Announcement of Frontend focused 65th


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 we will raffle 2 tickets to FrontCon with 50% discount.

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

Agenda of Frontend focused 65th

        • Alexey Malihin from Intexsys will give a talk „Pumping up the Lighthouse score“
          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 / /


  • 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 – Junior, Mid, Senior – we 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 events and have drinks and snacks:

Announcement of Security focused 64th


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

Agenda of Security focused 64th

        • Kirill Linnik from MOVE Guides/DevClub Estonia will give a talk „GDPR and kittens“
          Despite the new law affects all people, the most influence it has on us – 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 — English)
          Tags: GDPR

          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 — English)
          Tags: OWASP, web security, mobile security

          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 — 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 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 – Junior, Mid, Senior – we 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 events and have drinks and snacks:

Announcement of .NET focused 63rd


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

Agenda of .NET focused 63rd

        • Valdis Iļjučonoks from Geta Digital will give a talk “Alternative Localization for Asp.Net Core Applications”
          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 — English)
          Tags: .Net Core, Asp.Net Core, C#, Localization

           is (Microsoft® + EPiServer) · Most Valuable Professional, system architect and web/mobile technologist in Geta Digital, Visual Studio ALM evangelist and passionate about F#. He writes at


        • Andris Lubans from Intrum Global Technologies will give a talk “Controlling of messages flow in Microservices architecture
          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 — Russian)
          Tags: Microservices; Sagas; Masstransit

          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 — 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.





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“Artificial Intelligence and Bots” by Raivis Skadiņš from Tilde at Machine Learning focused 62nd