Events

We don’t overthink too much in this area. We have so many reasons to celebrate, and so many topics to talk about that not one week can pass without some kind of Mistral event. One could say that our frequent get-togethers are the main reason our size never trumps our ‘wolf pack’ spirit.

External events

This is how we classify all events open to the external audience. We always promote such events through social media channels and invite all interested to register prior to attending. This type of event is a little less frequent but definitely worthwhile. If you have an idea for a meetup or something, we’re also up for co-hosting, so don’t be a stranger. Drop us a line via Contact page.

Open SessionMeetup

15

September

Wednesday, 6PM

The Road to Cybersecurity with Jasmin Azemović

Open SessionMeetup

13

September

Monday, 6PM

Prepare Yourself for Disaster with K8 by Ratomir Vukadin

Meetup

04

June

Friday, 4PM

Mistral Chillout druženje u Mostaru

Open Sessionvirtual

31

May

Monday, 12PM

Zero Trust Security with Emir Peštelić

Open Sessionvirtual

01

April

Thursday, 11AM

Postman API Testing: Testing is for Developers?

Game nightvirtual

10

February

Wednesday, 5PM

Mistral Trivia Night: Let‘s Get Quizzicle

Meetupvirtual

28

January

Thursday, 5PM

Paragon Meetup

Open Sessionvirtual

01

December

Tuesday, 12PM

Phases of a Team

Open Sessionvirtual

24

November

Tuesday, 12PM

How to prevent OWASP top 10 security risks using Asp.Net Core

Open Sessionvirtual

02

November

Monday, 12PM

Headless Web Apps & CMS with Amra

The Road to Cybersecurity with Jasmin Azemović

15

September

Wednesday, 6PM

Are you ready for the Programmers’ Day celebration in Mostar with a very cool session? Then, keep on reading. 

It’s becoming clear that problems surrounding cyber security are increasing exponentially. Since security itself is layered, an ad hoc approach to mitigation isn’t a solution. Remote work and all that comes with it are becoming a standard, which presents a new strategic and operational challenge, especially when it comes to security. The aim of the session “The Road to Cybersecurity” by our very own Chief Information Security Officer Jasmin Azemović is to introduce you to the real-world problems that come along with digital transformation and the consequences that stem from it. Jasmin will provide you with guidance on how to tackle these threats.

Apply here: https://bit.ly/3BNDVec

The number of seats is limited.

Prepare Yourself for Disaster with K8 by Ratomir Vukadin

13

September

Monday, 6PM

Working with complex systems on K8s allows you to feel the joy of success when everything runs smoothly. On the other hand, you can lie awake at night wondering why everything that appears simple and logical doesn’t work.

So, how exactly does Kubernetes work?
In his session, our Dev Ops Ratomir Vukadin will untangle that equation and share valuable tips and tricks that helped him master the Kubernetes. Buckle your seats and get ready to board the K8s aircraft at our first Banja Luka tech meetup!

Apply here: https://bit.ly/3BMUuqY

Mistral Chillout druženje u Mostaru

04

June

Friday, 4PM

U ulozi partnera ovogodišnjeg CodingChallenge projekta organiziranom od strane naših prijatelja sa Fakultet informacijskih tehnologija – FIT UNMO, družit ćemo se na Tribini 1 i Tribini 3 na fakultetu. Pomno ćemo pratiti i takmičenje naših FIT-ovaca. Nakon završetka programa na FIT-u, u četvrtak svratite do našeg hub-a, na dan otvorenih vrata, neobavezan razgovor sa Mistralovcima, i baš dobru kafu.

U petak ste pozvani na Mistral Chillout druženje u hub-u od 16:00h, gdje će vas dočekati naši Mersed (CEO), Jasmin (CISO) i mostarska ekipa. Da bismo ostali dosljedni poštivanju svih mjera, molimo upišite ime ovdje ukoliko dolazite na Chillout: https://bit.ly/3uEbD29

Zero Trust Security with Emir Peštelić

31

May

Monday, 12PM

Our IT Systems and Network Engineer Emir Peštelić is holding an Open Session on Zero Trust Security on Monday, 31st of May.

