Centric Express is Centric's program intended especially for university students interested in improving their technical and soft skills. It is focused on raising awareness of IT in general, as well as the specific disciplines, technologies, and development methodologies used at Centric.
Since the program started in 2016, around 600 people have participated in over 50 presentations and workshops. It runs for several weekends and includes presentations and workshops about the areas of expertise in Centric: .OOP, .NET, Java, UI/UX and Front-end, Quality Assurance, XR, Cybersecurity, Databases, Infrastructure, and Serverless. Participants represent all levels of education and experience: university students from FII, FEAA, and AC; high school students; professionals; freelancers; and other IT enthusiasts.
Every Saturday, participants stop at a competence "train station". The number of "train stations" is decided before Centric Express begins and is based on feedback from the previous year.
To make things more interesting, during each training session, participants are able to gather points and receive prizes. Every speaker creates their own set of points rules, discussed at the beginning of each session. Of course, at the end of the program, we have three awesome prizes for the top three scorers.