Zesium is a company that values knowledge and willingness to learn – the same reason inspired us to start our internship program.
No matter the area of expertise, Zesium gives the opportunity to graduates and specialists interested in gaining work experience in the industry and taking an important step in building a solid career.
Although we are a software consultancy company, it is not only software development that we focus on, but also on honing and upgrading our team’s skills other than the area of expertise.
Software development projects tend to be complex and multifaceted – during the process, things can change quickly and it is important for the entire team to know how to best handle the risks. To complete projects on time and within the budget, it is the project managers that must engage in efficient planning, organization and monitoring.
Our latest internship was held in the field of Project Management (PM). It involves use of various policies, procedures and principles to plan, implement and complete the project.
In IT companies, project managers have to tie everything together at every stage of software development. It is them who must make sure that everything goes according to the plan, watch the budget and achieve the goals.
Project Management internship in Zesium included some main areas that we covered with our interns as follows:
Introduction to IT project management (team members, project types and stages etc.)
Project preparation (project estimation, creating project specification and the team etc.)
Agile Methodologies (Scrum, Kanban etc.)
Jira tool setup (creating epics, stories, sprint organization, elements etc.)
Project management (PM daily, weekly and monthly activities, project progress monitoring, project risks, planning sprints and prioritizing, writing User Stories, team meetings and communication with the client etc.)
Introduction to the basic technical terms (software architecture and components,development environment, Bitbucket/GIT etc.)
Introduction to UI/UX design principles, backend and frontend as well as to QA process
However, at Zesium, it is not only Project Management that was on the plate to learn about. Besides the main areas, our interns have the ability to learn about other skills essential when working with people and within the deadlines.
Some of the other skills important for Project Managers (and other roles) we support are nurturing your own passion to learn new software development practices, developing analytical capabilities and flexibility at work, enabling you to listen actively and manage your time as well as to upgrade your communication skills for various situations.
Due to the recent pandemic situation, some of our employees are still remote, thus we also pay close attention to develop an ability to manage remote teams and build trust with your team peers.
Apart from the skills mentioned above, we encourage our interns to learn additional skills that will help them enter the business environment more confidently and we also educate them how to:
Prepare the ‘ground’ before they go to the holiday
Successfully present and talk to people as well as efficiently organize meetings
Grow a culture of providing feedback
Responsibly behave whilst working in a company
As our motto is ‘We Always Take a Step Further’, we consistently provide more value for our interns through lectures and advising on various topics like efficient Skype communication, building your personal brand, advising on how to successfully manage remote teams and achieve attention to details in the work.
Throughout the entire internship process, our interns are always recommended the best resources and literature to upgrade their skills and learn more at their own pace.
No matter if you’re enrolled in Android, iOS, backend or QA internship, you will get a chance to learn more about other job roles and get familiar with certain parts of their work and acquire a wide knowledge on software development in a company.
The internship is important to us because we do not only educate interns to gain technical knowledge but also to learn how to interact with professionals in a workplace setting and develop essential soft skills like time management, adaptability, problem-solving and teamwork.
If it sounds good and you’re interested, feel free to reach out to our HR colleagues at: email@example.com
Od praktikanta do QA testera
Nikola je pre godinu dana nakon tromesečne prakse u Zesium-u započeo radni odnos. Danas je uspešan tester, svakodnevno pronalazi bagove i čini naš QA tim još jačim i boljim. Pročitajte u nastavku njegovu priču.
1. Kako si saznao za praksu u Zesium-u i zašto si se odliučio bas za nas?
Za praksu sam saznao preko prijateljice koja radi u Zesium-u i odlučio sam se za Zesium upravo zbog njenog dobrog iskustva i generalno dobrog glasa koji ga prati. Smatrao sam da tu mogu započeti svoju karijeru kao QA i nisam pogrešio.
2. Koja je najbolja stvar koju si naučio/la na praksi?
Naučio sam dosta toga i upoznao sam se sa mnogim alatima kao što su Swagger, Postman, SQL baza podataka, Jira itd. Sve ovo mi je potrebno u svakodnevnom radu i pomaže mi da izvršim svoje zadatke na najbolji mogući način. Ali najbolja stvar koju sam naučio je da je svaki problem rešiv i da je, timskim radom, svaka prepreka savladiva.
3. Šta ti je ostavilo najveći utisak?
Najveći utisak na mene je ostavila dobra atmosfera koja vlada u firmi, ljudi su spremni da pomognu jedni drugima i podjele svoje znanje sa kolegama, što mi je posebno bilo važno s obzirom da nisam imao mnogo predznanja i iskustva.
4. Navedi kolegu i najbolji savet koji si dobio/la od nje/ga.
Izdvojiću svoju mentorku Anju Latinović koja mi je rekla nešto što nikada neću zaboraviti: “Probudi dijete u sebi, probudi testera u sebi.”
