Public Speaking

Secure, scalable, cost-effective and highly available web applications in Amazon cloud.

Description:

Amazon Web Services is the undisputed leader in providing cloud services. However, the number of services offered can be overwhelming. Business and technical stakeholders need to know what services they should leverage and how should the services be linked together to run secure, scalable, cost-effective and highly available web applications on AWS. The presentation is a walk through all the most important services including VPC (network design for n-tier applications), Auto Scaling, EC2, ELB, Cloud Formation, S3 and RDS. It will also show best DevOps practices including deployment and continues integration.

Variations:

Depending on the audience I can make the presentation more or less technical. It can be presented in a context of a specific technology such as .NET, PHP or even a framework such as Symfony, Laravel, Drupal etc. This makes it a perfect fit for technology oriented conferences, meet-ups, etc.

Audience:

Primarily technically oriented individuals who has built web applications before but want to understand now how to leverage cloud services to make their application auto-scalable and highly-available. Business stakeholders will also benefit from the presentation as they will get better understanding what benefits various Amazon Web Services can provide.

Behaviour Driven Development – Bridging the gap between business and technology.

Description:

Behaviour Driven Development is much more than just an automated testing methodology. It is primarily a communication framework that can be used to facilitates communication between both business stakeholders and technical members of a software development team. If implemented correctly, it can bring a tremendous return on investment and help avoid disasters.

Variations:

This is a business oriented presentation however I can include some technical details that would appeal to more technically oriented audience. What is more, I can put the presentation in a context of a specific technology such as .NET, PHP or even a framework such as Symfony, Laravel, Drupal etc. This makes it a perfect fit for technology oriented conferences, meet-ups, etc.

Audience:

Primarily business stakeholders such as CxOs, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Product Owners who want to understand the concept of BDD and its benefits. Technical audience could also benefit from the presentation in its more technical variation.

What every non-technical stakeholder should know today – technology explained in a human way.

Description:

The aim of the presentation is to explain technical concepts to non-technical individuals so that they can communicate better with technical teams. If you have ever been a part of conversation where technical terms such as API, SaaS, Cloud, Software Framework popped up but you didn’t fully understand what they really meant, this session is for you. Technical concepts will be explained by using analogies to real life situations so that they can be understood by non-technical audience.

Variations:

Concepts that are of any particular interest to the audience can be added to the presentation.

Audience:

Non-technical business stakeholders such as CxOs, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Product Owners who want to have a better understanding of technical concepts.

Lean start-up with cloud and agile

Description:

Lean project management is about avoiding waste. It is all about making small iterations and learning from as you develop your product. This presentation demonstrates how cloud computing and agile methodologies such as Kanban or Scrum can help with running lean projects or starting lean companies.

Variations:

The presentation can also include a specific framework that can help running lean projects. This makes it a perfect fit for conferences and meet-ups focused on a specific technology or a framework.

Audience:

Primarily technical and non technical start-up founders. Also, business stakeholders running or overseeing green field, experimental projects.

Milan, Italy, March 2015

Tallinn, Estonia, August 2015

Targu Mures, Romania, December 2014