EDIT IT Summer School Welcomes Students in Six Cities in South East Europe
We are pleased to announce that the 21st EDIT (Education for Innovative Thinkers) IT Summer School today opened its doors to students in three countries and six cities in South East Europe: Ljubljana, Maribor, Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Belgrade and Kragujevac.
Over the next two weeks, students will work in teams to complete challenging IT projects and apply the latest technologies to solve real-life business problems.
This year’s EDIT topics and projects are carefully chosen to reflect the current trends in business and technology that will shape the industry landscape in the years to come. These include the Internet of things (IoT), smart chat bots, data acquisition and data presentation platforms and security analytics.
Students will learn how to use security analytics to detect and prevent cyber threats, build intelligent chat bots for industries such as gaming and travel, and leverage existing IoT solutions to improve user experience.
EDIT IT Summer School provides future IT professionals with a unique opportunity to obtain real-world experience that complements their academic studies. The program allows graduates to put their theoretical and technical knowledge into practice and develop their skills through actual, hands-on work.
By working in small groups, students will be able to experience the dynamics of teamwork and acquire valuable problem-solving and collaboration skills. They will also get a chance to meet peers with similar interests and make useful contacts to enhance their employability.
Now in its 21st year, EDIT continues to attract the brightest and most talented students in the region. The two-week intensive program combines lectures with practical training, enabling students to lead projects, share knowledge, learn from experienced mentors and upgrade their programming skills.
The school has welcomed more than 1,000 students since it opened in 1996. Today, EDIT enjoys a strong reputation as a leading IT Summer School in South East Europe committed to educating, empowering and building tomorrow’s IT leaders.
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.
The 21st EDIT IT Summer School marked another successful two weeks where students in six regional cities were able to get hand-on work experience by working on real life projects. More than 100 students from technology universities attended this year’s EDIT in Ljubljana, Maribor, Belgrade, Kragujeva...