Announcement of Mobile focused 75th DevClub.lv

Hi!

This time we have had a chance to invite two incredible international speakers, who are hosting full-day workshops on RigaDevDays conference – Venkat Subramaniam and Wei-Meng Lee. Wei-Meng will explain differences between cross-platform mobile development frameworks with a focus on Flutter. Venkat will guide you through Kotlin language features and how it could be used both for mobile and backend applications. Don’t miss this event if you are interested in modern languages such as Dart and Kotlin!

You are welcome on May 29 at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Mobile focused 75th DevClub.lv:

  • Wei-Meng Lee will give a talk Cross Platform Mobile Development using Flutter.
  • Maintaining multiple code bases for the same application is often a pain in the neck for mobile developers. In the recent years, different frameworks have appeared in the market that aim to reduce the workload of developers by offering them a write-once-run-everywhere approach. In this session, Wei-Meng will take a quick look at the different frameworks available – Xamarin, React Native, and Flutter. He will focus on using Flutter and see how it makes your life as a mobile developer easier. (Language – Englisch)
    Tags: Mobile, Flutter, Cross-platform

    Wei-Meng Lee is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions (http://www.learn2develop.net).

  • Dr. Venkat Subramaniam will give a talk Programming with Kotlin
  • As a multi-platform multi-target language, Kotlin is a language that is rapidly gaining popularity. It is fluent, elegant, concise, expressive, and easy to program with. In this presentation we will look at some of the key features of Kotlin and what makes it an exciting language to program both server-side, client-side, and mobile applications. 
    (Language – Englisch)
    Tags: Kotlin, multi-platform, JVM, Android, DSL

    Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on Twitter at @venkat_s.

Our friends from RigaDevDays opened a call for volunteers. Good chance to visit the conference and participate in creating a big project! Register!

At INTEXSYS we are always looking for new talents. If you’re into e-commerce and would like to make an impact by working for one of the top 500 online retailers in the world, apply now:
Project Manager
Senior Software Engineer (PHP)
Conversion Strategist
We promise – it will never be boring! 

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Back-End Developer
Senior System Administrator
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Working at Posti Messaging you have the chance to be at the forefront of the digitalization and be a key player in creating the technical solutions that transform businesses.
We are currently looking for a Test Engineer (ideally with a knack to automate things, but will obviously provide all necessary training), as well as would be happy to find one more Java Developer who’d speed up the development pace in our increasingly growing projects.

Did you know that the good quality of your personal life brings more value to your work life? Oh boy (girl!), how we love that at Mintos! Join the most work-life balanced team. We are looking for teammates to grow with:
– Senior Software Developer
– Software QA Engineer
– UI/UX Designer

Looking for a place that both challenges and cares? Join Tieto Latvia and enjoy the 14th floor panorama view from our office:
Senior Test Engineer
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System Developer
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Integration Developer

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Opportunity with us:
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Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:

Tieto

Useful links to make up your mind about RigaDevDays 2019!

It’s only a bit more than a month before RigaDevDays 2019!

To help you make up your mind, we gathered all the useful links about the conference, so you could dive into details and make a decision:

  • The program The most important and interesting part:
    – 2 main days with 5 tracks: Java, .NET, Cloud+Microservices, Databases and Emerging Tech.
    – 1 workshop day for those who want to have a quick and thorough level up in the profession.
    Organizers published a PDF program, which is convenient to assess and look at.
  • Activities, networking, and fun at the conference
    RigaDevDays is celebrating the 5th anniversary and paying a lot of attention to leisure activities, so all the participants can feel the vibes of holidays!
    On the website, you can find a separate page devoted to activities.
    Briefly: discussion zones, top IT companies’ stands, quizzes, riddles, prizes, a show of robots, Sam Aaron performance, huge networking party and a movie screening in the end.
    We agree with organizers – it will be true tech holidays!
  • How it was started
    Have a look at the interview with Dmitry Buzdin – RigaDevDays founder. Spoiler: he wanted a good conference in Latvia so badly, that had to do it himself 🙂

Get your tickets before 27.04 to save 50 Eur.

DevClub team will be there, so let’s gather to network, learn new things, look for new job opportunities and get inspired!

Announcement of FrontEnd focused 74th DevClub.lv

Hi!

As you probably already know, FrontEnd conference FrontCon is happening in Riga at April 3-5. It is Sold-out, only few tickets to workshops are still available. But we have great chance to have some of FrontCon speakers at FrontEnd focused DevClub.lv, 2 of them will give talks and some more will be present. So, if you are front-end person but can’t make to FrontCon, this is great chance to meet some of their speakers.

As you could expect, we had to adjust to speakers presence here at Riga, therefore this time we have DevClub.lv at beginning of the month – April 2 18:30 at usual place – Microsoft Latvia office at Zaļā iela 1, floor 4.

