Docker for Beginners Workshop

This Tuesday was a great rainy day to spend 4 hours at the University of Bayreuth attending the Docker for Beginners workshop organized by Govinda Fichtner of Paessler AG and Bastian Roth of indibit GmbH. The workshop consisted of theoretical (slides) and practical (hands-on CLI orgy) parts. The process was accompanied by tasty family-size pizzas and drinks.

The DevOps Academy certificate:

The content of the workshop:
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“Automation meets Edge” Challenge

Siemens Digital Factory and Siemens Factory Automation business units, together with university and Edge experts of Siemens Corporate Technology are launching a Global University Challenge on the topic „Automation meets Edge”.

It is an online open innovation competition where students from 32 partner universities worldwide are invited to share ideas on industrial app use cases with Edge Computing.

The ideas will be evaluated by Siemens experts online during a timeframe of 5 weeks – from May 2nd until June 5th 2018.

10 winning student teams will receive prize money as well as an invitation to a Hackathon in Nuremberg in October (Siemens takes over all travel & accommodation costs) where the students can prototype their idea on the brand new Edge platform.

Students of the following universities are eligible to participate in the challenge (including Siemens working students and PhD students):

  1. Newcastle University (UK)
  2. University of Manchester (UK)
  3. University of Oxford (UK)
  4. University of Cambridge (UK)
  5. University of Southampton (UK)
  6. TU of Denmark (Denmark)
  7. Tsinghua Beijing (China)
  8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
  9. Tongji University (China)
  10. Soochow University (China)
  11. HUST University (China)
  12. TU Munich (Germany)
  13. Ludwig Maximilian University (Germany)
  14. RWTH Aachen (Germany)
  15. TU Berlin (Germany)
  16. FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
  17. KIT (Germany)
  18. TU Darmstadt (Germany)
  19. TU Dresden (Germany)
  20. University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  21. University of Passau (Germany)
  22. University of Stuttgart (Germany)
  23. TU Budapest (Hungary)
  24. TU Vienna (Austria)
  25. TU Graz (Austria)
  26. JKU Linz (Austria)
  27. ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
  28. Vanderbilt University (USA)
  29. Virginia Tech (USA)
  30. Purdue (USA)
  31. Clemson University (USA)
  32. UCLA (USA)

Siemens is looking forward to great ideas from students on use cases with Edge computing in a production environment!

More information and registration form is available at https://siemensinnovation.spigit.com/automationmeetsedge

Three Bitcoin and Blockchain Courses

Blockchain is a groundbreaking technology. It’s already disrupting the banking and insurance industries and has the potential to revolutionize current political and social systems. It has many implementations and applications, like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, Smart Contracts, Smart Laws, Distributed Apps (DApps) etc. In essence, it’s about removing the trusted authorities and giving power to the peers or people.

I can highly recommend the following three courses, which give a very well structured overview of this technology:

Learning Bitcoin by Tom Geller
Blockchain Basics by Jonathan Reichental
Blockchain Beyond the Basics by Jonathan Reichental