Codecamp_Timisoara 2023

25 March 2023

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

Software Architect and Lean/Agile Consultant, Gertrud & Cope

Alexandra Ciortea - Codecamp

Principal Technical PM Manager - Azure Core, Microsoft

Software Architect, The Access Group

PhD, Software Architect, The Access Group

CTO at

Raffa Rialdi - Codecamp

Senior Software Architect

The speakers


These high-end workshops allow you to dive deeper into specific topics related to software development. The masterclasses are taught by experts in the field and offer a more personalized and interactive learning experience. You get to work closely with the instructor and other colleagues in a small-group setting and ask questions and get feedback in real time. Overall, they are a unique and valuable opportunity for anyone looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in software development and IT.
9:45 – 10:00

Hello, Timisoara!

10:00 – 10:45

Scaling Agile: The Small-Is-Beautiful of Hubs

Scaling agile is all the rage these days, and especially popular with laggard adopters who want to broaden their management span of control. Most scaling frameworks are just classical military hierarchies suitable to command-and-control: in a suitably arranged organization of 625 people, the average number of communication hops between any two people is a very un-agile seven. Yet small-world theory says that any two of the 8 billion people on Earth are connected through about six hops, but a Scrum@Scale®-like hierarchy is even worse for just 625 people. How does it work? The answer lies in self-organizing hubs, which hold the key to large group engagement—including enterprise Scrum. You know some hubs already — learn more at this talk.

11:00 – 11:45

Modern Data Strategy in Azure ​with Data Mesh​

Are you looking to know more about Data Mesh architectures? Join us to discover the advantages of data domain driven design instead of a monolithic data lake architecture and decoupling data from domain model. Familiarize yourself with the concepts and centralized solution architectures in Azure.

12:00 – 12:45

Building a Domain Driven Design type system

Domain Driven Design has manifested a major influence on how software was built in the last decade, still when it comes to applying it in practice things are not always easy, and many teams have encountered issues while trying to apply DDD in practice.

In this session we will present a way of building a type system for a .NET Core application, that follows DDD principles and patterns, and uses elements of functional programming in order to ensure good separation of responsibilities, make code composable, and reduce risks of failures by making it hard to represent invalid state.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45

The age of generative transformers – Are we making ourselves obsolete?

15:00 – 15:45

What’s new in C#11 and .NET 7

The .NET team is running fast and with .NET 7 we have a long list of new interesting features starting from C#11 but also in the .NET runtime itself.
In this session we will take a look at the performance improvements with the new native AOT compilation as well as the productivity features like, for example, the new System.Text.Json serializer features and “Generic Math”. The new fluent math support was only possible thanks to the new C#11 features, and we will look at them together with other simple but very productive innovations.

16:00 – 16:45

Qualities of a Highly Effective Architect

Many developers aspire to become architects. Some of us serve currently as architects while the rest of us may hope to become one some day. We all have worked with architects, some good, and some that could be better. What are the traits of a good architect? What are the skills and qualities we should pick to become a very good one? Come to this presentation to learn about things that can make that journey to be a successful architect a pleasant one.

16:45 – 17:00

Till next time!

All times listed in EET

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Main Partner

The Access Group

The Access Group is one of the leading providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, and Asia Pacific. We help over 75,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient.

Expo Partners

Nagarro - Codecamp


We excel at digital product engineering. We solve complex business challenges through agility and innovation. We call it thinking breakthroughs.

Grid Dynamics

Grid Dynamics is a leading provider of technology consulting, agile co-creation and scalable engineering and data science services for Fortune 500 corporations undergoing digital transformation. They work in close collaboration with their clients on digital transformation initiatives that span strategy consulting, early prototypes and enterprise-scale delivery of new digital platforms. They help organizations become more agile and create innovative digital products and experiences using deep expertise in emerging technology, top global engineering talent, lean software development practices, and a high-performance product culture.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley with 4,000 technologists located in engineering delivery centers throughout the US, Western, Central, Eastern Europe, India and Mexico, Grid Dynamics is known for architecting and delivering some of the largest digital transformation programs in the retail, technology and financial sectors to help its clients win market share, shorten time to market and reduce costs of digital operations on a massive scale.

Join their global team, check out their website


Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


SoftServe is a global team of 13,000+ thinkers and doers, who design and deliver cutting-edge digital solutions for top clients across numerous industries. We are about people who create bold things, make a difference, have fun, and love their work.

In Romania, we are dedicated to growing our local community of professionals to 800 people by end of 2025.

