Voxxed Athens 2018 Speakers


Venkat Subramanian

Award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is the creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients…


Ted Neward

“The Dude of Software”

“Ted Neward is sometimes referred to as “The Dude of Software”, owing to both his remarkable (some say frightening) resemblance to the Jeff Bridges character from “The Big Lebowski”, and his ordination as a Dudeist Minister of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude, but he’s also been called the “Dr. Gregory House of Software”, owing to his tendency to pull no punches when talking about software and how to deliver it successfully.


John Papa

Principal Developer Advocate @ Microsoft

John Papa is dedicated a father and husband, a Principal Developer Advocate with Microsoft, and alumnus of the Google Developer Expert, Microsoft RD and MVP programs. His passions are deploying and teaching modern web technologies and enjoying everything Disney with his family. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast, author of the Angular Style Guide, and many popular Pluralsight courses.


Phil Estes

Docker Captain

Phil is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the office of the CTO of IBM Cloud Platform. Phil is a core contributor and maintainer on the Moby Project container engine project where he has contributed key features like user namespace support and multi-platform image capabilities. Phil is also a founding maintainer of the CNCF containerd project, a member of the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Technical Oversight Board, and a member of the Moby Project’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC).


Dr. Heinz Kabutz

Java Champion, book author and regular speaker

Heinz was chosen as a Java Champion by Sun Microsystems, the inventors of Java, for his work in advancing Java. Heinz is the mastermind behind The Java Specialists’ Newsletter read by tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans in over 146 countries.  To sign up, visit http://www.javaspecialists.eu.


Nicolas Frankel

Software Architect

Nicolas Fränkel is a Software Architect with 15 years experience consulting for many different customers in a wide range of contexts. (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector).


Dimitris Andreadis

Engineering Manager @ RedHat

Dimitris has 20 years of experience in IT and he is currently the Engineering Manager of the WildFly / JBoss Enterprise Application Server team at Red Hat. He served as the JBoss AS project lead for several years and he has been a JBoss ….


Bret McGowen

Google Developer Advocate for Serverless

Bret is a Developer Advocate for Serverless on the Google Cloud Platform team at Google, focusing on serverless products like Google Cloud Functions, App Engine, Firebase, machine learning APIs, and more. He’s currently an aspiring Node.js developer.

Prior to Google, Bret worked as a software engineer in the cloud industry at Rackspace. Before that, he led engineering teams at…

Alasdair Collinson Site

Alasdair Collinson

Senior Developer at Senacor Technologies AG

A professional software developer by day, a nerd… Well, all the time, really. I love programming, I also love talking and thinking about programming. I’m fascinated by the culture surrounding programming and I immerse myself in that culture.And I like sharing what I have learned. I’ve spoken at conferences several times before about a range of different topics


Christina Aldan

TEDx Speaker and Entrepreninja

Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. With over a decade of experience in the digital advertising realm, Christina is highly regarded for her approach to business, partnering with clients to find unique strategies that ensure their advertising goals are met


Clemens Vasters

Lead Architect in Microsoft’s Azure Messaging team

Clemens Vasters is Lead Architect in Microsoft’s Azure Messaging team that builds and operates a fleet of hyper-scale messaging services, including Event Grid, Service Bus, and Event Hubs.He looks back at nearly 30 years in professional software development and has seen the same fashion come and go a few times.


Danilo Poccia

Technical Evangelist @ AWS

Danilo is Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and works with startups and enterprises to develop / migrate their IT solutions on the cloud. In his role, he uses this experience to help customers bringing their ideas to life using the AWS platform, focusing on technical and business impact of mobile and data analytics

Evelyn van Kelle

Evelyn van Kelle

Content lead @ the Software Improvement Group (SIG)

Evelyn van Kelle is content lead at SIG, where she focuses on the interplay between technical issues and social factors. During her MSc study at Tilburg University, Evelyn was delighted to discover that the world of IT becomes exponentially stronger with sound communication. Her curiosity and predilection for data drive her to …


Yannis Kanellopoulos

Practice Leader @ Software Improvement Group

Yiannis’s moto is that technology can change the world for the better. As such and being a Practice Leader at Software Improvement Group, Yiannis helps international organisations managing their risks and costs related to either the procurement or the development and maintenance of their software systems.


