EDIT15 Summer School: Innovative ideas, new friendships, great memories


The 19th annual EDIT summer school marked another successful two weeks where 100 students had the opportunity to learn about technology, exchange ideas with their peers and put their knowledge to work –  all while having fun.

As in the previous years, the summer school was held in six cities in Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and gathered some of the most talented students from technology high schools and universities.

Through a two-week educational program and team work, students were able to participate in projects in a simulated work environment and gain valuable hands-on experience that helps prepare them for future careers in IT.

One of the goals of EDIT is to provide participants with a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical real-world examples, as well as immerse them in actual projects that they can fully participate in from start to finish.

The 2015 projects covered the most current topics and themes in the IT world.

Safety Life Tracking – Kragujevac, Serbia

The EDIT15 participants in Kragujevac were tasked with developing a user application for monitoring roads, traffic and vehicle accidents. The students worked in small groups using SCRUM methodology and various technologies, including ASP.NET (backend), HTML5 and AngularJS (frontend) enabling them to learn about the software lifecycle development.

Safety Life Tracking – Belgrade, Serbia

The EDIT15 participants in Belgrade also worked on developing a user application for monitoring roads and traffic. The goal of the project was to display the selected area or route with an exact position on a map via a web application. When the application starts, it shows a selection of recorded routes that are located on the server.

Video Player with Annotations – Banja Luka, BiH

The EDIT15 participants in Banja Luka were asked to create a HTML5 video player that enables users to add helpful annotations with icons and custom text at a certain point in the video. The frontend of the solution was based on HTML5, CSS3 and Angular, while NodeJS and MongoDB technologies were used for the backend.

Single-Page Application and Cloud API Sarajevo, BiH

The EDIT15 participants in Sarajevo had the opportunity to develop a Singe-Page Application (SPA) that handles user’s appointments, meetings, reminders, important tasks, etc. within a calendar. The EDIT Sarajevo team built an application that is focused on the Calendar view and integrated with an existing backend API, as well as a cloud-based analytics service.

Development of Multi-Level Solutions with Lego Robots – Maribor, Slovenia

The EDIT15 participants in Maribor developed a multi-platform solution for a web shop with a simulation of the robot system storage management using a Lego robot Mindstorms EV3. The solution is based on JaveEE platform and Angular JS web technologies. The students created a working system which enables the user to activate the robot through the app. The robot then physically takes the item from a temporary storage and delivers it to the order area.

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) – Ljubljana, Slovenia

The EDIT15 participants in Ljubljana presented a solution for increasing fleet utilization within a car sharing platform. The solution consists of tools for fleet visualization and analytics and is built on advanced technologies, including JavaScript, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Java, Node.js, D3, MEAN and REST protocol. The solution enables the users to increase fleet utilization, proximity optimization (decrease the distance walked) and improve predictive maintenance and support.

Sustainable Mobility for the City of Ljubljana – Ljubljana, Slovenia

The second EDIT15 team in Ljubljana consisted of international students from Germany. The team presented concepts for sustainable mobility for the city of Ljubljana that are based on the system of public transportation and shared vehicles (Mobility-as-a-Service concept). Students focused on two main problems that Ljubljana is facing – pollution and traffic jams. They presented solutions how these problems could be minimized through MaaS.

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Important news for students in Slovenia: If you haven’t submitted your application yet, there’s still time! The deadline for applying for our free EDIT Summer School in Ljubljana and Maribor has been extended to June 16, 2017! Hurry up and apply until friday!

Če te zanima udeležba na Comtradovi poletni šoli EDIT 2017, si oglej letošnji program, izberi temo, se predstavi skozi izpolnjeno prijavo in jo oddaj do 16.6.2017. O končnem izboru udeležencev te bomo obvestili do 26.6.2017.

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Is the Internet of things (IoT) your thing? Comtrade’s EDIT IT Summer School in Serbia is an opportunity to learn about IoT through working on exciting real-world projects! You can check out #EDIT17 topics here:

EDIT 2017 EDIT inspiriše inovativno razmišljanje i timski rad, nesebično deleći svoja znanja sa sledećom generacijom IT profesionalaca. Ne propusti šansu da budeš deo ovogodišnje Letnje IT škole EDIT!

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Anja Jozelj joined Comtrade in September 2014, after attending the EDIT Summer School. After a year of working as a student, she was offered a permanent position with Comtrade Gaming, where she currently works as a Business Analyst. Follow Anja's footsteps and apply now: Read the rest of her story here:

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We had a blast at ITkonekt - and we’ve got GIFs to prove it! Did you try our photo booth? Most importantly, did you find your inner IT hero? Don’t miss a chance to show us your superpowers and join IT heroes on a mission! Apply to attend our FREE IT Summer School:

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Think you can beat hackers at their own game? How about building your own chat bot? Don’t miss the chance to attend EDIT IT Summer School in Slovenia and get your hands on the latest technology! Find out more:

EDIT 2017 Navdihujemo inovativnost in delimo tehnološko znanje z naslednjo generacijo strokovnjakov za informacijske tehnologije. Ne zamudite priložnosti za sodelovanje na letošnji poletni šoli EDIT.