Events Calendar

Find what, when and where happens! If you live in Timisoara or visit the city, you'll have frequent opportunities to get in contact with its vibrant IT&C community life by attending one or other of the events scheduled around.

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Banat IT Map

Locate, find out on the spot info on IT&C companies. Navigate from one to another or zoom in and out to find where support organizations for ITC companies are positioned. Everything on a specialized Banat IT Map.

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Tech Communities

Informations and analysis regarding Timisoara's tech ecosystem and individual communities. Learn more about specialized technology knowledge circulated freely and shared within the numerous specialized tech communities.

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Get A Life! :)

Sport, nature protection, culture, art, traditions, cuisine, health, helping-others or combinations of them, are domains where many people from Banat meet, cooperate and work together to change things, mentalities and souls.

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Archive for the ‘Technologies’ Category

Join us and the world for the 2017 Climathon, a climate change hackathon!

Banat IT is partnering with the Timiș Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, with ARIES Transilvania, EO ClimLab, BorosCons, SDAC Studio, Civil Engineering Department of Timisoara Politehnica University, Magnasci, Timisoara Startup Hub, in organizing October 27th, starting 6:00 PM a local event within the Climathon 2017, a climate change hackathon within a global network of similar events, bringing together people capable and willing to engage in generation of solutions addressing the climate change.

 

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Most of us admit that climate change is a continuous process changing the circumstances of our lives on a daily basis. As individuals and communities we tend to adapt to these changes, that are generally insidious. We usually ignore them. ending up being knocked down when they are accumulating or escape the envelope of the ”ordinary”.

Unfortunately, here in Timisoara it was just weeks ago when the nature came with an extraordinary manifestation of unleashed strength. The September 17th storm massively affected the city, and the life of several of our fellow  citizens in Timis County were abruptly terminated.

During the Timisoara 2017 Climathon we’ll try:

  • to analyse the multifactorial system of societal elements defining the city climate footprint
  • to generate ideas and explore technology and community based solutions that will permit us to
    • measure the evolution of this footprint,
    • collect, process, analyse, visualize, explain and disseminate relevant data to the community,
    • increase Timisoara citizens awareness about the effects of their individual decisions (even in terms of daily life-style, transportation, consum patterns, etc) are influencing on a wider scale the climatic status
  • to build a community of people ready to jointly act on longer terms on increasing our city’s contribution in preventing further negative climate evolution
  • to connect with similar groups sharing a pro-active attitude in the Climate-KIC worldwide network

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. It is one of the three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation. It integrates education, entrepreneurship and innovation, resulting in connected, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services, offering means to mitigate climate change.

For more details about the event, and for registration visit Timisoara page on Climathon events website. Please consider that the number of participants isi limited to 25 and the deadline for registering for the event is October 25th. 

Startups, get accelerated with EU Katana!

Banat IT and Timisoara Startup Hub are constantly working to connect the tech entrepreneurial ecosystems across the Hungarian-Romanian-Serbian borders in the region. In this respect we are organizing with our partners, bilateral participation to meetup events, events exposing interesting startups, technologies and initiatives.

This November 11th, we’ll host in Timisoara Startup Hub an interesting event, the KATANA Info Day.

KATANA is a Business Accelerator funded by the European Commission within a project run by an international consortium including Banat IT & Timisoara Startup Hub partners Vojvodina ICT Cluster and BioSense, both from Novi Sad. KATANA is offering equity-free funding and business support services to European startups and SME cross-border/cross-sectoral consortia interested to develop innovative ICT-backed solutions for the agrifood of tomorrow. Read more

Summing Up HackTM 2016

The Banat IT flagship event, HackTM 2016, took place May 20-22, conveying more than 420 participants in the welcoming premises of the University Restaurant belonging to Timișoara Politehnica University. The energy, enthusiasm and tech creativity accumulated on the event venue, originating from Romanian, Italian, German, Slovakian, Serbian, Moldovan programmers and designers, transformed over the weekend in a surprisingly diverse set of projects.

The specialized track juries had a difficult task in selecting the best projects, mainly because their large number and secondly, because almost all of them were thought provoking and eye appealing.

The winner of HackTM2016 is an Android anti-spyware app called Scandroid,  that checks whether the applications installed on user’s phone is sending information to third parties without your consent.

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The winning team: Adrian Cuzman, Mihai Simioana , Radu Clesiu and Eduard Bóka

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HackTM Thrives In Expanding Ecosystem

HackTM, the flagship event of Banat IT Association and Timișoara Startup Hub, advanced to its 3rd edition. The biggest hackthon in South Eastern Europe will take place in Timișoara in the weekend of May 20-22.

hacktm2016Definitely a wide community event, HackTM grew in size, in complexity and, for sure, in quality. We are looking forward to welcome 512 participants (from 6-7 countries), to develop their ideas over a 50 hours programming maraton, within the 8 track competition covering Education, eHealth, Fintech, GameDev, IoT, Robots, Smart City, and Other. Read more

HackTM 2015 – Let’s Code and Make Together

Programmers are a different breed of professionals. I am stating this after spending thousands of hours with them (as a non-programmer and attentive observer). Future or current, junior or senior, freelance or employee, entrepreneur or consultant programmers, they all have a special set of personality traits significantly differentiating them from other guilds: they strive to create, they want to share, they dear to compete, they show the mastery of their art, they chase the challenges much more than others.

