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X5GON to be presented @ European Commission

The X5GON project on converging OER was invited to present at the workshop “H2020 Media Projects’ Workshop: Collaboration Towards the Future of Media” on 17th October 2017, at EC premises in Avenue de Beaulieu 25 in Brussels.

Data Scientist career opportunity – Recommendations

Job Description: University of Nantes wishes to recruit an engineer for project X5-GON. The goal is to specify, develop and deploy a recommender system solution. The candidate will be invested in technical tasks as well as participate to meetings with the other teams of the consortium. Technical decisions will be taken collectively: strong technical skills are therefore required.

Within the context of the project, the candidate will be part of a team working on this or similar projects. He will benefit from experienced supervision, making this position of interest to candidates with 0 to 5 years experience.

Profile of the candidate: The candidate should hold a Master’s degree or an Engineer title in one of the following research areas: computer science, data science. A good level of expression in English (both written and spoken) is required.

Technical qualities:

  • Python and C++ programming
  • Software engineering
  • Data science techniques, including Machine Learning

Soft skills:

  • Motivation, autonomy and teamwork
  • Capacity to adapt to the constraints of collaborative European projects

Duration: 36 months, beginning fall 2017.

University of Nantes also has a UNESCO Chair in technologies for the training of teachers by OER whose goal is to support and extend a running French project whose goal is to train hundreds of thousands of teachers and education professionals to code and computational thinking called Class’Code

Full application and more details here.

Fake News workshop @ UCL

Prioritise me! (Side-effects of online content delivery) workshop on the topic of fake news was organised by K4A at University College London.

MOOC translation project meeting in Corfu

TraMOOC, a Horizon 2020 collaborative project aiming at providing reliable machine Translation for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), hosted an extraordinary productive meeting in Corfu.

The consortium is made up of six European universities Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (UBER), Dublin City University (DCU), University of Edinburgh (UEDIN), Ionian University (IURC), Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (Radboud University), Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant (Tilburg University), two industrial partners Deluxe Media Europe (DME), EASN-Technology Innovation Services (BVBA), and Knowledge 4 All Foundation Ltd (K4A), and it will run until 31 January 2018.

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