SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE
Meet Infobip Shift Speakers
Get ready to learn and be amazed by recognizable names from the developer industry.
Kent C. Dodds
Kent C. Dodds
JavaScript Engineer and Trainer
Hi, I'm Kent C. Dodds. I'm a world renowned speaker, teacher, and trainer and I'm actively involved in the open source community as a maintainer and contributor of hundreds of popular npm packages. I am the creator of EpicReact.Dev and TestingJavaScript.com. I'm an instructor on egghead.io and Frontend Masters. I'm also a Google Developer Expert. I am happily married and the father of four kids. I like my family, code, JavaScript, and React.
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Misko Hevery
Misko Hevery
CTO
Misko Hevery is the CTO at Builder.io, where he is helping to empower anyone to create blazing fast sites. Previously he has worked at Google, where he created Angular, AngualarJS and was co-creator of Karma. Before focusing on making the web better, he brought testing culture to Google and the world through his blog. Miško started his career by designing digital circuits and moved to databases, full-stack development, and finally, front-end frameworks, giving him a unique perspective. He understands all of the layers from the web down to a transistor.
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Nader Dabit
Nader Dabit
Developer Relations Engineer
Nader Dabit is a web and mobile developer, author, open source enthusiast, and Senior Developer Advocate at Edge i Node.
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Vitaly Friedman
Vitaly Friedman
Creative Lead
Vitaly loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. Born in Minsk, Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany. While writing algebra proofs and preparing for software engineering at nights in the kitchen, at the same time he discovered passion for typography, interface design and writing. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine back in 2006, a leading online magazine for designers and developers. His curiosity drove him from interface design to front-end to performance optimization to accessibility and back to user experience over all the years.Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books, and a curator of all Smashing Conferences. He currently works as creative lead of Smashing Magazine and front-end/UX consultant in Europe and abroad.
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Izabel Jelenic
Izabel Jelenic
CTO and Co-Founder
Infobip’s CTO and cofounder Izabel Jelenic started his business career as a developer, but he soon became the visionary and leading force of what has become one of the world’s top-performing communication platforms. Implementing new solutions on the Infobip platform and nurturing the rapidly growing Infobip development team is instrumental in his everyday work while creating the most productive and rewarding working environment for employees.
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David Heinemeier Hansson
David H. Hansson
Creator of
David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, co-founder of Basecamp & HEY, best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, antitrust advocate, frequent podcast guest, and family man. Find out more?
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Ekene Eze
Ekene Eze
Developer Experience Engineer
Ekene is a Software Developer and Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify. He’s a renowned speaker, writer and content creator with courses on Jamstack Explorers and YouTube. He loves learning and sharing knowledge on web development fundamentals, Jamstack, and Frontend related technologies. When he’s not working, he spends most of his time with friends and family.
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Erik Rasmussen
Erik Rasmussen
Senior Frontend Engineer
Erik Rasmussen is an expat American JavaScript hacker living in Spain. He's best known as the author of two of the most popular form libraries in React, Redux Form and Final Form. He's currently trying to promote mindful Flow at Centered.
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Adrienne Tacke
Adrienne Tacke
Senior Developer Advocate
Currently a Senior Developer Advocate for MongoDB, Adrienne Tacke is also a Filipina software engineer, speaker, published author of the book Coding for Kids: Python, and a LinkedIn Learning instructor who specializes in Cloud Development courses. Perhaps most important, however, is that she spends way too much money on desserts and ungodly amounts of time playing Cyberpunk 2077.
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Nicolas Frankel
Nicolas Frankel
Developer Advocate
Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Hazelcast. Also double as a trainer and triples as a book author.
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Kitze
Kitze
Founder
Kitze loves to rant about webdev. He is the founder of Sizzy - the browser for developers. He created React Academy to teach React and GraphQL around the world. He's documenting his journey on YouTube, streams on Twitch, and has a blog that he maintains once in a blue moon.
