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May 24, 2012

Makerspace Burch Seminar held

Behind the coulisse of Sarajevo Technology Forum (STF) on 23rd of May 2012, Makerspace Burch organized an IT seminar by highly appreciated area experts who gave lectures for students at our university


Enthusiasts from Makerspace Burch, led by Club President, Sabahudin Husić, on 23rd of May managed to organized very interesting self-improvement aimed lectures on mobile applications and engineering in medicine, which was attended by many academic staff and students interested into mentioned fields.

After the short introduction of the host Husić, opening speech was held by dr. Haris Gačanin, who is a member of IEEE and chair of the IEICE Europe section and also an employee of Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs in Belgium. Dr. Gačanin gave some advices of an experienced engineer and encouraged students for seeking of knowledge and constant self improvement.

After that Dr. Emir Halepović, who has precious experience in networking, wireless and mobile applications, and currently is working as a researcher for the well known giant of telecommunication sector AT&T, held a lecture about mobile application optimization and its reflection onto power and bandwidth consumption. Interesting part is that his research could help make mobile phones up to 30% more efficient.

Later on, Dr. Imre Cikajlo gave a lecture about application of engineering and robotics in field of rehabilitation of patients who suffered a stroke or some other immobilizing injuries. As an expert in Robotics and Biomedical engineering, Dr. Cikajlo shared important findings from this area, which was particularly interesting for students interested in inventions.

After the question and answer part, guests were presented with symbolic gift bags from Faculty of Engineering and Infromational Technologies Dean, Dr. Abdulhamit Subasi.

Makerspace Burch is a place where students can make their ideas come to life. It is a hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace or creative space), allocation where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, or digital or electronic art (but also in many other realms) can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. Hacker spaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where hackers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.


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