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On Tuesday, the 9th of October 2018, within an event which took place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, the University of Bucharest launched the Google Digital Workshop hub in partnership with Google Romania. Moreover, the event also launched the Digital Workshop project for Programmers in Romania.

At the event opening, the Rector of the University of Bucharest, Professor Mircea Dumitru, emphasized the fact that, through such initiatives, the University aims to take part actively to the economic and social life of the country, in order to catch up with the requirements that are necessary for a flexible and dynamic work market.  “I believe that this project, the result of collaboration with Google Romania specialists, will be an important success for the University of Bucharest, for the whole academic community, and, firstly, for the UniBuc students, who I hope will make the most of this hub resources in order to be aware that the universal language of mathematics and programming is a language that helps us all, inclusively those from the field of humanist and social sciences”, concluded Professor Dumitru.

Also, Ela Moraru, Country Business Development Manager Google Romania and University of Bucharest alumnus, reminded the fact that, through this project implemented within UniBuc, students and SMMs can receive free consultancy on online marketing strategy and using digital tools.

In his turn, Dan Oros, Google Romania Marketing Manager, spoke about the Digital Workshop project: ,“The partnership with the University of Bucharest, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and the Polytechnic University of Timișoara will evolve into two directions: free programming classes (Java, Android – beginners, Android – advanced), available for any student, as well as a startups’ incubator. Within these, the students will benefit of one-to-one mentorship and will be able to profit of a co-working modern space, so that eventually they have the possibility to develop their own application and respectively  have the possibility to develop their own application and own  “start-up tech”, specified Dan Oros.

Young entrepreneurs benefit of Google hub support and individual sessions of mentorship for the identification of startups growth opportunities, sessions of training with Google experts, as well as access to the Google Cloud for Startups programme. The programme lasts for 6 months and ends up through a Demo Day session, in which young people present their ideas before a community of investors and experts in technology. For more information, as well as the whole programme of the classes and events developed in the “Digital Workshop for Programmers” project, you can access the link here.

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