Marcus Fihlon – Speaker interview

Marcus Fihlon

Marcus Fihlon is an Agile Coach and Software Engineer at CSS Insurance in Lucerne. He also lectures at TEKO Swiss Technical Collage in Olten and is a speaker at conferences and user groups all over the world, like JavaOne, JavaLand, JavaCro, JBCNconf, geecon, KotlinConf and more. He has been developing software for more than three decades and has worked with Java since the late 90s. Marcus is the grounding member and organizer of the monthly Hackergarten in Lucerne and is involved in several open source projects. Since 2017, he is member of the board of the Java User Group Switzerland and responsible for organizing events and workshops in central Switzerland. Marcus is writing articles for technical magazines like JavaPro and Java aktuell and his first book will be published early this year.

Kotlin EE: Boost your Productivity

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?
Coding is my passion, I love teaching and I like to do long tours with my bicycle (e.g. Route 66).

Q: Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Bucharest 2018?
I found my way to develop applications in an effective and efficient way and like to share and discuss it with other developers and the community.

Q: Who should attend your session?
Everyone who thinks EE is bloated and heavyweight.

Q: What are the key things attendees will take away from your session?
Be pragmatic. Focus on your business code. Don’t spend too much into technology. Make your customers happy.

Q: Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest, what are your other plans for this year?
Voxxed Days Z├╝rich, Voxxed Days Vienna, Java Land, Riga Dev Days, JavaCro, DecompileD, JBCNConf, KotlinConf and maybe JavaOne.

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