Friday, 13 May 2022

DUMP Days 2022: Split FESB Becomes IT Headquarters of Croatia

May 13, 2022 - Tomorrow morning at the FESB in Split, the two-day free DUMP Days 2022 conference opens its doors.

The organizers of the conference, members of the DUMP Association of Young Developers, are already recording unprecedented interest, both from sponsoring companies and from the visitors themselves.


Nino Borović, conference organizer and vice president of the DUMP Association of Young Developers, commented: 

"We expect over 1,500 visitors to the conference, while the sponsorship capacities were filled to the brim," added Jere Mandušić, head of the sponsorship department: "The organization started half a year ago. We already agreed on all the sponsorships in March - 32 of them, but the companies kept contacting us with inquiries." 


At a recent press conference, the young 'dumplings' were joined by people behind their sponsorship companies, among whom was the representative of the Rimac Technology office in Split, Miljenko Baković:

“I have to admit that the DUMP Days conference is at a desirable level. However, I would also like it to grow into something more than a student conference if there is interest."


Srdjan Podrug, dean of FESB and an honorary member of the Association, is thrilled that under the auspices of the faculty, this conference has experienced such growth.

As one of the largest city events in one of the fastest-growing industries globally, DUMP Days raises the reputation of universities worldwide, putting the pin on the map of all future IT events in Split.


All those interested can still apply through In addition to many sponsorship stands and lectures, visitors can also win a prize game with prizes such as Quest 2 VR, drones, smartwatches and many others.

Photos by Josip Svalina

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Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Dump Days 2022: Split Once Again Center of Croatian IT Scene

May 3, 2022 - Dump Days 2022 returns on May 14 and 15 at the FESB in Split, bringing together the technological giants of the Croatian IT scene. 

The DUMP Days conference, organized by members of the DUMP Association of Young Developers, has brought together the technological giants of the Croatian IT scene for six years. The free student conference will be held on May 14 and 15 at the FESB, and this year brings even more opportunities to share knowledge and experiences while networking.


"Finally, we return to the standard edition of the conference, which will be held live, but this time with 32 leading IT companies with offices in Croatia and more content than all previous editions. This May, FESB will once again become the center of the Croatian IT scene," said Nino Borović, conference organizer and vice president of the DUMP Association of Young Developers.


In addition to world-renowned sponsors, including Blank, Extension Engine, Photomath, and Rimac Technology, the conference will be joined by several prominent speakers who will cover the latest trends in tech, development, design, and marketing. Practical workshops are a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the most modern technologies and techniques used in the profession.


Ilija Brajković, Executive Director of Kontra Digital Agency and a lecturer at last year's DUMP Days, has only words of praise for the young organizers: “Regardless of the situation, the Association created a top conference. Excellent preparation, communication, and top support before and after the lecture make each lecturer's job much easier. In addition, the quality of the lectures and the content, in general, was top notch."


The sponsorship stands of the companies are open to all visitors and are located in the atrium of the faculty. Those seriously looking for a job in IT should sign up for Fly Talks. Short-speed dating interviews are ideal for presenting yourself and your resumes to employers! In addition to Fly Talks, there are also Campfire Talks, a mini panel discussion between several professionals and the audience.


“When the organization of a tech event is approached with professionalism that, due to such capacity, exceeds one hundred percent, the result is always spectacular, memorable, and contagious with positivity, knowledge, and expertise. So I'm coming again - and you as you wish," added Dragan Petric, IT expert and editor-in-chief of the BUG web portal magazine, who has participated in DUMP Days several times, and this year is leading a panel discussion.


On the second day of the conference, the prize draw winners will be announced. All participants who sign up for the DUMP Days app and collect points can take part in the hunt for valuable prizes such as Quest 2 VR, a drone, smartwatch, headphones and much more.

The conference doors are open to anyone who wants to step into the business world. Log on to and join the new generation.

Text by Ian Paligorić, photos by Josip Svalina

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Thursday, 23 September 2021

Calling All Young Split Developers: DUMP Launches Free Web Programming Courses

September 23, 2021 - Young Split developers will have the chance to learn about web programming for free, thanks to the DUMP association.

DUMP Association of Young Developers will soon organize an educational cycle of 5 free lectures entitled "School of Web Programming Basics" at FESB, starting on October 2 at 17:00.


The association is known for educating the local community and has been active for more than a decade. They have held over 20 cycles of lectures on topics like programming, hardware, design, marketing, and multimedia. Their most famous cycle is "School of Programming Basics," which has had 10 editions so far. Also, every year in mid-May, they organize the largest student IT conference in the Croatian language, DUMP Days.


This time, DUMP is preparing a cycle dedicated to front-end programming in which participants will master the process of creating a website. Prior knowledge is not required because it starts from the very basics of programming logic and basic concepts such as variables, inputs, and branching. Through the first two lectures, you will get acquainted with JavaScript and the background of creating the page itself, and the remaining 3 lectures will introduce you to the world of styling and animating a website using HTML and CSS.


Lectures are free, but you need to sign up on the Google Form. Registrations are possible until October 1 at 23:59 or until the maximum number of participants registers. The first lecture is already on Saturday, October 2, starting at 5:00 p.m. Lectures continue every Saturday at the same time and will be held at the FESB in Hall A100. Accompanying workshops are held on Sundays.


