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Supporting Tech Students

Last week was all about knowledge sharing, supporting young students and technology.

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Transforming University Students into the “Industry-Ready” Ones

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HTEC Engineers Raising Awareness about Data Protection

Two of the HTEC’s data protection engineers, along with several other experts in the field, joined Media and Reform Center Nis in bringing the topic of GDPR and personal data protection closer to the public.

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10 iOS-Specific Features to Make Your Apps More Valuable

It is a very common requirement to have identical mobile applications across different platforms or even to have them look similar to an existing web page. Thus, the specifics of each platform and the additional features which they can have are often neglected.

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Building a Strong JS Army: Armada JS 2019

Last week, a couple of our frontend engineers from all three Serbian offices visited the Armada JS conference in Novi Sad.

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A Small Jubilee: 5th HTEC Internship Recap

HTEC’s 5th Summer Internship has come to an end, with amazing results and some of the interns already joining our diligent teams. A proof that practice makes perfect, HTEC’s 2019 Internship was one of the best organized and most productive internships in HTEC so far.

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Development Path of a Product in a Tech Company

Developing a product in a tech company usually involves a team of people, which depending on a product, can vary in size. For larger products, such as services or platforms, this process could be much more complex and time-consuming. It may also require some serious management skills to control and synchronize.

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HTEC Launches a Robotics Project with the Support of the Innovation Fund

Last month, HTEC started the first phase of implementation of the “Three-Finger HRC Robotic Hand” project, supported by the Innovation Fund Serbia.

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Sorting Out Features Using Design Sprint

Design Sprint is a methodology that encourages the active involvement of all participants of product development in the design process of each of the features on the project.

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Insights from Podcast Day Conference in London

Last month our colleagues from Protok podcast attended the Radiodays Europe Podcast Conference in London, an international event that gathered more than 400 participants and successful podcasters from Europe, US, and Australia.

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Supporting Local QA Community through Roundtable Discussions

HTEC’s first QA Roundtable, held in Nis offices, gathered seven QA Engineers from five IT companies to talk about UI Automation Frameworks, pinpoint their major shortcomings, and discuss the possible ways to overcome them.

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HTEC Supports the Launch of Tesla Nation Project

Along with a number of other IT companies from Serbia, HTEC successfully kicked off their partnership with Tesla Nation, a global initiative which aims to position Serbia as one of the leading countries in the fields of technology, science, and innovation.  

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Second JavaScript Roundtable Recap

Eight JavaScript Engineers gathered in HTEC offices for our second JS Roundtable on May 22 to discuss some of the popular problems in the JS community, and reach some interesting conclusions.

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HTEC Hosts a Roundtable for QA Engineers

HTEC’s first Roundtable for Quality Assurance Engineers will be held on June 19 and will gather up to 10 engineers to discuss various frameworks and tools used for UI automation tests as well as the challenges that this type of testing brings.

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What Have We Learned from 2019 JSHeroes?

Middle of April brought an exciting adventure for our JS engineers as four of them made an interesting road trip to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for the amazing Open-source Community Event JSHeroes.

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Are You Ready for the 2nd Round of HTEC’s JS Roundtable?

HTEC Nis office will be hosting its second Roundtable discussion for JavaScript engineers on May 22.

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HTEC Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day

For the third year in a row, HTEC is celebrating the International Girls in ICT Day by hosting girls from local technical and grammar schools and introducing them to different positions women today occupy in the ICT industry.

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Protok Wins the Best Podcast Award at the MediaJam Hackathon

HTEC-born podcast Protok won the first prize at the Media Jam Hackathon, organized at the Impact Hub, Belgrade, April 12-13.

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HTEC Takes Part in the National Project “Poslovi #za5”

Sandra Jeremenković, HTEC’s QA Engineer, will be one of the speakers at “Poslovi #za5” conference scheduled for April 10 at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš.

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Test Automation: Sound Investing for the Long Run

Even though every individual involved in the development process is responsible for the quality of the final product, a Quality Assurance Engineer should be the gatekeeper between the product and the end-user.