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Matthias Dugue
Matthias Dugue
Developer Advocate
Principal Developer Advocate at ‹div›RIOTS - makers of Backlight, a Design Systems IDE built for Designers and Developers - m4dz is a curious animal. Former Frontend Dev, Devtools enthusiast, he has made the Developer eXperience (DX) his cherished topic. All the Web technologies are under his radar to get things ever simpler. His moto: "Developers are users just like you." As a life-long dreamer his favorite book will ever remains "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
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David Khourshid
David Khourshid
Founder
David is a software engineer who loves playing piano and is passionate about animations, state machines, cutting-edge user interfaces, and open-source. Previously at Microsoft, he is now the founder of Stately, a startup focused on building the best visual software modeling tools and services.
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Eleftheria Batsou
Eleftheria Batsou
Front-End Developer & UX Researcher
Eleftheria is a passionate front end developer and UX researcher from Greece. She has majored in Informatics and Telecommunications of engineering and she has continued her studies with a master's in Graphic Arts and Multimedia. From time to time she creates educational content and publishes it on several platforms such as Packt, Udemy and Skillshare. At the same time, she produces motivational talks and how-to videos on her youtube channel. She is self-motivated and working hard to make this world a little bit better every day. When she isn't glued to a computer screen, Eleftheria spends time working out and strolling in nature. Her friends would describe her as easy-going, passionate about life and the fastest chocolate eater.
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Shawn Wang
Shawn Wang
Head of Developer Experience
Swyx is passionate about Developer Tooling and Developer Communities. He is Head of Developer Experience at Temporal.io and recently published the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developer careers. In his free time he teaches React, TypeScript, Storybook and Node.js CLI's at Egghead.io, and helps run the Svelte Society community of meetups.
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Silvio Kutic
Silvio Kutic
CEO and Co-Founder
Infobip's CEO and cofounder Silvio Kutic is the driving force behind Infobip's growth and the strategic focus since the company's start in 2006. An entrepreneur at heart, Silvio knew he would start a company of his own as early as elementary school age. After finishing his M.Sc. at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, he started Infobip with a couple of enthusiastic friends sharing the same mindset and passion for technology and innovation within the communications industry. His leadership, fueled with a humble approach, a non-hierarchical work structure of togetherness in building great things, has shaped the Infobip culture and what the company is today.
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Sebastien Chopin
Sebastien Chopin
CTO
Sebastien Chopin is the co-founder of Nuxt, the intuitive Vue framework. Web developer for 14 years, he loves JavaScript, Open Source, Basketball and dancing.
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Joyce Lin
Joyce Lin
Head of Developer Relations
Joyce Lin is the head of Developer Relations at Postman, a collaboration platform for API development used by 15M+ users to access bazillions of APIs every month. For developers, Postman is an everyday companion to visualize and test APIs more efficiently.
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Gift Egwuenu
Gift Egwuenu
Frontend Developer Consultant
Gift Egwuenu is a frontend developer at Passionate People and content creator. She is passionate about making the web accessible to everyone and also an advocate for building open-source software and developer communities.
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Eva Ferreira
Eva Ferreira
Front-End Developer
Evangelina Ferreira is a Front-end developer and teacher. She currently works as a UI Developer and has been teaching web technologies at the National Technological University of Argentina for more than five years.Throughout her career Evangelina has been deeply involved in the Argentinian web community. She enjoys giving workshops and talks and since 2015 she has been organizing CSSConf Argentina, an international non-profit event that brings experts from all around the globe to speak about web technologies. In her spare time she loves reading W3C drafts as much as Harry Potter, creating animations and playing with her cats.
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Josip Antolis
Josip Antolis
Senior Software Engineer
Josip is working on services and frameworks that power Infobip's public APIs. He cares about stability and reliability of his software solutions and is always trying to inspire others to do the same. In addition to crafting software he's interested in building teams, propagating good practices and educating others.
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Eduardo San Martin Morote
Eduardo San Martin Morote
Front-End Developer
Eduardo is a Front-end Nerd who works on the Vue.js Core Team, with a particular focus on its official Router. He's very invested in Open Source, and loves developing maintainable and tested front end architectures.
