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FER and Syntio launch "Cloud Data Engineering Technologies" FER and Syntio launch "Cloud Data Engineering Technologies"

Musings / 31.01.2022

FER and Syntio launch "Cloud Data Engineering Technologies"

Syntio and FER have launched a training module for FER students in data engineering and DevOps (software development and IT operations), which is a course that provides expertise in several different areas of computing, including implementation, testing, deployment, producing, monitoring and managing distributed information systems in the cloud.

This module will give 30 students the opportunity to learn skills that are currently in high demand from employers in the IT sector, and thus significantly increasing their own competitiveness in a very dynamic labor market.

The educational module is organized as a skill (extracurricular course) at FER during which students can acquire practical knowledge of relevant technologies in the labor market, through a partnership between the faculty and the industry that employs such staff. In comparison to university courses, educational modules that are organized as skills are much smaller in scope and are particularly focused on acquiring concrete, practical and immediately applicable skills that employers are looking for. This eliminates the need for a longer period of learning after employment and at the same time the employee can immediately become productive, both to their own satisfaction and for the benefit of the employer.

The classes will be attended by associates from Syntio who have extensive experience in many realized projects, and the lecturer at FER is doc. dr. sc. Marko Horvat. Enrollment is open until February 8, 2022.

Below is more information on the "Cloud Data Engineering Technology" skill.

Course modules are organized in a way that follows the order of the actual project. In the exercises, students will be able to practically create the basic elements of a data platform, using tools and open source libraries and developing their own source code according to DevOps principles. The exercises will take place with the guidance of experienced engineers from Syntio, who work daily on data platform development projects, which means that students will have the opportunity to learn which techniques have proven best in practice.FER data engineering

The new educational module "Cloud Data Engineering Technologies" aims to provide students with important and applicable knowledge. During the scheduled 15 hours of lectures and the same number of exercises, students will master several topics that include data platforms and the roles of data engineering in building data platforms. The definition of data pipelines will be explained, and also ’what clouds are’, what encompasses the concept of data engineering in the cloud, as well as explanations of which are the most used programming languages for data engineering. We will be explaining the term DevOps, and its importance and application in software development projects. Students will learn how to use specific programming languages to clean and transform data, program containers, and Kubernetes clusters to execute program code. The use of the MongoDB database is envisaged for data storage.

"The aim of the course is to develop students' skills in the field of data engineering in the cloud by using tools that are available on existing cloud platforms, but also by using platform-independent tools that will work in almost any environment. Data entry, storage, transmission, transformation, cleaning, validation, serving, and also source code management procedures, serverless software environments and continuous code integration and delivery, are the procedures necessary for today's cloud data engineering projects." Davorin Cetto, Syntio CEO.

After passing the exam, students who have completed this educational module will have basic skills in data engineering in the cloud, that will enable them to implement projects to build data platforms in the cloud.

Ena Džanko, a student of FER and a member of the Syntio team, commented on the launch of this module: “Today, data means everything, it is superfluous to explain, but managing it properly and effectively is not so easy for someone who has never encountered it before. Students need to learn a new programming language and know how to use it in a real situation."

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Syntio is a data engineering company that helps customers transform their data capabilities and deliver quality products and services. They support clients with knowledge of distributed systems infrastructure, event-driven architectures, big data processing, data integration, data warehousing, business analytics, and data science. It was founded in 2017 in Zagreb and in five years has opened offices in the USA and Denmark and has grown to 90 employees. Their client portfolio includes leading multinational companies in the fields of retail, telecommunications, finance and life sciences.

The article was taken from FER


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