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What is PeakIT?

PeakIT is a conference about the community, organized by the AgileHub NGO. Learning, sharing and contributing in this IT community creates new opportunities for people all over the country.

This year, PeakIT is not just a conference; it’s a commitment to make a positive impact. Half of the earnings from ticket sales will be dedicated to supporting a few non-profit organizations, amplifying our collective efforts to contribute to meaningful causes. Stay in contact; we will let you know soon which NGOs will benefit from your participation. The remaining funds will ensure a vibrant event experience with top-notch spaces and delicious food for all participants.

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Why attend?

Innovative Insights: Immerse yourself in cutting-edge workshops and presentations that explore the latest trends and innovations in the IT industry.

Community Building: Forge connections with like-minded professionals, strengthen the bonds of our IT community, and actively contribute to its growth.

Social Responsibility: By participating in PeakIT 2024, you’re not just investing in your professional development; you’re also making a difference in the lives of those supported by the chosen NGO’s.

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WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

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SPEAKERS & TRAINERS

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VOLUNTEERS

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UNIQUE PARTICIPANTS

Tickets

Full Conference

16 & 17 May

  • • Access to all presentations, panels
  • • Access to sponsors' booths
  • • Lunch, Cofee & Drinks included
  • • Arrival Goodie Bag
  • • 50% of the Conference Ticket goes to the chosen NGO
  • Regular Ticket: 280 Lei
  • Student Ticket: 140 Lei
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VIP

Only 30 tickets available15, 16 & 17 May

  • • Full day Workshop with Kirk Pepperdine on 15th of May
  • • Access to all presentations, panels
  • • Access to sponsors' booths
  • • Lunch, Cofee & Drinks included
  • • Arrival Goodie Bag
  • • 50% of the Full Conference Ticket goes to the chosen NGO
  • Regular Ticket: 500 Lei
  • Student Ticket: 350 Lei
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One-day Access

16 or 17 May

  • • Access to all presentations, panels in the chosen day
  • • Access to sponsors booths
  • • Lunch, Cofee & Drinks included
  • • Arrival Goodie Bag
  • • 50% of the Conference Ticket goes to the chosen NGO
  • Regular Ticket: 190 Lei
  • Student Ticket: 90 Lei
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During 16-17 May you can join multiple interesting sessions.

You can have a look at our Schedule below or download the agenda as PDF.

Download the agenda

Schedule

Welcome to Peak IT #006. Explore the content - click on any speaker to discover their session(s) and register for the conference

Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
9:00-9:15
Official Opening of Peak IT
Amfitheater
9:15-9:45
Open Source Community - Lessons learned in building Code for Romania, the second-largest tech community in the world
Amfitheater - No registration needed
9:45-10:15
Artificial Intelligence – transforming data into knowledge
Amfitheater - No registration needed
10:15-10:30
Day Agenda
Amfitheater
Applying Design Thinking on a social challenge
Room 1
Start your way into Web Programming (Javascript and Ajax)
Room 2
The magic of Async/Await in .NET
Room 3
What does DevOps want from me?
Room 4
Instant REST APIs with NestJS
Room 5
Introduction of IoT (Internet of Things) and Cloud
Room 6
HackDay #1 – Code for Brașov (morning)
Room 7
Insight into Product Management
Room 1
Introduction to React
Room 2
How most vulnerabilities are handled in ASP.NET Core
Room 3
How to find your way in the Cloud
Room 4
Build your first enterprise-ready bot
Room 5
Best coding practices with C#
Room 6
HackDay #1 – Code for Brașov (afternoon)
Room 7
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
8:45-9:00
Day Opening
Amfitheater
9:00-9:30
How to (not) do your job
Amfitheater - No registration needed
9:30-10:00
Servless functions, a cloud solution
Amfitheater - No registration needed
10:00-10:30
Surprise Raffle (give away) and closing
Amfitheater
Are you listening to me? I hear you!
Room 1
Insights of Angular
Room 2
Secrets of Go(lang) language
Room 3
What does a tester do in an agile team?
Room 4
Insights into Relational Database Queries
Room 5
S.O.L.I.D principles
Room 6
freeCodeCamp Brasov Cofee&Code
Room 7
How Emotional Intelligence helps in decision making for effective leadership
Room 1
First steps into Mobile Dev with React Native
Room 2
Microservices
Room 3
Automation testing: the stages and their evolution
Room 4
Secrets of the Rust programming language
Room 5
Design Patterns
Room 6
freeCodeCamp Brasov Cofee&Code
Room 7
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
9:30-10:00
Opening & Announcements
10:00-10:55
Scaling Culture In Times Of Uncertainty
Open for all
11:00-11:55
Cybersecurity in the era of Cloud computing and Remote work
Open for all
12:00-13:00
Presentations
The state of testing right now and the traps we often fall in
Open for all
New perspective: How about actually benefit of your digital identity? Welcome to a new era of Generative Identity
Open for all
Overview of database technologies
Open for all
Use Docker Compose when running integration tests with Azure Pipelines
Open for all
13:00-14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00-17:00
After-noon Parallel Workshops
The modern .NET - SPAs in the dotnet core ecosystem
Registration needed
Development of SQL Server Databases in Visual Studio
Registration needed
Java Up-to-Date: new features in versions 9-14
Registration needed
Take decision faster. The perfect method to get your team from blockers to actionable items in 1 hour
Registration needed
Deployment for Cloud Native Applications with GitOps
Registration needed
Turning OpenAPI Spec into UI forms and services
Registration needed
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
9:00-9:15
Opening
9:15-10:10
DevOps on AWS
Open for all
10:15-10:25
Ideas - Raffle
10:30-13:30
Morning Parallel Workshops
Microservices Architectural Design Patterns
Registration needed
How to make an OnPremise Kubernets Cloud
Registration needed
Software architecture of modern applications
Registration needed
Positioning your startup
Registration needed
Parallel testing using Selenium Grid and containers
Registration needed
ReactJS & MobX(advanced)
Registration needed
Understanding Node.js
Registration needed
13:30-14:30
Networking Lunch
14:30-17:30
After-noon Parallel Workshops
Let’s build a RESTful Web API in .Net Core
Registration needed
Deploying to multiple clouds with one tool – Terraform
Registration needed
Real-time User Experiences with Elixir and Phoenix LiveView
Registration needed
How to facilitate online meetings to get the best out of them
Registration needed
Introduction to Azure using PAAS solutions for programmers
Registration needed
Exploring React custom hooks
Registration needed
Best Coding Practices in C#
Registration needed
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
13:00 - 13:40
Opening
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
13:45 - 14:40
Unlock Refactoring and Level Up Your Game 
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
14:45 - 15:40
How can we use AWS lambda and Tensorflow to serve deep learning models
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
