Learning to code – Week 4 – GitHub

I’m horribly late on the program! Actually the formula I had subscribed to wasn’t really rich with exercises, and apparently a lot of people complained, so the team at Simplon decided to provide us with a lot more exercises, upgrading us to a much more practical program automatically. Good news, but 4 weeks of exercises … Lire la suiteLearning to code – Week 4 – GitHub

Learning to code – Week 3 – HTML & CSS

Week 3 was dedicated to HTML and CSS basics. Although I was quite familiar with the principles, it’s always better to really get yourself doing things. What I really enjoyed is starting to practice with Codecademy: the courses are divided into so many little sections that are each so clearly explained and interactive that progress is … Lire la suiteLearning to code – Week 3 – HTML & CSS

Digital Innovation in Lebanon: Interview Badih Saikali, Referd

Lebanon is a brand new comer on the international high-tech scene: its first investment fund started in 2008, and entrepreneurial success stories are still a handful.

Yet the former Switzerland of the Middle East, neighbour to the Israeli Silicon Wadi, has many assets to emerge on a regional and international level. What are they, and why should foreign investors and entrepreneurs care?

I’ve had the opportunity to interview 4 players of this emerging ecosystem, entrepreneurs and investors alike.

In this interview, we meet Badih Saikali, co-founder of Referd, the business connector tool.


Full transcript of the interview:

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Learning to code – Week 2 – HTML & CSS

Week 3 is about to start and I still haven’t finished all the assignments of Week 2 🙁  Considering that 6 months is ~24 weeks, if I start getting late now it’s gonna get tough… Now what do I take from this second week? 2 main points: There were a few resources to start getting … Lire la suiteLearning to code – Week 2 – HTML & CSS

Why School Is Not Ready For Us, by Jihad Kawas

Jihad Kawas is an 18-year-old Lebanese entrepreneur, founder of Saily, and one of the new Thiel Foundation fellows, winner of a $100,000 tuition to drop school and develop his start-up. His story is worth reading as he taught himself how to code and built his first mobile application by the age of 14, and is … Lire la suiteWhy School Is Not Ready For Us, by Jihad Kawas

Learning to code – Week 1 – HTML

As I live in France, I subscribed to a 6-month online training with Simplon, in partnership with Open Classrooms. I took the simplest formula, online with no additional support, as I’m not really aiming at changing jobs and becoming a full-time developer after that! (At least for now, who knows? :)) The program is kicking … Lire la suiteLearning to code – Week 1 – HTML

Learning to code: Why?

Hi! I’m 41, a digital marketer, a former Chief Digital Officer, mother of 3 children aged 13, 9 & 6, and I can’t code. It wasn’t really a problem until now, although my job has been about digital marketing and digital innovation for years. With basic notions of HTML and the help of WordPress and … Lire la suiteLearning to code: Why?

Digital Innovation in Sardinia

Sardinia is an Italian island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, inhabited by 1.6 million humans and 4 million sheep, and separated from Italy by a few hundred kilometers of sea. You may have heard of Sardinia as a haven for luxurious tourism, or as an environmentally-preserved landscape, or for its agriculture and traditional … Lire la suiteDigital Innovation in Sardinia

Digital Innovation in Sardinia: Interview Nicola Pirina, Digital Champion

Sardinia, in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, is bustling with ideas and passion when it comes to digital innovation. From social and sustainable innovations to the sharing economy, digital school or high-tech medicine, it is worth taking a deeper look at what is going on there and connecting with its players.

I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to interview 5 of its players in a series dedicated to Digital Innovation in Sardinia.

In this interview, we meet Nicola Pirina, Digital Champion Cagliari & Sardinia, VP Sardegna 2050, innovation strategist and advisor to many start-ups and institutions.

 

The interview is available in video format below or on YouTube and the full text transcript is below.

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Digital Innovation in Sardinia: Interview Roberto Spano, Sardex

Sardinia, in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, is bustling with ideas and passion when it comes to digital innovation. From social and sustainable innovations to the sharing economy, digital school or high-tech medicine, it is worth taking a deeper look at what is going on there and connecting with its players.

I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to interview 5 of its players in a series dedicated to Digital Innovation in Sardinia.

In this interview, we meet Roberto Spano, CEO of Sardex, a local currency launched in 2010, now aggregating more than 2000 members with more than 50 Million euros in transactions realised, and one of three pilot projects in Europe on this front.

 

The interview is available in video format below or on YouTube and the full text transcript is below, translated in English.

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