Leading gaming industry software supplier Comtrade Gaming has hosted the 23rd Education for Innovative Thinkers (EDIT) summer school program, bringing together some of the brightest and most talented graduates from tech high schools and university students to strengthen their academic knowledge with practical experience.
This year’s module challenged participants to find a solution where an older slot machine would be upgraded with additional hardware and software to be able to connect and send data to the monitoring system.
Students gained basic knowledge of a slot machine’s operations, graphical presentation of data and design of software interface. They found a way to upgrade an older electromagnetic device and allow it to connect with an online system enabling data visualization and artificial intelligence.
“This year’s EDIT summer school was once again very entertaining as it contained a mix of various social events, education and work,” said Luka Arnečič, a mentor to a group of students in Maribor.
“Participants quickly exceeded our anticipations and because of that, we extended this year’s task to a more complex one. All in all, it was a great experience for both participants and mentors and hopefully it will encourage more young people for IT oriented studies and work.”
Around 50% of the most exceptional students who complete the program are recruited for full-time employment with Comtrade and a number of the company’s current IT specialists started their career journey at EDIT.
“Comtrade Gaming is expanding fast and we are constantly looking for innovative, thinking outside the box people who like working in teams,” said Comtrade Gaming General Manager Aleš Gornjec.
“EDIT is a perfect hub to recognize young new talent and offer these bright minds an opportunity to start their career with us.”