers in 1 day!) without our trusted partners, we’re dedicating this article to them, to the companies that have supported us and helped turn the Codecamp dream into reality.

endava

Endava

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.

Softvision

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

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, Brasil 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.

telenav

Telenav’s mission is to help reduce stress, improve productivity, and make life more fun for people on the go. Their personalized navigation services help people make smarter decisions about where to go, what to do, when to leave, and how to get there.

Their products are available in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America through wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers, advertisers and advertising agencies, and app developers, including AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, Ford, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sprint, Telcel, T-Mobile U.S., U.S. Cellular, and Vivo Brazil. You can also find them in mobile app stores (Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Marketplace), connected cars, and on the web at www.telenav.com  and www.scout.me/app .

stratec

Stratec

STRATEC Biomedical develops and produces fully automated analyser systems under the name of many of the leading global in vitro diagnostics companies as well as Hematology and Clinical Chemistry systems that they market under the Diatron brand. They also offer integrated software solutions for laboratories and sample preparation products to both clinical and research laboratories working with molecular diagnostics.

The STRATEC name is often not in the limelight, however their products play a crucial role in blood banks, group practices, hospitals and laboratories worldwide. Their systems work around the clock and run more than five million tests every day. This enables them to help people and improve the quality of life for this and future generations.

What you should know about STRATEC Biomedical:

  • They develop and produce fully automated analyser systems
  • Their solutions are used worldwide
  • They are a partner for market leading companies such as Siemens, Abbott, Roche, etc.
  • Their annual turnover is currently around EUR 180 million
  • They currently employ over 900 worldwide employees at nine locations on three continents
  • Their corporate headquarters is in Birkenfeld, Germany.
  • STRATEC was founded in 1979, has been listed since 1998 and more recently in the German technology index “TecDAX”

More information can be found at: http://www.stratec.com/

The success story of STRATEC is closely associated with the technical expertise of our employees and their commitment to excellence. They provide continuous learning and motivation to ensure their teams continue to be recognised as the best across the industry.

If you work for them, you can expect a dynamic team, an open working environment and flat hierarchies. They offer a long-term perspective as well as challenging and varied tasks.

Microsoft

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.

8x8

The 8×8 Communications Cloud helps companies get their employees, customers and applications talking to make people more connected and productive no matter where they are in the world. Their solutions provide unmatched value for organizations across the globe by reducing complexity and cost, improving individual and team efficiency and performance, and enhancing overall customer experiences.

lola tech

Lola is a company on a mission: to bring awesome software to the global travel and tourism industry through unconventional brilliance.

Lola is headquartered in London – but their experience, client base and scope are global. Led by chief software architect Luke McNeice, their senior-level team has spent years designing and delivering complex digital products for some of the world’s most demanding travel businesses.
When you work with Lola, you don’t just get a software product. You get a complete, professional managed service that delivers exactly what you need – quickly and expertly.

Frequentis

Frequentis AG is an international supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks. These ‘Control Centre Solutions’ are developed and distributed by Frequentis in the business segments Air Traffic Management (civil and military air traffic control, aeronautical information management, air defence) and Public Safety & Transport (police, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, vessel traffic and railways).
With a market share of 30%, the company is the world market leader in voice communication systems for air traffic control; it’s also world market leader in the area of Aeronautical Information Management.

3Pillar Global

3Pillar Global is a product lifecycle management and development company that accelerates business growth. They believe in engineering software products that have a true purpose. As they say, the company’s focus is not only on planning but on getting things done.

“At 3Pillar, we think big, we solve small.”

The company’s talented employees have proven time and again that they can build great products.

yonder

Challenges. Opportunities. Growth. Fun. Great teams. Creative freedom. Trust. Empowerment. These are some of the words people use to describe their careers at Yonder.

Yonder develops software products and, at the end of the day, their work translates not just into lines of code, bugs solved or features created, but into the impact and sustainability of applications for tens of thousands of users in the USA and across Europe.

