What is Wildcard?

Name

In software technology, a wildcard is a character that can be substituted for any other possible characters. Just as this conference does not aim to cover only a narrow scope of the IT industry, but most of them, broadly, and globally, for all our guests from neighboring countries.

Idea

The idea of a broadly-scoped “wildcard” conference had been discussed for a couple of years, together with our fellow colleagues from Lithuania and Estonia. This year we're going to make our plans come true, rock the Baltic Sea, and make this a yearly tradition.

Scope

The event is for all kinds of IT professionals — developers, testers, database gurus, architects, analysts, UX guys, project managers, Scrum masters or POs. That's why the motto of the conference is “Everyone's invited!” We're waiting for you!

Our conferences

This is our first conference made together, but it's not the only conference we're organizing. Please, check other projects by our communities.

OUG Harmony Riga

The LVOUG conference is widely regarded as a must-attend networking and learning forum for anyone serious about their business in the country.

Top line-up of Oracle Users will equip you with the ideas, inspiration and insights you will need to capitalise on the region’s growth potential - commercial strategies, networks and infrastructure, value added services, customer experience improvement, market forecasts and much more.

Agile Riga Day

Goal of this conference is to provide a clear explanation to participants why agile and lean software development approaches become so important nowadays, show how these approaches help to solve problems and facilitate discussions and experience exchange between agile practitioners and newcomers.

The conference will cover questions how to make a transition from traditional approach to agile and contains real life examples and case studies, presentations and workshops for beginners and advanced agile practitioners.

Agile Tour Riga

Agile Tour is a series of non-profit events over several cities throughout October and December each year. The fourth edition of the Agile Tour attracted more than 10 000 participants in 60 cities worldwide. This unique event combines local networking with a fun way to learn about agile. The fifth edition of Agile Tour was organized in Riga either.

Ambassadors

Vaidas Adomauskas

Vaidas Adomauskas

Agile Lithuania, CTO at WoraPay

Vaidas is initiator of Agile Lithuania community, Agile and Scrum user group meetings, and Agile conferences in Lithuania. He is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and member of Lithuanian Project Management Association (LPVA). Vaidas is teaching “Agile Project Management with Scrum” course at Vilnius University.

Adrejs Vorobjovs

Andrejs Vorobjovs

LVOUG president, Sr. Oracle DBA at First Data

Andrejs’ qualifications and background are in data base administrating and data engineering. He has 10 years of Experience in ORACLE technology. After receiving Master’s degree in Computer Science at Riga Technical University in 2004, he started to work for First Data. First Data is a major provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions worldwide. He is the president of the Latvian Oracle User Group.

Vladimir Tarasow

Vladimir Tarasow

Agile Latvia chairman, CEO at C SLNS

Stuck with IT for 15 years starting as support technician and going forward to network administrator, software developer and now to the management position in ITSM and community leadership. He is the chairman of the board at Agile Latvia and member of the board at Latvian Developers Network. You can read the interview with Vladimir here.

Arkadi Shishlov

Arkadi Shishlov

LDN chairman, SW engineer at Accenture

Arkadi software engineer with wide area of expertise, particularly in telecommunication, insurance and business intelligence areas including GIS, supplemented with fine UNIX administrator and DBA skills. System architecture and design, Open Source, Scala, Java, NoSQL, Oracle, BI. He is the chairman of the board at Latvian Developers Network and member of the board at Agile Latvia.

Media

You can use our press release, if you want to help us and spread the word about the forthcoming conference.