Prototyping in wonderful sunshine

Day 2 #Netacad Instructor prototyping at the #openBerlin Innovation Center

prototyping

At the instructor hackathon in Berlin, we have the most wonderful weather you can imagine. Still we have 3 project groups whereas each team consists of 5-6 people.

Today is the prototyping day and here are the problems and the proposed solutions selected during the initial phases the teams will design intelligent IoT solutions for.

Very curious about how the prototyps will look like …

traffic light

Problem: The green phase of a traffic light is not long enough for older people or for people with limited mobility.

Solution: A Sensor / App-Solution can influence the control in such a way that everyone has the required time to cross the street.

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Problem: Lots of food is thrown out because too much was bought and they seem to be spoilt or are spoilt.

Solution: A sharing platform, where user can offer food available for pickup in the neighbourhood. With a link to a food blog or „Thermomix“ recipes with ideas on how to cook the food.

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Problem: People searching for parking spaces create a considerable part of inner city traffic.

Solution: a sensor / app soluton showing free parking spaces. People can reserve their parking spot before they get there for a fee.

Thanks to everyone investing their time, contributing their products and knowledge in this educator hackathon.

To be continued tomorrow … pitching day.

The Hackathon Team

Carsten, Jutta and Tobias

#hackathon
#netacad
#EDUhackathon

#openberlin #DigitalTransformation #digitalskills
@Cisco_Germany @CiscoNetAcad

Reduced to the Max

Day 1 #Netacad Instructor Hackathon at the#openBerlin IoT center

IMG-20160506-WA0015The key qualifications for starting your career are not so easily defined any more as it used to be.
Sounds like a platitude. If you take the time to think, how our life today looks like compared to 20 years ago … it becomes quite clear that our society faces a huge unprecedented challenge.

Our reality changes to fast, affecting all generations. It has become almost impossible to stay on top of the information tsunami.

It is the task of our education systems, to prepare the future generations to enter their work life, for a future that we do not fully know yet.

How do you do this?

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A Hackathon … a teaching and learning format that opens the door for understanding digital value creation processes, showcases the technology behind it and inspires everyone to be part of the solution.

Organizing and running a hackathon is quite complex and extensive. The best way to  learn how is always to experience it yourself.

Today the FIRST #hackathon for teachers / professors / instructors/ #educators started in Berlin.

This very condensed day took us through 3 (of the 5) hackathon phases:

Inspiration phase – Ideation phase – Consolidation Phase

It is not so easy to decide and choose which idea to work on or problem to solve.
We argued, discussed, asked experts, looked at our ideas from all different angles and viewpoints … do we have a project now?

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The NetAcad Hackathon Team

Carsten, Jutta, Nico and Tobias

#hackathon
#netacad
#EDUhackathon

#openberlin #DigitalTransformation
@Cisco_Germany @CiscoNetAcad

The Art of Learning from Mistakes

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We live in an unprecedented time of transformation. Digital Technologies are impacting not only companies but the society as a whole: Industry 4.0, Virtual Reality, gamification, Smart Cities, wearable clothes … are just some of the buzz words. This is driving organizational change, with it a cultural revolution.

Innovation requires a mindset accepting setbacks, adjustments, mistakes, errors as part of the development path.

When innovation happens at this incredible rapid pace, the art of learning from mistakes becomes crucial.

A movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are shared, discussed and embraced is growing globally – FuckUp Nights.

It started in 2012 in Mexico City and is now the most active creator’s movement on the planet – it means that every month more than 10.000 people make time to go to FuckUp Nights –short FUN – and listen to

3 people who share their stories in 7 minutes and 10 images

  • What was the project?
  • What went wrong?
  • What did you learn?
  • What would you do differently?

Today there are 143 active cities in 53 countries where people listen to three stories about failure each lasting 7 minutes on a regular basis.

So GO OUT and find a FuckUp Night near you.

If it is not in your city yet, move to a city where it is🙂 … or ORGANIZE one in your city.

Happy to support you in it.
WHY?
Because I am just in the middle of doing this myself and it is my “must” to share my experiences with others. Thanks to everyone sharing their experience with me: The FuckUpNight international community, Salomé Wagner from FUN Vienna, Claudius Krucker from FUN St.Gallen and Réginald Bien-Aimé and Fanny Bauer organizing FUN in Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.

We are putting Basel – Switzerland’s most dynamic and innovative economic area – on the Map:

Putting Basel on the Map

The First Ever FuckUp Night in Basel will happen on May 12, 2016 at 19 pm at the Lohnhof, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel.

