Technology conference:
Unlock the mysteries of Artificial Intelligence!
Devoxx Ukraine 2023: AI – Friend or Foe?
September 22, 2023

Speakers and agenda to be announced soon, but the registration is already open.

Don’t miss out the chance to book your seat now!


About Devoxx

Devoxx is the biggest worldwide technology conference with access to hundreds of remarkable international speakers, huge content databases, and new speech formats. It is an annual international conference with more than 60 global speakers – well-known technology-professionals from the US, Canada, Western Europe, and other countries.

The extended Devoxx family welcomes annually more than 20 000 developers spread across Belgium, UK, France, Poland, Marocco and an additional 14 VoxxedDays cities around the globe.

Devoxx4Kids brings coding magic to 10 000 children through chapters all over the world.

Devoxx Ukraine 2023: AI – Friend or Foe?

The ongoing war in Ukraine still causes unbearable losses. Striving for lasting peace has a high price, and the devastating reality continues to affect our lives each day. Hence, our job hasn’t been done yet. Frontline soldiers, volunteers and resilient civilians are all fighting for freedom and life. Foreign powers continue to shape the course of the events, and we believe that together we can do more.

Devoxx 2023 will be held as a charitable conference again. We have no doubts that the power of AI technologies will make a huge difference in shaping the current worlds’ landscape.

About what we are going to talk:

– Transformative Potential of Artificial Intelligence in the IT Industry

– How to benefitf rom AI and Boost Innovations

– AI: The Catalyst for Evolution or Job Displacement?

Join us to gain thought-provoking and enlightening experience, as we will explore the immense potential of AI and its impact on our lives!

Our goal is to raise €50K that will be spent on the purchase of medical backpacks stuffed with a full range of necessary medical supplies. Providing our defenders with such sets can make a huge difference for them during active combat actions on a front line.

You are rocking!


 / €50000
* includes individual and partners' donations

We collaborate with the Leleka Foundation that equips medical professionals. Leleka Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in December 2014, when several Ukrainians living in the United States joined their efforts with some volunteer initiatives in Ukraine to procure and distribute medical and first-aid supplies to paramedics, emergency crews, and hospitals in the wake of the 2014 russian aggression in the Eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

We are happy to announce a special offer from our top speakers. Make the donation for €300* and more to get an individual or group mentoring session

* if you have already made the donation, you can add the remaining sum. All your donations will be summarized.

The number of sessions is limited. This option will be available until all sessions are distributed among the participants who made the appropriate donations.

What's on?

This year, Devoxx Ukraine will be held as a 1-day online event with different session types (regular talks, small-talks, deep-dive, keynote) in 3 steams, where experts, enthusiasts, developers, and innovators in the field of artificial intelligence will expand your knowledge and shape your understanding of AI’s influence not only on the IT industry in general but on the improvement of humanity.

Speakers 2022

Mykhailo Fedorov

Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Topic: Ukrainian digital advantages in the war: military tech and cyber security

Rustam Mehmandarov

Chief Engineer, Computas
Topic: Modern Java App Development in the Cloud: MicroProfile, Quarkus, and Cloud Run

Mary Grygleski

Streaming Developer Advocate, DataStax
Topic: Event Streaming and Processing using Apache Pulsar and Apache Pinot

Mark Heckler

Principal Cloud Advocate, Java/JVM Languages, Microsoft
Topic: Event Streams & Data Rapids 🌊: Harnessing the Full Power of Messaging Platforms

Mohamed Taman

Solutions Architect, Nortal
Topic: Effective Java SE 18 APIs/Lang features, makes your life easier

Andrey Kucherenko

Chief Software Engineer, EPAM
Topic: War Driven Development

Bruno Souza

Developer, SouJava
Topic: Beyond Senior Java Dev: The Next Steps for the Technical Career

Heinz Kabutz

Topic: Prepare for what "Loom"s ahead

Venkat Subramaniam

President, Agile Developer, Inc.
Topic: Slowdown to Gain Speed: Technical practices that take time but save time

