Contact Info

I live in Riga, Latvia (GMT +2), 5 minutes walk from the MikroTik headquarters.

You can reach me by:
e-mail: lastguru@gmail.com
Skype: lastguru My status
MSN (not online all the time - not preferred): lastguru1@hotmail.com

Bio

 

More than 7 years with MikroTik products makes me an expert in all areas of MikroTik networking:

  • Worked with the product as a student back in 2001
  • MikroTik documentation writer, member of support team and later lead trainer (who actually started the MikroTik Training business) and CKO from 2002-2008
  • Independent trainer/consultant since 2008. The only independent trainer that is qualified to perform trainers certification

Current employment and projects:

  • Self-employed, owner of Serveriem.LV hosting provider
  • Willing to discuss any potential employment or project opportunities, which would not interfere with my training and hosting businesses

Memberships:

  • International High IQ Society, Member
  • IEEE, Full Member
  • IT&T terminology commission of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Terminologist
  • Latvian OpenSource Association (LAKA), Board Member since 2003
  • Latvian Information Technology and Telecommunications Association (LIKTA), Auditor, actively participating in work groups
  • Member of expert advisory group for the government structure, responsible for IT&T development (it was the Ministry of Transport first, then the State Chancellery, now - the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government) since 2004

Other information:

  • Occasional expert in educational institution accreditation
  • Completed "Practical Project Management" course
  • Won 3rd place in the "Best Microsoft Systems Administrator" contest (held by the local New Horizons training center) without any prior preparation