Dear Morning@Lohikans,

Morning@Lohika team is grateful for you being with the community for one more year.
For sharing and getting knowledge, meeting old and new friends at our events!

And we are happy you’ve been with us at the 5th Anniversary celebration on May, 25th.

As usual, we had great speakers and topics, and this year had an awesome afterparty with Хамерман знищує віруси!

We ask you to share your feedback, as we’d like to improve our events for all of you.

Here are the videos from the event:


Nicolas Fränkel, our welcomed guest from Geneva had a topic It’s all a matter of perspective.
Language of the topic – English.

Nicolas Fränkel

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 Exoscale. Also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, a trainer and triples as a book author.

“Who doesn’t want to be successful? Everybody does! But “success” – and “failure” are very subjective terms. Is success being a famous developer advocate? Or an IT director managing hundreds of people? Or is it only money? Or perhaps, success is about raising a happy family? In this talk, I’ll try to go beyond the simple notions of success and failure and try to uncover what is underneath”


Our next speaker Zenoviy Veres had a topic How (not) to build ideal education.
Language of the topic – Ukrainian.

Zenoviy Veres

Senior Solution Architect at SoftServe, a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. 

“Is it realistic to achieve Standford level in Ukraine and what are the obstacles toward this goal? Corruption copher – everyone knows about it, but nobody saw it. So, how could we fight insuperable phenomenon?”


Ivan Leshko, our next special speaker, shared his thoughts on the topic How to become a LEADER and survive.
Language of the topic – Ukrainian.

Ivan Leshko

VP at SoftServe. He is working and for so long in IT reservation. Leading Financial Services Business Unit at SoftServe, a book writer.

“In Ukraine we have 160k of IT specialists and this is a great achievement. At the same time, we have a very little number of people who can lead teams, projects, units, etc. Our primary task nowadays is to grow EFFECTIVE leadership.”

Here is the presentation by Ivan.


Our old friend and a great speaker – Viktor Polishchuk – had a topic Developers role in a modern software factory.
Language of the topic – Russian.

Viktor Polishchuk
Software Developer at His production experience is more than 15 years including about 13 years of Java. Currently, he is busy with Scala and Node.JS.
“Nowadays software developers have so many responsibilities that it becomes complex to focus on the real values. Do you consider that code quality has to prevail over business value or development velocity? Who you would like to have in your team: a gloomy super-engineer or “party animal” middle developer? What is the best job offer: a legacy project with a million angry users or hipster startup with no codebase yet? Is there a development life after 30? This questions can be easily answered if you know what are you going to win and lose by choosing one over another. The goal of the talk will be to shed light on what is currently the role of developers in software creation. What can be done to ease the pain and finally start enjoying the process.”
Here is the presentation by Viktor.

Our next speaker – ​​Volodymyr Kondratenko​He was sharing his experience with the topic Successful project that was a failure.
Language of the topic – English.

Volodymyr Kondratenko

COO at Ricker Lyman Robotic. He has around 10+ years of project management experience of IT projects – from outsourcing to own product. PMP certified (this should sound cool, but usually is not). Also, he is an adept of Adizes management theory – that is for professional interests.

Some failures let us learn more, some less. Volodymyr will share a lesson from his experience that let him learn a lot about things that make software project successful.


Next two speakers, our guests from the USA, Jeffrey Ricker and Paul Lyman with their topic How to Fail – an explanation of how to fail at any engineering project, software or otherwise, with principles and examples.

Jeffrey Ricker is a CEO and a Co-founder of Ricker Lyman Robotic, a hardware, software and professional services company. 30-year career working with start-up companies, the financial industry, and the Defense Department.

Paul Lyman is also a Co-founder and president of Ricker Lyman Robotic.

Here is the presentation by Jeffrey and Paul.

After the topics, we all had treats and enjoyed the company of each other. And partied with Хамерман знищує віруси!



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