The future of Ukraine is bright. Soon it will be time to rebuild. But reconstruction requires more than the resources needed to build a hydroelectric plant or a hospital. It involves understanding the software and how to use it.
Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) developer advocate Ihor Dvoretsky and Razom’s board member for Ukraine Dima Zakhlyavko came to CubeCon in Detroit to discuss providing training materials for Ukraine as it rebuilds from Russia’s devastation. attack
Razom, a non-profit, amplifies the voices of Ukrainians in the United States and supports humanitarian efforts and IT training. Razom was founded before Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, Zakhalyavko said. Since the full-scale invasion earlier this year, Razom has seen a noticeable increase in donations and volunteers helping his efforts.
Personal first aid kits, tourniquets and medical supplies for soldiers are provided by Razom, but so is IT training, materials to train the next generation of IT, translated into Ukrainian.
The Linux Foundation is partnering with Razom for Ukraine with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) on its Project Veteranius to provide access to technology education to Ukrainian veterans, their families and Ukrainians in need.
“We realized that, basically, we can take advantage of the Linux Foundation training portfolio, which includes the most popular courses like Introduction to Linux or Introduction to Kubernetes, which can be translated into Ukrainian very easily,” said Dvoretsky. “And thus, we will offer educational materials in their native language.”
The future of Ukraine is bright.
“We just need to get through this tough time,” Dworetsky said. “But in the future, it is clear that the technology industry in Ukraine is growing. yes And that requires people.”
Every effort counts, Dweretsky said.
“A strong, democratic Ukraine – that’s essentially the vision – a European country, a truly European country, complete in terms of territorial integrity,” Zakhalyavko said. “The future is in technology. And if we can help enable that – in any case, I think that’s a win for Ukraine and the world. Technology can make the world a better place.”