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MLXLINK AND MLXCABLES DEBUG TOOLS

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MLXLINK AND MLXCABLES DEBUG TOOLS

12.09.2023 |

In this course, you’ll learn about the MLXlink and MLXcables debug tools. These debug tools are used for both basic link troubleshooting and for analyzing the more complex link characteristics.

Course topics: 

  • Introduction to the MLXLink and MLXcables debug tools
  • Learn how to check and debug link status and issues related to them
  • Learn how to access the cables, query its IDs and read specific addresses in the EEPROM

After this course, you would understand:

  • the MLXLink and MLXcables features and abilities 
  • How to apply the MLXLink and MLXcables abilities

The audience for this course is:

  • Experienced network engineers/technicians 
  • Network Administrators 
  • •System Administrators

The prerequisites are technical background and understanding of networking hardware.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital skills

Microelectronics

Level

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

RDMA ON CONVERGED ETHERNET (ROCE) FROM A TO Z

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RDMA ON CONVERGED ETHERNET (ROCE) FROM A TO Z

11.09.2023 |

RMDA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is an advanced technology for data transmission over Ethernet. If you want to better understand what RoCE is, how it works, and how you can use it in your Mellanox Ethernet network, this course is for you.

This course will explain what RoCE is, how it works, familiarize you with the different types of networks RoCE can run on, and how to configure RoCE for each type of network.

The objectives of this course are: 

  • Understand how RoCE works 
  • Configure RoCE on lossy and lossless networks 

This course is designed for:

  • Experienced network engineers/technicians 
  • Network administrators 
  • System Administrators

The only prerequisite is a good understanding of networking concepts and the OSI model. The duration of the course is 10 hours.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital skills

Level

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

INFINIBAND ESSENTIALS

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INFINIBAND ESSENTIALS

08.09.2023 |

Immerse yourself in the realm of high-speed server-interconnect technology with InfiniBand. Its unparalleled speed, minimal latency, and remarkable scalability position it as the leading contender against Ethernet for interconnect protocol preferences.

Step into the introductory course of the InfiniBand universe. Whether you’re aiming to gain deeper insights into InfiniBand’s advantages, applications, architectural layers, management principles, or foundational tools, this course serves as your ideal starting point.

NVIDIA’s free InfiniBand Essentials course is designed to meet the needs of anyone who wishes to be familiar with the basic principles of InfiniBand fabrics, its components, layers and basic management concepts.

The course topics are:

  • InfiniBand Introduction
  • InfiniBand Architecture Layers Overview
  • Fabric Management Concepts
  • InfiniBand Drivers and Utilities

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Describe the main features and elements of InfiniBand fabrics
  • Describe the 5 layers of the InfiniBand layers model
  • Describe the basic management concepts of InfiniBand fabrics
  • Describe the main features of Mellanox OFED
  • Get you familiar with the installation process of Mellanox OFED
  • Get you familiar with OFED basic management tools

 

The basic prerequisites are just a general understanding of networking concepts and principles.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Telecommunications

Level

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

INTRODUCTION TO DOCA FOR DPUS

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INTRODUCTION TO DOCA FOR DPUS

07.09.2023 |

Unlock the realm of possibilities with the DOCA software framework, a flexible toolkit that enables developers to quickly create applications and services based on BlueField’s Data Processing Units (DPUs). By merging DOCA with BlueField DPU, experience a seismic shift in networking, security and storage performance – all within an expansive and open development platform.

Embark on a self-paced exploration through this course, where participants will learn the core principles of DOCA, a catalyst for accelerated data center computing using BlueField DPU. Upon completion, participants will be equipped with foundational knowledge and be ready to use DOCA and DPU to create applications that accelerate data center services.

Course Structure:

  1. Demystification of DOCA
  2. Introduction to BlueField DPUs
  3. BlueField-2 DPU setup
  4. DOCA Development Environment
  5. Applying DPU Acceleration Using DOCA

Main learning objectives:

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of DOCA and DPU that enables you to create applications that accelerate data center services.
  • Visualize the role of DOCA as a platform for accelerated computing in DPU data centers.
  • Immerse yourself in the DOCA framework paradigm and its integral components.
  • Delve into BlueField DPU specifications and capabilities, unleashing the full potential of your DPU infrastructure.
  • Explore sample applications of DOCA in various configurations to understand its real-world implications.
  • Identify and take advantage of DPU-accelerated computing opportunities.

Prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with software architecture and how it relates to and executes on hardware
  • Some working knowledge of data center networking
Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital skills

Cybersecurity

Software engineering

Level

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

GETTING STARTED WITH DOCA FLOW

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GETTING STARTED WITH DOCA FLOW

06.09.2023 |

NVIDIA® DOCA™ unlocks the potential of the NVIDIA BlueField® data processing unit (DPU) to offload, accelerate and isolate workloads in data centers. With DOCA, developers can program the data center infrastructure of the future by creating software-defined, cloud-based, DPU-accelerated services with zero-trust protection to meet the growing performance and security demands of today’s data centers.

At the core of this innovation is DOCA Flow, an API paramount to building agile execution pipelines in hardware. The library provides developers with a powerful toolkit for building sets of pipes, each characterized by compliance criteria, monitoring capabilities, and a set of actions. These pipes can be interconnected, allowing packages to seamlessly transition from one pipe to another after executing pipe-defined actions.

Enroll in this course to embark on a journey of DOCA Flow programming personified by developing an “ARP Storm Control” application. This application prevents network outages resulting from broadcast storms by skillfully forming a DOCA Flow pipeline that quells malicious broadcast network activity while preserving the integrity of well-managed traffic.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key role that DOCA Flow occupies in the broader DOCA and DPU landscape.
  • Create an offloaded virtual network function (VNF) application.
  • Acquire the skills to accelerate network applications through the DPU’s embedded switch.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of networking fundamentals to optimize your participation in the course.
Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Software engineering

Level

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

NVIDIA LICENSE SYSTEM

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NVIDIA LICENSE SYSTEM

06.09.2023 |

Introducing the NVIDIA License System (NLS), a new licensing solution designed to support the expansion of NVIDIA’s range of enterprise software. Designed to outperform NVIDIA’s existing software license server for virtual GPUs (vGPUs), NLS features advanced functionality and offers a number of licensing service use cases – Cloud License Service (CLS) and Delegated License Service (DLS).

During this course, attendees will enter the realm of NLS and gain a comprehensive understanding of the transition from their current licensing system to NLS. The course covers the following key aspects:

  1. How to install, configure and use a Cloud License Service (CLS) and Delegated License Service (DLS) instances.
  2. Migrate your existing NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU) Software License Server to NVIDIA License System (NLS).

