Announcement of Kubernetes focused 69th DevClub.lv

Hi!

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

Agenda for Kubernetes focused 69th DevClub.lv:

    • 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 ‚ÄstEnglish)
      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 M√§gi¬†DevOps practices lead from Topia will give a talk ‚ÄúContinuous Delivery the Cloud Native way using Spinnaker and Kubernetes‚ÄĚ.
      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

      Joonathan
      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 dace@devclub.lv and we‚Äôll 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‚Äôs Black Friday and Cyber Monday.¬†Intexsys¬†is making sure that shopping is smooth on these days for literally millions of customers.
    If you want to participate, please apply for:
    PHP Developer
    –¬†QA Engineer
    –¬†PPC Specialist
    We promise – it will never be boring!

 

 

  • ALSO Cloud Latvia¬†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:
    ALSO-CloudIntexsys

Announcement of Quality Assurance focused 68th DevClub.lv

Hi!

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

Agenda for Quality Assurance focused 68th DevClub.lv:

    • 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¬†‚ÄúCloud-native apps REST API testing: our story‚ÄĚ
      ‚ÄúWe 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 ‚Äď 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.‚ÄĚ
      (Language ‚ÄstEnglish)
      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 ‚ÄúTest automation challenges. Automate just enough and improve as needed‚ÄĚ.
      РHow 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
    Database Developer

 

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

 

  • Did you know that Intexsys is behind online store, which is selling more than 1 000 000 different products?
    Intexsys is looking for:
    PHP Developer
  • –¬†Product Owner
  • –¬†iOS Developer
  • We promise – it will never be boring!

 

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

Announcement of DevOps focused 67th DevClub.lv

Hi!

It is already year around since we had previous DevOps event. Since DevOps is probably even hotter then before, we decided to get more people to share their experience with us.

You are welcome at 23th August 18:30, ZańľńĀ iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for DevOps focused 67th DevClub.lv:

    • Deiwin Sarjas¬†from SaleMove¬†will give a talk¬†“Safe and fast delivery with branch deploys”¬†
      Deiwin will show how he helped SaleMove deliver more value more frequently. Developers now have more confidence in their changes and they have to switch contexts less often. All without sacrificing product stability. Code snippets and examples will demonstrate how Jenkins pipelines, Kubernetes, GitHub, and Slack come together to coordinate a smooth deployment process.
      (Language –¬†English)
      Tags: branch-deploys, continuous-delivery, jenkins, kubernetes.
    • Deiwin¬†has spent years helping European Space Agency process and make sense of massive amounts of data. Passionate about building reliable and maintainable systems both in the small and at scale, he is now working at SaleMove to realize its dream of innovating online customer experience.
    • Sergey Chernecov from Intexsys¬†will give a talk¬†DevOps ‚Äď culture over separation!¬†Buzz: puppet, aws,¬†apper.in, shinny unicorn, no docker.
      ‚ÄúI am a developer! I don‚Äôt want to think about OS, I/O nor network latency. I want to click-click and profit.‚ÄĚ- hearing this makes me sad. when I get sad, I stop being sad, and be¬†AWESOME¬†instead. A true story of a¬†Dev¬†meeting theOps¬†and developing¬†a¬†Devops¬†culture together.
      (Language –¬†English)
      Tags: puppet, elastic, haproxy, php, devops, pair-infrastructuring.
    • Sergey¬†is a Software Architect in¬†South Park¬†team at Intexsys, currently mostly interested in enterprise integration patterns, SOA, AWS, Kafka.¬†Favorite comedian: Uncle Bob Martin; Interests outside programming:¬†quantum physics. Working in software development since 2006.
    • Edgars Sńďlis¬†from TestDevLab¬†will give a talk¬†“Continuous Testing in Agile Mobile app development”
      – Testing is not a separate phase, it occurs throughout the development
      – Creating test pipelines – challenges to create and maintain them
      – Acceptance test automation – how much to automate; best approaches to keep them stable, managing physical device laboratory
      – Continuous Integration practices – testing branches, using triggers and continuous monitoring/feedback
      (Language –¬†Latvian)
      Tags: Testing, Quality Assurance, Automation, Continuous integrations, Jenkins
    • Edgars is a QA engineer and Team lead, working in TestDevLab for more than 4 years in several different projects all around the world. Has experience in setting up testing process from¬†scratch for Agile teams and managing it. Edgars has Professional Master degree in computer science and several certifications in Testing, Test management and Agile/Scrum.