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HTEC Mentors Easy Tech at This Year’s Imagine IF! Competition

Anora, the advanced glove for people with impaired vision, created by Easy Tech team and mentored by HTEC’s Head of Hardware and Embedded Engineering, Srdjan Jovanovic, won the second-place at the IMAGINE IF! competition organized in Belgrade.

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Design Thinking: A Road to a Better Experience

Intelligence is characterized by the ability to adapt to change and survive in the altered circumstances. The same goes for well-designed digital solutions – they need to follow the user’s needs and then adapt and change accordingly. Understanding the users and improving their experience is a process in itself. It requires a substantial amount of research and testing and should result in a well designed (but not over-designed) product which has certain business value and fits the overall business strategy of the brand.

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Apply for HTEC Summership 2019!

After two busy days at BEST Job Fair Nis, HTEC is ready to receive applications for its fifth Summer Internship for our Nis branch – HTEC Summership 2019.

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Humeds Lunches a Brand New App

A portable ECG monitoring solution, Humeds, is launching its new app this week. With several new features and a completely redesigned user interface, Humeds now makes the recording of ECG signals even easier and getting an expert opinion a lot quicker.

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QA Automation Workshop at BEST Job Fair Nis

At this year’s BEST Job Fair Nis, HTEC will be organizing a workshop on QA Automation and presenting its 2019 Summer Internship.

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HTEC Presents Its 2019 Summer Internship at Best Job Fair

The beginning of March is reserved for Best Job Fair in Nis, and this year, HTEC will be participating as one of the Silver Sponsors.

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GPTW: Two Years of Production and One Million Users

Exactly two years ago, Great Place to Work® demoed Emprising™, their cloud-based survey and analytics platform, for the first time after several months of focused development. Since then, the platform has continued to evolve through the activity and feedback of their amazing user community, and HTEC has been there every step of the way.

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Podcast: Scaling the business and reaching millions of users

Lasse Hamre is a technical entrepreneur, advisor and co-founder/CTO at AloeCare Health. AloeCare is, in partnership with HTEC, developing the future of in-home eldercare for both professional caregivers and families caring for their loved ones.

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Design is Good Business

When we say design, we mean a discipline which plays a strategic role in how companies, products, and any other mediums achieve success.

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GrowIT Conference Attended by HTEC Engineers

During the first weekend of December, Master Center in Novi Sad hosted the “GrowIT” conference.

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JS Roundtable: Insight into Optimization, Structure, and Architecture

The first Roundtable for Javascript Engineers gathered 7 engineers at HTEC Nis offices to discuss the web app optimization along with application structure and architecture. HTEC’s web engineer Aleksandar Benic took the role of the moderator.

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Belgrade Test Conference: The Potential of the QA Process Development

November 9th and 10th were reserved for Belgrade Test Conference at Madlenianum Opera & Theatre. HTEC’s Quality Assurance Engineers Radmila Petrovic, Jana Antic, Milos Ignjatovic, Nemanja Mircic, and Milos Isailovic attended the lectures and shared their experience.

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Engineering Roundtable for JS Developers

HTEC Nis office will be hosting its first Roundtable discussion for JavaScript engineers on November 28.

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HTEC to Present Artificial Intelligence in Medicine at SEE-IT Summit

HTEC’s Director of Engineering Srdjan Jovanovic will be speaking about Artificial Intelligence in Medicine as part of the SEE-IT Summit, held at “Master” Hall and Congress Center in Novi Sad, November 7-9.

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Building Intelligent Routing Models

The significant expansion of crowdsourcing applications in the last decade, along with the vast availability of mobile phones and similar personal sensory devices, has inevitably generated a considerable amount of location data. The ability to transform locations into business value has triggered the interest of our data-driven economy in spatial data analysis. Geo data science has tapped its way into the emerging field of data-related solutions, expanding the reasoning behind such solutions to an additional dimension – a spatial dimension.

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HTEC Product Owners Speak at the Belgrade Product Meetup

Aspiring HTEC Product Owners, Aleksandar Marin, and Vojislav Mokric, will share their experience and knowledge with the community, speaking at the “Product Ownership between 2 Sprints from 3 Angles” meetup that will be held on October 5th, at the Science Technology Park Belgrade.

