Archive for Fun
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.
I’m adding the latest Ericsson Mobility report to my profile. Some fascinating numbers in it, published here: http://www.ericsson.com/mobility-report
Opening with the surprising fact that; currently, there are as many mobile subscriptions as people in the world, and every second, 20 new mobile broadband subscriptions are activated – the numbers and facts continue to astound throughout.
You can even create your own graphs, tables and data using the brilliant Traffic Exploration tool. Here’s one I made which illustrated the rise of LTE/5G from 2010 onward (including predictions to 2021) in Western Europe. for those of you who know me and my love of data; I may spend hours exploring this…
Very special day today as we got to meet some of the working dogs from My Canine Companion as well as listen to a talk from Cliona O’Rourke founder and Director of training.
You may recall last month I posted about the bake sale that was held in Ericsson Ireland to support our two charities, of which MyCanineCompanion is one (the other being Sonas APC) and I couldn’t have been more happy to have another excuse to talk about My Canine companion again.
So just if you are wondering, yes, that’s me with a puppy on my lap, and yes, the puppy’s name is Ericsson.
My Canine Companion provide highly trained and skilled service dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism.
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!
Answer: Dogs and Cakes in support of charity!
Congratulations to our Global Resource Manager at Sinead Brock, and the bakers, organisers and volunteers of this week’s bake sale in Ericsson Ireland in aid of Ericsson Ireland’s two nominated charities; Sonas APC andMyCanineCompanion.
Both are fantastically worthwhile causes; Sonas APC provides a range of training, resources and supports for those on the dementia journey, while My Canine Companion provide highly trained and skilled service dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism.
The cakes were of course delicious, but most especially it was great to have one very special visitor, “Google” the service dog, who seemed to enjoy his time here.
The organisers did a fantastic job raising €424 for the 2 charities, but even if you missed our cake sale, it’s still not too late to donate to either or both charity, and I would encourage you to do so:
Sonas APC: http://www.sonasapc.ie
My Canine Companion: http://www.mycaninecompanion.ie/
Its been the subject of many hoaxes, but tomorrow really is is the day that Marty McFly traveled into the future. Ericsson technology has helped make many of the predictions come though, (such as wireless technology, digital TV etc), and continue to shape the future. You can learn more about what they do (and get insights into what the future will bring) here:
If you’d like to be part of a company that has been shaping the future future for over 130 years, you should visit the Ericsson careers page: https://jobs.ericsson.com/search/?q=&locationsearch=Athlone
In the meantime, here is some fun: