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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

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

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.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Software engineering

Web development

Level

Basic

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

COMPUTER SCIENCE – THE PATH TO NEW AND PROMISING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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COMPUTER SCIENCE – THE PATH TO NEW AND PROMISING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

12.08.2023 |

Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields in recent decades. They include the understanding of hardware and software and their use for information processing, as well as the study of algorithms, the use and processing of databases, the design and modelling of computer and network systems, and the creation of artificial intelligence. The scope of the computing field extends from small processor components, to programming languages, computer simulations, visuals and graphics, the connectivity of devices and objects on a global internet network, to cloud computing and virtual reality.

What is taught?

Computer science is a discipline with many overlapping subjects such as programming, mathematics, information technology (IT), logic, engineering. At its core, software development serves to solve complex problems in heterogeneous fields such as electronics, physics, biology, chemistry, finance, psychology, etc. In information technology, the emphasis falls on information transfer and storage, while software engineering combines programming with the use of engineering techniques and skills. Along with some of the most used programming languages – C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS, Oracle, students also have the option to study subjects such as Cyber Security, Open Source Software Development, Programming for Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, Web Programming. Typically in the first year of study, the programme includes compulsory modules, while as students progress into the upper years, they are offered more flexibility to choose their major or specialisation in the field, with internships often compulsory.

Job opportunities

As one of the most dynamically developing industries, IT is constantly providing new and promising career opportunities. Graduates find careers as software and hardware engineers, software and application developers, software architects, IT project managers, data analysts, computer game developers, and IT entrepreneurs.

Programmes and specialisations in computer science:

  • Information Systems
  • Business Informatics
  • Computer Security
  • Computer and business systems modelling
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Game Design and Development
  • Cybersecurity and ethical hacking
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Information Technology and Software Engineering
  • Embedded Systems Design and Programming (MA)

Integral also offers a Career Navigator course, MyUniChoices test and IELTS preparation.

Details

Website

www.digitalalliance.bg 

Target audience

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Artificial Intelligence

Format of the training

Online

In-person

Training fee

Paid training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

HOW TO GET FUNDING UNDER THE DIGITAL EUROPE PROGRAMME

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HOW TO GET FUNDING UNDER THE DIGITAL EUROPE PROGRAMME

08.08.2023 |

The funding and tender opportunities web page gives you an overview of the calls for proposals (‘calls’) that are forthcoming or already open.  Each call has its own call document, related to a particular topic. It gives more precise information on some of the issues that the European Commission would like you to address in the proposal.

The funding and tender opportunities web page hosts the services for managing your proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle.

The application process

Submit your proposal

If you wish to respond to a call, you must submit a proposal before 17:00 Brussels time on the day of the indicated call deadline.  Please note that this deadline and specific time are strict and must be respected. The European Commission strongly advises to submit your proposal in good time and not to wait until the last moment.

All proposals need to be submitted online.

Find your partners

If you need help to identify a potential partner with particular competences, facilities or experience, use the partner search options.

Evaluation 

Once the deadline has passed, all proposals are evaluated against the criteria published in the Work Programme, resulting in a list of proposals in priority order. Independent experts specialized in the relevant fields may be involved in the evaluation. 

Grant agreement

When the evaluation is over, applicants are informed on the outcome.  

The European Commission will draw up a grant agreement with each of the successful participants within the limits of the allocated budget. The grant agreement describes the activities to be undertaken, in line with the objectives of the call, the project’s duration, budget, rates and costs, as well as the European Commission’s contribution, the rights and obligations and other specificities linked to the topic covering the specific grant agreement. 

The time frame for signing the grant agreements is up to 9 months from the closure of the call.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology 

Digital skills

Form of the funding

Country suitable for the funding

Bulgaria

Other

Financial intermediate 

3D MODELS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

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3D MODELS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

17.07.2023 |

Learn the basics of 3D graphics and how to lay them out to create your environment using the professional game and VR engine Unity3D.

Discover the art of crafting virtual reality worlds and objects in this immersive course. Dive into the intricacies of materials, texturing, and sound design to bring realism to your creations. Uncover the unique demands of VR, addressing potential challenges and optimizing performance for a seamless experience.

