Announcement of Security focused 64th


If you put together these 3 words – Security, Kittens, GDPR, what you are going to get?

We tried and got Security focused event at March 22nd at 18:30 to Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda of Security focused 64th

        • Kirill Linnik from MOVE Guides/DevClub Estonia will give a talk „GDPR and kittens“
          Despite the new law affects all people, the most influence it has on us – IT crowd. Interestingly, if you check presentations regarding GDPR, they are mainly produced by lawyers and other people, who will not tell you what it means in practice. The reason is simple: GDPR is an 88-pages-long document and it is written in a language, not all IT people can understand. Therefore, DevClub does it for you. This is our translation of what GDPR means to IT, how it affects our development, business in general and how kittens are connected to all of that.
          (Language — English)
          Tags: GDPR

          is the father of DevClub and Senior Software Architect at MOVE Guides, global mobility management company. He acts as technical visioner, designing future of people relocation solution using various technologies and stacks: AWS, GC, Kubernetes, Docker, Java, Go, .NET,…


        • Agris Krusts from IT Centrs SIA will talk about OWASP Top Ten in Latvia – most common web security problems from OWASP Top 10 in Latvia in recent years and compare with similar statistics from couple of years ago. Presentation will include most common mobile application security problems. For some vulnerabilities there will be demos in test and live systems.
          (Language — English)
          Tags: OWASP, web security, mobile security

          is founder of security consulting and pen-testing company IT Centrs, SIA and works in the the field for more than 10 years.


        • Kirils Solovjovs from Possible Security will talk OPSEC and defense against social engineering.
          This lecture will cover the proper security processes for developers, executives and start-ups.
          Presentational includes the five steps of the OPSEC process, including identification of critical information, threat analysis, vulnerability analysis, risk assesment and application of appropriate OPSEC measures. We will also study some common examples of social engineering. You’ll learn to make your life easier by first making it harder to minimise the possiblity of becoming a vicim of a social engineering attack.
          (Language — English)
          Tags: security, itsec, opsec, social engineering

          Mg. sc. comp. Kirils Solovjovs is the most visible white-hat hacker in Latvia. He has extensive experience in network flow analysis, reverse engineering, social engineering and penetration testing. He has discovered and responsibly disclosed or reported multiple security vulnerabilities in information systems of both national and international significance.


  • Did you know, that Riga Dev Days 2018 program  is almost complete with more than 50 speakers?  Subcsribe to mailing list to receive discount code for Riga Dev Days 2018.


  • Just reminding that FrontCon call for papers will end soon. We already have many submissions from foreign speakers and would like to have more submissions from local speakers, therefore – submit your talk now!


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    Intexsys is looking for:
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Announcement of .NET focused 63rd


.Net people we have good news for you, we are having .Net focused event at February 22nd at 18:30 to Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda of .NET focused 63rd

        • Valdis Iļjučonoks from Geta Digital will give a talk “Alternative Localization for Asp.Net Core Applications”
          Let’s look at how Asp.Net Core applications could be localized, what are resources and resource managers. Will see how localization happens in Asp.Net Core pipeline and also will checkout some of the caveats and difficulties when working with built-in localization provider in Asp.Net Core applications. And in that context let’s see what could be done better and what tool we could use to make developer life easier (actually make developer not to think about such a boring task as application localization at all).
          (Language — English)
          Tags: .Net Core, Asp.Net Core, C#, Localization

           is (Microsoft® + EPiServer) · Most Valuable Professional, system architect and web/mobile technologist in Geta Digital, Visual Studio ALM evangelist and passionate about F#. He writes at


        • Andris Lubans from Intrum Global Technologies will give a talk “Controlling of messages flow in Microservices architecture
          Microservices architecture has grown in popularity in recent years. It has many benefits like scalability, fault tolerance, independent deployability etc.
          A common question that comes up is “Should I use orchestration or a reactive approach in my system?”. The talk will be about reactive approach with coordinator.
          (Language — Russian)
          Tags: Microservices; Sagas; Masstransit

          is lead developer in Intrum Global Technologies, has experience in migrating live system to microservices architecture, .Net and Microsoft stack.


