IOT Summer School - an intro t...

Do success stories usually depict a group of geniuses in a small studio learning to handle state-of-the-art gear overnight? The real world politely nods its head. Real success stories are based on those rather untold, behind-the-scenes stories about hard work, trial and error sessions, long nights and dedicated teams. And most of all, they are based on courage, ambition and perseverance. We keep emphasizing on these things because it’s easy to get hyped when it comes to new ideas in tech, but let’s keep in mind that becoming a maker or getting close to inventing something completely new has much more to do with a specific state of mind than a case of overnight luck. This is actually one of the messages that the IOT Summer School is trying to promote. The 3rd day had passed and our ambitious attendees began learning how to tackle distance sensors and connect them to LCD Displays, with the help of the amazing Wyliodrin team. Some more advanced action implying some gas sensors also took place. Everything is being taught with patience and received wih passion. Great things will happen, just stand by for more news! Here’s how it went, in pictures:

IOT Summer School – ‘tis t...

Let’s be honest, to go straight from college exams and into a summer school with almost no break, well that takes…guts. It means you’re one of those people who want to go the extra mile and put their brains to work while others chill on sunny beaches and put theirs to rest. What we’re saying is that everything you do, whether a new challenge or a well-deserved break, it’s a matter of choice. This post is about those who chose more – and about what we have in store for them. The first day of IOT Summer school was a new start. After we all got to know each other, Alex Radovici from Wyliodrin made a short intro about the start-up and then it went straight to electronics recap (from signals to sampling to Electricity ABCs and more) as a way to smoothen the participants’ entry into visual hardware programming. Each of the 20 participants got to learn the basics of programming an Intel Edison board using a very simple and user-friendly interface, shaping the idea that hardware programming is way more accessible nowadays, it just takes some interest and proper guidance. Here’s how it all went, in pictures:

Jamstudy – an education-orie...

Fact: as access to technology broadens, options multiply and decisions are harder to make. “The grass is greener on the other side” syndrome affects all modern life sectors, including education and career options. “What if I should’ve picked that other college instead of this one?” Fact: students often drop out of college because they realize they didn’t make the right choice. Studies have shown that the most reassuring decision-making process is the one where one gets to consult peers. Simply put – there’s a better chance of making a good, informed decision if you can consult others that are in the know. Jamstudy might just be the solution to connect resources and information to people seeking it. It’s a platform designed to work as a middle ground between a social network and a search engine, all the while focusing on building bridges between people, helping them keep each other informed. Jamstudy aims to harness the power of digital communities to solve this problem. This is a tool that can help students build an informed career path, by bringing together peers with similar interests, as well as connecting people with the institutions that best fit their options. The platform is a digital hub for Highschoolers to read reviews and chat with students to find a suited program, and for students to search for Masters programs, exchange initiatives and job opportunities, therefore guiding them towards their desired goal. Jamstudy is also a place for universities to promote their programs and for companies […]