5. Kakva je atmosfera u timu, koliko te podstiče na rad?
Atmosfera je pozitivna i prijatna. Većina kolega sa kojima svakodnevno sarađujem i sa kojima sam okružen su vrlo motivisani i spremni da pomognu, što mi je najvažnije. Uzajamno podstičemo jedni druge na kvalitetan rad, ali i dobro druženje.
6. Koji je najzanimljiviji projekat na kojem si radio/la?
Ovde bih izdvojio Hesus, projekat u vezi sa transportom. Specifičan je i jako dinamičan, pun konstantnih promjena, noviteta i izazova sa kojima se svakodnevno suočavamo.
7. Koja znanja bi voleo/la da unapređuješ u Zesium-u?
Htio bih da se usavršim u dosada naučenom, tj. u manulenom testiranju i u alatima koje sam do sada naučio. A svakako u budućnosti mi je plan da proširim svoje znanje i oprobam se u automatskim testovima.
8. Kako izgleda tvoj tipičan dan?
Nakon jutarnje kafe i organizacije taskova za taj dan kreće glavni deo, a to je testiranje. Testiram različite mobilne, ali i web aplikacije pomoću svih navedenih alata. Pronalaženje i opisivanje bagova je glavni deo posla, a ukoliko otkrijem neki kritičan bag koji blokira funkcionalnost aplikacije potrebno je da brzo odreagujem i zajedno sa kolegama otklonim problem u toku istog dana, ako je izvodljivo. Stoga su važne vještine određivanja prioriteta. Cilj je pronaći sve bagove, to je ono čemu težimo, ali svesni smo da savršensvo ne postoji i da ko radi taj i grijesi.
Tu su i sastanci sa kolegama, daily sa projektnim menadžerima i developerima. Nije sve u poslu, ima i razonode – šolja kafe i čašica razgovora. 🙂
9. Sa kojim izazovima si se susretao tokom prakse?
Sam početak je bio izazov, jer je sve bilo novo, novi alati, komunikacija sa klijentima. Važno je bilo prilagoditi se timu, što je posebno bilo otežavajuće, jer sam kolege upoznao pre svega online. Prošlo je neko vreme pre nego što smo se uhodali i bolje razumjeli, a onda sam se i sam opustio i lakše tražio pomoć kad mi je bila potrebna.
10. Šta bi savetovao ljudima koji traže praksu?
Savjetovao bih im da prigrle svaku priliku koja im se pruži i da je iskoriste na najbolji mogući način. Najbolje je ulagati u sebe, svoje znanje i vještine.
10 Mobile Safety Tips Parents Need to Practice with Their Kids
Mobile device safety is more crucial now than ever. Apart from the fact that more information is available to children nowadays, the threats within the online world continue to multiply, putting children at risk.
The use of gadgets in families is becoming more prevalent in this digital age. Parents need to implement reasonable and age-appropriate control and accountability when it comes to screen use by minors under their care.
Internet safety is awareness of the risks following Internet activities and use of several effective measures against cyber threats. Due to the growing number of mobile phone users, the Internet safety includes desktop devices and mobile devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and the like.
Cybersecurity, online security, the Internet protection, or e-safety aims to protect users from dangers such as malware attacks, virus infections, phishing attacks, data breaches, identity theft, etc.
For children, this includes exposure to adult content and harmful sites or apps.
Why is Safety Crucial in the Internet and Mobile Device Use?
Our homes are now accessible through the Internet.
Surprisingly, some parents will go to great lengths to physically shield their children from threats but will remain unconcerned with tracking their children’s Internet behavior.
We teach our children not to talk to strangers, but some of us let them surf the Internet—the vast world of strangers—without adult oversight. In some parents’ opinion, a new mobile device they give to their child cannot do any damage because it’s just a gadget. But that is not the case anymore as the mobile device you give your children is a portal into their lives.
Parents and supervising adults must not rely solely on cybersecurity protocols from mobile apps and websites. Cybersecurity must be everybody’s business, more so with adults that are accountable for children’s welfare.
Here is a video showing why internet safety must be taught to children.
Mobile Device Kids-Safety Tips that Parents Should Practice
Talk openly with your child about their online activity.
Parents need to establish a good relationship with their children for any type of discipline to be effective and beneficial.
It is also challenging to establish rules if you are not present at some level to supervise. Kids spell love as T-I-M-E, so it is crucial to let them know you care for them and are interested in what they are doing.
Set time for your children where you can give them your undivided attention. If possible, log off from all your devices when spending quality time with them. If you set the example for them that fun doesn’t have to come from mobile, online games, and Internet use, they will eventually catch on to the example you set.
