Top Secret Call For Papers

We invite you to speak at EpicHey! Share your expertise and ideas, receive valuable feedback from the audience, and engage in exciting debates in the hallways.

All submissions undergo a сareful selection process by our program committee. We don't accept marketing talks and don’t sell slots to sponsors. Only meaningful content, only hardcore.
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EpicHey! is a new conference for all those involved in software development: engineers, product managers, team leaders, product designers, QA engineers, and more.

Key conference tracks are Backend, DevOps, Frontend, QA, Product, Project, TeamLead, and Management.

EpicHey! is all about making connections, sharing knowledge and experiences, and having hot discussions in the hallways.

In 2023, EpicHey! will be held for the first time and will continue annually.

Highlights: ≈ 500 participants, 3 parallel tracks, ≈ 40 speakers, expert zones, lightning talks, and a short sleep break between the first and second conference days.

Join the Kickoff Meeting for Developers on November 29–30, 2023, in Lisbon.
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Program Committee
Top professionals who are responsible for curating the conference program.
  • Innokentii Bodrov
    Track: Management, Analytics
    Working with IT business system analysis for more than 15 years, now moved to product management in FinTech. Course author and trainer for experienced system analysts at Lives in Lisbon with his wife, son and two cats.
  • Vasilika Klimova
    Track: Frontend, Backend
    Vasilika works as a Developer Relations Engineer at Kadena. She had previously led one of the largest Russian-speaking JavaScript communities. Currently, she holds the position of organizer for LuxembourgJS.
  • Dmitrii Sugrobov
    Track: Backend, DevOps
    Engineering Manager at large retail company, Board Member of InnerSourceCommons Foundation, yacht skipper and serial speaker.
  • Anna Khvorostinina
    Track: QA
    Anna works as a tester and supports others in entering the IT industry as a curator of Manual QA at IT SWITCHER. She strongly believes that communication at conferences contributes to professional growth and unites people together.
  • Andrei Bezrukov
    Track: Management
    Andrei is an AdTech and MarTech evangelist with over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, product development, and company management, who runs products to help businesses grow and reach their clients.
  • Alexander Marshalov
    Track: Backend, DevOps
    Alexander is a passionate fullstack software engineer, maintaining open source software, loving communication, good music and beautiful algorithms and solutions.
  • Alexa Rudakovskaya
    Track: Product
    Product owner for OneAPI and Event tool at Apsis Sweden. Started as a product marketing manager 18 years ago and transitioned to product management. Driven by user needs and data-driven decision-making to improve product processes.
  • Dmitrii Ilenkov
    Track: Project
    A project management practitioner (PMP, Ph.D), contributing to standards (The Standard for EVM, The Standard for Project Estimating, PMBOK7, NUPP and and developing e-learning courses in my company (
  • Dmitrii Tuchs
    Track: QA
    Head of QA at Dodo Brands. 14 years in IT as a Java developer, analyst, project & team manager. Mentor, active speaker and teacher.

  • Eugenia Zigisova
    Track: Frontend
    Eugenia is a frontend engineer passionate about web performance and accessibility. She is an event organizer at Google Developer Group Berlin—an independent community of tech enthusiasts. Currently, she works as a frontend lead at Limehome, a digital-first hotel startup.
  • Alexander Kostin
    Track: QA
    Software Engineering Manager at Wrike. 15 years in QA, now moved to Engineering Management. Helping manual QA to start with automation. Based in Prague.
  • Evgeny Smirnov

    Track: Backend, DevOps
    As an entrepreneur and scholar, Evgeny combines expertise in IT, mathematics, and psychology. Founder of Startup Launcher, explore opportunities in FinTech, AI/ML, and HealthTech.