Announcement of FinTech focused 81st Devclub.lv

Hi!

It has been a long time since we have talked about FinTech, last time it was very popular. Let’s talk about it again!
You are welcome to FinTech focused DevClub.lv on December 12 at 18:30, Jeruzalemes iela 1, Rīga (DYNATECH office).
Huge thanks to DYNATECH for their hospitality! They will be providing us with drinks and snacks.

Agenda for FinTech focused 81st Devclub.lv

  • Kasparas Turonis from Swedbank LT will give a talk “Banking (r)evolution using PSD2 APIs“.
    Introduction and overview of ups and downs when integrating Bank APIs based on PSD2 directive. Journey through legal and technical steps to providing customers with improved banking experience, starting from scratch.
    (Language – English)
    Tags:  PSD2 directive, API, Fintech, Banking

    Kasparas is a Software Engineer working in Swedbank, in a Multibanking team, developing group level solution for external API integration based on PSD2 directive.
  • DYNATECH Development Challenge allowed programmers to step into the shoes of a Travel Agent and find the proper combination of fares for a multi-city itinerary for the lowest possible price.
    Your task will be to find the lowest fares to help Hose get to the Philippines and taste grandma’s food again!
    The winners will be announced at the event, so we invite everyone who took part in the DYNATECH challenge to attend. Who knows, you might be leaving with a prize! See you there!
  • Aivars Kalvāns from Tieto will give a talk “Host Card Emulation: How a 300€ mobile phone can do what a 0.3€ payment card does“.
    Host card emulation (HCE) allows the mobile application to communicate over Near Field Communication (NFC) protocol. Contactless payment cards use the same NFC protocol to perform payments. Can a mobile application perform card payment using HCE technology? Yes, but it’s not as easy and simple as you might think. I will share with you what it takes to emulate a card payment based on my experience of creating Tieto Cloud Based Payment solution and going through MasterCard approval process.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: HCE, NFC, tokenization

    Aivars holds the position of Lead Software Architect at Tieto Latvia and is working on Card Suite payment card system. During his more than 17-year career Aivars has been involved in a number of projects related to credit card issuing, acquiring and utility payments through mobile phones, ATMs and POS-terminals. When he is not writing C++, SQL and Python code for Tieto he does it for fun or spends time with his wife and 3 sons and trains in martial arts.

Discover the new PaymentConf in Riga – an international FinTech and Payment oriented conference definitely not to miss! There is still time to get on board and find out more about Payment innovations, regulations, latest advancements in compliance and technology and have fun at the networking party on 4th-5th February, 2020, at Aldaris Beer Museum.

Call for Papers is closing on December 17 for the front-end conference – FrontCon 2020! Submit your talk for a chance to be on stage and gain valuable experience as a speaker, submit yours now!

Here at POSTI MESSAGING we are moving towards serverless setup in our Cloud journey. We are also investing in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We are constantly looking for new talent, contact us via LinkedIn if interested to find out more. Currently looking for:
– Technically versed junior Implementation specialist, ideal start for fresh university graduates;
– Cloud Architect to join our team re-building services for the AWS ecosystem.

Did you know that the good quality of your personal life brings more value to your work life? Oh boy (girl!), how we love that at MINTOS! Join the most work-life balanced team. We are looking for teammates to grow with:
– Senior PHP Developer
– Software QA Engineer
–  Senior Front End Developer

At DYNATECH we love some fun internal challenges. Whether it would be a 10 000 step challenge to promote a healthy lifestyle or the Oscars Prediction game, we love to challenge each other, have some fun and get rewarded with exciting prizes. If you’re up for small challenges that will brighten up your life, have a look at our open vacancies:
Senior Back-End Developer
Senior Front-End Developer
Senior QA Specialist

At Tieto we recognize the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Feel free to try our little quest and see how that balancing act would work out for you. Could you last a day at Tieto? See for yourself at https://try.tieto.lv!
And in the meantime, see some of our open positions:
Test Automation Engineer
Senior Ruby Developer

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Temenos Latvia COE Lead
ETL Developer
Teradata Developer

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, we’re telling you why
Sapiens is comin’ to town
…and looking for some teammates! 
Join us:
Java Developer
Full Stack Developer
.Net Developer

At INTEXSYS we are always looking for new talents. If you’re into e-commerce and would like to make an impact by working for one of the top 500 online retailers in the world, apply now:
iOS Developer (Middle, Senior)
Senior Software Engineer (PHP)
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:

Announcement of Artifical Intelligence / Machine Learning focused 80th Devclub.lv

Hi!

