Ana-Maria Mihălceanu – Speaker interview

Nov 9, 2018 | Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2018

Ana Mihălceanu is a custom application development enthusiast Trailhead Ranger and a constant adopter of challenging technical scenarios. Some of her older experiments are available on Dzone. In 2016, as tech passionate for cloud application development she achieved IBM Certified Application Developer – Cloud Platform v1. Since then, she has enriched her cloud expertise by learning and certifying as a Salesforce Developer to attain a better understanding on how to integrate different types of cloud offerings. As a result, she would like to share with the audience one of her recent experiments. Other passions? The knowledge hunt through reading and growing fashion skills through shopping.

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

I am a custom application development enthusiast and an adopter of challenging development scenarios. I enjoy technical puzzles (application development and integration) that make use of Java, NodeJs, or even Salesforce Apex and I am genuinely curious on what, when and how technologies can be glued together. Apart from the professional aspects, I take a special interest into spending time with the dear ones, practicing yoga and travelling.

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

I have selected this topic because I wanted to share the developer’s point of view on how Kubernetes supports your application lifecycle and that you can ease your work with Kubernetes using several Helm tricks. The key of efficiency with Kubernetes is reached when easy swap of configurations is complementary with the portability of your deployments. Also, many attendees of the talk “A cloud Application Journey with Helm and Kubernetes” shared that would like to know more about Helm, see more Kubernetes “action” with Helm and as a result I have reshaped the talk held before with more content and “coding action” with Helm and Kubernetes.

Q. Who should attend your session? 

The session is for all attendees that are curious on how to “tame” Kubernetes complexity with Helm, while not forgetting the main goal for this: a healthy life for our application(s) developed in our favorite languages.

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

How architectures based on containers represent a standard manner to divide applications into distributed objects, make them “talk” to each other or other systems, while providing flexibility around workload management. With the use of clustering, scheduling and orchestration, developers can ensure that applications that exist inside of containers can scale and are resilient.


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

2018 was the year of many technical challenges and travelling, of fun and learning at VoxxedDays and Devoxx conference. From technical point of view, 2018 means for me the year of Istio and Java 11, two important launches that will shape implementations that will follow for many of us.

 

Q. What are your plans for the next year?

My 2019 agenda is a little bit  opened: for sure I will be attendance at Voxxed Days Bucharest and I hope to be speaker for our local meetups.