 

 

  • Hey, hey, hey, we have new sponsor DYNATECH!
  • DYNATECH¬†is an information technology company based in Riga, Latvia. We focus on providing IT services and solutions to global brands within the DYNINNO Group in three key areas: travel, finance, and entertainment. DYNATECH maintains IT services for brands in eight countries and we are expanding fast. Our people are our core strength, and their talent and dedication allow us to always be one step ahead of the competition.
    –¬†Mid-level PHP Developer
    –¬†Senior Front-End Developer
    Database Developer

 

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

 

  • Did you know that Intexsys is behind online store, which is selling more than 1 000 000 different products?
    Intexsys is looking for:
    PHP Developers РJunior, Mid, Senior Рwe got work for any level!
    –¬†PPC Specialist (Pay Per Click, Paid Search) –¬†the opportunity to manage a multi-million dollar ad-spend for multiple properties of our US-based customers.
  • Product Owner –¬†Do you want to own the development of our large-scale international E-commerce projects?
  • We promise – it will never be boring!

 

 

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

Announcement of Modern PHP focused 66th DevClub.lv

Hi!

If take July, PHP, Intexsys, DevClub.lv and put them together, what we gonna get?
Yes, that’s right, as a result we get Modern PHP focused DevClub.lv with afterparty at Intexsys already next week 18.07.

Please pay attention that this time we meet at Vienńębas gatve 109 (Unity Biznesa centrs) 1.st floor at 18th July 18:30 and be ready to stay for Afterparty at the roof terrace (same building) at¬†Intexsys¬†office.

Agenda of Modern PHP focused 66th DevClub.lv:

        • JńĀnis Mozgis from Printful Latvia¬†will talk about “SOLID principles in PHP – how to apply them in PHP and why should we care“.
          (Language –¬†Latvian)
          Tags: SOLID, PHP, OOP

          JńĀnis¬†
          is senior software developer at Printful Latvia.
        • Oleg Andreyev from Intexsys¬†will talk¬†about “Spotting Design patterns in Symfony”.
          Why is this important and why you should use them? The answer is so simple – Design patterns will make your life easier and allow you to write better code faster.
          Oleg will talk briefly about usage of design patterns in PHP with emphasis on implementation in Symfony framework.
          (Language – English)
          Tags: Design Patterns, Symfony, PHP

          Oleg 
          is a Team Architect @ Intexsys with 8+ years of experience developing PHP applications.
        • Uldis Nipers¬†from Mintos will talk about the experience gained while building a p2p lending marketplace from scratch.
          Topics of the talk will include: decission processes behind choosing technologies and planning architecture, the biggest techincal challanges faced, queue based architecture, quality assurance and continuous integration implementation, migration from one cloud hosting provider to other, and more.

          (Language –¬†English)
          Tags: Symfony, Doctrine, AWS, MySQL, performance tuning

          Uldis is a senior software developer in Mintos.

        • Afterparty
          It has been more that a year since we’ve visited Intexsys roof terrace (same building as the conference). Intexsys is inviting everyone again to join us for an Afterparty at the terrace. As always, free beer, snacks and interesting conversations will be waiting for you!

  • For those interested in DevOps it is worth to now that ‘DevOpsDays Riga 2018’ has announced first speakers. Check them here. Program is going to be ready and published in a few weeks. Check the ticket options here. There is limited amount of Diversity tickets available for girls, students, and those who don‚Äôt get support from the company and have to pay for tickets themselves. If you belong to any of those groups let us know: info@devclub.lv.

