“IT Waffle MeetUp” events organized by Green Tech Cluster in cooperation with Coworking Liepaja and the author of the event’s idea – Agate Ambulte have become a monthly tradition. The purpose of this event is to encourage IT industry members to share their experience in a completely informal and relaxed atmosphere by eating organizers’ self-made waffles.
In August, the third “IT Waffle Meetup” was held on the topic of virtual reality and chatbots with artificial intelligence. The event was opened by the educator Kristaps Rāvalds, who described how to create virtual tours and also demonstrated his project – the virtual tour of the Liepaja State Technical School. Founder of the “Botwiser” company, Kārlis Skuja, also shared a fascinating story out of his experience. Botwiser deals with the development of virtual assistant (chatbots). Visitors to the event could not only find out what these virtual assistants are capable of but also try to chat with Coworking Liepaja chatbot, which works in test mode.
Meanwhile, the event was closed by Mikus Opelts, the founder of Giraffe Visual and Giraffe 360, whose success story was captured not only by IT deputies. Mikus has been featured in Forbes magazine for 30 talent up to 30 years of age, and has received the German Business Award in 2013 and received a Business Year Award in Sweden in 2014. From a small, time-honored studio, Giraffe’s IT company has become a European leader in the development and production of virtual tour technology.
We are very pleased that “IT Waffle MeetUp” events are not only popular with Liepaja IT industry and cluster members but also others. We will be pleased to meet each of you already in the next “IT Waffle MeetUp” event that will take place in late September.
The Green Tech Cluster is a cross-industry organization that brings together businesses, education and research institutions as well as other organizations that partially or fully operate in the green and smart technologies sectors. The cluster now has more than 50 members. The cluster aims to promote cooperation between members, to raise the competitiveness of businesses, increase exports, create innovation and new products, as well as to promote international cooperation, promote the transfer of knowledge, to increase resource efficiency and productivity of a product, service, supply or value chain. The cluster also provides a range of experience and information events to ensure that its members and participants get the latest information on successful entry into foreign markets, examples of good practice in export promotion, available state aid, and other issues.