Local Partners


Established in 1920, shortly after the union of Romanian territories, in a European context marked by the redefinition of states and by the aftermath of World War I, the Polytechnic School in Timisoara – as was originally called – was the answer to one of the requirements of the Romanian society of the time, namely the formation of engineers. Politehnica University Timisoara, a university of advanced research and education, is today one of the traditional Romanian schools and is recognized nationally and internationally both through the work of generations of teachers and the outstanding work of prestigious academics. According to tradition, the mission of Politehnica University Timisoara resides in meeting the competence requirements of the societal environment by providing superior training at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Bearing fundamental values, the university mission reflects at the same time concern for the future of society, by tracing its development at local, regional, national, and international levels. The structure of Politehnica University Timisoara includes faculties, departments, chairs, institutes and research centers, laboratories, libraries, hostels, canteens, sports facilities, technical and administrative services, a publishing house and a printing center, and a student medical center. The 10 faculties of the university provide education programs to approximately 13,500 students. Within the 25 departments of the university work nearly 700 teachers and the auxiliary and administrative personnel amount to 500 staff. Politehnica University Timisoara is recognized as an outstanding actor on the research stage both nationally and internationally. The existence and operation of an important number of research centers (25), in which research teams successfully put into practice the research strategy of the institution, offer the university its international prestige and at the same time, provide funding sources for its development. The materialization of the research results in scientific papers, patents or products constitutes a guarantee of the institutional competence, thoroughness and professionalism. The didactic activity of Politehnica University Timisoara is organized in line with the Bologna paradigm; the study programs correspond to three cycles, BACHELOR, MASTER and DOCTORAL STUDIES. Interested in responding to the labor market demands and to the need for long-life training and development required by the complex challenges of the modern society, Politehnica University Timisoara organizes POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS, whose main objective is to update / develop / improve numerous academic qualifications. The portfolio of specializations offered by the Politehnica University Timisoara meets the needs of contemporary society, reflecting the close relationship the university holds with the socio-economic environment. The specializations are continually adapted to the latest trends in the field, and thus meet the theoretical and practical training requirements needed by graduates on the labor market. Politehnica University Timisoara has an infrastructure which ensures best conditions for teaching and research. The excellent spaces and equipment which the university offers are a consequence of the last decade’s modernization and investing concerns. Fully consistent with its mission with the desire to assert itself internationally, Politehnica University Timisoara is currently developing fruitful collaboration with many universities in Europe, USA, Canada, South America and Asia, resulting in over 190 cooperation agreements concluded directly or under European Union programs. The university`s campus includes 16 student hostels offering approximately 6500 beds, a student cafeteria, a student medical center and two modern sports centers.

United Business Center

The United Business Center buildings in Timișoara are a part of Iulius Town Timișoara, including 80,000 sqm of office spaces distributed in four office buildings designed in accordance with LEED standards. Owing to its central location, the benefits provided to employees within the project, as well as the state-of-the-art amenities, the office buildings are the most modern and efficient workplaces in Timișoara.

Iulius Town

Iulius Town is the success story of a shopping mall transformed into an ambitious mixed-use project, breathing life into a previously industrial urban area and reconnecting it to the city. Iulius Town is the city in the heart of Timișoara, an effervescent and multicultural-friendly space, infusing energy via its rich and varied offer of events for all categories of the public, ranging from educational and recreational activities for children, cultural events and sports competitions, all the way to themed fairs, festivals and art exhibitions.

Community Partners


This is a group for anyone working with or interested in any of the technologies from the JavaScript eco-system: Web UIs, Node.js, data bases, mobile, IoT, testing, automation and many more.

Atwood’s Law ( any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.

Aries TM

We promote, protect and develop the IT&C industry

We are the largest association from South-Eastern Europe and the most important and reliable source of information for the IT&C business community.

Timisoara Java User Group

The ‘Timisoara JUG’ is a group of Java developers from Timisoara, which promotes the information sharing between Java users, as well as discussions and meetings on the latest Java technologies, frameworks and development trends.

Timisoara Startups

Timisoara-born startups.
Countless dreams.
One community.

We’re collecting and introducing all our local startups—and their leaders—to the world.

Docker Timisoara

Learn, Collaborate & Dockerize! Meet other developers and ops engineers in your community that are using and learning about Docker. Docker is an open platform that helps you build, ship and run applications anytime and anywhere. Developers use Docker to modify code and to streamline application development, while operations gain support to quickly and flexibly respond to their changing needs. Docker ensures agility, portability and control for all your distributed apps.

Docker is also the main sponsor of the Moby Project, an open framework to assemble specialized container systems without reinventing the wheel. More information available at

Learn more about the Docker Community at

OWASP Timisoara Chapter

OWASP Timisoara Chapter, free to join, open to all. We meet to discuss & demonstrate web and browser-based vulnerabilities, tools & solutions.
More information about the OWASP Timisoara Chapter can be found at .

DSC Adria

DSC Adria 23 is the Tech-first grassroots Conference that gathers the brightest & sharpest minds in the industry. It is the place where you can find both professional, academy representatives and decision-makers. Our program content is tailored in such a way to fit the needs of you and your organisation. Some of the topics we are going to cover are:

NLP & Text Analytics, Augmented Analytics, AI & Data Product Development, AI & Data Strategy, Graph Neural Networks, Ethical AI & Open Data, Transformers & Stable Diffusion, Data Science in Production, Innovation with Data, MLOps, Big Data & Data Engineering, ML in FinTech and Transforming Healthcare with AI.

IT School

IT career accelerator!
Develop your potential and step into the IT universe!


IT jobs for beginners

Hack TM

Let’s mingle at HackTM!

HackTM is the largest (and probably coolest) hackathon in South-Eastern Europe.

In 2023, we’re pinning Timisoara on the map and making it shine!

Let’s Hack the Capital!

HackTM is a 48h marathon of elite programming, with the purpose to generate astounding ideas, have fun and experiment with technology, frameworks and tools, like there’s no tomorrow.

Banat IT

Banat IT (BIT) is a non profit from Timisoara that aims to keep the IT community connected and informed. We organize and promote events primarily targeted towards the tech and creative sector.

BEST Timisoara

Board of European students of technology from Timisoara

We put an effort into improving student life. We don’t expect profit out of our actions. We take pride in our work and enjoy every single bit of what we do.

Liga AC Timisoara

Students’ League of the Faculty of Automation and Computers Timisoara

Media Partners is the first Romanian IT job board built with Software Engineers in mind.

Our goal is to bring more transparency, openness and diversity to the Romanian IT market.

We want to make the job search process for Software Engineers more enjoyable by gathering all job postings in Romania and presenting them in an informative way.

Our portal is not only for Developers but for everyone working in the IT industry: Engineers, SAP and System Admins, Product Managers, QAs and UX/UI Designers!

Romania Pozitiva

Good things about Romania.

Welcome to the positive information and education platform, Româ!


TechEvents is a free mobile app that brings together all the important tech events in the industry, with the aim of supporting the harmonious development of the IT community in Romania.