Alex Moldovan – Speaker interview

Nov 9, 2018 | Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2018

Alex Moldovan is one of the founders of JSHeroes and an active voice in the JavaScript community. His mission is to help and inspire others to build an accessible, secure and faster web.

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

I’m a software engineer, super passionate about JS and web development. I recently joined TeleportHQ, where I get to work on the cutting edge of web and frontend development, as we embark on a mission to change the way in which websites are being built. I like running and biking and super interested in history and society studies. When the kid mode kicks in, I’m a crazy Lego collector.

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

I had this talk in the back of my mind for the past year or so. Really happy to finally be able to put it all together. I think the audience in Romania needs to hear more about the real problems users are facing with software and we definitely need to talk more about work ethics and about putting the users’ needs first.

Q. Who should attend your session? 

Virtually everyone who ever doubted how should they measure software quality and what are the relevant aspects behind software that users actually care about. I’m focusing more on web development of course because it’s my area of expertise, but most of the ideas might sound familiar to all the people working in the field.

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

That we, as a dev community, have a problem of focus and priorities and that we should make sure we understand who are our users, where are they coming from and how are they interacting with our software, so that we can better implement features that help them and allow them unrestricted access to our services.


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

Pfu, crazy year I would say! Changed my workplace for the first time in 8 years and spoke at more than 10 conferences. But the greatest achievement was making JSHeroes possible again, the same as in 2017, the biggest JavaScript conference in Romania. I’m really proud of all the work the amazing team behind our community has put into this.

 

Q. What are your plans for the next year?

JSHeroes 2019 of course, bigger and better 🙂 I’m already super excited about the big names that are coming to Cluj next year. Also, really keen on making an impact inside TeleportHQ and of course I’d love to continue my involvement in the local and international community!