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Are you looking for inspiration for boosting digital transformation?
We are here to support you in defining your path to digital transformation by providing inspirational information on good practices, resources, and research from across the country and Europe.

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STATISTICAL LEARNING

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STATISTICAL LEARNING

14.09.2023 |

This introductory-level course in supervised learning covers regression and classification techniques, including linear and polynomial regression, logistic regression, cross-validation, and more. It also touches on some unsupervised learning methods like principal components and clustering. The course emphasizes practical understanding without heavy math, using R for computing and providing detailed tutorials on its usage. Explore modern data analysis essentials with us.

Prerequisites: Foundational knowledge in statistics, linear algebra, and computing is recommended.

Instructors: Learn from Trevor Hastie, Professor of Statistics at Stanford University, and Robert Tibshirani, Professor in Health Research and Policy and Statistics at Stanford University.

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Target audience

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

R PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS

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R PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS

13.09.2023 |

This course delves into the fundamentals of R, a popular programming language and software environment extensively utilized by data analysts, statisticians, and data scientists for statistical computing and graphics across the globe. It provides an introductory journey into R, encompassing installation procedures and foundational statistical operations. The course equips you with the skills to handle variables and external datasets, create functions, and offers insights from one of the R language’s co-creators, Robert Gentleman. Explore the world of R and enhance your statistical computing capabilities with this comprehensive course.

This course equips you with core competencies in R, covering data types, variables, vectors, matrices, lists, data frames, data import, logical statements, loops, functions, data plotting, visualization, and basic statistical functions. Prior experience in a scientific or engineering discipline is helpful but not mandatory, making it accessible to learners with basic computer skills. Join us to enhance your proficiency in R and excel in statistical computing and data analysis.

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology

Web development

Software engineering

Big Data

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

COMPUTER SCIENCE 101

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COMPUTER SCIENCE 101

11.09.2023 |

Computer Science 101 is a stand-alone course that teaches the basic ideas of computer science to an audience with zero previous experience. Computers may look very complicated, but in reality they only work on a few simple circuits. The course demystifies and brings these patterns to life, which is useful for anyone using computers today.

Course participants play and experiment with short pieces of “computer code” to understand the power and limitations of computers. Everything works within the browser, so there is no additional software to download or install. CS101 also provides general information about computers today: what is a computer, what is hardware, what is software, what is the Internet. Anyone who knows how to use a web browser can be successful with this course. No previous computer science experience is required.

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

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

MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIZATION

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MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIZATION

12.09.2023 |

The Machine Learning Specialization is a foundational online program created in collaboration between Stanford Online and DeepLearning.AI. This beginner-friendly program will teach you the fundamentals of machine learning and how to use these techniques to build real-world AI applications.

This Specialization, consisting of 3 courses, is an updated and expanded version of Andrew Ng’s original Machine Learning course. It offers a comprehensive introduction to modern machine learning, covering supervised learning (including multiple linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, and decision trees), unsupervised learning (including clustering, dimensionality reduction, and recommender systems), and best practices in artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation (such as model evaluation, tuning, and data-centric performance improvement).

This course requires no prior knowledge, making it accessible to beginners. It covers core competencies including multiple linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, decision trees, clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, and best practices for evaluating and tuning models, as well as adopting a data-centric approach to enhance performance. Get started on your machine learning journey with this accessible and comprehensive course.

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

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

MINING MASSIVE DATA SETS

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MINING MASSIVE DATA SETS

12.09.2023 |

This course begins by introducing modern distributed file systems and MapReduce, with a focus on what distinguishes effective MapReduce algorithms for handling large datasets. The remainder of the course delves into algorithms for extracting valuable models and insights from these vast datasets. Topics include Google’s PageRank algorithm for assessing web page importance and its various extensions, locality-sensitive hashing for identifying similar items in massive datasets, and efficient dimensionality reduction techniques for large, sparse matrices. The course also explores a range of other large-scale algorithms, as detailed in the syllabus.

The course lasts for 7 weeks. Before taking it, a course in database systems is recommended, as is a basic course on algorithms and data structures. 

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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

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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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Digital skills

Level

Basic

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

FREE JAVA JUMPSTART AT CODE ACADEMY

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FREE JAVA JUMPSTART AT CODE ACADEMY

08.03.2023 |

 

If you are interested in professional development in the IT sector, Code Academy offers a mentoring program from 0 to an IT career covering 3 modules:

Java Jumpstart, the first course is introductory and lasts 6 weeks, with which you will find out if programming is your calling. It is completely free.

