In July 2020 came the first edition of the Tech Talks Drive-in Conf – a technical conference, which took place outdoors with popcorn, hotdogs and beverages with a big screen the visitors could watch from their cars. The visitors came to the venue and watched from the comfort and safety of their car two great talks by Chief Software Engineers Samuil Aleksov and Ivaylo Pashov. (The talks are available for watching here). The agenda included two topics – “Immersive Media” and “Modern Event-Driven Systems”.
The event was such a success that in September EPAM Bulgaria had the next edition of the event, dedicated to Java and in partnership with the Bulgarian Java User Group. The speaker line-up includes world-renown speakers such as Adam Bien and Venkat Subramaniam. Soon afterwards followed the Drive-in Conf: Burgas edition, which took place in Burgas and was organized in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas and Galleria Burgas.
The drive-in idea has also spread to other EPAM locations such as the Czech Republic. The office in Prague organized their own edition of the event in October.