The course topics are:

  • Introduction to the NVIDIA License Service
  • Installation and Configuration of the Cloud License Service (CLS)
  • Installation and Configuration of the Delegated License Service  (DLS)

The course objectives are:

  • Оverviewing the NVIDIA License System (NLS)
  • Discussing the benefits of the NVIDIA License System (NLS)
  • Understanding the two instance types: Cloud License Service (CLS) and Delegated License Service (DLS)
  • Explaining the steps required to install and configure each of the two instance types
  • Walkthrough migration steps from the Legacy vGPU License System to the NVIDIA License System (NLS)

The prerequisites are:

  • Basic knowledge of installing and setting up virtual appliances.
  • Familiarity with web/cloud applications.
  • Familiarity with NVIDIA products such as vGPU and NVAIE.
Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital skills

Level

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

GETTING STARTED WITH USD FOR COLLABORATIVE 3D WORKFLOWS

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GETTING STARTED WITH USD FOR COLLABORATIVE 3D WORKFLOWS

05.09.2023 |

The Universal Scene Description Framework (OpenUSD), developed by Pixar, was created to develop synergy between technical and creative pioneers, moving from a linear workflow to a collaborative one.

In this self-paced course, participants will embark on a journey to master scene generation using human-readable ASCII Universal Scene Description (.USDA) files. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to create their own scenes within USD, creating a solid foundation for implementation in Omniverse, Maya, Unity, and Unreal Engine.

This training is conducted in two separate sections:

  1. An introduction to the basic principles of OpenUSD, with no prior programming requirements.
  2. Advanced USD: An introduction to using Python to create USD files, offering an advanced dimension.

The goal of the training is to gain a fundamental understanding of the structure of OpenUSD scenes and gain hands-on experience with OpenUSD Composition Arcs by:

  • Overriding an asset’s base properties with Sublayers
  • Combining multiple assets with OpenUSD References
  • Creating different states of an asset with OpenUSD Variants

Prerequisites:

For introductory content: Basic knowledge of computer graphics concepts such as vertices, grids, and RGB values.

Recommended materials to fulfil prerequisites: Scratchapixel’s Gentle Introduction to Computer Graphics (Programming).

For advanced content: Knowledge of basic Python programming concepts including functions, loops, dictionaries, and arrays.

Recommended materials to fulfil the prerequisite: the official Python 3 textbook.

Tools used:

Details

Website

www.digitalalliance.bg 

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Software engineering

Level

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

HOW TO BUILD CUSTOM 3D SCENE MANIPULATOR TOOLS ON NVIDIA OMNIVERSE

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HOW TO BUILD CUSTOM 3D SCENE MANIPULATOR TOOLS ON NVIDIA OMNIVERSE

05.09.2023 |

Embark on a journey to create advanced tools within the flexible and extensible Omniverse platform. Learn first-hand from the Omniverse developer ecosystem team how to enhance and expand the capabilities of your favorite 3D tools.

During this workshop, you’ll master the art of:

  • Running Omniverse code with confidence.
  • Installing and activating extensions in Omniverse Code.
  • Navigating the extensions panel, view and selecting primitives.
  • Skillfully navigating through the complex USD hierarchy of stages.
  • Crafting a handler for scale management widgets.
  • Solving the problem of a malfunctioning manipulator (slider).
  • Constructing a scaling manipulator designed for single axis scaling.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of Python (helpful, but not required).
  • The Python Tutorial.

Tools used:

  • Omniverse Code
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Python
  • Python Extensions

Minimum hardware recommendations:

  • Desktop or laptop computer with Intel i7 Gen 5 or AMD Ryzen.
  • NVIDIA RTX-capable GPU with 16 GB of storage.
Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Artificial Intelligence

Level

Basic

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

EASILY DEVELOP ADVANCED 3D LAYOUT TOOLS ON NVIDIA OMNIVERSE

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EASILY DEVELOP ADVANCED 3D LAYOUT TOOLS ON NVIDIA OMNIVERSE

05.09.2023 |

Plunge into the world of NVIDIA Omniverse, an immersive platform that connects and crafts meticulously precise 3D virtual environments. Discover the effortless process of sculpting your own custom scene layout tools using Omniverse code powered by a short Python snippet. Through this hands-on encounter, you’ll gain unparalleled knowledge of creating interactive 3D worlds.

Uncover the ins and outs of Omniverse in a self-paced course designed to guide you through creating your custom scene layout. With hands-on exercises using Omniverse Code and Python, you’ll be prepared to create immersive virtual landscapes tailored to your vision.

Course Objectives:

  • Launching Omniverse Code with ease.
  • Navigating the extensions panel, view, and select primitives.
  • Moving through the USD hierarchy of stages with finesse.
  • Crafting a specialized scatter function from Prim’s origin.
  • Injecting randomization into the Scatter extension to increase flexibility.
  • Revealing the art of manipulating Prims and customizing the Scatter extension.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of Python (an asset, but not required).
  • Recommended preparation materials.
  • Tools:
  • Omniverse Code
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Python
  • Python Extension

Minimum Hardware Recommendations:

  • Desktop or laptop computer with an Intel i7 Gen 5 or AMD Ryzen processor.
  • NVIDIA RTX-capable GPU with 16 GB of capacity.
Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Artificial Intelligence

Level

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

BUILD BEAUTIFUL, CUSTOM UI FOR 3D TOOLS ON NVIDIA OMNIVERSE

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BUILD BEAUTIFUL, CUSTOM UI FOR 3D TOOLS ON NVIDIA OMNIVERSE

05.09.2023 |

Explore the NVIDIA Omniverse development platform for virtual world builders and creators, tailored for virtual realm virtuosos. Enter the complex realm of UI mastery with an in-depth exploration of the robust omni.ui toolset and framework within the NVIDIA Omniverse Kit. In this self-paced course, hands-on exercises will guide you to create a custom UI that streamlines Omniverse workflows.

During this workshop, participants will gain the skills to:

  • Initiate Omniverse Code with ease.
  • Manage extensions by installing, uninstalling and activating them in Omniverse Code.
  • Navigate the extensions panel, opening views and selecting primitives.
  • Seamlessly navigate USD’s complex hierarchy of stages.
  • Construct a concise form window, complete with stylistic elements.
  • Test the limits of one’s creativity 
  • Accept the challenge to mimic a window design created by the Omniverse UX team.
  • Match form and function to the defined window design.

Once you’ve achieved the culmination, you’ll not only have created a user interface, but you’ll also have gained an in-depth understanding of the Omniverse code.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of Python (helpful, but not required).
  • The Python Tutorial.
  • Tools used:
  • Omniverse Code
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Python
  • Python Extensions

Minimum recommended hardware:

  • Desktop or laptop computer equipped with Intel i7 Gen 5 or AMD Ryzen.
  • NVIDIA RTX-capable GPU with 16 GB of capacity.

