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Envisioning shared life in 2030 with Irene Pereyra Although the internet era promises us better communication, we are losing our fundamental human ability to share, says Irene Pereyra. With an increasing population, we may need to look at co-living as the solution to living together in the future. September 21 Soninke Combrinck , Interaction Design Student A DJ’s Homecoming - Tat de Leon Tat de Leon is returning to her musical roots for our 1st graduating class’s celebration September 08 Tarmo Virki, Head of Communication Legendary Chinese Investor in Barcelona By the time Gang Wang left Alibaba in 2012 he had made a good career at the company, rising through the ranks over his 11 year tenure, running teams and business lines and putting some money aside. August 18 Tarmo Virki, Head of Communications Hello Barcelona Bootcamp : Mikhail Tikhomirov’s story As many of you are preparing for Hello Barcelona Bootcamp starting on Sept 27 we sat down to speak with Mikhail Tikhomirov, one of the top coaches in the world, who will training student teams at the boot camp. August 16 Tarmo Virki, Head of Communications Hello Barcelona Bootcamp : Gleb Evstropov's story Looking forward to Hello Barcelona bootcamp which starts on Sept 27 we talked with Gleb Evstropov, double-winner of Gold Medal at ACM ICPC finals, and one of the amazing coaches at the event. August 16 Tarmo Virki, Head of Communications Tech students stories At the forefront of a new educational journey with Harbour.Space, three of our Technical students shared their experiences and thoughts on studying at our university. August 04 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student How to Make Good Design Great Designers are always striving to perfect their work and up their game. Good design can be achieved through sufficient design knowledge and technical skills. But how do you create a masterpiece, a great design? The answer can be found in one of the most successful companies of the last decades. July 24 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student Student's stories Our students embarked on a journey with us to a new kind of education at Harbour.Space. They shared their experiences and thoughts on studying at our university. July 14 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student Next in Space: We take Mars “Get your ass to MARS” reads the message on Buzz Aldrin’s T-shirt at his home in Florida. He gets a standing ovation from a couple of thousand people in the dark auditorium on the other side of the ocean. July 10 Tarmo Virki co-founder, CoFounder Magazine The Stanford of Europe Svetlana Velikanova is the founder and CEO of Harbour.Space University. Upon a publication featuring her and the school on CoFounder Magazine, we asked her what led her to open a university that challenges the conventional education system. June 30 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student Holistic Product Design Course by Rachel Inman and Munish Dabas Holistic Product Design course taught by two UX Designers from Google was focused on teaching students a holistic approach to design process consisting of design, prototyping and user testing. June 19 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student Designing the First Native Sport for Outer Space Interactive Art Direction class with David Mikula was a very intriguing and fun course. In the brief we received, we were asked to design the first native sport for outer space-playable within our lifetime. June 09 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student THE CONCEPT BEHIND OUR BRANDING AND AN AWARD WON Our brand identity system has been granted the Silver A’ Design Award in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category. We have asked the designer of our Brand Book, Andrey Brokhman, about the design process behind the scenes. Read on to learn more about Harbour.Space University’s identity system. May 12 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student 5 Most Striking Talks from OFFF 2017 Barcelona Highlights from the Talks of the Top Designers at OFFF 2017 Barcelona May 03 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student WHAT IS UX DESIGN? “UX design” is a relatively new term in the professional world. Many people are still not aware of its existence and this raises questions like: What do UX designers exactly do? What is UX design? And why should I even care?
Well, let’s try to find out.
