Nebojsa Vasiljević has a PhD in Computational Linguistics. During his long career, he gained experience in various fields such as software engineering, policymaking and legislative frameworks in the field of information and communications technologies, as well as working with students at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, where he worked as a teaching assistant for subjects related to computer science.
For seven years, he was the Assistant Minister, Head of the Department for Information Society in the relevant ministry, and before that, he had worked as a coordinator for parallel vote counting at the non-governmental organisation CeSID, founded the company Software for Internet, and pioneered media streaming within the OpenNet Department of the Radio B92.
Since 2017, he has been working as an independent consultant, and he became the Director of the Petlja Foundation when it was established.
Katarina graduated from the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. After she had completed her studies, she worked at the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications for five years, where she led projects such as the Digital School, the Digital Hour contest and the Click Safe initiative. After the ministry, she worked at the Centre for Promotion of Science, for two and a half years. At the Centre, she worked on international projects, as well as on popularisation and decentralisation of science in Serbia. In 2017, when she started working in the Petlja Foundation, she went back to the field of information technology in primary and secondary school education. In her spare time, she is still involved in the promotion and popularisation of science.
Lazar completed his undergraduate and M.A. programme at the Department of Serbian Literature of the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, where he is currently on his third year of doctoral studies. He received a fellowship from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for his PhD studies, and he is engaged at the Institute of Literature and Arts. He has been the Head of the Petnica International Programme at the Petnica Science Centre since 2016.
Nenad graduated from the Mathematical Grammar School in Belgrade, during which he attended the Applied Physics and Electronics seminar at the Petnica Science Centre. He graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade. He has been working in the Petlja Foundation since 2018.
Jovan graduated from Mathematical Grammar School in Belgrade. He graduated from the Mathematics Faculty, University of Belgrade where he's currently on his masters degree programme in the Department of Computer Science. Jovan is a member of Machine Learning and Applications Group on the Mathematics Faculty.
Employed at the Microsoft Development Centre Serbia. He graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Belgrade, and before that, he graduated from the Mathematical Grammar School. He is an active member of the Microsoft community in Serbia and one of the founders of the Tarabica Conference.
Radenko graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, where he is currently attending the master’s programme at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. During his studies, he worked as a software engineer at Maxeler Technologies and a researcher at EPFL University. He has been working on the development of the Petlja portal since October 2017.
Marko graduated from the First Grammar School in Kragujevac and the School of Computing in Belgrade. During his studies, he worked as a software engineer (intern) at the Microsoft Development Centre Serbia, and companies Google and Palantir Technologies. He participated in the International Olympiad in Informatics, and he was a member of the commission for secondary school programming competitions in Serbia. From 2017, he has been working in the company Palantir Technologies in London.
Nemanja is one of the founders of the largest programming community in the region, PHP Serbia. Through his organisation, GrowIT he is working on creating premium tech conferences. Nemanja began his IT career as a project manager at a software company. During this period, he became acquainted with the Agile methodology. He is trying to adopt this philosophy in his personal and professional life.
Snežana graduated from the Department of Informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade. She has twenty-four years of work experience in secondary schools and three years in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. She won the first prize at the competition “Creative School” twice. She created and worked on the implementation of several programmes for professional development in the field of distance learning, application of ICT in teaching, as well as projects in the field of education. On multiple occasions, she was a member of the committee for the development of the computer science curriculum. Snežana is the co-author and reviewer of several textbooks and manuals for teaching computer science. During her time at the ministry, she initiated the development of a new curriculum for computer science in primary and secondary schools, as well as the change of the status of computer science to a compulsory subject from the fifth grade of primary school.