Participants of IT laboratory present their developments in Penza
Penza, 11 August 2017. PenzaNews. On Friday, August 11, participants of the educational project IT Laboratory, which started in Penza in the beginning of July, presented seven services and application, which already have prototypes in the business incubator "Tatlin".
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Teams’ supervisors, experts, officials as well as everyone interested in the sphere of information technologies were invited to the presentation.
Before the official part, everyone could get acquainted with the developments and test them. The guests could see the automated control system for technological processes "Emercal", the environmental monitoring system "EcoBox", the application "What to wear?", the information platform for visiting cultural institutions "Book&Look", the web-service for office managers "Single Window", as well as the data collection service "TimeCrawler" and the game "Space Battle".
After that, the official part began.
Turning to those present, the Minister of Industry, Transport and Innovation Policy of the Penza region Mikhail Torgashin expressed confidence that six weeks of education had let students gain valuable knowledge and skills.
"Under supervision of managers and practitioners from a regional IT sphere you worked over real tasks and projects that can be commercialized. I know that the most active participants of the educational project will get an employment offer in a company of the regional IT cluster," he said.
In turn, Dmitry Kozlov, coach of an accelerator of the Internet Initiatives Development Foundation, wished the audience continuous professional growth and to be confident of their abilities.
"It is nice to see that an active IT society has formed in the Penza region, that there is a cluster here and that together they solve urgent issues," the expert noted adding that the IT laboratory is a good example of what he was speaking about.
Then, an official presentation of projects began.
Teams representatives briefly spoke about their developments, outlined differences from existing applications making an analysis of their advantages and disadvantages. They also presented business plans, which contained information on the amount of required investment, ways to promote the product and the payback period.
Experts could ask clarifying questions and give their recommendations. As a result, some presentations caused heated discussion despite a time limit.
The technical supervisor of a team, representative of the company "Dionis" Denis Labanov noted that he was pleasantly surprised by the high level of participants' preparation.
"Concentration of clever people is very high here – there are a lot of people who have required abilities, know how to do things, practise a lot and want to develop further, while many of those who study at university do so only because they managed to enter it once. The participants exceeded my expectations. I thought these would be supervisors who would do everything instead of team members. I was wrong – participants are very clever, they started and prepared everything well. What you can see at the presentation is only a small part of what has been done," he noted.
It is supposed that after the training, the best project participants will get employment offers.