PT Challenge going live

Packet Tracer

Foto: Max Offensberger

What is PT?

These abbreviations …  really hard for people who are not in this Techie World yet. It is just like a independent language, people you are new to this world just do not understand.

A shame because we actually need them in this world IT Skill Gap, and it will be hard to inspire people to open this door.

The Packet Tracer is such a door !

It is very easy to enter the world of Networking Technology – using the Packet Tracer 7.0 –  and see your learning progress fast.

This format is for educators and learners.

Check it out.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

Here is your invitation

Hello team,
One of the goals of our Learning R&D team is to do rapid experimentation, including research, in time bound projects. This is why we are launching the Packet Tracer Challenge on Facebook.

We have recognized the natural tendency and popularity of PT users posting their solutions in social media spaces and we’d like to support them and give this engagement visible to infect others to use PT 7.0 for their learning.

The challenge will run December 1-15 in English only and will be solely managed within Facebook.

I encourage you to join the page and review the solutions from students once they begin posting, and Like or Comment on any of the entries.

Special appreciation goes to Bob Schoenherr for his creative support and the entire team for inspiring experts to be our judges.

We look forward to researching the results of this experiment and how this drives motivation.

Thanks,
Gary

 

LINKS

@bschoenh

Packet Tracer Challenge on Facebook

Julie on the road – meet William

Julie on the right and me on the left – another colleague between us

I met Julie Chrysler a couple of years ago because of work. We were colleagues at work. Most of all we are just on the same page with our passion about innovation, collaboration, co-creation. We love connecting the dots to bring people together for a greater impact.

Julie is currently on the road traveling in Africa. She keeps telling me about awesome entrepreneurs. One of them is William – they met in Nairobi end of September. His startup is promoting sports talent at grassroots level.

It is so just wow for me when I hear that young people create services that encompass a giving back to the community element from the start.

I got some insights into how the story of William Wanyama started and what he is offering with his startup.

william_400x4001. What are you doing?
UmpireRef is a web and mobile application addressing documentation challenges affecting amateur sports. This is achieved by assisting referees in capturing match data in real-time through a mobile app, with the information then being synced to other users such as coaches, spectators and event organizers using a web based interface. Therefore, we reduce the impact of poor documentation practices which are more prominent in developing regions, where sports events are either not recorded or are logged in paper format which isn’t easily accessible.

2. Why are you doing this? What is motivating you?
It started out with my own personal experience of having won several accolades with my high school soccer team but quickly saw them diminish in value due to an inefficient documentation practice. In the world of sport there are more amateur players than professionals yet documentation is often poorly done at amateur level. There is a need to address this issue and help grassroots talent in both men’s and women’s sports to more easily find opportunities, gain exposure and fulfill their potential.

3. What were the most difficult obstacles, problems you encountered on the way?
Our growth has been impacted by a lack of resources. Largely in the form of funding and team size.

4. How did you overcome them?
By basing our operations in the iHub community, we have been able to rely on its members and services to help us address those challenges. Freelancers in the community have contributed to our platform in various forms be it developing our application or business strategy.

5. What would you need to have more impact in the world? Can we help you with something?
We are looking for investors or anyone who believe in our mission to help us raise funds to cover our operating costs so that we can focus on achieving our goals. We also encourage more developers to contribute to our project as the code base is open source.

Thanks, William, for sharing your story.

 

Delivered by Techimpuls on our mission to be a space making innovative ideas visible for leaders, experts and entrepreneurs to achieve a greater impact together.

 

LINKS

www.umpireref.com

@wanyama_man

Tsunami of Learning

Are you playing the gipfelspiel.de ?

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Screenshot from the nationwide multiplayer mobile game for schools about Information Security in Germany

 

The gaming platform yeepa initiated a Tsunami of Learning in German schools since yesterday: 200 school classes registered online by teachers in the mobile knowledge competition about Information Security.

Additional 900 pupils registered themselves and played 7,500 multiplaying games with 40,500 questions.

  • The main gaming time was in the school time between 8: 00 – 12: 00 with 4.500 – 5.000 items per hour with success rates at 50-57%.
  • In the afternoon the success rates were significantly better with about 67-77%.

With about 1.000 gamers online on the yeepa platform yesterday there was only one call to our hotline because of a technical problem.

Wow, congrats to yeepa, its leader Leopold Reif and all players taking part of this knowledge tsunami !!!

