So everyone can help save livesMake their own contribution to Corona research? With Folding@home, a scientific project, everyone can make their contribution with their own PC. We want to explain to you more what this means for you and your hardware. Stanford University has been running the Folding@home project for about 20 years. It uses the hardware of private Pcs for research. Since the Corona virus, the project has been in more demand than ever before.
Next Thursday, March 26, 2020, our friends will be hosting an "Quarantined Coding" on Twitch at Telerik. We have decided to support our colleagues in this and we are delighted to see anyone who is also watching or participating. The Telerik developers will split into teams to see who can create the craziest/most silly/nonsensical app to make the work from home fun. How it will work The Progress Developer Advocates are divided into two teams: Team cabin: TJ VanToll & Sam Basu vs. Team Fever: Alyssa Nicoll & Ed Charbeneau. Each team has four hours to create an app live on Twitch - with any language and framework they want - to make working from home fun. The crazier the app, the better.
On the weekend of 20 to 22 March 2020, 4Germany UG, together with the Federal Government, is organising a hackathon under the auspices of the Head of the Federal Chancellery, Prof. Dr. Helge Braun, in order to give everyone the opportunity to participate (digitally) in the fight against the Corona crisis. The hackathon is intended as a starting point for the implementation of the ideas already submitted, which are to be further developed so that the challenge of the Covid-19 virus is mastered by all of us as a society.
As a modern software company, mobile working has long since become part of our everyday lives. Whether we are sitting on the couch in the hotel, on the train or at home - we can work from anywhere. In the past, German companies have been able to avoid digitisation and the modernisation of jobs. But due to the current Corona crisis, all industries need to rethink and deal with new ways of working. Many have freely pushed aside the topic according to the motto "This is how it has always worked" or "In our industry this is not possible." and only considered the cost factor. Now they are in a situation that no one expected: a pandemic has broken out. Now it no longer works "as always" and in order to survive this time an alternative has to be found. For a long time now, coworking spaces and home office have not only suited hip start-ups, but also solid companies of all sizes. And that doesn't just mean office work.
The digital transformation is far from as advanced as it would fit with the current state of affairs. In many companies, the degree of digitization is far from the current potential and so – especially in back-end processes – many opportunities are wasted. A study takes a closer look at the reasons and problems that come with digital transformation. Half of the business processes are handled manuallyThe study "You're Working TOO Hard – Using Intelligent Automation to Save Time, Money, and Effort" provides good reasons for companies to push forward the digitization of their own processes. The decisive factor for this is above all automation and, of course, the digital transformation of the back-end processes in companies. Data volumes present companies with problemsMore than 60% of the information in companies is unstructured. This inevitably leads to the failure of many processes – currently in half of all cases. In the next 24 months alone, the amount of data that companies of all sizes will face will quadruple.
On Thursday, February 6, 2020, the time had finally come. Our new home has been officially opened. As one of the first tenants in the TD59, we couldn't wait to present our new office to the more than 200 visitors and discuss the new working philosophy.
At this, the guests were first able to listen to a round table of talks between WESt Managing Director Birgit Neyer, moderator and BVMW district association manager Susanne Schlüters, Federal Minister Anja Karliczek and TD59 investor Carlo Jesse on the topic "Challange your Business". This was followed by inspiring lectures by Prof. Dr. Carsten Feldmann and Prof. Dr. Ralf Ziegenbein from the FH Muenster, Dominik Rössler from Hewing GmbH and Christoph Mangelmans from FIEGE on the topic of "failures".
In this blog, I'd like to introduce you to a few technologies to give you an insight into how and what we're working on. As a developer, a programenvironment is essential, it is our workbench where we manufacture our product with our tools (in our case technologies). We've selected Microsoft's Visual Studio. It is easy to use and meets all our requirements to create our project.
Our team has just returned from Seattle from the annual Microsoft Build conference. In addition to important announcements from Microsoft on developments for .NET, Azure Machine Learning, WSL, and Azure AKS, there were many fascinating messages discussed at the conference. In addition, we met and talked to some of the most brilliant minds at Microsoft, an opportunity that made the trip itself worthwhile. Revision of .NET CoreFirst, .NET Core is greatly expanded as .NET 5, a unified framework for writing applications for desktop, web, mobile, IOT, cloud, and more. Until now, the . NET landscape fragmented and used different frameworks, each requiring specific knowledge. However, because .NET Core has evolved to the point where it can handle the full . NET framework is as complete as possible, Microsoft has announced .NET 5. Now developers just need to work with one code all kinds of versions of different platforms.
One of the most famous street signs in the world, Facebook in Silicon Valley. But it's not just Facebook that's here. Among the most well-known companies here are the technology companies Google, AMD, Apple, Cisco, Intel, Hewlett&Packard, Nvidia and Tesla, but also software companies such as Adobe, eBay, Electronic Arts, Facebook, WhatsApp and Yahoo.
After the Google conference we didn't let it take us and spent the weekend there to see the city and the surrounding area away from work. San Francisco is an impressive city, it offers you a variety that I haven't seen before.