On February 24, a full-scale battle started in Ukraine in reference to russia’s invasion of our nation. This present day, which modified the secure 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 in opposition to illegal russia’s invasion.
For greater than 5 months now, Ukrainians have been demonstrating their incredibleness to the world. For greater than 5 months, now we have been proving to the entire world that we’re able to the unattainable. For greater than 5 months, now we have been current in battle situations whereas persevering with to dwell absolutely, creating our future, working for the good thing about the current, and never forgetting the worth we pay for yet one more peaceable day.
What does the inside lifetime of the IT business and our firm seem like now? What adjustments 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 battle
Earlier than the russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian software program business 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 world know-how firms was seeking to the nation for customized software program options and devoted growth groups.
Main Ukrainian cities, equivalent to Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and others, emerged as notable sources of tech expertise. The ability supply fuelling that expertise is a mix of Ukraine’s instructional capabilities, financial forces, and distinctive tradition.
The battle affected all spheres of life and exercise of Ukrainian society, together with IT. Regardless of this truth, Ukraine’s software program business promptly responded to the necessity for speedy enterprise strategy adjustments. It supplied a file $2 billion in export earnings within the first quarter of 2022, based on the Nationwide Financial institution of Ukraine. The Ukrainian tech sector turned 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 battle. Efficient anti-crisis administration, plans for alternatives to develop by means of the disaster, in addition to threat prediction expertise performed a essential function within the accelerated normalization of processes and quickly bringing them nearly to the pre-war stage very quickly.
How Elitex group’s lives have modified since February twenty fourth
From the primary day of the battle, the corporate’s administration understood the need to proceed working on the territory of our nation, and to do it within the most secure attainable situations for the group and with the least threat for our companions and clients.
Regardless that the corporate is situated in Lviv within the West of Ukraine, our group has a adequate variety of folks from different areas of Ukraine (Kyiv, Kharkiv, and so on.). Worker security is among the key points of the job, so anybody who wished or wanted it was supplied assist with relocation overseas or to safer areas of the nation.
26% of our group relocated from their place of everlasting residence at first of the battle. A big a part of folks quickly went overseas, however as of now, nearly all of them have returned dwelling.
Taking into consideration the opportunity of a secure life within the West of Ukraine, in addition to the adjustment of all inner processes, our group, together with its quickly displaced members, is at present absolutely offering 100% of pre-war indicators. Furthermore, we proceed to extend the group and actively recruit numerous positions.
Volunteering and assist
For the reason that starting of the full-scale invasion, the corporate has determined to switch a part of the whole income to the wants of the Armed Forces and different items 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 automobile to one of many battalions on the primary line of protection.
We’ve additionally joined the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Basis, financially supported the Azov Battalion, partially lined the wants of two items of the Armed Forces and the Territorial Protection of Lviv, and supported the venture to enhance air protection of the Lviv area. Elitex additionally financially helps charitable organizations coping with quickly displaced from the occupied territories kids and their households and offers monetary assist to the psychological help middle in Lviv.
We care in regards to the security of our workers and do our greatest to allow folks to be prepared for any essential conditions and to grasp 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, now we have supplied first support programs, self-defense coaching, and so on.
Folks highlights after 5 months of the battle
As an organization of greater than 50 folks, we respect everybody’s individuality and consider that the non-public feelings and experiences of every of us make us who we’re. Just lately now we have caught up with just a few of our colleagues at Elitex to see how life has modified for them over the past 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 battle 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 positive that it might be simple for me to shortly accumulate the required issues in case of urgency.
However really, it didn’t occur so. At that second I used to be too emotional and unfocused. My boyfriend performed a essential function 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 good friend 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 finest – 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 side of interacting with folks is necessary. Whereas not actively engaged on any venture, I’ve a helpful useful resource known 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 a variety of fundraising campaigns and have been capable of present most of the defenders with important objects 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 can assist somebody along with your actions might be one of the best feeling for me in the intervening time. My place: so long as I’m in a comparatively secure place, so long as I might 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 battle caught me overseas. I clearly understood that I might return dwelling, this resolution was made immediately. The leisure journey, earlier than it even began, ended with an extended drive dwelling.
A vivid reminiscence from the primary days – kilometer-long queues of vehicles with folks fleeing from hazard and an empty highway 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 energetic, caring folks prepared to assist.
I spent quite a lot of time volunteering on the Lviv railway station, which turned a hub for internally displaced folks. At that second, I understood that folks want folks – to speak to somebody, to get emotional assist. The best pleasure for me was to really feel helpful. I used to be impressed by folks, by my means to assist them.
The corporate launched emergency days off. It helped, at first, to collect my ideas and perceive find out how to dwell on. On the fifth day of the battle, I felt that I had the power and need to work. At evening I volunteered on the station, and in the course of the day I targeted on work – this helped to some extent to flee from actuality and preserve psychological stability.
Work-life steadiness has modified to work-war-life steadiness. It’s surprisingly simple 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 all the pieces steadily. All this provides 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 dwell.
Vira Ok. Human Assets Supervisor
I had suspicions in regards to the starting of the battle. There was no panic. I clearly knew that my husband, daughter and I might keep in Lviv.
I see the most important adjustments now in my baby. 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 battle, there have been additionally adjustments in my work. Earlier than that, I labored part-time, and now I’m again full-time. It helps me to distract myself and offers me a chance to donate extra usually.
I discovered good pals in the course of the battle. Even earlier than the battle, our firm cooperated with one confectionary. After a while, we stopped working collectively, however I nonetheless had her contacts.
Because it turned out, in the course of the battle, her husband joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. I first contacted her by means of volunteering to ship objects that folks from our group have been accumulating for her husband. From this started our shut communication, which grew into a powerful friendship.
Warfare takes away the bloom of our nation, however life goes on. Now all of us should dwell not just for ourselves but in addition 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 growth 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 battle started for me with a name from my good friend who reported a full-scale invasion.
They 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 vary our place of residence. At that second, we understood that, after leaving the home, we’d not return there.
By my nature, I’m a practical individual, so I didn’t really feel confused. To start with, there was solely an inner concern of the unknown. On the finish of the primary month of the battle, I already had a transparent understanding of the state of affairs and knew what to do and find out how to dwell on.
Work helped me to pay attention. It turned the island of normality that remained from the time earlier than the battle. The work course of helps me recharge and concentrate on 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 folks near me. They offer an understanding that there’s somebody to dwell for and to maintain collectively.
I perceive that life goes on, I make plans for the longer term, and I positively join them with Ukraine.
Oksana M. Challenge Supervisor
“The battle caught me at dwelling. I didn’t panic, and on February 24 I even managed to promenade by means of the sunny middle of Lviv.
Within the first week, my pals and I actively volunteered, searching for the required garments, gear, and medicines wanted on the entrance line.
Additionally, because of my information of two overseas languages, I helped to translate and distribute information about occasions in Ukraine on data assets for Western European international locations.
I wished to strive dwelling overseas for a very long time. The battle, though I can not name this phenomenon probably the most helpful for self-development, helped me to implement this plan. This was not an try at momentary relocation resulting from russia’s army invasion however reasonably an amazing alternative to check my mettle in a special setting. I spent two and a half months in Germany. There, I additionally contributed to the interpretation of the town’s web site for quickly displaced folks.
To alter the world for the higher, you need to begin with your self. This phrase now has a particular that means for me. Being overseas, I had an ideal alternative to speak with completely different folks and convey necessary issues in regards to the state of affairs in Ukraine, our roots, and our historical past.
At one level, I noticed that I wished to return dwelling. Returning to Lviv was a breath of recent air. I joined a charitable basis and began engaged on a venture concerning on-line training for quickly displaced kids and ones from occupied cities. This venture is supported by a Swiss college and includes 5 main Ukrainian lecturers from Kherson and Kharkiv areas.
Having a versatile schedule is now one of the best 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 goal in my actions.”
We proceed to work and are proud to be a Ukrainian outsourcing agency
On behalf of the corporate, we’d additionally like to precise our gratitude to all our teammates, who frequently exhibit unimaginable leads to their work, and to every of our shoppers for fruitful cooperation. It can be crucial for Elitex not solely to offer high quality companies and options for the shopper’s product but in addition to take care of a long-term partnership.