Libelium seeks the best IoT developer worldwide in a competition rewarded with 10,000 €

Libelium’s commitment with education pursues fostering the IoT skills among students in every University and Educational Institution all over the world.

Enhancing education in IoT development will reinforce employment opportunities for future generations. The educational gap between skills demanded by IoT companies and practical knowledge of workforce could decrease or even endanger the expected growing of the market.

Current students must select their degrees knowing that around 4.5 million of job positions will be required to work as IoT developer in the next years and technology progresses so fast that demand is growing daily.

In this sense, the Internet of Things market opens a new opportunity for electronic and computing engineers and Libelium is focusing on education by training current students that will be the future leaders in the sector. Due to the increasing demand of IoT solutions, Libelium has launched the second edition of the online educational program “IoT Spartans Challenge”. The aim of this training program is to improve the practical knowledge that IoT companies usually demand when recruiting future developers studying Computing or Electronic Engineering.

The IoT Spartans Challenge is now opened until 30 November 2017 to find the best IoT developers among 600 worldwide participants from 250 engineering universities and technical schools enrolled in the battle.

This e-learning contest offers teaching materials, webinars, online quiz and tests in nine different modules about IoT, analog and digital I/O, SC card, interruptions, accelerometer, RTC, power management, networking and sensors to prepare students for the IoT world.

Seven universities are competing at the moment: Aarhus University from Denmark, Charles Sturt University from Australia, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave (IPCA) from Portugal, Telecommunications and Remote Sensing Lab (University of Pavia) from Italy, University of the Philippines Diliman from Philippines and Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá.

This year, in addition to the 10,000 € prizes, the top 3 Spartans will obtain special learning discounts and the possibility to be presented to other organization talent matching programs thanks to the collaboration of Mioti and the IoT Talent Consortium.

“The more “Spartans” we have for the future, the greater will the IoT market be and the faster it will reach our companies and lives”, Alicia Asín, Libelium’s CEO states.

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