Similar courses:

“Getting Started with USD for Collaborative 3D Workflows,” a dive path into the Universal Scene Description (USD) framework developed by Pixar designed to foster collaboration between the creative and technical creators of the world.

Details

Website

www.digitalalliance.bg 

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

AR & VR

Level

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

ASSEMBLE A SIMPLE ROBOT IN ISAAC SIM

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ASSEMBLE A SIMPLE ROBOT IN ISAAC SIM

04.09.2023 |

Embark on an interactive journey through the “Assembling a Simple Robot” tutorial as you dive into creating a dynamic mobile robot on two wheels in a live Isaac Sim GPU environment. The immersive tutorial experience lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Within this lab you will master the art of:

  • Establishing a connection between a local streaming client and an Omniverse Isaac Sim server located in the cloud.
  • Introducing a mock USD robot into the live Isaac Sim environment.
  • Inserting the robot body with joint actuators and properties.
  • Enhancing the robot’s capabilities by integrating articulations.
  • Upon completion of the course, you will gain a basic understanding of the Isaac Sim interface and core documentation, which will help you embark on your own robot simulation endeavors.

Prerequisites:

  • Windows or Linux based computer equipped to install Omniverse Launcher and Omniverse applications.
  • Internet bandwidth that can accommodate the Isaac Sim client/server stream (note that performance may vary).

Tools:

Additional Training:

For further exploration, consider enrolling in the Getting Started with USD for Collaborative 3D Workflows course, a self-paced adventure that delves into creating scenes using Universal Scene Description ASCII (.USDA) files that are human-readable.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital skills for children

Digital skills for public administration

Digital technology

AR & VR

Robotics

Level

Basic

Middle

Advanced

Expert

Format of the training

Online

In-person

Training fee

Free training

Paid training (cost)

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

Bulgarian

English

Country providing the training

Bulgaria

Other

Classification

Single opportunity

Database

DEVELOP, CUSTOMIZE, AND PUBLISH IN OMNIVERSE WITH EXTENSIONS

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DEVELOP, CUSTOMIZE, AND PUBLISH IN OMNIVERSE WITH EXTENSIONS

04.09.2023 |

Want to customize the Omniverse experience to your preferences? Dive into the realm of customization with Python-coded extensions. These versatile tools give you the ability to change everything from the functionality to the UI of Omniverse. Whether you seek to effortlessly create objects, introduce custom physics for select objects, streamline repetitive operations, or revolutionize object manipulation in the UI, extensions pave the way.

Discover the art of:

  • Creating a button to spontaneously create a cube.
  • Creating custom windows to change the Omniverse user interface.
  • Debugging and publishing extensions.

Once complete, you’ll be able to design and share custom extensions in the thriving Omniverse community.

Basic knowledge of:

  • Python, establishing a solid foundation.
  • Computer graphics basics, but not required.

Recommended tools:

  • Omniverse Code
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Python

Hardware requirements (minimum recommendations):

  • Linux or Windows operating system.
  • (RTX is optional for Omniverse Code.)
  • Intel I7 Gen 7+ or AMD Ryzen+.

For further exploration, check out these relevant trainings:

  • “Getting Started with USD for Collaborative 3D Workflows”
  • “Easily develop advanced 3D layout tools in NVIDIA Omniverse”
  • “Build beautiful, custom UI for 3D tools in NVIDIA Omniverse”
  • “How to Build Custom 3D Scene Manipulator Tools on NVIDIA Omniverse”
Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

AR & VR

Level

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

ESSENTIALS OF DEVELOPING OMNIVERSE KIT APPLICATIONS

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ESSENTIALS OF DEVELOPING OMNIVERSE KIT APPLICATIONS

04.09.2023 |

NVIDIA has created a set of comprehensive reference applications including Create, Drive Sim and Isaac Sim to demonstrate the capabilities of the Omniverse Kit. Everything you see in these reference apps extends to your custom apps. You can leverage existing NVIDIA extensions to speed up your application development, as applications consist of different extensions that collaborate to streamline specific workflows. 

During this course, participants will understand:

  • The essence of the Kit file and the art of its creation.
  • The process of integrating extensions into applications.
  • The role of extension dependencies.
  • How to formulate the application layout.
  • The use of styling techniques.
  • Packaging and distributing an application.

Once completed, you will be able to create and share your own custom applications within the dynamic Omniverse community.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of Python.
  • Elementary knowledge of computer graphics may be helpful, but is not required.
  • Developing extensions for Omniverse.
  • GitHub navigation.
  • Command line proficiency.
  • Tools in action:
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Python

Minimum recommended hardware:

  • Desktop or laptop computer with Intel i7 Gen 5 or AMD Ryzen.
  • GPU with NVIDIA RTX support and 16 GB.
  • Connected Learning:
  • “Getting Started with USD for Collaborative 3D Workflows”
  • “Easily develop advanced 3D layout tools in NVIDIA Omniverse”
  • “Building a beautiful, custom user interface for 3D tools in NVIDIA Omniverse”
  • “How to create custom tools for manipulating 3D scenes in NVIDIA Omniverse”

Related Training:

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

AR & VR

Level

Middle

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

BUILDING VIDEO AI APPLICATIONS AT THE EDGE ON JETSON NANO

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BUILDING VIDEO AI APPLICATIONS AT THE EDGE ON JETSON NANO

31.08.2023 |

From recognizing a cat in the backyard to enhancing the customer shopping experience, the possibilities of AI-based video understanding know no bounds. Enter the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, a user-friendly yet powerful computer capable of running multiple neural networks simultaneously. Positioned as an ideal entry point into the field of intelligent video analysis (IVA) through the NVIDIA DeepStream SDK, this course gets you into the realm of building insightful projects. With JupyterLab notebooks and sample Python applications on your Jetson Nano, you’ll explore the field of deep learning video analytics by discovering deep insights from video streams. The skills you’ll develop will pave the way for creating your own future projects not only on the Nano, but on all Jetson Edge platforms.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic familiarity with the Linux command line.
  • Mastery of basic Python 3 programming concepts including functions, loops, dictionaries, and arrays.
  • Tools in Action:
  • DeepStream
  • TensorRT
  • Jetson Nano
  • Python

Basic Hardware:

  • NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit or NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit.
  • Depending on the model, recommended power supply and jumper configurations.
  • High performance microSD card (minimum 64 GB).
  • USB webcam (for final use on the notebook).