Do not communicate only to correct, as this will drive them to despise our correction. Let the children see that you are interested even in the value they get from their Internet and mobile device usage. Talk to them about the trends and threats to cybersecurity, or maybe mobile app development trends that directly affect them. Incorporate digital safety in day-to-day conversations, most notably when you start to establish your family’s culture regarding Internet and mobile device safety.
Slowly but surely, this digital safety awareness will grow naturally with your children. They may even surprise you when they develop their smart ideals regarding this concern and find ways to protect themselves online even without your prompting.
Set and stick to boundaries from the start.
Boundaries are essential for children. Boundaries are the guidelines, limits, and rules we identify for our children to keep them safe. It includes reasonable and permissible activities and behaviors for them, including mobile device usage. Boundaries are good to establish accountability and responsibility at an early age.
According to child experts, having reasonable limits set by their parents helps children feel safer. Sure, kids will sometimes push certain limits, but when you hold to what was decided upon initially, they realize you are serious. It instills in them a more profound sense of trust and security.
When educating younger children, be as imaginative and sensory as possible – you may use catchy music, animation, role-playing and other similar techniques.
The rules must be easy-to-remember and straightforward, especially when they are still young. When your children grow older and more mature, you will choose to add additional ground rules or elaborate on the specifics of these rules.
Check this sample list to help you decide what rules to follow for your children – the list can be customized and printed to meet the needs of your family.
Pre-set Rewards and Consequences.
Along with clarifying boundaries to your children, you also need to let them know about rewards and consequences of following or breaking the rules regarding gadget use. It needs to be clear to your minors that their decisions can either bring them benefits or consequences.
They will always try to break your rules if crossing boundaries has no actual repercussion for them. Incentives should also be used to encourage healthy behavior. Keep in mind that kids feel safer when ground rules aren’t changed on the spur of the moment.
If you are offering a reward or imposing a consequence, you must explain that a reward or a consequence is about what they did, not who they are. No matter if your children behaved well or not, your positive acceptance of who they are should remain unchanged. Their actions, on the other hand, have consequences attached to them, whether good or bad.
Parental duties, besides others, also include monitoring the children’s internet and mobile device use.
Mobile devices cannot be used as personal property by children as it is a privilege rather than a right – children must learn to use it wisely, be open and responsible.
Let them know that a part of this accountability system you are establishing is the need to audit their mobile devices and computers as the need arises.
You can download several kinds of apps that can reasonably monitor your children’s digital activities whenever browsing questionable sites or downloading inappropriate apps or content.
Be sure that they understand that, like with any privilege, misusing or abusing it will result in losing their right to enjoy it.
Observe Age-appropriateness for the Internet and Mobile Device Use.
Before purchasing a gadget for your child, get the latest reviews by child experts and investigate what age and duration are appropriate for children to begin using a mobile device.
Kids under the age of six are not recommended to use their own mobile device quite yet. For younger children, screen time should be limited to 30 minutes or less, while for older children, it should be limited to less than an hour.
You should check which apps and games have been classified as kid-friendly by experts. Provide your children with a list of pre-approved websites, apps, and other resources from which to select. Older children and teenagers must ask for permission before communicating or providing their details with others online.
Here’s a helpful video on the dos and don’ts of giving your kids their first mobile phone:
Teach Kids to Protect Sensitive Information.
Even if younger, teach your children how to protect their identity online. Identify which family and personal information they should NEVER provide in sites and apps they use, so they develop perception regarding identity protection.
Furthermore, show them the risks of exposing too much information about themselves – they may open themselves to actual risks if they expose their location online, or reveal that they are alone at home, or the places they visit in real-time.
Together with your children, open their social media accounts etc. and make it a rule that while they are minors, they will not have public accounts that are NOT accessible to you, so you can help them ward off attackers that lurk on unsupervised minors online.
Keep Gadgets in a Common, Unlocked Area.
Hackers have used webcams to spy on unsuspecting users – consider what would happen if you allowed your children to sleep with a monitor or mobile device open near them.
Establish Internet and mobile devices use schedules at home and ensure periods or home areas that should be gadget-free, like during family meals or at the bedroom. It is a safety measure that teaches children to separate from their mobile phones when it is time to rest or do other essential things. Avoid allowing the mobile device to be a default for your children, meaning they always reach for it when they don’t know what else to do.
If you are imposing such a rule, it is best to practice it yourself. Logging off is not such a bad thing, especially when it is time to rest at night. Show your child that you can separate your free time from your online time and it will follow your example.
Switch off connections at night. Although it might not be a choice in some intelligent homes, designating all connected devices in common areas and establishing a time for gadget use is a fast way to teach your kids Internet discipline.
Know Your Parental Controls
You should learn how to use parental controls that browsers and devices offer if you don’t want to expose your child to harmful information.