 

  • We are happy to have new sponsor Neotech joining our family.

 

 

  • Did you know that Intexsys is behind online store, which is selling more than 1 000 000 different products?
    Intexsys is looking for:
    PHP Developers РJunior, Mid, Senior Рwe got work for any level!
    –¬†PPC Specialist (Pay Per Click, Paid Search) –¬†the opportunity to manage a multi-million dollar ad-spend for multiple properties of our US-based customers.
  • Product Owner –¬†Do you want to own the development of our large-scale international E-commerce projects?
  • We promise – it will never be boring!

 

  • And this is what you missed –¬†FrontCon 2018, the first ever two-day conference in Baltics focused on front-end concepts and technologies. Interested?¬†See the video here.

 

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

Announcement of Frontend focused 65th DevClub.lv

Hi!

This time we decided to make FrontEnd focused event to warm you up for the main FrontEnd event of the year – FrontCon. Between all attendees of this DevClub.lv we will raffle 2 tickets to FrontCon with 50% discount.

You are welcome to join us at May 17th at 18:30 to ZańľńĀ iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda of Frontend focused 65th DevClub.lv:

        • Alexey Malihin from Intexsys¬†will give a talk ‚ÄěPumping up the Lighthouse score‚Äú
          E-commerce website has low conversion? User bounce rate is too high and time spent on site is too low? This may be because your site is slow! 53% of all sites are abandoned if page load is longer than 3 seconds. There is always room for website improvement but where to start? What have you done right, what could have been better and what have you missed? A frontend engineer will give you a keynote on how to increase website performance, accessibility and SEO with Google Chrome Lighthouse audit tool.
          (Language – Russian)
          Tags: Frontend audit, Frontend performance, Frontend optimization, Google Lighthouse

          Alexey is young yet very experienced frontend developer who has been working on complex projects in Intexsys for almost 4 years.

       

        • Mikhail Dunaev¬†from Throne Gaming / TallinnJS Estonia¬†will give talk “Infographics in the browser using d3.js
          D3.js is one of the most powerful JavaScript libraries for data visualisation in the browser. But this is only an instrument that alone will not answer questions about how to find patterns, interesting moments, or, perhaps, a hidden meaning in the big volumes of your data.
          Mikhail will introduce us to some of the technologies and techniques for creating infographic.

          (Language –¬†Russian)
          Tags: Data visualisation, Infographics, d3.js

          Mikhail is a JavaScript developer from Russia who moved to Estonia a year and a half ago. Previously, Mikhail worked in the infographic studio of the largest Russian news agencies – RIA Novosti / Lenta.ru / Rambler.ru.

       

  • FrontCon is running out of tickets so hurry up and¬†get yours. And prices goes up on May 19, so better use our promo code DevClubRulez with 10% discount now!

 

 

  • Did you know that Intexsys is behind online store, which is selling more than 1 000 000 different products?
    Intexsys is looking for:
    PHP Developers РJunior, Mid, Senior Рwe got work for any level!
    –¬†PPC Specialist (Pay Per Click, Paid Search) –¬†the opportunity to manage a multi-million dollar ad-spend for multiple properties of our US-based customers.
  • Product Owner –¬†Do you want to own the development of our large-scale international E-commerce projects?
  • We promise – it will never be boring!

 

 

Did you know, that Riga Dev Days 2018  is happening already at the end of May? Get your ticket to attend more than 60 talks, 7 workshops in 5 tracks.

 

Just reminding that DevOpsDays Riga 2018 Call for Paper is open till beginning of June. Submit your story now.

 

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

Announcement of Security focused 64th DevClub.lv

Hi!

