Announcement of Computer Vision focused 55th DevClub.lv

Hi!

It is clear now, that Computer Vision helps to drive innovation, from science, robotics to self-driving cars. And this time we will go from micro to macro approach. You will learn how Computer Vision helps in microscopy and how it helps to ‘read’ huge passing trans and wagons on a railroad.

Join Computer Vision focused event at 24th May (Wednesday) 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Computer Vision focused 55th DevClub.lv:

  • Antons Mislēvičs from Microsoft will give a talk “Machine Learning in Image Recognition scenarios” (slides from presentation)
    In this session, we will start by guiding you through the most interesting recent developments in the world of Machine Learning in Image Recognition scenarios. We will then look at how machines “learn” and give you a quick intro into the exciting world of deep neural networks – perhaps one of the most popular machine learning algorithms today. Finally, we will discuss how you can introduce Machine Learning in your projects.
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: Machine Learning, Image Recognition, Artificial Neural Networks

Antons is a Senior Consultant, Microsoft and Lead Researcher, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Systems Engineering, Riga Technical University. Joined Microsoft as a consultant in 2008. He works with SharePoint Technologies for over 10 years. In this time, he participated in various SharePoint projects of different scale and complexity in over 15 countries, designing solution architectures and supporting developers. Over the last years Antons is working closely with largest Office 365 Dedicated customers. He is also an active member of SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) Core Team. Antons holds PhD degree in Engineering of Computer Systems and is a regular speaker at conferences and community events.

  • Agnis Jakubovics from Apply will give a talk “CV projects and related issues”
    He will give a brief talk about AI/CV technology used in several systems regarding media and microscopy and brief insight of what issues we have faced when developed those systems.
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Experience

Agnis is a Founder and CEO at Apply. He is innovative Latvian IT Entrepreneur creating Artificial Intelligence applications in the fields of Media & Science. He has more than 10 years of IT Project Management experience and has been working in Tieto, Lattelecom and Accenture.

  • Juris Puce from KleinTech Services will be giving presentation on actual uses of machine vision in combination with deep learning as for inspection of passing trains and wagons on railroad.
    Juris will provide information on what kind of tasks KleinTech Services and 4SmartStreets teams are solving as well as information on limitations of vision and deep learning and some ways to possibly overcome them by using common sense.
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: Deep learning, Machine Vision, Artificial Intelligence

Juris is a CEO of KleinTech Services, Partner in 4SmartStreets and a technology enthusiast with main focuses on finding ways to use technology in optimisation of different areas. The main expertise Juris has is in areas of DL/Machine vision and information security. Juris has more than 15 years of experience in technology and holds large amounts of different certifications, but more importantly has a lot of practical experience managing teams in related fields.

 

DevClub.lv Endomondo Challenge has finished. Please find here info about results and winners of challenge.

 

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

 

Did you know that Geta Digital is 1st company in the world with most EPiServer MVP members onboard and 99% of their projects are e-commerce? They are looking for
Front-end Developers
Back-end Developers

 

Did you know that playground of Intrum Justitia Software Development Centre is financial software? We are developing more than 20 finance related systems at the moment!
Intrum Justitia
 is looking for:
– Testing specialist
– .NET/C# Developer
– Oracle, PL/SQL Developer

 

Did you know that Tieto Latvia has many exciting open vacancies as well as various interest clubs? We are proud of our strategic board games club, motor-bike club, active lifestyle club etc. Join the team!
Junior Finance Process Lead
Business Services specialist
– PL/SQL Developer – send your CV to darbs@tieto.com

 

Did you know that Scope Technologies provides innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services using latest .NET stack technologies?


Did you know that Intexsys has successfully delivered more than 50 000 development hours to its customers in 2016?
They are looking for:
Software Development Manager – would you like to manage multiple Agile development teams?
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
Android Developer – Join us to create native Android applications for e-commerce!
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
   geta_ehandel_logo4_cut   Intexsys
ALSO-Cloud        Scope Technologies        Tieto       

Results of DevClub.lv Endomondo Challenge

Thank you all for participating in DevClub.lv Endomondo challenge!