Additional requirements:

  • For the Jetson Nano 2GB developer kit, USB-C 5.1V 3A power supply from the list of supported components
  • High performance microSD card: 64 GB minimum recommended (we have tested and recommend this one)
  • USB data cable: Micro-B to Type-A with DATA function enabled (we’ve tested and recommend this one)
  • USB Webcam (used only in the end notebook), such as Logitech C270 USB Webcam

Additional computer and network requirements:

  • A computer with an internet connection and the ability to flash your microSD card if you are setting up the Jetson Nano for the first time
  • Available USBA port on your computer (you may need an adapter if you only have USBC ports)
  • Administrative rights and the ability to install compatible media player software (we tested and recommend this one)
  • Internet connection for your Jetson Nano

Connected Learning:

There is a certificate upon the completion of the course.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT workers

Digital technology

Artificial Intelligence

Level

Middle

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

DISASTER RISK MONITORING USING SATELLITE IMAGERY

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DISASTER RISK MONITORING USING SATELLITE IMAGERY

28.08.2023 |

Embark on transformative learning as you gain experience constructing and implementing a deep learning model to automate flood identification through satellite imagery. This innovative workflow has the potential to revolutionize natural disaster management by reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, and significantly increasing overall effectiveness.

Course Objectives:

  • Construct a machine learning workflow tailored to address challenges in disaster management solutions.
  • Use hardware-accelerated tools to process extensive satellite imagery datasets.
  • Apply transfer learning strategies to economically develop advanced deep learning segmentation models.
  • Deploy deep learning models to enable near real-time analysis.
  • Leverage the skills of deep learning-based models to rapidly detect and respond to floods.

Prerequisites:

  • Proficiency in the Python programming language 3.
  • Basic understanding of machine learning and deep learning principles (with emphasis on different CNN variants) and their application in pipelines.
  • Curiosity to explore advanced methods for manipulating satellite imagery.

Tools used:

  • NVIDIA DALI
  • NVIDIA TAO Toolkit
  • NVIDIA TensorRT
  • NVIDIA Triton Inference Server.

Relevant training:

“Deploying an Inference Model at Production Scale”: a self-paced course that focuses on Triton for deploying deep learning models built in different frameworks.

For additional training through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, visit www.nvidia.com/dli

The course was developed in collaboration with UNOSAT, the United Nations Satellite Centre.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

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Software development

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English

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GENERATIVE AI EXPLAINED

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GENERATIVE AI EXPLAINED

26.08.2023 |

Generative Artificial Intelligence, a rapidly growing field of technology, involves the creation of new content that is based on a variety of inputs. Recently, it has exploited the potential of neural networks to recognize patterns and structures in existing data, leading to the generation of new content. Start this course to dive into generative artificial intelligence by uncovering its concepts, applications, and the range of challenges and opportunities it provides.

The goal of the course is to learn the following skills:

  • Define generative artificial intelligence and unravel how it works.
  • Explore various applications of generative AI.
  • Navigate the landscape of challenges and opportunities in the field of generative AI.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of machine learning and deep learning concepts.

Related learning:

  • For additional training through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute: www.nvidia.com/dli 
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Digital skills for all

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Artificial Intelligence

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Free training

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English

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AN EVEN EASIER INTRODUCTION TO CUDA

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AN EVEN EASIER INTRODUCTION TO CUDA

25.08.2023 |

Accompanying Mark Harris’s renowned blog post, “An Even Easier Introduction to CUDA,” this notebook guides you through the fundamentals of crafting CUDA kernels for NVIDIA GPUs in a massively parallel manner. By completing this notebook, you’ll gain the ability to:

– Launch CUDA kernels massively in parallel on NVIDIA GPUs.

– Organize parallel thread execution for extensive dataset sizes.

– Manage memory interchange between the CPU and GPU.

– Profile your CUDA code for performance enhancements.

 

Upon finishing, you’ll be well-versed in launching massively parallel CUDA kernels for processing data on NVIDIA GPUs.

Prerequisites:

While no novel coding is required, a familiarity with the following will enhance your comprehension of the material:

– Writing, compiling, and running C or C++ code.

Recommended resources for prerequisites:

– The interactive tutorial at learn-c.org.

Tools utilized:

– CUDA C++

– nvcc

– nvprof

Related Training:

– “Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA C/C++“: A self-paced course tailored to novice CUDA C++ programmers.

– “Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA Python“: A self-paced course designed for those new to CUDA Python programming.

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Digital skills for all

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English

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DIGITAL FINGERPRINTING WITH MORPHEUS

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DIGITAL FINGERPRINTING WITH MORPHEUS

22.08.2023 |

In this short course, you’ll enter the practical realm by honing your skills to create and implement NVIDIA’s AI-enabled digital fingerprinting workflow. The innovative workflow not only achieves 100-percent data visibility, but also significantly reduces the time it takes to detect potential threats. In addition, cybersecurity experts from various institutions will provide insights on using NVIDIA’s AI framework and tools to architect robust cybersecurity solutions.

Tools:

NVIDIA Morpheus™ AI Framework

NVIDIA Triton™ Inference Server

Course Prerequisites:

Although this course is open to all, familiarity with defensive cybersecurity concepts and proficiency with the Linux command line would be beneficial.

Related Training Offerings:

– “Building Artificial Intelligence-Based Cybersecurity Pipelines

– “Deploying an inference model at production scale

– “Accelerating end-to-end data science workflows

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Digital skills for the workforce

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Digital skills

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English

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FUTURELEARN – THE FUTURE IS NOW!

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FUTURELEARN - THE FUTURE IS NOW!

12.08.2023 |

In online learning, like Coursera, there is a platform called FutureLearn that helps you learn new things on the internet. Think of it as a friendly online school where you can find all sorts of classes to study. Whether it’s learning computer skills or delving deeper into other interesting subjects, FutureLearn has you covered. This is especially handy if you’re thinking of working in the European digital job market, where these technical skills are crucial.

What sets FutureLearn apart is its new approach. It’s like a stepping stone that connects you to the digital jobs of the future. The courses are designed to help you learn in an easy to understand way so you don’t have to worry about complicated jargon. Like Coursera, FutureLearn gives you the ability to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. So whether you’re pursuing a new career or just want to explore your interests, FutureLearn offers an easy and affordable way to do it.

In Europe, where digital skills are becoming increasingly important, FutureLearn is stepping into the role of a valuable tool. It’s not just about learning, it’s about preparing for the digital labour market. With its user-friendly courses, FutureLearn helps you build the skills employers are looking for. It bridges the gap between curiosity and the demands of the world of work, making sure you’re well prepared for the exciting opportunities the digital environment offers.

