Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world

Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world

“World of Tanks”, Viber, MSQRD have all been developed by Belarusian programmers. Nevertheless, these are not the only programs which glorify Belarusian IT specialists. The quality broadsheet newspaper “Deutche Welle” says, that Belarus has turned into one of the largest producers of IT programs in Central and Eastern Europe”. Belarusian High Tech Park has a big potential and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko set new tasks for the Park. What is more, a new director of the High Tech Park was appointed.

Pavel Litvinenko, five year student of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectrinics, director of a development company:
I am a five year student of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectrinics, I have a company of my own, where we develop chat bots. They are apps which are capable of understanding human speech in a natural language and solve some kind of problems.

Being a student and develop applications at the same time must be a hard job. Nevertheless, Pavel managed to overcome at least one of the difficulties, which was to find an investor.

Pavel Litvinenko, five year student of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectrinics, director of a development company:
Belarus truly does have all the conditions for establishing a business. All you need to do is prepare all the necessary documents, register your company; it all takes just one day. But not the entire Legislation system is has yet adapted to the IT sector. There is a lot of paperwork.

Successful IT businessmen told Alexander Lukashenko that some changes need to be made to facilitate the process. It is the legislation niceties that sometimes act as a virus, which makes the whole system, slow down.

Viktor Prokopenya, investor at EXP Capital, Banuba Development:
The company has earnt money, transferred it to Belarus, it cannot pay anyone for advertising any more. It turns out that the company has to leave the money to pay it from out there.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
It will be an advantage for us, in fact. We will make others, who collect unnecessary documents, leave this process behind.

The shtick in the IT sector is that to earn good money, pathos and gorges of technical facilities are needed. A small office room, people in gumshoes, but the workforce productivity in this company, for instance, is $185,000 per employee.

It is not new for Belarus to sell IT products abroad. As many as $820 million were earnt from export bu the High Tech Park. It is 4o times more than it was in 2007. What is more, a new director, Vsevolod Yanchevsky, of the High Tech Park was appointed.

Vsevolod Yanchevsky, Director of HTP Administration:
It is possible that essential changes will be made. The go-ahead for IT development is given.

Andrei is to graduate from the University in a couple of years’ of time. At the moment he is busy with mobile development, and he hopes that soon Belarus won’t be selling its ideas, but will be selling ready-made IT products.

Andrei Raukut, student of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectrinics:
Belarus doesn’t have many product companies. If more product companies appear and the government is more loyal, then the investors will be attracted more. Programmers in Belarus are sought-after.

Belarus is among the leaders of IT service exporters in the world per capita. Surnames of Belarusian IT specialists arise in the USA, in London. Changes to the legislation must make these specialists interested in staying in Belarus.

In order to keep development scientists not go into IT business, the Science and Technology Park was opened in the Belarusian National Technical University. Students and teachers can realize themselves here without skipping lectures.

Valery Gmyrak, director of the Science and Technology Park at the Belarusian National Technical University:
From the start up, an idea to a successful high tech business.

An endeprothesis for knee joints and a special additive, which saves the asphalt from heat cracks, were developed at this very park. In one or two years a building 3D printer is planned to be presented.

If everyone knew about these technologies and how to use them, then, it seems that the whole world would rest in your hands. Actually, this hand was made on a 3D printer, which was made and developed in Belarus. Nevertheless, Belarusian scientists didn’t stop there and developed a machine, which prints, but with chocolate.

To print a vase like this one all you have to do is to log onto the internet, download a model and press the print button. An ordinary medical syringe is filled with printing mass, and the sweet machine itself was made on a 3D printer as well.

Kirill Markin, maintenance and test engeneer:
Some representatives from Kazakhstan came; they are ready to buy the test model, without waiting for the series to come out.

Another problem for Belarusian developers is the fear of accepting something new. If something can’t be touched, a feeling of distrust arises straight away.

Alexander Yakovlev, cofounder of a precision agriculture development company:
A lot of people of the previous generation work at state agricultural companies, and sometimes they do not know how to use computers, some of them simply do not even want to learn how. IT development exists, but yet a lot remains to be done.

Dmitry Sinyak has been working as an agriculturist for 30 years now; he thinks that progress shouldn’t be left behind.

Dmitry Sinyak, chief agriculturist at the “Ostroshitsi” agricultural plant:
Without years of experience, all of this can’t be put into one single program. A lot depends on the intuition.

But may be four-year-old Danila’s motivation will be able to convince Dmitry.

Danila Mankovsky, student of Orsha school No. 12:
Only imagination, a computer and brains. I will have a world famous IT company of my own someday.

To make Belarusian IT specialists feel even more confident when speaking the global language in the future, the High Tech Park gives them a possibility to show themselves from the age, where some of the elder generation have never heard anything about computers. Technologies didn’t just make a step forward, they jumped ahead. Today we are used to paying, ordering and living with the help of laptops and mobiles. The more interesting it becomes to see what will be invented tomorrow and will it be developed by people.