Weil Fehler zum Erfolg führen
Because errors are on your way to success
Parce que l’erreur est source de succès

Get FUN Basel tickets

The specialty: Basel is located shoulder to shoulder to Germany and France – actually a stone throw distance from almost all corners of the city – with globally present companies. Therefore the event is trilingual (English, Deutsch, Francais).

What is the specialty of your city?

 

@FUN_Basel, @FUN_Vienna, #fuckupnights #geneva #lausanne #stgallen #basel #zurich #switzerland

LINKS

What is the FuckUp Nights Movement
Eventpage
Register for May 12, in Basel

World Economic Forum – The digital transformation of Industries @wef

Wanted: Global Problem Solvers

Academy Day at Cisco Live in Berlin

Life is not the number of days you lived, it is the number of days you remember ...

This is definitely a day to remember for students and educators, full of inspiring tech talks, examples to learn from, star wars, smart city solutions, understanding the skills needed for tackling the huge issues of our societies.

Invent the future certificates reDi school award

The presentations included:

Dive into DevNet
Brett Tiller, DevNet Team, Cisco

Education the Future Problem Solver
Harbrinder Kang, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Skills Demand in an IoE Economy
Karsten Simons, Regional Manager CSR, Cisco

Rapid Prototyping with Partners – openBerlin Innovation Platform
Dimitar Vasilijew, Technical Manager openBerlin, Cisco

IoE Hackathons in NetAcad
Marc Khayat, Technical Manager, Cisco

Digital Living in Urban Areas – IoE Hackathon
Eugene Morozov, Technical Manager, Cisco

Teaching Coding Skills to Create Job Opportunities and Economic Empowerment for Refugees
Anne Kjaer Riechert, ReDI School, co-founder

Network Security – Fear the Invisible
Ashraf Hamadi, NetAcad Student Västerås, Sweden

Hackathon Pitches from the winning teams NetAcad Student Hackathon Teams from Brussels and Berlin

Closing the Skills Gap – NetAcad IoE Offers
Carsten Johnson, CSR Territory Manager, Cisco

We felt the great spirit and connection in the room throughout the entire day. Not only there. It was also evident in our digital extension in social media.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, shared and liked !

potpourri@MarcKhayat, @corenix, @vikasjee, @Kolipips, @ptbxbln, @VirginieSmans, @opnbrln_csco, @carsjohn @jsbond, @zhenya_morozov, @yroosel, @JDelillaz, @Jonimon_LoL, @yroosel, @kasimons, @lullionline, @harbrinder, @iotcoi, @brauchekontext, @CMW_Elendil

 

A POTPOURRI of your messages:

“Holistic education and training will be the key to plant a global problem solving strategy”

“ReDI School provides refugees a coworking space and mentorship to get them job read”

“Seliro is a quiet impressive idea from Brussels”

“Star Wars at the #CLAcademyDay. This Day is just great!”

“Change is the only constant”

“There’s no innovation without great people”

“What is needed to be the Heros of our time, uouooooo!.”

“If you haven’t started yet the Internet of Things, start now!”

“A hackathon can result on a social startup”

“You need broad skills to solve overwhelming global problems”

“Don’t overthink, and start now!”

“If you do nothing, others will do it. Don’t be afraid and give it a try!”

 

Many thanks to all of you, celebrate the day and get home safely

The Cisco Live Academy Team

Carsten, Jutta, Nico und Tobias

 

Further Resources

8 jobs every company will be hiring for by 2020
Why we need a digital Agenda
A Generation of problem solvers @ World Economic Forum
Infographic Global Problem Solver
First Refugee Response Center
Cisco White Paper: Global Problem Solver

LINKS

All messages on Twitter #CLAcademyDay

The three largest Networking Academies in Germany
G18 HamburgOSZ IMTMMBbS

@CiscoLiveEurope #CLEur #loveopenberlin #Odisee #DigitalTransformation #AlleHelfenJetzt @eskills4jobs @eskillsgrowthEU #DigitalVenice @CiscoEMEAR @Cisco_Germany @CiscoNetAcad

Every end is also a beginning

A team of mentors, advisers, and jurors guided

6 Teams 30 #netacad Students from 3 cities 3 days #CLhackathon #CLEur

You all came a long way and went through

Inspiration : Ideation : Consolidation : Prototyping : Pitching : Presenting

Congratulation to each and every single one of you for demonstrating your skills, creativity, dedication and enthusiasm !
Thanks for taking part in shaping our future by solving the challenges of our societies !

