DevFest 2023

Google Developer Group Bucharest

DevFest Bucharest is back this autumn with a new edition! The community-run, in-person conference aims to bring developers, students and tech companies together for a full day of learning and networking on topics such as Android Development, Flutter or AI & Cloud Engineering. The organisers and speakers – Google Developer Experts and industry leaders – have shaped the schedule and presentations to facilitate the participants’ knowledge gain. 

DevFest Bucharest 2023 covers 3 tracks:

About DevFest Bucharest 2023

DevFest Bucharest 2023 is part of the DevFest series of events. 

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Gabriel Ștefan

Android Developer

Passionate Android Developer that started his adventure around three years ago. My interest in best practices, clean and readable code and the strive for doing things right have helped me stay afloat and thrive in this tumultuous ecosystem that is Android. My latest interests revolve around Jetpack Compose, Kotlin coroutines and app performance. I’m a firm believer that an app crashing isn’t a problem (change my mind).

Mihai Bizovi

Adore MeTech
Head of Data Science

I’m a generalist – navigating uncertainty and complexity to improve decision-making at scale with data and domain-driven software. My work at Adore Me involves a weird mix of AI product management, decision science and systems’ design.

Cătălin Melțer

Adore Me Tech
Data Scientist

Aiming to discover new things and learn from different people. Planning to create new solutions that helps people's life to be easier and safer.

Jumanazar Gurbanov

Adore Me Tech
Data Scientist

My main interest areas are Business Intelligence and Data Science, including information and knowledge extraction from the structured or unstructured data and applying it to bring business value, developing elegant and intelligent visualizations which tell unseen stories from the data and developing complex data analysis models which are assisting for better business decisions.

Victor Gradinescu

Engineering Manager

Victor has been an Engineering Manager at Google since 2019, leading a team of mobile and cloud engineers working on the Fitbit mobile apps. Previously, he led a development studio doing mobile and cloud development for startups or enterprise clients around the world. His technical skills include Android, Cloud Development, Java, Spring and others.

Jasper Duizendstra

Google Developer Expert
GCP, QA, Big Data, Cloud

Jasper is a seasoned cloud architect, international speaker, and enthusiastic traveller. With over a decade of deep-rooted experience in the Google platform, he have guided clients through the complex terrain of technology transitions, making him a trusted navigator in the cloud computing space.

Mangirdas Kazlauskas

Google Developer Expert
Flutter, Firebase, Mobile

An experienced product-centric software engineer with a passion for learning and sharing knowledge. As a Google Developer Expert for Flutter & Dart technologies, I excel at building cross-platform apps with Flutter, and I love teaching others what I know. In my free time, I enjoy creating educational content, or just being outside and playing disc golf.

Elaine Dias Batista

Google Developer Expert
Android, Kotlin, Flutter, Web, Mobile

Elaine is a Senior Staff Engineer at SFEIR where she works on projects including mobile technologies since 2013. She has worked on several projects in native Android/iOS and Flutter. She’s a GDE for the Google Assistant, Flutter and Dart

Lucian Gruia

Certified AI Developer. Certified Blockchain Expert.
Java, Software Development, AI, Python

Native developer with 11 years of hands-on experience in Telecom (5y), Fintech (2y) & Aerospace (4y), designing frameworks and complex solutions for real-time systems. Experienced in leading teams, in both enterprise and startup ecosystems.

Imran us Salam Mian

Google Developer Expert
Machine Learning, Computer vision

A Machine Learning Engineer in the field of Computer Vision. His main area of focus is in Generative Modeling and Latent Variable Methods. He has also been an AI Scholar at Pi School, Rome, also participate in conducting workshops and technical talks around the field of Machine Learning to teach others and in return learn from them. Also a GDE in Machine Learning.

Marton Kodok

Google Developer Expert
GCP, Big Data, Big Query, Remote functions, Electric up, Electromobility

Márton is a Google Developer Expert(GDE) On Cloud, a Champion in the Cloud Innovators program, top user on Stackoverflow with 205K reputation, software developer, international speaker & passionate about mountain hiking.

Bogdan Hobeanu

Flutter enthusiast
Flutter, Web

When mentioning Flutter and Dart, most people think about mobile apps. However, Flutter and Dart can also help with building apps for multiple platforms such as desktop and web apps.

Alexandru Gatu

CE Regional Security Manager @ Endava
Mobile, QA, Security, Flutter

Having hands on experience on mobile, Web and API pentesting on various industries from insurance, payments and banks, his interest is to share the practical knowledge by speaking at various international conferences and other tech events.