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Preparing Your Apps for the Android 9 (Pie)

Important news for all Android developers, but also for all smartphone enthusiasts and users, is that at the beginning of August, the new version of the Android operating system, with version number 9 and chosen dessert codename Pie, was officially released.

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HTEC Summer Internship: Tradition with Notable Results

Aleksandra, Dusan, Djurdjina, Marko, and Luka spent six weeks at HTEC, working on a project through which they learned how to work as a team, communicate better and develop quality code. Naturally, their greatest satisfaction came from seeing their work come to life.

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HTEC Android Internship Welcomes High School Prodigies

Throughout its long history, Grammar School “Bora Stankovic” in Nis has given us some of the brightest minds of Serbia. Considering that many of the HTEC employees graduated there, it’s no wonder that the company wanted to give something back to the school by supporting their Computer Science program. In the spirit of knowledge sharing and empowering education, for the second year in a row, two of the school’s students will be attending this year’s Android Development Internship in HTEC.

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HTEC Nis Hosts a Virtual Reality Workshop for Kids

Bringing a smile to a child’s face is one of the most gratifying feelings in life, and if you are, at the same time, able to educate and share knowledge, the experience becomes priceless. With that spirit in mind, HTEC engineer Igor Trkulja combined fun with learning and held a small Virtual Reality workshop to a group of elementary and high-school students.

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Jammcard is Coming to Atlanta

Jammcard, a social network for music professionals, is after more than a year of being exclusive to Los Angeles musicians now expanding to Atlanta, Georgia.

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New Generation Starts Summer Internship at HTEC

HTEC Office in Nis has recently opened its doors to a new group of students for this year’s Student Internship. This is the fourth consecutive summer HTEC has been organizing such a practice, and the new class welcomes five interns, all students in their respective fields, focused on Java, .NET, Android, iOS, and JavaScript.

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The Importance of a QA

If you are watching the popular TV show Westworld, you may have noticed that the QA team (Quality Assurance) is the one hunting out buggy Android hosts and sending them back for maintenance. Although the software development cycle doesn’t require hunting robots yet, we (QAs) like to think we are equally awesome while searching for old-fashioned software issues. All joking aside, dedicated QA engineers are now a must in any product development process, because, in the sea of all those apps and websites, only the most reliable and stable will succeed.

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HTEC Deep Learning Meetups: Optimizing Algorithms

HTEC engineers Ugljesa Milic and Dusan Nastic held two meetups in Serbia on the subject of Deep Learning, specifically on improving algorithms for mobile processors.

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IoT – Interoperability for Big Data

The importance of IoT interoperability is widely acknowledged and promoted.  The McKinsey report estimates that achieving interoperability would unlock an additional 40% of IoT market value.  However, there is usually little specificity as to what type of interoperability is being discussed and what it is useful for when achieved.

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Interview: How is Neural Stimulation Technology Improving Lives?

Together with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Boston Scientific, UCLA, and UCSF, HTEC Group is working on the SUBNETS project. Working on a system that will be implanted in the human brain to improve people’s lives and help treat neuropsychological illnesses is very important and exciting work, and we were especially pleased to talk to Dejan Markovic about this amazing project.

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Machine Learning in Medical Data Analytics

Over the past few years, deep learning practitioners in both the industry and academia have reported state-of-the-art performances across many tasks in various fields, and a significant portion of them even surpass the human-level performance. Deep learning found its application in many areas of healthcare. It can be applied to medical image diagnosis, drug discovery, robotic surgery, and others.

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HTEC and Suzhou AI Laboratory Start Their Collaboration

The government of Jiangsu, with the support of leading institutions in the area of AI like MIT, has opened a fully operational AI Laboratory in the city of Suzhou, China, in January 2018. As a part of the established collaboration, HTEC AI engineers will have the possibility to work and learn in the Suzhou AI Laboratory, with colleagues from all over the world, and the mentoring support of the MIT professors and staff.

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How is Augmented Reality Going to Change our World?

Augmented Reality (AR) has been around for a couple of years now. The most common scenario for AR was to show, for instance, all the restaurants in your vicinity through the camera of your smartphone. You would get 3D pins on your screen and possibly a route to the selected restaurant. But things have changed recently, mainly with the popularization of Vuforia and the announcement of Microsoft HoloLens.

