Codette Celebration Day is a one day conference that promotes people with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship who are excited to share their experience. Presentations include technical topics, personal and professional growth.
Mihaela is a Software Engineer and Technical Lead @ Codette. She’s the author of the Py@Codette workshops series, 2N Club and the Beautiful Engineering inspirational series. She has taught various age groups, from primary school to college. She believes that sharing knowledge is the basis of creating future experts. Mihaela was featured in Forbes Romania 30 under 30 in 2018. She graduated from the Automatics and Computer Science faculty from the Politehnica University of Bucharest and also has a master degree in Artificial Intelligence. On a personal note, she oscillates between short periods of introspection and calm and marathons chasing a better version of herself.
Małgosia Ratajska-Grandin is a President of Geek Girls Carrots, which has the main mission to attract women to tech. Carrots Foundation operates since 2011 and so far has done educational projects in 33 cities in Europe, Asia and North America. Małgosia co-founded a mobile health startup Yagram Health. In 2017 she was rewarded with the “Innovator under 35” title by MIT Technology Review for the mobile app dedicated to mums-to-be. In 2018 she participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program targeted at current and emerging leaders. She received her M.A. in Political Sciences from Warsaw University, she studied at Sciences Po Paris and received a French Government fellowship for her second Master at Université Panthéon-Sorbonne. Małgosia is a mother of two wonderful girls Zofia and Julia.
Andra Zaharia is a content marketing specialist and creator of the How do you know? podcast focused on helping listeners improve the way they make important decisions for their lives and careers.
Alexandra is a passionate network engineer. Understanding what a cloud provider-grade infrastructure means, she joined Adobe with the goal of actively contributing to the growth and scale of the network services, focusing on both Private and Public Clouds.
Apostoae, Director of Software Engineering @ GoPro
Radu is a software engineer with more than 13 years of experience in the IT industry. He started his career as a C/C++ engineer for a financial software product and was in the meantime project manager, manager, part-time entrepreneur in web hosting, e-commerce, gaming and online travel booking. Since last year Radu has been leading the GoPro office in Bucharest.
Olga Matoula was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at Democritus University of Thrace. During her Master’s in 3D Graphics, she became a co-founder of ‘Code it Like a Girl’, an award-winning social enterprise that taught basic coding skills to more than 250 women and girls in Greece. After undertaking internship and graduate roles at Microsoft in Greece and the UK respectively, she has found a home in London, where she works as a Software Engineer on the Collaboration team at Bloomberg.
Alina is an Application Development Associate at Accenture.
Tech Entrepreneurship panel:
Alexandra is co-founder at Codette, co-founder and CTO at MorphL, a platform that uses Machine Learning and BigData to predict users behaviours in digital products and services, and co-founder at Appticles, a platform for creating Progressive Web Apps. She has a technical background and before starting Appticles, she owned an outsourcing company. She likes to get involved in various activities encouraging women to choose a career in Computer Science. She’s an alumni of two business accelerators – Startupbootcamp in Copenhagen and Prosper Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S.
Patroiu, Co-founder @ TalentBrowse
Andreia is co-founder at TalentBrowse.com, the fastest IT recruiting platform. As her third entrepreneurial endeavor, Andreia has created a solution for two of the most stringent problems in IT recruiting: the lack of suitable candidates and the long recruiting process. She’s passionate about technology and loves reading about data analytics and human behaviors trends.
Dumitrof, Community Manager @ TechHub
Adriana draws her inspiration from people who believe in their ideas and engineer them into reality. Starting as a participant in some startup related programs, she loved this environment so much that she never left. Startup related events and programs, resident management, logistics, she’s done them all, currently being the Community Manager at TechHub Bucharest. In her spare time, she doesn’t miss any concert in town, she loves reading, running and she’s a declared coffee lover.