Speakers 2013

Mikalai Alimenkou

Mikalai Alimenkou

XP Injection / ZoralLabs, Ukraine

Java Tech Lead and Scrum Master. Expert in Java development, scalable architecture, Agile engineering practices and project management. Having more than 9 years of development experience, specializes on complex distributed scalable systems. Active participant and speaker of many international conferences. Founder and coach in training center XP Injection. Organizer and founder of Selenium Camp, JEEConf, XP Days Ukraine and IT Brunch conferences. Founder of active “Anonymous developers club” (uadevclub).

Axel Fontaine

Axel Fontaine

Snow Mountain Labs, Germany

Axel Fontaine is an entrepreneur, public speaker, software development expert and independent consultant based in Munich. He specializes in Continuous Delivery and hates complexity with a passion. He is the founder and the project lead of Flyway, the agile database migration framework for Java. He regularly speaks at technical conferences. You can find him online at axelfontaine.com and on Twitter as @axelfontaine.

Paweł Lipiński

Paweł Lipiński

Pragmatists, Poland

A programmer with over 14 years of professional experience, solution architect, team coach and trainer in agile processes and practices. Frequent speaker on Java and Agile conferences. Co-creator of Agile Warsaw group. Author of tumbler-glass, a BDD framework for Java. For over 3 years leads a software house in Warsaw called Pragmatists, this way he’s realising and verifying what he talks about.

Sander Hoogendoorn

Sander Hoogendoorn

Capgemini, Netherlands

In his role of principal technology officer and global agile thought leader at Capgemini, Sander Hoogendoorn is continuously involved in the innovation of software development processes, techniques, architectures, patterns, frameworks and technologies, both at Capgemini and its many international clients.

Sander has coached many organizations and projects, has written books on UML and agile and published over 200 articles in international magazines. He is an appreciated and inspiring speaker at many international conferences and he hosts seminars and workshops on agile, software architecture, UML and software estimation.

Sander is a member of Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council for .NET and several other editorial and advisory boards, and he is the chief architect of Capgemini’s agile software development platform Accelerated Delivery Platform (ADP). See also sanderhoogendoorn.com and smartusecase.com.

Jon Jagger

Jon Jagger

Independent consultant, UK

I’m 2E years old (hex). I’ve loved software since I was 10 (dec). I run my own software consultancy specializing in practice, people, process, agility, test driven development, and complex-adaptive systems thinking. I built cyber-dojo.com to promote deliberate practice for software developers. I’ve worked with Accenture, Aviva, Cisco, Ericsson, Friends Provident, HP, Microsoft, Opera, Ordnance Survey, RBS, Reuters, Renault F1, Schlumberger, Tandberg and many many more. If you don’t like my work I won’t invoice you. I’m the ex ECMA TG2 C# convenor. I’m the current ACCU conference chairman. I’ve had some C# books published. On twitter I’m @JonJagger.

Wojciech Seliga

Wojciech Seliga

Spartez, Poland

Wojciech Seliga is a seasoned software developer and entrepreneur. He started coding 30 years ago when he was a kid and since then has witnessed various waves, hypes and fashions in our industry. For almost 10 years he has been responsible for fostering agile practices in the development and business alike, managing and staffing software projects and mentoring.

Currently he runs a company he co-founded – Spartez – which partners with Atlassian on developing their core products. He is one of the leaders responsible for JIRA – one of the most popular issue tracker in the world.

Wojciech was presenting at many international conferences including Agile, AgileEE, Devoxx, GeeCon, Javarsovia/Confitura, 33rd Degree, Atlassian Summit, AtlasCamp, AgileByExample, GeeCon, InfoSHARE and smaller technical/business events in Poland and abroad.

Ola Ellnestam

Ola Ellnestam

Agical, Sweden

Ola Ellnestam is a coach and mentor for both business and technical teams. He loves to combine technology, people and business, which is why he finds software development so interesting. He has developed complex computer systems within health care, defense and online banking and he knows that software must be easy to use, extend and deploy in order to be worth developing.

Andrey Dzynia

Andrey Dzynia

Ciklum, Ukraine

Expert in QA and testing automation. Speaker of many local and international conferences. During professional career gained practical experience with wide set of tools and techniques for software testing automation. Andrey implemented many successful testing strategies for commercial produces, that are still live. Also he is interested in personal effectiveness and software testing community in Ukraine. One of the organizers and founder of Testing Dojo in Ukraine and Ukrainian Testing Days conference, trainer of XP Injection training center.

Sergey Kalinets

Sergey Kalinets

Universal Mind, Ukraine

Sergey works in software development for more than 12 years, 8 of them on .NET stack. He actively uses TDD for near 6 years. Author of tdd4.net resource and trainer on engineering practices. Sergey is active member of kyiv.alt.net community and “Anonymous developers club” (uadevclub). Has experience as developer, ScrumMaster, team lead and project manager.

Izzet Mustafaiev

Izzet Mustafaiev

EPAM, Ukraine

Software engineer working in EPAM Systems with primary skills in Java, with hands on Ruby/Groovy. As for XP/Agile practices interested in TDD/ATDD/Clean Code, CI, CD, DevOps practically.

Andrey Rebrov

Andrey Rebrov

ScrumTrek, Russia

Started IT career as software developer in Magenta Development. After graduating worked as Senior Java Developer in Luxoft, UBS Investment Bank Departmant with goals not only development, but also agile process improvement, team coordination, test automation and etc. Beside of that joined Luxoft Agile Practice and provided agile consulting service. At the moment works in ScrumTrek team as coach and consultant and now help russian companies improve and transform their product development process making focus on engineering practcies as TDD, ATDD, AFT, Refactoring, Continuous Deployment and etc. Moreover in 2012 Andrey founded Russian Software Craftsmanship Community, which goal is popularization and knowledge/experience sharing between software engineers. He facilitates different meetings and activities such as Code&Coffee, Coding Dojos, etc.

