On 29th November the auditorium of the main building of Voronezh State University housed technical conference JavaDay Voronezh 2014, held by American IT company DataArt and VSU. The event attracted about 300 participants: experienced Java-programmers and young specialists, top managers of IT companies and IT departments, technical students, professors and other people interested in Java technologies.
The conference started with a welcome speech by the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of VSU Aleksandr Shishkin. He wished everyone success in harnessing new technologies.
JavaDay Voronezh 2014 is one of the most important IT events in Voronezh. The conference has been attracting the most promising Java specialists and technical experts for four successive years. Traditionally, the conference was not only visited by IT specialists from Voronezh but other cities such as: Lipetsk, Belgorod, Tambov, Rostov and more.
The guests had a chance to hear many expert presentations on some of the most current themes for Java developers. The first talks were given by DataArt representatives. Andrey Belyayev discussed in his speech new Java 8 peculiarities which are wrongly ignored. Margarita Bogdanova shared her Spring Security and Oauth2 experience. Yevgeniya Gataullina – a skilled tester with great Java experience – talked about Selenium. Andreyi Saksonov's speech was on Apache Cassandra data modelling. Konstantin Sulimin and Yulia Kulagina presented DeviceHive – a unique open platform, using networking and cloud technologies, which was created by DataArt developers.
Much prominence was given to Scala programming language. Anton Nekhaev (DataArt, Voronezh) and Arsenyi Zhizhelev (Mail.Ru, Voronezh) talked about Scala reactive programming illustrating it with their own project. Roman Grebennikov (Sociohub.ru, Voronezh) revealed Akka advantages and disadvantages. Final report was by Pavel Popov (DataArt, Voronezh) who gave a talk on language oriented programming.
Breaks between speeches were filled with puzzle solving and Mindflex telepathy competition. Anyone could take a photo of themselves in a special Java photo booth. The guests were impressed by spectacular scientific experiments performed by the Creative Science Team and enjoyed invigorating coffee from Perfetto Caffe.
The most active participants got presents and souvenirs. DataArt presented those who asked questions with unique JavaArt T-shirts. And the luckiest one got a special Javist set and an exclusive coffee machine.