Announcement of “Reliability” focused 113th DevClub.lv

HI!
The 113th DevClub.lv event is already next week! Christmas time comes with its changes as we also move to a new place for this time – EPAM Systems. Our speakers will introduce and look a bit deeper into SRE and discuss their experience with Toyota Way.

You are welcome to “Reliability” focused event on Thursday – 8th December 18:30 at EPAM Systems office – Doma laukums 2, LV-1050, Rīga, Latvija, 2nd floor.
Please Register here.

Agenda for “Reliability” focused 113th DevClub.lv

  • Aliaksandr Savitski from EPAM Systems will speak about “Site Reliability Engineering core pillars and how to benefit from them.
    Anyone may apply SRE as a set of principles and practices. Even with no Site Reliability Engineer, a team can use its concepts and processes to help increase reliability and shift the focus to user satisfaction. So, I will share SRE’s core pillars and how you may benefit from them regardless of your role and position.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: SRE, DevOps, System Engineering

    Aliaksandr Savitski is a System Engineering Team Leader in the Google Cloud Platform discipline at EPAM. He has 15 years of experience in tech and switched roles from a Support and then Systems Engineer to IT Manager and Head of Operations. Now Aliaksandr enhances the Google Cloud practice at EPAM and advocates SRE to the tech community.”
  • Akbar Doolosbekov from Ness will give a talk: “SRE Practical Implementation”.
    Many big and small organizations have started to realize just how crucial system and application reliability is to their business. How to build an SRE team and implement processes? What actually do Service Agreement indicators mean, and how to define them?
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Reliability, Management

    Akbar is AWS certified Senior Solutions Architect at Ness and helps customers with various migration and adoption projects. He pays a lot of attention to details and has a very responsible approach to implementation.
  • Jekaterina Pundani from Visma Labs SIA will give a talk “How to improve product quality, managing Major Incidents in Toyota Way“.
    In this talk, I will share how we improved the quality of our product and significantly decreased number of production incidents by using the Major Incident process. We will have a look at the Toyota process of handling defects that we used for inspiration and how we implemented it in our product. I will share how we handle incidents when they arise and, most important, how we work with improvements to ensure not only that issue will be fixed fast and will not appear again, but also that we are prepared better for any similar major incident in the future.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Major Incidents, Continuous Improvement, DevOps, Agile

    Jekaterina
    is Development Manager at Visma responsible for the large legacy product going through a transformation to a modern and highly reliable solution. In a free time like to learn new technologies, read, code, and play board games.

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Mitigate is a team of passionate custom software developers. We specialises in tailored made software for medium and large enterprises, we are very strong at developing Backend, Front-end solutions and Mobile applications, as well as developing UI&UX.
We are hiring:
Ruby programmer
Node.js programmer
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C.T.Co is a large and stable employer. What we offer?
Global scale (get valuable experience working on international projects for the global market leaders).
Professional growth (training, certifications, and conferences sponsored by the company).
Work – life balance (possibility to work remotely, regular company and team-building events related to physical, educational and entertaining activities).
DevOps ENGINEER
Test Automation Engineer
Javascript Developer
Take your career to the next level!

Emergn is a global digital business services firm on a mission to improve the way people and companies work. Forever. Every day, across the world, our teams are pioneering faster, better ways to bring our clients’ most exciting ideas to life. Want to join us?
AWS Cloud Engineer
Infrastructure Engineer

INTEXSYS is a large-scale E-Commerce developer supporting online sales of over $500M/year. INTEXSYS works on the USA market as well as develops top online stores locally. With over 80 employees in Riga, INTEXSYS is growing and always has challenging open positions.
Top picks for today:
Product Owner
Software Architect (PHP)
Senior Software Engineer (PHP)
We promise – it will never be boring!

Did you know that Ness Digital Engineering is a strategic partner of AWS, Azure, Confluent, Snowflake and Salesforce. Within a team in Riga, we have a deep expertise in Cloud Engineering, Data & Analytics, UI/UX and Machine Learning. We are looking for great minds and smart self-starters who thrive in an open-ended environment and take ownership in delivering quality results.
Senior DevOps Engineer
Software Engineer – Data Integration 
German Speaking UX Designer

Did you know that Accenture Baltics has more than 200 Java developers onboard? Our Clients are agile, ambitious, and future-oriented – they focus on Cloud, Microservices, AI, etc. We support and encourage our employees’ growth in moving towards excellence with trainings, mentoring, exciting work tasks, and a decent compensation package! Contact us – maybe this can be your future workplace!
Senior Java Developer
DevOps Specialist

