Ukrainian software developers share their stories and photos from the war zone

Eugene Krupnov: “A day after we left, an enemy rocket hit a high-rise building not far from our home in Kyiv.”

Image: Eugene Krupnov

“Our daughter kept asking if we would die.”

Eugene Krupnov, developer of the popular Mac application Unclutter, found himself answering his eight-year-old daughter with a bit of pop-culture gallows humor. “Not today, we joked, quoting Arya from Game of Thrones.”

On February 24, Krupnov and his family evacuated from Kyiv. “As we were fleeing the city, we heard how the shelling escalated, we saw unthinkable traffic across the highways and endless lines at every gas station. It was night time. And it seemed like an apocalypse.”

“The first days we had more confusion, panic and anxiety. Now you almost get used to things, and just have to care less. I try to consume less news, as it often brings stress and sadness.”  

— Unclutter’s Bohdan Toporivsky  

Krupnov told ZDNet, “A day after we left, an enemy rocket hit a high-rise building not far from our home in Kyiv.”

Ukraine has a very large tech sector. According to Bloomberg, the country boasts a quarter of a million tech professionals, many of whom provide coding services

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