It’s interesting to note that one reason behind the success of Israel’s broad tech sector (over 3,000 technology companies are based there- more than any other country outside of the united states) is the strong skills base of Russian programmers that migrated to Israel over the past decade. Many may have left following perestroika, but not all by any means.
This Buell Duncan blog entry talks about how software engineers and programmers in Russia are growing faster than perhaps anyplace in the world. What do you think this trend means to the programmers and software development companies worldwide?
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