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COURSERA – HIGHWAY TO LEARNING

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04.07.2023 |

In the field of online education, Coursera is a leader in accessible knowledge, bridging the gap between those who want to learn and top-tier educational institutions. Founded in 2012 by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Kohler, Coursera has grown into a global platform that offers a variety of courses, allowing anyone with an internet connection to learn from world-renowned experts. Operating on a “freemium” model, Coursera offers its courses for free, providing unlimited access to video lectures, interactive quizzes and assignments. However, for those who want formal recognition of their achievements, there is the option to purchase a certificate, making it an attractive proposition for both ordinary learners and those looking to develop professionally.

The mechanism behind Coursera’s widespread influence is simple. It democratizes education by offering courses on topics ranging from machine learning to music theory. Learners can enroll at any time and go through the material at their own pace. With a commitment to inclusive education, Coursera accommodates different learning styles through subtitles, translations, and varying levels of engagement. Additionally, Coursera creates a global community of learners who can connect with each other.

For those seeking to grow intellectually and hone skills, Coursera offers opportunity. Through this platform, anyone can access high-quality education on their terms, gaining experience from respected institutions without the constraints of a traditional classroom. Whether a person wants to change careers, develop a hobby, or simply satisfy their curiosity, Coursera offers many courses that can be tailored to individual needs.

Coursera has also emerged as a catalyst to address the growing market for digital jobs and skills in Europe. Through its wide range of courses, people can acquire in-demand digital skills, while keeping up with the changing demands of the job market. By offering flexible and accessible education, Coursera empowers Europeans to embrace the digital age, fostering a workforce equipped to navigate and succeed in an increasingly technology-driven landscape.

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Up to one week

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FIRST STEPS IN CREATING CLASSIFICATION MODELS WITH PYTHON

By Basic digital skills, Software engineering, For all, For the workforce, For ICT professionals, Audience, Technology, Free training, Up to one week, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Bulgarian, Bulgaria, Course, Training fee, Duration of training, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES, Other trainings
FIRST STEPS IN CREATING CLASSIFICATION MODELS WITH PYTHON

21.04.2023 |

Watch the free online seminar “Getting Started with Python (Jupyter Notebook)” on April 27, 2023 (Thursday) at 19:00 with speaker Georgi Hristov.

About the seminar

The workshop aims to address the key considerations in the creation of classification models. It will describe the basic steps in creating a model, as well as the risk factors that any beginner (and not only) should be careful of. At the end of the workshop, a simple classification model will be created in Python (Jupyter Notebook) that demonstrates the issues described.

About the lecturer

Georgi Hristov

Georgi is an ML enthusiast with a strong interest in scientific work. He graduated in finance and accounting and it wasn’t long before he discovered his passion for machine learning, and programming. He is currently a PhD student and lecturer, and is looking into the various ways in which neuroevolution (the combination of neural networks and genetic algorithms) can be applied for improved risk management in commercial banks. He is also interested in the creation of macroeconomic models and simulations. Works mainly with Python.

For further information and registration – here

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Digital skills in education

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Software Engineering

Programming

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Intermediate

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Online

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Free training

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Bulgarian

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Bulgaria

SOFTUNI OFFERS A FREE ONLINE SEMINAR FOR CONTENT CREATION

By Technology, Digital marketing, Media literacy, Basic digital skills, For all, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Free training, Up to one week, Online training, Bulgarian, Bulgaria, Short learning programme, OPPORTUNITIES
SOFTUNI OFFERS A FREE ONLINE SEMINAR FOR CONTENT CREATION

30.03.2023 |

 Content creation is at the heart of digital marketing, and the ability to write compellingly and creatively is a must for anyone looking to delve into the depths of full branding development.

SoftUni Digital is providing a free training workshop on Content Creation Strategies.

The online event is designed for anyone involved in social media content creation and interested in the latest methods of engaging audiences and attracting new audiences. The lecture will cover topics such as:

Why is it important to have a social media strategic plan?
How to develop our content strategies?
Is our branding and identity important?
What are the latest trends for creating brand and product awareness?
How do we measure the effectiveness of our work?

The webinar aims to show through practical examples the different approaches in digital marketing and successful content creation techniques.

The lecture will take place online on January 26 at 7:00 pm after pre-registration here.

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Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Digital Skills

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Intermediate

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Online

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Bulgarian

Country providing the training

Bulgaria

HTML & CSS Mini Course

By Audience, Technology, Web development, For all, Free training, Up to one week, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Bulgarian, Bulgaria, Course, Training fee, Duration of training, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES
HTML & CSS MINI COURSE

04.03.2023 |

 Web programming is a way to create content in the online space. This skill is not only highly sought after by most employers in the IT sector, but also enables freelance work. The course below will introduce you to the basics of web programming, and is suitable for complete beginners. The course is also suitable for those who do not wish to become professional web application developers, but simply want to understand the basics of creating web content or how the browser we all use every day works.

The goal of the “HTML & CSS” course is an initial introduction and overview of the HTML5 and CSS3 technologies. Through the training, you can acquire basic knowledge in web development, web browsers, HTML & CSS development tools, and develop practical skills for using the HTML content description language and the CSS content styling language.

When studying HTML, attention is paid to the basic HTML tags, paragraphs, lists, tables, forms and controls, and semantic HTML tags.

When studying CSS, attention is paid to basic CSS selectors and styles, working with classes, presentation rules, positioning rules, and layout in CSS.

The course ends with a practical workshop and the creation of a complete page with HTML and CSS.

The course is offered completely free of charge by SoftUni Ltd. after registration on the online platform through the provided link.

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Bulgarian

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Bulgaria

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TECHNOVATION 2023

By Software engineering, Computing, Web development, Telecommunications, Mobile apps, Digital marketing, Blockchain, Media literacy, Big data, 5G & WiFi, Microelectronics, Cybersecurity, For all, IoT, For the workforce, AI & ML, For ICT professionals, AR & VR, Audience, Robotics, Technology, NEWS
TECHNOVATION 2023

03.05.2023 |

ELEVATE. INTEGRATE. ACCELERATE.

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Following the success of the first edition of Technovation, Manager magazine is preparing the second edition in 2023. This year’s Technovation event will discuss how the sector is developing in Bulgaria and around the world, as well as what investors are looking for and how to enter foreign markets. What kind of relationship will we develop with artificial intelligence? What does the next generation of technology have in store for us? How will the fintech scene evolve? What are some successful examples of creating new business opportunities through innovation?

In 4 discussion panels, leading executives and experts with recognized authority will discuss how technology is improving the business environment.

Audience: C-level reps/decision makers from tech companies as well as other sectors – retail, trade, heavy and light industry, transportation, healthcare; entrepreneurs; investors; consumers with a passion for technology.

