DevHero: Martin Toshev | SuperPower: Stealth Mode Shuriken

10-Aug / 0 COMMENTS

Martin Toshev | SuperPower: Stealth Mode Shuriken

1. What did you want to be when you grow up? And how did you start programming?

When I was young I was quite keen on mathematics and over time I realized I want to become a good IT professional. I started learning more profoundly C/C++ back at school outside of my regular activities and that is how I realized that programming and tough problems could be a real challenge to deal with and that pushed me towards my computer science studies at the university (still nor realizing much the practical application of the things I was keen at doing :- )) ). After my first year at university I started working as a programmer in parallel to my studies.

2. Why do you consider IT conferences important? What meaning does Voxxed have for you personally?

In my opinion conferences are important due to several reasons. First of all the knowledge sharing is amazing – you keep up with the latest stuff around the technology stack or topics you are interested at and learn a lot from sessions and workshops. Second of all you get to know other professionals in your field and establish connections in the longer run. This is especially important, for example, in case you are trying to make our Java users group more active. In the last two years me and several of my collegues started organizing an annual Java conference among the number of session we had in our JUG and with the help of sponsors we are eager to invite renowned conference speakers from all around the world on our local meetups. In that regard to me VoxxedDays is a great way to meet new people, learn more and share experiences with the local Java community.

3. What is the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?

Maybe not the craziest things but still to name a few – coding for 26 hours and making a client happy or finding a cousin of mine I haven’t seen for 20 years in Facebook …