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Office Hours w/ Microsoft for Startups

If you are a B2B tech startup, you can benefit from the Microsoft for Startups program: from technical resources and free cloud to selling alongside Microsoft salespeople and partner channel. To find out more, apply now for a 1-to-1 office session with Sergiu Pop Startup – Program Manager at Microsoft taking place on Wednesday, August 19, between 10:00 – 12:30.


About the guest


As Startup Program Manager at Microsoft, Sergiu is working with key startups ecosystem players in Romania and helps startups as they build and scale their companies. Sergiu has more than 11 years of experience in managing teams, projects and processes in challenging environments and more than 15 years of experience in marketing. Before joining Microsoft, Sergiu was Marketing and Communication Manager at Xerox Romania, working closely with the Romanian channel partners to digitally transform their business. He has been developing and implementing marketing strategies and tailor made campaigns across the entire distribution cycle (vendor, distributor, reseller, end-user), delivered over 100 trainings and

workshops, 50 events designed.


About the Office Hours


Sergiu will be able to help access one or more of the program benefits:


  • Customized Go-To-Market plan → tailored to your business
  • Commercial Marketplace Portal → helps you reach customers and monetize your products and services
  • Co-Sell program → A worldwide enterprise sales force paid to connect your solutions to their accounts
  • Technical enablement → free Azure cloud & technical consultancy


Applications are opened by August 18 at 14:00.


After the registration, a selection will be made based on the best compatibility with the program and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation 1 day before the event with the logistical details of how to join the call.


About Microsoft for Startups


Microsoft for Startups is a comprehensive global program designed to support startups as they build and scale their companies. Whether you’re looking to build your first application, land your first customer or scale to a million users, Microsoft is here to help. From technical resources and free cloud to selling alongside Microsoft salespeople and partner channel, we’re invested in your success: https://startups.microsoft.com/en-us/benefits/ 


We prioritize enterprise technology, or B2B, startups who can best serve our customer base and will benefit most from the program. New member applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:


  • Offering an innovative technical solution that supports customers in their digital transformation
  • Less than seven years in existence
  • Less than $25M in total annual revenue
  • Seed, Series A, B, or C stage (or validated equivalent)

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[Event canceled] March meetup: all about Kafka streams and Cassandra 4.0

Join Bucharest BigData to find out more about Kafka Streams and the newest Cassandra release. RSVP and let’s meet on March 24, starting at 18:00!


Event agenda

  • 18:00 – 18:30 Getting together
  • 18:30 – 19:20 Kafka Streams – a database inside out, Miron Brezai, Software Architect @ eSolutions

Kafka Streams is the easiest way to write scalable stream processing microservices. In this presentation, I will go over the architecture of Kafka Streams, will explain KStream and KTable – their differences and similarities and the local storage of Kafka Streams, how we can make joins between streams and tables and how to aggregate objects based on events grouped by id. Basically is about processing and joining infinite database tables.

  • 19:20 – 20:00 Cassandra 4.0 – What to Expect, Aleks Volochnev, Developer Advocate @ Datastax

Apache Cassandra has been a driving force for applications that scale for over 10 years. This open-source database now powers 30% of the Fortune 100. Now is your chance to get an inside look, guided by the company that’s responsible for 85% of the code commits. You won’t want to miss this deep dive into the database that has become the power behind the moment — the force behind game-changing, scalable cloud applications.

  • 20:00 21:00 Networking

Bucharest Big Data, cassandra, community, kafka, networking, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

[Event canceled] Be mobile! IWD 2020 by Women Techmakers Romania

Women Techmakers Romania is inviting the community to share their superpowers – those special qualities that make you shine. RSVP and let’s meet on March 12, starting at 18:30!


Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 18:50 Registration
  • 18:50 – 19:00 Opening from the community organizers
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Own your path | Roxana Raicu
  • 19:30 – 19:45 Qualitative data analysis | Catalina Dumitru

Working across disciplines and cultures is complex, particularly in project teams. Building and maintaining trust between team members alleviates the challenges of project work by increasing perceptions of similarity, reducing information complexity, managing multiple reporting, and developing team reflexivity. By analyzing interview and observation data from several project teams in Germany and Singapore, I offer a description of trust practices that build and maintain trust in teams in different cultures.

  • 19:45 – 20:15 Quality guidelines for mobile apps | Rafaela Voiculescu

Two of my passions are business and programming, two areas that I discovered distinctively: the former in university and the latter almost a decade later. The decision I took to pick up programming lead me to work for one of the most well-known tech companies, Facebook, as a Solutions Engineer a role that constantly challenges me and offers me countless opportunities to grow in both areas. In my current role I work closely with top gaming companies that integrate in-app advertising across the two mobile platforms: Android and iOS. On the business side some of my past roles took me on a deep dive into consulting, logistics, finance and sales. My superpower is receiving and acting on feedback.