EPAM is a team of 61,600 technologists, strategists and designers in over 50 countries. EPAMers help leading brands transform their business through our engineering expertise, design thinking and business consulting. We foster creativeness and unconventional ways of doing things welcoming like-minded professionals. Our office in Latvia has celebrated its 1st birthday with the ever-growing team of 100+ innovators inviting you to join.
Lead System Engineer/Solution Architect
Senior DevOps Engineer 
DevOps Architect

Posti is a modern delivery and fulfillment company. Our HQ is in Helsinki, Finland. Software development center (Posti Messaging Latvia) established in Riga in 2010 to develop group products.
We are currently looking for a .NET Developer to join the team, are you interested or perhaps have someone in mind?

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Announcement of “Agile” focused 112th DevClub.lv

HI!
It is time to dive into the world of Agile and deepen our knowledge of the topic. Our speakers will share their experience, give examples as well as break down the theoretical aspects.

You are welcome to “Agile” focused event on Thursday – 24th November 18:30 at the Microsoft Latvia office – Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor.
Please Register here!

Unfortunately, Covid-19 is spreading therefore we ask you – friends, please, be nice and responsible and if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or symptoms of any other contagious illness, please be cautious and take all needed safety measures and instead of attending the event, please, watch this time recording of the event published afterward.

Agenda for “Agile” focused 112th DevClub.lv

  • Nicolas Matz from Accenture will share his experience on leading teams and give practical tips that can help you achieve success and results. 
    Content key words:
    – Servant Leadership
    – Ways of working
    – Team dynamics 
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Leadership, Success, Agile teams

    Nicolas is a proven Agile Leader with experience in Agile transformations and ramping up new teams. He was a professional volleyball player for 10 years and uses that to create dynamic Agile teams. His relentless pursuit of emotional well-being is recognized by his colleagues, and he is ready to share it with you. 
  • Andrius Degutis from EPAM Systems will give a talk: “Agile through times: a glimpse into its past, present, future, and how it has changed the industry”.
    Story of how Agile, as well as frameworks and methods under the Agile umbrella, transformed over time. He will reflect upon the changes in Agile approaches that impacted the industry, companies, and employees, and will glimpse into the not-so-faraway future of Agile?
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Agile, Sketchnoting, History, Changes

    Andrius
    is an Agile evangelist, trainer, and Co-founder of the podcast series “On The Agile Couch”. He started his career in IT while studying Computer Programming and at the same time helped company to digitalize their customer collaboration options and internal flexibility. After few years he joined one of the biggest UK banks and had pleasure to familiarize with Agile environment. And that’s how he met and fell in love with new way of working and Agile mindset, so he started to shift his career to a Scrum Master. Now he has more than 12 years of experience in different IT companies and more than 7 years of hands-on Agile experience, so he is helping others to familiarize with Agile and get best value out of it.

The speeches from Zigmars Rozentals and Dmitrij Lebedev are cancelled due to their illness.

  • Zigmars Rozentals from Emergn will share a presentation, “Visualization – The Agile Superpower”.
    He will explain and demonstrate visualization as an essential practice in building products that customers love.
    Content keywords:
    – Value Definition Through Visualization 
    – Advantages Visualizing Delivery Flow  
    – The Most Effective Visual Thinking Methods and Techniques
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Visualization, Value definition, Product management, Customer value, Value flow quality, Product value, The flow of work, Experimentation, Product mindset 

    Zigmars Rozentals is a product manager with 15+ years of experience in the tech industry. He is passionate about leading cross-functional teams to solve real customer problems and build products that customers love.
      His expertise has helped to create digital products for many companies and organizations – from tech startups to Fortune 500 companies and brands, including Citeline, Vhi Healthcare, Jaguar Land Rover, JetBlue Airlines, Jysk Retail, Cathay Pacific and others.
    Zigmars’ areas of experience cover various industries and sectors such as e-commerce, the pharmaceutical industry, transport and aviation, the public sector, audio engineering software, accessibility, and others. 
  • Dmitrij Lebedev  from C.T.Co will give a talk “Cognitive biases and failure of Agile“.
    The talk explores how common biases known for decades keep affecting our ability to deliver projects on time and within budget regardless of a methodology we choose. It looks into technological aspects of development as well as into our cognitive abilities to predict the future and prepare for troubles.
    The talk is based on my own experience and on works of Fred Brooks along with others, who have impacted our industry in times before we were born. Let’s explore together how we can use a wisdom of predecessors in software development.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Agile, Engineering, Cognitive bias

    Dmitrijs
    is a sarcastic software engineer, who walked a mile in almost everybody’s shoes in the industry, since during last 25 years he has served as a developer, test engineer, team lead, architect, engineering manager and you-name-it. He considers himself as an explorer of entangled pathways of Software Development and he’ll be happy if you can walk along with him a a little during his talk. 