This means that they take a big step forward in their personal and professional development each day.

Moreover, as part of Total Specific Solutions (TSS) in the Netherlands and Constellation Software Inc. in Canada, they are part of an international business environment and have access to an extensive network of professionals and great best practices to learn from and follow.

And the most exciting thing? They’re just getting started even if they have over 20 years of experience.”

SDL

As the global innovator in language translation solutions, SDL is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. With 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 55 offices in 38 countries, SDL is transforming business by enabling nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world.

AXON soft

With more than 15 years of experience, AXON Soft is a Romanian IT company based in Cluj-Napoca and a leading provider of software development and IT consultancy services.

From the beginning, they have built a dynamic organization, permanently connected to their customers’ needs and employees’ professional and personal development. Their mission is to offer software solutions that are best serving their clients’ requirements and help them with technology, strategy and innovation in order to bring improved efficiency and effectiveness to their businesses.

For more information, don’t miss out on the opportunity to book your free seat and meet them in Cluj-Napoca on 8th April at the Codecamp IT Conference, where their CEO, Anca Vescan, will give insights about Software Development PM beyond standard methodologies!

KPMG

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.

They contribute 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.

Teamfluent

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.

 

Thank you, everyone!

See you at Codecamp in Cluj-Napoca on April 8th!

3 Reasons to Attend an IT Conference from a Participant’s Perspective

Codecamp 2017

As an IT professional, you probably know the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest technologies, software updates, methodologies, etc. You need to be learning constantly and sometimes the information that you’re looking for is so niched that you can’t find it in a YouTube tutorial or a blog article. That’s when you decide to take things one step further and learn about the hottest topics from technology experts themselves. How? By attending relevant conferences featuring highly qualified speakers in your desired field. Most of the times, the choice to attend an IT conference is triggered by one, two or all of the following reasons:

You want to learn directly from other skilled IT professionals

Even if you’ve been in the IT industry for quite some time and you know your job like the back of your hand, there will always be room for improvement in terms of processes and workflows. Furthermore, there may be issues that your peers are confronted with and that impact the productivity/ outcome of the entire department. Chances are other people are dealing with similar issues, so why not learn about different ways to tackle them?

Furthermore, there are many sessions with topics you can choose from during conferences. Maybe a speaker is giving a talk about an issue you are trying hard to understand, or some skill you would like to perfect in the future. Since many of these speakers are experts in the field and/or have published works, they will provide a Q&A session after the presentation when you’ll have the opportunity to ask particular questions and also listen to what other attendees have to say.  

Better yet, some conferences also offer the opportunity of attending a series of masterclass held by their best speakers. 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.

Here are the masterclasses that will take place during Codecamp in Iasi, between 10-11 May 2017:

Architecting for Continuous Delivery and Zero Downtime, Axel Fontaine

Developing ASP.NET Core Applications, Dino Esposito

Modern Development with Java 8, Raoul-Gabriel Urma

Java Fitness with Peter Lawrey

Hacking and Hardening Windows Infrastructure, Greg Tworek

UI, API and Server Side – Beginner to Advanced in One Day, Chander Dhall

You want to expand your professional IT network

What better way of meeting new people, exchanging ideas and opinions than attending an IT conference? It’s always advisable to have a healthy professional network if you are in a long-term career path.

By attending an IT conference, you get the chance to meet like-minded people who may become part of your network in many ways: IT peer, future employer/employee, business lead for a new project. Otherwise put, if you’re looking for job, attending an IT conference might help get your career back on track; if you’re not looking and you’re happily employed, you can scout for talented people to work with you.

Many times, you’ll leave the conference with a handful of business cards. These can belong to people you’ll be working with, future friends, technology experts, etc. You never know when they might be important in your life or in your career.

Having fun

You didn’t see that coming, did you? 🙂 Truth be told, all work and no play can get us old fast and it’s always good to never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with interesting people and hot IT topics.