Zero Trust is a security model requiring all users, whether in or outside the organization’s network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data. If you want to learn something about the model itself and whether you are ready to go that route, this lecture is for you.

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2QRcMoW

Postman API Testing: Testing is for Developers?

01

April

Thursday, 11AM

Most developers use Postman only as an API client. However, Postman is SO much more. In the first Mistral Open session of 2021, our senior developer Elmana will showcase how to organize API calls and how to test the results automatically. Additionally, using real-life examples, she will demo a test suite that helps the team in catching regression bugs. See you on Thursday at 11 AM!

Apply here: bit.ly/3rkkpk8

Mistral Trivia Night: Let‘s Get Quizzicle

10

February

Wednesday, 5PM

For those of you who know us, it’s no secret we have a tradition of throwing the first game night of the year in the shortest month of them all. Being unable to do so in the physical space due to ongoing restrictions that COVID19 placed on us – we are hosting our first Mistral Trivia Night in an online environment. You will be crowned as the Wizards of Knowledge of the IT community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Apart from that, the first three places will win the Stars Club Bonus Classic card by Cinestar Cinema. Find more details about the event here. Apply here.

Date and time: Feb 10 at 5:15 PM
Place: Players will receive a link to MS Teams virtual game room one day prior to the Event
Important note: You will need both, a computer and a smartphone to join in on the fun
*In case you have any questions, feel free to send your request to marketing@mistral.ba

Paragon Meetup

28

January

Thursday, 5PM


Meet the mentors and creators of the Paragon program live and learn all about it!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2XTu8ld

Phases of a Team

01

December

Tuesday, 12PM

The heart of every project is the team behind it. Often, project outcome depends on the team – the collaboration and performance of its members. Every team goes through a specific set of phases from the day it gets formed onwards. Our goal is to lead the team through those phases and develop high performing ones that continually deliver results. Join our PM Aldin Selimović in an open session that will cover all team phases with essential aspects of each and discuss how to get through them quicker and reach the end goal – a high performing one.
Register here: https://bit.ly/37eMAJa

How to prevent OWASP top 10 security risks using Asp.Net Core

24

November

Tuesday, 12PM

If you want to know how to prevent OWASP Top 10 using ASP.NET Core, join our Adnan Cocalić in his Open session. OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote secure web application development and design. Every few years, OWASP publishes its ‘Top 10’ list of the most critical web security risks. Community, we’re looking forward to having an excellent discussion with you! Register here: https://bit.ly/3kObUuc

Headless Web Apps & CMS with Amra

02

November

Monday, 12PM

A headless CMS sure sounds catchy, but what does it mean? Our sensei and FE dev Amra Rovčanin will tell you all you need to know about the different types of CMS architecture with a specific focus on headless CMS. Do you need it? What are the benefits of each architecture and is there a future for headless CMS? Catch one of the most talked-about topics in the community!

Level: Intermediate
Register here: https://bit.ly/2Jne1rZ

Internal events

Only for employees. We’ve decided to showcase some of our internal happenings so all interested in joining our crew can get a better insight into our affairs. Most of our internal events are non-mandatory, meaning everyone gets to choose which one they want to attend based on their preference. For more awesome features of Mistral life, check out our Perks page.

24

September

Friday, 12AM

Team-Building: We’re Going to the Coast!

Workshopvirtual

04

January

Monday, 12PM

The Ultimate Framework with Amr

Break the Weekvirtual

23

December

Wednesday, 12PM

Cracking the Genetic Code with Monia Avdić

Watch and Learnvirtual

26

November

Thursday, 12PM

Ethics in Tech: Where do We Begin with Edyta Jaworek

Break the Weekvirtual

18

November

Wednesday, 12PM

‘Bouncing Back From Stress – What Not to Do’ with Mustafa

Break the Weekvirtual

02

September

Wednesday, 11AM

Race for the Cure with Nela Hasić

Watch and Learnvirtual

01

September

Tuesday, 12PM

Data Integration Code Accelerator – AWS

Watch and Learnvirtual

31

August

Monday, 12PM

In-house Analytics: Data Portal

Break the Weekvirtual

19

August

Wednesday, 11AM

Our Hidden History with Zlatko

Sync with Foundersvirtual

24

July

Friday, 11AM

Coffee with the Founders

Team-Building: We’re Going to the Coast!

