Go digITal!”, the e-Skills Week closing event, will take place on 5 March 2010 at the Square Meeting Centre located in the heart of Brussels. The event will be the culmination of the e-Skills Week.
“Go digital!” will present the results of the activities organised in more than 20 countries and reward the best practices observed during the campaign. It will also formulate recommendations to ensure sustainability of the e-Skills Week action.
Five parallel workshops will provide the audience with experienced testimonies from high level speakers ICT teaching careers, an exhibition area will give a practical view of what are IT jobs to young people and a Prize ceremony will reward the students participating in e-Skills Week competition. After the conference, an evening party will close the event in celebrating technologies!
Over 400 students from secondary and tertiary schools, teachers, professionals and ICT practitioners, SMEs, as well as high level figures from companies and from the European Commission and the Ministries of education will be gathered to exchange their experiences and their views to build a competitive Europe.
Interested? Register at http://eskills-week.ec.europa.eu/closing_event_registration to get in for free.
@ Square-Brussels meeting centre
Glass Entrance – rue Mont des Arts straat
Friday 5 March 2010, 9-19.00
Evening party starting at 21.00
Alibaba’s recipe is: 2 nutritionists, a pinch of common sense and a lot of indulgence.
At Alibaba, it’s all about re-discovering the pleasure to eat healthy and enjoying it! It¹s about learning some basics on what to eat, how to prepare it, have to make daily evening cooking easier and enjoying meals together, with family and friend, and more especially, enjoying a healty meal with your kids!
One of the pillars of Alibaba, is to work on taste and the 5 senses with your children, while you will receive very useful information and coaching on the nutrition basics:
- how to cook healthy (forget the grill! :-)
- what oils should I use in my kitchen?
- an alternative to the every day meat?
More at www.atelier-alibaba.be (in French – it’s a young startup company so make sure to give them lots of linklove).
The 24th edtion of BGGD is planned on Wednesday 24 March from 5-7 PM at TAN, one of the best bio shops and restaurants in Brussels . And this time, it’s going to be a special, “bring a child” edition, inspired by www.atelier-alibaba.be.
Beatrice de Mahieu (pictured) and Fleur de Meeus.
Cooking for kids + nutri coaching
Both nutritionists will animate the evening by splitting the group of children and the group of Girl Geeks.
Best age for the child is as from 6 years old. One child per Girl Geek. But of course you’re free to come on your own if you can’t find a child for that evening!
Want to join us? Put your name on the wiki page to get in for free. Seats are limited to 20 ladies (plus the children they bring along) so don’t wait too long!
BetaGroup “Ladies on Stage” is looking for 1 or 2 female web/tech entrepreneurs
BetaGroup is a group of 2.100 Web Entrepreneurs in Belgium passionate about Internet, Software, Mobile Technologies and Online Media.
BetaGroup aims to connect Entrepreneurs, Creative Thinkers, Software Developers, Digital Marketers, Web Designers, Web Agencies, Advertisers, Publishers, VC’s and Business Angels to innovate together. It wants to provide a platform to meet each other, present your projects and foster new collaborations.
BetaGroup meetings are free and open to all the Web/Software/Mobile community .
For an upcoming edition themed “Ladies on Stage” Betagroup is still looking for 1 or 2 tech/web startups lead and presented by female entrepreneurs. Four have already applied, but it would be nice to have 5 or 6.
The meeting should attract 400 to 500 people from the Web/Tech sector.
So it is a good opportunity to gain visibility.
The day of the meeting should be March 30 (or April 2 – still to be confirmed) at the VUB in Brussels from 6PM to 11PM. Free entry, free parking and free drinks for everybody.
If you have never attended a BetaGroup before, I recommend to attend the meeting Tuesday next week (http://betagroup16.eventbrite.com/) so you know what to expect.
JUMP (“Empowering Women, Advancing in the Economy”) offers women practical tools to help them realise their professional aspirations and supports companies and organisations that wish to promote better gender diversity within their management. More at www.blogjump.eu, www.forumjump.eu, www.womansacademy.be, and www.jobdays.eu.
For Women’s day, JUMP is organizing an event on the 4th March, at 18.00 at Mirano, Brussels. It’s an occasion to meet another
audience and other women. Presentations of several women’s networks will be followed by a cocktail and by a styling session.
Entrance fee is 8 euros, but let me know if you’d like me to arrange free entrance for you.
From the press release:
Kicking off a year-long, global brand initiative to inspire girls of all ages, Barbie unveiled her next career today at the 2010 American International Toy Fair. For the first time ever, Barbie called on consumers to help her select her next career. After more than a half million votes were cast, Computer Engineer Barbie topped the popular vote, while girls selected News Anchor as Barbie doll’s next career. Computer Engineer Barbie is set to debut this winter, featuring a binary code patterned T-shirt and all of the latest gadgets including a smart phone, Bluetooth headset and laptop travel bag. Both dolls are available for presale now at www.mattelshop.com.
Some people might suggest that it was an online voting round which was quite easy to … manipulate, especially by geeks, but the interesting part is: these dolls might actually inspire girls to choose for a career in ICT.
UPDATE from 5 Ideas to Make Computer Engineer Barbie More Realistic @ Wired.com:
5. The choice between Mac Computer Engineer Barbie, Windows Computer Engineer Barbie, and Linux Computer Engineer Barbie. Then they could publicize the sales figures daily to encourage geek parents to buy the version they want to win for their kids.
European e-Skills Week highlights the growing demand for skilled ICT users and professionals to drive a competitive and innovative Europe. This exciting campaign seeks to inform students, young professionals and SMEs about the vast range of opportunities that ICT-related jobs present.
Throughout the coming months, public authorities, ICT companies, education institutions and students will engage in hundreds of activities, training events, competitions and much more. The awareness campaign will culminate in a dedicated European e-Skills Week from 1 to 5 March 2010.
This ground breaking initiative of the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry is coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet in conjunction with twenty national partners.
Want to know more?