EDIT 2017

Inspiring innovation and sharing IT knowledge with the next generation of IT professionals. Don’t miss a chance to be part of this year’s EDIT summer school.

EDIT 2017

Attend #EDIT17 from 17 – 28 July in Ljubljana, Slovenia!

EDIT is a top Summer IT school in the South East Europe region, primarily intended for students who wish to supplement their academic knowledge with practical experience.

Participating students will have the opportunity to develop their IT skills through work on challenging real-world projects. They will be able to make meaningful connections and put their teamwork and leadership skills to the test.

EDIT Summer School is an ideal place to discover how you can implement theoretical knowledge to solve problems as part of a group. Therefore, EDIT is not just an ordinary Summer School. Here, participants can learn something new about different technologies, but also something about:

  • The latest IT trends
  • Challenges facing IT professionals
  • Teamwork and collaboration

You’ll also have plenty of fun along the way!

#EDIT17 is also open for international students and will take place in Ljubljana and Maribor, under following themes:

  • Ljubljana, July 17-28, 2017: Hacking the hackers with security incidents analytics & insights
  • Maribor, July 17-28, 2017: Clever Chatbots as a Business Communication Interface

The school is completely free and Comtrade will provide free meals for students.

The costs of travel and accommodation in Ljubljana are not covered. As an international student, you will have a number of accommodation options available, such as renting an apartment on Airbnb and couch surfing.

If you need assistance with accommodation, contact edit.si@comtrade.com .


#EDIT17 Ljubljana, July 17 – 28, 2017:

Hacking the hackers with security incidents analytics & insights

In the digital age, data is the new gold and applications represent a gold mine for hackers. Creating a data protection strategy has become a top priority for all IT professionals. To ensure an adequate level of protection and reduce risk, security teams need in-depth insights and analytics to gain visibility into attack incidents.

#EDIT17 will give you the opportunity to learn about data and application security using Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS).  Discover how IT specialists use this powerful solution to obtain actionable insights through real-time data, increasing their ability to quickly react to security threats.

We’ll start by showing how a leading application delivery controller improves monitoring by collecting security incident data.

What you’ll learn:                    

  • How to store data in the OMS repository
  • Transforming data into actionable insights
  • How to analyze and visualize data using the latest Microsoft log-analytics tools

Domains: Security, Monitoring

Technologies: Azure, Microsoft OMS, Syslog, PowerShell

Environments: Cloud, Web, Linux

This project will help you:

  • Gain practical OMS knowledge
  • Learn from experienced mentors
  • Boost your CV
  • Improve your analytical thinking skills


#EDIT17 Maribor, July 17 – 28, 2017:

Clever Chatbots as a Business Communication Interface

Communication between consumers and businesses is expanding with incredible speed into a digital service: the chatbot. The surge of chat applications available on the market (Messenger, Snapchat, Viber, WeChat, etc.) supports the statistic that now messaging apps are more popular than social networks.

Not only do these programs enable additional user interactions, but they are supported by artificial intelligence that enables consumers to carry out purchases, perform search queries, create reservations and other activities related to a website’s specific services. Excellent examples of chatbot capabilities include Skyscanners or Domino’s Pizza bots, that facilitate and streamline purchase requests through Skype.

In the EDIT Summer School, students will develop their own chatbot to support the gaming industry’s user experience. With the help of your product, players will be able to perform actions through chatbot conversations and ultimately avoid ineffective online customer service forms.

Students will create their chatbot using Bot Builder SKD open-code solutions and Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, a cloud service that recognises different languages, text, emotions and other API integrations. The final product will be then integrated into one or more communication platforms and tested for efficiency and effectiveness.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to simulate human behaviour in customer service and data acquisition
  • Use natural language processing systems (NLP) for B2C marketing
  • Influencing the user experience and user life-cycles to optimise growth opportunities

Technologies: .NET, REST, NodeJS, itd.

Domains: Gaming Industry, Artificial Intelligence, Data Services, Dialog Systems

This project will help you:

  • Learn how to build a chatbot
  • Enhance your CV
  • Understand how to solve real-life business problems using technology
  • Expand your skill set with in-demand IT skills


APPLY 2017

Applications for EDIT 2017 are now closed

We wish to thank you for your interest in our IT summer school. You will be informed about our final selection by 26 June 2017 at the latest.

If you would still like to join EDIT 2017, send us an e-mail edit.si@comtrade.com and check if there is any availability.


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 seven locations. Learn more about the history of EDIT.


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