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Nic Jackson
Nic Jackson
Principal Developer Advocate
Nic works as a developer advocate at HashiCorp and a published author currently writing a book on Service Mesh Patterns for O'Reilly due to be published this year. Nic has over 25 years of industry experience and loves teaching and sharing his experience building distributed systems.
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Gleb Bahmutov
Gleb Bahmutov
Distinguished Engineer
Gleb Bahmutov is a JavaScript ninja, image processing expert, and software quality fanatic. During the day Gleb is making the web a better place as a Sr Director of Engineering at MercariUS. At night he is fighting software bugs and blogs about it at my blog. You can follow him and his work @bahmutov and find the slides from conference presentations.
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Gil Tayar
Gil Tayar
Senior Software Architect
30 years of experience have not dulled the fascination Gil Tayar has with software development. His passion is distributed systems and figuring out how to scale development to big teams. Extreme modularity and testing are the main tools in his toolbelt, using them to combat the code spaghetti monster at companies like Wix, Applitools, and at his current job as software architect at Roundforest. In his private life, he is a dad to two lovely kids (and a cat), an avid reader of Science Fiction, (he counts Samuel Delany, Robert Silverberg, and Robert Heinlein as favorites) and a passionate film buff. (Stanley Kubrick, Lars Von Trier, David Cronenberg, anybody?)
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Johanna Pirker
Johanna Pirker
Researcher
Dr. Johanna Pirker is a computer scientist focusing on development, research, and education of games and VR experiences is an active and strong voice of the local indie dev community. She has lengthy experience in designing, developing, and evaluating games and VR experiences and believes in them as tools to support learning, collaboration, and solving real problems. She started in the industry as QA tester at EA and still consults studios in the field of games user research. In 2011/12 she started researching and developing VR experiences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the moment she is Ass.Prof. for game development at TU Graz and researches games with a focus on AI, HCI, data analysis, and VR technologies. Johanna was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of science professionals.
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Bruno Simic
Bruno Simic
Senior Solutions Engineer
Bruno has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He first started to work with databases in 1997, one year later he received his first linux-certificate. Since then Bruno has worked for several IT companies, including database companies such as MariaDB and Couchbase. In his role as Senior Solutions Engineer Bruno is part of the TigerGraph EMEA Team.
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Mislav Javor
Mislav Javor
CEO
Mislav is a software engineer, author and CEO of AMPnet - a startup building a next generation, blockchain powered fundraising platform.
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Danijel Miletic
Danijel Miletic
CIO & Head of PMO
CIO in Croatian Postal bank with a strong business background, almost 20 years in the financial industry. Holding a master's degree in the field of information science and organization. Certified project manager (PMP) and occasional lecturer at polytechnics and universities.
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Srdan Srepfler
Srdan Srepfler
VP of Engineering
15+ years of experience in design and development of Enterprise platforms. Track record in building and leading teams of engineers. Specialised in design of Service Oriented Architectures. Was a Global Platform Tech lead @ William Hill.
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Aldin Kiselica
Aldin Kiselica
Developer Advocate
Infobip's youngest Developer Advocate joined the company as a Software Engineer back in late 2015. While doing advocacy work in enhancing the developer experience he also leads Infobip's tech blogging initiative. Shares passion for sports & adrenaline in general, but martial arts in particular, which figures since he is a karate master with European Championships & World Cup medals.
