How Daxx Supported Join IT

This autumn, Daxxers actively participated in the Join IT project. They attended schools in Kyiv and Dnipro and explained to the pupils why the IT world is so exciting. No spoilers anymore… Catch all the details below! 


Join IT is the All-Ukrainian educational project designed to introduce teens to the IT industry. Our colleagues Rymma, Yaroslav, and Kateryna joined this initiative and tried themselves as school lecturers. A very exciting experience, by the way! They told teens about their way in IT, explained why IT specialists are so demanding in today’s market, and shared some useful resources to learn from. We asked our awesome Daxxers to tell us how it all went. 

RYMMA HOLOBORODKO
IT Recruiter at Daxx Kyiv

Why did you decide to take part in the Join IT project?  

I’m originally from a small town. Back then, I didn’t know about the opportunities existing on the market. Other people could take advantage of them, but not me. I decided to support Join IT because I wanted to be helpful. Now I have the knowledge and hands-on experience in IT to share with others. I do hope that my words will be heard. That would make me really happy. 

Where did you give a lecture? What kind of audience was there? 

It was a family-type children’s home. I gave a lecture to two students of 17 and 18 years old who study “Information Processing” in the college. 

What are your general impressions of how it all went?  

Overall, I’m satisfied. I prepared and shared a list of resources that are free, quality, and available to everyone. Frankly speaking, teens didn’t ask many questions after the lecture. I think it’s because they felt a bit shy and awkward. I left them my contacts on Telegram so they could reach out to me. Later, one of the boys dropped me a line and asked me about one of the IT Conferences – whether it’s worth attending or not. I take it as a sign that they really got interested in the information I gave them. 

What this experience gave you? 

It was a good experience of public speaking. I hope that my lecture was interesting and useful for the audience. I really wanted to be helpful. 

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YAROSLAV KIRILISHEN
Senior .NET Developer, Team Lead at Daxx Dnipro

Why did you decide to take part in the Join IT project? 

Choosing a future occupation is a very serious step for each high school graduate. I remember myself in those years. So I decided to participate in this project to help young people make a more conscious choice during this uneasy stage of their lives.

Where did you give a lecture? What kind of audience was there? 

At secondary school №2 in Dnipro. There were 25 pupils from the 10th grade. 

What are your general impressions of how it all went? 

I’ve got a whole bunch of positive emotions. Everything went smoothly just as I planned. A computer science teacher, who was also a curator of this event, took care of the classroom and the projector, and gave pupils an intro in advance. So they were fully prepared and had lots of interesting questions to ask. We had a great connection 🙂 

What this experience gave you?  

It was an exciting opportunity to immerse in the academic environment and get lots of inspiration from teens who are interested in IT and would like to work in this industry in the future. 

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KATERYNA BILKOVETS
IT Recruiter at Daxx Kyiv

Why did you decide to take part in the Join IT project? 

One of the key stages in our lives is deciding on a career path after school graduation. A lot of teens are feeling puzzled at this moment. They have no one to tell them how to analyze the market, how to choose where to go next, where to learn from, and simply what to do now. Why? Because their parents usually don’t know these answers either. Basically, they form their opinions relying on their experience from 20-30 years ago. I wanted to tell the teens about the opportunities that the market offers and tried to keep them from feeling lost. 

Where did you give a lecture? What kind of audience was there? 

At specialized school of I-III degrees №53 with an in-depth study of German in Kyiv. About 25 high school pupils listened to my lecture. 

What are your general impressions of how it all went? 

It worked well. Half of the audience was really interested, and they were all ears. I was pleased to receive sincere words of gratitude at the end. I do hope that my lecture will become that guiding compass to help them pursue their dreams. 

What this experience gave you?  

It gave me a nice feeling that I’m doing something meaningful in my life. We all are connected, and together we can change this world for the better. 

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A big thank you to our amazing teammates for supporting Join IT and sharing their impressions with us. Your contribution is priceless! 

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