Keynote: Next Level: Software Craftsmanship

by | Mar 9, 2020 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2020

Victor Rentea is a Java Champion, and one of the top Technical Trainers in Bucharest, having trained by now more than 1.5K developers in 30+ companies throughout Europe. He is Lead Architect at IBM, practicing Pair Programming and Refactoring every day. Victor regularly speaks at top international conferences: his live-coding sessions are insane, lightning-fast but well crafted, full of enthusiasm, deep insights and take-away tips. Victor started the Bucharest Software Craftsmanship Community in which he runs regularly free coding webinars (for now, spoken in Romanian). His personal commitment is to seed passion for writing clean, professional code. You can find Victor on Twitter, LinkedIN or Facebook, or at

Decades ago, IT started as a single engineering practice, but as time passed by it got increasingly fragmented. Conflicts broke out between testers vs developers vs sysadmins vs DBAs vs many other roles. Recently, developers themselves split into many subspecialties like backend/frontend/iOS/Android/microservices/functions/etc. The overspecialization we face today is a rich source of communication overhead, a low bus factor, lack of responsibility, blaming, repeated isolated patching and fulminating costs. More than a ‘full-stack’ developer, a software craftsperson distinguishes oneself by acting professionally and taking responsibility for as many aspects of one’s work. Jump on this never-ending journey of continuous improvement and decide what’s the next level for your own case.