Using liveCode for Economic Development - Armenia Example

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Published on March 3, 2014

Author: digitalpomegranate



Gyumri Armenia is faced with many challenging economic and social issues. In March 2014, Digital Pomegranate is launching as a LiveCode development and outsourcing center aimed at the world market.

LiveCode is an open source development system that is easy to learn and extremely powerful. It is also one of the few development system that allows development on all platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, LINUX, iOS and Android.

 DEVELOPMENT United Nations Headquarters! New York City FEBRUARY 26, 2014 Armenia Example

Advantage #1 One language and IDE for all platforms and devices.

Advantage #2 OpenSource LiveCode is FREE with an optional commercial version for business The Kickstarter campaign raised money to allow Open Source

Advantage #3 Easy to Learn Used in High Schools and Universities around the world Brigham Young
 University Gracemount High School University of Georgia University of Vienna

Advantage #4 Online
 Learning LiveCode has multiple learning options Ebook Academy App Academy Mobile Game Academy Touch Screen Game Academy

Advantage #5 Strong
 Community The community is large and engaged Forum Conferences User Groups Newsletters Resources

Advantage #6 Popular LiveCode is used by companies and governments all around the World

What is the
 Current Situation in Armenia?

Current situation in Armenia? First, Armenia is a land locked country of 3 Million and low exports ‣ Fragile cease fire with Azerbaijan ‣ Border with Turkey closed ‣ Iran is to the south ‣ Expensive to Export

Current situation in Armenia? Second, the econmoy is improving, but huge gaps in income ‣ Per capita GDP $2,991 * Wikipedia ‣ $250 Avg. Monthly Salary ‣ Business is dominated by oligarchs ‣ 35.8% of the population lives below the poverty line

Current situation in Armenia? Third, the heart of the country is in the villages ‣They are educated, with 98% literacy but... ‣ 40% of men leave villages for work ‣ Agriculture is 80% of the village economy

Current situation in Armenia? Fourth, major gaps in Women Equality exist * * all statistics according to the 2012 World Economic Forum “Global Gender Gap Report” ‣ Armenia ranked 92nd out of 135 ‣ 25th in educational attainment ‣ 76th in economic participation ‣ 114th in political empowerment Demonstrators taking part in a protest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Current situation in Armenia? Fifth, the IT industry has become the economic growth engine ‣ 3776 Programmer Jobs ‣ The IT sector has become 20% of the economy ‣ Customized Software is $58.6 Million, 30% of IT sector value ‣ Over 50% of the Industry is own by Foreign Companies

How can LiveCode

#1 Benefit JOBS Will allow the creation of
 highly skilled and well paid jobs Avg Entry Level Monthly Salary Current: $250 LiveCode: $1000

#2 Benefit One Language Can become productive after 16 weeks of training Traditional training is 40 weeks per language

#3 Benefit Apps on All Devices Desktop Apps Phone Apps Tablet Apps Web

#4 Benefit Business Apps Full database connectivity and the ability to customize solutions in 50% of the time.

#5 Benefit Games & Animation Animation Video Graphics Visual Effects Paralax Sounds

#6 Benefit Interactive eBooks Strong Demand for this growing sector in both education, business and consumer reading

How to succeed in

1. Practical Training & Education 2. Link education directly to work 3. Create and Promote a Marketplace 4. Continuing Professional Education 5. Encourage Entrepreneurism

Introduces A new concept in Economic Development

The World’s First Outsourcing Development Center

Located in Armenia’s New Tech City Gyumri, Armenia

Goal: 175 Jobs $2,500,000 Economic Impact Single Largest Source of Income for the City of Gyumri

Improve Incomes 4 x Avg Wage Will add much need cash and disposable income to the city economy

Create Startups Entrepreneurship Will help change ex-Soviet mentality with regards to private business

Income = Equality Female Empowerment Provide 100% equal pay and allow for part-time & work @ home to keep women earning an income

Improve Exports 98% Exported Improve Exports, a LARGE Economic Issues for the economy of Armenia

Stop Brain Drian #1 Crisis in Armenia:
 Emigration Help solve critical issue of economic emigration and depopulation

Thank You Todd Fabacher CEO Digital Pomegranate

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