The 19th annual EDIT summer school marked another successful two weeks where students had the opportunity to learn about technology, exchange ideas with their peers and put their knowledge to work – all while having fun.
For the 19th consecutive year, Comtrade is organizing EDIT Summer School, which takes place in most of the major Comtrade offices. This summer school is primarily intended for students who wish to supplement their academic knowledge with practical experience. Participating students will have the opportunity to find out how a real project for a known client unfolds in real life. They will be able to test their teamwork skills within a diverse group of students with different backgrounds, knowledge, and project behaviors.
EDIT Summer School is an ideal place to test how you can implement your knowledge to solve problems as part of a group. Therefore, EDIT is more than an ordinary school. Here, participants can learn something new about different technologies but also something about:
- Managing projects using agile methods
- Lifecycle of software solutions
- Team work
EDIT Summer School is open for international participants and will take place in Ljubljana under two different themes:
- Mobility as a Service, July 13-24, 2015
- Sustainable Mobility in Ljubljana (business analysis), July 20-24, 2015
Want to find out more about EDIT 2015 content and events? Read on.
#EDIT15 LJUBLJANA – THEME DESCRIPTION
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
The growing demand and need for transportation are having harmful effects on all aspects of the environment, including air pollution, noise and an increasing ecological footprint. Furthermore, people are frustrated by traffic jams, traffic security, deteriorating quality of life and convenience. Ultimately, this leads to the understanding and acceptance that the current transportation model is no longer sustainable and needs to be replaced with one that’s more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
In urban areas and major cities around the world, car ownership can be replaced by Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to bring numerous environmental, social and economic benefits. Car sharing is one of the modes of transportation that can be integrated into a new MaaS transportation model.
What is car sharing?
Car sharing is a type of car rental service. What makes it different from traditional car rental services is that it is designed to be convenient for people who want to rent cars for short periods of times (a few hours or even just a few minutes) and pay according to usage. In other words, the fees are based on the duration of time the user has the car in their possession and the distance they travelled. Studies have shown that one shared car can replace approximately 8 to 9 privately owned cars.
Summer School goals
Build a set of fleet visualization and analytics tools on top of a Mobility as a Service car sharing platform to:
- Increase fleet utilization
- Improve Proximity optimization (decrease distance walked)
- Improve predictive maintenance & support
Fields: Mobility as a Service (MaaS), dashboard, visualization
Technologies: HTML5, Angular JS, Java
Environment: web, Android
#EDIT15 LJUBLJANA – BUSINESS ANALYSIS – THEME DESCRIPTION
Sustainable Mobility in Ljubljana
Fifty-three percent of the global population currently lives in urban areas and by 2050 this number is expected to reach 67%. In addition, the total number of kilometers travelled by urban commuters is expected to triple in the same amount of time while the current approach to urban mobility is failing to keep up with this demand.
Cities are facing a set of mobility challenges that they have never experienced before. The growing demand and need for transportation are having harmful effects on all aspects of the environment, including air pollution, noise and an increasing ecological footprint. Furthermore, people are frustrated by traffic jams, traffic security, deteriorating quality of life and convenience. The current state of mobility within urban areas is resulting in overstrained infrastructures, insufficient public transport capacities, increasing motorization and limited parking spaces.
In some parts of the world, some people have already experienced and recognized the benefits of new concepts of urban mobility and are choosing services like car sharing, ride sharing and bike sharing.
Summer School Goal
Create a concept for a multimodal Mobility as a Service based transportation system for the city of Ljubljana. The new system should eliminate the need for privately owned cars in urban areas and replace it with services such as:
- Public transportation
- Bike sharing
- Ride sharing
- Car sharing
- Shuttle service/taxi
Attendants are expected to prepare a feasibility study that addresses the economic, technological (infrastructure and IT), environmental and sociological aspects.
Required Pre-course Work
There is a pre-course work that needs to be submitted by 7 July. You will have to prepare an overview of plans and possibilities for sustainable mobility in two cities of your choice. One of them should be located in Europe. Some examples are: Helsinki, Stuttgart, Vienna, London, Singapore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. The preparation of this plan should not take you more than three to five working hours.
Applications for EDIT 2018 are not yet open
Our intake process reopens in April and May 2018. If you are interested in joining our IT Summer School, kindly fill out our online pre-registration form. Then check your e-mail regularly – we will keep you informed of all the developments.
2O YEARS OF EDIT
Since 1996, EDIT (Education for Innovative Thinkers) has been inspiring innovation and preparing future generations of IT leaders for success. Today, EDIT is the biggest and most sought-after IT summer school in the region spanning six locations. Learn more about the history of EDIT.