Day 2 #Netacad Instructor prototyping at the #openBerlin Innovation Center
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 …
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.
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.
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
#openberlin #DigitalTransformation #digitalskills
Day 1 #Netacad Instructor Hackathon at the#openBerlin IoT center
The 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?
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?
The NetAcad Hackathon Team
Carsten, Jutta, Nico and Tobias
Cisco awarded a special prize from the Great Place to Work organization for their #Willkommenskultur
“Willkommenskultur” can be translated as “culture of welcome”.
The AcademyDay was a day to remember for students and educators. There is another special reason for this:
Cisco Germany was awarded a special prize from the Great Place to Work jury for its engagement and inclusion activities in the refugee crisis. They were selected as the best company in Berlin for their welcome culture and the integration of refugees into society and the labor market.
This is a result of the personal engagement of many colleagues, the partnership with NGOs and adult education institutions.
What does this mean practically?
Cisco employees helped refugees to get a better start here in Germany in many different ways with quick and straight actions:
- personal engagement in schools and refugee camps
- the Refugee First Response Center (Translation & Health Container),
- plans for special refugee education in the NetAcads
- partnering with NGOs and adult education institutions offering IT training for refugees
Cisco as an employer supported all employee driven activities with an unbureaucratic attitude, giving program and monetary support.
THANKS to everyone
(representatives … )
@Tuszik @carsjohn @ReDISchool @anneriechert @Ferdiv @cschaale @mjmorrow @paschmid_cisco @vallard @BryanOsoro @ReDISchool @iotcoi @MichaelGanser @cisconetacad