Ciklum Hosts First Android Hackathon in Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine, (PresseBox) - Ciklum, a Danish IT outsourcing company specialized in nearshore software development in Eastern Europe, hosted the first Android Hackathon in Ukraine. The hackathon was held in line with the second developers contest supported by HTC.

More than 120 Android developers from all over Ukraine gathered for the Hackathon on the 26th of February, 2011. This was by far the biggest event hosted by Ciklum for Android developers. The gathering has also revealed that the Android platform is quite popular among Ukrainian developers.

Android Hackathon Presentations:
“The experience of my first Android application development” - Andrey Yasinetskiy, developer of Audiko
”How to organize development process with short deadlines” - Andrey Garkavyy, PM, Stanfy
“Importance of usability in Android applications” - Olga Gorenko, Director, Usabilitylab Kiev

Following the presentations, 80 developers were divided onto 16 teams for an application development contest. After an interestingly tight collaboration, 14 functioning Android application prototypes were presented.

According to participant votes, the best application prototype was created by a team that included two Ciklum employees, Artem Vituyk and Alexey Ustenko. The application allows to check the quality of the roads and to share this information with other application users.

Ciklum AG

Ciklum ( 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, the Ukrainian Community of Software Developers.

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