Dimitris Kontokostas

Senior knowledge engineer @ GeoPhy

He enjoys building and manipulating big [knowledge] graphs, data quality pipelines and contributing to open source software. He usually writes code using Java/Scala but prefers Bash when possible.He is really close to holding a PhD on large scale knowledge extraction and quality assessment from Leipzig University and has published over 40 papers on various scientific venues


Miro Cupak

Senior software engineer @ DNAstack

Miro is a senior software engineer at DNAstack, where he develops a leading genomics cloud platform. He is a Java enthusiast with expertise in distributed systems and middleware, the creator of the largest search and discovery engine of human genetic data, and the …

Philipp Krenn

Phlipp Krenn

Developer Advocate @ Elastic

Philipp is part of the infrastructure team and a Developer Advocate at Elastic, spreading the love and knowledge of full-text search, analytics, and real-time data. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups about all things search & analytics, databases, cloud computing, and devops. Philipp lives in Vienna where he enjoys experimenting with software, organizing meetups, and sports.


Max Panas

Principal Software Engineer @ Camelot Global

Truly passionate about the Web and the business ecosystem surrounding the industry. Strive to be as close to the cutting edge as possible. Care about pushing the web forward in terms of performance, accessibility and functionality. Push to be learning something new every day in this constantly shifting industry. Passionate about sharing what I learn and working with/building well-oiled teams and processes.


Yorgos Saslis

Developer Advocate @ RestComm

Yorgos is an OSS enthusiast and software craftsman, with a background in concurrency and distributed systems, in telecoms. He cares about improving the problem-solving process – not just solving the problem. He helps teams practice clean code and improve their software delivery process. He believes deeply in the power of community, and helps run a number of meetups & unconferences on the (paradise) island of Crete.


Boyan Mihaylov

Web enthusiast, software architect, improviser

Boyan is a software architect and developer, thinking human-first when writing software. He likes experimenting and talking about technology and its application to solving everyday problems. Prefers working solutions over concrete frameworks and languages. Boyan believes technology needs more storytelling and he tries to convey such. In his free time he performs improvised comedy with his group in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Katerina Skroumpelou

Frontend developer @ Upstream

Katerina is a front-end developer at Upstream. In her free time she is all web, speaking at conferences and co-organizing the AngularAthens meetup. She likes to mix and match web technologies. Before diving into web development, she studied Architectural Engineering and Spatial Analysis at UCL. She is indigenous to the internet, and she loves web development…


Vladimir Ivanov

Lead software engineer @ EPAM Systems

Started as a Java EE engineer, but got interested in mobile technologies. He develops Android apps mostly last 7 years, but looks around and comprehends nearby technologies like React Native, iOS app development, web development, etc. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and getting to know developers around the world


Stavros Korokithakis

Software developer, security enthusiast & maker

Stavros is a software developer, security enthusiast and maker. He has been programming for twenty years, and he has a soft spot for privacy and cryptography. His hobbies include photography and complaining. He has strong opinions on things and is not afraid to share them, even when not solicited.


Tomomi Imura

Web and technology advocate @ Slack

Tomomi Imura (a.k.a girlie_mac) is an avid open web & open technology advocate, and a creative technologist, who is currently working forDeveloper Relations team at Slack in San Francisco, also an advisor for Code Chrysalis in Tokyo


Rizchel Dayao

Developer Advocate @ IBM

Rizchel Dayao is a Developer Advocate at IBM in Denver, Colorado. Previously, she was a Developer Lead for the IBM Cloud and her team won the Eminence and Excellence Award in 2017, as well as the Manager’s Choice Award. She has helped facilitate IBM Design Thinking sessions and was part of the team to win the Tech Innovation Challenge Hackathon as an intern in 2014 at American Express.