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 ZańľńĀ iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda of Security focused 64th DevClub.lv:

        • Kirill Linnik from MOVE Guides/DevClub Estonia¬†will give a talk ‚ÄěGDPR and kittens‚Äú
          Despite the new law affects all people, the most influence it has on us ‚Äď 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 ‚ÄĒ English)
          Tags: GDPR

          Kirill 
          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 ‚ÄĒ English)
          Tags: OWASP, web security, mobile security

          Agris
          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 ‚ÄĒ 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 DevClub.lv 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!

 

  • Did you know that at Intexsys developers can dedicate 10% of their time to “Guild” work, where Guild members decide what they will work on?
    Intexsys is looking for:
    PHP Developers РJunior, Mid, Senior Рwe got work for any level!
    Senior Database Developer (MS SQL)
    We promise – it will never be boring!

 

 

 

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

Announcement of .NET focused 63rd DevClub.lv

Hi!

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

Agenda of .NET focused 63rd DevClub.lv:

        • Valdis Ińľjuńćonoks from Geta Digital¬†will give a talk¬†‚ÄúAlternative Localization for Asp.Net Core Applications‚ÄĚ
          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 ‚ÄĒ English)
          Tags: .Net Core, Asp.Net Core, C#, Localization

          Valdis
          ¬†is (Microsoft¬ģ + EPiServer) ¬∑ Most Valuable Professional, system architect and web/mobile technologist in Geta Digital, Visual Studio ALM evangelist and passionate about F#. He writes at¬†blog.tech-fellow.net.

       

        • Andris Lubans¬†from Intrum Global Technologies¬†will give a talk ‚ÄúControlling of messages flow in Microservices architecture‚ÄĚ
          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 ‚ÄĒ Russian)
          Tags: Microservices; Sagas; Masstransit

          Andris
          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 ‚ÄĒ 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.

       

        • Intrum Global Technologies give away!
          Register and win WD external hard drive 4TB, Raspberry PI3 or Intrum backpack!

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

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

Announcement of Machine Learning focused 62nd DevClub.lv

Hi!

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 ZańľńĀ iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda of Machine Learning focused 62nd DevClub.lv:

      • 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 SkadiŇÜŇ° 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚ÄĒ Latvian)
        Tags: Bots, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

        Raivis¬† is the director of research and development at Tilde. He is leading development of Tilde‚Äôs language technology products ‚Äď 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.

 

TechChill -the leading tech event in the Baltics for promising startups, global investors, executives and tech enthusiasts, stage programme is now LIVE! Join to discuss the future of fintech, blockchain, cybersecurity, meet the best in the field of AI and VR and learn from experts! The event is coming up soon, so be sure to check it out!

 

Did you know that Tieto Latvia has a various exciting open positions? JOIN one of our fantastic teams! Tieto Latvia is currently looking for:
Junior PL/SQL Developer
Oracle programmatŇęras izstrńĀdńĀtńĀjs
Siebel CRM atbalsta konsultants

 

Did you know Intrum Justitia Software Development Centre has become Intrum Global Technologies since December 2017 and continues to provide IT services for the Intrum group uniting more than 160 IT professionals in Latvia?
Intrum Global Technologies is looking for:
Data Scientist
Java Developer
.NET/C# Developer

 

Did you know that at Intexsys developers can dedicate up to 10% of their time to ‚ÄúGuild‚ÄĚ work, where Guild members decide what they will work on?
Intexsys is currently looking for:
Senior Database Developer (MS SQL)
PHP Developer
DevOps Engineer
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

ALSO Cloud Latvia 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:
IntrumIntexsys
ALSO-CloudTieto

Announcement of Data focused 61st DevClub.lv

Hi!

Let’s talk about data this time.

