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Eastern Europe Software Development Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Outsourcing
August 12, 2021

Eastern Europe Software Development Outsourcing: What You Need to Know

In the global software outsourcing market, there are three areas in the world that stand out: Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. We at Bridge currently source talent from Latin America and Eastern Europe. The latter combines technical expertise and proximity to Western Europe, making it a perfect location for outsourcing. It’s hard to pinpoint …

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Insourcing vs Outsourcing IT Services: What’s The Difference?
Outsourcing
July 29, 2021

Insourcing vs Outsourcing IT Services: What’s The Difference?

Outsourcing is as old as time. Biblical scholars have even identified several cases of outsourcing in the Bible. One example is when the people of Egypt outsourced the distribution of goods during the seven years of famine (Genesis, Chapter 41). And the opposite of hiring someone outside of your organization is insourcing. While there are …

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10 Advantages of IT Outsourcing Latin America Style: Brains, Tech, and Barbecues
Outsourcing
July 23, 2021

10 Advantages of IT Outsourcing Latin America Style: Brains, Tech, and Barbecues

IT outsourcing Latin America style is exciting because you get to scale your company and create products and features faster, all while being in cultural, temporal, and spatial proximity with your software engineering teams. Latin America, or LatAm for short, is home to talented software engineers that use the latest tech and best practices. At …

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Angular Developer Salary Worldwide 2021 Guide and Trends
Developer Salary
July 16, 2021

Angular Developer Salary Worldwide 2021 Guide and Trends

The first iteration of the Angular web framework was called AngularJS — JS stands for JavaScript. It just so happens that Google messed up Angular the first time around. That’s why instead of calling the current version Angular 2 or 2.0+, they simply decided to name it Angular for simplicity’s sake. Today, Angular is used …

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Examples of Companies Started in Argentina [+Tech Pioneers and Startup Scene]
News
June 7, 2021

Examples of Companies Started in Argentina [+Tech Pioneers and Startup Scene]

Few people outside of LatAm know about giants like MercadoLibre. LatAm’s answer to Amazon. The company’s name translates to “free market,” a fitting name for a marketplace. And even fewer people know that it was an Argentine named Marcos Galperin that launched what would become a sought-after stock option. It’s up 160% YoY and now …

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Examples of Companies Started in Mexico [+Entrepreneurs and Tech Scene]
News
May 24, 2021

Examples of Companies Started in Mexico [+Entrepreneurs and Tech Scene]

Camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente. Roughly translated: The current will carry away the shrimp that falls asleep. This means that you have to pay attention to not miss out on a good opportunity. This article will show you Mexican tech entrepreneurs and startups that didn’t fall asleep in the current political …

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20+ Examples of Companies Started in Ukraine (+Tech Scene and Founders)
News
May 19, 2021

20+ Examples of Companies Started in Ukraine (+Tech Scene and Founders)

Over the years of its existence, Ukraine has been called many things. The breadbasket of the Soviet Union, the breadbasket of Europe, sometimes even referred to collectively with other Soviet-bloc countries as “Russia,” the homeland of Milla Jovovich and Mila Kunis, among other names. But did you know that famous tech entrepreneurs and software engineers …

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Read This Before Hiring Software Engineers in Eastern Europe
Remote Hiring
April 29, 2021

Read This Before Hiring Software Engineers in Eastern Europe

There’s some debate about which countries are in Eastern Europe. To make it easier, we decided to go by what the United Nations geoscheme says: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Ukraine. Ten countries with their own legal systems, cultures, and salaries. We understand that direct-hiring software engineers abroad can …

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Ukraine votes YES on Diia City – The World’s First Virtual City
News
April 22, 2021

Ukraine votes YES on Diia City – The World’s First Virtual City

Originally written by Olga Karpenko (in Ukrainian) AIN.ua On April 15, 2021, members of the Ukrainian parliament voted yes on the draft bill that aims to stimulate the digital transformation of Ukraine’s economy. This bill lays down the foundation for a special legal framework for the IT industry and has been a hot topic for …

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5 Qs to Ask Yourself Before Hiring in Latin America (Legal, Costs, Culture etc.)
Remote Hiring
April 22, 2021