Andrei Solntsev

Andrei Solntsev

Codeborne, Estonia

A software craftsman in Codeborne, specializing on internet-banking, self-service portals, etc. Creator of Selenide – open-source library for UI Tests. A berserk fan of extreme programming: automatic tests, pair programming, refactoring and clean code. Clean encoder!

Vadim Gerasimov

Vadim Gerasimov

Codeborne, Estonia

XP Java practitioner. Has passed the ninja way from developer through system architect and finally to the world of XP and cross-functional teams. Actively uses TDD in web development, including Internet bank for “Bank Saint Petersburg”.

Andriy Samilyak

Andriy Samilyak

OpsWay, Ukraine

IT professional with the rich technical background and passionate love for open source and Linux in particular. Development using Amazon Web Services is only one of his strong professional assets. Knows how to keep servers alive on Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays. Co-founder and CEO at OpsWay (opsway.com), Ex-CTO at Smile (smile-ukraine.com). Frequent speaker at profile conferences and courses, including SmartMe (smartme.com.ua).

Natalya Rukol

Natalya Rukol

Quality Lab, Russia

Natalya is an expert in quality management area. She participated in such projects as Acronis True Image, Kaspersky Internet Security, Paragon Partition Manager, LynxOS. She managed testing teams from 1 to 40 testers and projects from 1 to 480 person/months. For the last 4 years she works as a quality adviser and coach in Quality Lab.

Eduards Sizovs

Eduards Sizovs

4finance, Latvia

Eduards Sizovs is an experienced software engineer specialising on building well-crafted software with strong focus on design elegance. Full compliance with [Buzzword]-Driven-Development and Continuous-[Buzzword] practices.

Being a Chief Software Architect in 4finance since 2012, Eduards has been responsible for building a premier kick-ass financial platform speaking Java, running in the form of 15+ products around the globe.

Akim Boyko

Akim Boyko

Itera Consulting, Ukraine

Developer with 10+ years experience in different fields: from viral advertisements in social networks, to financial and internet search applications.

Nikolay Chashnikov

Nikolay Chashnikov

JetBrains, Russia

Nikolay has over 10 years of professional experience with Java-related technologies. During the last 7 years he were working on IntelliJ IDEA project in JetBrains. He participated in development of the internal build system and integration with applications servers, implemented plugins for Google Web Toolkit and Google App Engine, developed the core of the debugger subsystem used for different languages and worked on many other parts of the product.

Dmytro Mindra

Dmytro Mindra

Unity Technologies, Ukraine

SDET at Unity Technologies and active Odessa .NET User Group member. Dmytro has been developing commercial software for almost a decade, and he has an in-depth knowledge of software development practices and techniques. In his own words: “Programming is my hobby, my profession, my calling, my art. It is the world without boundaries, without physical limitations. It is the world where only your fantasy is the limit.” Dmytro often speaks at Odessa .Net User Group meetings and various conferences.

Alexander Demidov

Alexander Demidov

1C-Bitrix, Russia

Alexander Demidov is a head of SaaS and rented solutions department in “1C-Bitrix”. Alexander is responsible for the creation and development of the company’s products offered to customers on the SaaS model, also he is responsible for interaction with hosting partners.

Prior to joining “1C-Bitrix” in 2010, Alexander worked for over 8 years in “Zenon N.S.P.” – one of the oldest companies at the Russian hosting market (Head of technical support department, then – CEO). Alexander began his professional IT career in 1998 in the paging company “Continental” (Chief Engineer, Head of Internet Projects).

Michael Kuzmin

Michael Kuzmin

JetBrains, Russia

A software analyst and support engineer, developing and maintaining enterprise software over 10 years.

Nikita Skvortsov

Nikita Skvortsov

JetBrains, Russia

A software engineer with 7 years of experience in Java, mostly with web applications. Likes green builds, delivered artifacts and happy customers.

Oleksiy Rezchykov

Oleksiy Rezchykov

Cogniance, Ukraine

Java software engineer, currently working for Cogniance. Testing Automation, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery consultant. Agile/Lean follower, XP supporter. Actively promoting Spring Framework usage as SpringByExample.com.ua founder.

Andrey Alpert

Andrey Alpert

DataArt, Ukraine

Andrey joined DataArt in 2012 as a Front End Developer. He actively conducts specialized seminars and trainings. Developer with more than eight years of experience in web dedicated technologies. Also has experience in development of single page adds with full stack. Practices software quality assurance; PHP-based projects development; MySQL database design; HTML layout; projects support.

Alexander Doroshenko

Alexander Doroshenko

Sitecore, Ukraine

Sitecore Developer with 5 years of experience, blogger, ALM & DevOps Enthusiast. Current position of Alexander is all about applying Agile & XP practices in Scrum teams. Also he spends some time developing Application Lifecycle Management infrastructure inside the department.

Denis Kondratenko

Denis Kondratenko

Xyratex/Infopulse, Ukraine

More than 10 years in SW development and support. Embedded, Cloud computing, HPC. Took part Mindspeed Technologies project in Developer/Team Lead/Release Manager roles. Now works in Xyratex project in Sustaining Lead role with main responsibility of process development for Sustaining.