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Dec 152014
 
FIWARE Academy

This post has been written by Davide Dalle Carbonare, responsible for FIWARE Academy. We would like to thank him for his collaboration and willingness.

The FIWARE Academy is the training platform of the FIWARE technology. All the people interested in adopting the FIWARE technology can find, in this platform, useful information on how to use, integrate and exploit the capabilities of the FIWARE offering. But not only that, some use case projects (part of the second phase of the FI-PPP Programme) are publishing their training material in the FIWARE Academy, which absolutely confirms the central positioning of the platform in the dissemination and educational activities.

The FIWARE Academy aims to focus on practical lessons that are produced by developers themselves, that’s why you will find different aspects of FIWARE use from those exposed in documentation. With this approach, a more effective communication among teachers and students can be achieved.

The training content in the FIWARE Academy is mostly composed by videos recorded during live presentations (webinars) and lessons composed by slides with a synchronized voice-over that provides the necessary explanation.

With this kind of paradigm of content delivery, the end user can get access to the training material when it is more convenient and also play and replay as many times as desired. Basically, there is no more risk to miss a lesson because it is available only at a predefined timeslot that does not match the sudoku of your agenda.FIWARE Academy explained

The number of courses offered in the FIWARE Academy is always growing. New courses are created and others are frequently updated. A process of continuous review has been established in order to guarantee an adequate level of quality and a homogeneous presentation of the available training material published in the platform.

From the more technical point of view, FIWARE Academy is based on Moodle the well-known open source solution for eLearning. I think that this choice was appropriate to manage both the internal and external needs; in other words, to create the courses, manage the editor permissions and, in the end, properly publish the content for the end users.

Just a few words on a couple of planned improvements of the FIWARE Academy. A new version of the course player is going to be released. It is mostly based on HTML and CSS, lighter than the previous one (completely based on Flash) and easier to customize in terms of layout and look & feel. In addition, for the new user, a web site that supports the creation of training material will be available by 1Q 2015.This builder produces the courses based on the new user; the editor uploads the slides and the text to explain each one of them; the builder creates the final package.

I am looking forward to see you all browsing the FIWARE Academy and I wish you a merry Xmas. For any comment or suggestion you might want to share, please, drop a message to the FIWARE feedback channel!

Davide Dalle Carbonare

@davdalle

Attend our webinars!

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Mar 272014
 
FI-WARE webinars

On Monday (March 31) and Tuesday (April 1) we will have 7 webinars open to anyone who wants to participate. These webinars are focused on the most used General Enablers at our previous Challenges and Hackathons. This way all participants in our FI-WARE Challenges can learn more about FI-WARE and FI-LAB

Below you can find the agenda for each day and a description of each webinar. 

Next Monday, next Tuesday… go to http://www.mashme.tv/M/2qvRiO to attend! Hope to see you there! 

(*) Chrome browser + Java7u51 in a Windows machine are recommended.

WEBINAR AGENDA

* All times are CEST.

Monday, March 31st 

10:00 – 10:55 (CEST) – Identity Management and Access Control – KeyRock
11:00 – 11:55 (CEST) – Advanced Cloud capabilities
12:00 – 12:55 (CEST)– Mashup technologies – Wirecloud

Tuesday, April 1st

12:00 – 12:55 (CEST) – Real-time Multimedia Stream Processing – Kurento
15:30 – 16:25 (CEST) – Connection to the Internet of Things: DCA and Figway
16:30 – 17:25 (CEST)– Context Awareness: Orion Context Broker
17:30 – 18:25 (CEST)– Map/Reduce – Cosmos Big Data

WEBINAR DESCRIPTIONS

Advanced Cloud Capabilities
This webinar will be practical session on FI-LAB Cloud. We will how to use of the FI-LAB Cloud portal so that you will be able to deploy and access to virtual machines, create containers and objects as well as instantiate blueprints (VMs along with software) 

Identity Management and Access Control – KeyRock
In this webinar we will explain how to secure your applications and GE's using FI-WARE Identity Management. We will explain how to create a FI-WARE account and register an application in the platform managing organizations, roles and permissions. We also describe OAuth2, the protocol that your application uses to allow access to your users with their FI-WARE accounts. And we will have a live demo in which you will learn how to implement that protocol in your application in a few easy steps.

