Join EPAM Tech Talks!

EPAM’s first public Tech Talk events in Poland will take place in Krakow and Gdansk on the 16th and 17th of April. Join our group of Java enthusiasts, share your knowledge and learn from others!

Our Special Guest Speaker will be Jeremy Edberg.


Date: Thursday, April 16, 18:00
Venue: Krakow, TBD


Date: Friday, April 17, 17:00
Venue: Gdansk, TBD

Tech Talks

Jeremy Edberg: Building Reliable Distributed Systems (in Java or any other language)

As hardware becomes increasingly cheaper, for a good software engineer building and understanding distributed systems becomes more essential every day. In this talk we'll discuss such Distributed Computing concepts as hashing algorithms, bulkheading, backpressure, caching, cache invalidation and coherence, idempotency, and eventual consistency, among other things. You'll also hear real, practical examples of how to apply these concepts, and some Netflix and reddit war stories too!

Martin Toshev: Modularity of the Java Platform

This session will present the current progress around project Jigsaw that aims to modularize the Java platform and provide an overview of the interoperability with OSGi in terms of project Penrose. A brief overview of the two projects in terms of OpenJDK and points for open-source contribution will be covered at the end of the talk.


  • Modularity 101
  • Modularity on top of the platform: OSGi
  • Modularity of the platform: Jigsaw
  • OSGi and Jigsaw interoperability: Penrose


Jeremy Edberg
Jeremy Edberg

Jeremy (aka Jedberg) is an angel investor and advisor for various incubators and startups and was the founding member of the reliability group at Netflix, the largest video streaming service in the world, hosted entirely on AWS. Previously he managed operations for reddit where he was responsible for reddit's Amazon EC2-based platform that handled over 17 million unique visitors a month and over a billion page views (at the time). Jeremy has also worked as a Systems Administrator, Programmer, and Security Engineer for eBay, PayPal, Sendmail and UC Berkeley. Jeremy also tech-edited the highly acclaimed AWS for Dummies. He holds a Cognitive Science degree from UC Berkeley.

Martin Toshev
Martin Toshev

Martin is a Java enthusiast. He is a graduate of Computer Science from the University of Sofia. He is also a certified Java professional (SCJP6) and a certified IBM cloud computing solution advisor. His areas of interest include the wide range of Java-related technologies (such as Servlets, JSP, JAXB, JAXP, JMS, JMX, JAX-RS, JAX-WS, Hibernate, Spring Framework, Liferay Portal and Eclipse RCP), cloud computing technologies, cloud-based software architectures, enterprise application integration, and relational and NoSQL databases. You can reach out to him about any Java and FOSS-related topics (especially Eclipse and the OpenJDK). Martin is working for EPAM Bulgaria as Lead Software Engineer in the Financial Business Unit.