Speakers at Javantura v4 conference (preliminary, ordered alphabetically by last name):
Nenad Bakić – background in Mathematics, Internet, Human Resources and Finance. Serial entrepreneur – founded several online and human resources related businesses. In 2007 sold jobsite MojPosao in the largest internet-related transaction in the region. Current businesses include the leading search and selection and temporary employment companies in the region. Activist value investor in public companies listed on the ZSE and angel investor. A standing member of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year jury. Founded and finances Croatian Makers, project devoted to developing robotics and automation in Croatian schools by donating robotics and automation equipment. Supports various civil sector initiatives and actively involved as opinion maker in public discussions on economic and general issues, promoting liberal democracy and free markets. Author of the blog Eclectica.hr.
Matija Dujmović graduated from the Polytechnic of Zagreb with a master’s degree in Information Technologies and is currently a senior developer and part of the R&D team at his current company NEOS. Interested in technical know-how and delivering functional code. He is a self-proclaimed certification junkie as evidenced by his many Java certificates.
Milen Dyankov is a Developer Advocate at Liferay and focuses on Java and OSGi Platform. He is passionate about designing and building software as well as helping others design and build good software! After more than 15 years developing, designing and consulting on various Java EE solutions for leading European companies, he currently spends most of his time teaching, speaking at conferences all over the world and researching his favorite topics around Java modularity, systems architecture and software craftsmanship.
Matjaž B. Jurič
Dr. Matjaž B. Jurič is a professor at the University of Ljubljana and a start-up mentor. He is the author of 17 books published by international publishers and more than 600 other publications. He was awarded several prestigious titles, such as Java Champion, IBM Champion and Oracle ACE Director and has won international awards, including Best SOA Book award (New York), Telecommunications and Media & Entertainment Award for best SOA project (Las Vegas), Java Duke’s Choice Award Winner (San Francisco) for the best innovation in Java, Award for the best scientific paper in the field of services, award for the Best researcher according to the industry, and the Gold medal for outstanding merits in the scientific and education development.
Aleš Justin currently works for Red Hat on Obsidian team, focusing on unifying Red Hat’s middleware runtimes and products with their new OpenShift cloud offering.
Marin Kalapać graduated from Faculty of Organization and Informatics in 2013, earning Master’s degree in Information and Software Engineering. Mainly working with Java, Spring Framework and MSSQL for creating various web applications, services and mobile applications, but occasionally jumping (and learning) to other languages and technologies, either for professional use and needs or to try out and learn something new in my free time. Currently he is working in Trilix as software developer for over 3 and a half years now.
Mladen Knežić is a proactive, experienced software developer and software architect. During his 10 years in the IT industry he has roles in design, development, deployment, systems analysis, testing and optimization applying different technologies on number of projects from various business domains, mainly in online banking. He filled many roles in projects, from developer, DB admin and architect to DevOps. Main areas of expertise also include software performance and security with as many as 10 years of experience in given areas.
Ivan Krnić is Software Development Technical Manager. His specialities are banking and insurance sector systems as well as portal and ECM solutions. He is the owner of PMP certificate and Certified Scrum Professional in love with agile methodologies. Working as an Agile Coach, he is helping the teams unleash their full potential.
Josip Kovaček (in Croatian) – Završio sam Tehničko Veleučilište u Zagrebu, smjer Programsko inženjerstvo gdje sam se upoznao i zainteresirao za Java programski jezik. Od tada radim kao Java developer u tvrtci KING ICT.
Marko Lukša is a software engineer at Red Hat. He started programming when he was around 6 and has been developing software professionally for over 20 years. Currently, he works in Red Hat’s Cloud Enablement team, bringing the company’s JBoss middleware products to OpenShift. Occasionally, he also contributes to the Kubernetes project and is the author of Kubernetes in Action (Manning Publications, summer 2017).
Josip Maslać got infected with programming in high school and since then he wasn’t able to find a cure: “My main tools are Java, web stack (HTML/CSS/JS), Solr and Mysql but I also like (maybe too much) to drift to other topics. Entrepreneurial task are also not foreign to me since I’m a cofounder of Croatian leading price comparison site Nabava.net which is my main preoccupation for the last couple of years and where I’m now working in the CTO role.”
