Ukraine is becoming a hot spot for IT outsourcing and more than a hundred Fortune 500 companies are already positioned on the market there. The capital of Ukraine – Kyiv, is home to most of the local IT companies and is seeing the most interest from foreign investors.
If you are considering IT outsourcing for your business or development project, here is everything you need to know about the IT market in Kyiv.
IT communities in Kyiv
There is a tech community called Kyiv IT Cluster that comprises 19 tech companies, plus 9 public and educational institutions. It supports technological education, cooperates with universities, and organizes IT meetings with students, as well as organizes different events, and provides consulting services for free for the community members.
IT events in Kyiv
Several IT events are being held each year in Kyiv, the biggest of them being iForum – an annual conference that attracts more than 10,000 IT professionals. Other events that are worth noting and participating at include JEEConf – a large conference for Java developers, Guruconf – tech event with a focus on IT entrepreneurship and digital marketing, and Data Science UA Conference – an international conference on data science, machine learning, and AI.
Good infrastructure and plenty of workspaces
Kyiv is well-connected to all European countries and the world in general through two international airports – Boryspil International Airport and Kyiv-Zhuliany.
Apart from more than 25 coworking workspaces that offer offices, open spaces, meeting rooms, and host events, Kyiv is also home to UNIT.City – an innovation park that has more than 90 IT businesses and hosts more than 400 tech events every year.
In short, Kyiv will provide everything you need for outsourcing your business or project – good infrastructure and a vibrant IT atmosphere, plenty of tech events, and an active IT community, as well as some very promising IT talents.