This month, I was invited to speak at the biggest Drupal event in the Baltic Region, the DrupalCampBaltics 2019, held in Latvia’s capital, Riga. My presentation on Solution Engineering: How it can help sell discovery and holistic estimating was my first experience discussing a non-tech topic in a public setting.
I talked about our work on the discovery phase in Sprint 0 and offered some ideas on how it could be made valuable for our clients. It was great to see many in the audience who had already had a similarly successful experience.
Outside of the conference, I found Riga to be a very comfortable and friendly city with excellent infrastructure, well situated just a stone throw away from other Central European and Nordic capitals. From the business perspective, the Baltic countries offer many advantages for digital agencies to set up their operations in the region. They are European Union member states, with highly-qualified and mostly English-speaking workforce, and have no presence of global out-staffing companies like EPAM. A great discovery for our future growth?