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  • No Limits: Visually Impaired ITMO Graduate on Working as DevOps Engineer and Launching His Startup

    As a teen, Evgeny Nekrasov lost his vision and his right hand in an accident. Having learned to live with his disability, Evgeny successfully completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He has since landed a job as a DevOps engineer at VK and launched his own project. Now he is working on a special armband that would make smart home technologies accessible to visually impaired users. Learn more about his recovery and career in this interview. 


  • ITMO Graduate Vadim Zayats On Launching a Family Business

    ITMO graduate Vadim Zayats together with his brother Andrey Chekan founded LIIS Engineering Solutions in 2006. The company specializes in home and office automation. Over a 15-year period, it has developed a smart office for VK, automated Lakhta Center, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, and presidential suites in the Grand Hotel Europe, as well as implemented other major projects. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Vadim shared how he started the business, who influenced the company, and what competencies you need to join his team.


  • Internet of Magic Things: How to Improve IoT Systems

    Internet of Things is a specific infrastructure for interaction of humans and smart devices, which needs relevant interfaces. However existing ones are not appropriate due to peculiarities of IoT systems. Alexander Kopylov, R&D expert at the Kaspersky Lab, presented a short guideline for IoT developers.


  • «Smart Home»: Apps, Advices, Solutions

    Recently, there have been more and more gadgets and technologies for creating a «smart home» that can solve tasks on its own and add new functions to common things. Still, there is yet to be a model clever house, and it's not an easy task to decide how to start turning your «stupid» flat into «intellectual» living space. We've tried to answer this question and gathered some info that might help you to get a better grasp of all these new technologies.