Forbes: Sigma Software Opened Branch In Prague


They programmed from shelters, held meetings on the run. Now Ukrainian developers have opened a branch in Prague

  • Since 2014, when the Russian Federation started violently interfering in the affairs of Ukraine in response to Euromaidan, they had prepared a so-called business continuity plan, which would have enabled them to ensure the functioning of their company during the crisis. They updated it in January 2022 to actually start following it a month later.
  • And although Ukrainian developers from the Swedish-Ukrainian company Sigma Software expected a lot, the scale of Russian aggression still surprised them.
  • “The first days after the outbreak of war were the most difficult, we really couldn’t imagine anything like this in the 21st century,” Denys Smyrnov, the company’s global head of communications based in Kharkiv, one of the cities most affected by the war, recapitulates to Forbes.

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