Agenda for FrontEnd focused 74th DevClub.lv:

  • Manjula Dube is Web Engineer at N26 will talk about React Hooks. This talk will cover the real hype about React Hooks. Why and What problem it solves over render props. What are the benefits of using React Hooks.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: React

    Manjula is an international speaker and codes javascript all the time. She is one of the organizers of React India 2019.
  • Ujjwal Sharma will give a talk “The other spec: Internationalization in JavaScript”, covering the intricacies of Internationalization, the ECMA 402 specification, the Intl builtin object and all the awesome functionalities that it encompasses. You will come away with an understanding of Internationalization, a deep appreciation for it, will understand why it is important, how it works in JavaScript and how to best incorporate it in new and existing JavaScript applications alike.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: JavaScript, Internationalization, ECMA 402

    Ujjwal
    is a core collaborator at Node.js and contributes to projects like Electron, V8, libuv and TC39’s test suite: test262.

If you are rather back-end person (Java, .NET, DevOps, Databases, Cloud, etc.), don’t forget to check RigaDevDays program, it is already mostly published.

At DYNATECH we love celebrating life with delicious food. From International Pancake Day to Programmer’s Day with a hotdog stand in the office, we believe that occasional delicious treats lead to a happy team. If you love discovering different cuisine and celebrating little things in life, check out our open vacancies:
System Administrator
Back-End Developer
QA Automation Engineer 

Working at Posti Messaging you have the chance to be in the forefront of the digitalization and be a key player in creating the technical solutions that transform businesses.
We are currently looking for a Java Developer to join our awesome team.

Did you know that the good quality of your personal life brings more value to your work life? Oh boy (girl!), how we love that at Mintos! Join the most work-life balanced team. We are looking for teammates to grow with:
– Senior Software Developer
– Software QA Engineer
– UI/UX Designer

Just in case the upcoming spring has made You want to change something, Tieto Latvia has a couple of opportunities, go ahead and check them out:
Test Automation Engineer
Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
BI Developer

COGNIZANT LATVIA – Digital Services Firm of the Year 
“I have no idea what I’m doing” is NOT your moto? If you have proven experience in software development and look for challenges in a fast paced working environment, apply for a:
Integration Developer
Developer
Test Automation Developer

Neotech Development – Imagine. Build. Deliver.
(And have fun along the way)

At INTEXSYS we are always looking for new talents. If you’re into e-commerce and would like to make an impact by working for one of the top 500 online retailers in the world, join us! Currently, we have the following position openings:
Software Engineer (PHP)
Technical SEO Manager
Conversion Strategist (Digital Marketing)
We promise – it will never be boring!

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:

  Tieto      

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Announcement of .NET focused 73rd DevClub.lv

Hi!

Come and learn from C# practitioners how are they using advanced .NET concepts and patterns in real life. If you wondered if Rx is a thing, or how code generation works in .NET this is the right place to be.

You are welcome on Martch 14 at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for .NET focused 73rd DevClub.lv:

  • Ivars Āriņš from Adaptive Financial Consulting will give a talk “Introduction to Reactive Extensions”.
    Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) help developers to deal with sequences of events and there are lot of problems that can be modeled in such a way. The talk will cover basic aspects of Reactive Extensions, such as Observables and Observers, combining and transforming sequences of events. We will briefly look at how Rx compares (and interacts) with async programming and what are the caveats there.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: .NET, Reactive Extensions, Rx

    Ivars is Technical Lead and Senior .NET consultant in Adaptive Financial Consulting.

  • Arthur Tabatchnic will give a talk “Building .NET Core tools using the Roslyn API “.
    The Roslyn C# gives developers access to the C# language parsing and generation capabilities. This can be leveraged in many ways by building tools that fully understand the code and are capable of generating new code with full comprehension of your codebase. In this talk I will walk you through the basic concepts of the Roslyn and language parsing, building a small tool using these principles and packaging it as a .NET Core tool for easy distribution and usage via the .NET Core CLI.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: C#, Roslyn, .NET Core

    Arthur
    is a full-stack developer at Innoforce, developing medical software and at KeelDocs, building code documentation tools.
  • Arturs Karbone  from If Insurance  will give a talk “Messaging in .NET via MassTransit”.
    What is a distributed system and how to glue the applications in it? Messaging is one of the powerful ways to do that. Let’s go through the common messaging communication patterns together. Recall some theory, understand the difference between message brokers and message buses and see how the last ones help us focusing on writing business features and not concentrating on low-level communication details. The talk will be illustrated with a lot of real-life examples from the Insurance industry.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: .NET, Clean Code,  Architecture

    Arturs 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.

RigaDevDays second year in a raw is organizing worth to visit .NET track. 2 days and 15 sessions about .NET, .NET Core, Azure, Microservices, Machine Learning.
Among Speakers:
– Dino Esposito – recognized expert, author of Microsoft Press
– Ted Neward – computational philosopher
– Cecil Philipp – Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
See the whole program

Full program of FrontCon 2019 is published and current ticket prices are available only until Friday, 8.03.
Check out what Osvalds is saying about FrontCon! 

Working at Posti Messaging you have the chance to be in the forefront of the digitalization and be a key player in creating the technical solutions that transform businesses.
We are currently looking for a Java Developer to join our awesome team.

