EESTEC LC Ljubljana and Halcom presenting

Bytes of Banking: Big data, smart banking


Halcom d.d. and EESTEC (Electrical Engineering Students’ Association) decided to organize another Advanced Skills Workshop called Bytes of Banking: Big data, smart banking. In the fourth edition of the workshop we decided to take it a bit further and include even more partners that are willing to cooperate in the means of academic input and/or financial support.


Who: EESTEC and Halcom d.d.

When: From 24th to 29th September 2017

Where: Halcom d.d. Office in Ljubljana, Tržaška 118, Slovenia



Participants will get a chance to learn more about one of the biggest buzz words in latest years - Big Data and then implement their ideas on solutions provided by Halcom. Based on Lean methodology and with given knowledge they will develop their own prototypes.



  • Interdisciplinary groups of students of economics and engineering: each of the group will get a challenge by one of the partners and they will have to develop a prototype which will be based on their idea and a case study that the partner will present at the beginning.
  • Two of the group members will have to take care of the business part of the challenge and other four will develop the technical part of their idea for prototype.







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Previous Edition

BYTES OF BANKING: Sharing Ideas, Creating Knowledge

"An unforgettable experience," was one of the most commonly heard comments for describing Bytes of Banking in year 2016. With the help of our partner BTC the workshop turned into a success. A week, full of excitement but also learning, started with team building. First day participants took part in a city tour of Ljubljana. That was the best way to get to know each other. Friendships between multicultural attendees were born at the beginning. During the workshop relationships only became stronger. Well-qualified lecturers enriched participants with knowledge about digital marketing, innovation process, gamification, human resources, prototype development and other knowledge during the course of the workshop. Prototype development was supervised by the professional mentors. Hackathon represented the peak of the ending week along with the award ceremony, where the best product was suitably rewarded. Spontaneous and also innovative ideas, teamwork, challenges, competitive spirit and also lack of sleep were the main part of the week along with leisure activities and fun. One of the factors that convinced participants to apply was the chance to test their soft skills in interviews and presentations. Winners got an opportunity of paid internship at Halcom company and also other attractive prizes. The event managed to combine two factors, which are competition and fun and it turned out to be an amazing experience for both participants and organizers.

LC Ljubljana never fails to amaze me with their workshops and this one wasn't exception either. I applied for Bytes of banking after hearing about previous workshops from my friends. It was the best way to learn new things, meet new people and discover Slovenia. Bytes of banking is a great combination of programming and economics, which can help you develop valuable skills. We also had a lot of fun going out, swimming in Atlantis aquapark and also in Bled. I can say that it is a great ratio between working on yourself and your knowledge, and enjoying your time and discovering foreign country.

Amela Špica, LC Sarajevo

BYTES OF BANKING: Social Media Banking

Just as our Advanced Skills Workshop in 2014, this one was a big success too. We decided to take the event to a higher level of quality and included as partner the biggest Slovenian bank NLB, which not only sponsored but also hosted final event.
The academic part of the workshop included lectures from fields of user experience, for prototype development, design, sales, security, etc. during the whole week. One day before the final ceremony we scheduled a day for development only and we also organised Hackathon in the evening, where students had time from 8 pm until 4 am to finalize their presentations and prototypes. On Friday there was technical pitch at Halcom and later business pitch at NLB.
Just as last year, this year’s overall winners got paid internship at Halcom in Ljubljana and also many got a chance to work at Halcom.
Besides academic part we organised many team-buildings which resulted in a great atmosphere amongst highly motivated and ambitious students.

The workshop inspired the attending students, and Marko Prelevikj wrote a blog about it. Check it out.

The academic part of the workshop was perfect. One of the best experiences ever in EESTEC and generally. The people in Halcom were eager to help us and educate us in any way and at the same time gave us the appropriate freedom to develop. We had many really useful presentations about skills needed for the event and of course for our working life later. Organizers created a pleasant environment which enabled us to be the most productive.

Yiannis K. Koutsogiannakopoulos, LC Athens



EESTEC is a non-political, non-profit organization of and for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students at universities, institutes and technical schools in Europe awarding an engineering degree. The aim is to promote and develop international contacts and the exchange of ideas among students. The association achieves this through improving technical knowledge and soft skills of students, introducing them to the industry and educational systems of other countries.



Nal Lukšič

Head organizer in EESTEC


Anamarija Cijan

Core organizer in EESTEC


Žiga Agostini

Core organizer in EESTEC


Črt Despotović

Core organizer in EESTEC


Halcom has been providing solutions for financial institutions since 1992 and has acquired invaluable expertise in payment systems through numerous successful projects. In-depth knowledge and state-of-the-art solutions have enabled Halcom to become a leading provider of payment system solutions in Central and South-eastern Europe. Halcom currently operates in 8 markets (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Qatar, Serbia, Morocco and Slovenia) and has provided solutions to more than 70 banks, 4 central banks and clearing houses. Their e-banking solutions are being used by more than 150,000 corporate users. The company motto is “Looking Ahead”. Halcom therefore supports all types of cooperation with higher education since that is the best way to invest in future experts on the market and Halcom’s potential future employees.



Alen Hliš

Event coordinator and responsible for HR


Polona Trkman Pavićević

Event coordinator, responsible for preparation and execution of the event and for communication with the media

Management group

Management Group is an independent and non-profit organization operating from the Faculty of Economics which has been connecting students from different fields for more than 20 years. We encourage students to complement the theoretical knowledge taught at faculties with practical experience in organization and project management. We allow students to fulfil their ambitions, improve their skills and create new business opportunities.



Vid Lekovac

Responsible for PR


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