In terms of having fun, we’ve prepared the following during Codecamp in Iasi:

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

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

Be sure not to miss the party after the conference!

 

Looking forward to seeing you at Codecamp in Iasi!

 

Meanwhile, check out the renowned speakers and IT leaders who will be present at the event and book your seat now to get the best price: http://iasi.codecamp.ro/day1

Meet Codecamp’s Partner Communities

Codecamp 2017

This year Codecamp turns 10! It all started out in Iași back in 2008 and what we wanted was to bring together local IT professionals and organise a series of events that would lead to the emergence of an IT community. We started off very small in terms of event attendees and partners but as the years went by, we were impressed to see just how big this was becoming and were really happy to acknowledge that there was a growing demand for this kind of community-centered IT events.

This year, we decided to take everything to the next level. 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.

Since nothing would have been possible without our trusted partners throughout these years, we’re dedicating this article to them. It’s our way of saying “Thank You!”

Over 30 Partner Communities

Tabăra de Testare (Testing Camp)

Codecamp

Tabăra de Testare is a community made up of QA engineers and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and learn from other members’ professional experiences during monthly informal meetups.  

Iasi JS

Codecamp partner community

Iasi JS is the JavaScript User Group in Iasi, with the aim of building the local community of JS enthusiasts.

The BA Lounge

The BA Lounge is the name given to a professional community of business analysts. Its aim is to connect local BAs through live discussions while also supporting and encouraging the community in an IT focused environment.

Project Management Society

Codecamp partner community

A platform for sharing ideas, best practices, knowledge and experiences on Project Management and related fields, while facilitating personal development and promoting a culture of excellence.

Romanian IT

Codecamp partner community

The global community of Romanians in tech. Their aim is to develop a community that works on the principles of open source, open exchange and open-participation.

ANIS

The Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry in Romania – ANIS – supports the development of the software and services industry that acts as an engine for the development of the entire Romanian IT industry.

Iasi Java User Group

Codecamp partner community

The Iasi JUG is a Java user group aimed at bringing together passionate and professional individuals to exchange ideas and discuss about the Java platform. Their meetings are technically focused and often include expert speakers on Java-related topics.

Iasi .NET User Group

Codecamp partner community

A group of .NET developers from Iasi, passionate about coding and the future of computing.

Code for Romania

Codecamp partner community

Code for Romania is a community of your and enthusiastic professionals wo develop IT solutions with the aim of solving society’s problems.

iOS NSAgora

Codecamp partner community

The iOS Developers Community in Iasi.

Hackerspace Iasi

Codecamp partner community

Hackerspace Iași is a space for productive socialising and the creative use of technology.

RGDA – Romanian Game Developers Association

Codecamp partner community

The purpose of this non-profit organization is to support and promote the Romanian video game developers market while making them more successful and profitable at a national and international level.

Startup Weekend Iasi

Codecamp partner community

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together local designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all fields with the purpose of doing amazing things together.

AgileHub

Codecamp partner community

Built in Brasov in 2013, AgileHub is an apolitical, non-governmental organisation that provides free training in the tech field as well as in what concerns the ways in which activities and projects are being carried out within organisations.

Android Iasi

Codecamp partner community

This is a community of Android developers who love code and tech talks. By joining their discussion group on Android-related topics, you will receive their full support and benefit from members’ expertise.

Digital Product Group Iasi

Codecamp partner community

This group is dedicated to the Producteers of Iași, makers, hackers and believers of locally built Digital Products.

ITST – Inițiativă. Comunitate. Dezvoltare.

Codecamp partner community

ITST este o comunitate și o platformă de promovare a oportunităților din mediul IT.

Girls in Tech (GIT)

Codecamp partner community

Founded in 2007, GIT is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.

Girls Who Code

Codecamp partner community

Girls Who Code – Romania was founded in 2014 by Monica Muntean. Their mission is to grow the number of Romanian girls who would like to pursue a programming related career. They provide support to improve the coding skills of beginner and middle programmer girls through online mentoring, conferences, presentations and meetups.

