dev.by is pleased to announce the launch of Minsk.page — the ultimate relocation guide to Belarus for techies.
In the first half of 2019, the HTP resident companies hired 524 IT professionals from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and the US.
Clearly, Belarusian tech companies already attract and welcome talents from all over the world, but the main thing that has been stopping even more techies setting off for Minsk is the profound lack of critical information.
There is plenty of tourist stuff about Minsk on the web, but before the new relocation guide was launched, it was not so easy for techies to locate such essential information as the size of paychecks, the latest local IT news and developments, what companies are located in Belarus, what kind of projects they offer, what documents are required to relocate and how to rent a flat.
Thanks to Minsk.page, IT professionals now have all this crucial information at their fingertips.
The guide is usefully divided into the following sections:
- IT Belarus focuses on the state of the local industry;
- Stories is a collection of personal impressions and experiences shared by those who have moved to Minsk. 30+ newly arrived tech people discuss what they regard to be the best, worst, most boring and most striking things about the city;
- Minsk offers a non-touristy take on the Belarusian capital and what it’s like to live there on a daily basis;
- Relocation contains handy tips and advice on moving to Minsk;
- the Starting a business section deals with local laws and taxes and HTP preferences as well as workspaces in the city;
- Vacancies is a job board for those who are considering settling in Minsk.
The Minsk.page project was made possible thanks to its IT partners Apalon, EPAM, Flo, ISsoft, Itransition, ObjectStyle, SK hynix, Vizor Games, and Wargaming, who shared their expertise on relocating IT specialists and their employees’ stories about what encouraged them to pack up and move to live and work in Minsk.
EY, a global leader in internal auditing, provided the project with crucial insight into the local business climate, taxation and the legal nuances of running an IT company in Belarus. The other key content contributors were Colliers International Belarus, who prepared an in-depth overview of commercial and housing property in Minsk, The Village Belarus, who covered the city’s infrastructure, daily life and entertainments, the SPACE hub, who threw a spotlight on local conferences, meetups and other events gathering together Minsk tech community members and av.by, who offered tips on shipping a car to Belarus.