Waverley News Digest #29 (Sep’20)

This is a periodical journal of the company’s most recent news and events. What’s new at Waverley?

Techtalks and Non-Techtalks: Waverley speakers rock!

Andriy Osertov spoke at 2020 IEEE KhPI Week

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity

Andriy’s reported work is focused on Deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) application to predicting the natural frequency of composite plates. To train and test the CNN model, a number of numerical experiments have been carried out. Input features are chosen to represent the geometrical form of the plate. Results, predicted by CNN are in a good agreement with the ones of mechanical modeling.
Here is a link to Andriy’s presentation, if the topic is interesting for you.

The Secrets of Impactful Performance by Galina Lomeyko

Galia talked about theatre and acting, revealed public speech preparation tips, and outlined the most widespread mistakes. The participants got the chance to dive into the true atmosphere of theatre with the dramatic reading of a monologue (about love and women, what else could this be?) Then, the guys could look  behind the scenes of theatre life with Galia revealing how actors prepare for their live performance. Now, the most attentive ones know how to adapt the acting techniques to their tech talks and other presentations. If you missed this super-interesting event, you can find the recording here.

The Ins and Outs of Working with Financial Consultants by Olena Sharovar

Olena shared her own experience of working with financial consultants. She talked about the services they provide, whether it’s worth using them, what kind of information that you won’t find on the internet they can give, and how you can legally buy even Tesla’s or Google’s shares in Ukraine. Already regret missing this talk? The link is here.

BA/Design workshop

The BA and the UI/UX teams got together to collect everyone’s ideas in one place, discuss them, and come up with a vision of one exciting project we’ve got on presale.

Anton Shygimaga shares: “Our task was to process the information and the input from the client and to offer them our vision of the project development within the emotional intelligence domain – from the Idea Level on to the Public Release stage. 

And we did it! Here’s what we managed to do in a day:

  • Define the key user roles;
  • Describe the main user flows for them;
  • Create a prioritized list of features;
  • Plan the key project stages: prototype, MVP, production;
  • Draft the key interface elements and basic mockups;

As a result of our meetup, we set up the document Project Vision and shared it with the client whose feedback was very positive. Now, we’ve formed a commercial proposal based on this vision for the client and are waiting for the good news and the final approval to start work on the project.”

What’s NEW from CTO

CTO Meetups

The CTO Meetups take place every other Friday: since launched, they’ve been flying well so far. The first two meetings were mostly dedicated to news and updates from the world of technology and software engineering prepared by our CTO Office group. The 3rd meeting was dedicated to the specific experience of the Q.US project discovery phase led by Sergey Galkin. Now, we are looking forward to the next meeting with Oleg Tarasov which will be dedicated to cyber security and how it is ensured by the top cloud providers (AWS, GCP, etc.). Everyone is welcome to share the project details and interesting stories you lived through during the development and deployment process. Let’s keep talking to each other. 

Cloud Certifications

We congratulate Alla Nabatova and Dima Milashenko on the successful passing of their AWS certification tests.  And a reminder for everybody still working on their certifications: we are reimbursing the full certification price this year. Here you can find Waverley policy on certification price reimbursement. We also encourage our engineers to open our GCP Certified Professional counter 😉

Waverley Engineering Framework

We keep working on Waverley Engineering Framework and hope to present it to the whole team soon. It is a collection of  practices, checklists and guides that we hope will help all of our teams, regardless of how long they’ve been with Waverley, deliver  top-notch software solutions with minimal issues and risks. And just to remind everyone,  the Engineering Project on GitHub is our current collection of useful stuff and checklists that will make your life easier.

New Exciting Projects


Invicro, a Konica Minolta company, is an integral part of Konica Minolta’s precision medicine initiative, which aims to accelerate personalized medicine, discover novel therapeutic targets and develop innovative therapeutic technologies for unmet medical needs. Waverley is providing the QA services for Invicro with a team in Ukraine (Mike Laptyev, Olexiy Onyshchenko, Anastasiia Prokopchuk) and Bolivia.


TechSafety is a Silicon Valley-based provider of testing, certification and environmental services in the life sciences and healthcare marketplaces.

Waverley started working on a business-critical app that runs a lab safety (testing and verification) business with about 350 users. The product is being built jointly by Waverley’s engineers in Ukraine and Bolivia.

Technologies: .Net

Waverley in Press

Waverley Blog

Mike Laptyev, our Head of QA, prepared an article on the difference between outsourcing and outstaffing for IT projects. Find out what’s what, the pros and cons of each, and how to choose one.

Team buildings at the time of Corona

We can’t see each other in the office on a daily basis, but we don’t miss a chance to meet with our team on team buildings to share our work&life experiences. As the weather has been great for outdoor meetings and activities, we’ve held many team buildings. So, let’s recall the positive team vibes of the summer.

Due to the quarantine measures in Ukraine, now we move our team buildings to online, but they are still very interesting, exciting and unforgettable.









Oji Life Lab

Happened In September

Lviv’s Team moved to a new office!