We have worked hard and together collected nice amount of calories, minutes and km:

And we have winners of the challenge:

  1. Geta Digital‘s philosophy is “Work smart, not hard” and therefore they provide prize to help us “Workout smart, not hard“. Prize is 100 Eur worth “Complex test of physical load” at Latvijas Olimpiskā vienība, to help to understand how your body copes with physical load and provide you with information about your Aerobic and Anaerobic heart rate zones, so you can train in smart and best way for your body, health and sports results.

And the Main prize – “Complex test of physical” load provided by Geta Digital receives Matīss Rikters !!!

2. Tieto and Intrum Justitia provides us with motivational gifts – sports bottle, sports bags, reflectors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intrum Justitia’s sports bag wins Elina Judelovich,

Tieto’s
sports bottle, back pack and reflector wins Oskars Ertmanis,
back pack and reflector wins Mārtiņš Dīcis,
back pack and reflector wins Jana Smelena,
reflector wins Aigars Gedroics,
reflector wins Austris Cīrulnieks.

Congrats! 🙂

All winners are welcome to receive their prizes at next – Computer Vision focused 55th DevClub.lv.

Announcement of CryptoCurrency focused 54th DevClub.lv

Hi!

CryptoCurrency, Bitcoin and Blockchain have been buzzwords already for a while and many new FinTech start-ups are already building products using them. Banks acknowledged the importance of Blockchain. Which means you can be next who can influence this trend. And to help you we have invited guys with experience in CryptoCurrency to share their knowledge with us.

Join CryptoCurrency focused event at 20th April 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for CryptoCurrency focused 54th DevClub.lv:

  • Konstantins Vasilenko from Paybis will give a talk “High Level Intro to Blockchain”
    An overview of Blockchain technologies, Crypto Currencies, how these technologies have been developing in the last years, why there is so much hype right now and finally how these technologies are being and planned to be used in various industries.
    (Language — Russian)
    Tags: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Industries

Konstantins is a Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder at Paybis.com, Board Member of Latvian Blockchain Association and has extensive experience in Crypto Currency domain. He holds PMP and SCM certificates and has 10 years of IT Project Management experience as project manager in Accenture.

  • Yurijs Pimenovs from Paybis will give a talk “Technical Intro to Blockhain”
    He will give an introduction talk about Blockchain technology technical aspects like cryptography, protocols, APIs and scripting with focus on explaining how Bitcoin and other blockchain works and what they consist of.
    (Language — Russian)
    Tags: Blockchain, Cryptography, Blocks, Bitcoin

Yurijs is a Chief Technical Officer at Paybis, blogger at coinside.ru , blockchain enthusiast since 2011.

  • Anatoly Ressin from AssistUnion will give a talk “Programming Smart Contracts on Ethereum”
    He will briefly cover infrastructure of the Ethereum platform, smart contract execution principles including the “gas economics”.
    High-level programming language for smart contracts Solidity will be presented with practical examples.
    In the conclusion we will speak about common problems that could be solved in our society using smart contracts, and why it is worth to learn smart contract programming now.
    (Language — Russian)
    Tags: Ethereum, Smart Contracts

Anatoly is a Senior Software Developer at C.T.Co, Co-founder at AssistUnion, Board Member of Latvian Blockchain Association. He is a TSI ex-lecturer with more than a decade experience in teaching functional and logic programming and compiler design. Anatoly is a crypto-currency and blockchain enthusiast since 2011

 

If you are doing some sports or just doing some kind of physical activities to deal with sedentary lifestyle and want to compete with others or just have healthy and friendly motivation, join DevClub.lv Endomondo Challenge and win prizes from Geta Digital, Tieto and Intrum Justitia.

