Comtrade proudly continues the tradition of EDIT (Education for Innovative Thinkers) summer school. EDIT 2015 will be held in July across six cities in the region – Belgrade, Kragujevac, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Maribor and Ljubljana.

Through a two-week educational program and team work, students attending Comtrade’s summer school of programming will have the opportunity to work on a project in a simulated work environment and gain valuable hands-on experience, which will contribute to their future careers. One of the goals of EDIT is synergy of theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as making first contact with Comtrade’s potential candidates.
This year, the theme ofEDIT in Serbia will be “Safety Life Tracking”. This project involves developing a user application for monitoring roads and traffic. The goal of the project is to create a synchronized view of a video recording and position on the map via a web application. You can read more about the theme here.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the theme will be “Single-page Application and Cloud API” in Sarajevo, and “Video Player with Annotations” in Banja Luka. To read more about the themes, visit us on our local page.

This year in Slovenia the themes of the summer school are “Mobility as a Service” and “Sustainable Mobility” in Ljubljana, and in Maribor the theme is “Development of Muti-level Solutions with Lego Robots”. EDIT summer school is open to international applicants and will be held in Ljubljana with a focus on two themes: “Mobility as a Service” and “Sustainable Mobility”. You will find out more about the this year themes, here.

EDIT summer school of programming is offered free of charge to all participants as all expenses are covered by Comtrade.
All those interested in participating in this year’s EDIT summer school can apply here : Serbia, BiH, Slovenia. International applicants from countries belonging to the EU who are interested in attending EDIT in Ljubljana can apply here.

For more information about EDIT summer school in general, visit the official EDIT page on Comtrade’s website.




Another #ShareITSarajevo meetup alert! Share It Sarajevo team, in co-operation with Bosnia Agile, will organize a game during the meetup and reward the lucky ones with two tickets to #BADay2017 conference! Check it out: Bosnia Agile Day 2017!

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.

Dear students and friends from Bosnia, we invite you to join our colleagues at their next #ShareITSarajevo #Meetup. You can find more at this Facebook Event and you can also RSVP here:

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.

Comtrade’s EDIT IT Summer School wrapped up last month. We learned a lot, had plenty of fun and, of course, uncovered our inner IT heroes. For those who missed out, here’s a recap of our summer. #EDITworld