On February 24, a full-scale warfare started in Ukraine in reference to russia’s invasion of our nation. Today, which modified the steady lifetime of the European nation, started a brand new stage within the consciousness of every of us.
It’s now greater than 150 days, greater than 3 600 hours, and greater than 216 000 minutes that Ukraine stands towards illegal russia’s invasion.
For greater than 5 months now, Ukrainians have been demonstrating their incredibleness to the world. For greater than 5 months, we now have been proving to the entire world that we’re able to the not possible. For greater than 5 months, we now have been current in warfare situations whereas persevering with to stay totally, creating our future, working for the good thing about the current, and never forgetting the value we pay for another peaceable day.
What does the internal lifetime of the IT trade and our firm appear to be now? What modifications have taken place, and the way have we been dwelling within the final 5 months? Let’s discover all of the solutions on this article.
Ukrainian IT department by way of warfare
Earlier than the russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian software program trade department was quickly rising. Residents have been swarming to the IT assiduity in droves, universities have been pumping out new expertise, and a surge of huge international expertise firms was trying to the nation for customized software program options and devoted improvement groups.
Main Ukrainian cities, equivalent to Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and others, emerged as notable sources of tech expertise. The facility supply fuelling that expertise is a mix of Ukraine’s instructional capabilities, financial forces, and distinctive tradition.
The warfare affected all spheres of life and exercise of Ukrainian society, together with IT. Regardless of this truth, Ukraine’s software program trade promptly responded to the necessity for speedy enterprise strategy modifications. It supplied a report $2 billion in export earnings within the first quarter of 2022, in keeping with the Nationwide Financial institution of Ukraine. The Ukrainian tech sector grew to become a substantive contributor to the nation’s economic system because the third largest exporter of Ukrainian companies.
Ukrainian IT continues to be skyrocketing regardless of the warfare. Efficient anti-crisis administration, plans for alternatives to develop by the disaster, in addition to threat prediction abilities performed a important position within the accelerated normalization of processes and quickly bringing them virtually to the pre-war degree very quickly.
How Elitex crew’s lives have modified since February twenty fourth
From the primary day of the warfare, the corporate’s administration understood the need to proceed working on the territory of our nation, and to do it within the most secure doable situations for the crew and with the least threat for our companions and clients.
Regardless that the corporate is positioned in Lviv within the West of Ukraine, our crew has a ample variety of individuals from different areas of Ukraine (Kyiv, Kharkiv, and so on.). Worker security is likely one of the key elements of the job, so anybody who wished or wanted it was provided assist with relocation overseas or to safer areas of the nation.
26% of our crew relocated from their place of everlasting residence initially of the warfare. A big a part of individuals briefly went overseas, however as of now, virtually all of them have returned residence.
Taking into consideration the opportunity of a secure life within the West of Ukraine, in addition to the adjustment of all inner processes, our crew, together with its briefly displaced members, is at the moment totally offering 100% of pre-war indicators. Furthermore, we proceed to extend the crew and actively recruit numerous positions.
Volunteering and assist
Because the starting of the full-scale invasion, the corporate has determined to switch a part of the whole earnings to the wants of the Armed Forces and different models of the Ukrainian defenders.
Along with month-to-month transfers of a part of the revenue to the wants of the Armed Forces, in July 2022, Elitex has additionally supplied a automotive to one of many battalions on the primary line of protection.
Now we have additionally joined the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Basis, financially supported the Azov Battalion, partially lined the wants of two models of the Armed Forces and the Territorial Protection of Lviv, and supported the challenge to enhance air protection of the Lviv area. Elitex additionally financially helps charitable organizations coping with briefly displaced from the occupied territories kids and their households and offers monetary assist to the psychological help heart in Lviv.
We care in regards to the security of our workers and do our greatest to allow individuals to be prepared for any important conditions and to know the order of essential actions. With regard to the assist of our workers, for everybody who’s in Lviv or desires to hitch the actions, we now have supplied first help programs, self-defense coaching, and so on.
