Sberbank wants to be a force in open source

Source: Sberbank

Sberbank and its subsidiary Sberbank Technology is launching a platform for computer engineers, architects and contributors to communicate on an Apache Ignite open source project.

Open source refers to any programme whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Major global tech companies encourage the development of open source projects as a way to drive innovation.

For engineers, participation in these projects is not just a nice addition to one’s CV. It also amounts to valuable experience designing and deploying distributed, fail-safe solutions that can provide high performance for tasks of various classes and that are in demand in the global IT market. This is an opportunity for the company to become an owner (instead of a user) of open source products and position itself on the cutting edge of IT development.

Executive Director of the Department of Basic Platform Components of Sberbank Technology JSC Anton Churayev:

“Open source lets us deploy innovations whilst concentrating the efforts of developers and the company on building up our competitive advantages and cutting time to market. Some open source projects are already de-facto industry standards, but many of them have high entry costs for clients. That is why one of our key tasks is to increase the availability of such projects.”

At the first meeting, participants will discuss basic processes, using patterns and anti-patterns for project interaction and development, and the design of a service grid product and ways to develop it.

The meeting will take place on 26 February at Sberbank’s Agile Home at Bldg. 1, 32 Kutuzovsky Avenue, Moscow. It starts at 7:00 pm.

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