How we’ve been residing for the final 5 months through the struggle


On February 24, a full-scale struggle started in Ukraine in reference to russia’s invasion of our nation. Today, which modified the steady lifetime of the European nation, started a brand new stage within the consciousness of every of us. 

It’s now greater than 150 days, greater than 3 600 hours, and greater than 216 000 minutes that Ukraine stands in opposition to illegal russia’s invasion. 

For greater than 5 months now, Ukrainians have been demonstrating their incredibleness to the world. For greater than 5 months, we’ve been proving to the entire world that we’re able to the not possible. For greater than 5 months, we’ve been current in struggle situations whereas persevering with to dwell totally, creating our future, working for the good thing about the current, and never forgetting the value we pay for yet one more peaceable day.

What does the internal lifetime of the IT trade and our firm seem like now? What adjustments have taken place, and the way have we been residing within the final 5 months? Let’s discover all of the solutions on this article.

Elitex stands with Ukraine

Ukrainian IT department when it comes to struggle

Earlier than the russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian software program trade department was quickly rising. Residents have been swarming to the IT assiduity in droves, universities have been pumping out new expertise, and a surge of enormous world know-how corporations was seeking to the nation for customized software program options and devoted improvement groups

Main Ukrainian cities, comparable to Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and others, emerged as notable sources of tech expertise. The facility supply fuelling that expertise is a mix of Ukraine’s instructional capabilities, financial forces, and distinctive tradition.

Ukrainian software program trade brags an excellent show of rankings on league tables that tech leaders observe: first in outsourcing capabilities in Jap Europe, first within the variety of technical highschool graduates in all of Europe, fifth when it comes to greatest software program builders worldwide, and second in JavaScript, Scala, and Magento builders across the globe. One in 5 Fortune 500 corporations, together with Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Oracle, Snap, and Ring, make use of the capability of Ukrainian software program options. The explanations listed here are the nation’s minimal bureaucratic hurdles, favorable tax insurance policies, and the certified expertise pool in its tech sector.

The struggle affected all spheres of life and exercise of Ukrainian society, together with IT. Regardless of this reality, Ukraine’s software program trade promptly responded to the necessity for fast enterprise strategy adjustments. It offered a document $2 billion in export earnings within the first quarter of 2022, in line with the Nationwide Financial institution of Ukraine. The Ukrainian tech sector turned a substantive contributor to the nation’s economic system because the third largest exporter of Ukrainian providers.

Ukrainian IT remains to be skyrocketing regardless of the struggle. Efficient anti-crisis administration, plans for alternatives to develop by way of the disaster, in addition to danger prediction expertise performed a crucial function within the accelerated normalization of processes and quickly bringing them nearly to the pre-war stage very quickly.

How Elitex staff’s lives have modified since February twenty fourth

From the primary day of the struggle, the corporate’s administration understood the need to proceed working on the territory of our nation, and to do it within the most secure potential situations for the staff and with the least danger for our companions and prospects.

Regardless that the corporate is positioned in Lviv within the West of Ukraine, our staff has a ample variety of individuals from different areas of Ukraine (Kyiv, Kharkiv, and so on.). Worker security is among the key features of the job, so anybody who needed or wanted it was supplied assist with relocation overseas or to safer areas of the nation. 

26% of our staff relocated from their place of everlasting residence firstly of the struggle. A big a part of individuals briefly went overseas, however as of now, nearly all of them have returned house. 

Bearing in mind the potential for a secure life within the West of Ukraine, in addition to the adjustment of all inside processes, our staff, together with its briefly displaced members, is at the moment totally offering 100% of pre-war indicators. Furthermore, we proceed to extend the staff and actively recruit a lot of positions.

Volunteering and assist


Because the starting of the full-scale invasion, the corporate has determined to switch a part of the entire income to the wants of the Armed Forces and different items of the Ukrainian defenders.

Along with month-to-month transfers of a part of the revenue to the wants of the Armed Forces, in July 2022, Elitex has additionally offered a automobile to one of many battalions on the primary line of protection.