Mashup technologies – Wirecloud
WireCloud builds on cutting-edge end-user development, RIA and semantic technologies to offer a next-generation end-user centred web application mashup platform. This webinar will teach how to develop those mashups, including development of the mashable application components used as building blocks.

Real-time Multimedia Stream Processing – Kurento
This webminar introduces Kurento, a framework for building multimedia and streaming applications based on predefined blocks: RTP, WebRTC, HTTP and RTSP senders/receivers and face detection, plate recognition or object tracking, augmented reality, group communications or media mixing and blending among others. During the webminar, we will use Kurento APIs for showing how to create media applications for videoconferencing or video streaming in a simple and seamless manner. We will also demonstrate how these applications can be enriched with Kurento's advanced processing capabilities.

Connection to the Internet of Things
This webinar will explain how to connect Internet-of-Things settings to FI-WARE through DCA and Figway enablers and how to exploit such resources in your Future Internet Apps. Two different scenarios are considered: large IoT settings such as smartcities and scope-limited deployments, typically smart spaces.

Context Awareness: Orion Context Broker
This webinar will be practical session on Orion Context Broker. We will start describing where to find the Orion information in the FI-WARE Catalogue, then how a FI-LAB user can create her/his out-of-the-box ready-to-use Orion instance. Finally, we will walk-through the main operations to manage context in Orion Context Broker. 

Map/Reduce – Cosmos Big Data
This webinar will explain Cosmos, the Big Data and Open Data platform, focusing on how to manage your data and how you can obtain value-added information from it. Several demos will be shown, such as basic WebHDFS usage, HiveQL and MapReduce examples.

New webinar: FIWARE LAB Identity Manager and how to authenticate your users with OAuth

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Jan 232014
 
Today, Thursday 23rd, we will have a new webinar. This time it will be dedicated to FIWARE LAB Identity Manager and how to authenticate your users with OAuth, taught by Álvaro Alonso, Carolina García and Javier Cerviño. 
 
Go to http://www.mashme.tv/M/2qvRiO at 4pm CET and, if you cannot attend, don't worry! We will publish the recording of the webinar for further reference. 
 
In this webinar we will learn to use the FIWARE LAB Identity Manager: to register new accounts, create new organizations, add users to our organizations and assign roles to them. We will also see how to change our applications in order to authenticate our users using their credentials in the Identity Manager, using OAuth 2.0 libraries.
 
 
 
 

Attend our FIWARE Webinars: FIWARE LAB Cloud and Blueprint Capabilities & Orion Context Broker

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Jan 222014
 

Today, January 22nd, we will have two webinars open to anyone who would like to learn about how to use FIWARE LAB's Cloud and Blueprint capabilities and the Orion Context Broker, two essential tools that FIWARE offers to developers. 

Webinar

FIWARE LAB Cloud and Blueprint Capabilities webminar

Wed 22, 1:30pm CET

This webminar is a practical session on FI-LAB Cloud. We will show the usage of the FI-LAB Cloud portal so that you will be able to deploy and access to virtual machines, create containers and objects as well as instantiate blueprints (VMs together with software) Webminar taught by Henar Muñoz.

Here you can find the Slides that will be used in this webinar: Setting up your virtual infrastructure using FI-LAB Cloud

Orion Context Broker webminar

Wed 22, 18:30pm CET

This webminar is a practical session on Orion Context Broker. We start describing where to find the Orion information in the FI-WARE catalogue, then how a FI-LAB user can create her/his out-of-the-box ready-to-use Orion instance. Finally, we will walk-through the main operations to manage context in Orion Context Broker. Webminar taught by Fermín Galán.

Enter this URL: http://www.mashme.tv/M/2qvRiO at the given times and be sure to use Firefox or Chrome (Internet Explorer and Safari are not supported)