  • 20:15 – 21:00 Networking & goodies

community, IWD, mobile, networking, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest, women techmakers romania

[Event canceled] Bucharest FP #61 — Implementing IMP in K and Haskell

BucharestFP invites you to talk about the contributions to the world of formal verification, using the open-source K framework. RSVP and let’s meet on March 10, starting at 18:45!


About the event

This talk will be a brief introduction to K by example and by comparison with Haskell. We’ll start by discussing the programming language IMP, with some demonstrations of programs in this language. Then we’ll show how to make an interpreter for this language in Haskell, including a parser and evaluation engine.

Finally, we’ll transition to a K interpreter for this language, and show how in addition to an interpreter, K gives a symbolic execution engine that can be used to do program verification. Any remaining time can be used to try things live and for further discussions about what verification is.


About the speaker
Everett Hildenbrandt is a Formal Modelling Engineer and Product Owner at Runtime Verification, Inc (a software quality assurance firm). He currently works mostly with KEVM, a K semantics of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) https://github.com/kframework/evm-semantics. He believes strongly in a semantics-first approach to designing and building the tooling around programming languages.


Event agenda

  • 18:45 — 19:00 Welcome
  • 19:00 — 20:00 Everett Hildenbrandt — Side-by-side implementation of an IMP language in K and Haskell
  • 20:00 — 21:00 Networking

BucharestFP, community, haskell, K framework, networking, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Android & Kotlin Spring Vibes

Join Google Developer Group Bucharest for a talk about Android & Kotlin. RSVP and let’s meet on March 5, starting at 18:30!


Event agenda

  • 18:45 – 19:00: Arrivals & Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:05: Welcome
  • 19:05 – 19:45: Kotlin, a language to rule DSLs by Tiberiu Tofan (ING Tech)

Kotlin, a language to rule DSLs – Kotlin is a great language for creating internal DSLs. Although it is statically typed, some of its features, such as type safe builders, extension functions, operator overloading, implicit receivers, etc. make the creation of internal DSLs a rewarding experience. We will explore some existing DSLs, and look under the hood to see how we can tailor the same principles to our needs.

  • 19:50 – 20:20: Deep dive into MotionLayout by Bogdan Zurac (Greener Pastures)

Deep dive into MotionLayout – Create beautiful and complex layout animations without writing tons of lines of code, by leveraging the mechanism of constraints you already know.

  • 20:20 – 21:00: Networking

android, community, GDG Bucharest, Google Developer Group Bucharest, Kotlin, networking, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

February meetup: data science 101 and MQTT + Kafka

Join us to talk about ML tools to be used, ML basics to know and how a day goes by in the life of a data scientist with Andras and how the data flow of an IoT system could look like using MQTT and Kafka with Virgil. RSVP and let’s meet on February 27, starting at 18:30!


Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Gathering and socialization
  • 19:00 – 19:40 What a data scientist can teach you in 40 minutes: the basics of ML, the tools, the daily stuff; Andras Palfi @ UiPath

The objective of the presentation is to teach the audience what Data Science is and the various kinds of activities a Data Scientist performs. It will familiarize learners with basic concepts of machine learning, go into detail about the type of Data Scientists that exist together with how they spend their time and what tools they use.

  • 19:30 – 20:20 MQTT & Kafka & Encryption = Secure IoT communication & Data Flow; Virgil Borcea @ eSolutions

In this presentation, I want to show you how we have enabled the communication of Mobile Applications with IoT devices and what’s the data flow in an IoT ecosystem. We will also give Security tips for a production solution. A demo will include the flow API Calls -> Kafka -> MQTT Broker -> IoT Device

  • 20:20 21:00  Networking

Bucharest Big Data, community, iot, kafka, machine learning, ML, MQTT, networking, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

February BucharestJS Meetup

Join BucharestJS to talk about Next-Gen Extensions and how to rewrite your technical project.  RSVP and let’s meet on February 27, starting at 18:30!


Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Meet & Greet
  • 19:00 – 19:45 – Next-Gen Extensions with Adobe UXP & JavaScript by Gabi Ghiță

Gabi has a solid 10+ years background in building enterprise software with a focus on document rendering, specifically layout, typography, vector graphics and high-fidelity conversion between popular document formats. He started out as a C++ developer in 2006 and throughout the years has worked with many technologies and frameworks such as .NET (C#), JavaScript, Typescript, NodeJS, React/Redux, XSLT, and others.

  • 9:45 – 20:30 – Having fun rewriting project by Cristian Cibu

Having fun rewriting project by Cristian Cibu – Computer Scientist @ Adobe Romania. He’s been working with computers from… a looong time ago. Remember HC-91? He’s gone from Basic, Pascal, C, C++, to C#, Ruby, ActionScript, to Java, Javascript and still waiting to see what the future throws at him. One thing that remained a constant is the fun he had doing all of these. Find the motivating part, have a good time overcoming obstacles and feel great working with the team and the rest of the people around. In the end, you will only have one question: who’s buying the beer?