Of course, after some lectures, the participants will have prize assignments, and the 3 most successful ones will also receive valuable prizes! More details about the event are available at

Author: Lucia Vukorepa, Photos Josip Svalina

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Friday, 3 May 2019

DUMP Days Brings Together Croatian IT Community in Split this Month

DUMP, the Association of Young Developers, in cooperation with Rimac Automobili, organizes one of the largest IT conferences in this area - DUMP Days. The conference will gather the best Croatian IT companies, top educators and talented IT experts for the fourth year in a row, and will be marked with interesting lectures, workshops and exhibition space for companies. The doors of the conference are open to all those interested on May 17 and 18 at the Split Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, reports Dalmacija Danas on May 3, 2019. 

DUMP Days, one of the largest IT conferences in this region, will be held on May 17 and 18 in Split at the FESB, where it will cover relevant topics about the programming, design, marketing and entrepreneurship world. It is an event that will be held for the fourth year in a row and connect students and those interested in IT with some of the most prominent Croatian IT companies and top lecturers. DUMP, promises rich content at the conference aimed at introducing young people to current technologies and the opportunities offered to them in the technological world.

The main program of the conference will include over 20 lectures, panel discussions and a workshop of experts presenting the latest IT trends and technologies, focusing on topics such as autonomous vehicles, IT advertising, and questions about entrepreneurship. Those who are more courageous will be able to hold one-on-one conversations with employers and see firsthand the knowledge and skills needed to find a job in IT. Additionally, visitors will be able to walk around the exhibition spaces of companies that will showcase their business culture and see what it's like to be part of their team. Each year, the exhibition spaces of companies become more original and creative, so things like VR and sumo wrestling are no strange sights.

"In one place, we wanted to gather the most prominent IT companies in Croatia and introduce them to their future employees. At the conference, there are no resumes and motivational letters, but everyone interested can talk to the representatives of the company in a relaxed atmosphere and find out firsthand what it takes to succeed in the IT sector,” said Krešimir Čondic, one of the conference organizers.

The framework of the DUMP conference is supported by a large number of IT companies across the country. Among them are the Rimac Automobili, whose story of a successful global business with headquarters in Croatia goes hand in hand with the values that the conference represents and promotes. Ericsson Nikola Tesla, ExtensionEngine, Hattrick and many others who want to build and strengthen our IT community have also contributed to the organization.

The conference doors will be open to all those interested. Registration for obtaining accreditation is available at the conference website (, but you can also register at the conference entrance. More information can be found on its Facebook page.


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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Split University Opens Student Center for Developing IT Ideas and Projects

At the University of Split Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB), Split-Dalmatia County prefect Blaženko Boban opened a pre-incubation and coworking Center for the students of Split-Dalmatia County (PICS SDŽ) and stressed that this program is a link between science, entrepreneurship and the regional community, reports Dalmatinski Portal on March 12, 2019. 

“The space we are located in is the space of the Split University, which we received as a county, and has been fully equipped for the past year. With this PICS program, we want to make a kind of pre-incubator. I am delighted that there is great interest in this project. Some students are already in the ICT sector. This is where we will find the potential in the future, which is currently missing,” Boban said.

The space will be available to students enrolled in Student Coworking where they can develop their IT ideas and projects. Membership in Student Coworking is free. Damir Brčić, project manager of the ‘ICT Counties,’ explained that student projects would be developed in this area.

“Before we opened the space, a positive climate was created. We are trying to create adequate space for entrepreneurial projects, and now is the right time for institutions to provide an additional platform, as the IT sector and companies are already slowly finding jobs in foreign markets. However, what we lack is infrastructural conditions, and we lack additional educated staff, and that is all that the County wants to strengthen and enable with this project,” Brčić added

As part of the opening ceremony of the Center, a cooperation agreement was signed between the University, FESB, PMF, III. Gymnasium and Split-Dalmatia County.

“At our University, among our students there are those whose creativity and minds need to be constantly stimulated. From the University side, we will do our best to help our students in their training to set up their startup companies. We are just in negotiations with a company looking for our students. The contract signing is being prepared, where, at the annual level, 30 to 40 of our students will be employed by this company,” said the Rector of the University Dragan Ljutić.

The County prefect also awarded the FESB students who were the authors of the best student entrepreneurial and innovative projects. Slaven Damjanović was awarded 5,000 kuna for the e-Agrar project, Ena Sarajlić, Anastazija Verović, Lucija Visković, and Ana Žunabović were awarded 4,000 kuna for the e-Vision project, and authors Petar Matan, Andrea Pezo, Anđela Čuljak, Ante Vukušić, Antonio Jurkić and Ivan Zaharija were rewarded with 3,000 kuna for the project

A device to check the levels of waste containers - TrashTrack was awarded 2,000 kuna and was the work of Petra Barać, Renato Kusanović, Antonia Senta, Mateo Vučković and Julija Županović. The last awarded project received 1,000 kuna, which is a solution for automatic irrigation - SmartFlow. The project was created by Ivan Ivandić, Dino Siriščević, Ani Stjepić, Duje Šolić, Ante Todorić, and Mislav Vukašina.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A Convention of Fantasy, Games and Science Fiction: 4th Edition of FantaSTikon Announced!

FantaSTikon is the first and only convention of fantasy, social games and science fiction in Split and its surroundings.

Monday, 6 March 2017

3. FantaSTikon Convention Returns to Split Much Earlier this Year!

After conducting two summer conventions of fiction, games and science fiction, the 2017 FantaSTikon will be held much earlier this year - from March 17-19, 2017 at FESB.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Welcome to Another Friday in Split: Here Are Today's Happenings

A recap of all the events going on in Split today, September 16.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

FantaSTikon Takes Place in Split This Weekend!

The second edition of the FantaSTikon, a convention of fiction, games and science fiction, will be held from July 22-24. There will be over 70 hours of programming, including workshops, lectures, and a toy convention by Super H.I.K. FantaSTikon will be held at the Split Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, FESB.