NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Kiev, Kyivska, Ukraine, 03/09/2011 - Ciklum extended its Mobile Saturday initiative in Ukraine to Minsk, Belarus, giving mobile software developers a platform where they can discuss current difficulties in mobile development, market tendencies, and cross-platform solutions.
Ciklum’s Office in Minsk hosted its first Ciklum Mobile Saturday in Belarus. During this event, which was held on the 26th of February, mobile software developers discussed current difficulties in mobile development, market tendencies, cross-platform solutions, along with application ideas and marketing.
Over 40 attendees visited Ciklum’s Minsk office, and more than 800 people from Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia united for the online broadcast of the event which was aired by the Belarusian internet portal TUT.by. Online attendees were also able to ask questions via Twitter.
The recorded version of the online broadcast will be available on TUT.by’s network in the middle of March 2011.
Topics presented during Ciklum Mobile Saturday in Minsk:
“FAQ on development of applications for Windows Phone 7” - Vitaly Domnikov, Ciklum Kiev
“Managing cross-platform mobile development. Toolbox for mobile projects” - Viacheslav Todavchich, Ciklum Kiev
“Cross-platform development tools for iPhone and Android applications” - Sergej Khlopenov, Ciklum Minsk
“Launching the official BlackBerry Developer Group in Belarus within blackberry.com” - Mike Burkov, Ciklum Minsk
“How to earn money on promoting and selling mobile applications” - Dmitry Tarasov from Tarasov Mobile, Moscow
“Application Idea VS development and market conditions” - Egor Kunovski from Apalon Studios, Minsk
“GeoChams mobile service start-up presentation” - Roman Bugaev, mobile development, Minsk.
During the coffee and pizza breaks, Mobile Saturday participants had the opportunity to explore Ciklum’s office and get the insight into Ciklum’s corporate lifestyle. The attendees also utilized the breaks to ask the presenters more questions and to share their opinion.
After the event, online and offline participants got together for the after-party held at the LOFT Cafe.
A large amount of positive reviews regarding the gathering came in from various sources such as Twitter, electronic mail, and Ciklum’s employees in Minsk. Ciklum will continue to organize Mobile Saturdays throughout all of its office locations under the motto “Ciklum – Cross the Borders!”
Ciklum (ciklum.net) is a Danish IT outsourcing company specialized in nearshore software development. Ciklum’s focus is establishing and servicing clients’ own development teams in Eastern Europe, primarily Ukraine. The environment of services and knowledge sharing within the company helps clients market quickly with less risk and minimal investment. Established in 2002, Ciklum employs more than 1000 IT specialists with more than 120 global clients’ own software development teams. Ciklum has six development offices in Ukraine, one in Belarus, and two in Pakistan, as well as representative offices in Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. Ciklum was named the 2010 Top 100 global services provider and the best Ukrainian IT Employer 2010 by Developers.org.ua, the Ukrainian Community of Software Developers.
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