Announcement of Java focused 71st DevClub.lv

Hi!

We wish you Happy New Year!
Lets start it with Java focused DevClub.lv.
You are welcome on January 24 at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Java focused 71st DevClub.lv:

      • Pijus Navickas from WIX will give a talk “First date with GraalVM”.
        Milda Glebauskaitė from WIX will give a talk “Breaking language barriers with GraalVMs polyglotism”.
        GraalVM – the newest JVM extension generated a lot of buzz in the industry,  already earning the trust of such industry giants as Twitter. The promises GraalVM gives definitely sound good: a better performance, as well as seamless interoperability between multiple languages, all running on the JVM. Should we be interested in it too? In this talk Pijus will explain, what exactly is GraalVM and what hides behind the scene and Milda will demonstrate GraalVM polyglotism, exploring weather we can actually create seamless applications, selecting the best programming language for our tasks, without the overhead.
        (Language – English)
        Tags: graal, jvm, java, javascript, polyglot

        Pijus is a software engineer at Wix. He is a polyglot developer with main background coming from JVM and C++ worlds.
        Milda started her career with Python, but quickly moved to Scala and NodeJs. Currently working as Software Engineer at Wix. She is interested in quality code, test-driven development. Owner of the cutest dog in Wix office.

      • Arturs Drozdovs from Intrum Global Technologies will give a talk The one and only way of designing Java applications”.
        There is no “one and only” way; each team has to choose the most suitable approach for their situation and project. What is common throughout all the teams is the need to make choices. In this talk we will look at the choices we’ve faced in our team, what options did we consider and what conclusions did we come to.
        (Language – English)
        Tags: fintech, java, boilerplate, architecture, frameworks, exceptions, packages

        Arturs is a software developer at Intrum Global Technologies. He has extensive experience splitting monolith projects into microservices, as such tightly interacting with architectural decisions on all levels of abstractions.

      • Olegs Anastasyevs from ok.ru will give a talk “Resilience in Distributed Systems”.
        ok.ru is the most popular social network in Russia and top 20 website in the world. And it is one of the largest, complex and highly loaded distributed system: 1000s of servers participate in user requests processing in real time. Each of these servers has only small part of data locally and implements only a fraction of processing logic. Social network can hardly be built using shared nothing architecture, so there is a lot of shared state, network communications happens between our servers, different in kind and widely varying in volume.
        In distributed system of such scale we can hardly find a single second free of some failure, glitch or lag. How to build a continuously failing system, which works correct nevertheless? What are full and partial failures and how to address them?
        What do idempotence and speculation mean? What should be implemented upfront to workaround outage of the large subsystem or “main” database? How to manage pre-production tests and release delivery?
        There are many hard questions in distributed systems development. In this talk I’m trying to give ok.ru answers on them.
        (Language – Russian)
        Tags: resiliency, distributed, microservice architecture, highload

        Oleg is a principal engineer at Odnoklassniki (AKA ok.ru). He has rich experience building and operating distributed millions-opsec-loaded, resilient distributed storages and databases. Currently works on datacenter OS one-cloud project.

 

  • All content for FrontCon 2019 is now approved and is being gradually published on frontcon.lv. Keep an eye on the webpage – everything’s going to be put on there soon!

 

  • In May 2019 we are celebrating the 5th anniversary of Riga Dev Days. 40% of the tickets are already booked and we invite you to join!
    The conference is a good place to meet people & see the dialogue of technologies.

 

 

  • Chances are you’re not looking for business as usual. Neither are we. You’re ready to lead and influence change. You want to make a difference. Discover what we have to offer:
    – Test Automation Developer
    – Billing Developer
    – Integration Developer
    – Front-End Developer
    Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. We help clients get digital done at scale and speed—the scale needed to transform their complex organizations to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities the latest technologies make possible, and the speed expected by their customers, partners and owners. More about us at www.Cognizant.lv.