Basic Unlock Java is an 8-week in-depth study of the Java language, building on the solid foundation from Jumpstart.

Basic Java Web Back-end, 6 months where the main focus is on writing projects, learning the big Java Spring BOOT framework and additional technologies required to start your dream career as a Java developer.

The second and the third course are at reduced prices until September 15th. After completing the third module of the program, there is an opportunity to contact companies looking for IT personnel.

Details

Website

www.codeacademy.bg

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Web development

Software engineering

Level

Basic

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Paid training (second module – 580 lv, third module – 2500 lv)

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

Bulgarian

Country providing the training

Bulgaria

Classification

Single opportunity

FOUNDATIONS OF DATA SCIENCE: K-MEANS CLUSTERING IN PYTHON

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FOUNDATIONS OF DATA SCIENCE: K-MEANS CLUSTERING IN PYTHON

22.07.2023 |

Foundations of Data Science: K-means Clustering in Python, delivered on the Coursera platform, is designed to give students an introduction to the core concepts of data science and to prepare them for intermediate and advanced data science courses.

This course serves as a solid introduction to essential mathematics, statistics, and programming competencies crucial for various data analysis endeavors. Through a practical data clustering task, students will delve into these core concepts, simultaneously acquiring vital programming skills essential for proficiency in data science techniques. Additionally, this course can be utilized to fulfill the entry prerequisites for the MSc Data Science program, laying the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding of the field

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Big Data

Software engineering

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

CREATIVE PROGRAMMING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA AND MOBILE APPS

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CREATIVE PROGRAMMING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA AND MOBILE APPS

19.07.2023 |

This course is for anyone who would like to apply their technical skills to creative work ranging from video games to art installations to interactive music, and also for artists who would like to use programming in their artistic practice.

Upon course completion, you will possess the skills to author imaginative audiovisual programs for desktop and mobile using the Processing environment. You’ll adeptly manipulate sound creatively, showcase images and image sequences, generate interactive algorithmic graphics, and even construct a basic game using a 2D physics engine. Moreover, supplementary resources will be available to support students with no prior programming experience.

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Digital skills

Software engineering

Mobile apps

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

FINTECH ETHICS AND RISK

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FINTECH ETHICS AND RISK

14.07.2023 |

Discover how both individuals and organizations can harness and oversee blockchain, AI, and other FinTech innovations to ensure their implementation fosters societal progress rather than hindering it.

FinTech is transforming finance globally, but it comes with risks. This 6-week online course explores critical aspects like governance, cybersecurity, and societal impacts. It helps individuals and organizations navigate FinTech’s potential for good or harm.

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Website

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Digital skills

Artificial Intelligence

Blockchain

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

FINTECH: BASICS, APPLICATIONS, AND LIMITATIONS

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FINTECH: BASICS, APPLICATIONS, AND LIMITATIONS

05.07.2023 |

In this 6 weeks course, you’ll delve deep into blockchain technology. You’ll uncover its design principles, technological and cryptographic underpinnings, and explore the nuances among major blockchain platforms. Discover which applications align best with blockchain’s unique traits while recognizing the technology’s limitations and ongoing challenges. Additionally, gain insights into the ethical dimension by understanding its implications in combating criminal activities within the blockchain ecosystem.

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Website

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Digital skills

Blockchain

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

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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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

Digital skills

Level

Basic

Middle

Advanced

Expert

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Up to one week

Type of training

Language of the training

English

Country providing the training

Other

Classification

Database

CS50’S INTRODUCTION TO GAME DEVELOPMENT

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CS50'S INTRODUCTION TO GAME DEVELOPMENT

22.06.2023 |

In this interactive course, delve into the creation of 2D and 3D games. You’ll gain hands-on experience while exploring the design and development of renowned games like Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, Angry Birds, and others.

In this course, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of essential principles encompassing 2D and 3D graphics, animation, sound, and collision detection. You’ll explore key tools and platforms like Unity and LÖVE 2D, master programming languages such as Lua and C#, and gain proficiency in the fundamentals of game design and development.