Since the latest Terminators movie has been released, now is the time to carefully consider anything Skynet related, therefore this time we’re going to talk about Artifical Intelligence / Machine Learning.
You are welcome to AI/ML meet-up on November 7 at 18:30,  Skanstes ielā 52, “Building 52” B-corpus, 6th floor (Mintos office).
Huge thanks to Mintos for their hospitality! They will be providing us with free beer and pizzas. 🙂

Agenda for AI/ML focused 80th Devclub.lv

  • Taivo Pungas from Veriff will give a talk “Machine Learning at Veriff: What Is Possible In A year?”.
    Building a great online identification service requires automating as many decisions as possible. At Veriff, we grew the team responsible for automatic decisions from 0 to 20 people in less than a year. In his presentation, Taivo will tell you about what we learned during this process, from hiring machine learning engineers to architectural decisions to data annotation, and much more.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Machine Learning, Automation, Engineering

    Taivo is Automation lead at Veriff, an Estonian startup offering online identity verification. In the past year at Veriff, he’s built up the Automation area solving many computer vision, engineering, and product problems along the way. Previously Taivo built software for self-driving robots at Starship and received a degree in Computer Science from ETH Zürich.
  • DYNATECH Development Challenge
    Hose wants to visit his grandma Ramona in the Philippines, but he also wants to stop somewhere on the way to finally visit Disneyland.
    Imagine yourself as an agent at asaptickets.com, helping Hose to buy a roundtrip airline tickets to the Philippines, stopping in different cities for Disneyland and shopping, because Hose wants it all.
    Your task will be to find the lowest fares to help Hose get to the Philippines and taste grandma’s food again!
  • Ivan Ruskevich from Dyninno Financial Technologies will give a talk “Data Science in Fintech industry“.
    A small detailed example of how Data Science mindset & Python Machine Learning technology stack may be applied for making automated data-driven decisions in Fintech industry will be considered.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Data Science, Machine Learning, Fintech

    Ivan as a data scientist is responsible for predictive models development in Dyninno Fintech. He’s also a semi-professional university lecturer at mathematics and AI.

New kid in a town – PaymentConf conference about payment technologies for engineers and product managers. If you want to give a talk, submit your proposal here.

Did you know that the good quality of your personal life brings more value to your work life? Oh boy (girl!), how we love that at MINTOS! Join the most work-life balanced team. We are looking for teammates to grow with:
– Senior PHP Developer
– Software QA Engineer
– UI/UX Designer

Did you know that DYNATECH employees consumed 1440 kg of free fruit at the office last year?
Senior Back-End Developer
Senior QA Specialist/Team Lead
Senior Front-End Developer

Here at Tieto we believe in the power of diverse minds, why not join us and be a part of this? Currently looking for:
Test Automation Engineer
PL/SQL Developer
Senior/Lead Ruby Developer

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ is one way you NEVER speak about your code? We have something in common. Become a part of a large multinational IT corporation and make a difference. We’re now hiring:
ETL Developer
IT System Administrator
Identity & Access Management Architect
You are only few clicks away from your next big career opportunity 😉

SAPIENS Latvia is your next great opportunity!
We’re looking for developers to join our team in all levels, so check it out:
.NET
Senior JAVA
JAVA

At INTEXSYS we are always looking for new talents. If you’re into e-commerce and would like to make an impact by working for one of the top 500 online retailers in the world, apply now:
Senior UI/UX Designer
Senior Software Engineer (PHP)
Conversion Strategist (Digital Marketing)
We promise – it will never be boring! 