 

 

  • 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-Cloud
  •   Tieto  Intexsys

Announcement of FinTech focused 70th DevClub.lv

Hi!

You have only one or two credit cards and do not know how they function? Visit FinTech DevClub in order to learn what type of payment products are there and how to benefit from them. You will learn why FinTech is a challenging business and hear from top Baltic companies about how they change the existing status quo.
You are welcome on 6th December at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for FinTech focused 70th DevClub.lv:

    • Erik Kaju from TransferWise will give a talk “How to build a payment card product”.
      For a long time payment cards used to be the domain of banks. In the last decade, the paradigm has shifted – we see more and more regular enterprises issuing their own cards, be it telcos, grocery store chains, various fintech startups etc.
      But what does it take to build a payment card from scratch? How do cards work? What is the anatomy of card transactions?
      This is a talk focusing on technical and product aspects of the card issuance, based on true story.
      (Language – English)
      Tags: Payment cards industry, issuance, transaction lifecycle, microservices

      Erik is leading the payment card product engineering at TransferWise. Loves all aspects of product engineering – from validating the market fit, establishing partnerships and negotiating deals, to designing technical architecture, building the team and bringing hyper-growth products to live.

    • Dmitry Buzdin from a-heads consulting will give a talk “How payment cards really work”.
      This talk is an introduction about technical aspects of how payment cards function, what technical protocols are involved and what are implementation complexities in a typical payments project. You will learn about concepts like 3DSecure, Authorisation and Clearing, Tokenization and know about novelties in the payment world, which will affect consumers in the nearest future.
      (Language – English)
      Tags: deep-dive, payments, architecture

      Dmitry is a JUG leader and RigaDevDays founder. Here you can read his interview about Latvian IT and conference organization.

    • Jake Sebastian-Jones from Nordigen will give a talk “Data is not enough, you need information”.
      Having a lot of raw data by itself is meaningless – you need to extract information from the data. Banks and other financial institutions have a lot of data but surprisingly little information. This talk will explain how Nordigen uses transaction data to provide multiple tiers of information to financial service providers.
      (Language – English)
      Tags: fintech, big data, machine learning, credit scoring, banking, startup

      Jake
      moved all they way from Australia to Riga take the role of Head of Development at Nordigen. He has a background in high-frequency trading at Optiver and audio/visual engineering at Dolby Laboratories.

 

  • Call for Papers is closing on Tuesday, 4.12. for the biggest front-end conference in the Baltics – FrontCon 2019! Submit your talk for a chance to be on stage and gain valuable experience as a speaker and a participant! The clock is ticking faster than you might be thinking, so submit yours now!

 

  • In 2019 Riga Dev Days is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Top speakers, 700 participants, grand afterparty. DevClub team will be there, so gather your friends & join.

 

 

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

 

  • 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.
    If you want to participate, please apply for:
    PHP Developer
    – QA Engineer
    – PPC Specialist
    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 Kubernetes focused 69th DevClub.lv

Hi!

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 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 – 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

      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’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.
    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, Zaļā 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 “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
    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, Zaļā 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 – culture over separation! Buzz: puppet, aws, apper.in, shinny unicorn, no docker.
      I am a developer! I don’t want to think about OS, I/O nor network latency. I want to click-click and profit.”- 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 Devops culture together.
      (Language – English)
      Tags: puppet, elastic, haproxyphp, 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 Sēlis 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 – 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!

 

 

  • 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 Vienības 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:

        • Jānis 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

          Jānis 
          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’t 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 – 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!

 

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

Agenda of Frontend focused 65th DevClub.lv:

        • 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 / 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 – 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 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 Zaļā 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 „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

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

Agenda of .NET focused 63rd DevClub.lv:

        • 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

          Valdis
           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 blog.tech-fellow.net.

       

        • 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

          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 — 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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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 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.

 

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 programmatūras izstrādātājs
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 “Guild” 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.

 

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