BIONIC University Students develop programs for Dutch companies


The first Ukrainian intercorporate university BIONIC University and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences have launched the second joint international project. International teams will develop three products: a web application for financial management of logistics in the Netherlands, a web application for solar panel users to promote green energy, and iOS application for web portal with networking features. The project is supported by Ciklum Consulting technical consultants: Alexander Zhebryakov, Mykhailo Popchuk and Tymofiy Yevhrashyn will conduct specialized workshops, provide Scrum-support (project management and quality control methodology) to the developers, and accompany the team at all stages of the project. The project will last till the end of February 2015. Dutch companies are the end customers of the product.

"Participation of BIONIC University students in an international project is a great opportunity to gain experience of product development at European level. The quality of education provided by our university was recognized in the Netherlands after our first joint project. Now the participants have much more complex tasks. We are thankful to Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Dutch customers for their trust. We are also grateful to our partners from Ciklum Consulting for their valuable support and experience,"- said Iryna Zaytseva, program director of BIONIC University.

"We welcomed the proposal from BIONIC University, as the development of IT and business cooperation are objectives of Ciklum Consulting, including the use of Agile methodologies. By helping students at their first steps in the "adult" IT world we are able to pass the vision of what software development is, and what place it takes in the broader context of business problems faced by small and large modern companies,"- shared Alexander Zhebryakov, technical consultant of Ciklum Consulting.

The first joint project of BIONIC University and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences started in November 2013. For six months Ukrainian and Dutch students were working together on solution for neglected buildings of Rotterdam. In early April, their developments were presented to the city authorities, and were highly appraised.