Last month Mobile Beach Conference, which presents itself as Europe’s biggest mobile marketing event, held its third edition in Odessa, southern Ukraine.
Some 1,000 attendees from 29 countries participated in the event, which targeted marketers, app developers, startupers, investors, advertisers and publishers.
The collection features 40 Mac computers from each generation which not so long ago belonged to a legendary Manhattan-based repair shop Tekserve. The shop used to be so famous that it was even featured in the series “Sex and the City” as an illustration of the Manhattan lifestyle.
The fifth edition of the ITEM conference will be held in Dnipro (a city of Central Ukraine formerly known as Dnipropetrovsk) on June 17-18. More than 1,000 developers, project managers and top managers of IT companies from all over Ukraine are expected to attend.
Local and international speakers will share their experience in running a successful IT business in Ukraine.
Earlier this month the Ukrainian capital Kyiv (Kiev) saw its central part equipped with 50 high-tech underground garbage containers for solid urban waste, reported Kiev City State Administration (KCSA).
Another 250 containers will appear in the city by the end of the year, with the total number reaching one thousand next year.
In late April, a two-way bitcoin ATM was installed in Odessa, Southern Ukraine. It is the first ATM of its kind in the country, reports local online publication Cryptocurrency.tech.
The device allows both selling and buying hryvnias and bitcoins. Users may withdraw amounts of at least 500 hryvnias or 0.1 bitcoin (around $20 at the current exchange rates).
As part of its global strategy to extend its reach and develop mobile ticketing services, Mastercard has just made available a new contactless payment service in the subway of Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.
The new technology, dubbed “MetroPass,” transforms bank cards into subway travel cards with pre-paid billing plans for a limited or unlimited number of rides and even discounts.
So far, delivery service is available in Kyiv (Kiev) and Kyiv region for 59 and 69 hryvnias ($2.2 and $2.6 respectively at the current exchange rate). Both cash and bank card payments are accepted.
Inspired by Israel’s Chief Scientist’s Office, this public-private partnership initiative aims to bring together developers, experts and investors “to develop innovations for the Ukrainian army and foreign partners in transparent commercial conditions.”
In late April the third edition of international engineering startup competition Vernadsky Challenge was held in Dnipro (a city of central Ukraine formerly known as Dnipropetrovsk).
Out of 230 applicants, ten projects were selected as finalists. The four most promising projects shared two million hryvnias in grants (roughly $75,000 at the current exchange rate).
Later this month Kyiv (Kiev) will play host to the tenth edition of Kyiv Outsourcing Forum 2017, one of the largest IT outsourcing business event in Ukraine. The forum gathers owners and top managers of outsourcing companies as well as freelancers from all over Ukraine.
Over 70 local and international speakers will participate in the conference.