Yordan Pavlov

Speaker 2015

Yordan Pavlov is developer at SAP Labs Bulgaria. He is doing his master’s degree of Computer Systems and Technologies in the Technical University of Sofia. With only 3 years of experience in programming, he is not the typical speaker you would expect to see.

But don’t be misled, this freshman has experience both in software and also hardware development. He well knows the concept of In-System development and is one of the drivers of the “Dirigible” project.

Gabriela Zagarova

Speaker 2015

Gabby is an iOS Developer at MentorMate and has more than 2 years of experience in developing iOS applications. She has Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and currently studying Master of E-Business at Sofia University. She likes the mobile development because of its diversity, focus on user experience and continuous innovation. As a mobile developer she’s passionate in learning new techniques and exploring new technologies.

Siyana Slavova

Speaker 2015

Siyana is an iOS developer at MentorMate. She has Bachelor Degree in Software Engineering and currently studying for her Master Degree in Information Extraction and Knowledge Discovery at Sofia University.
With more than 2 years of experience in developing iOS applications, Siyana is passionate about learning new techniques and technologies connected with various areas as mobile development and artificial intelligence.

Nayden Gochev

Speaker 2015

Nayden Gochev is a software architect at Nemesis Software ( http://nemesis.io ) with more than 10 years of experience in software development. Worked in many companies some of which are Isy Intellect, ProxiAD, Insight Technologies, Unic AG, Phamola and Telerik. Made multiple trainings in different academic structures like Plovdiv University, NASD, Software University and Pragmatic. Joined the Bulgarian Java User Group 8 years ago and currently is one of the 5 leaders, he participated in the organizing of basically every single user group event made in the latest years. Last but not least he is also one of the leaders of a weekly podcast called nerds2nerds which is mostly about programming and technologies. In his spare time he enjoys doing nerdish activities (playing games, reading blogs, talking about technology, watching sci-fi) and drinking beer.

Ivan St. Ivanov

Speaker 2015

Ivan St. Ivanov is development architect at SAP Labs Bulgaria, working in the HANA Cloud Platform performance team. He is a leader in the Bulgarian JUG, driving the adoption of OpenJDK in Bulgaria. In his free time he likes contributing to open source software, mostly to JBoss Forge. Ivan is doing his PhD in the area of cloud multi-tenancy in the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. He is teaching Java and Java EE in the Sofia University.

Kenny Bastani

Speaker 2015

Kenny Bastani is Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. As a passionate blogger and open source contributor, Kenny engages a community of passionate developers on topics ranging from graph databases to microservices. Kenny is currently co-authoring an upcoming book from O’Reilly media titled Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry.

Nakul Mishra

Speaker 2015

I am a Senior Software developer at 4FinanceIT, a consultant around JVM and related technologies. Prefer automation over manual configurations. Keen on continuous delivery, unit testing and code simplicity. Interested in developing applications that requires creativity, imagination, fast-learning and zest for putting theory into code.

Mihail Stoynov

Speaker 2015

Mihail is a security and software consultant, trainer and author. His resume includes projects in companies like Saudi Aramco, Boeing, HP, Siemens, USAF, several foreign banks and government entities. Mihail is the co-author of 6 books on software, and has 10 years of training experience in local and foreign companies and most of the local universities.

Reza Rahman

Speaker 2015

Reza Rahman is a long time former independent consultant and now officially a Java EE evangelist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. Reza is the lead for Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. He is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server.

Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture, application development and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross and AAA using EJB 2, EJB 3, CDI, Spring and Seam.

Andrew Lombardi

Speaker 2015

Andrew Lombardi is a veteran entrepreneur and software developer. His parents taught him to code while barely able to read on an Apple // he still wishes he had. He invented the Internet and Nutella (suck it Al Gore) while drinking bulletproof coffee and staring off into space. He’s been running the consulting firm Mystic Coders for 15 years, authored a kick-ass book for O’Reilly on WebSocket, coding, speaking internationally and offering technical guidance to companies as large as Walmart and companies with problems as interesting as helicopter simulation. He firmly believes that the best thing he’s done so far, is being a great dad.