Lviv (Lvov), a major city in western Ukraine, is known for its second largest tech community in the country. Hosting about 25% of all Ukrainian developers, it is currently undergoing a transformation from an major IT outsourcing destination to a technology hub with its own software and hardware startups.
Community initiatives have sprung up to further develop the human capital in terms of both technological abilities and entrepreneurship.
“The IT cluster hosts companies that require highly skilled talent; its primary objective is to develop the human capital. Such projects imply close cooperation with schools and universities, promotion of the IT profession among the youth, professional trainings, English language courses for IT students etc.,“ noted Andrew Pavliv, СEO of local software development company N-iX and Chairman of Lviv IT Cluster Supervisory Board, in a recent interview.
“However, our broader goal is to make Lviv a desirable place for young technicians to live and work in,” he added.This year Lviv IT Cluster is developing a program of industry events such as regional IT roadshows and Lviv IT Arena. The latter is a tech conference which attracted last year one thousand participants from Ukraine and beyond.