Bo Lindborg is a leader in IT Education, teacher and Cisco Networking Academy instructor for many years. I know him since a few months and am really happy that we have become colleagues and friends organizing the Nordics & Baltics NETACAD Conference together in May 2015
Bo is the one in the middle of the photo – getting to know more about him is showing me that he is a really amazing person:
Inpired by a thought-provoking conversations about emerging markets with Paul Mountford – a Cisco executive – at the 10-year Networking Academy anniversary in Istanbul, he started thinking about the idea to send his students to other countries to help build networks.
He started searching for contacts using the Academy Netspace arena and was supported by Aine Doris and Nuno Guarda to get help finding a contact there. It resulted in coming into contact with Ms. Maria Salud De Los Santos who is the legal head contact person at the University of Cebu (UC) in the Philippines. READ MORE …
Meeting other academies is my main way in finding opportunities for collaboration. In this sense, there is no better path in sharing insightful experiences between academies.
Let it be known wide and clear that student should truly appreciate that the Cisco academy is global and worldwide. Let everyone know that Cisco Academy program makes things happen and it changes lives.
My future dream is to build bridges between Cisco academies all over the world. If anyone is interested to know more about my projects, please write to me.
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Thank you very much Bo, for all your initiatives. I am happy to support your ventures …
READ MORE about the Swedish CISCO instructor goes to the Philippines
By Bo Lindborg, Blackeberg Upper Secondary School, 2008
Read about more bridges being built
Inspirational visit to Cisco Dublin for Students from Denmark
I have so much to tell you …
Thanks to everyone for coming to Stockholm. I really enjoyed meeting with all of you.
Thanks to our host Bosse and his team Helen and Hamada from Thorildsplans Gymnasium for all the energy they put into organizing and holding the conference.
Special applause goes to the 3 instructors who took part in the ITQ (results will be out in about a month only).
Future of Skills – Piotr Pluta, CSR Cisco Systems
Internet of Everything – Ulrika Van Helvoort Andersson, Cisco Systems Sweden
NetAcad in Nordics & Baltics – Karol Kniewald, CSR Cisco Systems
Expectations to Atea’s future employees – Bjorn Andersson Wallin, Cisco Gold Partner Atea
Best Practice Examples
> Students Motivation– Jelena Revzina
not fear the darkness – Ashraf Hamadi, Student at Thorildsplans Gymnasium
> Network Challenge – Joakim Wangborn, Malardalen University
> Crossing borders – Katja Mölsa, Thorildsplans Gymnasium
Technical Update – Eugene Mozorov, NetAcad Technical Manager
New NetAcad Courses Opening Doors – Jutta Jerlich, CSR Cisco Systems
Continuing after Networking Academy – Anders Oxelcrantz, Cisco Learning Partner Fastlane
Q&A – Jutta Jerlich, CSR Cisco Systems
Lets us know your feedback.
Looking forward to continuing the conversation with you …
Bosse Lindborg & Jutta Jerlich
Written by: Ashraf Hamadi
Studying IT in Thorildsplans Gymnasium Stockholm, Sweden
Its remarkable today what kind of power you have just under your fingertips. I discovered this in an early stage. As a young boy I was fascinated about how one could gain access to another one’s computer and remotely use it. That discovery opened my eyes to the real definition of the internet. The features on the internet that are visible for us are just a diminutive part I thought. Opening a webpage or calling your loved one on skype are example of those “visible” things, the things that you deliberately do. But the internet is far greater than that.
Right now there are more than 3.0 Billion people connected to each other through the Internet. This means that more than 35% of the world’s population can go out on the internet, share knowledge, learn new stuff and spend some free time, but just as the internet has opened the world for each and every one of us, it has also opened up each and every one of us to the world. That means that the price for us to pay for us to stay connected is our privacy. I discovered that recently when I was asked to work on a 100 hour high school assignment which is meant to be a proof that the student is prepared for higher education or for work in a specific occupation.