People of Design Iasi

Codecamp partner community

The group was created for Iasi-based people who are passionate about design.

Game Design and Development Iasi

Codecamp partner community

The group is dedicated to the game development community in Iași and it’s affiliated with the Faculty of Computer Science, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University.

PIN Magazine

Codecamp partner community

The magazine dedicated to the regional IT and Outsourcing Industry. It’s being distributed free of charge at conferences, in companies and universities.

Management IT Forum

Codecamp partner community

Founded in 2012, the Management IT Forum represents a platform for collaboration and learning, dedicated to all managers operating in the local IT industry.

Cluj JavaScripters

Codecamp partner community

This is a group for all  “JavaScripters,” beginners, experienced, seniors, gurus or simply in love with JS.

PM Elite

Codecamp partner community

An initiative with the aim of empowering community members to reach a high level of expertise in Project-, Product-, Program- and Portfolio Management. Their main goals are personal growth and learning, as well as embracing and driving change in the organizations they are working with.

Mozilla Romaneasca

Codecamp partner community

The Romanian Mozilla community.

PHP Cluj

Codecamp partner community

Founded in 2013, the community promotes knowledge sharing, best practices and standards among web development professionals with the purpose of making a better web.

ScriuCod

Codecamp partner community

The mission of the community is to make computer education accessible to all ages by bringing technology closer to people. Their authentic educational programs were tested by people aged between 6 and 40.

BA Hub

Codecamp partner community

Suitable for those who are just starting their business analysis journey or are experienced business analysts.

Cluj Y.Tech

Codecamp partner community

A group of IT students from different Universities in Cluj with a strong belief in learning and holacracy.

Fullstack Cluj

Codecamp partner community

One of the largest tech communities in Cluj-Napoca focused on continuous learning.

 

The Transylvania Java User Group

Codecamp partner community

The Transylvania JUG is a community interested in exchanging java knowledge between members and staying up-to-date with latest java technologies, framewoks, development trends.

Thank you for your support and trust now and throughout the years!

Useful Information on How to Get to Iasi for Codecamp 2017

Codecamp Iasi

Tribute to the fact that Codecamp started in Iasi 10 years ago, we have planned a whole week filled with interesting events. Spanning from the 5th to the 16th of May, the event will feature numerous workshops, talks, presentations, contests and community building activities. Here is 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

    Codecamp2017

    If you’re in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca or anywhere near these big cities and are thinking of attending Codecamp in Iasi for its great speakers and learning opportunities, we’ve searched for several ways you could get to Iasi.

    From Bucharest to Iasi

    If you live in Bucharest and really want to make to Iasi for Codecamp, these are the best options for you:

    Option 1: Take the plane

    This is definitely the fastest option and it can be highly affordable if you book your flight a few weeks in advance. With BlueAir, prices start at only 89.99 lei (20 euros) per trip and you have several daily flights to choose from depending on your schedule. Check out their offers here. With Tarom, the flight costs are bit higher and start at around 40 euros per trip – obviously, the sooner you book the flight, the cheaper they are. See more flight details on the company website.

    Option 2: Take the train

    The train can also be an excellent way to get to Codecamp, especially if you haven’t had time to read that awesome book you were planning on reading. The ride takes about 7 hours and costs around 90 lei per trip There are 5 trains that leave from Bucharest and go to Iasi every day, so you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. Yes, the ride is longer than a flight but, as we said earlier, you could totally use those hours to take a break, read a good book or listen to a webinar. Check out the train options here.

    Option 3: Take the car

    Your car or others’ 🙂 There’s a long distance carpooling service dubbed BlaBlaCar that connects car owners with empty seats and people travelling the same way. This will not only be cheaper than taking your own car, it will also be an opportunity to meet other people and have a less boring trip.

