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Eduards Sizovs

Eduards Sizovs

Founder at Software Craftsmanship Community, Latvia

Eduards is a hands-on software architect and software development coach who helps awesome teams around the globe become more awesome – work smarter, run faster and enjoy the journey. Eduards considers himself IT polymath and is proficient in major aspects of an IT landscape – coding, software and enterprise architecture, automation, continuous delivery, Agile processes, enginering practices, leadership, motivation, teamwork and hiring.

Eduards leads Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community – the fastest-growing software development community in Latvia and organizes DevTernity – the conference for IT professionals who care about software craftsmanship.

He is award-winning international speaker, spoken at the largest conferences in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Croatia and UK.

Speaker's activity
Developer, Architect, CTO, Fired

Imagine you are climbing the career ladder successfully and it seems that everything is under control – good money, nice car, some caviar in the morning, booze on Fridays. One day, you come back to work and find the air unusually dense. A few hours later, you are publicly fired. What’s next?

Based on his personal experience, Eduards will explain why good engineers and leaders are often get fired, the lessons learned, the aftermath, and why being fired is probably the best thing that can ever happen to you.