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EDIT Belgrade

Dragan Obradovic

Lead Embedded Software Engineer

Your role at Comtrade


 1.When did you join Comtrade and what is your current role?


I started my first day at Comtrade in May, 2012 just a few days before my birthday. My current role is lead embedded software engineer. Over the years, I’ve worked on a few interesting projects in different fields like industrial safety applications (e.g. programmable logic controller for big cranes), medical devices (e.g. device for electro-mechanic reanimation) or logistics (e.g. high level software for automatized warehouse systems with robots, shuttles, cranes, etc.).


2.So far, what has been your greatest accomplishment at Comtrade?


One of my greatest accomplishments at Comtrade is the algorithm for indoor positioning with iBeacons, which was used at EDIT 2014.



Your role at EDIT



1.Why did you decide to become a mentor?


I enjoy working with young colleagues and having the opportunity to help them as they are starting off in their professions. I find it fulfilling to be able to transfer my knowledge and experience to others, especially young people who are so good at absorbing new information.


2.What do you find the most fulfilling about being a mentor?


As a mentor, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many young people. They are full of enthusiasm, new ideas, positive energy, a different way of thinking and they have a thirst for new knowledge. Their feedback has a positive influence on me and inspires me to strive to be more like them.


3.Why is it important to have a summer school like EDIT?


Schools like EDIT allow students to familiarize themselves with new technologies that they don’t get to use and learn about during their studies. They get to experience real work environment, learn about communication, collaboration, different tools and how to work as part of a team. Students expand their horizons and are better prepared for their future careers.



Words of wisdom



1.What advice do you have for the next generation of EDIT students?


Just go ahead. Even if you are feeling confused, that’s good. It means you have just learned something new.