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PiDi – Smart Pill Dispenser –> first place
PlantNET –> second place
Smarter Train Traffic Solution –> third place
NoPe – No Pollution
The Fast for the Tourists
Heaving breathing

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A HUGE THANKS goes out to everyone who supported our #CLHackathon teams and #netacad students during this 3 day “Show your skills and courage” Marathon for

  • volunteering your time in this intense schedule
  • inspiring young talents with your example
  • coaching and mentoring
  • contributing your knowledge and industry expertise
  • being part of the jury

 

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Volker Dahms, Karl-Heinz Schiffl, Ana Schachschneider, OSZ IMT
Veronika Lietz and Vanessa Verstegen-Häntsch, IT-Bildungsnetz e.V.
David Brett and Almut Leykauff-Bothe, MMBbS Hannover
Monika Stausberg and Ulrich Stritzel, G18 Hamburg
Stefan Platzek, Senatsverwaltung für Bildung Berlin
Jackson Bond, Relayr
Jochen Berbuer, GTM GmbH
Siegfried Vogelsang, gfbm
Harald Maaßen and Johanna Roering, Indisoft GmbH
Thomas Meuser, Hochschule Niederrhein
Ferdi van Heerden, REDI School
Monika Römer, Freie Publizistin
Janette Gifhorn and Tim Heckmann, Cisco Systems

DANKE SEHR !!!

 

External Links

Fachinformatiker der mmbbs am Netacad Hackathon
1. Platz im Hackathon

All articles …

In German
In English

@CiscoNetAcad @eskills4jobs #CLhackathon #CLEur

Day 2: #CLHackathon Berlin

#CLEur #CLHackathon #benetacad @CiscoNetAcad

day2 hmm day2 gadgets day2

Inspiration : Ideation : Consolidation : Prototyping

On day II prototyping starts with opening the box and getting the gear out – sensors, arduinos, more sensors …

Theme: Urban Living - sharing and caring

I had the pleasure to get to know the teams and their projects. Here is a short glimpse into the IoE Solutions that are in the process of being born:

 


Layer8

Layer 8

Layer 8

The team is creating a smart, cloud based pill dispenser that makes life easier for patients, doctors and insurances. Quite a challenging idea with a need for cooperation with different stakeholders. Challenging also for IT students who are in need of medical and mechanical knowledge for the implementing their project.


PlantNet

PlantNet

PlantNet

The solution being developed is a monitor for parameters critical to plant development and well-being. There are similar products on the market already but PlantNet will consist of a platform, an app and community where exchange of information as well as teaching and learning can happen. This taps into the urban gardening culture in Berlin where it is trendy for bankers to go to an after work gardening party.


The Fast for the Tourists

Smarter Transport Tasks Force

Smarter Transport Tasks Force

This application collects information about tourist locations and connects them through the interest and wish of tourist in your city. It should also have a function to determine capacity of the locations to distribute visitors in your city more efficiently. The business model is based on the win-win situation created for tourist locations, the city and the tourists.


NoPe (No Pollution)

NoPe

NoPe

Smart trash containers. But the team specialized on the particular situation of mobile installations, fairs, exhibitions and concerts where network connectivity, theft, vandalism plays a role. Through an integration with social media people who do clean up are being rewarded for their actions. This is something I would love to see on my next concert.


Smarter Transport Tasks Force

The fast for the tourists

The fast for the tourists

They are developing a system that is monitoring the number of people in transport unit for better distribution plus additional benefits for public transport operators, users and city governments.

 

 


Pimp my road

Pimp my road

Pimp my road

All of the team members grew up in big cities and they hate to stand in traffic jams. Their application is aiming to optimize traffic in cities and they want to use sensors for real-time measurement of traffic movement.
>>> the group later changed their name and project to “Heavy Breathing”

 


 

To be continued …

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Digital Integration

#benetacad @CiscoNetAcad @ReDISchool #AlleHelfenJetzt

Initiatives with IMPACT
ReDI

The ReDI – SCHOOL OF DIGITAL INTEGRATION offers basic and advanced coding classes for refugees. With their TechTalk series they offer companies the opportunity to present their technologies and job requirements.

#5 TechTalk // Cisco Technologies
HOW CLOUD & INTERNET OF THINGS ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

Program

“The changing landscape of a digitized world”
Monique Morrow, CTO-Evangelist – New Frontiers for Development-Engineering, Cisco

“Building a new architecture for the Internet of Things world”
Claus Schaale, Cloud leader, Cisco Datacenter EMEAR

“Market landscape – Datacenter opportunities in Europe”
Patrick Schmidt, Managing Director Sales, Cisco EMEAR Data Center & Virtualization

“Cisco, Cloud, the Universe and everything else”
Vallard Benincosa, Software Solutions Architect and Bryan Osoro, Director Systems Engineering, Cisco

Take aways

  • Big picture of ICT industry and how the market is evolving
  • ICT players in the industry and the new opportunities arising
  • What are the technologies and coding languages to focus on
  • Where to look for opportunities

After the session there is an opportunity to discuss further on a personal level.

