Announcement of FrontEnd/Design focused 82nd Devclub.lv

Hi!

Happy New Year! Let’s talk this time about FrontEnd/Design.
You are welcome to FrontEnd focused DevClub.lv on January 29 at 18:30, Tet birojā, Dzirnavu ielā 105, Rīga.
Huge thanks to Tet for their hospitality! They will be providing us with beer and snacks.

Agenda for FrontEnd/Design focused 82nd Devclub.lv

  • Mārtiņš Barkovs from Tet will give a talk “Design System: Multi-departmental company under a unified umbrella”.
    How creating a design system completely from scratch for an enterprise scale company can save you both money, time and unnecessary headaches. I will give you an insight, from both the coding and business perspective, about how such a system came to be and what are the day to day benefits of such a platform.
    (Language – Latvian)
    Tags: Design System, Components

    Mārtiņš is a Frontend Developer working at Tet for close to three years now. He’s worked on several projects there ranging from IoT solutions to a component-based design system. Smiling, running, coding and enjoying the details of the nitty-gritty things in life.
  • DYNATECH DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE #2.
    From the 12th of December till the 12th of January, the second DYNATECH Development Challenge—Fintech Data Science took place. Everyone with a passion for coding was welcome to participate and apply their Data Science, Machine Learning and FinTech expertise to decide whether to lend a loan to a particular client or not. The winners will be awarded during FrontEnd focused 82nd DevClub.lv
    A brief recap of the first DYNATECH challenge awards at our office (during DevClub.lv 81st meetup) can be seen here.
  • Krišjānis Mežulis from Mapon will give a talk “The process of sustainable design”.
    Product design has come a long way, and it’s currently being challenged to see whether it’s possible to use it to maximise the positive impact on a userbase. What makes a product sustainable? What determines a successful product design and how it’s perceived the user? What to look for when implementing digital solutions? Krišjānis will share real-life examples on how Mapon gathers, understands and uses valuable user experience data to make its products more easy-to-use. He’ll also share the importance of seeing the positive impact of user analysis on the design process and evaluating results.
    (Language – Latvian)
    Tags: product design, user experience, design

    Krišjānis holds the position of the Lead Product Designer at Mapon and is working on designing fleet management solutions and other core product design made by Mapon. He began his path as an Art Director in multiple agencies and slowly moved to a more product-focused approach to design. Krišjānis joined Draugiem Group 6 years ago and worked on multiple projects that were only at the early stage of development at that time. Then, after 3 years, he became a part of the rapidly-growing Mapon team and worked on reforming the entire product design approach. In his free time, Krišjānis enjoys pushing his limits in orienteering and organizing rogaining races.
  • Mykhailo Lonin and Janis Knets from Accenture will give a talk “React Hooks”.
    1. What are React Hooks?
    React Hooks are functions that let us hook into the React state and lifecycle features from function components. By this, we mean that hooks allow us to easily manipulate the state of our functional component without needing to convert them into class components.
    2. Why React Hooks?
    Hooks let you always use functions instead of having to constantly switch between functions, classes, higher-order components, and render props.
    3. Built In React Hooks
    Overview How to use and be effective with the major hooks (useState, useCallback, useMemo, useEffect, useReducer, useContext, useRef). Understand how each of these hooks work and what they replace (according to our class components)
    4. Building Your Own Hooks
    Building your own Hooks lets you extract component logic into reusable functions.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: JavaScript, JS, React, Hooks

    Mykhailo Lonin and Janis Knets – Full Stack JavaScript Leads Software developers at Accenture, with more than 10 year carrier with various number technologies and projects.

PaymentConf. 2020 will bring together the bright minds of FinTech and payment product industry and will be a great place to meet similarly minded technically oriented people from different countries. Join us on 4th and 5th February at Tallink Hotel Riga! Last tickets available.

All content for FrontCon 2020 is now approved and is being gradually published. Keep an eye on the webpage – ticket price will change soon.

Save the date! RigaDevDays 6th edition is back with an even more engaging and valuable program. Take a glimpse at the first approved speakers and be among the other 700 developers who will attend RigaDevDays from 26th till 28th May.

At Tet we are a dynamic technology and entertainment company and here you will create new, innovative products and learn new skills and technologies, while also choosing your own perks and joining fun internal events. We strive to grow as individuals and be the best as a team. If you are up for challenges, join us:
Linux and VMware System Administrator
Senior Programmer
TV System Expert

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
Software Engineer (PHP)
Senior Database Developer (MS SQL)
We promise – it will never be boring! 

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:
– Front-end developer;
– 2nd tier support team lead;
– Implementation specialists.

Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500. Cognizant is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.
Temenos Latvia COE Lead
ETL Developer
Teradata Developer

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

Did you know that DYNATECH has a snail as the office pet? Check out our vacancies here:
Senior System Administrator
Senior Back-End Developer
Senior Front-End Developer

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:
Java Developer
PL/SQL Developer

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

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

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

Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500. Cognizant is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.
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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Announcement of DevOps focused 78th DevClub.lv

Hi!

