Belarus' Education Minister on changes in Education Code and Belarus' IT sector
What is the reason for the growth of IT sector in Belarus and how is the Belarusian education system responding to the challenges of time? We will talk about this with our guest - the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko.
Mr Karpenko, glad to see you.
Igor Karpenko, Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus:
Vitebsk secondary school student wins 3 open IT Olympiads
Three victories in two weeks. A schoolboy from Vitebsk won several open programming Olympiads. Each competition had no less than 300 competitors from 20 countries.
Artur Petukhovsky is a pupil of the well-known Veronika Laktina.
Her pupils today work in big international IT corporations. Artur told about his plans for the future.
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.
Vsevolod Yanchevsky appointed director Belarus' High-Tech Park
On March 15, Vsevolod Yanchevsky was appointed director of the Belarusian High-Tech Park. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state. Prior to that, Mr Yanchevsky served as a presidential assistant.
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The IT sector in Belarus will receive further support from the state under the condition of honest and transparent business, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting companies successfully working in the field of high technologies in Minsk.
The head of state was presented a project of the so-called augmented reality. It is a unique application that allows you to recognize human emotions and accompany them with graphics.
Belarus to continue to support IT sector, President says
Belarus will continue to support the IT sector but the companies involved conduct fair and transparent business, said Belarus President on March 13 visiting companies in Minsk that are working in the field of high technologies.
One of them is engaged in a unique project in the field of augmented reality and artificial intelligence. This is a mobile application that allows users all over the world to communicate with the use of visual effects.
Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus
The mechanism of e-government still needs to be improved in Belarus. The Council of Ministers discussed the prospects concerning the development of digital economy and the information society.
Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov drew attention to the insufficient use of modern technologies by experts in different fields. The volume of the mails transmitted in digital form is less than half the total number of documents now. In regions outside of Minsk, this figure is even less than 30%.
Belarus 31st in IT development ranking
Belarus has risen five notches in the ranking for the development of information and communication technologies, and took 31st place. Countries were assessed in 11 positions.
Among them was access to information and communication technologies, the number of active Internet users and people's Internet skills.
Topping that ranking is the Republic of Korea. All in all there are 175 countries on the list. Belarus' Eurasian Economic Union allies - Russia and Kazakhstan - are 43rd and 52nd, respectively.
Alexander Lukashenko’s visits to UAE and Qatar: What they have in common with Belarus
Belarus is being tested by the first snow. However, at first, we will talk about the country where there couldn’t be any snow. The main political news is from this country. The President of Belarus visited the UAE and Qatar. The correspondent Ilona Volynets will tell us about the importance and details of the visit keeping in mind the history and possible consequences.
If you say in Russian "giraffe drinking coffee with syrup, solving algebra algorithms," you will almost speak Arabic. Almost all of these words were borrowed from Arabic.
Belarus-India cooperation prospects: from trolleybuses to IT
The Minsk Motor Plant has been producing engines for half a century. MAZ, BelAZ and MTZ are over 70 years old each. But the trolleybus is the product of modern Belarus. It is in demand in Russia and other former Soviet countries. Now Belarusian producers are going to tempt... India. One of the largest economies in the world, with the second largest population on earth, it has not yet "mastered" trolleybuses! Why not offer them these products?
Belarusian companies offered industrial Internet
Technical re-equipment of enterprises, information technology in industries and virtual product testing were the topics of the Belarusian-German forum held in conjunction with the IT exhibition TIBO 2016.
The forum gathered representatives of about 50 leading Belarusian enterprises. Large foreign companies held a master class during which they shared modern techniques. For example, production technologies of the future and the introduction of industrial Internet. They allow increasing labor productivity and reducing costs.
Houlin Zhao: Belarus among the top ten ICT nations
Belarus is ready to continue active cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union, said Alexander Lukashenko meeting with Secretary General of the organization Houlin Zhao.
Belarus has recently made significant progress in the way of informatization. As a confirmation: the country is now 36th in ITU ranking among 193 member countries.
Virtual banks in Belarus by 2018
Virtual banks will appear in Belarus by 2018, so that citizens will be able to perform any operation remotely using a mobile phone or a computer.
A single identification system will be established due to the development of the Belarusian IT companies and digital banking technologies. As a result, a consumer will have the opportunity to not only control online his banking history, but also obtain the necessary information or a specialist advice at any time.
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IT specialist: I like the current situation in Belarus
Svyatoslav Pankratov, programmer:
In my particular case, the development of games is a dream job. Belarus has a lot of IT companies and a lot of them develop videogames. In principle, there are very, very successful developers. Everyone in the world knows Belarusian tanks. There are plenty of gaming products around the world, in which Belarusian brains were involved. It is very cool.
Belarus ranked among top 40 creative nations
Belarus has been listed among the top 40 most creative countries in the world, occupying the highest position among the CIS countries. Belarus occupied 37th place in the annual ranking of Global Creativity Index 2015.
All in all, the study covers 139 countries. Russia was on the next line - 38th, with Latvia and Poland being lower.
The leaders of the Global Creativity Index 2015 are Australia, the US and New Zealand, who occupied the podium. The top ten also includes five Western European countries - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and the Netherlands.
Belarusian programmers develop mobile app for young road users
Modern technology ensures safety. Belarusian programmers together with the Minsk Traffic Control Office developed a colorful mobile application Smart Road for the youngest road users.
Completely free of charge, young residents of Minsk and their parents can download an information portal with interesting promotions and quizzes, traffic rules and helpful tips. For fans of online communication, a children's chat will be created in the near future.
The most famous Belarusian IT developments: Report by TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko"
Venture companies in the world, or investors who are willing to finance promising new development, often come to Minsk to find out about our business potential. Many of the ideas have already received start-up capital. Belarusians, for example, created the popular Internet service Viber, recently bought out by a Japanese billionaire. Gamers all over the world play Belarusian "World of Tanks", which is one of the most popular computer games of our time! So Belarusian brains are working! Ilona Volynets has more.
Every click to be registered in Belarusian internet segment?
From 1 January 2016, new rules will be imposed in the Belarusian internet segment. The Ministry of Communications has obliged providers, that is, those who provide Internet access, to strictly track users: when he logged in and out and how much data was downloaded and uploaded. In general, each click should be captured and stored during one year. In the developed Western countries, this rule has been valid for a long time, and if necessary, National Security Agency even reads personal correspondence. Dmitry Boyarovich has more.
Font repeating Yanka Kupala's handwriting created in Belarus
Written with a pen and recreated on the monitors of modern gadgets. Belarusians will be able to use a font that simulates the handwriting of the prominent Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala.
The font is available in Belarusian, Russian, and Latin.
"Pesnyar" (Singer), which is the name of the font, was a gift for the 110th anniversary of the start of the poet's creative career.