This 12-week self-paced course delves into the realm of programming, offering a substantial learning journey. With a commitment of 6-9 hours per week, you’ll have the flexibility to pace your progress. The course, conducted in English, provides a deep dive into intermediate-level programming topics. You can choose to audit it for free or opt to receive a verified certificate upon completion for $249. Whether you’re seeking to enhance your programming skills or expand your knowledge, this course offers a valuable opportunity to do so.

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology

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

PRINCIPLES, STATISTICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR REPRODUCIBLE DATA SCIENCE

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PRINCIPLES, STATISTICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR REPRODUCIBLE DATA SCIENCE

20.06.2023 |

Learn skills and tools that support data science and reproducible research, to ensure you can trust your own research results, reproduce them yourself, and communicate them to others.

This intermediate-level data science course spans four weeks, with a recommended time commitment of 3 to 8 hours per week. It offers a self-paced learning experience in English, complete with video transcripts. Throughout this course, you’ll delve into the intricacies of data science, making it a valuable journey for those seeking to advance their skills. While you can audit the course for free, there’s also an option to add a Verified Certificate for $149, certifying your proficiency in this subject.

This course will appeal to students and professionals in biostatistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and data science.

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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

SOFTUNI: LEADING THE WAY IN IT EDUCATION

By Bulgarian, Free training, Bulgaria, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Course, English, In-person training, Training fee, Educational programme, Up to three months, Duration of training, Type of training, Up to half a year, One year, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES, Other trainings
SOFTUNI: LEADING THE WAY IN IT EDUCATION

15.06.2023 |

The SoftUni project is an innovative education center designed to train candidates with or without experience to help them start or develop their careers in the software industry. It is an innovative and modern educational center that creates real professionals in the world of programming. The teaching method is learning by doing, with trainees gaining both practical experience and technological knowledge.

SoftUni organizes professional software and QA engineering programs in Bulgaria, giving students the opportunity to acquire the profession of “software engineer” or “software automated testing engineer”. The curriculum has been carefully developed with the direct involvement of companies from the IT sector, including working with the latest software technologies and learning the best practices in the field of programming and software testing.

In addition to professional programs, SoftUni organizes a number of courses on various IT topics.

Details

Website

www.softuni.bg

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Software engineering

Digital skills

Level

Basic

Middle

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

In-person

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

Bulgarian

English

Country providing the training

Bulgaria

Other

Classification

Database

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

APPLICATIONS OF TINYML

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APPLICATIONS OF TINYML

06.06.2023 |

Immerse yourself in the realm of Computer Science over a 5-week period with this self-paced course. Allocating just 2 to 4 hours per week, you’ll uncover the intricacies of the subject at an intermediate level. Conducted entirely in English, the course offers comprehensive video transcripts to enhance your learning experience. Tailored for those with an intermediate skill level, the course is available for auditing free of charge. Alternatively, you can opt for a Verified Certificate, attainable for $249. Hosted on the edX platform, this course provides a dynamic learning environment to further your understanding of Computer Science.

In this course, you’ll explore the code powering widely-used TinyML applications and delve into real-world industry examples. Gain insights into Keyword Spotting, Visual Wake Words, Anomaly Detection principles, and Dataset Engineering concepts. Moreover, you’ll engage with Responsible AI Development, ensuring ethical and effective TinyML application.

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

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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.

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Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital technology

Digital Skills

Artificial Intelligence

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Basic

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Online

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Free training

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Type of training

Language of the training

English

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Other

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CS50: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

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CS50: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

03.06.2023 |

Explore the world of programming fundamentals in this 11-week self-paced course. With a recommended commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week, this introductory course provides a comprehensive understanding of programming concepts. The course is conducted in English and covers a variety of topics, and also offers video recordings in the same language. Whether you choose to listen to the course for free or opt for a verified certificate priced at $189 USD, this edX platform-based course allows you to tailor your learning experience to your preferences. It is an ideal starting point for learning programming and improving your skills. Following this course from the prestigious Harvard University, you will learn: 

  • A broad and in-depth knowledge of computer science and programming
  • How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
  • Concepts such as abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development
  • Knowledge of a range of languages including C, Python, SQL and JavaScript as well as CSS and HTML
  • How to engage with a dynamic community of like-minded individuals from all levels of experience
  • How to develop and present a final programming project to your peers
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Digital skills for all

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Software engineering

Digital skills

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Basic

Format of the training

Online

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Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

English

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Other

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Single opportunity

INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOL DIGITALIZATION – APRIL 2023

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INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOL DIGITALIZATION - APRIL 2023

24.04.2023 |

The course enables teachers and principals to apply analytical thinking in developing a plan for digitizing learning processes, whether at the classroom or at school level. Participants will be introduced to academic concepts and models of quality digital practices and resources, as well as the specifics of writing an innovative school project with a digitization focus. The course is in partnership with Education Without Backpacks, a leading expert civic organization in the field of school digitization.