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Greg Fisher
Greg Fisher
Associate Professor
Greg Fisher is the Larry and Barbara Sharpf Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is also a visiting professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa and at Algebra University in Croatia. He holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from The University of Washington in Seattle and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. Greg teaches and conducts research in the areas of strategy and entrepreneurship. He has won multiple teaching awards at Indiana University, The University of Washington, and The Gordon Institute of Business Science. In 2014 he was named on the list of the “40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs under 40” and in 2016 he was named among the “Favorite Business School Professor Teaching MBAs” by Poets and Quants website. In 2018 he won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division. Greg was born and educated in South Africa. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he completed a Bachelor of Accounting undergraduate degree and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in South Africa. He worked at Deloitte for 5 years before founding, building, and later selling a training solutions venture called Learninglab. Greg’s current research examines issues related to strategy and resource acquisition in entrepreneurial firms. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and The Oxford Handbook on Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Greg serves as editor of Business Horizons and associate editor for the Academy of Management Review. He was an expert contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine from 2006 to 2012 where he contributed over 60 feature articles for the publication on the topics related to strategy, business planning, innovation, new venture creation, and business management.
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Tomasz Lakomy
Tomasz Lakomy
Frontend Engineer
Tomasz is a Frontend Engineer at Stedi. Tech speaker, egghead.io instructor, 2x AWS Certified, self-appointed jQuery evangelist. His interests include React, serverless, testing, performance and making cheesiest jokes known to mankind.
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Atila Fassina
Atila Fassina
Lead Front-end Engineer
Atila Fassina is on a mission to make code simple. When not recording screencasts or courses, you may find him either writing and talking about jamstack, performance, or developer tooling.
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Bruno Kovacevic
Bruno Kovacevic
Director of Software Development and Testing
Senior IT manager at Raiffeisenbank Croatia with a 18+ years of experience in enterprise software development. He has experience in a various big international succesfull projects in retail, manufacturing and financial industry. Keen to learn new skils, metodologies and technologies.
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Donny Wals
Donny Wals
Freelance Engineer / Author
Donny is a passionate and curious iOS developer, Author and Speaker. Currently he works at Disney Streaming Services on an SDK that powers DIsney+. Donny has written three books on iOS development and delivered talks and workshops all over the world. Next to iOS development he's a huge cat lover and enjoys noodling around on his guitar.
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Darko Zelic
Darko Zelic
Associate Director, Engineering
Hi, I'm Darko. Originally from Belgrade, Serbia, but living in Amsterdam, Netherlands for about 10 years now. My background is in computer science and software engineering. I started building all kinds of websites back in '99, switched to primarily building enterprise software around '10, and finally moved to building teams in '15. When I'm not on the stage giving talks, I can be found on the stages of underground venues with my symphonic black metal band, or taking photos of landscapes and architecture in countries you probably didn't think anyone visits.
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Illia Polosukhin
Illia Polosukhin
Co-Founder
Illia Polosukhin is Co-Founder of NEAR Protocol, a decentralized developer platform powered by a sharded smart contract blockchain. NEAR’s vision of a scalable, robust, and highly usable blockchain began in 2018 when they couldn't find a protocol that met the needs of builders. NEAR Protocol launched its mainnet in 2020 and is focused on supporting the creator economy. Illia has more than 10 years of industry experience, including 3 years at Google where he was a major TensorFlow contributor and manager of the team building question-answering capabilities for the core Google search, as well as an author of several notable research papers.
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Dmitry Soshnikov
Dmitry Soshnikov
Cloud Developer Advocate
Dmitry is a Microsoft veteran, working for more than 15 years. He started as a Technical Evangelist, and in this role presented on numerous conferences, including twice being on stage with Steve Ballmer. He then worked for 2 years as Senior Software Engineer, helping big European companies to start pilot digital transformation projects based on in AI and ML. As Cloud Developer Advocate, Dmitry focuses on creating educational content and working with academic and research institutions. He is also an Associate Professor at MIPT, HSE and MAI in Moscow, a big fan of functional programming and F#, and a maintainer/primary developer of mPyPl library. In his spare time, Dmitry explores Science Art and Technological Magic, as well as performs Chinese tea ceremonies. He can be reached at http://soshnikov.com.
