Ukrainian Tech Sector & Anti-War Hackathon with Alexandra Govorukha
The UK Investor Magazine was thrilled to be joined by Alexandra Govorukha, Head of Global Affairs at Sigma Software, to discuss the Ukrainian tech sector and an upcoming ‘Hack for Peace’ Hackathon.Alexandra is the driving force behind Hack for Peace, a Hackathon designed to develop anti-war tech solutions across five European countries; the UK, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal and Sweden. Find out more about the ‘Hack for Peace’ HackathonThe Hackathon was a response to the unprovoked aggression by Russia on Ukraine and is setting about creating solutions to help the problems caused by the war. We discuss in detail how the Ukrainian tech sector has adapted to the war by utilising remote working and even providing services for clients from bomb shelters. Alexandra explains the assistance the sector is giving to the defence of Ukraine with the prepayment of taxes and developing cyber security solutions. We finish by looking forward to Websummit and the Ukrainian Pavilion which will showcase the best of the Ukrainian tech sector in Lisbon in November.