A sneak peek at EDIT 2016
Comtrade’s 20th annual summer school, EDIT (Education for Innovative Thinkers), is scheduled to start this July in seven cities in Southeast Europe and Ireland.
This year’s program schedule will be as follows:
- Ljubljana, July 11 – 22, 2016, Crowdsourcing Platform for Bike Sharing
- Maribor, July 11 – 22, 2016, Digital Transformation in Air Travelling
- Ljubljana, July 18 – 29, 2016, Next Generation Mobility Services (business analytics)
- Dublin, July 11 – 22, 2016, Booking Bot for Airlines
- Sarajevo, July 11 – 22, 2016
- Banja Luka – July 11 – 22, 2016
- Kragujevac – July 18 – 29, 2016
- Beograd, July 18 – 29, 2016
During the two weeks of classes led by Comtrade mentors, students will be challenged to demonstrate their strengths and apply what they’ve learned in their academic studies to real-world problems.
This year’s program will cover a number of trending topics in IT and, for the first time, also touch on several aspects of business. The overall EDIT theme will be focused on the cloud and digital technologies – two IT topics that are on every organization’s radar today. Different school locations will present different projects that cover everything from the Internet of Things, digital transformation and cloud technologies to big data analytics and business intelligence solutions.
As the pool of IT graduates keeps growing, it is more important than ever before for students to expand their skillset and gain valuable work experience while still in school. Comtrade’s EDIT is a perfect opportunity for IT students to get a sense of what lies ahead in their careers – working in close-knit teams, taking on a leadership role, tackling complex problems and delivering solutions under tight deadlines. In addition, students have a unique opportunity to learn about Comtrade’s mission, values and corporate culture and see what it is like to work in an international IT company.
Stay tuned. More about EDIT 2016 coming soon!
For the latest updates about Comtrade’s IT summer school and this year’s topics by location, visit our official website or keep in touch with us via Facebook.
Many companies today deliver software developed by teams distributed in multiple geographical locations. There is a real need for it since organizations get more and more global and it should not be avoided. And how is agile affected by this? Is working in distributed teams anti-agile? In this kind of teams, communication can be a real challenge. Face-to-face communication has no substitute and agile development depends on constant collaboration. We are not able to have a shared whiteboard and truly collaborate together. Bad connections and different time zones are just part of the problem. And culture differences in working and communicating can come as both benefit and a drawback. In this presentation, we will explore some of the drawbacks as well as benefits of working in a distributed agile team and some of our best tips and methods that helped us to increase team productivity. We would like to share with you some of the real case examples from our experience in being part of distributed agile teams on several international projects over the years. We would like this to be more an interaction between us and the audience, not only us talking to you. That’s why we would like to highlight the challenges that can arise in distributed agile teams, explore some of the strategies to address those challenges, and show you how to turn work in a distributed team in your favor. About the Lecturers: Amela Teftedarija is lead QA engineer and team lead at Comtrade with more than 10 years of professional experience in software development industry and proficiency in test automation. She is certified Scrum master and owner of ISTQB Foundation Level Certificate. Currently, she is working on multi-site agile project practicing Scrum. She is a big fan of Scrum framework and its everyday practitioner. She is an active member of Comtrade testing community (QUEST) and one of the organizers of ShareIT Sarajevo meetups. Darko Nikolic is a motivated and passionate IT professional with more than 5 years of software engineering experience. Currently, he is working on multi-site agile project practicing DevOps as a full-stack web developer in Comtrade. He is a big fan of Agile and Scrum and its everyday practitioner. He is certified Scrum master and one of the organizers of ShareIT Sarajevo meetups.
As a professional, one should stand behind the code that he/she writes and guarantee that it is working once it is out and the way to do that is to test it. By now most of the developers have heard about unit testing frameworks and when we look at an example it is trivial and easy to understand. The problem is when we try to write it in production code we often fail. During this talk, we will point out a few things that make code untestable and try to demonstrate ways to overcome these issues. About the Lecturer: Aleksandar Dostic finished Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Sarajevo. He’s been working last 6 years on a software solution for speeding up and automation of the deployment process and auto-provisioning of virtual machines mainly in Java. As a speaker, he was invited to the University of Groningen and JavaCro Conference to present a solution for fast deployment of different service versions, on the complex private cloud environment.