Come on December 7th at 18:30 to ZańľńĀ iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Data focused 61st DevClub.lv:

  • Edgars Francis¬†from Scope Technology¬†will give a talk¬†D-Insight – An Analytics Platform for Analyzing and Characterizing Driving Behavior
    D-Insight is a powerful analytics platform used for Analyzing and Characterizing Driving Behavior, Driving Context, Insurance Risk, and Revenue Modeling. With powerful and flexible excel-like formulas it empowers insurance companies to analyse driver behaviour – how, where, when and under what circumstances insurance clients have driven.
    D-Insight is used by Insurance Companies to create their Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) products, and the platform supports both “Pay-As-You-Drive” (PAYD) and “Pay-How-You-Drive” (PHYD) product where the insurance premiums are calculated dynamically, according to the driver behaviour.

    (Language ‚ÄĒ Latvian)
    Tags: SQL Server Analyses Services, Cubes, Warehouse, MDX, UBI, PAYD, PHYD

    Edgars is a Product Owner and Team Leader at Scope Technology. He has over 12 years experience in Software Development, and has more than 7 years experience in Telematics Analytics. His technical passions and specialisations include a Data Warehousing and Analytics Technologies, and Advanced SQL Server Technologies, such as SSAS, SSIS and SSRS.

  • Yury Nevinitsin ¬†from Odnoklassniki.ru¬†¬†will share an successful experience of deploying Druid in place of MSSQL
    “Druid is a high-performance, column-oriented, distributed data store”¬†http://druid.io
    I will tell how they solved the situation when MSSQL-based statistics system (50TB sized) became:
    – slow: average response time was many times slower than required
    – unstable: at peak hours it was up to 30 minutes late
    – expensive: expences for Microsoft licences could be millions USD.
    In Odnoklassniki.ru Druid is used to store and query operational statistics for the last 2 years. At the moment we process tens billons records each day (hundreds gigabytes by size).
    Why Druid?
    We chose druid (among open-source solutions) because it promised us high-performance, scalability and fault-tolerance. All three properties were required, and there were no other solution at the moment of making decision.
    (Language ‚ÄĒ Russian)
    Tags: Java, distributed system, fault-tolerance, column-oriented db, OLAP
    Yury is a senior developer at Odnoklassniki.ru, working on statistics system back-end. In the past he was lead developer in Moi Mir@Mail.ru  social network.
  • Bogdan Ozerkin¬†from SIA Dynatech¬†will give a talk Log management in a Service architecture
    When you implement service architecture, there are many ways to screw up, one of which would be to miss out on debugging solutions. As you detect problems in your services, valuable insights on what’s going on “inside” should be available, in order to be able to react on incident and provide solutions faster. In this talk, I would like to dig in to the nature of logging, providing an overview on what it is and how do it in a Service architecture. Additionally tell You a story about how we created an Ad hoc solution for our infrastructure

    (Language ‚ÄĒ Russian)
    Tags: Log management, monitoring, php, clickhouse, events

    Bogdans is a solution architect at Dyntach, whos in charge of DWH systems and Infrastructure support systems, likes to create weird solutions which actually work and are easy to support.

 

Did you know that Intrum Justitia Software Development Centre is going to have a new name from mid of December?
Intrum Justitia is looking for:
–¬†Data Scientist
DWH/BI developer
–¬†IT operations specialist

 

Did you know that during Cyber Monday Intexsys team supports E-Commerce platform handling over 300 requests/second?
Intexsys is currently looking for:
Senior Database Developer (MS SQL)
PHP Developer
–¬†DevOps Engineer
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

ALSO Cloud Latvia keeps doing awesome stuff and looking for awesome people. In particular, they are looking for data nerd, errr… Data Analyst/Data Warehouse expert.

 

Did you know that Tieto Latvia has a various exciting open positions? JOIN one of our fantastic teams! Tieto Latvia is currently looking for:
Integration specialist
Java izstrńĀdńĀtńĀjs
Siebel CRM atbalsta konsultants

 

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

Announcement of Pipeline Automation focused 60th DevClub.lv

Hi!

This time lets talk about Pipeline Automation!

