Alex Moldovan – Speaker interview

by | Oct 13, 2019 | Speaker Interview, Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2019

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 guess fall into the broader category of software developer and love coding, but I’m super interested in the use and the impact of technology in society, open source and communities. In the past few years I dedicated a lot of attention to areas of the web platform which directly impact the user, such as performance and accessibility.

 

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

Accessibility is at times the black sheep of a project, everyone fears for the day in which they get assigned an accessibility bug. Or even worse, developers don’t even know what accessibility is and why it’s important to develop inclusive and accessible UIs. Hence, part of my mission is to inspire individuals and teams to include accessibility in their day-by-day processes.

 

Q. Who should attend your session?

Everyone really, accessibility needs to be embraced at an organizational level, so devs, designers, project managers all need to be in the same boat about this. My talk is not getting into too many technical details, so it’s super beginner friendly.

 

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

General information about accessibility and why it’s important and a bunch of tools and practices that they can use the next day at work.

 

Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Cluj, what does the year review look like for you?

Looking back, it was really nice, I found a perfect balance between work and life and I was fortunate enough to be part of some great tech conferences where I made a ton of new friends and connections.

 

Q. What are your plans for the next year?

Don’t have anything major planned. As always in the first part of the year, I’m really looking forward to JSHeroes 2020 🙂