 

Did you know that Geta Digital is 1st company in the world with most EPiServer MVP members onboard? They are looking for
Front-end Developers
Test Engineers

 

Did you know that in Intrum Justitia Software Development Centre we speak not only in English, Latvian and Russian but also write in PL/SQL, Java, C#, HTML, CSS, Javascript and other languages?
Intrum Justitia
 is looking for:
– Software Developer (PL/SQL and PHP) temporary position based in Italy (for 6 month)
– Oracle, PL/SQL Developer
– FullStack JAVA/Angular Developer

 

Did you know that Tieto Latvia has many exciting open vacancies as well as various interest clubs? We are proud of our strategic board games club, motor-bike club, active lifestyle club etc. Join the team!
Dynamics CRM Functional Consultant
Dynamics CRM Technical Consultant
Software Developer

 

Did you know that Scope Technologies provides innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services using latest .NET stack technologies?
They are looking for Android Developer


Did you know that Intexsys has successfully delivered more than 50 000 development hours to its customers in 2016?
They are looking for:
Software Development Manager – would you like to manage multiple Agile development teams?
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
Android Developer – Join us to create native Android applications for e-commerce!
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

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

 

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
   geta_ehandel_logo4_cut   Intexsys
ALSO-Cloud        Scope Technologies        Tieto       

DevClub.lv Endomondo Challenge

We know that IT professionals have sedentary lifestyle by definition and we want to help you to be more motivated to deal with it.
So – if you are doing some sports or just doing some kind of physical activities to deal with sedentary lifestyle and want to compete with others or just have healthy and friendly motivation, join DevClub.lv Endomondo Challenge.

To help you to be more motivated and participate in challenge our sponsors have provided some gifts:

  1. Geta Digital‘s philosophy is “Work smart, not hard” and therefore they provide prize to help us “Workout smart, not hard“. Prize is 100 Eur worth “Complex test of physical load” at Latvijas Olimpiskā vienība, to help to understand how your body copes with physical load and provide you with information about your Aerobic and Anaerobic heart rate zones, so you can train in smart and best way for your body, health and sports results.
    This prize is thought for people who do sports.
    This prize will get absolute winner of challenge (except activities like “step counting” “walking” and others with proportionally little sports vs time).
  2. Tieto and Intrum Justitia provides us with motivational gifts – sports bottle, sports bags, reflectors. These will be drawn between all participants of challenge. Every collected minute will be as a lottery ticket. So – the more minutes you will collect within challenge, the higher are challenges to get some of gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody from LV who is related to software development can participate.

To participate in challenge you have to track your physical activities with Endomondo or synchronize them from other activity trackers to Endomondo.

 

Announcement of Authentication and Authorisation focused 53rd DevClub.lv

Hi!

“We will make Authentication and Authorisation Great Again!
It will be Fantastic!
It will be very, very good!
We promise.
It will be Yuge!
That is True!”
(Trump about 53rd Devclub.lv)

Join Authentication and Authorisation focused event at 16th March 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Authentication and Authorisation focused 53rd DevClub.lv:

  • Mārtiņš Ķemme from Autentica will give a talk “Authentication and Authorisation”
    An overview of authentication and authorisation concepts as well as common pitfalls and security issues. We will start with authentication principles and common practices. Then we will explore security issues with different authentication approaches in applications and more importantly – identify countermeasures for them. After that we will look into core rules regarding implementation of authorisation in applications.
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: Authentication, Authorisation, Security

Mārtiņš is a senior consultant at Autentica and has extensive experience in software development and IT process design. He holds CISSP, CISM and CPTE certificates in computer security domain.

  • Jānis Kūliņš from Tieto Latvia will give a talk “Client authentication in e-commerce solutions”
    In his presentation, Janis will try to describe current situation and technologies used in online payments, and clients authentication in particular. He will try not to dig too deep into technical details, but to explain basic principles of existing version of 3D Secure protocol and payment system working principles in general.
    Other part of presentation will be dedicated to upcoming changes in online payment industry. New 3D Secure protocol version, industry regulations and card scheme regulations will significantly change way how cardholders interact with payment system and online merchant. It create lot of uncertainty, problems, but also lot of new business opportunities and approaches for system development
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: E-comm, 3D Secure, Online payments, 3DS v2.0, Frictionless payments

Jānis is Senior Solution consultant in Tieto Latvia with almost 10 year experience in card business and e-commerce solutions. Janis specializes in 3D Secure solutions which are used for client authentication during internet purchases. Also he provide support for banks and processing centres during new ecomm solution implementations and day to day tasks.