Distribution: The event is being recorded and videos from the individual panels will be posted a few days after the event on manager.bg, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

This year’s tech event will look at:

  • How the sector is developing in Bulgaria and around the world, as well as what investors are looking for and how to enter foreign markets?
  • What relationships will we develop with artificial intelligence?
  • What does the next generation of technology have in store for us?
  • How will the fintech scene evolve?
  • What are some successful examples of creating new business opportunities through innovation?

 

PROGRAMME:

  • Panel One: Investments in tech: staying ahead
  • Panel Two: AI era: Hello, I am here
  • Panel Three: Fintech 2023: What’s coming?
  • Panel Four: Flying in the clouds

Details of the topics, panelists and a registration form for free attendance in the room can be found here.

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Software Engineering

Web Development

Big Data

Telecommunications

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5G

THE BEST TEACHING PRACTICES FOR THE YEAR WERE AWARDED AT THE LARGEST EDUCATIONAL FORUM IN BULGARIA

By Telecommunications, Blockchain, Digital marketing, Big data, Media literacy, Microelectronics, Cybersecurity, In education, IoT, For the workforce, AI & ML, For ICT professionals, Basic digital skills, Robotics, Audience, Software engineering, Technology, Web development, Computing, Mobile apps, NEWS
THE BEST TEACHING PRACTICES FOR THE YEAR WERE AWARDED AT THE LARGEST EDUCATIONAL FORUM IN BULGARIA

03.05.2023 |

Over 400 teachers, principals and education experts took part in this year’s edition of the educational event “Best Practices in Focus” on 29 and 30 April in Sofia.

Art Therapy Studio to improve students’ emotional competencies; project-based learning to celebrate the holidays of different ethnicities in school and develop tolerance among students; a student portfolio in biology to develop scientific literacy, short-term memory and motivation; and a comprehensive school strategy for environmental education and developing awareness of global challenges related to climate change. These are the educational practices that were rated highest in this year’s Best Practices in Focus competition. For the second year in a row, the competition collects, describes and promotes good examples of the work of teachers in Bulgaria.

The awards were presented on 29 April in Sofia during the largest educational event of the same name, which brought together more than 400 teachers, principals and educational experts to exchange experiences, inspiration, practical workshops and search for new approaches to engage students in the 21st century.

The organizers of the competition and the final event “Good Practices in Focus” are the Foundation “Together in class” and the educational website prepodavame.bg.

The winning practices are reviewed and evaluated by an expert jury of over 40 people. In the selection criteria, they look for practices that are effective, sustainable and improve the well-being of children, promote youth participation and support students’ academic progress.

“We often talk about what is not happening in Bulgarian classrooms, what needs to be changed and fixed. This gives the wrong impression that meaningful and inspiring things are not happening. With Good Practices in Focus, we want to show just how much resource and potential there is in the country’s schools. We have received many good examples that we believe will be useful for teachers in other schools – to find inspiration, to find like-minded people and to look for new opportunities to be even more helpful to their pupils.”

In addition to jury awards, audience awards and additional special awards were presented to some of the partners in the event.

In the program of the event, in addition to the awarding of the best practices, teachers from all over the country had the opportunity to participate in an important discussion on how we provide quality education to all students with the participation of Anelia Andreeva from the National Inspectorate of Education, representatives of the World Bank and education experts. [recording of the discussion coming soon]

After the discussion, the forum participants drew on the experience of Dr. Rima Shore, head of the Bank Street College of Education in New York. She inspired the attendees with a lecture on “Empowering Teachers”, which focused on the power and impact of teacher empowerment [lecture recording coming soon]. She also led two hands-on workshops on strategies for improving student well-being and progress and adapting best practices from elsewhere. The workshops were highly appreciated by teachers and helped many of them to imagine how they could innovate more in their teaching practice.

In addition to the international guest, the teachers at the forum learned experientially through practical workshops prepared by teachers from Sofia, Varna, Staza Zagora, Knezha, S. Bohot, S. Rumyantsevo.

The first day of the event also introduced teachers to over 30 educational organizations and initiatives during a special educational exhibition.

More about the event and a full list of the award winners can be found here.

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REGISTRATION FOR THE COMPETITION “DIGITAL INNOVATORS IN EDUCATION” OPENS

By Cybersecurity, Microelectronics, IoT, In education, AI & ML, For the workforce, AR & VR, For ICT professionals, Audience, Basic digital skills, Technology, Robotics, Computing, Software engineering, Telecommunications, Web development, Digital marketing, Mobile apps, Media literacy, Blockchain, 5G & WiFi, Big data, NEWS
REGISTRATION FOR THE COMPETITION "DIGITAL INNOVATORS IN EDUCATION" OPENS

03.05.2023 |

Traditionally, the campaign and the award ceremony will be held under the patronage of the Minister of Education and Science

From today, 3 May 2023, the registration for the Digital Innovators in Education Teacher Competition 2023, organised by BAIT for the fourth consecutive year, will open.

The aim of the competition is to reward and encourage best practices in the use of digital content, the connection of schools with business and the preparation for the establishment of STEM centers. The competition is looking for teachers – digital innovators, teaching from 1st to 12th grade.

All teachers, including assistant teachers, teaching students from 1st to 12th grade in all subjects included in the curricula of the Ministry of Education can participate. Any teacher may apply or be nominated* in one or more categories. (*Nominations also require completion of all fields on the application form, as well as supporting evidence.)

Registration in the competition is done by submitting an Application Form.

Deadline for registration: 26.05.2023 by 17:00.

Links to posts, testimonials, comments from students and parents on Facebook, LinkedIn, learning platforms, received via email, test scores, videos, links to materials and videos will be accepted.

The competition will determine award winners in the following 4 categories:

1.Technological Innovation:

  • Application of ICT in the overall learning process – tests, homework, visualization and examples;
  • Additional technological innovations – simulation environments, automation, generation of unique tests with the same degree of difficulty (scoring and individualization), authorship check;
  • Use of special technological tools in extracurricular activities – 3D printers, computer aided design systems /CAD systems/, virtual reality, etc.;
  • Contribution to the learning of the material (comparison of test results with previous years).

2. Quality learning content:

  • Interactive presentation of content: engaging students in the delivery and preparation of the lesson;
  • Learning through fun with a platform based on games and building different worlds that encourages creativity, collaboration and problem solving /games, quizzes and other forms with a competitive element/;
  • Feedback from parents , students and guest speakers;
  • Multiple use by other teachers and/or schools.

3. Practical orientation of information technology teaching:

  • Teacher participation in the Business Teaches NP (by updating knowledge and introducing examples from practice to enhance the practical focus of teaching and/or using practitioners as teaching assistants, guest lecturers). Using practical examples and knowledge of new technologies acquired during training in companies in the teaching process;
  • Other forms of collaboration with business to make classroom learning more practical;
  • Extracurricular forms of cooperation with business – internships, workshops and visits to companies.

