Archive for Events
Tomorrow (May 21) is World Day for Cultural Diversity. Last year, to celebrate, Ericsson asked its employees for submissions for recipes for Ericsson Cultural Journeys Book. Ericsson has over 19,00 people in over 180 countries who speak over 193 languages, and this is a wonderful collection of food ideas from our people. Having tried most of them, I’d have to say the Turkish ‘Lady’s Thigh Meatballs from Emrah Onder is my favorite! It’s a fascinating insight and also a culinary delight – you can download a free copy of the book here: http://goo.gl/oUyXHo.
And happy World Day for Cultural Diversity!
Turkish ‘Lady’s Thigh Meatballs from Emrah Onder of Ericsson
I’m absolutely delighted that we have 4 entries from Irish colleges to the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2016, and I just wanted to wish them the best of luck, and also encourage you to vote for them!
The projects are (and you can click on the names to see more details and to vote for them):
- onWinListeners – (replacing the physical queue system with a virtual queue)
- PI or Peoples Internet (a socialising app that will bring the “lone-wolf back to the wolf pack”)
- The Futuristics – (an automatic billing system based on RFID) and
- Carpartment – (a progression of self-driving cars to the next stage in evolution)
While I would love to have a winner from an Irish College, you should of course vote for what you think is the best, so you can see details of all the entries and vote for them here:
They are all great ideas, so I hope one day Ericsson can help make them a reality, as I really dislike queues, and the checkout, and you never know, I might even be persuaded to give up my “lone-wolf” motor-biker ways with PI and a Carparment!
Voting is open until December 17.
Looking forward to having the next TypeScript meetup on Tuesday the 17th of November here in Ericsson Ireland. There are 2 talks planned this time around;
– Unit testing with TypeScript by Daniel Jimenez Garcia, and
– Decorators & metadata reflection in TypeScript by Remo H. Jansen
The last event was an enormous success, and Tuesday is already booked out, but you can join the meetup group online to hear about when the next (and subsequent meetups) will be, here: http://www.meetup.com/Dublin-TypeScript-Meetup/ as well as join the wait-list for Tuesday if anyone else cancels.
For all who come on Tuesday, I hope you will all feel very welcome here.
Our recent LGBT Network Launch was a great success. There was a strong turnout representing many parts of the Ericsson Ireland organisation and the network were very happy to have many of the managers join on the day showing their support.
The event was hosted by Derrick Howard and Sharon Goff who outlined why LGBT issues. The discussion was informative and well received, with the steering group team members adding their comments during a very interactive session.
Karen Lyons provided some background on the importance of Diversity generally, and the session also asked the audience to think about what they themselves can do.
The session had a collaborative feel where many of those present had the opportunity to ask questions and give suggestions and feedback.
Ericsson Ireland is committed to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is valued and welcome. All individuals are respected for the skills they bring and the contributions and impact they make. If that sounds like the kind of place you would like to work, please visit our careers portal:
Congratulations to the Cyberlympics Winners!
On Thursday the 29th of October Ericcson ran a successful Cyberlympics event on campus in UCD. We had an excellent turnout of almost 40 enthusiastic computer science and engineering students. The competition was enjoyed by all and very well received. The winning team consisted of Karl Jonas Radle, Fabio D’Urso, Vincentas Glusinskas and Michal Gwizdz and they finished on a score of 4300 after two 45 minute rounds. A huge congratulations to the winning team as they held of stiff competition from the other teams. We look forwarding to seeing everyone again at future events.
Well done to to the organisers and volunteers and most especially all the participants!
Congratulations and thanks to Anne and Bernadetta, the organisers of the Midlands Jobs Fair for inviting us yesterday to the event in Athlone.
It was an enormous success and we met hundreds of job seekers and spoke to them about what a fantastic employer Ericsson is.
We also spoke to some recent graduates about joining Ericsson as a graduate employee, or further study through the Ericsson Masters in Software Technology – Plus a Guaranteed Job.
We also met some of the EURopean Employment Services (EURES) Team, some of whom had traveled from all over Europe to meet with midlands job seekers and advise them of options abroad. EURES offer a job mobility portal for job seekers and EURES Advisers that are in daily contact with job seekers and employers across Europe.
It was great also to meet and speak with Kevin Humphreys, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection with special responsibility for Employment, Community and Social Support about what Ericsson has brought to the midlands as an employer, as well as speak to Athlone Community Radio about what types of positions we have available.
Overall, a great day!
I’m absolutely thrilled to be invited, through the Connecting Women In Technology group, to visit Vodafone Ireland to present to them about how they can leverage LinkedIn to build their own personal networks and promote Vodafone in the process. I’ll be in the Vodafone Mountain View offices from 10.00 a.m. this coming 2nd November. I hope I can give some useful insight!
I gave the same talk in Ericsson a couple of weeks ago, and I hope those there found it useful. For more about Connecting Women In Technology group, you can visit their Facebook page here:
Vodafone also recently launched their Ready Business LinkedIn portal, which you learn more about here: