It has been more than 100 days since the Russian army attacked Ukraine. Every day Ukrainian people, as well as the Ukrainian cities, are being bombed, shelled and destroyed. During all this time, Techstack and each of its members function under the full-scale war. We strongly condemn the Russian aggression and are absolutely sure the victory will be on our side.
We are doing all we can to bring this moment closer: continuing to work, supporting the national economy, developing engineering solutions that make the world a better place, donating to the army, volunteering, providing humanitarian aid to people in need, taking care of each other.
Although many of us were forced to leave home and find a new safe place to live, we haven’t stopped our operations—not even for a single day. So, now we’d like to explain how we managed to function during these three months and what our plans are.
Since the first days of the war, the safety of our members has become Techstack’s top priority. Luckily, today, each team member is safe and has decent living and working conditions.
Here you can find out how we managed to support techstackers and coordinate evacuation during the first weeks of the war.
100% of our teams are back to the pre-war level of productivity, and some units even exceed it. In this article, we collected the stories about some of Techstack’s accounts: how they got back to work, kept in touch with partners on the product side, met for after-work online parties and made plans for the future.
We kept getting new applications for open positions even on the first day of the war. Within the first two weeks, the Techstack HR team relaunched the hiring process and started recruiting new specialists again. On the fifth day of the war, we onboarded our new Scrum Master, who joined the team remotely in quite extreme conditions.
People are still our significant value, and the safety of our team is Techstack’s highest priority. We are so grateful to all techstackers: for working despite all the conditions, for dealing with the double load to support those colleagues who weren’t able to work, for performing your best, and for always staying in touch and supporting each other.
Without any hesitation, Techstack provided equipment and furniture from the Kharkiv office to our fellow volunteers. Many of our team members became volunteers themselves, delivering aid to people from the most dangerous areas, supporting seniors, children, and pets that lost their homes. Others chose to donate to the Armed Forces and sponsor combatants. We believe that each of these actions contributes to our mutual victory.
Once again, techstackers have proved that we work with exceptional people who do exceptional things.
Techstack Partners & Products
Our partners have demonstrated support and understanding since the first day. We are proud of having customers who are also our friends. We upheld all obligations for the products we are responsible for and will continue doing our best. We have also adopted several new partnerships and have plans for more.
Considering quality as one of our central values, we are constantly improving the quality of our services. The war hasn’t prevented us from developing our quality assurance programs: a technical audit of our partners’ products, a team growth program, an expert development program, etc. All these initiatives contribute to improving our work and bring us toward the attainment of product goals more effectively.
The war made us realize that we cannot give up. It pushes us to do our best every day. It took us a few weeks to adjust to the new reality and make plans on how to live further. Now we are already moving toward our goals:
- expanding our team
- collaborating with our partners and acquiring new ones
- getting used to the distributed team structure
- adjusting internal processes, corporate culture and professional development to the hybrid format (remote & office)
- launching internal product function
- volunteering and supporting the Army
- staying in touch with each other and providing help and support
As previously announced, this summer Techstack is opening a European office. After thorough research, we chose Wrocław, Poland, as a place for our first location in Europe.
After the victory, we have no doubts that our Kharkiv office will be relaunched and expanded. Until then, we are moving to the Polish office and preparing to open another one in the safer region of Ukraine.
Follow our updates to find out the location of our new Ukrainian office.
If You Want to Help
We know that today the whole world is supporting Ukraine and doing everything to put an end to war. At Techstack, we are convinced that every little bit matters. If you don’t want to stand aside and wish to help but don’t know how here is the list of things that can be useful today:
Multiple organizations are actively providing humanitarian support to Ukraine. You can choose which one to support:
- Doctors Without Borders ship emergency medical supplies, provide primary mental healthcare and help people safely get to healthcare facilities.
- International Medical Corps expands access to medical and mental health services for those living in affected communities and works to help refugees.
- Hope Project is shipping essential medicine and medical supplies to assist Ukrainians.
- UNICEF provides humanitarian supplies to families and children without safe water or electricity due to the conflict.
- Voices of Children is helping children affected by the war, providing non-stop assistance to children and families from all over the country, emergency psychological assistance, and assisting in the evacuation process.
- Internews supports independent media and at-risk journalists to spread information about the war.
The longer the war lasts, the more information support we need to keep the world aware of what is happening in Ukraine. Please spread information about the violence and destruction our country is experiencing every day. Post on social media, tell your friends, and inform organizations that can influence the situation. Even the most minor contribution matters.