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.
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I often get the question from journalists, but this brilliant Venn diagram explains it all. The difference between a nerd and a geek is, that a nerd is socially inept and a geek is not. They share, however, their intelligence and a passion for (in our case) anything IT, internet or computer related.
By the way, a stupid nerd is called a dork. A nerd without passion is just a dweeb.
Being male, as a programmer, means:
- Not having to wonder whether you’re well-known in your community simply for being “the female one”.
- The freedom to do your job without anyone insinuating that you only got hired because of affirmative action, or because of the anatomy you happen to possess.
- Joining in appreciation of the sex object du jour without having to be gay or bisexual.
- Having your desk near the entrance to your office without visitors assuming you’re the receptionist.
- Telling someone to RTFM without being accused of PMS.
Full list at http://lafalafu.com/krc/privilege.html