Working at POSTI MESSAGING you have the chance to be in the forefront of digitalization and be a key player in creating the technical solutions that transform businesses. We are increasingly moving towards serverless setup and are serious about our Cloud strategy. Moreover, we are investing in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
We are constantly looking for new talent, contact us via LinkedIn if interested to find out more.
Right now we are growing the Implementation/Support team by 5-6 persons, perhaps you have someone in mind who would be a good fit? That is an excellent track for someone junior to start a career in IT.

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

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Looking for a Team Mate – Social Media Manager

We have been growing tremendously in the last few years. Our team is now in need of a Social Media Manager who would take care of all of our social media accounts – FrontCon, DevOps Unicorns, RigaDevDays, DevClub.lv, and PaymentConf. No IT background is needed for this position.

About DevClub.lv

DevClub.lv is the biggest and most active Latvian IT community for people involved in software development. Since 2012 it is organising monthly meetups called DevClub.lv and 4 conferences – RigaDevDays.lv (700 attendees), FrontCon.lv (300 attendees), DevOpsUnicorns.com (300 attendees) and PaymentConf.com (200 attendees).

Social Media Manager

Plan, manage, implement, and monitor all activities on different platforms of social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube in order to increase awareness about upcoming events and to increase sales.

Qualification:

  • Good Latvian and English languages (written and oral)
  • Ability to write grammatically correct and creative promotional texts in English
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in managing social media accounts on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Willingness to learn many new things
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Computer skills including Email communication, Excel, Word.
  • Experience with Facebook Ads Manager, Twitter Ads, Google Video Ads, and Mailchimp will be viewed as an advantage

Responsibilities:

  • Create a plan for social media activities for conferences
  • Process the provided information regarding the conference or other events by DevClub.lv and prepare it as social media posts, in other words – create, curate, and manage all published content 
  • Collaborate with designer to have needed visuals
  • Monitor, listen and respond to users in a friendly way
  • Increase awareness through working with infopartners
  • Write successful press releases about conferences
  • Create, manage and oversee promotions and social ad campaigns (using Facebook Ads Manager, Twitter Ads, Google Video Ads)
  • Create promotional email campaigns on Mailchimp
  • Create blog posts and other content for the website with information that is relevant to the potential attendees
  • Monitor and analyze which marketing activities on social media perform the best and proceed accordingly (Google Analytics and similar)

Benefits:

  • Part-time to full-time job with ability to combine work with studies 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility to work remotely 
  • Chance to take part in organizing top IT events in the Baltics
  • Networking opportunity with conference participants
  • Work in a small and friendly team
  • Salary 500-2000

If you are interested in this position, send your CV to info@devclub.lv .

Announcement of DevOps Unicorns Warmup 79th DevClub.lv

Hi!

As you most probably already know, next week will be DevOps Unicorns 2019 conference and we are lucky to get few of its speakers to DevClub. Actually several of them will be at DevClub just as visitors, but following will give talks. You are welcome to DevOps Unicorns Warmup meet-up on October 1 at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for DevOps Unicorns Warmup 79th DevClub.lv:

  • Viktor Farcic from CloudBees will give a talk “Choosing The Right Deployment Strategy”.
    Deployment strategies affect everyone, no matter whether we are focused only on a single aspect of the application lifecycle or we are in full control. The way we deploy affects the architecture, testing, monitoring, and many other aspects. And not only that, but we can say that architecture, testing, and monitoring affect the way we deploy. All those things are closely related and affect each other. We’ll discuss different deployment strategies and answer a couple of questions. Is your application stateful or stateless? Does its architecture permit scaling? How do you roll back? How do you scale up and down? Do you need your application to run always? Should you use Kubernetes Deployments instead of, let’s say, StatefulSets? Answers to those questions will not serve much unless we are familiar with some of the most commonly used deployment strategies. Not only that knowledge will help us choose which one to pick, but they might even influence the architecture of our applications.
    Viktor will also have workshop “Cloud-Native Kubernetes-First Serverless Continuous Delivery With Jenkins X, Kubernetes, And Friends” at DevOps Unicorns.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: DevOps, CD, Continuous Delivery

