Speakers 2014

How to become a speaker?

At the moment conference program is forming and we invite speakers with different experience in Agile engineering approaches to join us. Conference is devoted to engineering practices, XP (eXtreme Programming) methodology and other Agile approaches related to engineering part of software development. Experienced program committee will choose and filter talks. After that approved talks will be placed in preliminary program where participants may affect their future providing feedback and voting. Only the most interesting and practically useful talks will be accepted. We rely on your experience and creativity!

conference speakers

We will do our best to make visit of the conference very comfortable for all speakers:

  • Free ticket for main conference days.
  • Free lunch with other speakers and organizers.
  • A whole day of glory and applause in the case of a successful talk.

Key dates of call for papers:

  • October 26 — last day talks are accepted.
  • November 1 — final version of the program is published.
  • November 6 — first review stage.
  • November 20 — second review stage.
  • November 27 — final slides are accepted.

If you want to join our speakers team please fill talk submission form and program committee will contact you for further details. If your talk proposal meets all criteria of the conference it will be added to the premature program. Waiting great talks from you!

If you have any questions related speakers registration or program preparation feel free to contact us on review@xpdays.com.ua.

Conference speakers

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 10 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).

Sam Newman

Sam Newman

ThoughtWorks, UK

Sam Newman is a technologist at ThoughtWorks, where he currently splits his time between encouraging and sharing Innovation globally and working as the architect for internal systems. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world, and another in the IT operations space. If you asked him what he does, he’d say ‘I work with people to build better software systems’. He has written articles, presented at conferences, and sporadically commits to open source projects. While Java used to be his bread and butter, he also spends time with Ruby, Python, Javascript, and Clojure, Infrastructure Automation and Cloud systems. He is currently writing a book on building Microservices, which should be available in the Autumn of this year from O’Reilly.

Thomas Sundberg

Thomas Sundberg

Think Code AB, Sweden

Thomas Sundberg is an independent consultant based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. Thomas has been working as a developer for more than 20 years. He has taught programming at The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, one the leading technical universities in Sweden. Thomas has developed an obsession for technical excellence. This translates to Software Craftsmanship, Clean Code and Test Automation.

Thomas is a frequent speaker at different conferences and developer venues. Thomas runs a blog where he writes about programming, Software craftsmanship and whatever problem he wants to share a solution about. It can be found at thomassundberg.wordpress.com.

Sander Hoogendoorn

Sander Hoogendoorn

ditisagile.nl, Netherlands

Sander is the author of the best-selling book “This Is Agile”. He is an independent mentor, trainer, programmer, architect, speaker, and writer. Sander is a highly appreciated catalyst in the innovation of software development at many international clients. Sander has coached organizations, projects and teams, has written books on UML and agile, and published over 250 articles in international magazines. He is an inspiring speaker at many international conferences, and presents seminars and training courses on a variety of topics such as agile, Scrum, Kanban, software estimation, (microservices) software architecture, design patterns, modeling and UML, writing code, and testing.

Austin Bingham

Austin Bingham

Sixty North AS, Norway

Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a software consulting, training, and application development company. A native of Texas, in 2008 Austin moved to Stavanger, Norway where he helped develop industry-leading oil reservoir modeling software. Prior to that he worked at National Instruments, at Applied Research Labs developing sonar systems, and at several telecommunications companies. He is an experienced presenter and teacher, and is an active member of the open source community. He’s the founder of Stavanger Software Developers, a social software group in Stavanger. Austin holds a MSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrey Dzynia

Andrey Dzynia

Spotify, Sweden

Being passionate hacking out with his first personal computer Andrii decided to start his career as software tester. Within years worked on various projects with different product complexities, from small mobile startups to large Enterprise programs. Tried himself in different roles, such as: software tester, test automator, scrum master, team leader, test consultant. As well as initiatives: speaker, trainer, conference organiser, blogger. Currently working at Spotify with focus on improving development productivity of agile teams applying engineering practices in order to minimise delivery cycle and improve product quality.