Adrian Coman

Software Engineer
Android, Kotlin, Mobile, DevOps, Gradle

Ex-Android developer with ten years of software development experience. I’ve been working on Pago for the last 6 years, from being the only Android developer to having a fantastic team of 5 Android & 5 iOS developers. Currently, I am scaling up the team as an engineering manager, improving our code, processes, and culture.

Dan Mocanu

Value Innovation Architect
Flutter, Innovation, Bussiness

With fifteen years of expertise in blue ocean strategy, a remarkable career as a lecturer, and extensive experience in both technology and academia, he offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the Flutter debate. His time in the United States' tech hotbed, combined with his experience in shaping minds in academia and fostering growth among thousands of entrepreneurs and executives, has endowed him with a deep understanding of market creation and innovation.

Alex Bordei

Full-Stack Developer
Flutter, Android, IoT, DiY

Alex Bordei is a full-stack developer with a decade of experience in creating custom solutions for web, API, and mobile development. His expertise and dedication have earned him recognition as a respected authority within the technology industry. He is currently the organizer of the Flutter Bucharest Meetup and was previously involved in organizing the Flutter Romania Meetup. Alex’s enthusiasm for technology extends to the Internet of Things (IoT), where he explores new opportunities for innovation and connectivity.

Alecs Soare

Software Developer

He’s been in software development for over 20 years, bringing extensive programming experience. His guiding principle is that achieving functionality is just one aspect of the process; equally vital is crafting solutions that are elegant, straightforward, and adaptable for the future. In essence, he believes that the complete development experience encompasses not only making things work but also ensuring they remain simple, clean and scalable.

Adrian Cruceanu

Android Chapter Lead And Technology Manager

In 14 years of experience in mobile development I had the opportunity to design, develop and deliver applications in areas like gaming, services, fashion, education, security, and banking. Each decision I took and each line of code I wrote in any of these apps it was like I planted a new flower in my own garden. Currently I’m expanding my knowledge in team management, organizational growth, and performance improvement.

Monica Muntean

Value Innovation Architect

Monica is a seasoned Senior Android Engineer with over five years of experience in perfecting Android apps using Java and Kotlin. She balances her technical expertise with a strong commitment to promoting diversity in the Tech Industry and advancing innovation and collaboration among Engineers.

Mihai Ciocan

Software Engineer

Gabriel Stefan

Android Developer

Passionate Android Developer that started his adventure around 4 years ago. His interest in best practices, clean and readable code and the strive for doing things right have helped him stay afloat and thrive in this tumultuous ecosystem that is Android. His latest interests revolve around Jetpack Compose, Kotlin coroutines and app performance. He's a firm believer that an app crashing isn’t a problem (change his mind).

Rustam Mehmandarov

Google Developer Expert
Java, Data pipelines, Apache beam, Cloud

Passionate computer scientist. Java Champion and Google Developer Expert for Cloud. Public speaker. Community builder.


Opening & Keynote
Welcome to GDG DevFest Bucharest 2023! We’ll start the day with an inspiring session, going through the latest trends and news in the technology world. Featuring Victor Gradinescu.
  1. Elaine Dias Batista – How to pick the right mobile technology
  2. Adrian Cruceanu, Monica Muntean – Building a Scalable Multi-Product Android Platform
  3. Adrian Coman – From Monolith to Modular: Pago’s Approach to App Modularization and SDKs
  4. Gabriel Stefan – Instant(App) Gratification: What, How, Why?
  5. Mihai Ciocan – Saving UI State in Compose
  1. Bogdan Hobeanu – Dart & Flutter: A Worthy Duo for Your Upcoming Web App Project?
  2. Alex Bordei – 🌐 Embedded Flutter & IoT: Mastering Sensor Integration 📲🔌
  3. Mangirdas Kazlauskas – Control your Flutter application on the fly with Firebase Remote Config
  4. Dan Mocanu – Flutter: Fad or THE Future of App Development?
  5. Alexandru Gatu – Flutter Security Challenges
  6. Alecs Soare – State management in Flutter
  1. Rustam Mehmandarov – Building Data Pipelines With Java And Open Source
  2. Marton Kodok – BigQuery Remote Functions for Dynamic Mapping of Emobility Charging Networks
  3. Lucian Gruia – Neural networks and the emergence of Learning
  4. Jasper Duizendstra – Calendar to Analytics: Google Workspace Add-On, Google Cloud, and Looker Studio Integration
  5. Imran us Salam Mian – Image Styling with TensorFlow





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