Individuals highlights after 5 months of the warfare
As an organization of greater than 50 individuals, we respect everybody’s individuality and consider that the non-public feelings and experiences of every of us make us who we’re. Lately we now have caught up with just a few of our colleagues at Elitex to see how life has modified for them during the last 5 months.
Inna P. QA Engineer
Within the first days, I felt like Kevin from “Dwelling Alone” when everybody round you is busy, and also you have no idea the place to place your self. There was a transparent understanding that warfare has began, however I used to be confused about what I ought to do in a such state of affairs.
My emergency backpack was not packed. Since I do climbing, I used to be certain that it might be straightforward for me to shortly accumulate the mandatory issues in case of urgency.
However truly, it didn’t occur so. At that second I used to be too emotional and unfocused. My boyfriend performed a important position in guaranteeing my psychological stability. From the very starting, he handled the state of affairs with a chilly thoughts and was capable of calm my worries.
Afterward, my buddy and I made an motion plan for our relocation in case the state of affairs worsened right here. Nevertheless, realizing that Lviv was comparatively calm and secure, I rejected this concept and determined to do what I do greatest – volunteering.
My volunteering journey started over 10 years in the past. I led and arranged many volunteer actions, and labored with susceptible populations. For me, the second of neighborhood and the social facet of interacting with individuals is necessary. Whereas not actively engaged on any challenge, I’ve a helpful useful resource referred to as time. That’s the reason I joined the UAID volunteer group, the place there was already my acquaintance from the time of former volunteering.
We had already closed quite a lot of fundraising campaigns and have been capable of present most of the defenders with important gadgets and gear. We additionally held charitable auctions, yoga lessons, lectures about finance, and so on. to gather funds wanted to defend our nation from invaders.
I’m impressed by the suggestions we get from our heroes on the entrance line. Understanding which you could assist somebody together with your actions might be the perfect feeling for me in the meanwhile. My place: so long as I’m in a comparatively secure place, so long as I will be helpful and supply assist – I’ll do it. I attempt to focus solely on what I can management.
Petro B. Senior Entrance-еnd Dеvеlopеr
The warfare caught me overseas. I clearly understood that I might return residence, this resolution was made immediately. The leisure journey, earlier than it even began, ended with an extended drive residence.
A vivid reminiscence from the primary days – kilometer-long queues of vehicles with individuals fleeing from hazard and an empty street to enter Ukraine.
Having a transparent pro-Ukrainian place, I knew I might be extra helpful right here in Ukraine. I instantly understood that being a non-military individual, I might nonetheless enroll in territorial protection and volunteer. At the moment, I used to be pleasantly shocked by the variety of lively, caring individuals prepared to assist.
I spent a whole lot of time volunteering on the Lviv railway station, which grew to become a hub for internally displaced individuals. At that second, I understood that individuals want individuals – to speak to somebody, to get emotional assist. The best pleasure for me was to really feel helpful. I used to be impressed by individuals, by my capability to assist them.
The corporate launched emergency days off. It helped, at first, to assemble my ideas and perceive tips on how to stay on. On the fifth day of the warfare, I felt that I had the power and need to work. At night time I volunteered on the station, and through the day I centered on work – this helped to some extent to flee from actuality and keep psychological stability.
Work-life stability has modified to work-war-life stability. It’s surprisingly straightforward for me to focus on work. I can say that my productiveness, quite the opposite, has elevated throughout this time. I attempt to focus my consideration on small duties and do every little thing step by step. All this offers an understanding that life goes on. I really feel motivated, I really feel that I’m doing one thing helpful each for myself and for the state by which I stay.
Vira Ok. Human Assets Supervisor
I had suspicions in regards to the starting of the warfare. There was no panic. I clearly knew that my husband, daughter and I might keep in Lviv.
I see the most important modifications now in my youngster. As a substitute of studying the names of animals, she realized the phrases “siren” and “alarm”. I understood that my emotional state immediately impacts her, so I attempted to all the time be calm and clarify to her all of the issues that curiosity her within the type of a sport.