Videos from previous events you can find at our homepage and our YouTube channel. The best way to be informed about new videos is to Subscribe to our YouTube channel

We – Nine Brains also offer regular Scrum courses (with certification) – both in the usual format, when the course takes place over 2 days (CSM, CSPO), and also in a new format, when the course is divided into eleven 90-min sessions (CSM, CSPO, A-CSPO ). And, of course, we can also organize In-house any of the Scrum courses.
Contact us to get to know more! 

C.T.Co employs over 650 employees, and this number keeps growing each year! We are always in search for experienced professionals, as well as young talents who are ready to grow their expertise and join our friendly company! 
At the moment we are actively looking for DevOps Engineers, Test Engineers, Java Developers and many other IT specialists. 
Take your career to the next level! Join C.T.Co.
Business Analyst
DevOps Engineer  
Test Automation Engineer 
Take your career to the next level!

Emergn is a global digital business services firm on a mission to improve the way people and companies work. Forever. Every day, across the world, our teams are pioneering faster, better ways to bring our clients’ most exciting ideas to life. Want to join us? 
Infrastructure Engineer  
Azure Cloud Engineer 
AWS Cloud Engineer 

INTEXSYS is a large-scale E-Commerce developer supporting online sales of over $500M/year. INTEXSYS works on the USA market as well as develops top online stores locally. With over 80 employees in Riga, INTEXSYS is growing and always has challenging open positions
Top picks for today:
Software Architect (PHP)
Senior Software Engineer (PHP)
Office Manager
We promise – it will never be boring!

Did you know that Ness Digital Engineering is a strategic partner of AWS, Azure, Confluent, Snowflake and Salesforce. Within a team in Riga, we have a deep expertise in Cloud Engineering, Data & Analytics, UI/UX and Machine Learning. We are looking for great minds and smart self-starters who thrive in an open-ended environment and take ownership in delivering quality results. 
Sr. DevOps Engineer 
– Sr. C# Developer 

Did you know that Accenture Baltics has more than 200 Java developers onboard? Our Clients are agile, ambitious, and future-oriented – they focus on Cloud, Microservices, AI, etc. We support and encourage our employees’ growth in moving towards excellence with trainings, mentoring, exciting work tasks, and a decent compensation package! Contact us – maybe this can be your future workplace!
DevOps Specialist
Senior Java Developer

EPAM is a team of 61,600 technologists, strategists and designers in over 45 countries. EPAMers help leading brands transform their business through our engineering expertise, design thinking and business consulting. We foster creativeness and unconventional ways of doing things welcoming like-minded professionals. Our newly opened office in Latvia is growing fast and offering myriad challenges for you to explore
Lead Software Engineer 
Data Solution Architect
HEAD of AWS, Latvia / EU CEE 

Posti is a modern delivery and fulfillment company. Our HQ is in Helsinki, Finland. Software development center (Posti Messaging Latvia) established in Riga in 2010 to develop group products. 
We are currently looking for a Test (automation) engineer to join the team.

Mitigate is a team of passionate custom software developers. We specialises in tailored made software for medium and large enterprises, we are very strong at developing Backend, Front-end solutions and Mobile applications, as well as developing UI&UX.
We are hiring:
Ruby programmer
Node.js programmer
Contact us if interested!

Thanks to our sponsors for supporting DevClub.lv events:

Announcement of “AI as a pair” focused 109th DevClub.lv

HI!
Our next stop in this “summer’s trip” is at Emergn office and we will talk about “AI as a pair”.
From time to time, we hear people talking about “how AI will replace everything and humans will either live happily, lazy life or will extinct because of lack of work.” This time we will focus on tools based on AI that could be as a pair in the software development process.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 is spreading therefore we ask you – friends, please, be nice and responsible and if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or symptoms of any other contagious illness, please be cautious and take all needed safety measures and instead of attending the event, please, watch this time recording of the event published afterward.

You are welcome to “AI as a pair” focused event on TUESDAY – August 30 at 18:30, at Emergn office – Skanstes iela 27, conference room on the 1st floor.
We have limited space this time. Register now if you are interested and don’t forget to cancel your ticket if you can’t make it to the event.

