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Friday, February 17, 2006

The good and bad of outsourcing to Russia

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Yakov Fain writes (from experience) about good and bad aspects of Russian programmers for outsourcing.

I left Russia well before American companies thought of trusting russian (or indian) programmers. But I remember the software and ingenious hacks written back then by my friends to work with limited computing resources available. I participated in programming competitions and summer camps, where school kids learned and applied concepts that are only taught on advanced level of university education in other countries.

To this day, I claim to have gone through two different schools of programming. One is Russian and one is Australian. And you shouldn't have to guess (after this article), which one I feel had given me a stronger grounding in what I do daily.

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3 Comments:

At February 18, 2006 12:50 AM, Anonymous Ben Simpson said...

Alexandre - dobre vicher. Great post. I appreciate a when people write from their unique perspective. Thanks.

 
At February 18, 2006 11:08 PM, Blogger BlogicBlogger said...

Isn't it what the blog is? Somebody's unique perspective. But I am glad you find mine interesting.

 
At March 15, 2007 10:43 PM, Blogger Saul Bejarano said...

Привиет:
I studied in Russia and Ukraine, as I foreign student I could see and get amazed by the incredible talent and ability of Russian engineers to solve complex issues with just a pencil and a sheet of paper, at the moment I own a consulting company with many requirements on programming that I would like to manage through free lancer programmers, I would like to give the opportunity to young engineers that have not found the right path to work with a firm in Russia and that feel they're talent is misused, I am on demand of Java , Php, C++ and Perl programmers. One of the approaches was to take this to the universities, the second approach is to take it to the street where I know I will be able to find many good engineers, the question is where to post to find them?

 

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