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Simon Bradford
Simon Bradford
TSM Solutions Consultant
Simon Bradford is the ITSM Solutions Consultant for EMEA. Simon is part of Atlassian’s ITSM innovation team and covering all enterprise and strategic deals. Simon has worked in IT Service Management for the last 25 years in the pre-sales area for Gartner, CSC, Sungard, Vodafone and IBM. It was at Vodafone that Simon’s journey with Jira began as part of their digital transformation and that led to him eventually working at Atlassian in Dec 2020. In his spare time, Simon is a local councillor, supporting the community and is a run director at parkrun.
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Samsoor Hemat
Samsoor Hemat
Managing Director
Samsoor Hemat's expertise in the areas of agile project management and digital process management led him to co-found and co-lead venITure - a software and consulting company in the areas of process optimization, software development and quality assurance. His profound knowledge enables him to design target-oriented corporate strategies and successfully support companies in all industries in meeting the challenges of digital age.
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Edward Wijnen
Edward Wijnen
Director of Sales
Edward has been involved in Enterprise Open Source for over 30 years. He worked for instance at Red Hat, SpringSource and Pentaho and is now at Instaclustr helping customers build and run scalable and reliable data platforms.
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Josipa Majic
Josipa Majic
Co-founder
Josipa Majic is a founder and CEO at ID Guardian, a London-based company with offices in Zagreb and Palo Alto that analyses biometric data and creates affective computing systems and cofounder and CEO of Revuto, a subscription management solution. ID Guardian ultimately helps people and companies worldwide to collect, analyze and interpret biometric data in a fast, scalable, affordable and hassle-free way. Josipa is the main visionary behind ID Guardian’s products and overall strategy, responsible for successful customer relationships with Fortune 100 clients globally. She also started the Affective computing lab and helped in creating and teaching the first affective computing course at the Faculty of Business and Economics in Zagreb. After using biometric data in consumer research for banks, neobanks and fintechs - Josipa and her colleagues decided to address the opportunity for consumers and businesses in the subscription economy by starting Revuto, a subscription management solution. No one should pay for subscriptions they did not want or use - and Revuto is here to bring the power back in the hands of customers. Her work and products are used by some of the best global universities and brands in more than 44 countries since 2014. She was acknowledged by TIME Magazine as the inventor of top 10 most innovative products of the year. Josipa was a keynote speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship summit, appeared on the BBC, Fox News, WSJ, Forbes, CNN and many others.
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Lazar Travica
Lazar Travica
Polygon-SDK Project Lead
Initially building a carreer as a System Engineer and DevOps, Lazar has grown fond of leveraging distributed systems. He entered the blockchain sphere with MVP Workshop working as an engineering lead on Celsius Network. Currently he is all about blockchain protocol development and advocating for IT professionals to rekindle their creativity and passion by delving into Web 3.0 technologies, just as he rekindled his own.
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Ivan Burazin
Ivan Burazin
Chief Developer Experience Officer
Ivan co-founded Codeanywhere, the first cross platform Cloud IDE, which now has over a two million developers worldwide. Alongside this, Ivan founded the largest developer conference in SE Europe called Shift, which was acquired by Infobip - a global communications cloud provider in 2021. Ivan now serves as the Chief Developer Experience Officer at Infobip, running all global developer facing operations.
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Nikola Pavesic
Nikola Pavesic
Director of Startup Ecosystem
Born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland and the UK, with tenure in Tanzania and Japan. Nikola has worked in the public sector for the UN which is how he originally arrived in Japan in 2011. He has worked in tech for a long time - he ran startups and worked with Nikkei in Tokyo. Nikola is currently leading the Startup Ecosystem department at Infobip and supporting tech ecosystems around the world.
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Marin Tomicic
Marin Tomicic
Global Conference Lead
Marin started his journey with Shift back in 2015 when it was a small local event. Throughout the years his role grew and included ventures into fintech, and AI as well as transforming Shift into a hybrid conference. He also worked as a Sales Consultant at Codeanywhere. Currently he's leading the team behind Infobip Shift and creating life-long memories for world's brightest developers. Besides work, his favorite activities include, but are not limited to, playing around with the Porsche configurator, making coffee & cocktails.
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