Harness the power of Unity3D, a leading game and VR engine known for its accessibility and comprehensive 3D development capabilities. Through hands-on projects, you’ll construct your own VR scene, as learning VR development is best achieved through practical experience. Embark on this journey to master the craft of VR creation.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Digital skills

AR & VR

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

Single opportunity

STATISTICS AND R

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STATISTICS AND R

14.06.2023 |

In this 4-week self-paced Data Science course in English, you’ll dedicate 2 to 4 hours per week to build your skills. The course, designed for intermediate learners, offers the option to audit for free or obtain a Verified Certificate for $129

You will delve into essential statistical concepts, including random variables, distributions, inference using p-values and confidence intervals, exploratory data analysis, and non-parametric statistics.

Due to the diverse educational backgrounds of the students, the series is divided into seven parts. You have the flexibility to enrol in the entire series or choose individual courses that align with your interests.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital skills

Big Data

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

Single opportunity

STATISTICAL INFERENCE AND MODELING FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT EXPERIMENTS

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STATISTICAL INFERENCE AND MODELING FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT EXPERIMENTS

13.06.2023 |

Join this comprehensive 4-week data science course if you’re ready to take your data analysis skills to the next level. With a commitment of 2 to 4 hours per week, you can pace yourself through this intermediate-level program. The course is conducted in English, with video transcripts available for your convenience. You’ll delve into more advanced data science concepts, enhancing your proficiency in this field.

In this course, you’ll gain valuable insights into managing high-throughput data effectively. We’ll tackle complex topics such as the multiple comparison problem, Family Wide Error Rates, and False Discovery Rate. You’ll also learn about Error Rate Control procedures, including the essential Bonferroni Correction. These skills are crucial for data scientists and analysts aiming to maintain precision and accuracy in their work.

The course is available for free in audit mode, or you can opt for a Verified Certificate for $129.

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

Single opportunity

HIGH-DIMENSIONAL DATA ANALYSIS

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HIGH-DIMENSIONAL DATA ANALYSIS

13.06.2023 |

This 4-week self-paced English course aims to introduce you to the intriguing field of data science. With a flexible commitment of 2 to 4 hours per week, you can explore and master the core concepts at your own pace. Through engaging lessons and hands-on exercises, you’ll dive into the world of data, learning how to analyze it and derive insights from it. The focus is on several techniques that are widely used in the analysis of high-dimensional data.

If you want to analyze and interpret data, this course is for you. You’ll learn about mathematical concepts such as distance and singular value decomposition (SVD) that underlie dimensionality reduction and multidimensional scaling, including their relationship to principal component analysis. In addition, we will address the complex issue of group effects in genomic data analysis and discuss detection and correction techniques. You will also look at data visualization and analysis using methods such as principal component analysis and factor analysis.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Big Data

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

Single opportunity

CS50’S INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON

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CS50'S INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON

12.06.2023 |

This introductory programming course lasts 9 weeks and allows a flexible commitment of 3 to 9 hours per week. The course is self-paced and conducted in English, making it accessible to learners from diverse backgrounds.

In this course, you’ll get into the basics of programming, covering core subjects such as functions, arguments and return values, as well as variables, types and exceptions. You’ll gain skills in working with conditional and boolean expressions, mastering the art of using loops effectively. Additionally, you will explore objects and methods, as well as entering/exiting files and working with libraries. This comprehensive curriculum will give you a solid foundation of programming concepts.

It is designed for students with and without previous programming experience who would like to learn Python.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital technology

Software Engineering

Web Development

Level

Basic

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

Single opportunity

CS50’S INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WITH PYTHON

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CS50'S INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WITH PYTHON

09.06.2023 |

Explore foundational AI concepts and algorithms in CS50’s Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Python. Learn about game-playing engines, handwriting recognition, and more through hands-on projects. Master graph search algorithms, reinforcement learning, and classification to design intelligent systems in Python.

This self-paced course spans 7 weeks and offers an introductory exploration of computer science. With a commitment of 10 to 30 hours per week, you can learn at your own pace. The course focuses on computer science concepts, taught in English, and provides video transcripts for easier understanding. It’s designed to be approachable for beginners, making it an excellent starting point to delve into the world of computer science.

