The people that bring together 40.000 IT professionals and developers at Romanian tech events
After two years of reimagined projects and moving on the virtual space all the events, Catalyst Solutions is returning with new experiences in hybrid format, but with more focus on the physical events. The company is formed by 7 departments and with 16 years of experience offers full-services of employer branding. All the team work with partners who wants to attract and recruit people who want to put their passion into the organizations where they work.
of 7 departments is the IT department, a team where people shape constant
projects and develop events for the IT community from Romania and Moldova. For
9 years, Catalyst Solutions under DevTalksumbrella, organize the largest
expo-conference for software developers and IT professionals from Romania,
having almost a community of 40.000 tech enthusiasts.
we are talking about conferences, masterclasses, workshops, expo-conferences or
concepts specially thought for clients, Catalyst Solutions aims to unite
leaders from the IT industry, evangelists, speakers and professionals from all
over the world. We want, and here we are succeeding for 9 years, to deliver
quality content and connect industry experts in a strong regional community,
such as Bucharest, Cluj, Timisoara, Iasi, Brasov and other tech centers of
interest. We are a team that practically wants to offer both companies and
participants unique experiences and concepts that respond to their needs"
- Andreea Balaci, Delivery Manager at Catalyst Solutions.
is a good period for launching projects, but especially for the implementation
of the annually events that return in physical format. This September, for
example, brought a new and fresh concept to the IT community - DevCast. This is a podcast that aims, as its motto says, to make waves in the
IT community by discussing topics of interest to a target audience: leadership,
entrepreneurship, success stories of businesses from the industry, but also of
employees or IT professionals. CEO, CTO, CIO, directors, Sr. Engineers are
invited to the discussion or a tech enthusiasts who have an inspirational story
for the community, they all are welcome.
the end of the month, more precisely on September 28, the first Rooftop Dialoguewas
launched, which represents an invitation to network for the IT community. The
Catalyst Solutions team together with a reliable partner created a special
space to encourage the exchange of experiences and information between 110+
participants. This event can be an opportunity in the companies' recruitment
strategy, as the informal discussions and the direct approach of the speakers
take place in a relaxed atmosphere. This concept is under the umbrella of
DevAfterWork, a series of free events special created for the IT community.
DevAfterWorkis by definition a
meeting after work between friends, acquaintances or simply with people
passionate about technology from the community they belong to. These meetings
can be physical or online and offer the opportunity to Catalyst Solutions
partners to communicate externally the brand and its needs. They can also
promote their professionals and their experience through an agenda special
designed. Some partners appreciate the targeted audience and through the
dedicated keynotes they end up being appreciated and sought after as potential
do everything with passion and that's why we always think about what would
attract the target audience and what we could do better to be unique and
impactful. We enjoy the new projects launched, the constant meetings of DevAfterWork,
but the challenge appears in November when we implement two events that we want
to take to another level, DevCon and DevHacks. DevCon is a premium conference
that returns in physical format to Bucharest and DevHacks is a 24-hour
hackathon, in which participants will find impactful solutions on topics given
by partners" – Carla Tirnacop, DevCon 2022 Project Manager.
transition to physical events is happening gradually, that's why the 4th
edition of DevConwill
be physically organized in Bucharest on November 9 and 10, at the NORD Events
Center in Pipera. In parallel, the event will also be held online for those who
want to follow a valuable agenda, with a special technical content created by
local and international IT professionals. Together with reliable partners, such
as Systematic from the position of Main Partner, Catalyst Solutions will create
a unique experience for the IT community and bring speakers from RedHat, Meta, Microsoft, Systematic, IBMand many others. They will share their experiences on
the 4 stages Java, DevOps, Data, AI & ML, Web & Mobile and
discuss the latest trends and technologies so as to contribute to the
development of the future of the IT industry. The DevCon experience is
an incomparable one thanks to the atmosphere created by the partners' booths
that will prepare surprises, but also by dedicated areas such as Automotive
Area, .Net Area, Gadgets & Testing Area, EduTech Area.
fall will end in the same location, but with the DevHacksproject, a programming marathon for 24 hours. It will
take place on 19-20 November and over 140 participants will share their
knowledge to find impact solutions in the areas like Climate Chance, Social
Impact, TechEdu, FinTech and Gaming. The partners will offer challenges that we
face in our everyday life and under the theme of The Code Factory,
inspired by the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the participants
will be guided by mentors to present winning solutions in front of a jury formed
by IT professionals.
events is just one of the strengths of the Catalyst Solutions IT team. The
concepts and campaigns specially created for the clients' needs are part of the
same portfolio and top IT companies find solutions through the uniqueness of
the implemented projects.
basis of the concepts is actually the need for employer branding of companies
from the IT industry. Each project has in background a complex campaign with
national, even international coverage. For example, this month we launch a new
concept developed by LSEG Romania in the FinTech area, Tech Connect - online
one and a physical one - Tech Connect Open Day at London Stock Exchange
Group Romania" - Andreea
Balaci, Delivery Manager at Catalyst Solutions.
Connect by LSEG Romania is a hybrid
event, dedicated to all types of software developers, from students and
recently grads to experienced programmers. On 26th of October, LSEG team will
meet with senior developers and they will discuss about the latest trends in
FinTech. On 27th of October, the same team are waiting for the students at Tech
Connect - Students Open Day, held at LSEG office. During the technical
workshops, the participants will learn more about Java, Cloud, Data Modelling,
while having demo sessions and live coding.
sums up tens of projects and hundreds of partners, hundreds of hours of quality
content and international speakers who are eagerly awaiting the next invitation
to the Catalyst Solutions events. After the last editions, some speakers are
waiting for the physical events of this autumn and send us their thoughts such
as Carlos Mota, Android Tech Lead & KMP
Architect @Avancee Software - „One of the most
complete conferences! With all the challenges of doing an online event, the
DevCon team managed to organize one of the best conferences that I’ve virtually
attended. Can’t wait for 2022 edition — looking forward to tasting that
Timisoreana with all of you”.
The future sounds very
good when technology is involved and are organized projects with impact for the
romanian IT community, but also outside the country. For 2023, Catalyst
Solutions wants to take IT projects to the next level and is preparing several
surprises for June aspiring beyond borders.
If you want to join us,
you can book your seat at Catalyst Solutions events bellow: