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Starting in September 2018, studying a course in Digital Culture will become mandatory for all incoming ITMO students. Since information technologies have entered all aspects of our lives, now every professional has to possess the corresponding competencies. Elena Mikhailova, Advisor to Rector on the Digital Culture program track, shared about this new course and its significance for both ITMO's staff and students.
Why have the business models of such organizations as Uber, Gett and Yandex.Taxi become so successful? How are computational algorithms applied in these services, and how can they help change the future of public transport? Yandex.Taxi’s CEO Tigran Khudaverdyan expanded on these subjects in an open lecture at ITMO University.
Being a programmer at a major company doesn’t mean that you’ll get to relax while writing code and using the technologies you like most; on the contrary, you’ll have to look for new solutions, meet strict deadlines, learn to read code written by others and be really meticulous about the development process. Nikolai Filchenko, senior developer at Yandex, speaks about the issues that novice programmers starting work at major companies have to deal with, and the skills that are essential so as to not lag behind in today’s labor market.
Aleksandr Martynov, Lead Programmer at Netcracker Technology: We Need Programmers Who Understand What They Code For
These days, programmers are expected to not only know how to code, but also be well-versed in the business processes of the field they are working for. A good specialist is someone who can create solutions for unique tasks, effectively communicate with customers, cooperate with colleagues to solve various problems and is not afraid to take initiative. Aleksandr Martynov, lead programmer at Netcracker Technology, an international company that deals in development, introduction, and maintenance of BSS/OSS systems and SDN/NFV solutions, talks to us about how requirements to programmers change over time and what skills every employee of a major IT-company should possess.
IT specialists don't just write software for the sake of it, but attempt to solve issues faced by users. With the rapid development of automation and the prospects of digital economy, the demand for specialists able to establish communication between customers and programmers grows. ITMO.NEWS interviews Maria Zvetkova and Ekaterina Ryseva, two analysts from the company Peter-Service , about the skills essential for this work. The company’s specialists also spoke about what determined their career choice and why it’s so important to start working as early as possible.
ITMO University’s Careers Center launches a new season of its ITMO.Superheroes project – a series of open lectures with graduates of ITMO University and well-known experts from all areas of knowledge – from science and social work to business and politics. The new season opened with a meeting with Dmitry Sokiryan, head of Alfa Bank’s Northwest IT Unit. There, Mr. Sokiryan spoke about the importance of having a motto, a team, aiming high and not being afraid of difficulties. ITMO.NEWS provides select quotes.
Vasiliy Leonenko: "If You Are Sure About Your Current Choice, It Is Better to Develop In This Direction
Why is it that not every grant, competition or scholarship is beneficial to a student? How can participation in different camps, conferences and other scientific events help one find employment? How can contests help students learn their strengths and weaknesses? These questions have become all the more relevant with the recent start of the “I am a Professional” competition. Vasiliy Leonenko, senior lecturer at ITMO’s High-Performance Computing Department, spoke to us about the real cases that have to do with these issues, as well as emphasized on the trends in the field of mathematical modeling which have been included in the competition’s Computer and Information Sciences track.
A few years ago, Mekhti Musaev graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and spent several years working in the industry. In that time he worked on both simple backend apps and complex scientific projects. This made him realize that, if he wanted to keep moving forward and maintain a career in IT, the basic knowledge acquired at a Bachelor’s program would not be enough. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talks about the kind of specialist major IT companies are looking for, why programmers need to get into science and the benefits of studying at three different universities.
ITMO University’s team “Arikaton” has qualified for the final stage of the Goldberg Cup, Russia’s first competition for creators of Goldberg machines – overly complicated contraptions that perform simple tasks. The team will present a machine that displays the movie “IT”, decorated in the film’s style. The competition values unique construction and unusual visual style of the machines. Its mission is to encourage young people to think creatively, build things and approach ordinary tasks from new angles.
According to Watson Health, a subdivision of IBM, the amount of data generated by each patient throughout his life exceeds 1000 terabytes. Yet, how can we store this data, effectively manage it as part of a common medical system, and what's most important, is the Russian healthcare system ready for a countrywide introduction of information technologies? The Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre has a medical information system that makes use of an experimental decision support system developed by ITMO University, and the country’s Federal Telemedicine Center has the opportunities to provide remote consultations to more than 5,000 patients a year, as well as training to medical specialists all over Russia. During a recent tour of the Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre, ITMO's Master's students learned about the modern medical information systems (MIS), the prospects of their applications, and the software that medical specialists will need in the future. ITMO.NEWS shares about the novelties of one of Russia's most advanced medical research centers.