15:45 - 16:40
From bare-metal programming to Embedded Linux in IoT
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
16:50 - 17:45
Transforming Banking with AI
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
17:50 - 18:45
Why Cybersecurity starts with Identity and what are the key considerations?
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
18:50 - 19:45
The Test Design Starting Line: Hypotheses
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
9:00 - 9:25
Opening
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
9:30 - 10:25
Moving to the Public Cloud - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
Programming principle and best practices for test automation
Registration needed
Reusable Dialog Component in React
Registration needed
The modern .NET – Real time web apps with Blazor and SignalR
Registration needed
Should I quit or Should I not
Registration needed
Minimum Secure SDLC
Registration needed
From Student to a UX Design career
Registration needed
Functional programming with Python
Registration needed
Programming Reactive Streams in Java
Registration needed
Deep dive into containers
Registration needed
MongoDB Database Design Patterns
Registration needed
Micro:Bit a small computer for kids
Google Forms Registration needed
12:30 - 13:55
Parallel Sponsor Booth Activities
Testing Methodologies Suitable for Embedded Products Verification
Check the links in the details page.
DAP Digital Accelerator Platform – an open source platform
Check the links in the details page.
Building Deep learning models for decodifying CAPTCHA and performing Style Transfer
Check the links in the details page.
Test Automation Frameworks – 5th Gen Rise of AI
Registration needed
Reusable Dialog Component in Angular
Registration needed
Microservice Patterns and Best Practices
Registration needed
The art of asking questions - The art of asking questions – debugging everyday communication
Registration needed
Digital Identity in the Modern World
Registration needed
Hexagonal architecture
Registration needed
Modern 3D computer graphics with Vulkan in C++
Registration needed
Security best practices for moving an organization in a cloud infrastructure
Registration needed
16:00 - 16:55
Engineering platforms in the cloud
Main Stage - Link available in details page.
17:00 - 17:55
Mobile Architect – overstated or accurate role?
Main Stage - The link will be available soon
18:00 - 18:55
Building an Audience that Serves Your Career Goals
Main Stage - The link will be available soon
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
14:30 - 15:00
Opening
15:00 - 16:00
CEO vs Entrepreneur in IT
16:00 - 16:45
Impact of technology at the local community’s level
16:00 - 17:00
Parallel presentations
Place your bets! How we run security for the whole Superbet group and still have time to play Stray
Paving the way to AI readiness: Crash course for AI Product Owners
How companies are developing secure applications on Azure
The Future of Management in a Hybrid World
How to catch the bad guys using sentinel
16:45 - 17:30
Ciugud Smart Village – how can we help villages in Romania to have digital public services
17:00 - 18:00
Parallel presentations
IAM wih Blockchain
From data mess to Data Mesh: a practical application
What OKRs have to do with resiliency?
UX Design Process – Mental Modelling Guidelines, In Depth Exploration and How To Tips
17:30 - 18:30
Tech in Community Development
18:00 - 19:00
Parallel presentations
Using Artificial Intelligence to Disrupt Automated Threat Analysis
Be Your Own DevOps
Agility in crisis
19:00 - 20:00
Context-Switching for Testers
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
14:30 - 15:00
Opening
15:00 - 16:00
Dates and times: Hard, but not impossible
16:00 - 16:30
Our startup’s resilient journey: A tale with ups and downs
16:00 - 17:00
Parallel presentations
Technical Debt. A guide for developers and IT managers
Quirks from the Cloud
The Lifecycle of AI Projects in the Enterprise
The Lifecycle of AI Projects in the Enterprise
16:30 - 17:00
From nothing to something and then to maturity
17:00 - 17:30
Data-Driven Decisions and Product
17:00 - 18:00
Parallel presentations
Hi there, are you still imposter?
Spring Cloud Gateway: Resilience, Security and Observability
How to not get crazy with integration challenges
Panel Discussion - AI in the Wild
18:00 - 19:00
Parallel presentations
Going minimal in .NET, are we there yet?
Sensible JVM Configuration
Raiffeisen Smart Market – Future Banking and Event Driven Architecture
Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis
19:00 - 20:00
