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Adriana Gascoigne (Girls in Tech) talks to us about entrepreneurship at Campus Party Brazil

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Feb 132014
 
Adriana Gascoigne Girls in Tech

It seems like ages ago, but it has only been two weeks since we were at Campus Party Brasil 2014 celebrating the Finals of first two FI-WARE Challenges.

Our experience resulted in a vortex of positive feelings towards innovation through technology and entrepreneurship. We took home with us a lot of sensations and that is why we want to thank the 8,000 attendees (or campuseiros) for being there, with special mention to the participants of the Smart Cities and Smart Business and Industry Challenges. They demonstrated impressive ammounts of creativity, willpower, patience and ability to learn swiftly. Any competition like the Challenges is stressful, and we know how hard you all worked. To all of you we can only say: thank you. A lot. 

In this context, surrounded by these feelings and by amazing people, we had the chance to talk to another visionary that was in Sao Paulo those days: Adriana Gascogine, founder and CEO of "Girls in Tech", a global non-profit organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship. Want to listen to what she told us about entrepreneurship, innovation and Campus Party? Watch the following video!

 

Thanks to Adriana for taking the time to speak to us! Go to girlsintech.org for more info. 

Video: Carlos Domingo, CEO Telefonica R&D, interviewed about FI-WARE

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Dec 272013
 
Carlos Domingo Telefonica R&D interview

If you take a look at all the partners that form FI-WARE you will see companies such as SAP, IBM, Thales, Telecom Italia, Orange, Nokia Siemens, Deutsche Telekom… a long list you may consult in our Wiki.  Within this large partnership that unites efforts from the European Commission and several public and private entities, the development of the FI-WARE platform is coordinated by Telefonica R&D

Not long after our hackathon in Campus Party Europe we had the chance to visit Carlos Domingo, President & CEO of Telefonica R&D, at his office in Madrid. He talked to us about FI-WARE's objectives, the FI-LAB platform and his views on why the European Commission has focused its efforts towards creating a platform and an innovation ecosystem for the Future Internet

What is FI-WARE? Who is it for? What are its competitive advantages? What is the commitment of European Commission towards its creation?  Find the answer to these questions and much more.

Meet the winners of our previous Smart City programming competition

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Dec 042013
 

Ever since we launched  the FI-WARE Challenges with Campus Party  (AKA in twitter as #FIWARE800K) people ask us about a lot of things, specially what was developed in the hackathons we had at Campus Party Europe and at the Santander Smart City event we held in October. 

You'll understand that the question can be both easy and a complex to answer. So we are going to try to help all of you interested in the apps that were developed in previous hackathons by addressing both ways of answering them. 

So for the easy part: What were the winning apps? Who did them? Watch this short video about our days in Santander and don't miss the short explanation that the winners of that hackathon gave us right after the award ceremony. 

Now that is simple and easy explanation. But maybe you are a developer and you really want to know more specific things about these apps, maybe a practical example of how FI-WARE can be used to create Smart City and Smart Business apps? Well: we've got a suprise for you tomorrow. Stay tunned!