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  • ITMO Graduate Vladislav Tankov on the Importance of Life-Long Learning

    Vladislav Tankov decided to pursue his Master’s degree at ITMO University when he was already a quite successful specialist at JetBrains. At one of the hackathons, which was part of ITMO and JetBrains’ joint program on software engineering, he developed a plug-in for checking errors in texts within the IntelliJ IDEA environment. After graduation, Vladislav headed a development team at JetBrains for the full-fledged Grazie platform that had grown out of the plug-in. ITMO.NEWS talked to Vladislav Tankov to learn more about the importance of Master’s degrees for current employees and the advantages of studying combinatorics and mathematical analysis.


  • How Algorithms Help Design Drugs: ITMO Graduate Aleksandr Sadovnikov On Developing Bioinformatics Software

    Aleksandr Sadovnikov has recently completed his ITMO Master’s program, but he’s already a senior software developer at BIOCAD. In June, he published an article on Habr in which he discusses the role of algorithms in drug development and the use of knowledge that he got at the university. 


  • JetBrains VP of Developer Advocacy Hadi Hariri: Coding Matters, But Communication Matters More

    Hadi Hariri is a world-class IT specialist, head of developer advocacy at JetBrains, author of numerous articles, and the host of Talking Kotlin, a podcast dedicated to the popular programming language. Recently, Hadi came to ITMO University to deliver a talk. A writer for ITMO.NEWS met with him beforehand to find out what makes Kotlin one of the most promising programming languages, how modern high tech companies function, and why young specialists shouldn’t aspire to excel in just one field.


  • Software Engineering Program by ITMO and JetBrains: Students Share

    ​Last year, ITMO University and the JetBrains company launched the “Software Engineering” corporate Master’s program. Apart from completing traditional practical assignments, its students also get to work on projects under the guidance of JetBrains’ developers and representatives of its partner companies in order to present their results at the end of each semester. We’ve asked some of them about working with leading developers from major companies, as well as the advantages of following a corporate Master’s program.


  • Head of the .NET-Development Department at JetBrains Sergey Kux: Don’t Build a Process Just for the Sake of It

    Many companies are now turning to specific technical solutions in their pursuit to streamline business processes and improve communications between teams. For the .NET-development Department of JetBrains, these consist of CI-integrated merge robot and organizational silver bullets such as EAP (Early Access Program), Feature Freeze, and others. In his recent visit to ITMO, Head of the .NET-development department of the company Sergey Kux met with the university’s students and staff and told them about effective practices for managing the development processes that are used at JetBrains.


  • Andrey Breslav on Kotlin, Time-Management, and Being a Programmer

    Several years ago, ITMO University graduate Andrey Breslav joined the development team of the international company JetBrains, where he oversees the creation of a new programming language Kotlin. In the past year alone, Kotlin has been used by more than two million developers worldwide; it has also become an official programming language for Android, and set its sights on entering the top-five of world’s most popular programming languages in the near future. In parallel to his work at JetBrains, Andrey is busy running his own project, service app Alter, which helps users find a personal psychotherapist based on a special searching algorithm. In his recent open interview held as part of the project ‘Everything Is Possible in St. Petersburg’, Andrey shared about how to develop a new programming language from scratch, create a global product being based in St. Petersburg, and still squeeze out some time for other activities. 


  • ITMO University and JetBrains Launch New Master’s Degree Program

    ITMO University and the company JetBrains are launching a new corporate Master’s degree program “Software Engineering”. JetBrains will also train Bachelor’s degree students of second, third and fourth years in the subjects “Programming Languages” and “Machine Learning” at the Information Technologies and Programming Faculty.


  • Why Google Loves Kotlin and Who Needs 2000 Programming Languages

    The Kotlin programming language, developed by St. Petersburg company JetBrains, has become an official development language for Android, which was announced at Google’s recent I/O 17 Conference. Kotlin’s team is led by ITMO University alumnus Andrey Breslav. ITMO.NEWS asked the experts: why did the IT giant love Kotlin so much that they picked it out of the great number of other “young” languages? And why and how are new programming languages made?