Serhiy Kalinets

Serhiy Kalinets

Sigma Software, Ukraine

Sergey is a professional programmer and software architect living in Kyiv. Heavily advocates XP practices and strives to automate everything. TDD addict and console lover.Besides being .NET guy for years he tries to stay up to date with other technologies. Currently helps teams in Sigma Software to build cool products.

Izzet Mustafaiev

Izzet Mustafaiev

EPAM, Ukraine

Software engineer working in EPAM Systems with primary skills in Java, with hands on Ruby/Groovy. Fun of XP practices, crazy about automation, still trying to see continuous delivery in a real life. Advocating Clean Code and DevOps.

Victor Polischuk

Victor Polischuk

Infopulse, Ukraine

Java technical leader at Infopulse Ukraine. Production experience counts 13 years including about 11 years of Java development. Expert in Java и JavaScript. Smartass.

Taras Matyashovskyy

Taras Matyashovskyy

Lohika, Ukraine

Primary focused on the development of complex distributed systems, but enjoys life beyond programming. Agile & lean practitioner, Certified Scrum Master and simply “great product-oriented” developer. Currently interested in microservices architecture, reactive programming and searching of decent life partner. Founder of Morning@Lohika tech talks in Lviv.

Vagif Abilov

Vagif Abilov

Miles, Norway

Vagif Abilov is a Russian/Norwegian software developer and architect working for Miles in Oslo. He has more than twenty years of programming experience that includes various programming languages, currently using mostly C# and F#.

Vagif writes articles and speaks at user group sessions and conferences. He is a contributor to several open source projects, such as SpecFlow and Simple.Data, and a maintainer of several open source projects, such as Simple.OData.Client and MongOData.

Dmitriy Yefimenko

Dmitriy Yefimenko

Uniteller, Ukraine

15+ years experience. Product and team management. Software architecture and design. Business and system analysis. Sophisticated products with elusive goals.

Oleksiy Rezchykov

Oleksiy Rezchykov

Playtika, Ukraine

Java software engineer, currently working for Playtika. Testing Automation, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery consultant. Agile/Lean follower, XP supporter. Actively promoting Spring Framework usage.

Alexey Zvolinskiy

Alexey Zvolinskiy

Ciklum, Ukraine

Scala, Java developer and test automation engineer. Mathematician, programmer, wrestler, last action hero…

Anton Martynenko

Anton Martynenko

YouScan, Ukraine

Running Technical Operations at Youscan: Production monitoring, security, hosting & real time metrics. Virtual environments, automated releases, integration tests, build pipeline, artifact repository, configuration management and other tricks to support operations and rapid development cycles. Using .NET platform, Windows Azure, Amazon AWS, SQL Server and getting fun while implementation of business ideas around Social Media monitoring.

Viktor Malyi

Viktor Malyi

Garmin Deutschland, Germany

Having a passion of helping the people to deliver better software, I’ve been involved into various software testing and quality assurance activities since 2008. In parallel I’ve co-organized QA Dnepropetrovsk Community which helps software testing professionals to exhange their professional knowledge and experience. I’m also actively participating in evolving the local software testing community of Main-Rhein region in Germany and attracting the IT-students to the world of software testing.

Dmitriy Shekhovtsov

Dmitriy Shekhovtsov

Valor Software, Ukraine

By implementing a childhood dream and by doing my hobby a work his way up from Basic to C#, found his vocation in MEAN stack development and architecture of heavily loaded web applications.

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.

Dmytro Mindra

Dmytro Mindra

Unity Technologies, Ukraine

Dmytro holds the position of Software Development Engineer in Test at Unity Technologies. He is one of the Toolsmiths who are developing tools for test automation. Prior to joining Unity, Dmytro has worked for Microsoft and Lohika. He is a frequent speaker at various conferences and User Group meetings.

Eugene Krivosheyev

Eugene Krivosheyev

SkillTrek, Russia

Eugene helps Russia IT companies from TOP-50 to become more flexible and effective. He supports Agile processes from bottom to top, implementing engineering practices and good approaches to design/architecture. At the moment involved into SkillTrek project, where he trains engineers for practical skills in real-life projects.