Igor Sheludchenko

News writer

In Creators Media Group since November 2022. Prior to that, he worked for 6 years in the Ukrainian mass media as an editor and editorial editor.

I monitor, analyze and update news from developers, about developers, around developers, as well as about developments and technological innovations.

Noname Digital does not pay salaries for 6 months and asks to «raid» customers in the App Store

News Ukraine 06-13-2024 at 14:56 comment
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Noname Digital, which employs about 300 people, has not paid its employees for six months of work. The reason was an unscrupulous customer who failed to fulfill his payment obligations.

The US extends sanctions and cuts Russia off from IT services

News Ukraine 06-13-2024 at 12:29 comment
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The United States has imposed new sanctions against Russia. The new list includes a ban on providing software and IT services to individuals based in Russia.

Google opens registration for Kaggle machine learning competition

News Technologies 06-12-2024 at 16:52 comment
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Google is inviting people interested in machine learning to a two-week Kaggle competition where they can practice their skills on real or near-real tasks.

A draft law with «economic booking» — the same 20 thousand UAH has appeared in the Rada, but there will be alternatives

News Ukraine 06-12-2024 at 14:16 comment
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Draft Laws No. 11331 «On Industrial Policy and Predictability of the Real Sector of the Economy» and No. 11332 «On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine Regarding Peculiarities of Payment of Military Duty for Reservations of Persons Liable for Military Service» were registered in the Verkhovna Rada.

Cyber police catch hacker in Kyiv who helped Russians attack European companies

Ukraine News 06-12-2024 at 12:35 comment
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Cyberpolice detained a hacker in Kyiv who created crypto-currencies for Russian money — special software for disguising computer viruses as safe files.

Downsizing and «international risks»: Playtika with offices in Ukraine decided to leave Belarus after all

News Ukraine 06-11-2024 at 19:31 comment
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Ukrainian-Israeli game developer Playtika has decided to officially liquidate its business in Belarus.

The Ministry of Defense has launched the website «Be Yourself» to search for vacancies: it is actually a clone of Lobby X Army

Ukraine News 06-11-2024 at 17:32 comment
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The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has launched a new job search site — «Be yourself». Currently, it almost completely copies the functionality of Lobby X.

«First the vapors, then the developments»: KPI students create an electric stretcher for military evacuation

Military Tech News 06-11-2024 at 16:12 comment
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Students of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute create evacuation ground electric stretchers for the Armed Forces.

Hackers are attacking GitHub users again — this is OAuth phishing

Technologies News 06-11-2024 at 13:13 comment
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A new type of phishing attack has spread among developers — attackers pretend to be recruiters and the GitHub security team and ask to follow a link.

270 GB of The New York Times source code stolen via GitHub token surfaces on 4chan

News News 06-10-2024 at 18:59 comment
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Unknown hackers have uploaded 270 GB of source code for one of the world’s most popular publications, The New York Times, to the 4chan image board.

«Algorithms are not intimidating»: Helsi has AI to decipher analyzes and risk warnings

News News 06-10-2024 at 16:15 comment
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The Helsi medical information system has added artificial intelligence to analyze laboratory findings and identify possible health risks.

Gameloft has significantly reduced the Kharkiv office: even the head of the studio was fired

News IT business 06-07-2024 at 11:29 comment
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Over the past few months, Gameloft’s Kharkiv office has been subject to large-scale layoffs. Even the head of the studio, who had been working there for 14 years, as well as game designers, QA engineers, and developers were laid off.

The experiment was a success. Ukrainian YouScan reintroduces four-day work schedule

News IT business 06-06-2024 at 18:57 comment
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The Ukrainian company YouScan is returning to a four-day work schedule for the summer. This is the second time the company has done so — last year «four-day work was introduced as a response to the May shelling and team exhaustion.

The Rada decided to punish writing scientific papers with the help of ChatGPT

News News 06-06-2024 at 17:26 comment
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The Verkhovna Rada passes in the first reading a bill on academic integrity — there will be penalties for writing scientific papers with artificial intelligence and plagiarism in scientific activities.

Now’s your chance: the number of responses to QA jobs without experience falls for the 4th month in a row

Ukraine IT business 06-06-2024 at 17:00 comment
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The number of responses to QA jobs has been declining for the 4th month. Now it is about 50 responses per month, according to Djinni, an anonymous job search service.

The GRU conducts a large-scale DDoS attack on Russian government agencies and companies. The work of ministries and public services is paralyzed

News News 06-05-2024 at 14:52 comment
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The Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is conducting a large-scale DDoS attack on government agencies and large companies of the Russian Federation.

Odesa-based IT company Digis is acquiring niche outsourcer Scalamandra. The deal is worth up to $1 million

IT business News 06-05-2024 at 13:53 comment
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Odesa-based IT company, Digisannounced its merger with outsourcer Scalamandra under the name Digis Group. This became known from the words of Digis founder Nick Nagatkin, who estimates the deal to be worth between $500,000 and $1 million. Following the completion of this transaction, the Scalamandra team will join Digis.

Risks outweigh benefits. OpenAI and Google DeepMind employees call for tighter control over AI

Technologies News 06-05-2024 at 13:05 comment
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Former and current employees of OpenAI and Google DeepMind have signed an open letter demanding stronger security measures in the development of artificial intelligence.

Microsoft accused of secretly collecting and storing children’s data

News News 06-04-2024 at 19:31 comment
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The Austrian privacy law group Noyb is suing Microsoft over the use of Microsoft 365 Education software in schools.

Screens all your actions: experts consider Recall AI feature in Windows 11 «a disaster» for security

Technologies News 06-04-2024 at 17:43 comment
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Microsoft is preparing to launch a new artificial intelligence-based Recall feature that takes screenshots of absolutely everything you do on your computer.

Men abroad with the status of «wanted» need to return to local TCCs — MoD

News News 06-04-2024 at 14:01 comment
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So far, 1,371,000 Ukrainians, including 190,000 women, have updated their data through the application for persons liable for military service «Reserve+».

Stinger, Javelin, NLAW: Logics7 has created more than 30 weapon simulators for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

News News 06-04-2024 at 11:03 comment
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The Ukrainian company Logics7 has created more than 30 types of simulators of various weapons that are necessary for training the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Residents of «Diia.City» demand to extend the deadlines and introduce economical booking

IT business News 06-03-2024 at 20:06 comment
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The residents’ union «Diya.City» and Diya.City United called on the Cabinet of Ministers to take a number of measures to ensure the operation of enterprises important to the economy in the context of a full-scale war.

Architect + DevOps: top hires in IT in May

News News 06-03-2024 at 14:49 comment
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Average salaries in top hires increased over the month. But there were two vacancies: Architect and DevOps.

OpenAI claims Russia’s use of AI in large-scale disinformation campaign

News News 05-31-2024 at 15:15 comment
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The Russian campaign Doppelganger used artificial intelligence from OpenAI to create anti-Ukrainian comments on the social network X.

The highest salaries for techies in new vacancies are crypto and gambling

Ukraine News 05-31-2024 at 13:12 comment
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The highest salaries for technical specialists among the vacancies published this year are in cryptocurrency and gambling.

«Disaster without legal consequences»: cybersecurity expert criticizes «Reserve+»

News News 05-30-2024 at 18:40 comment
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Cybersecurity expert Kostiantyn Korsun believes that the «Reserve+» app has a number of significant drawbacks in terms of personal data protection.

The Ministry of Defense is looking for developers of VR and AR simulators for training

Military Tech News 05-30-2024 at 14:42 comment
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The Ministry of Defense has announced a tender for the development of VR and AR simulators for training, education and simulations based on technology (virtual and augmented reality).

Electronic booking via «Diia» should be launched within a month — Ministry of Defense

Ukraine News 05-30-2024 at 13:15 comment
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The e-booking service will be launched on the «Diia» portal within a month.

Ukrainian developers have created a «Tank» — complex for evacuating wounded from the battlefield

Military Tech News 05-30-2024 at 11:54 comment
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Ukrainian developers have created «Tankchik» —, a new ground-based robotic system for evacuating and logistics of the wounded from the battlefield.As the editorial board was informed, this advanced complex was created to ensure maximum safety and efficiency during rescue operations in combat zones.Above «Tank»

Chinese military shows robot dogs with rifles and rocket launchers

Military Tech News 05-29-2024 at 20:14 comment
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The Chinese military demonstrated robotic war dogs equipped with rifles and rocket launchers during joint exercises with Cambodia.

GitHub and JFrog announce integration: single sign-on, shared dashboards, and code management

Technologies News 05-29-2024 at 18:49 comment
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The well-known developer platforms GitHub and JFrog have announced a partnership that provides for deeper integration between the services.

Head of Odesa TCC earned more than $1 million by falsifying data of tax evaders in «Oberig» system

Ukraine News 05-29-2024 at 14:48 comment
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The head of the department of the Primorsky RTC and JV of the city of Odesa. Odesa is suspected of unauthorized interference with the «Oberih» system.

Technology of the future. Rust tops the list of programming languages in terms of popularity

Technologies News 05-29-2024 at 08:29 comment
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The Rust programming language is becoming increasingly popular among developers: although it is only 14th in terms of prevalence, it ranks 1st in terms of popularity growth.

Data «Reserve+» will be equivalent to a military ID. But the renewal period may be extended

Ukraine News 05-28-2024 at 17:52 comment
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Information from «Reserve+» will have the same legal force as a paper military ID or registration certificate after two weeks.

No alternatives. Cabinet of Ministers confirms work on electronic booking

Ukraine News 05-28-2024 at 16:08 comment
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The Ministry of Economy confirmed that it is discussing with other agencies the creation of an electronic booking mechanism.

A programmer «Yapartner SOFT» possessed 270 g of cannabis: he had to repent and pay UAH 17 thousand

WTF News 05-28-2024 at 14:28 comment
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The Pervomaiskyi Court of Mykolaiv Oblast considered the case of a programmer from «YaPartner SOFT» who was in possession of 270 grams of cannabis. Despite everything, he managed to pay off only UAH 17 thousand in fines and UAH 1,514 in compensation for forensic chemical examination.

Precision hackathon to be launched in Ukraine to improve accuracy of Armed Forces operations

Military Tech News 05-28-2024 at 12:09 comment
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Members of the Brave1 cluster launch the Precision hackathon to find «accurate» solutions to defeat the enemy.

VBScript — RIP. Microsoft buries 27-year-old programming language

News News 05-27-2024 at 22:55 comment
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Microsoft is discontinuing support for VBScript for Windows.

In «Reserve+», 1.1 million people liable for military service have updated their data. Including — 14 thousand abroad

Ukraine News 05-27-2024 at 17:12 comment
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Since May 18, more than 14,000 people liable for military service in 124 countries abroad have updated their data via the «Reserve+» app.

N-iX opens first office in Romania: it will function as a technology hub

Ukraine IT business 05-27-2024 at 15:33 comment
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Ukrainian IT company N-iX, which employs more than 2200 specialists, has opened an office in Bucharest, Romania.

ChatGPT answers 52% of programming questions incorrectly — study

News News 05-27-2024 at 14:02 comment
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The popular AI service ChatGPT gives 52% of incorrect answers to programming questions.

The General Staff plans to widely introduce AI on the battlefield: this will offset the numerical advantage of the Russians

Ukraine News 05-24-2024 at 19:41 comment
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The Armed Forces of Ukraine aim to widely introduce artificial intelligence on the battlefield to compensate for the enemy’s numerical superiority.

Pope prepares to canonize web developer-«patron saint of the Internet»

News News 05-24-2024 at 17:08 comment
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Pope Francis has officially attributed the second miracle to website developer Carlo Asutis, who died at the age of 15 from leukemia.

Juniors are disappearing: fewer and fewer specialists are looking for work in April

News News 05-24-2024 at 12:39 comment
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In April, the share of candidates looking for work decreased: while in the first three months of 2024 their number was at 90 thousand, now it is about 87.5 thousand candidates.

«This step has no alternative»: The government plans to raise taxes and get UAH 300 billion for the army

Ukraine News 05-23-2024 at 19:22 comment
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The Cabinet of Ministers plans to increase budget expenditures and revenues to finance the army.

Before the fight with Fury, Usyk was looking for sparring partners through «Tinder for boxers»

Technologies News 05-23-2024 at 16:47 comment
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Before preparing for his fight with Tyson Fury for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion, Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk swiped sparring partners in a special Ready To Fight app.

The Ministry of Defense announced the cost of development «Reserve+»: it is money from a charitable foundation

News News 05-23-2024 at 13:40 comment
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Several teams worked on the «Reserve+» app, and $86,000 for development came from a charity fund.

Students created a training AI and won $10 thousand, and then they were suspended for «fraud»

WTF News 05-23-2024 at 10:52 comment
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Students of Emory University (Georgia, USA) have created the Eightball educational application based on artificial intelligence and even received $10 thousand for it.

Absolute hegemony. Luxoft topped the top companies by published vacancies

IT business News 05-22-2024 at 18:46 comment
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Luxoft, one of the largest IT companies in Ukraine, became the absolute leader in terms of published vacancies in the spring.

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