Strategy for modernizing older applications
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Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
Click on one of the workshops below
8:45 - 9:00
Opening
9:00 - 13:00
Morning Parallel Workshops
Start effective testing
How much it costs to make $1M
Introduction to Agile & Scrum
Scientific computing
How to tackle your dinosaur? Quick recipe to migrate from .NET Framework to .NET 6
Introduction to Digital Identity
Service mesh for mere mortals
13:00 - 13:30
Break
13:30 - 17:30
After-noon Parallel Workshops
Introduction to SQL for testing
The LEARNING state of mind: how do we, as adults, learn?
Introduction to Digital Identity
Kubernetes Cluster
Click on one of the workshops above
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
Entire Day Workshop - Limited availability: 30 seats
09:00 - 09:30
Welcome coffee
09:30 - 13:00
Java Performance Tuning using Performance Diagnostic Methodology - Workshop - Part 1
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 17:30
Java Performance Tuning using Performance Diagnostic Methodology - Workshop - Part 2
17:30 - 17:45
Closing Day
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
08:30 – 09:00
Welcome participants & networking
09:00 – 09:15
Opening
09:15 – 10:00
Keynote: What's your added value today
10:00 – 10:45
Keynote: A Software Engineer at the time of AI
10:45 – 11:15
Coffee break, networking
11:15 – 12:00
Parallel sessions
There is light at the end of the tunnel
Memory Efficient Java
How to achieve Flow in large scale software engineering organizations
The Dark Side of DIY
12:00 – 12:45
Parallel sessions
How to create a good product strategy – flywheels vs funnels | a framework
Maximizing Security with JDK: Understanding Built-in Capabilities
Ethical Considerations in Technology Leadership: Navigating Moral Boundaries while Staying Aligned with Business Objectives
12:45 – 13:30
Cross-Platform User Experience Architecture
Navigating the Gen AI Jungle: A Quick Guide to accelerate enterprise adoption
12:00 – 13:30
Mobile Automation with Robot Framework and Appium Presentation - Live coding
12:45 - 15:00
Product Showcase
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch break, networking
14:30 – 15:15
Parallel sessions
Cutting Software Into Slices
AI Powered Apps: A Practical Blueprint for Integration
Where Is C# 12 Heading (and Why, Exactly)?
What operating system is your mind running on?
15:15 – 16:00 
Parallel sessions
Effective Transactions Management with Spring
The Future of Public Administration: Decentralization through Blockchain
Cloud (re)patriation and Hybrid Cloud
15:00 - 16:15
Product Showcase
16:00 – 16:45 
Parallel sessions
Bringing DAST tools to the command-line, DevOps pipelines, and more
Gen AI in BCR
Navigating Together: Coaching and Leadership in the Age of Technology
15:15 - 16:45
Gradinita de manageri
Career insights check point: personalized feedback and more
16:45 – 17:00 
Networking
17:00 – 17:45 
Romania IT Landscape in the AI Era
17:45 – 18:00 
Closing Day
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
08:30 – 09:00
Welcome participants & networking
09:00 – 09:15
Opening
09:15 – 10:00
Keynote: Shifting perspectives in an ever-changing environment
10:00 – 10:45
Debunking LLMs
10:45 – 11:15
Coffee break, networking
11:15 – 12:00
Parallel sessions
The Bank - Entrepreneur - Accountant universe is the business universe.
Accelerating Innovation: The Fusion of AI, RAD, and Cloud in Modern Application Development
Cybersecurity: Closing the loop
Roslyn Source Code Generators with examples
11:15 - 12:45
Speedcoaching
12:00 - 12:45
Elevating Chatbots: Enhancing Conversations with Internal Knowledge Bases
12:45 - 13:30
Clean Code for Frontend AIs Engineers
12:00 – 13:30
Startup – truth or dare
.NET and Cloud Development 2024 Trends
Panel theme: What will be the effect of using AI for Java development?
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch break, networking
13:30 - 15:15
Product Showcase
14:30 – 15:15
Parallel sessions
How can one become tech entrepreneur - through the lens of Innovation Labs
Implementing Clean Architecture
Network segmentation in a Zero-Trust world
Why is a job in UX Design the best? And what path should you follow to get one fast?
15:15 – 16:00
Parallel sessions
So you want to create your own startup
The Path to Inclusive Digital Products
16:00 - 16:45
Working at a Startup and How It Compares to a Corporation
15:15 – 16:45
Panel architecture
Panel Digitization
16:45 – 17:00
Networking
17:00 – 17:45
Decoding the Future: The Romanian IT landscape
17:45 – 18:15
Closing

