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  • QA Engineers: What They Do and How to Become One

    Integrated software and hardware systems are used for many purposes, including to store databases for banks and hospitals, automate and monitor production, and manage outdoor lighting. To function swiftly and reliably, these systems are maintained by specialists, among whom are quality assurance (QA) engineers. We talked to Maksim Terichev, a software testing engineer at YADRO, to learn more about this job and the skills required to perform it.


  • ITMO Named Leader in Training Digital Economy Specialists

    ITMO University made it into the top universities in St. Petersburg and Moscow that train IT professionals according to the recent ranking published by ANO Digital Economy with support from the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.


  • ITMO, HTML Academy and Yandex To Host Contest for Frontend Developers

    On February 18, HTML Academy online school will host Russia’s first national frontend development contest, organized in collaboration with ITMO and Yandex. Joining online, participants will solve real-life industry cases on developing web interfaces to be then ranked by their performance, as well as awarded within two categories – Best in Design and Best in JS. Those who make the top of the ranking, as well as winners in each category, will be invited for jobs or internships to Yandex and other leading Russian IT companies.


  • ITMO Alumnus & YADRO Engineer On Developing Systems-on-Chips in Russia

    Six years ago, Viktor Ovchinnikov graduated from ITMO with a Master’s degree. Since then, he’s worked in various fields at companies like Arrival and Electrolux, where he developed an electric bus and security systems for the Internet of Things (IoT). Now, Viktor is a senior engineer in systems-on-chips programming at YADRO. In this interview, he shares tips for transferring from embedded development to other fields and sheds light on the industry of systems-on-chips. 


  • Gamedev Leader at Lesta Games Shares His Path From Programming to Gamedev

    As a university student, Danila Lychkin went from a programmer at a Moscow-based company to a  team lead at an international corporation but ultimately decided to quit his job to pursue gamedev instead. Now, he heads the gamedev department at Lesta Games and oversees the production of World of Warships. In this interview, the former programmer weighs in on how to quit everything to chase after your dreams – and succeed.


  • Head of Product Management at VK Cloud Viktor Konoplev on Career in IT and the Future of Cloud Technologies

    After his graduation from ITMO, Viktor Konoplev had the chance to work on a virtual dedicated server (VDS) for the IT company Timeweb, launch various delivery options at VkusVill (a Russian food retail chain – Ed.), and build a private multipurpose cloud service at VK Cloud. In this interview, Viktor, who is currently developing IT solutions for business at VK, speaks about his first failures, win-win solutions for businesses and teams, and the future of cloud technologies.


  • Student From China on Why Choose Russia and ITMO

    Born and bred in Heihe, Xiaobo Li has been studying Russian virtually since he was a kid. By the end of school, he set his heart on studying in Russia. His desire to visit a foreign country and master information technologies brought him to ITMO where he got a Bachelor’s degree in humanities and IT and is currently pursuing his Master’s in digital transformation strategies and technologies. In this interview, Xiaobo Li shared his studying experience with ITMO.NEWS.


  • New Master’s Program by ITMO and YADRO: Learn to Build Your Own Programming Languages

    ITMO University and the YADRO company have launched a new corporate Master’s program – Tools for Software Development and Analysis. There, students will learn to create multifunctional developer tools, including code analyzers, fuzzers, IDEs and their components, such as debuggers and profilers. What’s more, graduates will be competent enough to develop new programming languages and their compilers.


  • New Master’s Program by ITMO and VK to Train Web Service Developers

    Admissions are open to the Distributed Web Services Master’s program, implemented by ITMO’s Institute of Applied Computer Science in collaboration with VK Education. Graduates will specialize in developing fault-tolerant distributed systems. The program will be of interest for applicants with a fundamental IT education.


  • ITMO Graduates’ Salaries in IT Ranked Among Highest in Russia

    SuperJob, a Russian job-hunting platform, has published its annual ranking of Russian universities according to the size of salaries earned by graduates in the IT industry. ITMO climbed from third to second place in the federal ranking and retained its leading position among the universities of St. Petersburg. Moreover, this year, ITMO graduates experienced the biggest salary increase among their peers from other Russian IT universities.