    With the car (yours or via a carpooling service) the ride from Bucharest to Iasi takes about 5-6 hours. The advantage of taking your own car is that you’ll also be able to use it in Iasi if you want to take the time to visit the city.

    From Timisoara to Iasi

    If you’re in Timisoara, you could think that Iasi is across the country and getting there might just be a nightmare. Well, not really….

    Take the plane

    Of course, there are also cars and trains but given the long distance, the plane is the best option to get to Codecamp Iasi from Timisoara. With BlueAir, if you book early, prices start at 30 euros per trip and it takes 1 hour to get from one city to the other. More details on flights and prices here.

    From Cluj to Iasi

    Getting from Cluj to Iasi used to be quite time consuming a few years back when there was no direct flight. Luckily, things have changed.

    Option 1: Take the plane

    It takes 1 hour to get from Cluj to iasi and costs 89.99 lei (20 euros) if you book early. You can check out the availability and the pricing here.

    Option 2: Take the train

    With the train, it takes about 9 hours to get from Cluj to Iasi. The good news is that there’s a night train with sleeping cars. It costs 90 lei (20 euros) per trip and if you sleep through the night you’ll be there in no time 🙂 More information on trains and time intervals here.

    Option 3: Take the car

    Whether it’s BlaBlaCar or your own car, the ride takes around 6-8 hours. What’s great about it is the scenery as you cross the mountains. Taking the camera with you won’t hurt!

    Ready for the journey? Looking forward to seeing you at Codecamp in Iasi!
    Meanwhile, check out the renowned speakers and IT leaders who will be present at the event and book your seat now to get the best price: http://iasi.codecamp.ro/day1

The Most Useful and Interesting New Features in Java 8

Java 8

According to the Tiobe index for February 2017, Java is one of the most searched programming languages, ranking number one in the index.

When Java 8 was released three years ago, the IT community saw it as a huge improvement to Java, tackling every aspect of the programming language, including JVM (Java Virtual Machine), the compiler, and other help-system enhancements.

Nowadays, Java 8 is famous among developers for many features. The most useful and interesting ones can be found below.

Lambda Expressions

Although lambda expressions are popular in functional programming, Java didn’t support them before 2014 and was thus missing one of the most efficient ways to write code. Java 8 introduced lambda expressions to provide a simple syntax to create and use lambdas.

Prior to lambda expressions, developers had to use anonymous boilerplate classes with lambdas which was a tedious process. With lambda expressions, functions can be used anywhere and can be treated as code.

In order to use lambda expressions, you need to use a comma-separated list of parameters or collection, and the symbol “->” within the body. In the example below you can see the syntax of the lambda expression:

Arrays.asList(“k”,”l”,”m”).forEach( m -> System.out.println(m));

Java 8 also introduced the concept of functional interface to allow functions to take lambdas as arguments. In Java 8, lambda expressions are treated as a special implementation of a functional interface, meaning that, in order to receive a lambda as a method argument, that argument’s declared type only needs to be a functional interface.

JavaScript Nashorn

Nashorn is the replacement introduced by Java 8 for the old Rhino JavaScript engine. Nashorn is an implementation of the JavaScript language written to run on the Java virtual machine or JVM.

In terms of speed execution, Nashorn can be compared to SpiderMonkey and V8. It also uses some features from Java 7, such as invokeDynamic for faster execution, and is considered a big improvement to older Java versions. Developers can now write JavaScript code directly into their Java code without execution speed, compatibility or interoperability issues.

Date/time APIs

Another great addition to Java 8 is the complete date/time API. Before it, developers would use Joda, the go-to Java date time API, which wasn’t very good but was used by Java developers to compensate for the lack of support.

Given the complexity of the Java API library, Java 8 rewrites the whole API from scratch, adding a new method to the Date class called toInstant() which converts it to the new API. This enables developers to make a quick jump to the new API even if you’re working with code that uses the old Date API.

Here’s an example of the new API:

//Creating Objects.

