(zaman.com) - Turkey is competing against Indian for upcoming software. Turkish engineers have applied for 17,000 projects waiting in the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The native software engineers will visit to the United States upon the invitation of NASA, reports Trend.
They want Turkey to grab a piece of the $1.4 trillion global software industry. Computer and Program Engineers Foundation Chief Yilmaz Sonmez reporting that the journey to the US was just the beginning of negotiations with the US Defense Department officials in the Pentagon in order to obtain military software. Sonmez added, We are preparing to gain software prestige in the world.
The software engineers who learned that Microsoft founder and the worlds richest man Bill Gates will rent Technopark, which will be built in the Kurtkoy neighborhood of Istanbul, have launched activities to establish a Software Valley. Because of this, Turkish software engineers decided to visit NASA and Silicon Valley.
Sonmez said that foreigners would be aware of the existence of Turkish software companies with the help of the visit. He added that they would open business potential through contact with foreign companies.
He said that some countries such as Ukraine, Egypt and Bulgaria have also made progress and pointed out that Iran was also ready to make investments in technology.
Syria, Morocco, Germany, Sweden, Azerbaijan and Russia are other countries targeted by software engineers.