5 Qs to Ask Yourself Before Hiring in Latin America (Legal, Costs, Culture etc.)

Back in geography class, we learned that Latin America encompasses Mexico, Central America, the Caribbeans, and South America. The region has had a tumultuous history but has been making strides to align itself with the world’s leading democracies in the past half-century. Despite the efforts, many LatAm countries still have large barriers to entry (we’ll …

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A Crash Course in the History and Evolution of Outsourcing
Outsourcing
April 15, 2021

A Crash Course in the History and Evolution of Outsourcing

Did you know that logistics managers, soldiers, and pirates were some of the first outsourced employees in human history? It’s true. Outsourcing has evolved a lot over the years. We’ve gone from humble tradespeople in ancient times to workers in the Industrial Revolution, where manufacturing jobs were outsourced to keep up with demand and stay …

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The Evolution of Remote Work & 3 Lessons Learned From COVID
Remote Hiring, Team management
April 9, 2021

The Evolution of Remote Work & 3 Lessons Learned From COVID

Before the 2020 you-know-what, you probably didn’t know what WFH was. Now, you see that three-letter acronym everywhere. Work from home wasn’t as big a thing before 2020. Well, at least not in practically every company. The pandemic forced our hand in making remote work work, and it’s hard to imagine going back to the …

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US Tech Companies That Have R&D Offices in Mexico (Google, Apple, Intel and more!)
Remote Hiring
March 3, 2021

US Tech Companies That Have R&D Offices in Mexico (Google, Apple, Intel and more!)

American companies have been going south of the border for years for cheap outsourced labor. Obviously, that hasn’t changed. But the tech industry boom in the US is creating opportunities in Mexico that nobody expected. What’s changed? And why are US tech companies and startups eyeing Mexico? Since FAANG and other large corporations grab the …

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US Tech Companies That Have R&D Offices in Argentina (Google, Salesforce, IBM and more!)
Remote Hiring
February 19, 2021

US Tech Companies That Have R&D Offices in Argentina (Google, Salesforce, IBM and more!)

Argentine software engineers have built or taken part in building some of the coolest tech we’ve seen. They’re involved in everything from agtech, blockchain, satellite tech, ecommerce, neobanks, and everything in between.  Many engineers start their careers in outsourcing. Some people even call these companies “software factories.” But often, these factories are lifeless and engineers …

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4 Reasons Why You Should Hire Software Engineers in Argentina
Remote Hiring
February 16, 2021

4 Reasons Why You Should Hire Software Engineers in Argentina

Did you know the name “Argentina” is derived from the Latin Argentum, which means silver? Argentina is the homeland of Lionel Messi and the sitting pope, Pope Francis. It’s also home to a thriving IT community of over 130,000 software developers and engineers. We’ll show you what the country’s about along with reasons why we …

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US Tech Companies That Have R&D Offices in Ukraine (Google, Snap, Lyft and more!)
Remote Hiring
January 26, 2021

US Tech Companies That Have R&D Offices in Ukraine (Google, Snap, Lyft and more!)

An obvious question is, “Why open an R&D office in Ukraine in the first place?” If you didn’t know, Ukrainian software engineers are considered some of the best in the world. They have experience working in fast-paced startup environments as well as large corporate structures. Another big reason is that the tech talent pool in …

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The Anatomy of a Ukrainian Software Engineer
Remote Hiring
January 22, 2021

The Anatomy of a Ukrainian Software Engineer

There are two possible paths to becoming a software engineer. First, you can go to school and get a degree in software engineering. And second, you can reach the same level through hands-on experience. In either case, a software engineer’s path is endless because technologies evolve, new ones appear, and there’s always something to learn. …

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4 Reasons to Hire Your Next Remote Development Team in Ukraine
Remote Hiring
January 20, 2021

4 Reasons to Hire Your Next Remote Development Team in Ukraine

Ukraine has been in the news a lot more than usual. No, we’re not just talking about the highly controversial Trump and Biden scandals or the conflict with Russian-backed rebels. Ukraine has much more to offer — eager, talented individuals who want to break out of the Soviet mold and propel Ukraine into a brighter …

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