Did you know that the good quality of your personal life brings more value to your work life? Oh boy (girl!), how we love that at Mintos! Join the most work-life balanced team. We are looking for teammates to grow with:
– Senior Software Developer
– Software QA Engineer
– UI/UX Designer

Just in case the upcoming spring has made You want to change something, Tieto Latvia has a couple of opportunities, go ahead and check them out:
–  Jaunākais .NET programmētājs
Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Power BI Developer

COGNIZANT LATVIA – DIGITAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR
Chances are you’re not looking for business as usual. Neither are we. Join the Digital Services Firm of the year as a:
– Security Test Specialist
– Test Automation Developer
– Integration Developer
Find out more about your career opportunities at one of the world’s leading professional services companies www.Cognizant.lv.

Neotech Development – Imagine. Build. Deliver.
(And have fun along the way)

Holidays are over, and it’s time to consider new challenges! At INTEXSYS, there’s no lack of challenges 🙂 Come join us as:
Senior DevOps Engineer 
– Software Engineer
– Quality Assurance Engineer
We promise – it will never be boring!

ALSO Cloud Latvia keeps doing awesome stuff and looking for awesome people.

Did you know that DYNATECH is working with global brands? We’re creating innovative solutions to travel, financial technology and entertainment brands worldwide. With us it never gets boring.
Want to work in an international environment?
Check out our open vacancies:
Database Developer
Senior System Administrator
Junior Python Developer

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:

  Tieto    ALSO-Cloud  

80% of RigaDevDays program is ready. Let’s take a look.

29-31 May 2019, Riga Dev Days will be celebrating the 5th anniversary and obviously, the organizers are trying hard, according to the very deliberately shaped program, which is 80% ready.
In 2019 the focus will be on backend development and microservices.

KEYNOTES

  • Sam Aaron “Sonic Pi Livecoding”
  • Venkat Subramaniam “Spearheading the future of programming”
  • Ted Neward “Busy Developer’s Guide to Polytechnical Engineering”

MICROSERVICES & CLOUD

  • Seth Vargo “Base64 is not encryption – a better story for Kubernetes Secrets”
  • Oleh Dokuka “RSocket – new Reactive cross-network Protocol”
  • Axel Fontaine “Majestic Modular Monoliths”
  • Dennis Doomen “Using modern .NET technologies to decompose a monolith into micro-services”
  • Franck Pachot “Microservices: Get Rid of Your DBA and Send the DB into Burnout”
  • Alissa Bonas “Introduction to service mesh with Istio and Kiali”
  • Adrian Hornsby “Resiliency and Availability Design Patterns for the Cloud”
  • Irina Scurtu “Communication in a microservice architecture”
  • Peter Jausovec “Istio Patterns”

.NET

  • Alex Thissen “It depends: .NET Core dependency injection”
  • Roland Gujit “When Azure AD is Not Enough: Creating a Token Service in ASP .NET Core 2.2”
  • Fanie Reynders “Roslyn for the rest of u”
  • Wei-Meng Lee “Building Intelligent Mobile Apps using Machine Learning”
  • Dino Esposito “Component-based C# and Razor Programming in Blazor”
  • Ted Neward “Busy Developer’s Guide to WebAssembly”

JAVA

  • Simon Ritter “JDK 11: Pitfalls for the Unwary”
  • Mark Heckler “Full-stack Reactive Java with Project Reactor & Spring Boot 2”
  • Olexandra Dmytrenko “Playing programming with kids using BB-8 robot”
  • Milen Dyankov “Decomposing Java applications”
  • Ensar Basri Kahveci “java.util.concurrent for Distributed Coordination”
  • Johan Janssen “Processing IoT sensor data with InfluxDB”
  • Sander Mak “Keeping up with Java”
  • Natan Silnitsky “The wait is over. How to successfully migrate to Bazel from Maven or Gradle”
  • Venkat Subramaniam “From Functional to Reactive Programming”

DATABASES

  • Joel R. Kallman “Low Code Application Development with Oracle APEX – Deep Dive”
  • Martin Bach “Container Orchestration for Oracle DBAs”
  • Markus Winand “Modern SQL: Evolution of a dinosaur”
  • Kamil Stawiarski “Performance tricks learned from low level developers that can be used in practically any language”
  • Christian Antognini “How Well Do Relational Database Engines Support JSON?”
  • Piet de Visser “We are Serverless – Software and databases still functioning”
  • Øyvind Isene “5 Things Developers do that Drive Me Crazy”
  • Vidar Eidissen “Effective PL/SQL Code Insight With PL/Scope – or yet another reason to put code in the database”

We find the program rather interesting to visit. Moreover, the organizers are promising discussion zones during breaks and huge celebration on the afterparty. Looks like the event we shouldn’t miss 🙂

Early Bird tickets are expiring in 2 weeks, till 01.03 you can buy 2 days conference tickets for 249 euro.

All the details on the website https://2019.rigadevdays.lv