April 13 Mrinali Kamath, Interaction Design Student
What do Interaction Designers do? What do we get paid for? January 07 Mrinali Kamath, Interaction Design Student Meet Pinar Over the next few months, we will share glimpses into the experiences of members of Harbour.Space student family in a series of videos. We hope you enjoy learning about them! November 22 Pinar Barlas Meet Rodrigo Over the next few months, we will share glimpses into the experiences of members of Harbour.Space student family in a series of videos. We hope you enjoy learning about them! November 16 Rodrigo Villatorro Meet Kavita Over the next few months, we will share glimpses into the experiences of members of Harbour.Space student family in a series of videos. We hope you enjoy learning about them! November 10 Kavita Kooverjee Harbour.Space brings Interaction Design to Europe in a very big way During our exclusive Harbour Space webinar, the talented Irene Pereira discusses her motives in coming to our university in order to create an Interaction Design program that will revolutionize the design industry in Europe. November 04 August Robinson Harbour.Space is now in session The university welcomed its very first class of students with an inspiring session from legendary entrepreneur Kamran Elahian. September 26 Hailey Colwell One of data science’s pioneers is coming to Barcelona Boris Polyak, a professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and an early experimenter in data science, will be explaining Principal Component Analysis at the international data processing conference this October. September 23 Heiley Colwell Snapchat’s Sina Sohangir explains what vanishing images can tell us about our behavior The data expert is flying in from Los Angeles to talk advertisement targeting and social networks at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Data Processing in Barcelona. September 15 Heiley Colwell Opening data science’s inner circle Long gone are the days when the data science field was run by a small group of scholars. With the expansion of the industry comes a new space for bringing top researchers into the same room as business leaders from the likes of Snapchat and PayPal. September 12 Hailey Colwell Future data scientists don’t need to be 7 feet tall, just keen on investigating There is a growing knowledge gap between how schools teach big data and the skills companies are looking for — and much of it has to do with thinking like a detective. Here’s what one data scientist is doing about it. September 01 Hailey Colwell Update your feed and bookmarks bar Can we all agree that August is the lazy month of the year? But it doesn’t mean you are wasting your precious time scrolling the feed by the pool. So don’t feel guilty, instead check this list of influencers to follow for finding inspiration and staying up to date with future trends of design and technology. August 19 Aya Ulan A high tech harbour of the 21st century Harbour.Space was born, in the old port of Barcelona, to become a place where talent, imagination and work come together to nurture the next generation of high-tech professionals. A high-tech harbour of the 21st century. August 03 Cristian Rotari You Are What You Read: 10 Books To Inspire Successful Entrepreneurs Here are some top reads to help guide you on your entrepreneurship journey and to serve as a source of inspiration. July 25 Cristian Rotari DECISION TO PERFORM: Once you stop thinking too much, success will follow You know what a turning point is, right? Well if not, it’s a specific event in life that changed you and affected your way of thinking – forever. Hopefully you’ve only encountered a few of those, because too many and your life would be one big mess.
June 24 Kristijan Janušić
Dmitri Voloshin: "The cost of switching from one employee to another is 25% of an employee’s annual salary" Where is domestic IT education heading? What will be “fashionable” in the medium run, say the next 3-5 years? How will the business change in terms of recruiting staff, and will universities lend a hand in this matter? What will be It companies’ main competitive advantage when looking for “young people with the hunger to learn”? These trends are discussed below. April 17 Dmitri Voloshin Harbour.Space: Inviting Young Talent Where would you prefer to be four years from now? Managing a bank somewhere or donating $45 billion to charity, like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg? Where do you picture yourself working? Another faceless grey office block, or perhaps at one of Google’s dream headquarters around the world? March 10 Harbour.Space at the Mobile World Conference When it comes to mobile, there’s no greater meeting of the minds than the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest and most influential mobile conference. March 10 New mathematical method reveals structure in neural activity in the brain December 24 George Boole: how a Victorian mathematics don became a digital pioneer December 24 Tesla's Best Celebrity Evangelist Emerges: It's Stephen Colbert December 24 Dana Hull Uber Refueling Its Warchest Yet Again, At A Valuation Of Up To $70BN December 24 Natasha Lomas Click here for more information! Wonkblog What you do on Twitter reveals how much money you make December 24 Cristina Rivero Why Cybersecurity Companies Are 'Renting' Cyber Talent To Keep Up With Demand December 24 Steve Morgan Too many openings, not enough skilled applicants to fill cybersecurity jobs December 24 Christie Ethridge How video games improve your interaction design December 24 ZACK RUTHERFORD Design In The Age Of The Consumer Design capabilities will define growth in the most successful international digital businesses. December 24 Manish Madhvani HOW THE 'PAYPAL MAFIA' REDEFINED SUCCESS IN SILICON VALLEY A decade ago, the PayPal Mafia played a major role in revitalizing the tech industry in Silicon Valley. The story behind this group of leaders proves that their success is more than just