You will gain knowledge about various essential topics, including graph search algorithms, reinforcement learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence principles, designing intelligent systems, and utilizing AI in Python programs. This comprehensive learning experience will equip you with the skills and understanding to work with these advanced concepts effectively.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital technology

Digital skills

Artificial Intelligence

Level

Basic

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

Single opportunity

CS50’S COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

By Opportunities, Course, Free training, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, English, Training fee, Other, Duration of training, Up to three months, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES
CS50'S COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

08.06.2023 |

In this 6 week journey into the world of business, you’ll learn about computational thinking, programming languages, internet technologies, web development, technology stacks, and cloud computing.

It is designed for introductory-level learners, and it offers a flexible time commitment of 2 to 6 hours per week, allowing you to learn at your own pace. The course content is available in English. You have the option to audit the course for free, or you can choose to enhance your learning experience and showcase your achievements with a Verified Certificate for $90. Whether you’re new to the subject or looking to broaden your knowledge, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to business concepts.

CS50’s introductory computer science course tailored for business professionals is designed to empower managers, product managers, founders, and decision-makers. This course adopts a top-down approach, delving into high-level concepts and design considerations. Through lectures covering computational thinking, programming languages, internet technologies, web development, technology stacks, and cloud computing, this course equips you to make informed technological decisions, even without a technical background.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital skills

Level

Basic

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

Single opportunity

CS50’S WEB PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON AND JAVASCRIPT

By Opportunities, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Course, Free training, Format of the training, Online training, English, Training fee, Other, Up to three months, Duration of training, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES
CS50'S WEB PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON AND JAVASCRIPT

07.06.2023 |

This 12-week self-paced course in programming provides an in-depth exploration of the subject. With a commitment of 6-9 hours per week, you’ll navigate through the curriculum in English. The difficulty level is intermediate.

This course will equip you with essential skills inHTML, CSS, Git, Python, Django, as well as SQL, Models, and Migrations. You’ll gain proficiency in these foundational technologies to expand your web development capabilities. Topics include database design, scalability, security, and user experience. Through hands-on projects, you’ll learn to write and use APIs, create interactive UIs, and leverage cloud services like GitHub and Heroku.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital skills

Web Development

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

Signle Opportunity

DEPLOYING TINYML

By Opportunities, Free training, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Course, English, Training fee, Other, Up to three months, Duration of training, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES
DEPLOYING TINYML

07.06.2023 |

The course lasts 5 weeks and is designed to meet a variety of commitments ranging from 2 to 4 hours per week. Presented in a self-paced format, and conducted in English, video content and transcripts are also available in English. The course is aimed at intermediate students and offers a free audit option. For those who wish to receive a certificate upon completion, a $249 USD option is available. The course is delivered on the edX platform.

You will learn the basic components of microcontroller-based devices. You will gain insight into their hardware and software aspects, enabling you to program and implement your own TinyML device. Through hands-on training, you will master the art of writing and deploying code on these devices and further explore learning methodologies. The course also emphasizes responsible AI deployment, ensuring you are well versed in ethical and sustainable practices.

Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) is one of the fastest growing areas of deep learning and is rapidly becoming more accessible. The third course in the TinyML professional certificate program, “Using TinyML,” provides hands-on experience in deploying TinyML on a physical device.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Digital Skills

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

Single opportunity

FUNDAMENTALS OF TINYML

By Opportunities, Course, Free training, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, English, Training fee, Other, Duration of training, Up to three months, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES
FUNDAMENTALS OF TINYML

06.06.2023 |

Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) is one of the fastest growing areas of deep learning and is rapidly becoming more accessible. This course gives you a foundation to understand this emerging field.

TinyML is at the intersection of embedded applications, algorithms, hardware, and machine learning (ML) software. TinyML differs from mainstream machine learning (e.g., server-based and cloud-based) in that it requires not only software but also embedded hardware knowledge.