I do not know another professional group members so regularly committing time after long office hours presenting and debating new technologies, showcasing core-business or collateral, pet-projects, asking for and/or offering feedback, late in the week’s working days meetup events. They are mentoring in the 7 CoderDojos in the Timisoara Metropolitan Area for almost 52 Saturdays a year, bringing knowledge, friendship, self-confidence, empowerment and joy to large groups of 7-17 years old coding ninjas, they future co-workers, employees or, why not employers… 🙂

Their passion drives their interest and activities in so many different directions, best demonstrated by the diversity of Timișoara constellation of specialized tech communities illustrated in the city’s meetup.com record.

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Regional innovation fair 2015 (Targul Regional de Inovare 2015)

banner_targ-inovareThis years annual  Regional Innovation Fair (Targul Regional de Inovare 2015) will expand it’s horizons once more by introducing an international brokerage session  in which regional companies, from the West area of Romania, will be able to interact with foreign companies mobilized by partners of the Enterprise Europe Network, in Europe and other continents in order to establish transnational business partnerships.

The event represents a unique platform for innovators and entrepreneurs that will attend the meeting in Timisoara, taking benefit of national and international presence. In addition, awards under the Regional Innovation Competition is one of the highlights of the event. Read more

Developer Conference In Novi Sad: Improve @ Coding Serbia with Discounted Tickets

With the continuous development of the online programming education means, one could say that specialized conferences are becoming less relevant. But for sure, staying in front of a display you’ll miss the audience’s vibration, the really cutting edge first-hand information in developer conference talks by international speakers, the “real world” approach, the direct interaction with your peers, the “visiting new places” feeling and of course the after-parties, all offered by a good offline event.

When all these can happen in your immediate vicinity, in Novi Sad/Serbia, at less than 2.5 hours of driving, you should definitely think and act rapidly.
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FRACTALS: Finance Your Future Internet Enabled Agricultural Application via Novi-Sad!

Banat region is well recognized as important region for agriculture and a source of quality food both in Serbia and Romania. fractals-big

Our friends from Novi-Sad developed FRACTALS, a project to distribute a total grant support of 5,52 MEUR to 50‐60 SMEs and Web entrepreneurs from all over Europe in order to “inject” Future Internet based apps in the Agricultural Sector.

The FRACTALS Open Call will be launched pretty soon, at the end of November 2014, while the Call will remain open until the 28th of February 2015.

The support through FRACTALS project is going to be multi‐dimensional in the sense that it aims to span beyond grant assistance to also include:

  • the technical capacity building of ICT SMEs and Web entrepreneurs with respect to developing applications based on the Future Internet Infrastructure
  • the testing and validation of applications in an open innovation context (by involving end‐users in the testing/validation assignment through a Living Labs environment established by BioSense Center in the region of Vojvodina)
  • clustering and mentoring services related to entrepreneurship and venture capital finance. Read more

Fully Discounted Tickets For Coding Serbia Conference

coding serbiaBanat IT offers in its media partner position with the organizers of Coding Serbia Conference , the best software development conference in DKMT, to the interested West Romania software developers a chance to win one of the two 100% discounted tickets for the event scheduled for October 10th-11th, in Novi-Sad.

The conference, organized by Codecentric, a German company with a strong presence in Novi-Sad, Timisoara’s twin city, has a polyglot type of agenda. It includes interventions of an international line-up of speakers specializing in Java, Big Data, Agile SoftDev, Testing & Performance Measurment Tools, Software Architecture, NoSQL, Script Languages, Cloud Computing, mobile development (both Android and iOS).

Two half-day hands-on sessions (one on AngularJS respectively one on Mastering Continuous Inspection with SonarQube) are scheduled in event’s second day.

Full details on the event are available at http://codingserbia.com/

To enter the draw for winning one of the tickets, please send an e-mail with the subject “100% Coding Serbia” to info@banatit.ro no later than today, Monday Oct 6th, 10 PM.
We’ll announce the winners tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct 7th, 10 AM.

Please consider that you are not one of the two lucky winners, Banat IT can also offer you 15% discounted tickets, upon e-mail request.

 

Timisoara – a difussion point in the EU Code Week

2014 code_weekCode Week is an EU initiative started to support coding awareness among citizens of any age. It’s a week dedicated to organizing events that showcase and promote coding as a worth learning activity and a good personal knowledge asset for both present and the future.

At its second edition, this year’s Code Week happens between 11 and 17 October, all over Europe. It’s an initiative started at top European level, but designed by practitioners in the Youth Advisers group conveyed by Neelie Kroes, vice-president of European Commission and benefiting of the involvement of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, an initiative including major technology companies interesting in facing the close to 1 million IT jobs vacancies to affect European economies by 2020.

Within the Code Week, thousands of events will take place aiming to help spread the word about coding, to make as many people, young and mature, women and men aware and interested in coding. Read more