IT News and IT Events in Armenia
The 17th annual congress of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) has been held on April 19, 2017, in Armenia Marriott hotel. The members of the UITE as well as heads of other leading companies of the ICT sector, educational institutions, governmental agencies, representatives of diplomatic and international organizations attended the Congress
Alexandr Yesayan, the President of the UITE, mentioned in his welcome speech: "The hunger for talented people increases in the world year by year, particularly only last year the unmet demand for specialists of the IT sector amounted up to 2 million in the USA and Europe. Moreover, in certain areas, for example in big data sector (Big Data) the demand for mathematicians having the appropriate programming skills was about 400,000 only in the USA. The conclusion of all this is one: the more technologically literate people we prepare, the more involved we are in the global technology job market. All this is possible by consolidating the sector, organizing an effective internal cooperation, combining the aims of the technological private sector, the educational system, the government and public institutions, restoring Armenia as a high-tech country."
The Armenian Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) will present the strategy of IT sector’s development for 2017-2021 on April 19 at the 17th annual congress of UITE.
UITE said in a press release that the congress will also present the results of the Union's activities over the past year and elect UITE board.
The event is expected to be attended by representatives of leading IT companies, heads of educational institutions and state structures and representatives of international organizations.
Recently the pupils of “Armath” engineering club-laboratory of basic school N5 after Mkrtich Martirosyan in Ijevan hosted the famous IT education project representatives from Ucom and Union of the Information Technology Enterprises (UITE).
The twenty-six pupils, who acquire engineering and programming skills in this laboratory, are mainly 6th-7th grade pupils, who try to apply their knowledge of algebra, geometry and physics. It’s noteworthy that one of the components of 3D printer of the laboratory have broken down and the students of this laboratory have been trying not only to design that component by using a computer, but also print the
damaged component all by themselves.
Karen Karapetyan visited secondary school N1 in Tegh village. The Premier inspected the activities of Armath engineering lab, which had been opened at the initiative of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises, where free technological education will be provided to schoolchildren from both the local community and neighboring settlements. In addition to extra-curricular classes, pupils will participate in many other activities, where they will be able to show their knowledge and skills.
The Prime Minister was told that as equipped with a 3D printer, modern computers and robotics collections, the lab will give students the opportunity to learn the basics of programming and robotics.
220 pupils of ''Armath'' engineering laboratories are already ready to carry out the digitization work of drawings stored on the hard documentations (paper).
It should be noted that the archives of construction and mechanical drawings are still kept in paper form in the Western countries (such as Germany), but for these drawings the digitization becomes necessary day by day. On this occasion, the UITE is looking for individuals and companies which cooperate and/or have ties with European construction and mechanical design organizations and can guarantee and represent the UITE as an organization, which can undertake the digitization work of the paper drawings.