Networking has taken on new meanings with the fast-paced changes in technology. (Networking used to be going to lunch with someone to see if they could help you along in your career. It DOES still mean that, but social networks have expanded far beyond the old limits of face-to-face interactions.)
If you don’t know about Software-Defined Networking, take a look at the Wikipedia page for some detail.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to computer networking that allows network administrators to manage network services through abstraction of higher-level functionality. This is done by decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the underlying systems that forward traffic to the selected destination (the data plane). The inventors and vendors of these systems claim that this simplifies networking. [Source: "Software-Defined Networking: The New Norm for Networks" (PDF). White paper. Open Networking Foundation. April 13, 2012.]
There’s a whole conference dedicated to this growing field, and this year’s event is being held in Dusseldorf Germany in October. Here is the link to the
If you are a student in Germany or have a desire to visit Germany, this may be the spot for you to check out the sites AND get in on some cool tech talk. Even if you can’t attend the conference, take a look at the list of speakers and sponsors – they are many and varied (from all over the world…) and one might just be a future employer for you!!
Being an athlete takes both mental and physical commitment. There are professional and amateur levels in most sporting activities. Read about the approach being taken by a participant preparing for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
There’s a degree program at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand if you’re interested in looking at possible career options. Read about one of their grads here: Anna Skipper-Assistant Performance Physiologist, High Performance Sport New Zealand
“Body temperature control” may have applications within both the Cognitive and Robotics areas of technology. Do you see any connections where your own work could make a contribution? Think it over – and don’t forget to cheer for all the athletes at the games!
There are many funding opportunities available to those who are interested in exploring the pathways of the entrepreneur. Here’s one to take a look at…
Here’s their newest challenge: StartEdu 3 Application Opens on July 1, 2015. The StartEdu Competition is a nationwide program looking to identify, mentor, incubate, and invest in the most promising early-stage education startups that are serving India’s masses.
From the B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology website
“LabInApp, a CTIE start-up, participated in a competition called StartEdu by Unitus Seed Fund. LabInApp got short-listed in top 11 educational start-ups across India. Many of these startups are from IITs and IIMs !! In the end, LabInApp (previously Intuitive Labs) has won the StartEdu competition. And now eligible for one crore investment.”
What educational tech are you working on that might be marketable (and profitable) for you while bringing exciting education to the children of India?