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

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

Announcement of Machine Learning focused 62nd DevClub.lv


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

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

Agenda of Machine Learning focused 62nd 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 — English)
        Tags: Machine Learning, Data Science

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Intrum Global Technologies is looking for:
Data Scientist
Java Developer
.NET/C# Developer


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Announcement of Data focused 61st DevClub.lv


Let’s talk about data this time.

Come on December 7th at 18:30 to Zaļā 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 — 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 — 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 [email protected]  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 — 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


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Senior Database Developer (MS SQL)
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– DevOps Engineer
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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 izstrādātājs
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Thanks to our sponsors we are able to make DevClub.lv events and have drinks and snacks:
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