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GirlsGoIT Spring Bootcamp – 2019 Edition

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On the 6th of April, GirlsGoIT begins its 4-week Spring Bootcamp training on Introduction to Software development in 8 regions in Moldova. More than 90 girls between the ages of 14 to 20, from 8 regions in Moldova are going to participate in the local club training program and learn the foundation of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

The Spring Bootcamp are organised by GirlsGoIT ambassadors and the program will take place in their local clubs: GGIT in Calarasi, GGIT in Balti, GGIT in Soroca, GGIT in Ungheni, GGIT in Orhei, GGIT in Causeni, GGIT in Salcuta and GGIT in Straseni

The aim of the spring bootcamp is to encourage girls with no knowledge or background in choose tech or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) path, by empowering them to have better education and employment opportunities.

The participants of the spring bootcamp will have the opportunity to continue their software development experience at GirlsGoIT 5th Summer STEM camp edition in July. Some of the participants will have the opportunity to be selected for internships with tech companies.

GirlsGoIT is implemented by TEKEDU and it is supported and in strategic partnership with The Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection and Ellation. The spring bootcamp is also supported by our contributors on Indiegogo and attendees of CodeWăy Conference organised by Ellation.

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LEGATHON: Hack Corruption. Law to the People – an event for young people passionate about IT

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The “LEGATHON: Hack Corruption. Law to the People” is an event which is organised for the first time in Moldova, being designed to gather 30 young professionals and enthusiasts passionate about programming languages, databases, UX and web design.

Guided by information technology specialists and anti-corruption experts and working in six teams by five persons, the participants will develop applications for the National Anticorruption Centre’s (NAC), which would be easily accessible to the general public and would allow reporting the laws or normative acts containing ambiguous provisions which may generate corruption cases, as well as build a friendly environment for people who have difficulties in interpreting the legislation, according to the NAC official page. The best application proposal will be actually used for the NAC platform and will be awarded.

LEGATHON will take place on November 8-10 at Digital Park in Chișinău.

The event is organised within the framework of the “Curbing Corruption by Building Sustainable Integrity in the Republic of Moldova” Project, implemented by UNDP in partnership with the National Anticorruption Centre, with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

See more details on the event’s Facebook page.

Photo: md.undp.org

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Moldova IT Park after one year of activity: 346 residents and revenues of almost 2 billion lei

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The first IT Park in the Republic of Moldova encompasses 346 IT companies that joined the IT park in 2018, out of which 96 are companies with foreign capital. According to a press release of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, the IT Park registered a sales revenue of almost 2 billion lei (102.96 million EUR) and a number of employees of 6600 people in the previous year. The average salary for the park’s employees amounts to almost 26 thousand lei (1338 EUR).

As the same source reports, Moldova IT Park remains an open platform to attract new residents. Among the facilities granted to them are the single tax of 7% of sales revenue and the elimination of some bureaucratic barriers. The park’s residents can operate and benefit from the provided facilities directly from their offices, as the Moldova IT Park functions in a virtual regime.

The first IT park in the Republic of Moldova started its activity on January 1st, 2018, planning to operate for the next 10 years. During this period, the number of residents of the park is planned to reach about 500 IT companies. The main objectives are attracting local and foreign investments, creating new jobs, pioneering new services and boosting the growth of the information technology industry. “For the Republic of Moldova, the IT sector has a great potential. Being a small country, we must not only produce new work force, but also prepare specialists for high value-added industries, “said Pavel Filip, the Prime Minister of Moldova.

More information about the IT sector in the Republic of Moldova here.

Photo source: t1-solution.com

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A Chinese company is interested to invest in the 5G technology implementation in Moldova

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The Chinese company ZTE is interested in investing in the implementation of the 5G technology in the Republic of Moldova. This is what the representatives of the company announced today, during the meeting with the Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip.

The 5G technology is the fifth generation of mobile communication that will provide higher upload and download speeds, broader coverage, a more stable connection, as well as, higher energy savings and lower costs.

ZTE Corporation is one of China’s leading telecom equipment manufacturers, conducting its business in over 160 countries and having about 75,000 employees.

It is important to mention that several countries such as New Zealand, USA or Australia refused to implement the 5G technology through the services and the telecommunication equipment provided by the ZTE and Huawei companies, as they consider it could significantly raise the national security risks. The Chinese companies consider these decisions unfounded.

press release by the Government of Moldova mentioned that the ZTE representatives presented their investment plans, noting that the Government actions encourage new investments. “Our interest in coming to Moldova derives from the stability and attractiveness that you have created for your business environment,” they mentioned.

Photo source: gov.md

The prime minister welcomed the investors’ intention, highlighting that the development of new technologies and the implementation of large-scale projects in the Information and Communication Technology sector represent a priority for the Government, as they boost entrepreneurial activity and create new jobs for people. “You will have all the necessary support and the openness from the Government team. If we work in the same direction, we will see the expansion and development of the ZTE company in our country,” the prime minister said. At the same time, Pavel Filip spoke about the actions of the Government aimed at improving the business climate and attracting foreign investments in the strategic economical sectors.

Photo source: gov.md

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