4. Contribute to a quality STEM center:

  • Preparing for the use of the STEM center in the learning process;
  • Preparation of attractive and interactive content for after-school activities/clubs;
  • Preparing teachers to successfully use the technology tools in the STEM center;
  • Programs to generate interest in STEM;
  • STEM Skills Formation Programs.

The jury, which includes the members of the Management and Supervisory Boards of BAIT, will award the best applications from 1st to 3rd place in each of the four categories.

The winners will be awarded at an official ceremony at TechnoMagicLand on 27.06.2023.

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Digital skills in education

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Digital technology

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Digital Skills

WORDPRESS. MAT THAT THREW THE INTERNET INTO JAZZ

By For ICT professionals, Audience, Technology, Media literacy, 5G & WiFi, Basic digital skills, Software engineering, Web development, For all, For the workforce, NEWS
WORDPRESS. MAT THAT THREW THE INTERNET INTO JAZZ

12.05.2023 |

The story of WordPress is curious and exciting, it is one of those rare series of events that show how beautiful life online can be and what amazing possibilities it creates.

Today, different programming languages, platforms, and libraries are multiplying faster than ever, which is why it’s especially impressive that more than 1/3 of the sites on the Internet today are based… on the same technology. And it’s jazz-related.

WordPress came along at the right time to become the venture that allowed anyone to make their well-designed website easily and without digging deep. The story is particularly interesting, Matt Mullenweg created the platform willy-nilly, insisting on its independence and general accessibility while at the same time… managing to amass a serious fortune. And to remain one of the most positive characters in the times of ubiquitous internet.

Jazzzz

WordPress came along just in time at the moment when the web suddenly became accessible and websites were ready to offer a variety of content. The open source platform has rallied a huge community around it. Thanks to it, today it’s easier than ever to have a well-designed website without being a programmer, designer, or having any experience.

It’s very hard to realize what 1/3 of today’s internet means. Different sources give differing figures, but it is approximately 450 million web pages! With not only the number, but the ratio not stopping growing in recent years, WordPress is adding 2% to its “share” of the web per year, and some say it has even passed the 40% mark!

Today, the project’s main database houses 423,759 lines of code, and because the programmers work on a volunteer basis, 112 years of hours of work have been put into the project so far.

And it all started completely by accident, from the curiosity of a kid.

It’s 2003, and 19-year-old Matt Mullenweg is a freshman at the University of Houston. He decided to start a blog and chose the b2/cafelog platform. He wants to show his classmates the pictures he took on a trip to Washington. The blog was called Photomatt.net, and later became simply Ma.tt.

At that time only 2000 sites were made using b2/cafelog. The platform is far from perfect, Matt needs minor improvements so he can upload his photos. So he’s trying to get in touch with the people who created the project… And today, all of us who use WordPress are very lucky that he’s hitting rock bottom.

The creator of the platform is gone, and Matt decides to seek advice in one of the popular programming forums. “My blog’s software dilemma,” the youngster christens the topic, and explains, “The platform login software I use hasn’t been updated in months, and the main developer has disappeared. I can’t find him anywhere, but I hope he’s at least okay.”

Days pass, only one comment appears below. One Mike Little writes: “If you’re serious about the idea of making a successor to b2, I’d be interested in getting involved.”

Summertime

And then, things just happen. Slowly but surely, their project began to gain a following to become what WordPress is today – the platform that gives everyone the chance to be featured in the online world.

Symbolic or not, the project was officially created on April Fool’s Day, the date becoming WordPress’ birthday.

People don’t stop preferring WordPress until today because in its basic form, you don’t need to know how to code. The system is simple, intuitive, and time-tested. And if you do a little programming, you can develop your project without limits. Of course, there are no perfect solutions, WordPress is not always the best choice. But it’s definitely a myth that it’s only suitable for more modest projects, and today it’s used by BBC America, Bloomberg Professional, TechCrunch and The New Yorker.

But we mentioned jazz… What does it have to do with a platform for websites? It’s a stylish decision by the developers, which WP fans are well aware of, to name each new version of the platform after a favourite jazz artist. The first official version, from January 2004, is named after Miles Davis, and the latest, from November 2022, is named after pianist Mikhail Alperin – Misha. With the release of each new version, the creators of WordPress also release a short playlist of their favorite performances of the selected jazzman.

“Technology is most useful when it brings people together,” says Matt Mullenweg.

But how did he and his followers walk the long road to success? How did he manage to become a successful entrepreneur despite becoming popular with open source? What are the WordPress creator’s views on the future of the web and the big questions of today? Read on the Digital Stories website.

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WOMEN WHO SHONE IN THE TECH WORLD

By Telecommunications, Media literacy, 5G & WiFi, IoT, Software engineering, Web development, Big data, Microelectronics, Audience, For all, Technology, Computing, NEWS
WOMEN WHO SHONE IN THE TECH WORLD

02.05.2023 |

Their stories are interesting and inspiring

Some think women don’t understand technology. However, this is far from the case and the proof is in the fact that there are many women professionals who have proven their worth in a wide variety of professions. We present to you a few of the most stunning ladies who have left their name in the history of programming:

Countess Ada Lovelace

Have you heard of her? She’s the daughter of the great poet George Byron. And shocking as it may be, she was the world’s first computer programmer. She was born in London in 1815. As a little girl, Ada loved to curl up in some secluded corner with a pen and a notebook. Her mother feared that her daughter had inherited her father’s literary talent and would carry on his work. Ada, however, was not interested in poetry at all-she was obsessed with the idea of the airplane she was designing.

When she was 17, Ada met mathematician Charles Babbage, who is known as the inventor of the first computer. The girl translated Babbage’s work, Elements of Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. Interestingly, the translation itself was accompanied by her personal explanations of 52 pages, writes iskamdaznam.

Among other things, she describes the algorithm for calculating Bernoulli’s numbers in order for the computer to understand them. Her calculation sequence can safely be considered the first computer program. Many of the girl’s ideas became the basis for the development of modern programming. In her notes, things like “work cell”, “subroutine”, “loop” are mentioned for the first time in the world.

Grace Hopper

As a child, she was famous for her proverbial curiosity. She remained so. Little Grace dismantled seven alarm clocks – quite puzzling her mother with these actions. Because of her father’s illness, she didn’t want to be another American wife who would be nothing more than a housewife. A decent dowry, however, was not as important as a good education. Therefore, the father chose the latter, which determined his daughter’s fate. The talented Grace Hopper quickly earned her doctorate at Yale. When World War II began, the girl went to serve in the Navy. In 1943, she was transferred to the Artillery Computer Bureau at Harvard University. She was among the first programmers of the Mark I computer. Grace Hopper created the COBOL programming language, which is still current. She first used the term “bug” in her bug report.