LocalDateTime a1 = LocalDateTime.now(); // this will return current date and time.

LocalDate.parse(“02:53:15”); // Simple string input

Stream API

Thanks to the lambda syntax, Java 8 also included the Stream API, which enables developers to work with Collections. The Stream API helps developers look at Java collections from a new angle. The complete documentation on the Stream API can be found here.

With the help of lambda functions and the Stream API, developers write more meaningful, simpler code.  

Some believe that Java 8 is an epochal release of the Java platform. The introduction of lambdas has brought more functional programming abilities into Java, while other features are perfect for working with asynchronous programming. Everything marks a big step forward for the Java language, enhancing Java development and making it more efficient and more interesting.

Want to learn the ins and outs of Java 8?

Attend Codecamp in Iasi and join a two-day intensive training with Raoul-Gabriel Urma, the author of the bestselling programming book “Java 8 in Action.”

3 Reliable Ways to Improve Your IT Skills

IT skills

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. ” (Benjamin Franklin)

You’re an IT person, working with the latest technologies and frameworks, always passionate about new tech and constantly looking for ways to learn more and improve your skills. The challenge is to find the best resources and ways to achieve this since. What can you do to learn more and be better?

We did some research and put together this article dealing with 3 main ways in which you can up your IT game.

1.Read Technical Books and Take Online Tutorials

One of the best ways to improve your skills, be they IT, writing, cooking, is by reading books, preferably written by industry experts who can really add value and substance to what you already know. Nowadays, the number one place to buy a book is online, usually on Amazon.com. Why? Because you have access to a collection far bigger than what you could find in a typical store. When purchasing a book online, make sure to check the reviews and ratings. Look for books with at least 4 out of 5 stars. Technical books can often be filled with lengthy code listings, so make sure to look for one that’s clearly organized, well-edited and well-indexed.

Online tutorials have some advantages over books: they’re more accessible, the information is already condensed and served in a logical, easy to follow way, they’re free and timely. Although many aren’t professionally edited, they help get you out of a puzzling situation.

2. Subscribe to Tech Magazines & Blogs

Technical blogs, websites and magazines provide an accessible way of keeping up with the latest advancements and trends while improving your general technical skills.

If you prefer to hold a magazine in your hand and flip through the pages, the top tech magazines for you are: Wired, Maximum PC, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, The Linux Journal, Make.

If you’re a fan of online tech magazines, we recommend:

In what concerns tech blogs, this is a list that might come in handy:

3. Attend Technical Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

For many, the hands-on, live experience trumps studying alone or learning online. There are numerous training sessions, seminars and workshops that offer a platform for learning about a specific technology topic. One of the biggest advantages of attending conferences, workshops and seminars is that you gain knowledge from an industry expert while also learning from other attendees through their questions and contributions. The great part is that IT experts really master their field of expertise and can offer on-the-spot answers to any questions you may have.

One great opportunity to interact with renowned technology leaders is 2017 is during Codecamp in Iasi. Spanning from the 5th to the 16th of May, the event will feature numerous workshops, talks, presentations, contests and community building activities.

One of the biggest additions to Codecamp 2017 are the masterclasses. These represent high-end learning events organised with top trainers and specialists the likes of Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Axel Fontaine, Dino Esposito, Peter Lawrey. The masterclasses will address a wide range of disciplines and technologies: architecture, Java, .NET, security, testing.

Book your seat to one of tech leaders’ masterclasses.

If you’re more of a conference person, be sure you don’t miss out on Day 1 – May 12th. You will get the unique opportunity to see world-renowned international speakers such Axel Fontaine, Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Dino Esposito, Sasha Goldshtein, Greg Tworek, Valery Jacobs, Chander Dhall, Michael Jankowski-Lorek, Peter Lawrey and our very own Vlad “Reign” Zelinschi.

Get your ticket for Day 1.

Hope you enjoyed reading this article and see you at Codecamp Iasi!