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Summer School of Innovation geekFEST2017

Summer School of Innovation geekFEST2017


Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, August 18, 2017 - 17:00
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  • Bosanski
  • Türkçe

Dear high school students! Get ready for an unforgettable summer filled with challenges, as from 14 - 16 August 2017 you’ve got the chance to participate in geekFEST2017 summer school of innovation at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). For everyone with thirst for knowledge, who are excellent students, enthusiasts and love advanced technologies, geekFEST2017 offers free 5-day courses from areas of computer science (mobile apps coding) in English. The school is ideal for young people wishing to make a new popular mobile app, and have great time in the process! geekFEST2017 is focused on lab work and gathers high school students of final years (3rd and 4th grade) from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina. As part of mobile app programming, students will be presented with the basics of modern software engineering. As the summer school is based on practical work, all participants will be able to develop their projects which will be presented on the last day of the school


Presentation of the project:

All participants of geekFEST2017 will present the results of their work to other participants. During the presentation, everybody will get the opportunity to ask questions about interesting aspects of the completed projects. Conditions to apply: enthusiasm for teamwork, learning, and desire to turn hot summer days into cool science. What do you need to bring with you? Just your good mood and focus!


What can geekFEST2017 offer you?

Apart introducing yourself to the world of technology, you will get complete class materials you need. IUS provides free food, drinks and accommodation in dormitories (and transportation for those living outside Sarajevo). After completion, the participants are awarded IUS certificate of attendance.

  • Date: August 14 – 18, 2017
  • Class duration: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Project work: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Place: International University of Sarajevo (Hrasnička cesta 15, 71210 Ilidža).


Why should you take part in geekFEST2017 summer school?

  1. Interact with scientists and engineers from different fields,
  2. Interact with gymnasium and high school students from all over BiH,
  3. Practical work in the laboratory,
  4. Improve your English,
  5. Understand the process “from theory to practice’’,
  6. Opportunity to present results of your 5-day work,
  7. Expose to new ideas, stimulate creativity and implementation skills,
  8. Enjoy social and sports activities,
  9. See Sarajevo and the surrounding areas.


What is the goal of the geekFEST2017 summer school of innovation?

geekFEST2017 will promote science and technology among young enthusiasts, gymnasium students and high school students, and motivate them to choose this career. The school will strive to offer future students interested to study ICT basic knowledge on resources available, so that they are able to understand their own ambitions, and also make it easier for them to fulfill their goals in sense of education and career. geekFEST2017 helps the participants in their transition from high school to university level, allowing them to see professional and attractive environment where they can meet their future colleagues who share similar academic ambitions and interests.


What is included in geekFEST2017?

In summer school of innovation, we expect to have more than 50 chosen students from whole BiH as participants. Workdays include morning lectures and afternoon work on projects. After the busy workday, participants are able to use sports facilities of IUS, to walk along Velika Aleja all the way to Vrelo Bosne, or visit some of the sights of BiH capital.


How do I apply for geekFest2017?

Students of 3rd and 4th year of high schools from BiH can apply for geekFEST2017 summer school of innovation at IUS.

To complete application form, go to:

(take photos of your 3rd and 4th grade student records (svedočanstva) and post the link in the app)

For all additional questions, contact us on:

Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Summer School of Innovation geekFEST2017