The 5-week course is designed to fit a variety of schedules and requires a commitment of 2 to 4 hours per week, giving you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Delve into the fundamental concepts of computer science, all explained in English, including videos for comprehensive understanding. The course is suitable for beginners, providing accessible learning. You have the option to listen to the course for free or upgrade your learning with a verified certificate, available for $249 USD. This course is hosted on the edX platform, which offers a seamless and interactive environment for your educational journey.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital technology

Digital Skills

Artificial Intelligence

Level

Basic

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

Single opportunity

CS50’S INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH SCRATCH

By Opportunities, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Course, Free training, English, Training fee, Other, Up to one month, Duration of training, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES
CS50'S INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH SCRATCH

05.06.2023 |

Embark on a 3-week self-guided journey into the fundamentals of computer science. This introductory course, designed for beginners, offers a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts. The course materials are in English and the videos are provided in the same language, allowing you to learn at your own pace. Whether you choose to listen to the course for free, or take advantage of the endorsed certificate priced at $199 USD, this course, based on the edX platform, allows you to customize your learning experience to your preference. It is a valuable starting point to enter the world of computer science and expand your knowledge.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital technology

Web development

Software Engineering

Level

Basic

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

Single opportunity

THE STATE WILL FINANCE TRAINING FOR DIGITAL SKILLS

By Opportunities, Audience, For ICT professionals, For all, For the workforce, For public administration, Form of the funding, EU Institutional initiative, Grant, Bulgaria, OPPORTUNITIES: Funding, Country suitable for the funding, Type of funding initiative, OPPORTUNITIES
THE STATE WILL FINANCE TRAINING FOR DIGITAL SKILLS

dd.mm.2023

Against the backdrop of signals from the business community in Bulgaria regarding the critically low level of digital skills among Bulgarians and the dramatic mismatch with the labor market needs, the caretaker government has approved the possibility of funding digital and other key competencies. For the first time, training for acquiring a specific level of digital competence will be funded.

Employed individuals, unemployed individuals, and economically inactive individuals will be eligible to receive training vouchers for acquiring first, second, and third levels of professional qualification, digital skills, and other key competencies.

This is outlined in a draft resolution by the Council of Ministers, which was approved by the government today. The document sets out the conditions and procedures for providing training vouchers under the Human Resources Development Program (HRDP) 2021-2027, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), and the Just Transition Fund (JTF).

The resolution further develops and expands the accumulated experience with voucher-based training for employed and unemployed individuals under projects funded by the Human Resources Development Operational Program during the period 2009-2020, as clarified by the cabinet’s press center.

For the first time, training for acquiring basic, intermediate, advanced, and highly specialized levels of digital competence will be funded. The training vouchers will be provided by the Employment Agency to unemployed, inactive, and employed individuals who represent the target groups under the HRDP, NRRP, and JTF. They will be able to apply for the vouchers through the agency’s electronic platform.

The voucher will be a digital document with a unique identification code that allows for individualization and tracking. The Employment Agency will continue to maintain a public register of the issued vouchers on its website.

Individuals who receive vouchers will have the right to choose the type and provider of the training. The value of the vouchers depends on the type and duration of the courses. For example, for acquiring the first level of professional qualification, it will be 660 BGN for training of no less than 300 instructional hours. For the second level of professional qualification, the voucher will be worth 1320 BGN for no less than 660 instructional hours, and for the third level, it will be 1980 BGN for 960 instructional hours.

Details

Website

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills for public administration

Digital technology 

Digital skills

Form of the funding

Country suitable for the funding

Bulgaria

Financial intermediate 

The Employment Agency

Benefitials 

Natural persons

Requirements

Unemployed, inactive, and employed individuals who are representatives of the target groups.

NATIONAL PROGRAMME DIGITAL BULGARIA 2025

By Inspiration, AI & ML, Audience, For ICT professionals, For all, In education, For the workforce, For public administration, Technology, Basic digital skills, Cybersecurity, IoT, National strategy, INSPIRATION: Strategic documents, INSPIRATION
NATIONAL PROGRAMME DIGITAL BULGARIA 2025

30.03.2023 |

 The Digital Bulgaria 2025 Programme aims at modernising and increasing the widespread implementation of intelligent information technology (IT) solutions in all areas of the economy and social life. Another objective of the programme focuses on the strategic enhancement of digital competence and skills at all levels.

