Welcome new Java Champion Amira Lakhal!
Amira has been working as a Java developer for over seven years. She worked as a consultant for many companies in the banking, transportation, services, and manufacturing sectors. She is an open source contributor and an active organizer of Duchess France.
Amira developed an app combining a smartphone sensor and two open source projects (Cassandra DB and Spark) using a machine learning algorithm to predict user activity. Her work is available on her Github account. It has been used by an insurance company in Paris to help detect collisions between motorcycles.
She contributed to MoovSimply: a responsive app to help users find the nearest means of transportation. http://store.bemyapp.com/app/moov-simply/. She also contributed to an event aggregator, One Calendar, combining a search engine to find tech events with a calendar application.
Amira is active in Duchess France, a branch of the global organization JDuchess. Duchess France, with a current membership over 1000, has provided a platform through which technical women working in IT can connect with each other and get involved in the larger IT community since 2010.
Amira is a frequent speaker at Devoxx Belgium, Devoxx Morocco, Devoxx France, JFokus, Scalar, GeeCon, J_OnTheBeach and JUGs in France and Switzerland. Follow her on Twitter @MiraLak