luck. December 24 CONNER FORREST Alphabet Prepares to Spend More on Its Riskiest Projects Google’s new parent company, Alphabet, warns investors it will invest more in long-term “bets” on breakthrough technologies. December 24 Tom Simonite What Celebrities Can Teach Companies About Social Media Stars are masters of building a brand online. Here are some of the strategies they use that companies can follow. December 23 DEEPA SEETHARAMAN The Man in the Taupe Blazer You are an educated, successful person capable of abstract thought. A VP doing an SVP’s job. Your office, appointed with decent furniture and a healthy amount of natural light filtered through vertical blinds, is commensurate with nearly two decades of service to the craft of management. December 23 Paul Ford When Facebook Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself Every time you log in to Facebook, every time you click on your News Feed, every time you Like a photo, every time you send anything via Messenger, you add another data point to the galaxy they already have regarding you and your behavior. That, in turn, is a tiny, insignificant dot within their vast universe of information about their billion-plus users. December 23 Jon Evans It’s No Myth: Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Erase Jobs in Nearly Every Industry With the unemployment rate falling to 5.3 percent, the lowest in seven years, policy makers are heaving a sigh of relief. Indeed, with the technology boom in progress, there is a lot to be optimistic about. Manufacturing will be returning to U.S. shores with robots doing the job of Chinese workers; American carmakers will be mass-producing self-driving electric vehicles; technology companies will develop medical devices that greatly improve health and longevity; we will have unlimited clean energy and 3D print our daily needs. The cost of all of these things will plummet and make it possible to provide for the basic needs of every human being. December 23 Vivek Wadhwa
Hello Barcelona Bootcamp : Mikhail Tikhomirov’s story As many of you are preparing for Hello Barcelona Bootcamp starting on Sept 27 we sat down to speak with Mikhail Tikhomirov, one of the top coaches in the world, who will training student teams at the boot camp. August 16 Tarmo Virki, Head of Communications Hello Barcelona Bootcamp : Gleb Evstropov's story Looking forward to Hello Barcelona bootcamp which starts on Sept 27 we talked with Gleb Evstropov, double-winner of Gold Medal at ACM ICPC finals, and one of the amazing coaches at the event. August 16 Tarmo Virki, Head of Communications Next in Space: We take Mars “Get your ass to MARS” reads the message on Buzz Aldrin’s T-shirt at his home in Florida. He gets a standing ovation from a couple of thousand people in the dark auditorium on the other side of the ocean. July 10 Tarmo Virki co-founder, CoFounder Magazine Dmitri Voloshin: "The cost of switching from one employee to another is 25% of an employee’s annual salary" Where is domestic IT education heading? What will be “fashionable” in the medium run, say the next 3-5 years? How will the business change in terms of recruiting staff, and will universities lend a hand in this matter? What will be It companies’ main competitive advantage when looking for “young people with the hunger to learn”? These trends are discussed below. April 17 Dmitri Voloshin The Man in the Taupe Blazer You are an educated, successful person capable of abstract thought. A VP doing an SVP’s job. Your office, appointed with decent furniture and a healthy amount of natural light filtered through vertical blinds, is commensurate with nearly two decades of service to the craft of management. December 23 Paul Ford It’s No Myth: Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Erase Jobs in Nearly Every Industry With the unemployment rate falling to 5.3 percent, the lowest in seven years, policy makers are heaving a sigh of relief. Indeed, with the technology boom in progress, there is a lot to be optimistic about. Manufacturing will be returning to U.S. shores with robots doing the job of Chinese workers; American carmakers will be mass-producing self-driving electric vehicles; technology companies will develop medical devices that greatly improve health and longevity; we will have unlimited clean energy and 3D print our daily needs. The cost of all of these things will plummet and make it possible to provide for the basic needs of every human being. December 23 Vivek Wadhwa
Tech students stories At the forefront of a new educational journey with Harbour.Space, three of our Technical students shared their experiences and thoughts on studying at our university. August 04 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student One of data science’s pioneers is coming to Barcelona Boris Polyak, a professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and an early experimenter in data science, will be explaining Principal Component Analysis at the international data processing conference this October. September 23 Heiley Colwell Snapchat’s Sina Sohangir explains what vanishing images can tell us about our behavior The data expert is flying in from Los Angeles to talk advertisement targeting and social networks at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Data Processing in Barcelona. September 15 Heiley Colwell Opening data science’s inner circle Long gone are the days when the data science field was run by a small group of scholars. With the expansion of the industry comes a new space for bringing top researchers into the same room as business leaders from the likes of Snapchat and PayPal. September 12 Hailey Colwell Future data scientists don’t need to be 7 feet tall, just keen on investigating There is a growing knowledge gap between how schools teach big data and the skills companies are looking for — and much of it has to do with thinking like a detective. Here’s what one data scientist is doing about it. September 01 Hailey Colwell Click here for more information! Wonkblog What you do on Twitter reveals how much money you make December 24 Cristina Rivero