What frightened me was the thought that we are constantly leaving our names, our birthdays and even our credit card information out on the internet, whether it’s regarding Facebook, PayPal or eBay. Seeing all this gave me a thought. I thought that the people should be warned, they should be feared of leaving such information in a wide and invisible place. So I thought that the best way to demonstrate it, is by creating a Trojan virus and infecting a PC to prove that without any hacking knowledge and limited programing knowledge you can steal private information without being noticed.
This resulted in me a 18 year old IT student learning python and creating a python program that could record your keystrokes and take pictures of your screen and invisibly send all the logs to a webserver accessed by only me. I was shocked to what I had accomplished and how easy it was to find all the research necessary. Therefore I feel its my obligation to in the best way I can, spread the word, and spread the truth that the invisible must be feared, because it gathering information about you and someday that information can be used against you.
You want to hear more from Ashraf Hamadi?
Come and meet him at The Nordics & Baltics NETACAD CONFERENCE 2015
taking place at the Thorildsplans Gymnasium Assembly Hall on 28th and 29th of May 2015
We are looking forward to welcoming you at this year’s Academy Conference for all Instructors and Contacts from Academies located in Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden.
The event will be over two half days, starting the 28th of May in the afternoon and ending after lunch on the 29th May.2015 – the participation is free.
If you want to do the ITQ, please send an email to Eugene Morozov firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an exciting agenda for you at this year’s Instructor Conference
- Internet of Everything session led by your Cisco Sweden Team
- Community building to share experiences, challenges and best practice
- Dinner event where you can connect with other instructors
We are looking forward to seeing you in Stockholm and connecting with you.
Cisco Networking Academy
The event is taking place at the Thorildsplans Gymnasium Assembly Hall located on the ground floor of the main building.
Thorildsplans Gymnasium, Drottningholmsvägen 82, 112 43 Stockholm
Phone: 08-508 43 500 email@example.com
IoE podcast for NetAcad members (link works when you are logged in)
Host: Jeremy Creech, Cisco Networking Academy Program
Dan Alberghetti, Central Oregon Community College
Rodrigo Floriano, United States
Bernadette O’Brien, RPI-Schenectady
Bob Vachon, Cambrian College in Sudbury, Canada
Tid: 09.00 – 15.00
Plats: Sal Omega, Mälardalens högskola Vasteras
Thorildsplans gymnasium CA won Network Challenge for the third time. This year Grillska gymnasiet succeeded to take second place. Our two teams came home with gold and bronze medal. Christopher Maxwell TE12D and Nhan Sundstrom TE13D won the gold and Gustav Young TE12E and Axel Kennedal TE12E won bronze.
After the first race both of our teams were first with a score of 100 points each. Grillska gymnasium best team had 80 points.
In the second round Grillska managed to win over our second team.
Network Challenge is a competition in network technology held by Mälardalen University. Participants come from Cisco Networking Academies connected to Malardalen University ASC. The competition is held once a year.
The first part consisted of participants configuring routers and switches. The task was to do basic configuration and routing protocols.
In the second part, it was troubleshooting. The teams were given a pre-configured networks with multiple errors.
Reported by: Bo Lindborg, Thorildsplans gymnasium
A few impressions from our Partner Talent Connection event at Cisco Stockholm
We started with a brief Introduction to the Internet of Everything IoE followed by a workshop breaking up in several groups discussing IoE ideas – the most often mentioned ideas circled around solutions for the traffic in Stockholm. It was inspiring to see how young Networking Academy students took the opportunity to present their ideas in front of the auditorium. It was a great experience to be part of this connection formed between all participants and the Cisco Partners involved.
Cisco Sweden is determined to do more: a partnership with SUP46 – Stockholm’s home for entrepreneurs – and Dreamhack – a Hackathon for games – are a proof that going beyond traditional learning formats is building the skills industry needs.
Elin Khosrawi Enmark, Johan Ahlm, Anders Johansson Tapper