  • Sergii Kulyk from Intrum Justitia SDC will give a talk Security Token Service and Single Sign On Minimal Viable Product with Identity Server for .NET platform
    In order to avoid re-implementing authorization and authentication functionality for each separate application and various portals; and later having challenge with decentralized access rights management; the team had a vision of centralizing access management into one identity provider (autonomous module) which would serve separate applications/portals where users would have SSO experience. As a result of outlined requirements and matching those to several potential options, team have implemented new Minimal Viable Product as Security Token Service with Single Sign On based on open source Authorization Server framework “IdentityServer3”. During talk Sergii will come through most significant puzzled situations on client and server both for classical MVC and modern SPA applications.
    (Language — Russian)
    Tags: Security Token Service, Single Sign On, OpenId,   IdentityServer3, Authentication Flows, MVP, JWT, OWASP

Sergii is a software developer at Intrum Justitia SDC 3 years and last 2 years working for Byjuno payment system startup. He is using .NET tech stack since 2008 for Web and Mobile development

 

If you are doing some sports or just doing something to deal with sedentary lifestyle and want to compete with others or just have healthy and friendly motivation, join DevClub.lv Endomondo Challenge.

Did you know that more than 160 people work for Intrum Justitia Software Development Centre here in Riga and most of them are IT professionals?
Intrum Justitia
 is looking for:
– Senior Java Developer
– PL/SQL Developer
– BI Application Analyst for Belgium (based in Riga)

 

Did you know that recent Tieto Card Suite solution performance tests results showed 10,000 transactions per second for the transactional flow routing solution, and 5,000 tps for the full card authorization solution at an average response time of 0.1 second? Tieto is looking for:
Business Services Specialist
Finance Controller
Master Data Specialist

 

Did you know that Scope Technologies provides innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services using latest .NET stack technologies?
They are looking for Android Developer


Did you know that Intexsys is behind one of the world largest Online Stores, which is included into Internet Retailer Top 500?
They are looking for:
PHP Developers – Junior, Mid, Senior – we got work for any level!
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
QA Engineer – Can you assure our quality?
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

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

 

Geta Digital is a international Digital Commerce Agency with offices in Norway, Latvia, Sweden, Netherlands and the U.S. They are looking for
Front-end Developers
Test Engineers

 

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
   geta_ehandel_logo4_cut   Intexsys
ALSO-Cloud        Scope Technologies        Tieto       

Announcement of SQL focused 52nd DevClub.lv

Hi!

What Oracle, Microsoft and NoSQL have in common? They will all unite under one roof in the next DevClub.lv event! We’ve asked experienced people in SQL field to share their knowledge.

Join SQL focused event at 23rd February 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for SQL focused 52nd DevClub.lv:

  • Sergejs Viņņiks from Intrum Justitia SDC will give a talk “PL/SQL legacy today: SPA UI application and automated testing with JavaScript.”
    Businesses which run Oracle-based legacy systems sometimes wish to move to a modern WEB-GUI, without refactoring the business logic written completely in PL/SQL. Demand for implementing iterative agile development comes often hand-by-hand.
    Sergejs will demonstrate two generic solutions, which have been developed by Intrum Justitia SDC to address the aforementioned topics:
    1. Hapio – the HTTP adapter to the Oracle 12c database, which allows to call any SQL and PL/SQL methods directly from the browser;
    2. Jasquel – the PL/SQL testing tool, which utilizes Hapio to help creating and automating PL/SQL module tests in JavaScript.
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: PLSQL, Testing, JavaScript

Sergejs is an experienced software developer, mainly focused on the databases and PL/SQL during the past years, as well as on training teens and adults in both programming basics and advanced features.