A fascinating evening …

MORE

REFUGEE IS NOT A PROFESSIONZukar

The syrian film maker Firas al-Shater lives in Berlin since two and a half years. He believes that integration will work.
Why? He dared an experiment …
Who are those Germans?

The initiative „all are helping now“ connects refugee projects with companies in Berlin.

Refugees on Rail support volunteers, conduct courses and workshop for refugees in several cities in Europe.

LINKS

www.redi-school.org

Ai Weiwei’s latest installation has 14,000 life vests at Berlin concert house

 

A few minutes to Berlin Hackathon Opening

#CLEur #CLHackathon #benetacad @CiscoNetAcad

Marc and Eugene Advice Before
Last Advice from Marc & Eugene – Hackathon moderators

Speaking with Marc and Eugene just before the official start

Jutta: Marc, you and Eugene have a lot of Hackathon experience between the two of you already. Were they all the same or can you explain us what was different?

Eugene: Yes, we did Hackathons in Milan, Helsinki, Brussels, Hamburg.  Every hackathon is different though – it is a one-of-a-kind event. The difference stems from the group of students you work with, the education system they come from, age difference, study focus. In some place participants worked more independently, in other there was more coaching from their instructor involved.

Marc: In Brussels for example, there was a large number of experts available and the participants were not only IT students but also came from business and design studies. This changes the dynamic a lot. A second point is that the theme varies because we want the theme to be locally significant which again influences everything.

Jutta: What would you say is the key element tell the participants to watch out for participants?

Marc and Eugene: Sure, here is our advice

  1. Collaboration is absolute key – not everybody knows everything but the knowledge of all people in the team is huge and will make the difference for your project
  2. Use your resources – the experts and the Internet are great resources for you whenever there is a questions
  3. The first idea is not always the best – look beyond the normal horizons and do not let your predefined thinking parameters limit your creativity

Be open to try a disruptive approach and follow hints from advisers and experts fostering thinking outside the box.

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It is our future

#benetacad #CLAcademyDay #CLHackathon at #CLEur

A memorable week ahead …

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Powerful. It is empowering to envision your future. It is on everyone to envision the future.
Why? Because we will regret, if we do NOT do it.

Here are the activities upcoming next week:

15. – 18. 2.2016
NetAcad Hack-a-thon
Starts Monday at 13:00 at OSZ IMT, Haarlemer Str. 23-27, 12359 Berlin-Neukölln

Young talents spend 3 days together creating, shaping, designing and prototyping ideas using IT skills and competencies to engage in creative problem solving for the future of our societies.

Keywords: Hack and Marathon = exploratory programming > Digitization Transforming Teaching and Learning

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15. 2.2016
#5 TechTalk // ReDI School of Digital Integration
How Cloud & Internet of Things is changing the world
From 16:00 to 19:00 at SCC Restaurant, Waldschulallee 45, 14055 Berlin

In cooperation with ReDI teaching coding skills to create job opportunities and economic empowerment for refugees: Introduction and Talent Scouting Event for Refugees from Cisco Experts

Keywords: IoT, Data Center, Cloud via Cisco Germany: Monique Morrow, Claus Schaale, Patrick Schmidt, Ken Owens

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18.2.2016
Academy Day
8:30 – 18:15 at CityCube, Messedamm 22 (South entrance), Berlin – CL Plenary Session, Room A6

Leading innovators and Networking Academy partners talking about how technology changes the way we work, live, play and learn. Listen to the pitches of the Hack-a-thon teams presenting their prototypes of IoE solutions.

Keywords: Education, Future Skills, IoE via Cisco Networking Academy Germany: Carsten Johnson, Tobias Köppel

 

At and around Cisco Live – Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide
Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22 (South entrance), D-14055 Berlin

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Further Resources
Why we need a digital agenda
Wanted: a generation of global problem solvers @ World Economic Forum
Infographic Global Problem Solvers
First Refugee Response Center

LINKS

The three largest Networking Academies in Germany
G18 Hamburg  –  OSZ IMT  –  MMBbS 

A Plus Video What’s Your Biggest Regret?    3:25

WTF is a Hackathon

#AlleHelfenJetzt @eskills4jobs @eskillsgrowthEU #DigitalVenice @CiscoEMEAR @Cisco_Germany


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