Devstars' production office in Minsk, Belarus has been in operation since 2004. Our Technical Director and partner, Dmitry Romanovsky runs the team, consisting of highly trained front-end, back-end and middleware developers.
The office specialises in bespoke solutions for web, applications and e-commerce. All of our mission-critical systems, used to manage passenger flow through Heathrow and Newark airports, are run by this team. They also are masters of optimisation, including work on popular artist sites (McFly, Taylor Swift) allowing for high volume traffic spikes using less server resources.
Belarus has a strong tradition in tech education, dating back to the Soviet era, generating a local tech talent pool that's lead Reuters to question if it's the new Silicon Valley.
Both offices in London and Minsk are in daily contact over Skype, email and using collaborative tools such as Smartsheets, Google Docs and Trello.
Having the office has allowed us to develop better ways of working and communicating over distance, these skills have also benefited our clients.