Dr. sc. Branko Mihaljević is IT educator, consultant, manager, and entrepreneur. After 12 years of work at FER, where he received MSc, DSM, and PhD, and 7 years as a co-owner of Java development company, he is currently senior lecturer at RIT Croatia and leading his own IT company. He deals with Java since 1996 and with Java EE platform since 2000. He is author of many scientific and professional papers, magazine articles, and educational materials, and he participates in numerous conferences. He gained his work experience as an IT consultant, project manager, development leader, software architect, and researcher on various IT projects in financial, telecom, public health and satellite systems sector. He is also the president of Croatian Java User Association (HUJAK).
Danijel Mitar is currently working as Java Devops at KING ICT. He enjoys programming, optimizing and tuning Java applications.
Hrvoje Pek is a student at University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb and has been programming for 2,5 years. Since last year he has been working in S2 Information Systems company where we work with wide range of technologies and frameworks which are mainly Java based.
Aleksander Radovan graduated in 2004. at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is currently finishing the PhD program. He is in the Java more that 12 years. He works for KING ICT as Java team lead and beside this he teaches at several universities in and around Zagreb courses related to programming in Java and information systems in general. He is also interested in areas such as artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, robotics and teaching the younger generation programming.
Roko Roić has more than 15y in the IT industry. Started of as an enterprise Java developer. Had a lot to do with system infrastructure and performance optimisation on a large scale. Moved on to managing teams and projects in developing IT solutions. He wrote a book on Agile and Lean, first of this kind in Croatian language.
Dinko Srkoč is a software/data engineer working at Instantor, where he processes data for living. He started the career in 1999 using Delphi, then moved to Java platform a few years later. His current programming language of choice is Scala. Dinko’s interests include programming languages, he is a free software enthusiast, and likes to watch the world through the lens of his camera. Dinko graduated in 1998 from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, majoring in Computer Science. He is a member of Croatian Java User Association.
Željko Šmaguc is a senior software developer at S.O.E. ICT. He has 14 years of experience working on more than 30 projects as software developer, software architect or team lead, in variety of environments and technologies. He loves studying everything computer science related, currently with specific interests in domain-driven design, blockchain and functional programming.
Marko Štrukelj is a long time Java software developer, and has been involved in several open-source projects under JBoss.org umbrella – like JBoss AS, Gatein portal server, LiveOak, and most recently Keycloak. Before joining RedHat in 2009 he had worked many years for an early slovenian startup company Parsek, doing development on various commercial implementation projects – from online retail, and logistics, to telecom, banking, and insurance. He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Martin Toshev is a Java enthusiast and currently one of the leads of the Bulgarian Java Users group (BG JUG). He is a certified Java professional (SCJP6) and a certified IBM cloud computing solution advisor. His areas of interest include the wide range of Java-related technologies (such as Servlets, JSP, JAXB, JAXP, JMS, JMX, JAX-RS, JAX-WS, Hibernate, Spring Framework, Liferay Portal and Eclipse RCP), cloud computing technologies, cloud-based software architectures, enterprise application integration, relational and NoSQL databases. You can reach him for any Java and FOSS-related topics (especially Eclipse and the OpenJDK). Martin is a regular speaker at Java conferences and one of the organizers behind the jPrime conference in Bulgaria.
Matej Vidaković is an Android developer at Five. He started with Android development 5 years ago and has been working on music streaming application Napster for the last 3 years.
Dr. sc. Duško Vukmanović (PhD) works in Oracle Croatia since 2005 as Cloud Domain Sales Consultant with middleware focus. Areas of expertise include application servers, service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM). In the IT industry works 18 years. He is an Oracle Enterprise Architecture (OEA) certified architect and an Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator.
Petar Zečević has been working in the software industry for more than 15 years, as a full-stack developer, consultant, analyst, and team leader. Petar is the author of Spark in Action book (Manning, September 2016). He also gives talks on Apache Spark, organizes monthly Apache Spark Zagreb meetups, and has several Apache Spark projects behind him.