This workshop was held on April 14th and it took an agile approach towards teamwork, which is organized by the Outstanding Department “Viewnext-USAL in Agile Methodologies”. Agile methodologies are essential in today’s market because they offer a collaborative approach for greater flexibility, speed of response, reduced costs and increased productivity.

In the workshop, participants learned to work in teams according to this approach, they could practice their collaborative skills by building Star Wars LEGO in teams. There were five teams of students from Bachelor and Master Computer Science Degrees, as well as Viewnext professionals who were able to show their creativity and great ideas. The members of the winning team will have the possibility of joining Viewnext with a work contract.

 

Undoubtedly, another great initiative that teaches students in a fun and entertaining environment.

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Manuel Carlos Fernández -Director of Architecture and Innovation at VIEWNEXT AN IBM SUBSIDIARY, José Alberto García Coria -Director of Innovation Centre & Director of Communication at VIEWNEXT Innovation Centres, José Miguel Mateos Roco -Dean of the Science Faculty, Maria Moreno García -Director of the Department with a University Professorship in the Area of Languages and Computer Systems and Javier Garzas -Mentor

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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