In the April Razom IT Speaker Series event at Civic Hall, Jakob Kegel spoke about Beetroot Academy‘s recent initiative “Frontend-developer: Training Program for Internally Displaced People in Ukraine.” The program is free of charge and designed for IDPs from Crimea and eastern Ukraine. About 30% of Beetroot Academy students are women and 50% of the graduates get placed as developers full time.
Andreas Flodström, founder of the academy, Skyped in for the Q&A session (even though it was 12:30am in Stockholm) and described his reasons for opening the company in Ukraine.
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