Throughout the warfare, there have been additionally modifications in my work. Earlier than that, I labored part-time, and now I’m again full-time. It helps me to distract myself and provides me a chance to donate extra usually.
I discovered good pals through the warfare. Even earlier than the warfare, our firm cooperated with one confectionary. After a while, we stopped working collectively, however I nonetheless had her contacts.
Because it turned out, through the warfare, her husband joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. I first contacted her by volunteering to ship gadgets that individuals from our crew have been accumulating for her husband. From this started our shut communication, which grew into a robust friendship.
Warfare takes away the bloom of our nation, however life goes on. Now all of us need to stay not just for ourselves but additionally for all those that gave their lives for our secure nights. Though the russian invasion slowed down our plans, my household stays in Ukraine and can proceed its life and improvement right here.
Mykhailo R. Software program Engineer
I’m from Kharkiv, and as of February 24, I lived within the central a part of the town. The warfare started for me with a name from my buddy who reported a full-scale invasion.
We lived in that space for the primary two weeks. Once we realized that enemy plane began flying over us, my accomplice and I made a decision to alter our place of residence. At that second, we understood that, after leaving the home, we would not return there.
By my nature, I’m a practical individual, so I didn’t really feel confused. At first, there was solely an inner worry of the unknown. On the finish of the primary month of the warfare, I already had a transparent understanding of the state of affairs and knew what to do and tips on how to stay on.
Work helped me to pay attention. It grew to become the island of normality that remained from the time earlier than the warfare. The work course of helps me recharge and deal with one thing else. I additionally perceive that because of the chance to work, I can do one thing good, donate to the military’s wants, and assist the nation’s economic system.
There was no explicit change in my priorities, as my household all the time got here first. Now I’m impressed by individuals near me. They provide an understanding that there’s somebody to stay for and to maintain collectively.
I perceive that life goes on, I make plans for the longer term, and I undoubtedly join them with Ukraine.
Oksana M. Undertaking Supervisor
The warfare caught me at residence. I didn’t panic, and on February 24 I even managed to promenade by the sunny heart of Lviv.
Within the first week, my pals and I actively volunteered, in search of the mandatory garments, gear, and medicines wanted on the entrance line.
Additionally, because of my data of two overseas languages, I helped to translate and distribute information about occasions in Ukraine on info assets for Western European international locations.
I wished to attempt dwelling overseas for a very long time. The warfare, though I can not name this phenomenon essentially the most helpful for self-development, helped me to implement this plan. This was not an try at non permanent relocation on account of russia’s navy invasion however slightly a terrific alternative to check my mettle in a distinct atmosphere. I spent two and a half months in Germany. There, I additionally contributed to the interpretation of the town’s web site for briefly displaced individuals.
To vary the world for the higher, you must begin with your self. This phrase now has a particular which means for me. Being overseas, I had an ideal alternative to speak with totally different individuals and convey necessary issues in regards to the state of affairs in Ukraine, our roots, and our historical past.
At one level, I spotted that I wished to return residence. Returning to Lviv was a breath of recent air. I joined a charitable basis and began engaged on a challenge relating to on-line training for briefly displaced kids and ones from occupied cities. This challenge is supported by a Swiss college and includes 5 main Ukrainian lecturers from Kherson and Kharkiv areas.
Having a versatile schedule is now the perfect alternative for me to mix volunteering with work and do it with most profit. Involvement in volunteering is what evokes me now. It permits me to maneuver ahead and really feel a sure objective in my actions.”
We proceed to work and are proud to be a Ukrainian outsourcing agency
On behalf of the corporate, we might additionally like to precise our gratitude to all our teammates, who frequently reveal unbelievable leads to their work, and to every of our shoppers for fruitful cooperation. It is necessary for Elitex not solely to offer high quality companies and options for the client’s product but additionally to keep up a long-term partnership.
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