You are welcome to DevOps focused meet-up on August 22 at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for DevOps focused 78th DevClub.lv:

  • Juris Vītoliņš fromAccenture Latvia will give a talk “Introduction and use a case in AWS Fargate”. 
    He will provide use case with overall improvement when using Fargate in Microservice architecture. Pros, cons, some hurdles.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: DevOps, AWS, Clouds, Fargate

    Juris is working as DevOps Specialist at Accenture. He likes to muck around with raspberry pi and automate everything that is possible.
  • Jekaterina Pundani from Visma Labs SIA will give a talk “Visma Cloud Delivery Model: Path to Continuous Delivery“.
    In this talk, I will share how Visma is implementing the DevOps culture using Visma Cloud Delivery Model – how Delivery Teams are built and developed, what tools we are using to support service quality and maintainability, how the delivery process looks like when service is being published to the Cloud and what kind of challenges our Team faced and resolved by implementing Continous Delivery Process.
    (Language – English)
    Tags:  Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Cloud, AWS, Agile

    Jekaterina is responsible for implementing new services in Cloud and running large infrastructure projects. In a free time like to learn new technologies, reading, coding and playing board games.
  • Andrey Golev from A-Heads will give a talk “Suspicious activity detection in Kubernetes.
    In this talk, I will tell about a way on how it’s possible to detect abnormal runtime behaviour in containers and Kubernetes state for spying on your system.
    (Language – English)
    Tags:  Kubernetes, Containers, Security

    Andrey is an infrastructure boy coming from startup scene and now delivers bleeding edge techs to enterprises.

By the way, there is a DevOps conference coming up in October 2-4, in Riga! DevOps Unicorns is a 3-day conference focusing on DevOps tools and methods, where the first day will be dedicated for workshops, but the following two will be filled with talks from top-class speakers, Open Space sessions, ignites, and networking events! Check out the program and get your tickets here!

Fall is just around the corner and Tieto Latvia has a couple of opportunities open, go ahead and check them out:
Senior Software Developer (React)
Test Automations Engineer

“I have no idea what I’m doing” is NOT your motto? COGNIZANT may have an offer for you:
Technical Architect
Automation Architect
Global Career Opportunities

Work in international environment, grow your experience and have a great time in our many team chill-out events!
Get that and so much more by joining SAPIENS team in Latvia! 
Check out these opportunities: 
– .NET Developer
– JAVA 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:
– NEW – Senior DevOps Engineer
– NEW – Senior UI/UX Designer
Senior Software Engineer (PHP)

We promise – it will never be boring! 

At DYNATECH sharing is caring, and every Friday one of our colleagues gives an exciting lecture about a topic of their expertise followed by sharing a delicious pizza. If you’re in for having food for thought, check out our open vacancies:
Senior Back-end Developer
QA Specialist
Senior Front-end Developer

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 currently looking for:
Java Developer
Test Engineer

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 Software Developer
– Software QA Engineer
– UI/UX Designer

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


Announcement of Mental focused 77th DevClub.lv

Hi.

Summer is good time for relaxing, slowing pace and self awareness to prepare ourselves for next season.
You are welcome on July 25 at 18:30, Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor (Microsoft Latvia office).

Agenda for Mental focused 77th DevClub.lv:

  • Igor Samokysh from Visma Latvia will give a talk “Learning how to learn”.
    Our brains have a precise set of patterns to how it consumes new data and understanding those patterns will greatly help boost your learning skills as well as make the process of studying much more enjoyable. Knowing how to learn is the foundation of building solid competence in a certain domain. Learning how to learn was a game changer for me, both in my personal and professional life, and I hope it can be for you too.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: learning, self-education

    Igor Samokysh is professional software test consultant and Test lead/analyst with a talent in finding bugs and more than 8 years’ experience in delivering quality. Numerous times I’ve implemented test processes including manual and automation on different types of projects. Managing test speciality track group of 20+ peoples for test automation and leading several tests automation learning courses (fundamentals of programming, testing, and test automation). Certified with various certifications, including ISTQB Advanced level.
  • Edgars Letinskis from DevClub.lv will give a talk “Burnout syndrome – why should you take it serious“.
    In this talk, I will share my experience with burnout syndrome – symptoms, how to avoid or cope with it and will use mega patented Chopstick method to explain why should you take it serious. 
    (Language – English)
    Tags:  Burnout, Health, Sustainability, Chopsticks

    Edgars is responsible for project management and sales of all DevClub.lv events (meet-ups and 4 conferences). Also manages his investments in real estate. In free time like to hang out with family, running, hiking and watching movies
  • Healthy Surprise

Named among World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune (Jan 2019), Cognizant is expanding in Latvia and currently looking for a:
Technical Architect
Senior System Developer
Automation Tester
For more career opportunities, visit Careers.Cognizant.com

What if there was a job opportunity that offered you not only an interesting and challenging work, but also a great bunch of people to work with? And what if you could chill with them and maybe have a beer on our rooftop terrace after a busy day?
You can get that and so much more by joining SAPIENS team in Latvia!
Check out these opportunities:
.NET Developer
JAVA Developer
Full Stack Developer

There is an IT crowd in Riga where besides creating fun and innovative stuff, people also contribute their cool ideas to the open source. How about joining Neotech Development ranks?
Opportunity with us: 
Java Developer
QA Engineer – Automation
QA Engineer – Manual

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 Database Developer (MS SQL)
Senior Software Engineer (PHP)
Technical SEO Manager
We promise – it will never be boring! 

At DYNATECH teamwork makes the dream work! Each of our teams has regular team buildings and outings that bring them closer together and helps them communicate better. Whether it would be a pizza night or a visit to a dog shelter, it’s always fun to turn colleagues into friends.
Are you a team player? Have a look at our open vacancies:
Senior Front-End Developer
QA Automatizacijas Inzenieris/e
back-End Developer

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 currently looking for:
– Test Engineer (ideally with a knack to automate things, but will obviously provide all necessary trainings)
– Java Developer to speed up the development pace in our Spring Boot projects

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 Software Developer
– Software QA Engineer
– UI/UX Designer

Looking for a place that both challenges and cares? Join Tieto Latvia and enjoy the 14th floor panorama view from our office:
Test Automation Engineer
Senior Software Developer (React)

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