We are so delighted to present you some of the amazing mentors who will advise the Hacking for Humanity’s teams during the weekend. We intend to create the best conditions for the teams so that they can build the best solutions to the social issues that the NGOs have worked so much to bring to our attention. At the Pre-Hack Day, both NGOs and participants have demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm and commitment to solving some of our society’s pressing issues by bringing together technology and social innovation.
Andrei Ignat has >20-year programming experience. He started from VB3, passed via plain old ASP and became a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). You can ask him any .NET related question – he will be glad to answer – if he knows the answer. If not, he will learn.
Alin is in the gaming industry basically since he was born, being an avid player of games large and wide. Starting with Atari, NES and Sega Megadrive during his childhood, he nurtured his passion to this day, getting hired by EA being his life-long dream. He works in QA, on projects that require creativity, an extensive gaming culture and excellent management skills. He has lead teams with more than 60 members to success, transforming their perception towards the job and towards the gaming industry as a whole. His strong belief is that a good manager is an emotionally attached and involved manager.
Passionate about leveraging technology to improve our lives, keen on optimizing and maximizing value of existing solutions vs. building something new. Enthusiastic mountain biker and world traveler.
She is passionate about latest technologies and their best leverage for true business need value (IoT, Blockchain, AI, etc). In the rest of her time, she has an interest in interior design, good food & wine, new friends and cool experiences.
Being passionate about software world and entrepreneurship, Maria’s focus is on supporting teams in these two areas in their way to deliver high quality results and maximize business value. From Software Developer to Agile Lean Practitioner & Coach, and later on, entrepreneur, she is supporting quality software, software craftsmanship and people passionate about their craft. After many years coaching teams in agile and lean software development, now she has more focus on business agility and lean start-up methodology.
Previously, she worked for local and international nonprofits, as communication specialist & program manager, focusing mainly on developing innovative projects that enabled the power of technology for the social good. She is passionate about how technology can change communities, data in all forms (Big, Small, Open), and working people who want to drive a positive change.