Victor Rentea – Speaker interview

by | Mar 12, 2019 | Speaker Interview, Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019

Victor Rentea is one of the top Technical Trainers in Romania. He trained and coached more than 1000 developers of 30+ companies over the 6 years of his training activity. At IBM, even though they call him a Lead Architect, he writes code each day: he’s maniac about Clean Code, so expect seeing some hard-core refactoring. Victor is a key community member: organized the largest 3 Bucharest Java User Group meetups in history. In 2018 he founded the Bucharest Software Craftsmanship Community in which he runs open sessions about clean code, refactoring, pair programming and TDD. He posts daily on LinkedIN and Twitter thoughts about culture, technical excellence and Software Craftsmanship. Victor is now regularly invited to speak at major international conferences (30+ talks until now, #2 best at Devoxx Belgium 2018). His live-coding sessions are insane, lightning-fast but well crafted, full of enthusiasm, deep insights and take-away tips. Things that he learned the hard way during his 14 years of experience. You can find out more about him on victorrentea.ro

Full-day Workshop: Design Patterns with Spring and Java8

Keynote: Evolving a Clean, Pragmatic Architecture – A Software Crafter’s Guide

Talk: Unit Testing like a Pro – The Circle of Purity

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

Clean Code, Training, travel


Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019?

Unit testing is a mark of professionalism. There is no other task more difficult, nor does any other activity prove as much maturity and courage as unit testing. However, there’s no task more challenging (whatever experience level) than writing good unit tests. I want to take a shot on the core principles underlying test design and testable design.


Q. Who should attend your session? 

Whoever wants to take a step towards professionalism. Software Craftpersons of any experience levels.


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

A deeper understanding of the driving goalof unit testing. Many fundamental principles and techniques immediately applicable to day to day job. 


Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest, what are your other plans for this year?

JBCNConf, jPoint, DevoxxPL + community meetups every evening when trainings take me far from home