Mail.Ru Group has a long history of supporting IT education development in Russia, including the company’s corporate social responsibility events. Annually, Mail.Ru Group hosts the Russian Code Cup, an international programmers’ contest; the Russian AI Cup, an artificial intelligence programming championship; the Russian Design Cup, a contest for designers and interface developers; Technology Forums. We actively collaborate with university departments where our key project is called Technopark Mail.Ru.
In 2013, the company launched Dobro Mail.Ru project, a high-scale service of good deeds, throughout Russia. The company also advances corporate volunteer programs. Several times a year, our employees participate in a Donor Day, where they perform acts of charity, for example collecting necessities for adults, children and seniors who may need help, and other charitable deeds on the Dobro Mail.Ru service. In addition, Mail.Ru Group makes a monthly donation to purchase medical equipment for children's treatment.
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In 2015, the OpenSource Mail.Ru information project was launched. This website contains information on Mail.Ru Group's open source software, i.e. projects where the source code can be viewed, studied and changed by anyone. Mail.Ru Group has released source code of both small and large projects, including ICQ (a messenger offering chats, voice and video calls, group chats, file sharing, free text messages, online games, notifications of new messages and many more), MAPS.ME (a multi-platform app for quick offline maps based on the OpenStreetMap data) and Tarantool (a unique solution that combines a non-blocking Lua application server with a NoSQL database).
Technopark is a joint project of Mail.Ru Group and Bauman Technical University created for facilitating the training of qualified web designers and system architects. Technopark brings together leading experts from Mail.Ru Group and other well-known internet companies to share their unique knowledge and expertise to undergraduate and PhD students of the Technical University.
During the 2-year training course, Technopark students acquire knowledge and training on over 19 disciplines, from basic ones like algorithms and data structures to details of mobile applications development. Lectures, seminars, master classes from leading industry’s professionals are combined with practical tasks that web designers face. During training, Technopark students may conduct their practical training at Mail.Ru Group offices.
In order to support talented young people, Mail.Ru Group is conducting a series of Russia’s largest championships between IT specialists, as part of the Russian Code Cups.
The Russian Code Cup is Russia’s largest open programming contest. Every year it brings together more than 12,000 participants from Russia, CIS countries, and all over the world.
The Russian Developers Cup is a competition designed to build effective teams capable of taking original projects from an idea to a working prototype.
The Russian AI Cup is an open competition in artificial intelligence programming to implement game strategies.
The Russian Design Cup is an open contest for interface designers and developers, for both experienced professionals and newbies.
Dobro Mail.Ru — is a service that helps people to participate in charity projects in practically all cities over Russia. For the first time virtually all means of doing good deeds are collected in one place. Currently Dobro supports more than 40 charity organizations conducting about 100 projects.
There are projects to help children, adults in difficult circumstances, elderly people. There are also projects dedicated to helping stray and abandoned animals or saving nature diversity. Anyone can join foundations and provide material or actual help by making a donation or sending an application to join a volunteer project directly on the site.