Agenda for “AI as a pair” focused 109th DevClub.lv

  • Muntis Rudzītis from Emergn will give a talk “Pair programming with AI tools like GitHub Copilot, GPT3 and others”.
    GitHub Copilot is the first AI-based automatic code generator, that was recently publicly launched and become available to millions of users worldwide. The goal of the talk is to showcase the Copilot’s capabilities and kickstart the discussion of its perspective in the future in delivery teams.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: GitHub Copilot, Pair programming

    Muntis is Emergn’s Lead Data Scientist and Machine Learning Developer. He focuses on using the latest ML/AI achievements to build the best solutions for client business problems. He has several years of experience in R&D, experimentation, development of end-to-end prototypes, and designing machine learning solutions.
  • Dmitrijs Jemeljanovs from FORWARD IT will give a talk about: “How Does AI Generate Realistic Images From Text?”.
    You will learn what DALL·E 2, Imagen and Stable Diffusion are and how do they work under the hood. We will also discuss what are the next steps of image generation evolution and how this will affect everyone of us.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Image Generation, Machine Learning, Diffusion Models, Generative Art

    Dmitrijs is Founder and Principal Machine Learning Engineer at FORWARD IT. He is working with his team to propose and develop custom ML solutions for businesses.

Videos from previous events you can find at our homepage and our YouTube channel. The best way to be informed about new videos is to Subscribe to our YouTube channel

If you want to learn from the best IT trainers in the world, check out Nine Brains courses. And remember – we can do Tailor-made In-house training almost for any IT needs. Contact us to get to know more!

Did you know that Ness Digital Engineering was ranked highest among peers by Forrester for Agile delivery capabilities and named a Engineering R&D Services leader in the Zinnov Zones Report? Our organization is growing and we looking for experienced engineers to join our team in Riga. If you would like to know more about our global projects, do reach us out!
Experienced DevOps Engineer
Senior Python Developer

Did you know that Accenture Baltics has more than 200 Java developers onboard? Our Clients are agile, ambitious, and future-oriented – they focus on Cloud, Microservices, AI, etc. We support and encourage our employees’ growth in moving towards excellence with trainings, mentoring, exciting work tasks, and a decent compensation package! Contact us – maybe this can be your future workplace!
DevOps Specialist
Senior Java Developer

EPAM is a team of 61,600 technologists, strategists and designers in over 45 countries. EPAMers help leading brands transform their business through our engineering expertise, design thinking and business consulting. We foster creativeness and unconventional ways of doing things welcoming like-minded professionals. Our newly opened office in Latvia is growing fast and offering myriad challenges for you to explore. 
Lead DevOps Engineer
Lead Big Data Engineer
Key Java Engineer

Posti is a modern delivery and fulfillment company. Our HQ is in Helsinki, Finland. Software development center (Posti Messaging Latvia) was established in Riga in 2010 to develop group products.
We are currently looking for a Test engineer to join the team, do you have someone in mind?

MAK IT is a team of passionate custom software developers. MAK IT specialises in tailored made software for medium and large enterprises, we are very strong at developing Backend, Front-end solutions and Mobile applications, as well as developing UI&UX.
Cannot wait to see you all!
We are hiring:
– Flutter Developers
– Ruby on Rails developers
– Node.js developers
Contact us if interested!

C.T.Co is a large and stable employer. What we offer?
Global scale (get valuable experience working on international projects for the global market leaders).
Professional growth (training, certifications, and conferences sponsored by the company).
Work – life balance (possibility to work remotely, regular company and team-building events related to physical, educational and entertaining activities).
DevOps Engineer
.NET Developer
Test Automation Engineer
Take your career to the next level!

Emergn is a global digital business services firm on a mission to improve the way people and companies work. Forever. Every day, across the world, our teams are pioneering faster, better ways to bring our clients’ most exciting ideas to life. Want to join us?
Software Developer – Javascript (Angular)
Infrastructure Engineer
Data Engineer with Latvian language

INTEXSYS is a large-scale E-Commerce developer supporting online sales of over $500M/year. INTEXSYS works on the USA market as well as develops top online stores locally. With over 80 employees in Riga, INTEXSYS is growing and always has challenging open positions.
Top picks for today:
Senior Front-End Engineer, React
Senior Software Engineer, PHP
E-Commerce UI/UX Desginer
We promise – it will never be boring!

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