  • Juris Rāts from Scope Technologies will give a talk “SQL Server 2016 – what’s new for developers”
    SQL Server has been around for decades. Lots of developers have used it at some stage of their career. However, most use it just as another data store. With the rise of NoSQL is it even relevant anymore?
    Well, I believe, it is. It still has plenty to go for, each version introduces new features and it covers a wide range of scenarios. And the latest version has some aces upon its sleeve. We will do a quick overview of what is SQL Server, then glance over some of the features of the latest version.
    Finally – some notes from the field. How to approach a SQL Server database on a production server.
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: SQL Server 2016, In-Memory, Performance optimization

Juris is a team lead at Scope Technologies. DB wise his main focus has been SQL Server development and optimization. Lately has had some exposure to NoSQL in a couple of projects as well.

  • Aivars Kalvāns from Tieto Latvia will give a talk “A NoSQL journey in Oracle SQL world”
    A retrospective of over 15 years of product development and different approaches we saw and tried to add flexibility and extensibility to our products. Starting with extra columns for tables, different key-value stores and document stores on top of RDBMS tables and finally Oracle JSON support. I will look at tasks we were trying to solve and problems we introduced by doing that and how we tried to battle them.
    (Language — English)
    Tags: SQL, Schemaless, JSON, Oracle Database

Aivars is a software architect at Tieto Latvia and has worked on payment card software products for more than 15 years. He is using C++, Python and SQL with Oracle database and Tuxedo middleware to build online and batch processing systems. And Aivars loses sleep tinkering with the opposite needs of both worlds.

 

Tieto is an international IT company, it’s headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland; more than 13 000 professionals are employed in almost 20 countries across the globe.
To join Tieto Latvia, please feel free to send your CV to darbs@tieto.com or check our webpages www.tieto.lv and www.tieto.com .
Come and see our stand at RTU Career Day on 2nd March, 2017


Scope Technologies’
aim is to make the “Connected Car” a reality, through providing innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services. They are looking for C# Developers


Intexsys
 is looking for:
PHP Developers – Junior, Mid, Senior – we got work for any level!
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
QA Engineer – Can you assure our quality?
We promise – it will never be boring!


Intrum Justitia
 is looking for:
– Senior Backend Developer
– IT Operations Support Specialist
– Sr. Business Analyst

 

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

 

Geta Digital is a international Digital Commerce Agency with offices in Norway, Latvia, Sweden, Netherlands and the U.S. They are looking for
.NET Web Developers
Front-end Developers
Test Engineers

 

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
   geta_ehandel_logo4_cut   Intexsys
ALSO-Cloud        Scope Technologies        Tieto       

Announcement of Mobile development focused 51st DevClub.lv

Hi!

What could be better than starting a year with a knowledge of the full cycle of mobile development – from prototype and animation, to the fully working application?
You are right! Nothing could be better than a meetup covering those topics.
This month, great mobile oriented speakers will talk about tools and practices that will help you in that journey.

If you want to be on board, come and join Mobile development focused event at 19th January 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Mobile development focused 51st DevClub.lv:

  • Gleb Revkov from C.T.Co will give a talk “Practical Prototyping”.
    Effective collaboration between developers and designers has often been a challenge. Several aspects of software, like interactivity, animation or business requirements can be elusive by nature and therefore difficult to validate before they are actually built. Through many years of experience, we have found a way to build the bridge between both groups. And that bridge are prototypes. In this talk I’m going to share my experience with “Principle” prototyping tool and demonstrate how designers and developers can perform cost-effective software iterations before a single line of production code has been written.
    (Language — Russian)
    Tags: Principle, Prototypes, iOS, Interactions

Gleb is designer with more than 8 years of experience. Quick idea validation through interactive prototypes and user testing are integral part of the daily activities. Previously Gleb was worked on projects like One.lv, Odnoklassniki.ru, Skoda.lv, government projects and others.

