Ukrainian IT sector has been growing rapidly in recent years. However, in 2022 the industry was shaken by the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
The scandal with Slush is not a new story. However, the awkward situation with this global IT event that took place in 2022 became a lesson for the international IT and business community to learn. I called it “a shock from Slush” — a controversial monetary decision-making by the Western “players” surpassing legal and moral responsibility in the midst of Russia’s war crimes against humanity.
The Russian Federation continues to attack Ukrainian cities, kill adults and children, and ruin civil infrastructure on a full scale since 24 February 2022.
Chips, mass-produced by Western companies, were found inside the Russian missiles and weapons deployed in Ukraine.
In this post, I suggest considering the term “self-organizing nation” (as “self-organizing teams” in the IT industry.) Can it be one of the success criteria for a country? How “self-organizing” are we and our countries today? Are we prepared to respond to any crisis proactively, like the Ukrainians?
In November 2022 Dominos Pizza became a shelter for a local IT community in one of Kyiv’s city districts, as the Ukrainians continue to resist Russian aggression. Since November 2022, the shutdowns and instability of the electric power supply became major problems.