        • Arturs Karbone from If Insurance  will give a talk about “Use-Case-Driven Architecture in .NET”
          Brand new fancy frameworks appear quite often nowadays. Sometimes we as developers are trying to keep up to date by blindly chasing them. But is the investment worth?
          What business expects from us? Fancy frameworks or solid delivery pipeline?
          How can we focus on writing line of business code?
          How can we postpone architectural decisions about frameworks?
          How to make sure that your project structure reflects the business, not the technical brainfuck?
          Artur has been digging this topic for years and has a lot of real-life examples to share.
          (Language — Russian)
          Tags: .NET, Clean Code,  Architecture

          Artur is a seasoned, independent consultant, who went through enterprise applications of all kinds. He is enthusiastic about building and leading strong teams, revealing their potential and making smart people working with other smart people.Artur’s peers know how pragmatically he combines business-oriented thinking and fanatic passion for software development best practices like Domain-Driven Design, TDD, paired programming, writing clean code, etc. Before he went independent, he worked as an architect and a tech lead. In addition to that Artur is an active OSS contributor and blogs at Craftsman at Work.


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  • Did you know that Riga Dev Days 2018 this year will have .Net dedicated track? They already have published large part of their schedule and workshops. Since Early Bird tickets are limited by amount and time – hurry to get your ticket .


  • Did you know that we are organizing first front-end (web app) concepts and technologies focused conference FrontCon on June at 14-15? If you want to give a talk – submit your proposal.





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“Artificial Intelligence and Bots” by Raivis Skadiņš from Tilde at Machine Learning focused 62nd


“Machine Learning in Production + Case Studies” by Dmitrijs Lvovs from Epistatica at Machine Learning focused 62nd

“How to Succeed with Machine Learning” by Arturs Valujevs from Intrum Global Technologies at Machine Learning focused 62nd

Announcement of Machine Learning focused 62nd


Machine Learning is booming but not so many has real life experience with it. Some time ago we had Computer Vision focused event, but this time we invited experienced guys to share their knowledge how Machine Learning can be applied to solve other real life problems.

Come on January 25th at 18:30 to Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda of Machine Learning focused 62nd

      • Arturs Valujevs from Intrum Global Technologies will give a talk How to Succeed with Machine Learning.
        There is certainly a growing demand for incorporating machine learning solutions into various types of business. Yet, the knowledge base is not always keeping up with hype around this subject. Some reports [source: Global CIO Point of View] tell us that 9 out of 10 CIOs plan to use machine learning solutions to achieve certain goals in their companies. Yet only around 20% actually have something in production and only 5% use machine learning extensivelly. Why? There are quite a few reasons, and that’s what this talk is all about.

        (Language — English)
        Tags: Machine Learning, Data Science

        Arturs is a data scientist in Intrum Global Technologies, has experience in developing machine learning solutions ranging from scoring to automated self learning systems.

      • Dmitrijs Lvovs from Epistatica will share some experiences on machine learning in production, with down to earth, real life examples in his Machine Learning in Production + Case Studies presentation.
        Epistatica is a data science spin-off from VIA SMS R&D SERVICES, searching its niche in European markets.

        (Language — English)
        Tags: R, Machine Learning, Credit Risk, Marketing Analytics, Data Science

        Dmitrijs is head of credit risk with VIA SMS R&D SERVICES, a fintech company, and member of the board at Epistatica, holds a PhD from RAS Institute for Information Transmission Problems and analyzed data for over 12 years.

      • Raivis Skadiņš from Tilde will give a talk Artificial Intelligence and Bots.
        In this session, we will go through various aspects of Bot development. We will start with an introduction, where I will introduce Bots (sometimes called also virtual assistants or conversational interfaces), I will tell why they are so popular now and outline main benefits. I will explain main concepts behind this technology – dialog management, natural language understanding, intents, entities etc. Then I will show what tools and technologies are there and how a typical bot is built. Finally I will tell about current limitations and challenges to deal with. And I hope there will be time for questions, discussions and exchange of ideas. I believe you will get good insight into bot development and understanding how you could introduce Bots in your projects.

        (Language — Latvian)
        Tags: Bots, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

        Raivis  is the director of research and development at Tilde. He is leading development of Tilde’s language technology products – chatbots, virtual assistants, speech technologies, proofing tools, machine translation and others. Raivis has participated in several EU FP7 and Horizon 2020 research projects, currently involved in project QT21 (finding novel methods for machine translation) and several national research projects. His main research interest is machine translation, and he has received Dr. Comp. Sc. degree in 2012  and is the author and a co-author of more than 35 scientific publications.


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Intrum Global Technologies is looking for:
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PHP Developer
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