2017 at MLSDev: A Year in Rewind
They say that the one who is thankful for what they have will eventually have more. Before 2018 is in full swing, let us share our best moments of 2017 with you. Learn how MLSDev grew and developed in 2017, and let's make 2018 great together!
Below is an overview of our company's achievements, none of which would have been possible without the awesome people we do business with - our clients, our partners, and our dream team.
We Were Awarded!
In 2017, MLSDev was highlighted as a Clutch global leader in Ruby on Rails development. We ranked as a leader on Top Ruby on Rails Developers, while being the only Ukrainian company to do so. It is free to be listed on Clutch, but only the most highly recommended companies are distinguished as leaders by client reviews and Clutch’s unique scoring methodology.
Last August, we opened an office in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It was an exciting event to see our team expand to three cities so far: Vinnytsia, Krakow, and Kyiv! Now it is much easier to schedule a personal meeting with the team if you visit beautiful Ukraine. Our new loft office is located in the heart of Kyiv an is only a 20-minute car ride from Independence Square and the central train station. If you come to Boryspil National airport, you can get to our office in half an hour by car. Come say hi! Also, check out our Instagram for more pictures from the life of MLSDev!
We Developed Ourselves!
There’s a good old proverb that goes like this: to not move forward is to move backward. Continuous improvement is what we strive for at MLSDev, and we are very happy when we get opportunities for self-development and growth.
2017 was rich in significant events relevant to our industry, many of which we attended. We went to a number of conferences both in Ukraine and internationally. By all means, Web Summit 2017 was the most impressive and momentous event that we visited last year.
Web Summit is a buzzword for innovation, technology, and the future combined. This major technology conference connects people from around the world and helps them focus on the opportunities that innovative technology offers today. Having visited the event, we learned the digital technology trends and innovative ideas first-hand, met with our clients, and established new promising connections. We definitely plan on visiting Web Summit next year and recommend you do the same!
Another great event MLSDev team visited in 2017 was RubyC. This international conference took place in Kyiv in June. It was a great chance to learn a lot of relevant, useful information, talk to the experts of the industry, and establish new contacts. An MLSDev representative spoke about the importance of testing at the event.
Our project managers went to hone their skills at Kyiv PM Day, a conference devoted to project management in IT. It was the largest and the most significant PM event in Ukraine last year. Over 500 IT project managers from all over the country took part in the event and learned best practices first-hand from 50 experienced speakers.
Our client relationship and management teams were honing their skills at BDMSummit -2017 in Kyiv in June last year. It was the third annual conference for sales managers, business development managers and owners of IT-outsourcing companies. The event drew over 200 attendees and 20 speakers.
Our designers took part in IT NonStop: UX Night in Kyiv. Our major goal was to master our knowledge of process and user behavior testing, making the event a good opportunity to get useful, practical recommendations from professionals from all over the country. We enjoyed the speeches given by Vitaly Friedman (Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine) and Victor Udintsov (Lead Designer at DataArt). Unfortunately, mobile app UX-process didn't receive much attention at the event, but we hope that the topic will develop further in Ukraine shortly.
The marketing department studied and developed actively as well. In November, our two colleagues from marketing visited Svobodnaya Marketing School, a four-day intensive course on digital marketing that was held in Kyiv. Among the speakers, there were gurus of the industry from the marketers of eBay, Lingualeo, TripMyDream, RedBull, and many others. Apart from receiving a ton of useful, first-hand information from the experts, the girls successfully defeated a graduation project on marketing strategy and received a powerful consultation from the speakers.
We Released a New Website!
Last March, a new, totally remastered version of the mlsdev.com website was released. The latest version of our website keeps up with the latest web design trends and offers an excellent user experience.
We Celebrated and Had Fun!
Do you know that our birthday is November 30? MLSDev was founded on this day in 2009. In 2017, we celebrated the 8th birthday with a costume party. For this event, pictures speak better than words.
MLSDev team takes an active part in an intellectual tournament What? Where? When? that is held between the IT-companies of the city. We are proud of our team, which answered the most difficult questions and won three symbolic souvenir owls for their knowledge. It is both fun and challenging to take part in the tournaments.
More is Coming in 2018!
We have huge plans for 2018 and we hope to write a chapter of the new yearbook with you. Stay tuned for more updates from MLSDev and have a wonderful and fruitful 2018!
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