LINKS

www.yeepa.de

#yeepa

Analog and Digital

analog-digital

Working with others when you do not know them, their backgrounds and have never met

Today’s problems and issues are complex. To solve them we need to cross borders across professions, languages and cultures. There is no simple way. Technically this may seem easy. I agree. What many of us do not consider is that the users of technology are people. We need to work together!

Collaboration in a digital workplace requires us to learn how to work together without knowing what we understand with all our senses when we meet in person.

Developing ideas into solution requires critical thinking.

How do you tell someone that your idea, approach or solution might be a better choice without hurting this person’s feeling and then win them to build on existing ideas and knowledge together?

At the #3CityCreathon in Berlin, Bratislava and Rome participants were able to train this :

  • Selling your ideas in only 3 minutes – Elevator Pitches
  • Give feedback in a form that can be accepted
  • Digital communication between three cities

This combination between digital communication and analog collaboration developing an idea in teams is the digital workplace of the future present.

A perfect illustration for the eSkills conference in Bratislava where 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts discussed how digital technologies are transforming our lives at a pace never seen before.

Many thanks to all participants, organizers, decision makers, jury members, experts and our digital audience.

If the spark has reached you and you are eager to run a creathon or hackathon yourself, contact your local NetAcad contact.

Until next time

Inspirational Regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

Read all #3CityCreathon articles

News vom MMBBS

Digital transformation and skills in Europe

Read the Bratislava Declaration

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

 

Keep the ideas flying

Teams and Ideas from Berlin Bratislava and Rome

wp_20150715_004The very first time a Creathon happened across borders. At the same time in 3 cities. Hard work, complex logistics and lots of minds working together before, during and after this Creathon.

All ideas are highly valued, we hope the ideas live on. We applaud all of you for your engagement.

Here are all of your ideas:

 

BERLIN

Green Sun
Raising awareness of alternative energy in a social setting
Sebastian Paul, Marcel Hentrich, Louna Al Bondakji

Studyou
Improving Parent-Teacher-Student communication
Patrick Falinski, Alexander Hofmann, René Parchow, Kevin Trupp

eatelligent
Optimizing the amount of food on the tables of restaurants
Winner Team Germany: Florian Eichenberg, Dennis Roth, Stephan Rathmann, Thomas Mester, Marco Fuhlenriede, Philipp Lübbert

BeGo
Making using public transport so much easiert
Alexander Keune, Lennart Steding, Peter Helmig, Matthias Suchi, Mohamad Rajab

 

BRATISLAVA

APP@EAT
Optimalization of food consumption in households
Jana Cibulková, Renáta Hrešková, Magdaléna Hisemová, Matej Tvrdoň, Jakub Maják, Roman Vápeník

S-home
Effective energy consumption
Martin Šponiar, Tomáš Štofa, Tomáš Lojka, Martin Zoričák, Jana Zausinová

Smart Pump
How to make life more comfortable for diabetes patients
Winner Team Solvakia: Martin Miškof, Norbert Ferenčík, Erik Kajáti, Elemér Kosztúr

 

ROME

Doc-IT
Federico Scardina, Gaetano Mulè, Vincenzo Asta, Vito Lopriore, Davide Mancino

Blue Water
Gaetano Perna, Andrea Barletta, Justin Polidori, Giuseppe Palmieri, Massimo Esposito, Massimo Cacciapaglia

Hit the Safe Road
Gabriele Oceana, Nicola Pesce, Mirco Grillo, Carlo Gigliotti, Giorgio Morici, Gabriele Mastrapasqua

Countryless
Winner Team Italy & Creathon: Antonio Secchi, Paolo Curatolo, Donato Lombardi, Alessandro Masia, Daniele Ciciani

 

LINKS

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

Ideas cooking

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Water of success – Cheers!

After a full day of technology introduction Internet of Everything, Businesss Model Thinking, Expert Checkpoints and timed presentations, brainstorming rounds lead by Julian from MakeSense we are now just finished the idea pitches between Berlin, Bratislava and Rome.

“Very intensive Day – fascinating”
from Rome

“Really appreciate that we were able to meet people from different backgrounds, to learn what other people think about our topics. Perfect opportunity.”
from Bratislava

“Input and Output in only a few hours, very interesting ideas. I feel connected even though we only have video cameras connecting us.”
from Berlin

Remember we started with nothing this morning and now we have ideas and solutions in our minds.