For example, as in the SafeSearch Filter option on Google, pages containing pornographic content would be hidden. Switch it on by going to Settings > Filters and choose Expand. Unfortunately, parental filters would more likely be able to block your child from witnessing violence and/accessing pornographic content to a degree of accuracy.
Follow and befriend your child on their social media accounts. Your children may cringe at the thought, but it makes sense to have discerning adults protecting them online when they are still minors. Don’t cross the line, though, like embarrassing your kids online but be on constant alert. Lurkers need to be aware that an adult is protecting the child’s online activity.
Even in real life, criminals get discouraged from invading a home when a parent is present. The same goes for online. Attackers recognize the kids whose parents do not have a significant influence in their lives, and they swoop in to fill that void by bearing gifts that can entice your kids.
Get to know the friends they have online. Monitor friend requests and discourage them from befriending people they don’t know personally. Being extra cautious helps spare your children from online users who want to inflict harm on children left unsupervised with their mobile device.
Encourage “Think Before You Post” Policy
Teach your children proper online etiquette that can guide them as they post content online. Show them what kind of content is safe and how not to reveal your family’s whereabouts.
Moreover, teach them how to turn off location tags on their pictures and be careful when “signing in” to events, locations, and the like. Teach your children to keep their location private.
As a parent, avoid sharing your children’s sensitive pictures and videos. What may look so cute and harmless can be enticing for online lurkers. Keep control of your family’s digital footprint at all times.
Any piece of personal information we put online is irretrievable and becomes a part of our digital identity, which may lead to issues in the future. Since youngsters and children are easily swayed, they must be given more online protection and made aware of their own privacy.
YOU are the person to instill a culture of cyber safety and healthy mobile device use in your household. Children can follow more closely what they see more than what you tell them to do. You should connect the words to concrete actions so that the concepts you teach become tangible to them.
Whatever rules you choose, you must be prepared to follow them.
At the end, who we are online is a reflection of who we are in real life.
Hopefully, we would bring more meaning to society even through using mobile devices responsibly. After all, all great things begin with simple steps.
1. Innovation Lab was created for the purposes of R&D and continually combines the latest technologies to create innovative products.
Our creations are enabled by a broad range of services like software/web/mobile app development, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Innovation Consulting and more.
Our Innovation Lab aims to address the problems too complex for the businesses to solve on their own. We apply a wide range of methods and tools to stimulate ideas as well as to develop, prototype and experiment the solutions.
Our Innovation Lab carries the motto: ’Bring Ideas to Life’.
2. Team as a Service (TAAS) is our way to help your business grow without any setbacks in case you lack the technical capacities.
Our TAAS model gives you an opportunity to approach your business intelligently and to get the control over your work. We’re able to recommend unique challenge resolutions while our arrangement can range from open-ended, episodic or merely temporary – you choose the best option for your business.
Having our TAAS model in your toolkit can keep your company competitive and agile as well as able to take on any project and deliver it profitably.
3. Our Startup Hub was triggered by a belief that we should build products that solve a real world problems.
Startup Hub offers the unique model of ‘Shared Equity’ and a customized price where we assist you with reassessment of your concept and help in development of your idea.
We start Lean – first to understand which problem you are trying to solve and how you visualize your idea in a real world.
Together, with the right attitude, a precise execution and true passion, we can bring your idea to life.
4. Our Design Studio is capable to develop an exclusive design and with our leading UI/UX designers at hand, we follow your vision and convert it into a visual shape.
Our Design follows the simple steps within their out-of-the-box formulations: sketching, pitching and assessing ideas.
Combination of the first-class design ideas created to display, attract and engage your customers.
Our team is the most essential part of Zesium – it embodies and represents our values supported.
Our people are highly educated individuals with extensive experience that, together in a team, represent the most valuable asset. Close team collaboration trigger ideas which are later developed into the inventive business solutions.
At Zesium, we support Steve Job’s motto: It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
Our vision is to inspire change and give our contribution to the world through the high quality solutions like in Fleaty, ApParkingSpot, CombMe or other.
We aim to build technologies that see and recognize the world just like we do. We strive to shape the future by creating original solutions for our customers and partners, as well as to develop solutions focusing on customers’ important needs.
By improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation, We Make a Difference.
The chemical element’s name comes from ‘caesius’, a Latin word meaning “sky blue”.
At Zesium, our colour appears as nocturnal sky – we chose black since without black, no colour has any depth.
Since eyestrain is often caused by excessively bright light or too much screen brightness, the eye feels good viewing black as it soothes the eyesight.
The contrast we create demonstrates our ideas more explicitly and ranks our solutions ahead of the game. Our dark background is a foundation for other colors and shows our company spirit – proficient and professional.
Our spirit for challenging projects and a proactive approach to invent new solutions is what makes us Avant-Garde.