We’ve additionally joined the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Basis, financially supported the Azov Battalion, partially lined the wants of two items of the Armed Forces and the Territorial Protection of Lviv, and supported the venture to enhance air protection of the Lviv area. Elitex additionally financially helps charitable organizations coping with briefly displaced from the occupied territories youngsters and their households and offers monetary assist to the psychological help middle in Lviv.

We care concerning the security of our workers and do our greatest to allow individuals to be prepared for any crucial conditions and to grasp the order of obligatory actions. With regard to the assist of our workers, for everybody who’s in Lviv or desires to hitch the actions, we’ve offered first support programs, self-defense coaching, and so on.

Folks highlights after 5 months of the struggle

As an organization of greater than 50 individuals, we respect everybody’s individuality and consider that the non-public feelings and experiences of every of us make us who we’re. Lately we’ve caught up with a number of of our colleagues at Elitex to see how life has modified for them over the past 5 months.


Inna P. QA Engineer

Within the first days, I felt like Kevin from “House Alone” when everybody round you is busy, and also you have no idea the place to place your self. There was a transparent understanding that struggle has began, however I used to be confused about what I ought to do in a such scenario. 

My emergency backpack was not packed. Since I do mountain climbing, I used to be positive that it could be straightforward for me to shortly gather the mandatory issues in case of urgency.

However truly, it didn’t occur so. At that second I used to be too emotional and unfocused. My boyfriend performed a crucial function in guaranteeing my psychological stability. From the very starting, he handled the scenario with a chilly thoughts and was capable of calm my worries. 

In a while, my buddy and I made an motion plan for our relocation in case the scenario worsened right here. Nevertheless, realizing that Lviv was comparatively calm and secure, I rejected this concept and determined to do what I do greatest – volunteering.

My volunteering journey started over 10 years in the past. I led and arranged many volunteer actions, and labored with weak populations. For me, the second of neighborhood and the social facet of interacting with individuals is vital. Whereas not actively engaged on any venture, I’ve a helpful useful resource referred to as time. That’s the reason I joined the UAID volunteer group, the place there was already my acquaintance from the time of former volunteering. 

We had already closed quite a lot of fundraising campaigns and have been capable of present most of the defenders with important objects and tools. We additionally held charitable auctions, yoga courses, lectures about finance, and so on. to gather funds wanted to defend our nation from invaders.

I’m impressed by the suggestions we get from our heroes on the entrance line. Understanding which you could assist somebody along with your actions might be the very best feeling for me in the intervening time. My place: so long as I’m in a comparatively secure place, so long as I may be helpful and supply assist – I’ll do it. I attempt to focus solely on what I can management. 


Petro B. Senior Entrance-еnd Dеvеlopеr

The struggle caught me overseas. I clearly understood that I’d return house, this choice was made immediately. The leisure journey, earlier than it even began, ended with a protracted drive house.

A vivid reminiscence from the primary days – kilometer-long queues of automobiles with individuals fleeing from hazard and an empty street to enter Ukraine.

Having a transparent pro-Ukrainian place, I knew I’d be extra helpful right here in Ukraine. I instantly understood that being a non-military particular person, I’d nonetheless enroll in territorial protection and volunteer. At the moment, I used to be pleasantly stunned by the variety of lively, caring individuals prepared to assist.

I spent a whole lot of time volunteering on the Lviv railway station, which turned a hub for internally displaced individuals. At that second, I  understood that folks want individuals – to speak to somebody, to get emotional assist. The best pleasure for me was to really feel helpful. I used to be impressed by individuals, by my potential to assist them.

The corporate launched emergency days off. It helped, at first, to collect my ideas and perceive how one can dwell on. On the fifth day of the struggle, I felt that I had the power and need to work. At evening I volunteered on the station, and through the day I centered on work – this helped to some extent to flee from actuality and preserve psychological stability.

Work-life steadiness has modified to work-war-life steadiness. It’s surprisingly straightforward for me to focus on work. I can say that my productiveness, quite the opposite, has elevated throughout this time. I attempt to focus my consideration on small duties and do every little thing progressively. All this offers an understanding that life goes on. I really feel motivated, I really feel that I’m doing one thing helpful each for myself and for the state through which I dwell.


