The most influential online conference for IT professionals, DevCon Live 2021, has concluded

19 November 2021 news

This year, DevCon Live 2021 was held online over two days in a virtual format. Over 5,000 people attended 57 technical sessions held in 9 conferences focusing on current technologies: Java, NET, Data, AI & Machine Learning, Web & Mobile, and Women in Tech on November 3-4. 

The event generated 80,000 interactions in the Agenda area, Expo-Area, virtual stands, and also through sessions, thanks to 18 partner companies and over 60 speakers from around the world. 

Every fall, DevCon Live gathers IT professionals to discuss the latest tech trends, offer challenges from their own experiences, case studies and examples of impact projects, live coding sessions, and, in the end, provide timely answers to participants’ questions. For two days, the agenda of the event brought together guests from three continents, who collaborated to realize 30 hours of technical content covering a wide range of technologies and areas of interest. 

The event’s main sponsor for this edition was MassMutual Romania, which was present on both days of the event with technical sessions led by MassMutual and MassMutual Romania experts. Mike Makar, Head of MassMutual Romania, delivered the official opening speech on the Java Con stage on November 3. 

The event agenda received 12,875 visits from participants, with Java Con and Web & Mobile Con being the most active scenes. Over 9,500 interactions were conducted within the exhibition area. 

Some thoughts on the event: 

Participating in DevCon Live 2021 was a very valuable experience for us and we are glad that we were able to support an event of such magnitude. We will continue to invest in projects aimed at the professional development of specialists in the technology market. We consider it essential to continue the learning process and to consolidate the competencies of each IT professional, as well as the active involvement in the community of which we are part”, said Michael Makar, Head of MassMutual Romania

 We are pleased to see that we will be able to carry the virtual IT event baton further this fall. The second virtual edition of DevCon Live was a significant event, serving as a premium event for technology enthusiasts and developers in Romania and beyond. For the event’s interaction, we created new mechanisms with our partners, such as a Gamification area, quizzes, treasure hunts, and live discussions at the companies’ stands, where participants could connect and interact with the partners’ representatives. At the end of the two days of conferences, we can say that DevCon Live 2021 meant community, interaction, and the over 5000 participants who registered for this edition had a complex virtual experience, with content quality and sessions given by top speakers.” – Carla Tirnacop, Project Manager DevCon Live 

It was a pleasure to present a session at DevCon Live 2021; the organization was excellent, professional, and accommodating. If the Covid restrictions are lifted in the future, it will be a pleasure to attend the next editions of the conference, even if physically.” – Lorenzo Barbieri, Cloud Solution Architect la Microsoft 

Among the topics presented and appreciated by international and local speakers during the conferences are: 

  • Top security best practices for Azure, 
  • The 17th release of the Java platform, 
  • Authentication and authorization in Blazor, 
  • Roslyn source generators, 
  • Infrastructure management as code (IaC) in Amazon Web Services, 
  • The importance of test containers for products, 
  • Consolidated learning (RL) – a new paradigm for artificial intelligence in the next few years, 
  • How Augmented, Virtual or Mixed Reality companies use to build experiences that improve customer interaction, 
  • Date fabric – the number one technological trend for 2022. 

On November 4, Lucas Adams, Head of Data Integration Platforms at MassMutual, gave a Data, AI, ML, and RPA Masterclass, and Dr. Merritt Moore spoke about her journey on the DevTalks Facebook page. to this fusion – art and technology, which will offer many successes and innovative projects for the global interest, thus promoting a discourse for the young generations of women who are investing in a career in STEM fields. 

A key point of the event this time was the Women in Tech scene, which was supported by the partner – 3Pillar Global, with 4 sessions presented by women passionate about technology, where participants learned details about the challenges and opportunities they have in the approach to building a career in IT, as well as what tools are required in personal and professional development. 

The scenes dedicated to the masterclass sessions represented an opportunity for development and learning at this edition; the event partners gave 1 hour and 30 minute technical presentations, after which the participants received relevant information about: building a successful relationship – from what processes are behind a beverages industry to the development of IT solutions; using real-time event flow to integrate various technologies into a platform, as well as how to achieve the alternative socio-technical approach – specifically, what the Data Mesh is. 

Thus, the edition’s organizers and partners collaborated to create a virtual space that was rich in interaction and diversity of activities over the course of two days. DevCon Live 2021 featured contests, quizzes, and treasure hunt activities, and the company-launched challenges provided participants with some of the most diverse prizes, including Apple AirPods Pro headphones, a Lenovo IdeaPad 2 in 1 Laptop, Smart speakers with Alexa, an Amazon Echo Dot 4 watch, and an electric scooter. 

The DevCon Live 2021 experience is made possible by the following partners: 

MassMutual Romania– main sponsor of this year’s edition; 

ING Tech Romania, DB Global Technology, Cognizant Softvision, 3Pillar Global – supporters of the Java scene; 

Vodafone Romania and Raiffeisen Bank – supporters of the Java Master scene; 

Cegeka – supporter of the .NET scene; 

Thoughtworks Romania, Molson Coors GBS, BCR and K2View – supporters of the DATA, AI & ML scene; 

BearingPoint Romania – supporter of the Web & Mobile scene. 

3Pillar Global also supported the IT&C women’s community through the Women in Tech scene. 

Track Sponsors: Garrett, Playtika, DKV EURO SERVICE ROMANIA, 888Sparkware. 

Event liked by Radio Guerilla. 

More information about the event, as well as future projects, can be found at, on the DevTalks Romania Facebook page, or by contacting via email. 

About Catalyst Solutions: 

Catalyst Solutions is a human resources consulting firm based in Romania that specializes in the recruitment and employer branding solutions. Catalyst has become known for some of the largest projects and events in the field over its 15 years of experience, including: 

  •, the only career portal dedicated exclusively to candidates with higher education; 
  • TOP Employers, the largest career fair in Romania, which takes place on twice a year and attracts 200,000+ candidates and 80 employers at each edition; 
  • DevTalks, an event that brings together 5,000 IT professionals who are passionate about the web, online, cloud computing, and big data; 
  • DevCon 2021, the most influential online conference for IT professionals; 
  • Top Talents Romania, a program that identifies and rewards the most valuable 300 young Romanians. 
  • The Most Wanted Employers Study, the most comprehensive tool on the market for measuring the attractiveness of employer brands as well as young people’s expectations of them.