This week we made our way over to FESB, the School of Computer Science, University of Split, where we met Boris Borović, an executive board member of DUMP. Young and enthusiastic, Boris manages to juggle his studies, work and volunteering as he promotes the tech sector in a number of ways.
One such way is through DUMP, a nonprofit association for young programmers, whether they’re at school or university. Throughout the year they run a number of lectures and workshops which attract large numbers of people thinking about a career in the IT industry. As Boris tells us, they manage to attract people of all ages, from kids to retired people which demonstrates the pull of the IT sector here in Split.
One larger event they organise is DUMP days, a two-day dev, design and tech conference with the goal of connecting students and education with organisations and the professional sector. He has witnessed first-hand the positive effect this has had on the community as he knows a number of people who have found their future employers during the conference.
Finally, Boris also shares his views about the future of the sector in Split, and the need to engage young people in thinking about a career in IT. He has seen a growth in companies offering job places and now the job market needs to mature and meet this growth. So if you’re a young programmer living elsewhere in Croatia or anywhere in the world, perhaps there’s a job here for you – just get in touch!