Skills you will acquire

  • Evaluating the quality of digital learning processes
  • Evaluating the quality of digital learning resources
  • Planning the digitisation of learning processes
  • Writing an innovative school project
  • Analysing and thinking systematically

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is suitable for all teachers, vice-principals and principals with an interest in digitalization, educational entrepreneurs.

The training starts on 27 April, for registration and further information, click here.

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Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Digital skills

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Basic

Middle

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Paid training (160lv)

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

Bulgarian

Country providing the training

Bulgaria

PROGRAMMING BASICS WITH C#

By Audience, Technology, Basic digital skills, Software engineering, Web development, For all, In education, For the workforce, Bulgaria, Course, Free training, Format of the training, Online training, OPPORTUNITIES: Training, Bulgarian, Training fee, Duration of training, Up to three months, Type of training, Language of the training, Country providing the training, OPPORTUNITIES
PROGRAMMING BASICS WITH C#

20.04.2023 |

The Programming Basics course provides the beginning programming skills required for all technology studies at Software University. This includes writing entry-level programming code (basic coding skills), working with an IDE, using variables and data, operators and expressions, working with the console (reading input and printing results), using conditional statements (if, if-else) and loops (for, while, do-while).

Skills you will acquire:

  • Working with the console (data input and output)
  • Working with loops (for)
  • Working with more complex logic checks
  • Working with logical checks (if-else)
  • Performing simple calculations
  • Working with more complex loops (nested for loops and while loops)

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is suitable for complete beginners with no need for experience with technology or computer science.

To view the course topics in detail and further information click here.

After passing the exam, you will gain a certificate from SoftUni if you get a score above a Very Good 5.00 in the practical part, and you will also have the opportunity to receive a state-recognised “Certificate of Professional Training” valid throughout the European Union.

The registration for the course is open until 10 May.

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Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Programming

Software engineering

Web development

Digital skills

Level

Basic

Intermediate

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Free training

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

Bulgarian

Country providing the training

Bulgaria

Classification

Database

BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPMENT – APRIL 2023

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BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPMENT - APRIL 2023

20.04.2023 |

Blockchain technologies are solving more and more problems in business, and this is leading to a huge demand for programmers in this field. This course will be able to give the students the necessary skills to start a career as a Blockchain Developer. They will learn how blockchain technology works and what are its building blocks. They will understand the best development environments, tools and practices in developing Smart Contracts. Students will learn to code in Solidity, the language most used in Smart Contracts development. The audience will create Web3.0 applications with JavaScript by reading data from the blockchain, integrating a Web3.0 Wallet connection, and creating transactions. In addition, the most used architectures in developing decentralized applications, how Web2.0 and Web3.0 connect, and what some of the most well-known blockchain protocols are will be presented.

Skills you will acquire:

  • Solidity Programming
  • Creating Blockchain Applications through Basic Desing Patterns
  • GAS Optimizing Smart Contracts
  • Working with basic Security concepts when implementing Smart Contracts
  • Interacting with blockchain using JavaScript
  • Working with blockchain technologies
  • Working with architectures for decentralized applications
  • Working with blockchain protocols

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is suitable for students who have abstract and algorithmic thinking, can handle more complex functions, have mastered the concepts of object-oriented programming in the JavaScript programming language. It is recommended that students participating in the course have gone through the Advanced level of the programming language and have the skills to work with REST API, asynchronous programming, DOM, HTML and CSS.

For more information and registration click here.

Course registration is open until April 23.

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills in education

Digital technology

Blockchain

Digital skills

Level

Intermediate

Advanced

Format of the training

Online

Training fee

Paid training (190lv)

Duration of the training

Type of training

Language of the training

Bulgarian

Country providing the training

Bulgaria

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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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.

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Digital skills for ICT professionals

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Digital technology

Digital skills

REGISTRATION FOR THE COMPETITION “DIGITAL INNOVATORS IN EDUCATION” OPENS

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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

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

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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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Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals