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Connecting Communities – Croatia and Lithuania

Michael Freer

Michael Freer


Every year Shift Conference attracts people from all over the world, either coming as speakers or participants. Whilst on the stand we had two participants approach us to find out what Split Tech City do, and after sharing our story, they told us more about why they’re traveling around the world.

Liucijus Urmonas and Kestutis Januskevicius, are two tech guys from Lithuania, who came to Shift to network and promote what they are working on.

Similar to Croatia, Lithuania has a young tech scene, and Liucijus and Kestutis come from a small beach town called Klaipeda, which faces similar issues to Split – people moving away to the larger cities and abroad to find work.  That said, they have noticed that people are developing and starting tech related projects.

They’ve created one such thing – a community based project Codum. Codum looks to revolutionise the way coding is developed and shared using smart contracts. 

It aims to go further than GitHub, opening up the market but ensuring some individual control remains. This in turn creates an online trail for you, meaning employers and customers can find you and already know what your expertise is and how others have reviewed you.

So whether you’re a developer, programmer, marketer, lawyer or whatever, they are sure there is space for you in the community as they look to grow and popularise it.


About author:

Michael Freer

Michael moved to Split at the end of 2015, and after a year and a half of living here, he decided to open his own start-up Ensoco. Ensoco supports social entrepreneurs with starting their own businesses, and with this in mind he saw the perfect fit to volunteer at Startup.hr.

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