The story behind StepFWD

Alexandra Anghel on how StepFWD started

At the beginning of 2015, me and my co-founder decided to rent a couple of desks at TechHub Bucharest. It was our first time trying out a co-working space and I was skeptical I could make the switch after working from a private office for so long.

Frankly, I wasn’t in the mood to get out of the house.

After securing a seed investment at the beginning of 2014, we had failed to generate enough revenue or raise a follow-on investment. Read in full

AI brings smart learning experiences in schools

The education system is clearly one of the fields that should and definitely will continue to change over the next decades to keep up with technological advancements. Hence, it is no surprise that artificial intelligence has found a way to become part of the learning experience. According to data, the AI education market is currently valued at half a billion USD and the amount is set to rise to six billion by 2024. Read in full

Masterclass: Surviving Legacy Code

Date: 8 November 2019, Bucharest
Training fee: €300/participant plus VAT, only 25 seats available

To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 740 849 770).

Summary

We all have legacy code, meaning profitable code that we’re afraid to change. It doesn’t matter who wrote it, in which language, nor when. It matters that we feel the fear now and need to deal with it. Read in full

Masterclass: Crafting Code

This course is designed to help developers write code that is well-crafted. Meaning code that is clean, testable, maintainable, and an expression of the business domain. The course is entirely hands-on, designed to teach developers practical techniques they can immediately apply to real-world projects.

Date: 28-29 November 2019, Cluj-Napoca
Training fee: €600/participant plus VAT, only 20 seats available

To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 740 849 770). Read in full

The perfect match: artificial intelligence and the internet of things

The idea of having your fridge turn on the AC or the washing machine and then remind you to buy some groceries on the way home doesn’t seem so far fetched. This is thanks to the Internet of Things which promises to completely reshape our lives by translating our physical world into digital signals.

What is IoT and why does it need AI?

The Internet of Things or IoT can be defined as a network of physical objects that use embedded sensors, actuators and other devices that can collect or transmit information about the objects. Read in full

Is AI the next step in the future of leadership?

Artificial intelligence is not only changing the products and services we provide nor the way we create these products. It has become quite clear that it is also completely reshaping human behavior and leadership.

Whether we realise it or not, some of the high-level decisions that are being taken by people in key positions, be them organization or nation leaders, are already influenced by the evolution of AI, machine learning, NLP, etc. Read in full

Meet the Partners for Codecamp in Chișinău | 11 May

Codecamp Chișinău will take place on May 11. Don’t forget to register HERE.

In the meantime, we want to thank our partners for being with us every step of the way.

Established in 1998 in Cluj-Napoca, Softvision is now a big and global outsourcing company that provides great software product development services to their clients. Softvision expanded throughout Romania in Baia Mare, Bucuresti, Iasi and Timişoara. Read in full

AI in healthcare: friend or foe?

There’s one industry that artificial intelligence can greatly enhance, however, it is also the one that can suffer the most from any misuse of the technology. It’s been a while since researchers have started to weigh the pros and cons of using AI in healthcare and the case is still controversial.

On the one hand, the introduction of robots and artificial intelligence in the medical system can speed up the processes, free the doctors of dull and repetitive duties so they can focus their entire attention on patients and, most importantly, can help people stay healthy. Read in full

How AI can reinvent retail

Artificial intelligence adoption across industries is skyrocketing. A McKinsey Global survey revealed that 47% of the interviewed companies have embedded at least one AI capability in 2018, compared with only 20% in the previous year. Furthermore, 30% said they are piloting AI and 71% stated they expect the overall investment in AI to grow in the coming year.

One domain in which we can witness an increase in the number of AI-driven technologies used in the business processes is retail. Read in full