Grace Jansen

Developer Advocate at IBM
Topic: Boost your developer productivity with Jakarta EE, MicroProfile and Open Liberty

Jarek Ratajski

Software Engineer, Digital Asset
Topic: Pure Kotlin

Hugh McKee

Developer Advocate, Lightbend
Topic: How Secure Serverless Microservice Platforms Completely Change Dev & Ops

Аlina Yurenko

GraalVM Developer Advocate, Oracle Labs
Topic: Revolutionizing Java-based Applications with GraalVM

Ruslan Synytsky

CTO, Virtuozzo
Topic: Securing Future of the Ukrainian IT Community with Help of Open Technologies

Natan Silnitsky

Backend Infra Team Lead,
Topic: Kafka based Global Data Mesh at Wix

Mads Opheim

Principal Engineer, Computas
Topic: Modern Java App Development in the Cloud: MicroProfile, Quarkus, and Cloud Run

Karin Wolok

Head of Developer Community, StarTree
Topic: Event Streaming and Processing using Apache Pulsar and Apache Pinot

Kathryn Kodama

Liberty Developer Experience, IBM
Topic: Boost your developer productivity with Jakarta EE, MicroProfile and Open Liberty

Daniel Oh

Senior Principal Developer Advocate, Red Hat
Topic: Integration Testing with Quarkus

Thomas Vitale

Software Architect, Systematic
Topic: Supply Chain Security for Cloud Native Java

Andreas Falk

Lead of Security, Novatec Consulting
Topic: Security Risk: Single-Page Applications

Victor Zhora

Deputy Chairman and CDTO, SSSCIP of Ukraine
Topic: First world cyberwar: public and private in Ukrainian cyber defense

Taras Slipets

Senior Data Engineer, FlixBus
Topic: Serverless Kafka Patterns

Ben Evans

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Topic: I Didn't Know JFR Could Do That!

Oleg Šelajev

Developer Relations, AtomicJar
Topic: Mastering Integration Tests with Testcontainers

Pavel Kravchenko

Co-Founder/CEO, Distributed Lab
Topic: How blockchain technology is entering the market

Anastasiia Voitova

Head of Customer Solutions, Cossack Labs
Panel Discussion: Secure Our Future

Edson Yanaga

Staff Developer Relations Engineer, Wallet Lead, Google
Topic: 5 Ways to Make Java Development and Kubernetes Spark Joy With Quarkus

Maria Avdeeva

Disinformation Expert, iSANS - International Strategic Action Network for Security
Topic: How russia uses disinformation as a weapon

Nataliia Tkachuk

Head of Information and Cyber Security Directorate, National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine
Topic: National Security in the wartime in Ukraine

Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate, Tanzu, a division of VMware
Topic: Kubernetes Native Java

Vitalii Balashov

Cyber Security Lead, EPAM
Topic: The role of IT volunteering in wartime

Sebastian Daschner

Java Champion
Topic: Principles Of Effective Developers

Oleksandr Berezianskyi

R&D Director, AJAX
Topic: Lessons learned from releasing "Повітряна Тривога" in 2 days and full governmental adoption in 2 weeks


Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Opening ceremony
Superintelligence: No one is smart enough
Avatar of Dr. Alan Thompson
Consultant at
Sailing Modern Java
Avatar of Piotr Przybyl
Software Gardener at
Welcome to the Jungle - A safari through the JVM landscape
Avatar of Gerrit Grunwald
Senior Developer Advocate at Azul
Using AI to build an AI Java app
Avatar of Brian Benz
Cloud Advocate at Microsoft
Java 11 to 21 Evolution!
Avatar of Mohamed Taman
Chief Solutions Architect at Nortal
Through the looking glass: Effective observability for cloud native applications
Avatar of Grace Jansen
Developer Advocate at IBM
Deploying applications to Kubernetes: Never send a human to do a machine's job
Avatar of Sergii Bishyr
Software Engineer at Hazelcast
The Art of Java Language Pattern Matching
Avatar of Simon Ritter
Deputy CTO at Azul
Test-Driven Design Insights - 10 Hints You Were Missing
Avatar of Victor Rentea
Java Champion, Trainer and Consultant at Victor Rentea Consulting SRL
Building full stack AI chatbots with Java - livecoding
Avatar of Lucian Gruia
Principal Java Developer at Ciklum
A Glance At The Java Performance Toolbox
Avatar of Ana-Maria Mihalceanu
Senior Developer Advocate
Heroes of System Design & Magic
Avatar of Andrew Petryk
Engineering Director at Avenga
ClickHouse: what is behind the fastest columnar database
Avatar of Olena Kutsenko
Senior Developer Advocate at Aiven
Micro Minds: Event-Driven Services Modeled as Neural Synaptic Networks
Avatar of Hugh Mckee
Developer Advocate at Lightbend
Orchestrate your AI with Semantic Kernel
Avatar of Soham Dasgupta
Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
How to build a GPT4All
Avatar of Andriy Mulyar
Cofounder and CTO at Nomic AI
Enter The Brave New World of GenAI with Vector Search
Avatar of Mary Grygleski
Senior Developer Advocate at DataStax
Learning from Nature or what biological systems can teach software engineers
Avatar of Boris Trofimov
Software Architect at Sigma Software
Remake of Spring The Builder Powered by AI
Avatar of Evgeny Borisov
Developer Relations Lead at EPAM
5 tips to make your Java apps more awesome. Non-functional Requirements Exemplified
Avatar of Rustam Mehmandarov
Chief Engineer, Computas
Copilot is my Copilot: Pair programming with an AI
Avatar of Mark Heckler
Principal Cloud Advocate, Java/JVM Languages, Microsoft
Remake of Spring The Builder Powered by AI
Avatar of Evgeny Borisov
Developer Relations Lead at EPAM
Dude, what happened to my developer-first cloud? Production-easy Spring Cloud: concepts & implementations
Avatar of Mark Heckler
Principal Cloud Advocate, Java/JVM Languages, Microsoft
Developer Productivity – DIY (with LLM) or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the AI
Avatar of Baruch Sadogursky
Principle Developer Advocate at Gradle Inc.
Explainable AI Analysis & Visualization: Applications from Brain Computer Interfaces to ChatGPT
Avatar of Sean Phillips
AI/ML Researcher, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
AI is Eating the Developer Career! Wait, what? Maybe it's the other way around?
Avatar of Bruno Souza
Developer, Founder of Code4.Life
Bootiful Spring Boot 3
Avatar of Josh Long
Spring Developer Advocate at Tanzu, a division of VMware
Closing ceremony

Devoxx Ukraine Tracks
Java & JVM

Java language, JVM, performance tuning, modularity, concurrency, frameworks, Reactive Programming, etc.


Reference Architectures, real-world problems, Architecture best practices, Architecture Patterns & Tactics, Scalability / Security / Resiliency / etc.

Engineering culture

Software engineering practices, tools, methodologies and engineering culture in general.

Cutting Edge

IoT, 5G, Robotics, Embedded devices, Green Tech, Climate & Ecology and any new emerging technologies.


AWS / GCP / Azure Clouds, Serverless, Reference Cloud Architectures, new Cloud Services and Offerings.

Containers and DevOps

Kubernetes, Docker, DevOps practices and tools, CI/CD, etc.

Web & Mobile

Modern Web and Mobile technologies, frameworks and tools.

Big Data & ML

Search Engines, Data Lakes, Spark, Hadoop, Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, AI, ML Algorithms, ML cloud services, ML frameworks.


Provide a first class tech conference where passionate developers can network, hack, get inspired and learn throughout.


Devoxx is a conference by developers, for developers. It is offered at an affordable price so that every developer can enjoy the experience.


Devoxx Ukraine is a community effort. The team is made up of senior developers, user group leaders and passionate experts.

Join us, as we explore the possibilities and implications of AI, while helping the Ukrainian defenders fight for the future good.

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