At #FICOD15 we bet on digital professionals and talent
In this new edition of FICOD we have a full program of conferences, activities, workshops and debates focused on talent, new professions, training and the most demanded profiles in areas such as design, programming, audiovisual and robotics.
In the first European Fair of Digital Employment, organized by Telefonica, it was said that in the coming years, Europe will need about 150,000 ICT each year specialists and 40% of companies seeking ICT professionals have trouble finding suitable profiles. Therefore, from FICOD we bet on digital professionals and young talent.
The third day of FICOD will open with a plenary of talent search hunt for the professional life by Enrique Gato, responsible for major successes of animated films such as The Adventures of Tadeo Jones and Capture the Flag. In his intervention, Gato will go over the opportunities to develop a career in the audiovisual field.
In collaboration with the entrepreneurship program Infinit.ON, FICOD Talent will also be attended by young entrepreneurs, like Jordan Casey (Casey Games and teachware) and Fabian Leon (Foodinthebox), to discuss the current digital scene at the seminar young Talent for the new digital economy.
Another of the seminars of this area is dedicated to the impact of MOOCs in Higher Education, by Anant Agarwal (edX), Carlos Delgado Kloos (Carlos III University of Madrid), Paloma Barba (Telefonica Digital Education), Catherine Mongenet (France Université Numérique), Martin Rodriguez (IE Business School) and Vicent Botti (Polytechnic University of Valencia). They analyze this type of training, which is a new challenge for educational institutions to concurrent access to thousands of students.
In the FICOD Talent area we also count on the presence of top-level training centers where young people can learn about the academic offerings and the most interesting initiatives to access the workplace, such as: IE, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, EOI, CEV, ISDI, ECOMASTER or JOBANDTALENT, among others. Such organizations offer workshops on digital economy, entrepreneurship, marketing and e-commerce, professional content creation, promotion of engineering, job search and other issues directly related to training and digital jobs.
The online magazine of animation, video games and multimedia 3DWire, organizes the meeting between Universities and Technical Directors: new work environments for computer engineering, in which the roles and demand for this profile, highly relevant for the computer engineering departments of training centres will be reviewed.
AMETIC will do a workshop on its Skills for Jobs campaign to show young people the important role of new technologies in their professional future. All this, with the help of cybersecurity professionals, digital marketing and bigdata, related to training and careers that in the coming years will create 300,000 jobs in Spain, according to the Information from the Technologies of information Foundation.
Microsoft will organize three workshops for the creation of applications, robotics and video games: Create your app with AppStudio in a few steps, with key information on how to create a simple application and upload it to a store; Your first steps into the world of robotics with Rasperry Pi 2 intended to help attendees to create their own projects, and the workshop on programming Create Project Spark video games.
The company Orange, will also participate in the seventh edition of FICOD. Under the brand #Superprogramadores,Orange will do the Code planet for the workshop, a proposal on videogame programming and robotics with Scratch aimed at children aged between 7 and 15 years. In order to bring new generations to the world of robotics, IBM will hold the workshop My first robotic kit bq, that goes to high school students. In this line, RTVE and BQ will introduce Zowi, the Clan robot. Educational robotics in the reach of children.