  • Artūrs Braučs from Autentica will give a talk “Ionic 2 app development – good and bad experience”
    Ionic framework is open-source SDK for hybrid mobile app and progressive web app development, built top of Angular 2, Apache Cordova.
    During talk, Arturs will share his first impressions, experience and few tips.
    (Language — Latvian)
    Tags: Hybrid apps, Progressive web app, Ionic 2, Angular 2

Artūrs has more than 8 years experience developing web applications with Ruby on Rails, Javascript etc.. In recent years, had experience with iOS, Android and Windows Runtime applications.

  • Igors Nemenonoks from Chili will give a talk “Animations in iOS”
    Animations can make your app stand out as well as ruin the user experience. How to do it right way? Which tools to use?
    Igors will overview the evolution of animation techniques in iOS and talk about the purpose of animations in iOS Apps.
    (Language — Russian)
    Tags: iOS, Swift, Animations

Igors has more than 5 years of experience developing apps for iOS and more than 10 years developing for WEB. Previously worked in Odnoklassniki as lead iOS Developer and currently working as iOS Developer in Chili.


Geta Digital
 is a international Digital Commerce Agency with offices in Norway, Latvia, Sweden, Netherlands and the U.S. They are looking for
.NET Web Developers
Front-end Developers
Test Engineers


Scope Technologies’
aim is to make the “Connected Car” a reality, through providing innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services. They are looking for C# Developers


Intexsys
 is looking for:
PHP Developers – Junior, Mid, Senior – we got work for any level!
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
QA Engineer – Can you assure our quality?
We promise – it will never be boring!


Intrum Justitia
 is looking for Senior Backend Developer (Temporary position)

 

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

 

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
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Announcement of Start-up focused 50th DevClub.lv

Hi!

This December, DevClub will inspire you to bring your ideas to life. We believe that there are no limits for our community. With proper guidance, you can jump from idea to solution. That’s why we’ve teamed up with five great startup founders from Latvia who received more than 4’000’000 EUR investments, and they will share most important that they’ve learned on this path.
If you want your own start-up, you don’t want to miss this one!

Come to Start-up focused event at Monday – 12th December 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Start-up focused 50th DevClub.lv:

  • Mikus Opelts founder of Giraffe360 and SkatSkat.lv  will give a talk “My experience on developing a product that users will love and how to build business around it.”
    Will share knowledge of what are the mistakes that we have made in our business, what stands behind success and that includes story of why investors decided to back us with 0.5 million EUR investment before official product launch.
    (Language — Latvian)
    20min talk
    Tags: Business Development, New Product Development, Innovations, Sales

Mikus started skatskat.lv right after the high school and in next 6 years built it in to leading interactive technology provider in Northern Europe. In 2015 founded Giraffe360 virtual tour technology company that raised half a Million Euro in seed investment round.

  • Eriks Nelsons, Co-Founder & CEO of Champick will give a “Why Champick failed first market entry and why succeeded in the second? Key learnings and crucial ingredients of high-potential startup in Latvia”
    Champick is daily fantasy football platform with more then 30000 users all around the world and successful market entries in Georgia, Hungary and South Africa.
    Eriks will share experience of attracting local angel investor money and failing once, then standing up again by attracting new foreign co-founders and investors, which led startup to successful launch in several markets globally. Will give his opinion about key ingredients to become successful from Latvia and why it’s not mandatory to be located in Riga (Champick team is from Liepaja).
    (Language — Latvian)
    20min talk
    Tags: Business Development, Case Study, Failing, Transition

Eriks after high school started his corporate career and in 9 years achieved to become International Marketing manager in PINS loyalty program with the biggest focus on Northern European and Asian markets. Since May, this year, quit his corporate career and become full-time Champick CEO.