The Digital Bulgaria 2025 programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communication of Bulgaria. Digital Bulgaria 2025 sets out 3 main objectives when it comes to digital skills development on a national level: 

  • Modernisation of school and higher education in the field of ICT

The implementation of this objective includes key activities such as: promoting the development of a modern and reliable information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure at schools, improving assessment of students’ digital competences upon graduation from high school, modernising the educational curriculum and teaching methods, and upskilling teachers, educators and training providers. Activities also aim to further strengthen cooperation between education, industry and the non-governmental sector.

  • Increasing the number of highly qualified specialists in the field of ICT

To implement this objective two key activities are considered: increasing the number of young people trained for ICT professions, and promoting the development of qualified ICT specialists through a focus on lifelong learning and upskilling approaches. 

  • Improving  the digital and ICT skills of the workforce

Under this objective, upskilling and reskilling programmes financed by the Bulgarian Government are considered. 

More detailed information about the digital skills priorities of the Programme can be found in the full Programme document (pages 33-34) and Roadmap (both available in Bulgarian).

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital skills for children

Digital skills for public administration

Digital technology 

Digital Skills

Scope of the strategy

National strategy

Organisation

The Digital Bulgaria 2025 programme is coordinated by the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications.

Roadmap

2020-2025

Latest update of the strategy

10.02.2023

Budget

Stakeholders involvement 

CONCEPT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AI IN BULGARIA BY 2030

By For ICT professionals, For public administration, Technology, Basic digital skills, AI & ML, Audience, Technology, AI & ML, For all, In education, For the workforce, National strategy, INSPIRATION: Strategic documents, INSPIRATION
CONCEPT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AI IN BULGARIA BY 2030

30.03.2023 |

 Protocol 72 of the regular meeting of the Council of Ministers of 16 December 2020 adopted the Concept for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030.

The document proposes a comprehensive vision for the development and use of artificial intelligence in Bulgaria. It is based on the strategic and programme documents of the European Commission, which consider artificial intelligence as one of the main drivers of digital transformation in Europe.

The main goal of the concept is to unite the efforts on the development and implementation of artificial intelligence systems by creating scientific, expert, business and managerial capacity. It is envisaged to provide a modern communication and scientific infrastructure for the development of new generation digital technologies. The education and lifelong learning system will be improved. The development of research and innovation in key sectors will be supported, and work will be done to put in place an ethical legal and regulatory framework that enjoys public trust.

Concept for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria by 2030 (official)

“Artificial intelligence has long been a concept that is not abstract. It is becoming ubiquitous , many businesses are focused in creating innovations based on it. Some of the sectors will be subject to a complete transformation as a result of the development of artificial intelligence, some will be changed forever,” Rosen Zhelyazkov, minister of transport, information technology and communications, said at a government meeting.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital skills for public administration

Digital technology 

Artificial intelligence

Digital Skills

Scope of the strategy

National strategy

Organisation

Roadmap

2020-2030

Latest update of the strategy

Budget

Stakeholders involvement 

BULGARIA: RAILS GIRLS

By In education, Audience, In education, Audience, Technology, Basic digital skills, Software engineering, Public, Bulgaria, INSPIRATION: Good practices, INSPIRATION
BULGARIA: RAILS GIRLS

31.03.2023 |

 Rails girls is a two-day free workshop that targets women with little to no experience in the field of programming and technology. The goals of the program are to expose as many women as possible to a largely male-dominated industry.

The project held its 14th edition (in Sofia) this year. For 14 consecutive years, this adaptation of this international initiative has contributed a lot to the digital space in Bulgaria.

Background and aims

The project presents a successful approach and training that has introduced many women, previously hesitant, to join the programming and technology sphere. The project mostly promotes 3 of the 4 pillars of the Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition. Mainly, Rails Girls stresses digital skills for all women, as there is an overbearing minority in this field. The main promoter of the event is the focus on education – the event strongly supports teaching and digital skills learning transformation by creating a good environment for an entryway into the digital sphere.

