ShareIT
4 OCTOBER, 2019 / CĒSIS CONCERT HALL

SHARE IT 2019

CONNECTING KNOWLEDGE, SOLUTIONS, AND EXPERIENCE

 

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WHAT IS SHARE IT?

Share IT is an annual one day conference that welcomes IT professionals and experts in Vidzeme. This is a space for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and experiences, with a focus on real-life examples and solutions. Two session tracks, workshop and non-formal networking at the end of the day - all for specialists, developers, doers of the field.
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WHY VIDZEME?

Even though in Riga there is a wide choice of IT conferences, regions have their own specifics and challenges. IT professionals in Vidzeme are keeping up with the trends, but so are they willing to strengthen their IT community and interpersonal connections. Therefore, local people and their friends are the main target audience and content creators of Share IT.

2019

October 4

Cēsis,

Latvia

FREE

Entrance

15

Speakers

Speakers

Shira Shamban

Shira Shamban

CEO at Stealth mode
Tel Aviv, Israel
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A security researcher and technical expert. Started a career in cybersecurity as a military officer in the elite intelligence unit 8200 of the Israel Defense Force. Today - turning technical experience into innovation, while leading the local Israeli OWASP chapter.

Raivo Reigass

Raivo Reigass

IT Software Solutions Advisor at ALSO Latvia
Riga, Latvia
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Passionate IT technology expert and IT business developer

Zintis Erics

Zintis Erics

Senior developer at SunGIS
Valmiera, Latvia
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Marina Petrakova

Marina Petrakova

Co-creator of RigaTechGirls
Riga, Latvia
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Artūrs Jānis Pētersons

Artūrs Jānis Pētersons

Engineering Team Lead at TestDevLab
Cēsis, Latvia
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I like to write code and to solve problems.

Lota Plezere

Lota Plezere

Freelance Front-end/ UI developer
Riga, Latvia/ Tartu, Estonia
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Front-end developer who is passionate about good design, usable products, excellent service and cares about user experience.

Jāzeps Rutkis

Jāzeps Rutkis

Team lead at Estoty
Riga, Latvia
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A game developer at Estoty and a professor of game design at EKA

Kārlis Ābele

Kārlis Ābele

DevOps Engineer at Printful
Riga, Latvia
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Experimentation and problem solving is what motivates me to get up and go to work! And coffee... Of course coffee!

Lauris Taube

Lauris Taube

VRAR laboratory assistant at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
Valmiera, Latvia
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3D modeling artist and VR/AR developer

Aigars Valdmanis

Aigars Valdmanis

Data analytics business developer at Squalio
Riga, Latvia
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More than 20 years’ experience in ICT market by leading sales teams and business development projects in Latvia. Currently develops data analytics services for Squalio markets.

Kārlis Kalniņš

Kārlis Kalniņš

Service designer at Wunder
Riga, Latvia
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Passionate about art of user experience and agile. Making the world a better place, one website (sometimes more) at the time.

Ragnar Kurm

Ragnar Kurm

Lead Developer at Wunder
Tallinn, Estonia
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I love architecting software, and I love studying the human mind.

Kristaps Grinbergs

Kristaps Grinbergs

Co-founder, Swift developer at Qminder
Valmiera, Latvia/ Tartu, Estonia
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I love open source, mobile apps, cats and care about inclusivity.

Kaspars Urbāns

Kaspars Urbāns

Co-founder at EchoTech
Valmiera, Latvia
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Enthusiastic tech geek, solving problems no one else wants or is able to.

Registration for participants

Schedule

09:30-10:00
REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
10:00
KNOWLEDGE room
OPENING
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Morning coffee, opening speech and insights about what to expect from this day and event.

10:15-11:05
EXPERIENCE room
Everyone is hackable. How long will it take you to notice? (EN)
Shira Shamban, Stealth mode

So you have super-sophisticated security toolbox and engineers, but you still don’t feel safe? You’re absolutely right! The reference threat everyone today is not the random hacker or ransomware infection, it’s the state-sponsored attacks! And the reason for that is the lack of our ability to effectively defend against those. Modern solutions can’t handle a well-crafted targeted attack. It’s a matter of time. And when successful, the blast radius is massive. Because if you run a power grid, electricity supply might get interrupted. And if you have an election campaign the public opinion might be manipulated due to fake news. These attacks are rarely detected, but always carry a big damage potential.

KNOWLEDGE room
Computer vision is nothing to be scared of (EN)
Kaspars Urbāns, EchoTech
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A practical, hands-on presentation about various use cases of computer vision. The aim of the presentation is to show that computer vision is not black magic, but a simple and intuitive process of solving real-life problems. The presentation will include practical demonstrations of code solving real-life problems.

10:15-12:00
SOLUTIONS room (@Cēsis Concert Hall)
Regular expressions — the Swiss army knife of handling texts (EN)
Ragnar Kurm, Wunder
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Regular Expressions (RX) is a tool for handling texts of almost any complexity, in any programming language. When one masters Regular Expressions, one has virtually no need for special-purpose text handling functions. They allow us to verify, search, extract, replace and match texts. It's an elegant and handy tool for every coder. In the workshop, we look at major RX concepts and solve some real-life challenges.

 

11:10-12:00
EXPERIENCE room
UX on the web and why it matters (EN)
Lota Plezere, Freelancer

There is a direct relationship between a dip in user satisfaction and a decrease in good user experience(UX). In this talk, you will get to know how UX influences your customers and affects company income and what are the main principles to ensure good experience across your web platforms.

