New York – May 30, 2014– Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT), a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, announces its seventh IT Star: Sander Mak to present on May 30th. With a decade of experience on the JVM, Sander specializes in modular Java and Java Script development. Currently, Sander crafts scalable software at Luminis Technologies. Speaking on “Data Science with R for Java Developers,” Sander hopes to emphasize how understanding data is increasingly important for creating cutting-edge applications. Sander loves sharing knowledge, especially through his blog at and by writing for the Dutch Java Magazine. He speaks regularly at international developer conferences, sharing his passion for high-quality software development.

Luxoft’s Technology Webinar Series (LTS), gives IT professionals around the world the opportunity to share their experience creating a global educational IT Knowledge Platform. Professionals can register at or participate via Luxoft’s Youtube channel.

In this LTS Webinar session Sander will approach R from the perspective of Java developers. How do you get up to speed quickly, and what are the pitfalls to look out for? Also how to bridge the divide between the R language and the JVM will be discussed. After this session you can use your new skills to explore an exciting world of data analytics and machine learning!

During this presentation you will learn how a whole new data science field is emerging, with the open source R language becoming a leading technology. This statistical programming language is specifically designed for analyzing and understanding data.

To participate in the webinar with guest speaker Sander Mak, please register at

More information on Luxoft Technology Series is available at a dedicated website


About Luxoft

Luxoft is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations. Luxoft’s software development services include core and mission critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. Luxoft’s solutions are based on its proprietary products and platforms that directly impact its clients’ business outcomes and efficiently deliver continuous innovation. The company’s core resources are located in Central and Eastern Europe, where Luxoft has 15 delivery centers, 20 offices and presence in 13 countries, employing over 7500 people. Luxoft has its principal executive office in Zug, Switzerland and is listed on New York Stock Exchange (LXFT US).

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