Waverley Lviv office has moved to new facilities. Our new address is 1 Brativ Miknovskykh str., we occupy the entire floor and our windows overlook the beautiful neo-gothic Olha and Elizabeth catholic church. 

The new office is smaller than the previous one but it has better space planning. Thus, the amount of our workstations remains the same, and we are ready to grow 🙂 

The great pluses of our new office are: a lot of light, convenient location, and the entire third floor belonging to Waverley Lviv. We welcome everyone to come to Lviv and visit us! A walk from the main train station will take you 10 minutes at most, which is also fantastic. 

Join Waverley Clubs in Strava!

Here at Waverley, many people do sports, take part in Marathons and Competitions, and motivate each other to do their best in different kinds of activities. Now you have an opportunity to see each other’s achievements, share support, and cooperate in running and cycling in Waverley clubs in Strava.

You are still not in? Join us for sports here: Waverley Cyclists, Waverley Runners. You can join wherever you are, because One Waverley, One Team!

Waverley Team on Kharkiv Marathon

Traditionally, Waverley shows up at Kharkiv Marathon. Every year, more and more Waverley Team members join the competition and the whole Waverley team is happy to support them. This autumn, on October 3-4th, these people run for Waverley: Valia Ugnichenko, Anastasiia Prokopchuk, Tania Ivanova, Alena Bachurina, Eugene Godun, Eugene Svichkar, Eugene Derevyanko, Denys Gubskiy, Roman Savchenko, Iosif Manucharyan, Pavlo Dolgov, Oleg Zavorin.

Due to the quarantine, we are not able to support our team on their way, but we can give them lots of Kudos in Strava. The link to Waverley Running Club is above 😉

Vietnam Team celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

Tết Trung Thu or Mid-autumn Festival, is also known in Vietnam as the “Children’s Festival”. While the Mid-autumn Festival originated in China and is celebrated in many Asian countries, the Vietnamese version has its own traditions and legends. Our best-known tale is about a man named Cuội who hung on to a magical banyan tree as it floated up to the moon. We say that if you look closely at the full moon, you can see the shadow of a man sitting under a tree. Children parade with lanterns in the streets on the night of Mid-autumn Festival to help light the way to earth for Cuội from the moon.

All across Vietnam, families welcome Tết Trung Thu by placing a five-fruit tray and cakes on our ancestral altar. We offer the food to our ancestors and worship, before feasting on mooncakes – usually outside under the light of the moon. Round or square, these cakes are moulded with elaborate details of flowers, carp and geometric patterns.

The Waverley Vietnam team prepared a special song on this day and shared their greetings with the Waverley team around the globe: 

Upcoming Holidays:

Columbus Day (USA) – 12 October

Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. While Columbus Day is a federal government holiday meaning all federal offices are closed, not all states grant it as a day off from work.

Defenders’ Day (Ukraine) – 14 October

This is a day of honouring the courage and heroism of defenders of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. In addition, the holiday coincides with the Day of the Ukrainian Cossacks and the Protection of the Holy Virgin. October 14 is the official public holiday in Ukraine.

Boss’s Day (World) – 16 October

The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father’s birthday. Haroski’s purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors.

Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day. The event’s popularity is growing outside the United States and is now also observed in countries such as Australia, India, and South Africa.

Don’t forget to greet your boss on this special day 😉

Marketer’s Day (World) – 25 October

On this day, we celebrate the work of those who help companies become known and promote their ideas, products and services. These people are the secret agents on the market competition for the attention of the customer. They use all powers of creativity, the pragmatics of texts, and the impact of visual images to attract clients and make them a business’ best friends. Love them or hate them, marketers are the masters of their trade and know how to capture our hearts and minds. 

Congrats to our Marketing Team for their invisible but very important work.

Halloween (World) – 31 October

It’s a perfect time to get together (online, of course) and welcome the spirit of the season. We’ll let you know this something special we’ve prepared for this holiday soon. Stay Tuned!
The tradition of celebrating Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats.

Sales Manager’s Day (World) – 1 November

In the middle of holiday shopping season, National Salesperson Day recognizes the professionals who make sure the products keep flying off the shelves. A salesperson is the frontline of any business. Often, they are the first person a customer sees. They’re definitely the first one they think of asking to speak to when they have a question. Businesses rely on their sales people to be ready for anything and provide them with the tools to make the sale as efficient as possible. 

All the good wishes to the face of our company – the Sales Team.

PM-s Day (World) – 5 November

Project Management Day first came about in 2004, spearheaded by Laverne Johnson and Lori Milhaven in conjunction with the men and women of the IIL (International Institute of Learning) team. They knew the hard work that project managers do, and how much they add to a project coming off efficiently and on time, with all the p’s and q’s crossed.

Project Managers make sure that everything’s moving smoothly, and work in every industry and sector, from, government to volunteer. Project Management Day focuses on bringing the recognition they deserve for helping our greatest goals come about with smooth competence.

Our greetings to the busy bees of Waverley Software – our dear Project Managers.