  • 20:30 – 21:30 Networking

bucharestjs, community, JavaScript, networking, Next-Gen Extensions, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

The Sensor Swarm and Understanding The Virtual Memory

Join us to learn how to create your own temperature monitoring sensors 🌡️ and to talk about Virtual Memory – the basics and advanced topics. RSVP here to save your front row spot on February 17, starting at 18:30!


About the event

We’ll take you through the challenges you’ll face when trying to deploy a large scale number of IoT sensors throughout a company’s working environment. From building, programming, and securing the devices, there are a lot of interesting details to work out for a successful long-term solution.

There are a few systems out there that do not use the benefits of the Virtual Memory, like some embedded systems which do not need isolation between applications, but for those that do use the Virtual Memory, the performance of the applications might be impacted by the overhead introduced by it. The second talk will tackle the basic concepts and a few advanced topics of the Virtual Memory.


About the speakers

Radu Andritoiu is a Software Engineer that’s been with Ixia for almost three years now. Radu’s work on multi-layered software applications for Ixia Network Packet Brokers has been remarkable. He’s got tech skills that span across Java, C and C++, and he’s also implemented a few Linux kernel modules.

Alexandru Ghita is a Senior Software Engineer that has been with Ixia for almost 10 years now. He started with .NET C# and WPF on desktop applications, both UI and middleware. Afterwards he moved to web applications on Linux, using Java (Jetty, Guice, etc.) and Sencha ExtJS. Alex is also familiar with databases, having worked for some projects with PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch. When he has a few hours to spare, he’s very much into gaming, electronics and DIY.

Cosmin Chenaru is a senior programmer and has been with Ixia for eight years, but not as contiguous as the Virtual Memory is. After two years of writing software for embedded systems, he realized that Networking and Virtualization is his true love. His passions include anything electronic with at least one transistor in it, playing video games and watching old movies with his kids (movies like The Terminator, Men In Black).

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:45 Swarm of temperature monitoring sensors – Alexandru Ghita and Radu Andritoiu
  • 19:45 – 20:30 Understanding the Virtual Memory – Cosmin Chenaru
  • 20:30 – 21:30 Networking



RSVP here to confirm your attendance to The Sensor Swarm and Understanding The Virtual Memory. 

Bucharest, community, ixia connect, networking, Sensor Swarm, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest, Virtual Memory

Team structure and Evolutionary architecture

Join Software Crafters for a meetup about the Inverse Conway Maneuver, a demo focused on REST API and service layered architecture. RSVP here to save your front row spot on February 5, starting at 18:45!


About the event

“Any organization that designs a system (defined more broadly here than just information systems) will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure” –  Conway’s law (Melvin Conway,1968).

Eric S Raymond paraphrased the initial paper in The New Hacker’s Dictionary: “If you have four groups working on a compiler, you’ll get a 4-pass compiler.”

This observation has been confirmed by many subsequent observations and studies.

If you think about your own experiences chances are you’ve seen the effects of Conway’s law in the systems you worked with.

Conway’s Law counterpoint, known as the Inverse Conway Maneuver, involves re-engineering the structure of an organization based on a desired software design.

In this presentation there will be some examples of Inverse Conway Maneuver used in real life dealing with legacy code, splitting a monolith and increasing the ownership in software development teams.

In the second part of the event, it will a demo focused on REST API and service layered architecture.

The presentation covers
– Design decisions for scalability and constraints
– separation of different layers in an architecture


Event agenda

  • 18:45-19:00 Welcome and short intro
  • 19:00-19:45 “Inverse Conway Maneuver in Real Life” with Laurentiu Matei
  • 19:45-20:15 “Service mesh design pattern and microservices” with Cezar Socoteanu
  • 20:15-21:00 Drinks & Snacks

community, Inverse Conway Maneuver, meetup, networking, Rest Api, Software Crafters Bucharest, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Hardware Wallets – Can you trust them?

This meetup’s subject will be around hardware in crypto and you will find out about the advantages and limitations of the most popular private key storage devices. RSVP here to save your front row spot on February 4, starting at 18:30!


About the event

All hardware wallets have tradeoffs, so it’s useful to understand what to buy and how to use it to maintain your privacy and security. The guest speaker on this topic will be Vlad Costea.

Vlad is a political science graduate who regards Bitcoin as a political protest. He writes for Bitcoin Magazine, does the Bitcoin Takeover Podcast, and spends more time than he should arguing with anonymous Twitter trolls.


Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Panel discussions
  • 20:00 21:00 Networking



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