Hanno Embregts – Speaker interview

by | Mar 13, 2019 | Speaker Interview, Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019

Hanno Embregts is a Java Developer, Speaker and Teacher at Info Support (the Netherlands). He has over 11 years experience with both front- and back-end development, with a special interest in automating the software development process to the fullest. He likes his work best when it is fast-paced and versatile, which is why he juggles Java development, public speaking and teaching courses at Info Support’s Knowledge Centre. When Hanno doesn’t have access to any kind of computer – which can only be called the most desperate of times – he plays in a band as a lead singer and guitar player. He is also a passionate fan of alternative rock band Switchfoot and Dutch football club Feyenoord. Last but not least: he has been told off repeatedly for using Star Wars quotes at work (things didn’t improve much by replying “I find your lack of faith disturbing”).

Talk: Entering the Fourth Dimension of OCR with Tesseract

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

Hanno Embregts is a Java Developer, Speaker and Teacher at Info Support (the Netherlands). He has over 11 years experience with both front- and back-end development, with a special interest in automating the software development process to the fullest. He likes his work best when it is fast-paced and versatile, which is why he juggles Java development, public speaking and teaching courses at Info Support’s Knowledge Centre. When Hanno doesn’t have access to any kind of computer – which can only be called the most desperate of times – he plays in a band as a lead singer and guitar player. He is also a passionate fan of alternative rock band Switchfoot and Dutch football club Feyenoord. Last but not least: he has been told off repeatedly for using Star Wars quotes at work (things didn’t improve much by replying “I find your lack of faith disturbing”).

 

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

I researched OCR and its integration with Java for a project and thought it would be useful and fun to share with other developers.

 

Q. Who should attend your session? 

Developers who (1) are facing an OCR library choice; and/or (2) like live coding during conference sessions; and/or (3) like Star Wars references.

 

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

OCR is integrated quickly into your Java application if you want, but it can be tweaked endlessly. Also it will help you selecting an OCR library if you ever need one. 

 

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

Last month I did an online webinar for Luxoft on ‘soft skills’. In June I will speak at Voxxed Days Athens on the future of version control. If you want to find out more, check out my speaker profile! https://hannotify.github.io/