  • Ernests Jenavs from Edurio will share the story of founding Edurio – a startup that helps schools find the hidden insights in student, parent and teacher surveys. Ernest’s story will cover the route from the idea and first unsuccessful attempt to create a prototype to having one of Latvia’s most exciting startups and analyse what factors have contributed to Edurio’s growth. He will talk about working across Latvia and the UK, attracting equity and grant funding (Edurio recently got a 1.9m EUR Horizon2020 grant) and growing the team rapidly.
    (Language — English)
    20min talk
    Tags: Start-up, EdTech

Prior to founding Edurio, Ernest studied decision sciences and worked as a strategy consultant in the UK. He has also worked as a freelance consultant, invested in and advised startups in the UK and Latvia and worked as an expert for the European Commission. Ernest is a member of the board at the Latvian Startup Association.

  • Marcis Gogis from Mintos will speak about building a company that has fundamentally transformed the concept of peer-to-peer lending, making it into the Top 3 p2p lending marketplaces in continental Europe with lightening speed.
    Within a year, Mintos has grown from a newly established and unknown platform in the Baltics to a fast-developing marketplace well recognized across Europe. To date Mintos has financed more than EUR 100 million in loans. Marcis will share his “hands on” experience of building Mintos from the ground up, including how the Mintos buisness model was developed and important lessons learned, for example, how they used MVP in order to gather validates learning and successfully develop the product further.
    (Language — English)
    20min talk
    Tags: Success Story, Peer-to-Peer Lending, New Business Model, MVP

Marcis is the Head of Product at Mintos, working with cross-functional teams to develop and implement new product ideas.

  • Jānis Kiršteins from Notakey will talk about starting a new company. From finding co-founders, to managing initial finances, to coming up with a product and finding external funding. He will share his experiences in these and other topics, from the point of view of a software developer who quit his day job without a clear plan ahead.
    (Language — English)
    40min talk
    Tags: Start-up, Case Study

Jānis has more than 7 years of software development experience. In 2015 he left his day job and in early 2016 co-founded a B2B security startup called Notakey. Currently it has distributors in the Baltic States and Finland, as well as partners in Switzerland such as Credit Suisse and UBS.

 

Our new sponsor ALSO Cloud keeps doing awesome stuff and looking for awesome people.


Geta Digital
 is a international Digital Commerce Agency with offices in Norway, Latvia, Sweden, Netherlands and the U.S. They are looking for
.NET Web Developers
Front-end Developers
Test Engineers


Scope Technologies’
aim is to make the “Connected Car” a reality, through providing innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services. They are looking for C# Developers


Intexsys
 is looking for:
QA Engineer – Can you assure our quality?
PHP Developers – Always welcome!
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
We promise – it will never be boring!


Intrum Justitia
 is looking for:
Junior Java Developer

 

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
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Announcement of Functional Web focused 49th DevClub.lv

Hi!

Great hype starts around functional languages and how they fit in the web. In the modern world, needs have changed. Hundreds of thousand connections are not something rare anymore. Needs for languages and tools changed as well.
We would like to present the two, very modern languages – Elixir and Elm, that benefit each other in Backend and Frontend respectively.
And two experienced individuals will share their knowledge how they are using these technologies in production to serve millions of users a month.

Come to Functional Web focused 49th DevClub.lv and be on the edge of new technologies for the Web.
Blaumaņa iela 3 – Browser Cafe at 24th November 18:30.

Agenda for Functional Web focused 49th DevClub.lv:

  • Boris Goriachev from Meduza.io will talk about: Еlixir in production, for 1.5 years, serving ~ 5 million unique users a month. How we got started, and why elixir? A walkthrough some of the apps, (push notifications for chrome, chat for readers, apps for statistics).
    (Language — Russian)
    Tags: Elixir, Backend, Realtime, Delayed jobs, Highload, Background jobs, Not delayed

Boris is Full stack (but mostly backend) developer at meduza.io

  • Jānis Zaržeckis from Evolution Gaming will talk about Elm – a purely functional language and an ecosystem for better frontend application development. Let’s discuss different use cases where Elm may or may not be suitable.
    (Language — English)
    Tags: Elm, Purely Functional Programming, Frontend development, Frontend performance

Jānis is a JavaScript lead at Evolution Gaming.