Come at 23rd November 18:30 to ZańľńĀ iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda of Pipeline Automation focused 60th DevClub.lv:

  • Roman Shumkov¬†from Intexsys¬†will give a talk¬†“Continuous Delivery Pipeline at High Scale”
    Lessons learned from implementing Continuous Delivery Pipeline using PHP, Symfony2, Behat, PhantomJS, Deployer, Docker and Bamboo.
    Some highlights:
    – Build Automation with 30+ hours of build time per day
    – Continuous Integration with 500+ hours of testing time per day
    – Horizontal Scalability
    – 20-30 minutes for code changes to be built, tested and delivered to production

    (Language ‚ÄĒ Russian)
    Tags: CI, CD, Symfony2, Docker, Behat, PhantomJS, Deployer, Bamboo

    Roman is a Software Architect at Intexsys with more than 14 years of experience in IT industry.

  • Arturs Bartusevics¬†from Tieto Latvia¬†will give a talk¬†“Reusable Jenkins Configuration and Automation for Enterprises”
    – A problem with Jenkins setup and configuration in the large enterprises;- Conception “Jenkins + Docker + Jenkins Plugins + Scripts”
    – Getting Jenkins, which is ready to automate everything, in 5 minutes;
    – Setup of Automation with Jenkins as a repeatable enterprise standard;
    – Demo, demo, demo…
    (Language ‚ÄĒ Latvian)
    Tags: Jenkins, Continuous Delivery, Automation

Arturs is Senior Configuration Manager at Tieto Latvia, professors assistant at RTU, Unit of Software Engineering. Arturs has 9 years experience working with automation of software deliveries and implementation of continuous deployment and delivery processes. At 2015 has defended PHD diploma at RTU.

  • Dmitry Buzdin¬†from Riga DevDays¬†will give a talk¬†“Continuous Testing at Scale”
    With the raise of Continuous Delivery test automation is becoming a norm rather than luxury. However, when dealing with high-complexity, large and modular projects you would be disappointed to learn that it is a challenge to set-up a fully automated continuous testing pipeline. The problems you are encountering are tool incompatibility and general lack of suitable solutions to scale out test automation processes. Imagine tens of thousands of automated test cases, which are required to be run for a product to be fully tested.
    During this talk Dmitry will answer the following questions:
    – How do you run your automated tests in a shortest time frame possible?
    – How do you know if your functional test coverage is improving?
    – How do you select and run the most appropriate test cases?
    – How do you get actionable insight from your testing process results?
    – How do you know if it is safe to release software package to production?
    This presentation will guide you though a journey of building and improving test automation pipeline based on Jenkins in a large telco organisation with hundreds of thousands test executions performed on daily basis. By looking at this example it would possible to see what tools are missing at the market currently and where test automation industry should focus efforts next. The talk will outline examples of micro services developed to fill the functional gaps. This experience would be beneficial and applicable in your next large-scale CD project.
    (Language ‚ÄĒ Russian)
    Tags: Continuous Delivery, Automation, Jenkins

Dmitry is a software architect specialising in Java, DevOps and Test Automation. He and several of his colleagues, has founded a local consultancy company helping customers with fintech solutions. Dmitry is organising Riga DevDays conference, Latvian Java User Group meetups and Rig Test Automation Club events.

 

Did you know that Intexsys is behind online store, which is selling more than 1 000 000 different products?
Intexsys is currently looking for:
–¬†PHP Developer
–¬†DevOps Engineer
We promise – it will never be boring!

 

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

 

Did you know that Tieto Latvia has a various exciting open positions? JOIN one of our fantastic teams! Tieto Latvia is currently looking for:
Ruby On Rails Developers
Java izstrńĀdńĀtńĀjs
Database Administrator

 

Did you know that Intrum Justitia Software Development Centre is going to have a new brand and name already in December this year?
Intrum Justitia is looking for:
PL/SQL Developer
–¬†Test automation specialist
–¬†FullStack .NET Developer/ .NET ProgrammńďtńĀjs

 

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