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Programmers are bound to make an impact on the Romanian administration

Aug 31, 2016 by VladC

We are talking in this article about a major step regarding Romania's administration: the Government tries to develop a new platform called GovITHub, which is designed to simplify all aspects regarding the Romanian public administration. ... read more

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Romanian students innovate at Microsoft's Imagine Cup

Jul 14, 2016 by BogdanD

We did it again :) Just a couple of weeks ago, Flavia Oprea, Iulian Mateșică and Cristian Alexandrescu from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest won the Innovation challenge in Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition. ... read more

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Kogaion and Argent OS: the interview - Part 2

Nov 19, 2015 by BogdanD

If in Part 1 of the interview we've seen how it all started, now it's time to talk about adoption rate, mobile devices and future plans. o what do you say, shall we start? ... read more

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Kogaion and Argent OS: the interview - Part 1

Nov 03, 2015 by BogdanD

A few weeks back we wrote about a Romanian team of developers from Cluj-Napoca, namely RogentOS, who decided to give something back to the community by developing GNU licensed OS-es for home and public administration use.

Given their goal, we decided to talk to Stefan Brindusa (their Lead Developer and Main OS Designer) for a little Q&A on the team's goals and products. ... read more

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Romanian OS sees the light of day

Aug 30, 2015 by Oana

I know that currently the entire IT world talks about Windows 10 and Microsoft, but how about the first Romanian-built operating system? Yeah, you heard me right, 2 operatins systems made in Romania have seen the light of day this August, at the University of Babes-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca. Curious? ... read more

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2015 LSAC Job Fair: SBP was there

Mar 09, 2015 by Oana

On March 5-6 our company has attended to the 2015 LSAC Job Fair, held at the "College of Automatic Control and Computers", at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (aka "UPB"). We went there to present our company's story, we saw and talked to a lot of students and we won them over with our enthusiasm :) ... read more

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Romanian coding girls: closing the gender gap one code line at a time

Jun 18, 2014 by Alexandra

Recent studies have once again confirmed that, although the software development industry is one of the fastest growing industries at global level, the number of women involved in software projects is significantly lower than that of men. In 2013, for example, only 27% of all students attending the courses of the Computer Science department (at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest) have been girls. It seems that the main reason why girls tend to avoid such a challenging field as IT and software development, according to Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes is the "impostor syndrome". ... read more

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Romanian students sweep the awards at the NASA Space Settlement Contest

Apr 02, 2014 by Oana

The NASA Space Settlement Contest is an annual contest held by the NASA Ames and the National Space Society (NSS) for students around the world up to the 12th grade. According to the official contest webpage, this year was the 21st edition of the contest, and students (individually or in teams) had to turn in papers about conceptual space settlement designs and related materials. ... read more

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iOS SDK: insights - Part 2

Jan 21, 2014 by Adrian

I'm back and ready to discuss the Core Services Layer, the Core OS Layer and Xcode.

The Core Services and Core OS layers are more fundamental and closer to the hardware than the previous 2 layers, discussed in Part1. Although not all the developers are going to use the frameworks from these layers, they are very important because the higher level frameworks interact with the hardware of the device through the low level frameworks found in Core Services and Core OS. ... read more

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IPv6 and Romania

Dec 23, 2013 by BogdanD

Before I elaborate on the implementation of IPv6 in Romania, I'd like to briefly explain what Internet Protocol version 6 is and why its implementation is necessary. Most computer users are aware of the notion of IP, but surprisingly few people know exactly what an IP is. The Internet Protocol designates addresses to machines connected to a network, and uses them for all connections, just like a telephone company assigns phone numbers to its customers, to generate connections between clients. ... read more

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One of the most influential teens of 2013 is a Romanian

Dec 11, 2013 by Oana

Last month, Time magazine has made a top of The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013, and among Malia Obama (the daughter of president Obama) and Nick D’Aloisio (programming whiz kid who sold his app to Yahoo for $30 mil), on the 9th place is Ionut Budisteanu, a 19-year-old scientist whose project for a self-driving car has won first place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for high school students (back in May). ... read more

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Romanian pupils win big in Balkan informatics competitions

Dec 02, 2013 by Oana

Last week, at Shumen, Bulgaria, Romanian pupils have won a total of 9 medals in 2 regional Informatics competitions addressed to both juniors and senior, as follows [...] So congratulations to: Costin Andrei Oncescu, Smaranda-Monica Dicu, Darius Marian, Andrei-Cristian Stanciu, George Chichirim, Vlad Rochian, Andrei Popa, Mihai Gheorghe, Daniel Constantin, who have showed Europe that Romania has a great potential in IT, and that Romanian pupils are diligent, ambitious and enthusiastic when it comes to programming, mathematics, and technology in general. ... read more

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Once again Romania wins gold in programming competition

Aug 09, 2013 by Oana

This year Brisbane (Australia) has held the International Olympiad in Informatics between July 6 – 12, and once again the Romanian students have returned with the prestigious gold medal. More exactly, the Romanian students have won 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medals. ... read more

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Romania ranks 1st among EU countries in programming competition

Nov 15, 2012 by Oana

The International Olympiad in Informatics (also known as IOI) is a global event of excellence, where gifted students compete for the highest distinction in programming. [...] This year, the beautiful Italian region Lake Garda (Lombardy, Italy) has hosted the international programming competition, between September 23-30. Among the European Union states, the Romanian team has ranked 1st with a total of 4 medals ... read more

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World Blogging Forum 2009

Oct 22, 2009 by Doina

Between November 9 and 12, 2009, Bucharest will host one of the most relevant events in the international online community, by bringing together famous bloggers from around the world ... read more

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Yahoo!, come out, come out, wherever you are

Dec 16, 2008 by Doina

In May this year, there was a lot of ruckus caused by a news from the Ziarul Financiar, a local daily paper focused on economical and financial issues. The news stated that Yahoo! will open an office in Bucharest during the third quarter of the year, between August-September.

Well, everything is nice and fine, and I'm sure everyone is interested in seeing as quickly as possible Yahoo! on our native lands, but...I'm not seeing anything yet. No news, no gossip, no rumors. After the news landed, everything turned still and quiet. ... read more

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Microsoft: Antivirus or not?

Dec 09, 2008 by Doina

For the past few years, Microsoft has been subject to some pretty harsh comments and disputes over its embedded (or not) antivirus solution for Windows OS users. With several attempts throughout the years, consisting of the MSAV from the MS-DOS 6 (1993) until the forms of Windows Live OneCare, the Microsoft mogul didn't really enjoyed much appreciation from the public, as regards to antivirus facilities.

In 2003, after Microsoft acquired the intellectual property rights over the RAV Antivirus from the Romanian company GeCad, things started to spur once again. ... read more

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Google office in Romania

Dec 04, 2008 by Doina

On January the 15th this year, Google officially registered at the Romanian Trade Office, the branch Google Bucharest SRL, with the stated activity of “consultancy and providing other software products”. The commercial society is held entirely by Google international Inc., with headquarters in Mountain View, California.

If we know that the local branch has only 5 non-Romanian employees, it is difficult to tell what Googlers have in mind with this branch. While they have previously denied any plans of setting up a business in Romania, now they have already a steady office. When asked by local reporters about their future development plans, the local representatives retained any comments. At present, Kent Walker is the VP and the general consultant of the firm, while John Herlihy is the VP responsible with the online sales of Google in Europe, Middle East and Africa (the EMEA region). Also, Nikesh Arora is the VP in Google Inc. and president of EMEA operations. ... read more

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