Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

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[caption id="attachment_2694" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Malthe and Kristoffer, two of the other ORBIT'ers attending GOTO. Photo: Brian Vestergaard Danielsen[/caption] ORBIT Lab’s Software Engineer, Brian, was lucky enough to get a ticket for GOTO Copenhagen 2019, which took place in the Bella Center from 18th–20th of November. Apart from being a great place to meet new, interesting people and to catch up with old friends and colleagues the conference was packed with inspiring tech talks on topics ranging from quantum computing, security and ethics, psychology and straight-up nerdy developer stuff such as programming, software architecture and the latest and greatest features in frameworks that developers use on a daily basis. Below, you can read his account of some of the talks he found most interesting. Space shuttle Stephen Carter from Cranfield University…
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Consibio: Running a student startup and contributing to a sustainable future

Consibio: Running a student startup and contributing to a sustainable future

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  [caption id="attachment_2636" align="alignnone" width="2500"] The three founders of Consibio, from left: Johan Egsgaard Thomsen, Emil Jakobsen and Søren Jessen Kjær. Photo: Lars Kruse[/caption]   Back in 2017, Biotechnology and Chemical engineering students Emil Jakobsen, Johan Egsgaard Thomsen and Søren Jessen Kjær joined forces to form the student startup, Consibio. Even though it seems like a lot of work to run a startup alongside full-time studies, the three founders agree: if you are planning to become an entrepreneur, do it while you are studying – the earlier, the better! Filling a gap in the market The idea to start Consibio came when Johan did his internship at Aarhus School of Engineering in 2015. For the tasks he had to perform, he could have used what has now become Consibio’s bread…
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Girl’s Day in Science

Girl’s Day in Science

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Last week for the national event, Girls’ Day in Science, ORBIT Lab had the pleasure of guiding a group of high school students through the basics of app programming. At the end of the workshop, the girls had programmed two apps. Professor and ORBIT Lab Commander, Kasper Løvborg Jensen, explained the rapid development of mobile technologies and how apps spread to every corner of the world, before moving on to a hands-on workshop on Android app development. In the first part of the workshop, the students were shown how to build an app that could show endless random pictures of cats from the internet. In the second part, they programmed their own Instagram-like app and shared some selfies to a custom website set up for the workshop. This way, they…
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Innovative student projects receive awards at The Orbies

Innovative student projects receive awards at The Orbies

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Around 120 people were gathered in ORBIT Lab on September 12th for the fourth edition of The Orbies – an event that showcases some of the best and most ambitious projects where the common denominator is the implementation of innovative solutions based on emerging digital technologies. A high-profile Panel of Judges from industry and tech startups evaluated the projects and awarded Orbie statuettes in five of the seven categories. During the months leading up to the event, employees and students were able to nominate projects from the past semester that had made a particular impression, e.g. projects that display a high level of technical skills and a creative approach to solving problems. The students presented their projects as pitches, demos or videos and apart from the statuettes awarded by the…
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Winners of The Orbies, Summer 2019

Winners of The Orbies, Summer 2019

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Around 120 people gathered in ORBIT Lab to witness the fourth edition of The Orbies and the highly technical and creative projects that competed to win seven Orbie statuettes. A high-profile Panel of Judges presented the awards in five categories.  Janne Jul Jensen, member of the Panel of Judges, kicked off the award ceremony with a few words for all the competing groups: “We just wanted to share some thought on our general impression of the projects because there are some things that can be said about all of the projects competing here today – three things in particular. The first thing is that it is very clear that you have all had an absolute field day exploring all sorts of technologies, and in that process – not only have…
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The Orbies, winter 2019 winners

The Orbies, winter 2019 winners

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ORBIT Lab gave out awards to technical and creative projects at The Orbies February 21st, ORBIT Lab gathered more than 100 students, staff and representatives from the industry for the award ceremony event The Orbies. Here, engineering students presented their projects from the past semester, and a panel of judges from the industry awarded Orbie statuettes to the best projects. Best Pitch: Aarhus Harbour Bath – Rasmus Hemmingsen, Nicklas Nielsen and Anders Meidahl At the recently opened Harbour Bath in Aarhus, a maximum of 650 visitors are allowed. To prevent visitor overload, the Municipality of Aarhus have placed four security guards near the entrances. These guards are responsible for keeping count of visitors. As this presents obvious challenges, the Municipality has requested an IoT solution to replace the current system. The…
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ORBIT Lab’s 1-year anniversary

ORBIT Lab’s 1-year anniversary

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Just before the Christmas break, we celebrated ORBIT Lab’s first official year in operation. Reaching this milestone as well as starting a new year, is a great occasion to reflect on some of the things we have achieved in the past year.    Tech events and other activities in ORBIT Lab In ORBIT Lab we facilitate a wide array of activities, events and projects based on the most recent digital technologies, such as Internet of Things, cloud computing, machine learning as well as virtual and augmented reality. For the past year, we’ve hosted more than 30 tech-centered events with the purpose of increasing knowledge and awareness about new technologies as well as strengthening the entrepreneurial mindset of the community. The topics for past events have included quantum computing, native iOS…
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