Announcement of Kubernetes focused 69th


Kubernetes at the moment is like teenager sex – everybody says that he is doing it, but … 🙂 Therefore we invited people who are doing it to share how it really is.
You are welcome on 22th November at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Kubernetes focused 69th

    • Artyom Suharev from DYNATECH will give a talk “Kubernetes: The Journey”.
      The story will focus on the development process of Kubernetes, the inception of the idea, its evolution, caveats and the current situation.
      (Language – Russian)
      Tags: Kubernetes, doker, baremetal, cluster, devops

      Artyom leads the DevOps processes within DYNATECH and makes sure company is progressing fast in terms of the development infrastructure.

    • Anton Kranga from Agile Stacks will give a talk “Kubernetes operators for fun and profit!”.
      Microservices deployed as containers in the Kubernetes cluster does not live in the vacuum. Often, Site Reliability Engineers or Kubernetes native applications talks to each other services in the cluster through the special API, which allows operators to react and perform an automated operation. Such as: revert to latest snapshot, reconfigure cache, gracefully down-scale application etc.
      This talk will guide through the notion of Kubernetes Operators. Share some recipes to write your own operator and share some experienced gathered though several years professionally operating Kubernetes clusters.
      (Language – English)
      Tags: Kuberneres, operators, microservices, Golang

      Antons is a passionate DevOps evangelist and cloud architect. Enjoys to automate-everything and a specially Kubernetes. Likes to inspire and be inspired by talking in technology conferences.

    • Joonathan Mägi DevOps practices lead from Topia will give a talk “Continuous Delivery the Cloud Native way using Spinnaker and Kubernetes”.
      This session will cover the Cloud Native continuous delivery methodologies built on Kubernetes and Spinnaker using the new manifest based Kubernetes (v2) provider. We will look on how Spinnaker will orchestrate the deployments to multiple environments and use manifest parameterization and hydration.
      (Language – English)
      Tags: cloud-native, kubernetes, spinnaker, continuous-delivery

      is a DevOps practice lead and Cloud Native specialist with CKAD certification at Topia. His previous experiences include being employee #1 at Teleport and leading the platform engineering at Skype.


  • Get ready to explore new topics and dive deeper in the front-end world at FrontCon 2019 from April 3-5! Get your Blind Bird ticket now for 119 euros until November 23rd – send us an e-mail to and we’ll help you to get yours! Limited amount available!


  • 29-31 May 2019 join 700 developers for 5th anniversary of RigaDevDays – 3 days full with talks & workshops about Java, DevOps, Cloud, SQL Databases, .NET. Blind Bird tickets now available!


  • What are the two biggest days of the year in e-commerce? Right, it’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Intexsys is making sure that shopping is smooth on these days for literally millions of customers.
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Announcement of Quality Assurance focused 68th


This time lets talk about Quality Assurance.
You are welcome on 25th October at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Quality Assurance focused 68th

    • Rihards Skrebelis from TestDevLab will give a talk “How We Test Audio Quality In VoIP Applications”
      Presentation will cover basics of VoIP and different challenges that we had to overcome to develop universal end-to-end solution for audio quality testing in VoIP applications.
      (Language – Latvian)

      Rihards started working as tester during studies in Riga Techincal University and got Bachelor Degree in 2014 with thesis focused around testing audio quality. Following years parallel to work as QA and test automation engineer co-developed process for evaluating voice call quality. More recently working on developing process for evaluation video call quality.

    • Kirill Shepitko from Neotech Development will give a talk “Cloud-native apps REST API testing: our story”
      “We have an internal framework (open-sourced now) that we use to test our cloud-native apps’ REST API, which is based on an interesting combination of Docker, Testcontainers, Wiremock and Cucumber – such solution makes it easy to use for both – QA engineers and business people. We are happy to share our experience in REST API testing – a path from 0 tests and problems to full coverage and nice test reports.”
      (Language – English)
      Tags: cloud-native, docker, cucumber, rest, wiremock, kubernetes

      Kirill is a Software Architect for multiple teams in Neotech Development, continuously exploring new tech to improve team skillset and efficiency. Working in software development for almost 18 years.

    • Artyom Ivanov from DYNATECH will give a talk “Test automation challenges. Automate just enough and improve as needed”.
      – How well hourglass or cupcake can work when the test pyramid just isn’t there?
      – Automating acceptance tests to minimize manual session-based regression testing.
      – UI test reliability and maintainability. Setting artificial limits for the test case coverage.
      – Agreement on goals and metrics. Bringing automation regardless of the level (UI or lower) to every story and collaboration between developers, manual testers and test automators.
      (Language – Russian)
      Tags: test-pyramid, acceptance-testing, gitlab-ci, bdd, anti-patterns

      Artyom is a Test Automation Engineer, who started working at DYNATECH in 2016 as a Manual Tester and decided to switch his career to make a greater impact on the software delivery process. Since then he has worked in different teams, building compact and low maintenance test suites.


  • This time Neotech Development team will be happy to share even more of their experience with you. In our company  – people come first! We care about collaboration, growing and advancing our skills together. Seize the opportunity to join the team:
    DevOps Engineer
    Front-End Developer
    – App Support Engineer


  • At DYNATECH we’ll give you space to grow. With our internal lectures, mentoring programs, in-house school and the possibility to attend international conferences, we’ll make sure you are growing in your desired direction. Want to fulfil your potential? Check out our open vacancies:
  • – Back-End Developer
    – Front-End Developer
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