The Technion has been Israel’s leading engineering institute for decades, providing the nation’s booming IT industry with great talent. This week the university’s Department of Computer Science hosted a unique “Start-Up Day”, sponsored by Checkmarx and six other software companies.
The Checkmarx delegation was led by the company’s CTO, Mati Siman. Besides engaging in chats with curious students, he gave an informative lecture about the company’s products and the advantages of Source Code Analysis.
Other software firm’s such as Fiverr and MyHeritage also sent their representatives to the event, held for the first time at the prestigious university. Over 1300 students attend the Computer Science Department located in the northern city of Haifa.
The Israeli IT industry is recognized all around the world. The groundbreaking technology and innovative software emerging out of the nation’s start-ups have even earned it the nickname of “Silicon Wadi”. Almost 4000 tech start-ups have been established so far in Israel, second only to the USA.