Envisioning shared life in 2030 with Irene Pereyra Although the internet era promises us better communication, we are losing our fundamental human ability to share, says Irene Pereyra. With an increasing population, we may need to look at co-living as the solution to living together in the future. September 21 Soninke Combrinck , Interaction Design Student How to Make Good Design Great Designers are always striving to perfect their work and up their game. Good design can be achieved through sufficient design knowledge and technical skills. But how do you create a masterpiece, a great design? The answer can be found in one of the most successful companies of the last decades. July 24 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student Holistic Product Design Course by Rachel Inman and Munish Dabas Holistic Product Design course taught by two UX Designers from Google was focused on teaching students a holistic approach to design process consisting of design, prototyping and user testing. June 19 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student Designing the First Native Sport for Outer Space Interactive Art Direction class with David Mikula was a very intriguing and fun course. In the brief we received, we were asked to design the first native sport for outer space-playable within our lifetime. June 09 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student THE CONCEPT BEHIND OUR BRANDING AND AN AWARD WON Our brand identity system has been granted the Silver A’ Design Award in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category. We have asked the designer of our Brand Book, Andrey Brokhman, about the design process behind the scenes. Read on to learn more about Harbour.Space University’s identity system. May 12 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student 5 Most Striking Talks from OFFF 2017 Barcelona Highlights from the Talks of the Top Designers at OFFF 2017 Barcelona May 03 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student WHAT IS UX DESIGN? “UX design” is a relatively new term in the professional world. Many people are still not aware of its existence and this raises questions like: What do UX designers exactly do? What is UX design? And why should I even care?
Well, let’s try to find out.
April 13 Mrinali Kamath, Interaction Design Student
What do Interaction Designers do? What do we get paid for? January 07 Mrinali Kamath, Interaction Design Student Meet Pinar Over the next few months, we will share glimpses into the experiences of members of Harbour.Space student family in a series of videos. We hope you enjoy learning about them! November 22 Pinar Barlas Harbour.Space brings Interaction Design to Europe in a very big way During our exclusive Harbour Space webinar, the talented Irene Pereira discusses her motives in coming to our university in order to create an Interaction Design program that will revolutionize the design industry in Europe. November 04 August Robinson Update your feed and bookmarks bar Can we all agree that August is the lazy month of the year? But it doesn’t mean you are wasting your precious time scrolling the feed by the pool. So don’t feel guilty, instead check this list of influencers to follow for finding inspiration and staying up to date with future trends of design and technology. August 19 Aya Ulan How video games improve your interaction design December 24 ZACK RUTHERFORD Design In The Age Of The Consumer Design capabilities will define growth in the most successful international digital businesses. December 24 Manish Madhvani
Legendary Chinese Investor in Barcelona By the time Gang Wang left Alibaba in 2012 he had made a good career at the company, rising through the ranks over his 11 year tenure, running teams and business lines and putting some money aside. August 18 Tarmo Virki, Head of Communications Student's stories Our students embarked on a journey with us to a new kind of education at Harbour.Space. They shared their experiences and thoughts on studying at our university. July 14 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student The Stanford of Europe Svetlana Velikanova is the founder and CEO of Harbour.Space University. Upon a publication featuring her and the school on CoFounder Magazine, we asked her what led her to open a university that challenges the conventional education system. June 30 Simge Su Toksoz, Interaction Design Student Harbour.Space is now in session The university welcomed its very first class of students with an inspiring session from legendary entrepreneur Kamran Elahian. September 26 Hailey Colwell A high tech harbour of the 21st century Harbour.Space was born, in the old port of Barcelona, to become a place where talent, imagination and work come together to nurture the next generation of high-tech professionals. A high-tech harbour of the 21st century. August 03 Cristian Rotari You Are What You Read: 10 Books To Inspire Successful Entrepreneurs Here are some top reads to help guide you on your entrepreneurship journey and to serve as a source of inspiration. July 25 Cristian Rotari DECISION TO PERFORM: Once you stop thinking too much, success will follow You know what a turning point is, right? Well if not, it’s a specific event in life that changed you and affected your way of thinking – forever. Hopefully you’ve only encountered a few of those, because too many and your life would be one big mess.
June 24 Kristijan Janušić
Uber Refueling Its Warchest Yet Again, At A Valuation Of Up To $70BN December 24 Natasha Lomas HOW THE 'PAYPAL MAFIA' REDEFINED SUCCESS IN SILICON VALLEY A decade ago, the PayPal Mafia played a major role in revitalizing the tech industry in Silicon Valley. The story behind this group of leaders proves that their success is more than just luck. December 24 CONNER FORREST
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