24

September

Friday, 12AM

We’re going to the coast! Our team-building weekend (24.9 to 26.9) will be in Plat, a village near Dubrovnik, in Villas Plat resort. Fun times ahead! 

The Ultimate Framework with Amr

04

January

Monday, 12PM

Amr will present a powerful framework he built, that embodies the new concept of testing with many new features and benefits. The framework will allow mobile, web, and desktop testing in just one click. Here’s a great way to start off our 2021 with a fresh and interesting tool. See you on Monday, the first one in 2021!

Cracking the Genetic Code with Monia Avdić

23

December

Wednesday, 12PM

In this Break the Week session we will get an overview of the world of microbes from a genetics point of view. We will hear more about what the immunological response is all about, how do we detect viruses, and what is the difference between serological test and PCR. Join us on 23rd Decemer at noon!

Ethics in Tech: Where do We Begin with Edyta Jaworek

26

November

Thursday, 12PM

Our special guest this week works as a UX/UI designer at Google in London, Ms. Edyta Jaworek. What do you need to know to ask the right ethical questions when building a product? Which questions should you be asking? How should you bring the conversation about ethics to your product development process? In this talk, Edyta will provide you with knowledge and tools to help you start on your journey towards becoming more ethically-aware tech creators.

‘Bouncing Back From Stress – What Not to Do’ with Mustafa

18

November

Wednesday, 12PM

With or without the advice from experts on how to handle stress, everyone has their own idea on what can make it go away. However, not all of these ideas have merit; what’s more, many could be causing more harm than good. On Wednesday, November 18, we will discuss the common pitfalls in self-management of stress and how to avoid them, with our very own in-house counselor Mustafa šuvalija.

Race for the Cure with Nela Hasić

02

September

Wednesday, 11AM

Race for the Cure is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer worldwide. The funds raised last year in BiH were used to purchase a “First aid” kit  for 1,400 women from all over BiH, provided 1,000 free mammograms for women without healthcare, and those living in rural areas.

This year, the race will be virtual, and the intent is to raise the biggest amount of money so far. Let’s join Nela Hasić, representative of Race for the Cure BiH, true superwoman and a life long activist, to hear more about this year’s plans. We will take a look at all the things this platform did for women all over BiH and create our own fundraising race #TeamMistral!

Data Integration Code Accelerator – AWS

01

September

Tuesday, 12PM

Although data projects are different from other development projects, they can be simplified and standardized. In order to reduce development time, introduce development standards, and provide best practices Muaz, Nedim and Ibrahim will present pieces of infrastructure, code, documentation and logic that may provide foundation for AWS data projects.

Mistral’s Data Engineering Week

In-house Analytics: Data Portal

31

August

Monday, 12PM

Being data driven is a necessity, but it comes with a set of specific challenges. Muaz and Mersiha will discuss those challenges and show Mistral’s approach of leveraging internal data to support operational needs using Azure.

Our Hidden History with Zlatko

19

August

Wednesday, 11AM

Did you know that our Zlatko G. is a major history buff?! In fact, he is writing a book about the earliest history of this area, about a megalithic civilization that has continuously lived here since appx 4000 BC. Join us for a Break the Week session with a difference and learn fun facts about the history of BiH.

Coffee with the Founders

24

July

Friday, 11AM

Since the beginning of the global pandemic COVID-19, we have late morning sync over coffee with the founders on Fridays at 11 am. The call is always open for an hour so, so anyone can hop in at any time and get the latest updates.

Code of Conduct

SHORT VERSION

We are expecting cooperation from all event participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Mistral events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate at any event venue, including hackathons, talks, workshops, parties, and online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at our discretion. Read the full version here.