Less dominant is the emphasis on digital skills for the labor force and ICT professionals as the good practice mostly relies on people joining who have had no previous experience into the field. However, with the main goal being introducing more people to the field, in the long term, the project largely contributes to the development and expansion of the digital skills sphere in the country where it is practiced. 

In the region and to an extent part of the EU as well, despite some recent policy changes, there is still a large discrepancy between the number of men and women in certain sectors. With technology and programming being one of the fastest developing ones, the role of women should be promoted, not only because it brings forth equality but also because it promotes more people into joining the sector, thus further expanding it and presenting for new opportunities in the digital landscape.

Why is this a good practice? 

The initiative is so successful because of the approach: the friendly and inspiring environment, as well as the opportunities that occur in it, drive more and more women into joining the initiative. One of the most beneficial things is the duration: people don’t have to sign up for a course that lasts months but instead commit a small portion of their time and give a chance to a new activity that they have always wanted to try out. 

In addition, so far this project has carried out 14 editions of the event in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, 2 in Varna, 1 in Burgas, and 1 in Vratsa.  This project has been described well on social media and the website, giving more than sufficient information regarding its practice. The goal of the initiative is not to give a detailed programming course; rather, it aims to serve as an introductory stepping stone that women interested in the digital field could use to gain a better perspective and enter the programming sector.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Digital Skills

Programming

Level

Basic

Funding of the good practice

Public

Type of initiative of the good practice

International initiative

Country providing the good practice

Bulgaria

Organisation providing the good practice

Digital National Alliance

ELEVEN VENTURES WILL INVEST EUR 300 000 IN TECH START-UPS

By Basic digital skills, For ICT professionals, Audience, Robotics, Technology, Software engineering, Computing, Web development, Telecommunications, Mobile apps, Digital marketing, Blockchain, 5G & WiFi, Big data, Cybersecurity, Microelectronics, IoT, For the workforce, AI & ML, For ICT professionals, AR & VR, Audience, Grant, Bulgaria, OPPORTUNITIES: Funding, International initiative, Other, OPPORTUNITIES
ELEVEN VENTURES WILL INVEST EUR 300 000 IN TECH START-UPS

10.09.2023 |

 Bulgarian venture capital fund Eleven Ventures is looking for candidates to invest 300,000 euros in exchange for a 10% stake in the company. The fund also offers support through the creation of an individual growth plan, meetings with business mentors, as well as support in seeking future funding rounds. The Eleven Alpha program is mainly looking for startups from the sectors in which Eleven usually invests, namely fintech, healthcare, future of work and future of food, but the fund also expresses interest in other startups located in Southeast Europe. According to Eleven managing partner Ivaylo Simov, the fund will invest in around five companies from different sectors, as cited by Capital Daily. Simov notes that companies that already have a prototype or experience working with customers are sought, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for early-stage projects. To receive funding, a company must have a good team. According to Simov, this means that applicants should have experience and know-how in the field they are trying to enter, and for the profiles of the partners in the startup venture, it is recommended that they be different to cover the basic needs of a functioning business.

Eleven Alpha is a three-month program with a fast application process and investment receiving within 2 months. The fund reminds that the first Bulgarian “unicorn” Payhawk received a similar investment at its early stage of development.

Applications can be submitted through Eleven’s website until November 19, 2022. The launch of the program and the main activities will start in January 2023.

Details

Website

https://www.11.vc/alpha/

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital technology 

artificial intelligence
cybersecurity
Internet of Things
big data
blockchain
robotics
augmented reality
virtual reality
high performance computing
machine learning
cloud computing
5G
telecommunications
WiFi
quantum computing
software
mobile application development
web development
microelectronics
digital skills

Form of the funding

Country suitable for the funding

EU

Financial intermediate 

Benefitials 

Startups

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.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Software Engineering

Web Development

Big Data

Telecommunications

Artificial Intelligence

Cybersecurity

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.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Digital skills

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.

Details

Website

Target audience

Digital skills in education

Digital skills for children

Digital technology

Software Engineering

Telecommunications

Web Development

Big Data

Mobile apps

Digital Marketing

Artificial Intelligence

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/