Everybody is talking about GDPR, and many big companies are frantically trying to reach compliance. But what is GDPR anyway, and how does it...
The vast amount of data necessary for scientific research pose great challenges in the fields of data ingestion, management, and processing. Over the coming 10-15 years, these challenges will grow exponentially. Europe is no stranger to these challenges, prompting the European Commission, in April this year, to launch the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The vision of the EOSC is to offer Europe’s 1.7 million researchers and 70 million science and technology professionals a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis, and re-use of research data across borders and scientific disciplines.
Some colleagues are sitting at a table in the lobby designing a landing page in Hubspot, while others are outdoors, eagerly practicing an elevator pitch for a new service offering – or competing in a two-day hackathon in one of the seminar spaces. These are some of the vibrant scenes that could be observed at the Trivadis TechEvent in March. For the first time ever, the TechEvent, which has established itself as one of the most renowned IT events in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, took place in a completely new format: A highly interactive two-day conference full of passion, fun and learning!
Some people think that more is more, and productivity is often equated with hours worked. This assumption is reminiscent of industrial manufacture with production machines that produce a certain number of goods per day. But these rules do not apply to mental work and services. Today, more and more employees work remotely from home with flexible working hours - thanks to digitization and new technology. Productivity is not about sitting at your computer for hours, rather who can finish their tasks in the shortest amount of time.
Software developers have always been a challenging target audience for advertisers. They want marketers to advertise to them on their own terms—and when they don’t, programmers have the technical ability to block the ads they don’t want to see. So it should come as no surprise that in the 2018 State of Developer Engagement report, 72% of developers said that they use ad blockers.
Admittedly, most people don’t immediately associate the Volkswagen Group with a hip, cool software joint. However, the Wolfsburg automotive manufacturer has an area which concentrates entirely on the development of strategic and innovative software solutions, using completely agile methods. In Group IT’s Software Development Center (SDC) in Wolfsburg and Berlin, software developers and UX/UI designers work alongside product owners and product managers.
Kotlin has seen a massive boost in popularity in 2017, with an increasing number of companies using Kotlin for backend services and Google declaring Kotlin an officially supported language on Android. In this article, we showcase three examples of how we use Kotlin at Advanon to write better code.
The uniqueness of this school is manifested in the opportunities provided by the educational and training programme particularly for disabled students, as described above. This is not provided by any other school in Austria. Those who are disabled are also taught according to the national curriculum that is valid throughout Austria, but they are provided with personal and technical support. Disabled and non-disabled students alike benefit from this system of integrated teaching. The division of classes into smaller groups occurs in more cases than in other schools in Austria and in some cases an extra member of staff is available.