Marisa Mayer

Mayer breaks all existing stereotypes about female intelligence by becoming CEO of Yahoo! She was born into a family of an engineer and an artist in 1975 in Wisconsin, USA. After graduating with an MBA from Stanford, she began working at Google, where she became the first female software engineer. Later she worked from one department to another, doing web design, dealing with management, marketing, staff training. As a result, the indefatigable blonde found herself president of the IT product development department.

Marissa Mayer found herself in a difficult situation when she was offered the CEO position at Yahoo because she was pregnant. It is well known that this is not a prerequisite for career development. However, Marissa impressed the board of directors. The company’s management did not doubt for a moment that she was the one to lead Yahoo out of the crisis. After she left Yahoo in 2017, together with her colleague Munoz Torres, she founded Lumi Labs, which is a technology business incubator. The new company is based in Palo Alto, California, and its operations are focused on artificial intelligence and consumer media. She owes her career primarily to her character, which is an incredible “explosive mixture” of pedantry and workaholism.

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FEWER RESTRICTIONS ON TEACHING WILL LEAD TO HIGHER QUALITY SECONDARY EDUCATION

By Software engineering, Web development, Mobile apps, For children, Audience, In education, Technology, Telecommunications, Digital marketing, Media literacy, Basic digital skills, Robotics, NEWS
FEWER RESTRICTIONS ON TEACHING WILL LEAD TO HIGHER QUALITY SECONDARY EDUCATION

02.05.2023 |

Time to consider differentiated remuneration to retain good teachers in priority subjects

The frameworks set out by the Ministry of Education are the stumbling block in the modern training of young talent. The inability to have the power to implement a newer and genuinely useful approach to training processes. Freedom must be given. The head teacher should be able to assign classes to people from the business who within 4-5 hours can come and teach. This will certainly motivate the students, give them another perspective, and motivate the teachers, which in turn will raise the level and lead to better quality education in the state.

Around this opinion united teachers from the Professional High School of Computer Modeling and Computer Systems – city. Varna and Professional School of Computer Science and Mathematical Analysis “Prof. Minko Balkanski – town of Stara Zagora at the next meeting-discussion organized by BASCOM with IT schools in Bulgaria. At the meetings some of the most successful technology schools present and exchange best practices from their training models in order to study their experience and multiply it in other cities of the country. The moderator of the meeting was Ivan Rusev – part of the BASCOM working group that deals with education issues.

Both schools in Varna and Stara Zagora were established less than three years ago and are already an established centre of attraction for young people from their respective regions. Eng. Vyara Dukova, Director of the Professional High School of Computer Modelling and Computer Systems in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Varna, said that the curriculum is key for any high school. “The main thing we rely on is that in the elective classes children study mathematics. We believe that no engineer or programmer would be successful if they don’t have a good level of math knowledge. The idea of student learning is to achieve lasting knowledge in something, not to go over material that students cannot understand and master. It’s important for us to build a foundation that the business or university will then build on.”

Eng. Dukova is adamant that today’s children are very different in their perceptions and we should find an approach and language to them. “We have tried to build a model where university professors enter the classes at high school level. This was not a successful practice because the university lecturer imparts a knowledge while the student should be taught. Much more examples and work with children at the high school level is needed,” she says.

Kamelia Krumova, Director of PGKNMA “prof. Minko Balkanski” – town of Stara Zagora

The issue of personnel is another big topic that was discussed in the meeting.

“It is very difficult to find teachers who meet the requirements and at the same time to be able to retain them. Often they come to us for a period of time, we put resources into their education and before long the IT industry swallows them up. Teaching is not just a job, it’s a cause and it’s not for everyone,” said Kamelia Krumova, director of Prof. Minko Balkanski” – town of Stara Zagora. Kamelia Krumova added that we have many applications for teachers from people from other sectors, such as banking, who once acquired teaching qualifications and decided to try their hand as teachers years later. There is a need to find a mechanism to support these people, for example to update their knowledge and assess it, because in general there is a mistrust and among these candidates there may be many valuable educators with unrealised potential. As an advice to future technology schools in other cities, Ms. Krumova stressed that it is absolutely important to be able to rely on a core of great teachers in the first place, as well as on the strong support of the local government – the formula for success of the school in the city of Krumova. The main reason for the success of Stara Zagora’s school.

Dobroslav Dimitrov raised the topic of how long it takes teachers to prepare their materials and what a big effort it is. “I myself am the co-founder of a coder training academy, which I have been developing for 10 years and I know how labor-intensive the process is. I can boldly say that since two months we are much more productive thanks to the AI-based tools we implemented. It’s a colossal transition that can solve in a large percentage the problems with content creation or a complete course. Artificial intelligence could help teachers, for example, to come up with specific assignments or coursework for each student in a way that is interesting and personalised to their level of knowledge and understanding. Using these tools, good materials can be prepared and the overall teaching process can be improved. This frees up creative resources that could be directed towards students. The application of artificial intelligence makes sure that the new juniors are at the level of midlevel and this is already happening,” said Dobroslav Dimitrov.

The participants in the discussion were in consensus that at least twice a year IT school principals, together with representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science and business, need to meet to exchange information and share cases that can find their solution through such discussions. They re-emphasized the importance of having a regular government and a Minister of Education as soon as possible to address all the issues raised.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR STUDENTS AT IT

By Audience, Basic digital skills, Technology, Robotics, Computing, Software engineering, Telecommunications, Web development, Digital marketing, Mobile apps, Media literacy, Blockchain, 5G & WiFi, Big data, Cybersecurity, Microelectronics, IoT, For all, AI & ML, For children, AR & VR, In education, NEWS
CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR STUDENTS AT IT

28.04.2023 |

Are you currently considering your career path after graduation? Have you thought about the dynamic and constantly evolving field of IT? Look no further! Join this upcoming event to learn about the exciting opportunities available as a programmer or designer. Take the first step towards your dream career and discover the opportunities that await you!

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04 May at 19:00

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We are waiting for you at the boulevard. “Blvd. “Cherni Vrah” 51, floor 2″ (The entrance is on the back side of the building, from Boris Nikolov – Mokata Str.)

What is the event?

The event will take the form of a discussion, with a short presentation. The best teachers from IT STEP ACADEMY ( in the field of “Programming” and “Design”) will participate in it. You will have the opportunity to get to know their stories and get inspiration from their experience.

The event will be held in two parts (in two different rooms), and you will be able to choose where you want to attend and which is the most curious and useful for you.

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