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The eventful second quarter of 2022!

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč

30.06.2022.

We decided to take another glance back to see what we’ve been up to in April, May, and June. Anyone who is even remotely connected with or interested in Split’s tech community knows that the past three months have been truly eventful, to say the least! 🙂

So, let’s take a look at the highlights of the second quarter of 2022, shall we?!

Stories about people and stories about apps

Everyone loves a good story, and we’re no different! That’s why we keep trying to find interesting ones to share with you. In the past three months, we encompassed a few topics: from stories about people, over lifestyle changes caused by moving to Split, to stories about apps.

Yes – apps! We are into tech, after all. 😉

Sara Dyson told us her story about moving here and starting Expat in Croatia while Marie-Hélène and Louis-Michel shared their digital nomad story. Furthermore, our very own Andrei Zinkevich enlightened us on some of the positive lifestyle changes he experienced after his move to Split.

We also managed to catch Alen Marić, one of Split’s designers, for a design chat that turned out to be a fantastic story about his own journey and that of building the local design community.

We also introduced you to two intriguing and useful apps. Through stories, of course! 🙂

Triend is a Web3 “anti-TripAdvisor” app launched right here in Split, while Marine Ranger can make any one of us instrumental in preserving the biodiversity of the Adriatic Sea by helping the researchers from the Blue World Institute.

Interesting news we shared with you

Aside from fascinating stories about people and tech, we also shared some relevant and exciting news with you. Back in April, Split International School finally announced they are moving to a new campus. We heard that was a possibility in January when we did a catching-up interview with them but got excited for them nonetheless!

May brought us the news about the arrival of Nomadbase to Croatia. And, from what we heard from some of Split’s digital nomads who experienced it, the nomads had a great time here and a lot of them decided to extend their stay after the Nomadbase week came to an end.

The final piece of news was also the most exciting one for our tech ecosystem!

In that way, we’ve sort of been building up the news-related excitement from the beginning of this three-month period. The big piece of news in June was startup-related: the definitive announcement of the arrival of Silicon Castles to Split!

Events, events, and some more events

This brings us to the next thing on our list: events. Because one of Split’s tech events was where we learned the news about Silicon Castles. And when we say “one of the events” we mean one of the six events Split Tech City in some way supported and/or attended.

That’s why we said we had an event(ful) three months! 😉

We started with the best hackathon in townHack4Split – and continued by virtually attending the Work.Place.Culture.Conference in Dubrovnik. Then it was time for the awe-inspiring DUMP Days, followed by the fantastic BlockSplit.

All of us barely stopped being on an event-related high from DUMP Days and BlockSplit when Green Future Conference literally took the stage at Split’s Croatian National Theater and continued that high.

The cherry on top of this cake was STup! international university startup competition – an event that keeps being more and more amazing with its every edition.

Quite a lively schedule we had there!

And, considering the worldwide situation for the past few years, it was about (damn) time! We’re so happy we finally got to see you all live! 😀

Locals’n’Nomads

Naturally, we couldn’t discuss events without mentioning “Locals’n’Nomads”. This meetup was one constant even with all the changing rules about public gatherings. We always found a way to bring you your monthly dose of its relaxed atmosphere!

The three meetups that happened in April, May, and June were quite noteworthy!

We celebrated the tenth edition of this meetup together with Hack4Split in April, then we had a crash course about Sudamja in May, and wrapped it all up with a startup-themed “Locals’n’Nomads” birthday celebration in June, in collaboration with Student Business Incubator.

Now that “Locals’n’Nomads” has been around for a full year, we fondly look back to all the connections made and look forward to many more to be created in the future!

Guest writers in English

The second quarter of this year also brought with it some fresh perspective in the form of guest writers who picked up their pens (or more precisely keyboards) to create content for the English version of the Split Tech City website.

Maja shared the peculiar story about her colleague Ivan from Agilno, Ivona wrote us our first-ever letter from abroad, Karlo rated DUMP Days, and Marques reminisced about the takeaways of the Green Future Conference. We’d like to thank them all for their contribution to Split Tech City! 😀

And if you feel like joining our team of volunteer writers in English, let us know!

Split’s entrepreneurship and our #STCFestival

Finally, we are nearing the end of this overview by focusing on entrepreneurship in Split. During this time we have brought you an overview of digital agencies founded in Split so that you can find your next business partner in our city more easily.

Our celebration of Split’s entrepreneurship continued throughout these three months with our Split Founders series where we keep pestering some inspirational people with questions. The only thing you need to do is read what Dora, Krešimir, Mateo, and Mladen had to say about starting a business here and making it successful. 🙂

However, the biggest entrepreneurial (and tech) party is yet to come!

We announced the second edition of our Festival of Technology and Entrepreneurship. So – get ready for September and mark your calendar on September 9th specifically because that’s when #STCFestival goes international with an entire day in English that will follow the two Croatian days on September 7th and 8th.

Get your tickets if you still haven’t! We can’t wait to welcome you! 😀

Summing up this eventful time

All of this aside now is time for some numbers. During these three months, the average monthly number of visitors settled at 2364, and the average number of page views was 5702.

Throughout this same period in 2021, the numbers looked like this: the average monthly number of visitors was 1257, while the average number of page views was 3871. You can do the math yourself to see the comparison! 😉

Because we’re interested in something much more important. Let’s leave the numbers and look at the only Split Tech City metric that counts – the community.

In these three months, our community was enriched with these new members: Serengeti, scaleup Office Split, Vrh komunikacije, Photomath, Cosmic Production, Unique People, IT Sistemi, IRI Centar, Caelor, and PlayNirvana Group.

Well – that was our second quarter of 2022! What was yours like? 😀

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About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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