    Viktor Farcic is a Principal Software Delivery Strategist and Developer Advocate at CloudBees, a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author. For the attendees of the workshop, please get: https://github.com/vfarcic/vfarcic.github.io/blob/master/jx/abstracts/REQS.md
  • Peter Jausovec from Oracle will give a talk “Traffic Routing with Istio”.
    Peter’s talk will focus on the traffic routing part of the Istio service mesh. He will go through the most common patterns that are critical to getting your services to production and keep them healthy and running at all times. As part of this session, you will learn the basics of the service mesh and common routing patterns that you can apply to your microservices.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Kubernetes, Microservices, Service Mesh, Istio

    Peter is a software engineer at Oracle working on cloud-native solutions. He has 10+ years of experience in the field of software development and tech, in various roles such as QA (test), software engineering and leading tech teams. He’s been working in the cloud-native space for the past could of years, and delivering talks and workshops around the world. During his career, he authored a couple of books, most recent two are Learn Istio Service Mesh and Cloud-Native: Using Containers, Functions, and Data to Build Next-Generation Applications.
  • Aleksandr Tavgen from Playtech will give a talk “How to Painlessly Unite Art with Java, JavaScript, and Graphs or The Story Behind Creating an Interactive Theatre Production for the Estonia 100 Celebrations”.
    This story is about creating unique interactive theatre performance with an interactive plotline and challenges that were met. Technical solution and problems on that side. And this story about art and beauty as well.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Java, Vue, Neo4j, Spring, Theatre

    Aleksandr Tavgen is a Software Architect from Playtech with a more than 18y industry experience. He has worked in diverse fields at all levels of abstraction, from micro controllers to high level declarative programming and all points between. From Developer to SRE Engineer. Now we as a group working on an open source time series streaming engine in cooperation with community (InfluxDB, Grafana) Hobby projects related to Music and Theatre where we try to mix this field with IT. 

Peter Jausovec, who is going to host so-far the most requested workshop “Intro to Kubernetes and Service Mesh“, will also be present at this DevClub. The conference starts on 2nd October – tickets are still available!

Did you know that we have our own football team? At DYNATECH we don’t just exercise our minds, but also our bodies. Our own football team trains every week to achieve goals and have fun together. Are you into an active lifestyle? Check out our open vacancies: 
– Senior Back-end Developer
– QA Automation Engineer
– Senior Front-end Developer

Tieto Latvia has a couple of opportunities open, go ahead and check them out:
– PL/SQL Developer
– .NET Developer

Your day can get better! All you need to do is watch this NEW Worst of Tech video.  Check it ASAP and don’t forget to subscribe.
And if you would like to benefit from our expertise in 20 different industries to leverage AI & analytics, enhance interactive experiences, automate processes, develop platforms, modernize infrastructures, and engineer digital solutions that help clients capitalize on the tremendous opportunities the latest technologies offer, COGNIZANT is hiring:
– Cloud Engineer
– Solution and Automation Engineer

Hello autumn, long time no see! But hey, did you know this means there are less than 100 days ‘till the end of year? So maybe it’s time to shake things up and upgrade your job!
Check out SAPIENS open positions and apply!
– Devops
– .NET Developer
– Full Stack Developer

At INTEXSYS we are always looking for new talents. If you’re into e-commerce and would like to make an impact by working for one of the top 500 online retailers in the world, apply now: with:
– Senior UI/UX Designer
– Senior Software Engineer (PHP)
– Technical SEO Manager

We promise – it will never be boring! 

Working at POSTI MESSAGING you have the chance to be in the forefront of the digitalization and be a key player in creating the technical solutions that transform businesses. We are increasingly moving towards serverless setup and are serious about our Cloud strategy. Moreover, we are investing in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
We are constantly looking for new talent, contact us via LinkedIn if interested to find out more.

Did you know that the good quality of your personal life brings more value to your work life? Oh boy (girl!), how we love that at MINTOS! Join the most work-life balanced team. We are looking for teammates to grow with:
– Senior PHP Developer
– Software QA Engineer
– UI/UX Designer

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