Rest well and see you tomorrow morning

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

You have 200 volunteers

… how would you solve your problem?

whatsapp-image-2016-10-17-at-18-35-11It is not an easy task to collect ideas, from the best to the worst ideas … brainstorming is not simple.

It is really important to go for quantities of ideas first. There are about 3000 raw ideas needed to get one successful product or service.

Tomorrow at about 11:00 the idea pitching to the jury sitting in our three locations Berlin, Bratislava and Rome is on the agenda.

We are inviting everyone to join us in this connect moment and share their thoughts, ideas and questions you might have.

Feel free to forward the invitation to your network – your neighbour, your family, your friends, your colleagues … and of course, your mailman.

We support the cultural change digital transformation is driving and want to make sure that sustainability and social benefit for all parts of our society are always part of the plan.

Join us online

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LINKS

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

Breaking physical realities

chain_sBeyond the physical borders of a room in Berlin, Bratislava and Rome

On Monday a group of young people will start working together to create ideas for issues and problems of our society using technology.

In three rooms in Bratislava, Berlin and Rome – they will have 2 days to brainstorm, research, check into the innovation degree, the feasibility, … and much more of their idea to be a potential winner in the race from thousands of ideas to one successful product on the market.

I am building the bridge between the teams in the 3 cities and the digital Community – all of you -who want to contribute their ideas, thoughts, experiences and learning.

VERY FIRST TIME: Participate in the #3CityCreathon online

Join our discussion online.

17.10.2016 – 9.00
Internet of Things – ask Cisco Expert Marc Khayat

18.10.2016 – 11.00
Idea & Project pitches – share and contribute

It is free – we are happy if you share this invitation with others.

Join in: share their thoughts and experiences – contribute

Simply register

session1      session2

Everyone is welcome –  no matter what education, profession, age or background.

I am looking forward to meeting you inside.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

Digital Transformation and Skills in Europe

Joining forces is the only way to approach this challenge

skills-you-need-netacadOur daily lives become more digital every day. The global marketplace requires all countries, cities and companies to make use of the technology and digital tools we have at our fingertips to improve the systems we use to run our economies, business and lives for more societal benefit for everyone.

This does not only sound difficult, it is difficult and complex.

The only way we can start to understand this challenge is by separating the different levels of society affected and looking at the details of each dimension and the related problems:

  • Country
  • City
  • Company
  • Citizen

Drilling down to the details allows us to understand that these changes affect all levels of our society. This is involving all of us: all professions, all citizens from the youngest to the oldest, for all cultures and all backgrounds. We need the competences, skills and abilities of every single one of us to go through these challenges.

hands-and-brainThe key to mastering lies in our education and continued education systems. The key to get through (every type of) change is learning new skills.

Digital Skills

The European Union and the OECD define the key competences for life-long learning:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration

Creating learning spaces where those skills can be developed are on top of the mind of leaders. Innovative Educators engage and learn together with their students, business partners, tech experts and public stakeholders. It involves

  • collaboration of education, businesses and public institutions,/li>
  • bridges and spaces to connect ideas and work together,
  • openness and respect for each other with all our experiences.

Europe in the Digital era
where skills are making the difference

On 17th and 18th October 2016, more than 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts meet to exchange thoughts on how Europe will handle the challenges transforming our lives at a pace never seen before.

In parallel to the conference Cisco Networking Academy offers a unique interactive opportunity and concrete illustration of how technology can make a positive impact by organizing a two-day Multi-country Digitization Creathon for Social Innovation in Bratislava, Berlin and Rome in partnership with MakeSense.

In this Creathon Students come together in 3 cities and work in teams to create solution concepts with strong social and/or environmental impact.

For the 1st time this #3CityCreathon is open to the public 

17.10.2016 – 09.00 am
Join the IoT Introduction Session with Cisco Expert Marc Khayat
Register Session 1

18.10.2016 – 11.00 am
Join the Idea & Project pitches to share your thoughts
Register Session 2

We hope that many of you from different parts of society will follow our invitation and join the discussion online.

Stay tuned … and join in

Looking forward to meeting you

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

@CiscoNetAcad

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

 

LINKS

#EduHackthon, #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

EU Digital Scoreboard 2016: Strengthening the Digital Economy and Society
Is the EU is progressing towards a digital economy and society?
• How do Europeans fare in terms of digital skills?
• Is our workforce ready for a digital economy?

Reasons and consequences of apparent qualification mismatch

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.

draussen

 

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

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