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Podcast: How Did Quinyx Create a Smiling Workforce?

In this special episode of Protok podcast, we present to you an interview with Carl Geijer, the product manager at Swedish company Quinyx. Our host Igor Trkulja talked with Carl about the birth of Quinyx – a success story of turning an idea into a startup and then building a company from it. They also discussed Carl's management role and the workforce management tools Quinyx is working on.

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Personal and Company Development in 6 Years

Vojislav Mokric has been with HTEC from the very beginning of his career. He started as an Embedded System Engineer, and now he is leading a team on embedded engineering projects. We decided to talk to him about his path in the company.

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Machine Learning – Halide Programming Insights

In the last decade, Moore’s Law continued to provide more and more transistors per area unit. In the beginning, computer architects used those transistors to increase single-thread performance, designing power-hungry central processing units (CPUs).

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IoT Data Interoperability POC: A Pragmatic Feasibility Proof

IoT Data interoperability has become increasingly important and widely acknowledged over the last few years, and has been touted by standards and vendors, and often discussed by industry analysts. McKinsey’s Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things report estimates that an extra 40% of the market value could be unlocked by achieving the interoperability in IoT. So, how can semantic IoT data interoperability be accomplished in practice?

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Medical Software Devices – The Most Effective Path to Certification

When it comes to hardware and software for medical use, it is not enough to have a good product to put on the market. Your product must be registered, which requires both your company and your product to undergo a formal assessment. Furthermore, this assessment differs for different markets.

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HTEC Flag Reaches Kilimanjaro

This week, our colleague, Ivana Dilparic, will be conquering the highest peak in Africa! Armed with a strong will and the HTEC Group flag, Ivana will cross four different climatic zones to reach the highest peak of the African continent.

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Creating Electronics and Great Engineering Teams

We talked to Miroslav Bozic about his vision of great engineering teams. Miroslav has been a part of the HTEC Niš Office from the very beginning, which is now six years. As the head of the Embedded Engineering Team in Nis, he has been responsible for its steady and successful growth and development. We decided to find out more about his experience and his story.

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First Steps in Digitalization of the Shipping Industry

An event of digital naming Stena Immortal ship took place at Stena’s new office in Hellerup, north Copenhagen on January 17th, where Stena Bulk, Stena Line, Stena RoRo and Northern Marine Management will also be represented.

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From Invisible to Successful – A Design Story

There are no precisely defined processes that lead to well-constructed and beautifully executed design. Designers have the ability to change perspective continually, quickly switching between pretty and useful.

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HTEC Deep Learning Meetup in Belgrade

After Tech Talks #3 with Milos Grubjesic in Nis, this week saw another data science meetup, this time in Belgrade, at Startit center. The meetup was organized by Data Science Serbia, a local organization dedicated to promotion and education in the fields of machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence, and data mining. The event, which gathered around eighty data enthusiasts, featured two presentations, one by Nikola Rahman of HTEC, and the other by Stefan Jovanovic of Nordeus.

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News from the Web Summit Lisbon

As one of the biggest tech events in the world, Web Summit is now gathering not just tech enthusiasts, but also the people simply interested in technology and the way it influences our daily lives. In just 4 days, Web Summit presented 25 different conferences with around 1.200 speakers which were seen by nearly 60.000 attendees and – the experience is amazing!

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There and Back – Comparing Experience and Work Culture

Ana Prokic, one of HTEC’s project managers, had an interesting opportunity of working abroad and has decided to tell us more about her experience. It has been two years now since she decided to return from Germany, and making this decision was not as easy as everyone would think.

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The Magic is Born

The last two days I had a fantastic opportunity to meet with one of the company’s clients, joined by our developers. We sat down to talk about a learning app the client wanted us to create. I was called to join the team as someone from the HR department who was already involved in the learning processes on both the individual and organizational level.

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HTEC is Samsung ARTIK™ Platform Partner

HTEC partnered with Samsung as its solution provider, to deliver to its clients Samsung ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform solutions which provide the fastest path to smart IoT product and services. The highly integrated Samsung ARTIK™ module portfolio accelerates product development, reduces time-to-market and improves the total cost of ownership for IoT products.

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