MC & Speakers

Mihaela Chirac

Journalist at Radio România Brașov FM

Erdal Erol I.

Senior Manager, Leading Engineering@Scale

Kirk Pepperdine

Principle Java Engineer - Microsoft

Dino Esposito

Microsoft MVP, Author, Trainer, Developer

Petruș Stuparu

Partner & Head of Team Culture @Trend Consult

Laurenţiu Spilcă

Author / Java Trainer / Development Consultant

Andrei Danila

CEO at CODE932

Alexandru Panait

Founder, Researcher, Forbes 30 under 30

Cornel Fătulescu

CPO, Chief Platform Officer

Silviu Niculita

Effective Technology Executive, Microsoft AI MVP

Cătălin Tudose

Java Champion, Web Tech Expert, Author, Trainer

Dan Patrascu-Baba

Technical Architect, Tech Youtuber

Vlad Vedinas

Co-founder, AI Integration Consultant

Steve Tendon

Chief Methodologist Flow@Scale™

Ioan Posa

Engineering Director, Deloitte Technology Delivery Center

Florin Coroș

Software Solution Architect | Technical Trainer@CodeDesign

Vasile Putină

CTO, AgileCoach

Andreea Nate

ICF PCC Coach, Forbes 30 under 30

Corina Stirbu

Head of Marketing at accesa

Claudiu Gura

Enterprise Architect | ICF Coach

Zoran Horvat

Software architect, independent consultant and trainer

Dan Lungu

Spokesman and coordinator of

Liviu Avram

Senior Quality Assurance Automation Engineer

Ciprian Caprioara

Co-founder, Product Owner

Casian Stupari

Co-Founder and QA Automation Consultant

Cosmin Maxim

User Experience Lead & Design Sprints trainer

Cristian Hurhui

Transforming User Experience

Valeriu Filip

Managing Partner SecurifAI, I-Tom

Radu Vunvulea

Microsoft Regional Director and Azure MVP

Adrian Moldovan

Architect and ML engineer at Siemens

Ignat Andrei

Technical Director, MVP C#, Master of Mathematics

Ovidiu Cical

CEO @Cyscale

Paul Negoescu

Technical Community Lead – Nagarro

Nadia Comanici

PQ Coach™, NLP Master & Trainer

Rudolf Nyari

President ICF Romania

Flavia Husar

Cofounder and Chief Innovation Officer

Oana Barbulescu

Ph.D. Professor & Student Entrepreneurship Advocate

Vlad Coman

Security Information Officer

Andreea Doris

Program Coordinator & Trainer -  Moderator

Victor Paul Popescu

English teacher, Public Speaker - Moderator

Tudor Ruxanda

Comedian, BI developer - Moderator

Andrei Stefanie

Product Engineer, Startup enthusiast

Zaki Mihem

CEO & Founder Startup

Radu Niculita

Network architect and R&D cybersecurity professional

Dan Cristea

Head of IT Digital Software Development Practices at BCR

Demo Teams - from Innovation Labs

Young innovators presenting at the Demo Area

Team KULTH

București & Brasov

Team

Lovely people that helped organizing this event

Camelia Codarcea

Agile Coach, Speaker, Trainer

Diana Chitigoii

Social Media and Marketing Manager

Andreea Moldovan

AgileCoach, Learning Programs Manager at AgileHub

Ioana Conțiu

Web Designer

Cristian Conțiu

Full-stack & Symfony Developer

Cristi Hurhui

Product Designer

Valentina Edroi

Product Owner

NGOs

These are the organizations we choose to support in 2024 - join us

PeakIT through the years

Q&A

Peak IT is organized by AgileHub (www.agilehub.ro, https://www.facebook.com/agilehub/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/13054692/).


AgileHub means free education for people of all ages. The NGO was created in 2013 with a mission of offering education in IT and non-IT related fields for adults and children.


For 10 years we have been offering 100% free training courses, workshops, meetups, conferences – for adults and children all free of charge! All these activities are organized by and with the help of our volunteers - members of AgileHub or good friends and partners - that are IT specialists with practical (hands-on) experience in their field of choice.

AgileHub means all these 100% free of charge activities and programs:
 ● 250+ training sessions and workshops in weekend (4-16 hours long) - both advanced and beginner levels
 ● 5 medium term courses (8 - 16 week long) on technical topics like Python, Advanced Java, Testing, in depth React by example, Security Fundamentals.
 ● 7 Meetups (2-3 hour long)
 ● 5 long-term children's programs (Dash & Dot and 3D printing, Build your own robot, Learning basic programming with Arcade, etc)
 ● 4 Peak IT conferences (Conferences free of charge for all of the participants - made possible with the help of our sponsors)
 ● 1 charity event ("Vine Mos Craciun")
 ● 5 Peak IT conferences (Conferences free of charge for all participants - made possible with the help of our sponsors)
 ● A community of more than 4000 IT specialists who benefited from our activities

All these were made possible with the help of
 ● 100 volunteers
 ● More than 10000 hours of pro-bono work

AgileHub is the NGO that organizes the PeakIT conference.

● AgileHub was founded in 2013 and is focused on organizing trainings (ranging from 1-2 day trainings to 16 week trainings), workshops (4-6 hour long) and meetups. More than 1200 unique participants from Brasov, Bucharest, Sibiu, Iasi, Cluj, Ploiesti and more cities have attended these education programs. More than 60% of them are recurring participants (some have participated to 15 different activities), which proves that our programs are useful of them.

● PeakIT is the conference AgileHub organizes each year. The concept of the conference has grown (in an organic manner) and its purpose has extended with it (see next questions).

When we started this event, in 2018, we wanted to create a place for Brasov’s IT community to meet. We wanted PeakIT to be an event where the community could find common interests, new useful information, share what they know and find easier ways to learn from each other.

The first edition contained only workshops (4-hour long workshops) given by IT specialists that had previously been part of AgileHub community and were part of the volunteer team.

 ● Visibility for our volunteers

The best way to lead is by example and the entire value of AgileHub is given by its volunteers. This is why our volunteers deserve an event where they are more visible and can become an example for others, to inspire and motivate people to join us, to contribute and grow this community together.

 ● Grow the IT community in order to create more opportunities in the city

 ● Create an opportunity for companies to meet, and also meet the people, ecnouraging them to fund our mission for free IT education.