Vlad Mihalcea – Speaker interview

Nov 5, 2018 | Speaker Interview, Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2018

Vlad Mihalcea is a Java Champion, CEO of Hypersistence, working as a Developer Advocate for the Hibernate project. He is passionate about enterprise systems, data access frameworks, and distributed systems. He wrote hundreds of articles about Hibernate on his blog, and he has a gold badge for the Hibernate, Java, and JPA tags on StackOverflow. He’s also the author of High-Performance Java Persistence.

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

Hi. My name is Vlad Mihalcea, and I work as a Developer Advocate for the Hibernate project. I’m passionate about creating awesome content, be it articles, books or courses. In a way, I always wanted to be a teacher, so nowadays I mix software development with teaching high-performance data access.

Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2018?

I chose this topic to show how many interesting features we have been adding to Hibernate, which you can use to speed up your application.


Q. Who should attend your session? 

Because Hibernate has a huge market share, this topic should be attended by anyone who writes data access code using Java, JPA and Hibernate.

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

After attending my talk, the attendees will get a better understanding of what performance issues can occur and how to address them.

Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2018, what is the year review look like for you?

This year was quite active from a conference perspective. So, this is how 2018 was for me:

– I spoke at JAX in April, 

– I did a workshop at CraftConf in Budapest in May

– I gave a talk at J on the Beach in Malaga also in May

– I gave a talk at jPrime in Sofia at the end of May

– I gave a talk and a workshop at JDK.io in Copenhagen

– Another talk at JavaZone in Oslo

Q. What are your plans for the next year?

For the next year, I plan on finishing my video course and start a new SQL for Java developers training.