 

Our new sponsor ALSO Cloud keeps doing awesome stuff and looking for awesome people.

 

Intrum Justitia is looking for:
Java Developer
Test Automation Specialist
Temporary PL/SQL Developer


Geta Digital
 is a international Digital Commerce Agency with offices in Norway, Latvia, Sweden, Netherlands and the U.S. They are looking for
.NET Web Developers
Front-end Developers
Test Engineers


Scope Technologies’
aim is to make the “Connected Car” a reality, through providing innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services. They are looking for C# Developers


Intexsys
 is looking for:

Senior UI/UX Designer – Design the complete omni-channel eCommerce experience for US-based top 500 internet retailer!
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
Front-end Developers – We have a lot of HTML/CSS/LESS and Javascript work to do!
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
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Announcement of Angular 2 focused 48th DevClub.lv

Hi!

What have Latvia, Malaysia and Nigeria in common? We all have great developers! And this time, we’ll touch a great and trendy topic which is Angular 2. But there is no fun, if we won’t place this topic along side with React, so we will do that! And you know what else is powerful and you should know about it? Typescript! This time we will have developers from different part of the world into one, united space.

Come to Blaumaņa iela 3 – Browser Cafe at 27th October 18:30.

Agenda for Angular 2 focused 48th DevClub.lv:

  • Ronalds Zarīts from Scope Technologies will give a talk “Angular 2 – a quick tour”
    Angular 2 has sparked your interest. Maybe you’ve worked with Angular 1.x and want to see what’s new? Maybe you’re new to Angular and would like to know more. You should come to this talk – Angular 2 is pretty cool.
    Angular 2 is full of interesting features, and is quite different from Angular 1.x. We’ll have a quick look at the basics, see how to get started, the types of apps you can build, and explore some of the more interesting features of Angular 2.0.(Language — English)
    Tags: Angular 2.0, Web, TypeScript, JavaScript

Ronalds is a developer at Scope Technologies where he helps build, improve and maintain the company’s SaaS solutions. Lately, he’s deep into Web development using modern technologies and tools.

  • Dzulqarnain Nasir from Geta Digital will give a talk “Introduction to TypeScript”
    Today, JavaScript is everywhere. We use it on the front-end. We use it on the back-end. And even in mobile apps. But as the complexities of your application increases, it’s important to keep your code under control before it becomes a huge mess. Enter TypeScript. This session is aimed at introducing developers to TypeScript, and why it’s awesome.(Language — English)
    Tags: JavaScript, TypeScript

Dzulqarnain is an aspiring full-stack developer at Geta Digital, who is passionate about web technologies. He writes at dnasir.com.

  • Adewale Oluyinka will speak about React
    Facebook has been trying to convince us that React is the most awesome JavaScript library ever, so let us see if it’s worth our time. We will discuss what React is, the history and the future of React, benefits of using React and features.(Language — English)
    Tags: React, JavaScript, Web 

Adewale has been a full stack developer for at least 6 years with experience in SQL, C#, PHP, Java, Web and mobile application development including Android and cross platform development..

Intexsys is looking for:
Senior UI/UX Designer – Design the complete omni-channel eCommerce experience for US-based top 500 internet retailer!
DevOps Engineer – Chef/Puppet/Ansible lovers, we’re looking for you!
Front-end Developers – We have a lot of HTML/CSS/LESS and Javascript work to do!
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

Intrum Justitia is looking for:
Java Developer (Full stack)
Senior .NET/C# Developer
Oracle, PL/SQL Developer

 

Geta Digital is a international Digital Commerce Agency with offices in Norway, Latvia, Sweden, Netherlands and the U.S. They are looking for
.NET Web Developers
Front-end Developers
Test Engineers

 

Our new sponsor Scope Technologies’ aim is to make the “Connected Car” a reality, through providing innovative, cost-effective and reliable end-to-end telematics products and services. They are looking for C# Developers

 

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

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