Speaking

Conferences, meetups, workshops which I did or plan to do.

2022

Architectural Patterns (May 3, 2022)

DGTL Club · Online, Internet · Website

During this talk we will go through various architectural patterns looking at them through the Business Analyst prism.

After this talk you should feel yourself more confident on architectural meetings speaking with architects.

Intro to the Databases (Mar 22, 2022)

DGTL Club · Online, Internet · Website

During this session we will go through the world or the databases and try to find answers to the following:

  • What databases exist
  • Differences between relational and not relational (SQL vs NoSQL)
  • Problems with terminology
  • How to design your data (normalization vs denormalization)
  • and other questions

2019

Workshop: Dockerization (Oct 30, 2019)

C.T.Co · Riga, Latvia · Website

Hosted 7 internal Docker workshops.

Workshop: Intro to Go and Docker (Mar 2, 2019)

GDG Daugavpils · Daugavpils, Latvia · Website

Ever dreamed to try Go and Docker but haven’t got time for this? This is your chance!

During this workshop you will have hands-on experience writing application (web server and CLI app) in Go. Additionally we will get familiar with Docker. Finally you will see benefits of using these tools together and separately.

2018

Interview Process From Scratch (Nov 10, 2018)

DACHfest 2018 · Munich, Germany · Website · Video

Interviewing potential candidates is hard. It is even harder if you don’t have a proper interviewing process. And even harder if you are not a manager, but a software engineer. You start by using intuition and whatever you think is best. This approach might work, but it is too chaotic and will eventually fail.

Interviewing more than 200 potential candidates in a 5-month period is a lot. You will hear how interview process evolution was made from nothing to the process that works in terms of speed, scale, and quality.

And of course, you will learn some useful tips for resume-building and going to interviews, too!

Journey from OO language to Golang (Oct 21, 2018)

DevFest Switzerland 2018 · Zurich, Switzerland · Website · Video

“Wow, I have not thought about this” — told me one of the colleagues. Golang is a sobering language that refreshes your view on doing things. It shifted our mindset about the usual flow of application development and now there is no way back. During this talk speaker will share his experience of migrating from OOP style applications to the Golang. How view on doing things shifted through time and how it changed development. He will talk about success, struggle and mistakes. After this talk it will be easier for you to convince your friends/colleagues to move to the Golang.

Link to the blog post which was born from this talk.

From 0 to 100 in three months (Jun 18, 2018)

HR Meetup Riga #11 · Riga, Latvia · Website · Video

Challenge: speed, scale & quality. Software engineer lost in the hiring process will share an interesting case study from which everyone can benefit and make the World a better place. The story of the hiring process evolution will be shared during which he interviewed more than 100 candidates.

2017

Make Bots Great Again (Jun 16, 2017)

GDG Tartu · Tartu, Estonia · Website

You already heard about different tools and platform to create bots, like Hubot, Microsoft Bot Framework, you name it.

During the Google I/O there were interesting announcements about AI and specifically around Google Assistant, Actions on Google, and not so much about API.ai which can change the way how you think about bots. After this talk you will get the idea, how to create cool bots with API.ai, integrate them with Slack, Google Assistant, and other different services. And it will be served with live demo.

Discover the IT Universe (Apr 1, 2017)

GDG Daugavpils · Daugavpils, Latvia · Website

Lets explore the Universe of IT. Let’s see what it’s made of! We will start from the web, server-side, going toward clouds and talk how they are made and what are the challenges.

Then we will continue with discovery of our pocket devices, smart houses, embeddable devices (Internet of Things) and the Future (VR/AR, etc.)

2016

Tensor Must Flow (Nov 26, 2016)

GDG DevFest 2016 · Minsk, Belarus · Website · Video

During this talk we will figure out what is TensorFlow, how it works — key concepts and how it flow We will find out what is hidden behind the magic words — “Artificial Neural Network”. What additional tools you can use for visualisations and more stuff… If you are interested in machine learning (novice or advance), you will hear something new for you.

Workshop: Dockerization (Nov 25, 2016)

GDG DevFest 2016 · Minsk, Belarus · Website

This one you really do not want to miss. During this workshop all of you will have one common goal. Only together you will make an application successfully up and running.

You will write Dockerfiles, building images, configuring Docker Compose, even work with Docker Registry.

Be ready. It will be very active.

Workshop: Dockerization (Jul 2, 2016)

GDG Riga · Riga, Latvia · Website

This one you really do not want to miss. During this workshop all of you will have one common goal. Only together you will make an application successfully up and running.

You will write Dockerfiles, building images, configuring Docker Compose, even work with Docker Registry.

Be ready. It will be very active.

2015

Docker in da House (Nov 14, 2015)

WebConf · Riga, Latvia · Website · Video

Have you ever thought about minimalistic workspace? Without spending hours to install all needed things for successful development? You want to develop in “close to production” environment locally? And share this environment with other team members easily? You know what? It’s easy to do, especially when Docker comes in the house!

I will tell you a little what is Docker, how you can easily spin up NGINX + PHP + Database + Whatever (e.g. node, gulp, bower, ruby+sass, etc.) without installing ANY of these on your host system. Good practices, examples of real life use cases. All this accompanied with a live demo. Join the dark side, we have Docker :)


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