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 an event or meetup, we’re also up for co-hosting, so don’t be a stranger. Drop us a line via the Contact page.

Meetup

16

August

Tuesday, 9PM

SFF Mistral Party: It’s Showtime!

Game night

21

July

Thursday, 8PM

Quiz Night: Sarajevo Rooftop Edition

Meetup

09

June

Thursday, 6PM

Tech Meetup: Debunking High Scalability on a Complex Project

Meetup

19

May

Thursday, 6PM

Afterwork Hangout in Tuzla

Meetup

11

May

Wednesday, 6PM

Ters Tech Talks: Hot Topics in React

Open Session

09

May

Monday, 5PM

Emir Peštelić x EESTEC Tuzla: Cyber Security & Digital Lifestyle

Open Sessionvirtual

06

April

Wednesday, 12PM

The Power of Difference – Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace with Ana Kotur-Erkić

Meetup

05

April

Tuesday, 6PM

Rooftop Hangout in Banja Luka

virtual

03

April

Sunday, 12AM

Mistral at HackAtHome

Meetup

09

February

Wednesday, 7PM

FuckUp Nights Mostar with our CEO Mersed

SFF Mistral Party: It’s Showtime!

16

August

Tuesday, 9PM

It’s time for some crazy summer dance with DJ Soul! As a digital partner of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, we are organizing a very special SFF Mistral Party. This festival gathers and unites people from all over the world, and Mistral is joining the celebration of love and film – with all of us in the leading role.

Quiz Night: Sarajevo Rooftop Edition

21

July

Thursday, 8PM

On July 21st we held an evening rooftop quiz in our Sarajevo hub, which was hosted by our quizmaster Bekir Bukvarević. There were drinks and ice cream, and our crew brought along many of their friends and family members. All our game nights were special, but this one was epic!

Tech Meetup: Debunking High Scalability on a Complex Project

09

June

Thursday, 6PM

What does it take to achieve high scalability on a complex project with a short deadline? Over 50 people in Mostar heard it firsthand from our senior developer Amel Spahić on June 9. He presented the scope and architecture of the project from the film industry and spoke candidly about the challenges the team faced. The audience had many questions about the tools and techniques that they used, which Amel gladly answered. Sharing our experiences really gets us going, and we’re planning more tech meetups soon. Stay tuned!

Afterwork Hangout in Tuzla

19

May

Thursday, 6PM

Zdravo Tuzlo, dolazimo da se bolje upoznamo! Prijavite se putem linka: http://ow.ly/BGAC50J4SSE, zabilježite datum i pripremite pitanja. Mersed Čamdžić (CEO), Enes Kühn (QA Architect), Esmeralda Tabaković (Software Developer) i Miralem Bojić (Talent Acquisition Specialist) reći će ti sve o Mistralu bez filtera i uljepšavanja.

Ters Tech Talks: Hot Topics in React

11

May

Wednesday, 6PM

We teamed up with Ters House to bring you the first Tech Talk of the season. On May 11, our own Enis Jahić brought his A-game and spoke about full stack web framework Remix, while Ali Husić from Tershouse focused on reusable React logic.

Emir Peštelić x EESTEC Tuzla: Cyber Security & Digital Lifestyle

09

May

Monday, 5PM

U maju smo se družili u Tuzli! U saradnji sa EESTEC LC Tuzla, naš Security Analyst Emir Peštelić pričao je o uticaju tehnologije na način življenja, izazovima koje digitalni stil života donosi, te o principima zaštite i sigurnosti.

The Power of Difference – Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace with Ana Kotur-Erkić

06

April

Wednesday, 12PM

A diverse workplace where inclusion is at its core means more access to different skill sets and creative visions, which is more likely to result in more innovative products and services for users and clients. To explore the power of difference in the IT industry, we teamed up with Ana Kotur-Erkić, a lawyer and human rights activist. Ana will speak about the inclusion opportunities on Wednesday, April 6 at 12 pm. To attend the session, register here.

Rooftop Hangout in Banja Luka

05

April

Tuesday, 6PM

Let’s socialize and get to know one another while enjoying the best view of the city. Prepare your questions and good energy. Find out how it feels to work in Mistral, where we are currently located in Banja Luka and what our future plans are, what conditions and projects we offer, and what it means to be a part of our community of 260+ people from all over BiH.

Mersed Čamdžić, CEO, Emir Slatina, Talent Acquisition Specialist, and our Banja Luka crew will tell you everything you need to know about Mistral. Register here to attend the event.

Mistral at HackAtHome

03

April

Sunday, 12AM

Supporting student initiatives that promote learning and the acquisition of new skills has always been on our agenda. BEST Mostar is one of the organizations that has grown close to our hearts, and we are glad to be supporting this year’s #HackAtHome, which they’re organizing.
On April 3, our Security Analyst, Emir Peštelić gave a presentation on the importance of protection of the digital lifestyle. Our Software Developer Mirza Čeligija was a mentor to those competing in the hackathon the following weekend, while our Talent Acquisition Specialist Suada Bavčić interviewed those interested in experiencing what a job interview is like.

FuckUp Nights Mostar with our CEO Mersed

09

February

Wednesday, 7PM

Not a single success story is complete without the ‘behind the scenes’ stories of failure. As someone who envisioned and created Mistral a decade ago, together with his co-founder Sanin, our CEO Mersed had his fair share of triumphant moments, but tough ones as well. And you know what’s the best part? His honesty about it all. He insists on transparency, open conversations, and authenticity in all life spheres. Who better to tell a tale of the importance of not fearing failure at Fuckup Nights Mostar than the man himself? Bravo to the organizing team Intera Technology Park for creating spaces of important stories and inspiring speakers.

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.

Break the Week

13

April

Wednesday, 12PM

Sharing Experience in Global Project Deliveries

Break the Week

23

February

Wednesday, 12PM

Introverts and Extraverts at Work: A Guide to Peaceful Coexistence

Watch and Learnvirtual

28

January

Friday, 1PM

Data Privacy Day: Meet our Security Team!

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

Sharing Experience in Global Project Deliveries

13

April

Wednesday, 12PM

We had a special guest in store for one of our Break the Week sessions in April. Feđa Sarić has over 20+ years experience in delivering projects, mostly in fintech, to clients around the world. His background in development, project management and leadership was super relevant to share with the Mistral crew.

Introverts and Extraverts at Work: A Guide to Peaceful Coexistence

23

February

Wednesday, 12PM

In February, we had a fantastic Break the Week session with our Workplace Counselor Mustafa Suvalija. We spoke about personality types, learned how introverts and extraverts can get along and had a lively discussion!

Data Privacy Day: Meet our Security Team!

28

January

Friday, 1PM

This Friday, on 28 January, the 16th annual Data Privacy Day will take place across the world. This global event is aimed at raising awareness and promoting privacy and data protection best practices. To mark the day, our fantastic security team, Jasmin Azemović, Elvis Begluk, and Emir Peštelić, will hold an internal thought-provoking and informative session. In this session you will learn more about:
  • Our company approach to security
  • The rationale behind internal security surveys (and how do we use that data to improve our policies)

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

Code of Conduct

SHORT VERSION

We expect 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.