Ana-Maria Mihălceanu – Speaker interview


Ana-Maria Mihălceanu is a custom application development enthusiast, Trailhead Ranger and a constant adopter of challenging development scenarios; some of her experiments are available on Dzone. In 2016, her technical passion for cloud application development has been badged with IBM Certified Application Developer – Cloud Platform v1; and she would like to share with the audience her experience and experiments.


Talk: Twelve-factor cloud app in action


Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

I am a custom application development enthusiast and constant adopter of challenging development scenarios. I like technical puzzles (application development and integration) that make use of Java, NodeJs, or even Salesforce Apex. Apart from the professional aspects, I take a special interest into spending time with the dear ones, practicing yoga and travelling.


Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017? 

My topic concerns a subject about which I am passionate: cloud application development. In my opinion, code patterns are the blueprints for our favorite programming language, while a methodology orchestrates those blueprints into a well-balanced application. The 12 factor methodology is not just invented, but it represents an early blueprint for cloud application development. The 12 factor manifesto is a good theoretical base and during my session theory will be put into action in order to showcase that “it works if those rules are followed”.


Q. Who should attend your session? 

Anyone that would like to take a glimpse on what makes an application as agnostic as possible of the configuration target deployment. Or any technical person that at least once told herself/himself any of the following: “the Java framework/technology that I am currently working with it will not work with the cloud”, “that PaaS does now have this awesome server/service provisioned”, “my current project would never be in a cloud environment, so why should I care about how it’s done?”.


Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session? 

Obviously the 12 factors and how they can become a part of the developer’s discipline when comes to cloud application development.


Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017, what is the year review look like for you?

When I think of 2017 there are a few sequences that come to my mind: Adam Bien’s VoxxedDays Bucharest keynote, the privilege to have worked together with Victor Rentea, being accepted at Devoxx Belgium. For myself, VoxxedDays and Devoxx conferences represent opportunities to have training on any technology that I can use or I will adopt in order to improve my implementations.


Q. What are your plans for the next year?

I try to keep my agenda open for 2018, but the first thing that comes to my mind regarding next year is attending VoxxedDays Bucharest.



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