Vira Okay. Human Sources Supervisor

I had suspicions concerning the starting of the struggle. There was no panic. I clearly knew that my husband, daughter and I’d keep in Lviv.

I see the most important adjustments now in my youngster. As a substitute of studying the names of animals, she realized the phrases “siren” and “alarm”. I understood that my emotional state instantly impacts her, so I attempted to at all times be calm and clarify to her all of the issues that curiosity her within the type of a recreation.

In the course of the struggle, there have been additionally adjustments in my work. Earlier than that, I labored part-time, and now I’m again full-time. It helps me to distract myself and provides me a possibility to donate extra typically.

I discovered good associates through the struggle. Even earlier than the struggle, our firm cooperated with one confectionary. After a while, we stopped working collectively, however I nonetheless had her contacts.

Because it turned out, through the struggle, her husband joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. I first contacted her by way of volunteering to ship objects that folks from our staff have been amassing for her husband. From this started our shut communication, which grew into a robust friendship.

Warfare takes away the bloom of our nation, however life goes on. Now all of us need to dwell not just for ourselves but in addition for all those that gave their lives for our secure nights. Though the russian invasion slowed down our plans, my household stays in Ukraine and can proceed its life and improvement right here.


Mykhailo R. Software program Engineer

I’m from Kharkiv, and as of February 24, I lived within the central a part of town. The struggle started for me with a name from my buddy who reported a full-scale invasion.

We lived in that space for the primary two weeks. Once we realized that enemy plane began flying over us, my associate and I made a decision to vary our place of residence. At that second, we understood that, after leaving the home, we’d not return there.

By my nature, I’m a practical particular person, so I didn’t really feel confused. At first, there was solely an inside concern of the unknown. On the finish of the primary month of the struggle, I already had a transparent understanding of the scenario and knew what to do and how one can dwell on.

Work helped me to pay attention. It turned the island of normality that remained from the time earlier than the struggle. The work course of helps me recharge and deal with one thing else. I additionally perceive that because of the chance to work, I can do one thing good, donate to the military’s wants, and assist the nation’s economic system.

There was no explicit change in my priorities, as my household at all times got here first. Now I’m impressed by individuals near me. They provide an understanding that there’s somebody to dwell for and to maintain collectively.

I perceive that life goes on, I make plans for the long run, and I undoubtedly join them with Ukraine.


Oksana M. Mission Supervisor

The struggle caught me at house. I didn’t panic, and on February 24 I even managed to promenade by way of the sunny middle of Lviv.

Within the first week, my associates and I actively volunteered, in search of the mandatory garments, tools, and medicines wanted on the entrance line.

Additionally, because of my information of two overseas languages, I helped to translate and distribute information about occasions in Ukraine on info assets for Western European international locations.

I needed to strive residing overseas for a very long time. The struggle, though I can’t name this phenomenon probably the most helpful for self-development, helped me to implement this plan. This was not an try at momentary relocation resulting from russia’s navy invasion however relatively a fantastic alternative to check my mettle in a special setting. I spent two and a half months in Germany. There, I additionally contributed to the interpretation of town’s web site for briefly displaced individuals.

To vary the world for the higher, you must begin with your self. This phrase now has a particular which means for me. Being overseas, I had an ideal alternative to speak with totally different individuals and convey vital issues concerning the scenario in Ukraine, our roots, and our historical past. 

At one level, I noticed that I needed to return house. Returning to Lviv was a breath of contemporary air. I joined a charitable basis and began engaged on a venture concerning on-line training for briefly displaced youngsters and ones from occupied cities. This venture is supported by a Swiss college and entails 5 main Ukrainian lecturers from Kherson and Kharkiv areas.

Having a versatile schedule is now the very best alternative for me to mix volunteering with work and do it with most profit. Involvement in volunteering is what conjures up me now. It permits me to maneuver ahead and really feel a sure objective in my actions.”

We proceed to work and are proud to be a Ukrainian outsourcing agency

On behalf of the corporate, we’d additionally like to precise our gratitude to all our teammates, who regularly display unimaginable leads to their work, and to every of our shoppers for fruitful cooperation. It is crucial for Elitex not solely to offer high quality providers and options for the client’s product but in addition to keep up a long-term partnership.

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