The first conference & General Assembly of the European Creative Hubs Network

The European Creative Hubs Network was a 2 year-long project (2016-2018) partially funded by the European Union. The project’s main goal was to unite creative hubs across Europe by forming bridges of communication and collaboration amongst creatives, entrepreneurs and freelancers from different sectors who could share their experience, exchange knowledge and explore possibilities of cooperation.

In Autumn 2018, while the project was coming to an end, the Network that emerged from ECHN started planning their next steps. In order to continue with their vision of bringing together creatives and entrepreneurs across Europe the Network decided to hοld its 1st Conference and General Assembly in Athens, Greece on 11th-13th April 2019. It will be the first official community meeting and the election of the Steering Committee.

At Stone Soup, we are very excited to take part in this initiative and we look forward in meeting everybody in person. It’ll be a great chance for networking and talking about ECHN’s progress and future steps as a newly founded collaborative organization.

Save the date and stay tuned for more info about the event and registration that will be announced soon!

Rails Girls in Athens!

Rails Girls was created in 2010 in Finland and has grown rapidly in over 90 cities worldwide. Since 2015 Rails Girls organize events also in Athens, and the next one will take place on May 4th and 5th at The Hub Events.

The goal of the event is to familiarize women of all ages with programming and motivate them to dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails. During the two-day workshop, participants will develop a web application on the Ruby-on-Rails framework and will have guidance from experienced coaches. They will also be able to attend talks related to programming and hear the experiences of other women in the field of Information Technology.

The 3rd Rails Girls Athens is organized by volunteers and is supported by Visa, Skroutz.gr, PwC Greece and Accenture, as well as, Workable, eproductions, SlashData, Agile Actors, e-food.gr and Funkmartini.

The participation is free. You only need to apply here and to bring your own laptop.

For more details about the philosophy of Rails Girls and the event program, visit the official website.

See you at the Rails Girls!

React JS Academy by CollegeLink

CollegeLink and Golden Gate Pro organize a 3week hands-on seminar on React JS, for the first time in Athens. The seminar is ideal for web developers with a professional experience up to 18 months, knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript and who are looking for their next workplace.

The seminar will take place on Saturday 13th until Saturday 27th at ACEin and will be led by the senior Web Developer Miltos Stamos. During the seminar, the trainees will also have the opportunity to work on a real project in React Js.

Thanks to Workable, Webjar & Stone Soup the cost for each participant is 90 euro while the price for students or unemployed is 60 euro. Stone Soup along with the other companies has some job openings and will attend the event to meet with some of the attendees.

For more info on the participation criteria and the schedule of the seminar you can visit the website.

Stone Soup has one ticket to give away for free, so get in touch with us if you are interested.

‘Python for Big-data Analytics and Machine Learning 101’

On November 30th, MLtrain gives a 3day workshop on “Python for Data Analytics and Machine Learning 101”. The training will take place at the Hellenic American Education Center in Athens.

This course will teach you the fundamentals of data science with Python, whether working on your laptop or a big data cluster, using numpy, pandas and pySpark. You can communicate your analyses using informative graphics from matplotlib and seaborn. And finally, you can configure, train and assess machine learning models with scikit-learn.

The course addresses to:

  • Software engineers who want to make a transition to data science practice.
  • Data scientists who want to learn about the Python data-analysis and machine learning toolset.
  • Business Analysts who want to take an evolutionary leap to big data analytics.
  • Technical managers involved in the evaluation of technologies and human resources related to analytics and big data.

For Stone Soup affiliates who wish to attend, we have a few 40% discount tickets on early-bird registrations and one free ticket for somebody unemployed.

You can read more on the official website.

You can also check some info on Data Science and Machine Learning