“I am half-way to becoming a location independent worker. I currently live in Berlin because it is practically a toolbox for innovation and social entrepreneurship”, says Jorin Eichorn. Jorin is a budding social entrepreneur from Germany and co-organizer of the event Economadia, an upcoming conference to connect digital nomads with the ideas and principles of ecovillages. There are many young people like Jorin who are increasingly opting for a nomadic lifestyle while they make a living online. Ever wondered how one becomes location independent? Here’s a guide on getting started.
Who’s a digital nomad or location independent worker?
A digital nomad or location independent worker relies mainly on the Internet for his or her work... Read More »
Marcin’s “adventure” with IT started about 12 years ago. Fist he needed to do some savings, naturally. He was mowing the lawns at the neighbors, he sold his Playstation, smashed his piggy bank, and together with his brother finally they bought a new PC. Having it less than few days Marcin damaged it, so he had to fix it before his brother came back home and noticed that the computer did not work. From that day on he was always repairing things like this and even more difficult issues with computers. That is how the “story” begins and how it continues now?
Mladiinfo: What is your main focus within IT and what is your biggest goal for... Read More »
The Balkans are one of the most interesting parts of the European mainland. I consider them a puzzle of different nations and minorities, a place of many differences and similarities at same time, a region with rich cultural and food offer, filled with amazing nature and authentic architecture. It is a region worth being discovered and visited. This September, there was one more reason to visit the Balkans – the International Youth Conference, organized by Youth Alliance, happening traditionally in Krushevo (#iyckr2016), a small and lovely town in Macedonia.
Macedonia, along with neighboring Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, was known as Yugoslavia just 2,5 decades ago. Exactly this was one of the topics... Read More »
Choosing your careers path can be difficult. On this journey you will need strong will and passion to keep up when the times will get rough. What you should consider when or even before starting your professional journey. First ask yourself the following questions: Do you know what do you love doing? Are you aware of what you do well? Do you have an idea about the community around you? Do you have any knowledge about the world´s needs?
If these questions made you unsure, it is a perfect time to “Discover Yourself”!
Taking into the consideration the fact that young people around the globe have faced very different but great challenges such as youth unemployment, skills gap,... Read More »
With Google Campus and the establishment of several incubators in Barcelona and Madrid, some people in Spain obviously see the IT development sector as a possible solution to the ongoing economic crisis. As the mYouth program progressed through the spring and summer, several promising teams were identified, and one of these was selected to join the mYouth training camp this summer in Skopje. Juan Antonio Cobos, Juan Jesús Cilla, and Lucia Tahan met for the first time at the Madrid Hackathon and are creating an online platform to find temporary and permanent homes for otherwise neglected animals. We had a conversation with the team of Find me a home to hear about their app and their experiences.
Mladiinfo: Can you first describe how did you come up with the idea for a “smart hotel” and what makes Hotel Schani Wien different from other hotels in Vienna?
Hotel Schani: We wanted to create something unique with Hotel Schani Wien, a hotel that did not exist in this form and that would surprise and offer novel things. We deliberately chose to oppose conventions and took a step into the future. We were able to include guest requests during the development phase thanks to our cooperation with the Fraunhofer IAO and the FutureHotel guest survey and we will continue to watch out for upcoming developments. As a SMART Hotel, we develop innovative solutions to save time-consuming administration. In... Read More »
While walking in the roads of Tirana, I see cafés full of people ranging from youngsters to old retirees. The question that always stirs my mind is: What are young teenagers doing in the cafés on their phones all day, instead of using their immense energy to do something more productive? As a developing country and emerging market economy, Albania is in a democratisation process, aspiring to enter the European Union. In order to succeed, many changes need to happen. Who better than the youth of this country has the power and the energy to become change makers?
Bearing this in mind and trying to answer the questions above, the options that came to my mind were... Read More »
There are builders, and there are users. There are creators, and there are supporters. There are leaders, and there are followers. And it is never easy to be in the first group. But in this case, the Association for education Mladiinfo International once again was not afraid to set a foot forward and take a leap while jumping into a new field, all for support of the Macedonian ecosystem. On September 5th, together with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Macedonia, Impact Hub Skopje and Association Public (Magazin LiceVLice), they organized the first edition of Social Innovators Conference.
The format of the conference was similar to a TEDx Conference, where speakers shared personal stories in the field of social impact in... Read More »
Go few years back into your past. Imagine you are again 14 years old. What were you doing at that age? Probably playing with your friends somewhere around. Did you think of coding or programming at that time? Hardly! Right?
Jordan Fung from Hong Kong, who was the youngest participant of our myouth project is also only 14-year-old. He is however an inspiring self-taught maker and programmer. Jordan is well-known for his contributions to the maker and open source community. In 2015 he was listed as one of the top “12 young makers to watch” in the world by Atmel, an leading manufacturer of electronics, in recognition of his contribution to the maker community. He is also the winner... Read More »
During the 2015 Fall semester at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), I received an ordinary email which, I now know, would point to me the way to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It informed me about the opportunity to participate in a summer school or a language course in Iceland, Norway or Lichtenstein through the grants for mobility in higher education provided by the European Economic Area (EEA Grants). Soon after, I decided to give it a try. I looked at some of the programs I could choose from, going eventually for the first Summer School on Creative Leadership in the 21st Century at Bifröst University in Iceland. After several weeks of waiting for the results, I... Read More »