KNOWLEDGE room
Testing with 250TB of RAM and 130 000 CPU cores (EN)
Artūrs Jānis Pētersons, TestDevLab

Trying to do test automation on a colossal scale is a huge challenge to tackle. We've built a web app performance and load testing tool Loadero that can do precisely that. We learned a lot about building resource-intensive apps, and we want to share some of that knowledge with you.

12:00-12:10
SHORT BREAK
12:10-13:00
EXPERIENCE room
How to create a user and business friendly digital solution and not get lost in the process (EN)
Kārlis Kalniņš, Wunder
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This session is addressed to business representatives who have a need for a digital solution, but who is not a specialist in an IT field. Understanding on how to follow the solution development process, how to communicate with designers and developers in order to gain the best value for the business. (Topics - User experience, Business Analysis, Agile development)

KNOWLEDGE room
The A - Z Guide Of iOS App Development (EN)
Kristaps Grinbergs, Qminder

iPhone is more than 10 years old and creating applications for this platform has become a de-facto standard. It is obvious that the demand for iOS supported products is there. Understand how to leverage this ever-growing market, by providing meaningful user experiences and finding the talent you need to make it happen.

13:00-14:00
LUNCH
14:00-14:50
EXPERIENCE room
Open data in your city (LV)
Aigars Valdmanis, Squalio & Raivo Reigass, ALSO Latvia
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You may have already heard of the term "open data". If you're not, it's definitely time to listen. The ability to use data today is a significant driver for the development of any person or business. However, our experience shows that many still face major challenges in understanding the value of data and how to manage it. Before we can get the benefits of using data - smart decisions, automation, work efficiency and optimization, innovation and new business opportunities - we need to understand what data we have. This session will focus on how to discover and manage your datasets.

Knowledge on how to benefit from commercial or publicly available data value is a key ingredient of any modern participant of society – citizen, student, entrepreneur or municipality. Our experience indicates all stakeholders face a challenge when starting the journey of data platform creation and data value discovery. For customers to succeed in this journey Squalio has developed methodology and services that in cooperation with ALSO will guide to data value discovery.

KNOWLEDGE room
0 to 100 with Docker, GitLab CI and AWS ECS (EN)
Kārlis Ābele, Printful

Live coding session where we will create a simple application from scratch, use GitLab CI to run some tests, build a production-ready Docker image and deploy to AWS ECS cluster. If you want to follow along on your own laptop, you can prepare by installing Docker and registering to GitLab and AWS.

14:00-15:20
SOLUTIONS room (@RTU, Piebalgas street 3, Cēsis)
IoT wireless sensor network (EN)
Elvis Bistrovs, Baltijas Industriālais Serviss
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Introduction to Libelium WaspMote IoT sensor platform, simple, lightweight wireless sensor module set-up.

14:55-15:20
EXPERIENCE room
Gesture recognition in VR/AR - how it works (EN)
Lauris Taube, Vidzeme University of Applied Science

What is gesture recognition, its usage in VR/AR. How it works and the underlying principles. Personal experience with gesture recognition.

KNOWLEDGE room
Arbitrary object differentation technique - case of vector data (EN)
Zintis Erics, SunGIS

Arbitrary object differentiation technique - how to find differences, keep history and minimize IO. Case applied to rapidly changing vector files.

15:20-15:40
INFORMATIVE COFFEE BREAK

Cooperation networks and opportunities for IT businesses in Latvia @EXPERIENCE room

15:40-16:30
EXPERIENCE room
Design thinking for non-designers - a magic tool (EN)
Marina Petrakova, Riga TechGirls

The design thinking approach is a unique and successful approach that might be used not only in design but also in product development and startup product shaping. Design thinking clarifies milestones and makes realize - difficulties are not the end, - it is the beginning. And then - everything starts! To work, prototype, test, and help to solve problems. This topic might be useful for visionaries, idea creators and other specialists, who want to know "how to".

KNOWLEDGE room
Sharing deployment code across family of sites, environments, regions and CMS versions (EN)
Ragnar Kurm, Wunder

In this session, I share my experience of deployment challenges in a big client context, where we had a bunch of Drupal sites with a similar setup. Duplicated deployment code led to tech debt. Every small change across projects started to take forever. On top of that, there are subsets that share common code: environments (dev, staging, production), regions (EU, US, AU), different software versions (D7, D8). How to deduplicate that deployment code?

16:35-17:10
KNOWLEDGE room
Procedural, analytics driven level design in Prince of Persia: Escape (EN)
Jāzeps Rutkis, Estoty

An important requirement for success is the ability to scale effectively with limited resources.

We will explore how "Estoty" tackled the challenge of creating 1000 levels without a level designer using procedural generation.

Then see how the team used analytics data from millions of players to dynamically improve them in "Prince of Persia: Escape"

17:30
AFTERPARTY at Art space MALA, Lenču street 11, Cēsis

Drinks, discussions, networking, etc.

faq

FAQ

Will the sessions be in Latvian or English?
Both. Some of the sessions will be in Latvian, some - in English. Next to each of the topics you will see the language indicated (-LV, -EN).
If entrance is free of charge, why do I have to register?
Thanks to our amazing sponsors, the entrance is free of charge. However, organizers need to predict the approximate number of participants to plan seating and practical things like the amount of food needed for breaks. Please do register your attendance.
Can I take photos / film videos during the event?
Yes, but if there are other people in your photos, please ask them if it is OK to publish them on social media.
Will there be parking available?
We suggest you use the big parking lot (Smilšu laukums) next to the Cēsis market square (Uzvaras boulevard 24)
Nearby the concert hall there are parking lots available. However, they have a time limit of up to 2 hours.
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CESIS CONCERT HALL
Address: Raunas 12-1, Cēsis, Cēsu nov., LV4101