On February 17th, Zagreb hosted the 5th International Java community conference in Croatia. Organized by Croatian Java User Association (HUJAK), this evet has grown into one of the biggest Java community conferences in this part of Europe. HUJAK’s intention with the conference is to "present a variety of topics interesting to a wide range of attendees and to encourage an exchange of experiences as well as establish firmer connections inside the community sharing similar interests”. So, this year Javantura gathered 300 participants and hosted 25 sessions.
Over the past several years, RIT Croatia has been participating in the conference via its faculty and staff, but this year we were represented by our students as well. Leo Bach and Hrvoje Grgić study IT / Web and Mobile Computing at RIT Croatia. Hrvoje says this was his first encounter with a conference of that type but a great experience nonetheless: "I feel very honored that I was offered this opportunity by my mentors Dr. Mihaljević and Dr. Radovan. They did a great job organizing this conference, including us and helping us with the overall preparations. Since Leo and I shared a presentation time slot, we did it in two parts. My part was about the performance comparison of garbage collectors in Java 9. This was a great experience in many ways. Firstly, I have never had the opportunity to present my research in a room full of industry professionals. Secondly, I used this opportunity to network with other speakers at the conference. My field of interest is both project management and software development. I find both aspects challenging as they require creative ideas, organized planning and variety of soft skills. I considered RIT Croatia to be a good opportunity because the program offered dual degrees, and my experiences over the last four years are highly positive."
Their professor and the Area Head for the program, Dr. Kristina Marasović was very happy with the quality of their presentation & content. When asked to comment on it, she was very clear: „They made us proud!"
Senior capstone project is the crown of education at RIT Croatia for graduating students of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. Senior year students choose topics based on their own interests, which gives them the opportunity to tackle anything they find interesting and worth exploring. Creating a successful senior capstone project is a complex process which requires a lot of maturing along the way, a lot of problem solving, researching and, above all, a good and firm connection with the faculty member mentoring the whole process.
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD), an honorary society for students of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at RIT Croatia's Dubrovnik campus, held its induction ceremony to welcome 10 new members on Thursday, April 29 at the Hotel Hilton Imperial.
After an exciting weekend in Dubrovnik, filled with interactive workshops and final presentations done by all finalists, we are happy to announce the winners of the Hospitality Star Search Contest 2022!
As part of RIT Croatia’s celebration of its 25th anniversary, the college organized a creativity competition for its students. Students were invited to produce a video, an image, or a text on the topic of celebrating 25 years of RIT Croatia.