MCAST IICT was represented by Mr Axel Curmi at the 2nd International Workshop of Future Perspective of Decentralized Applications (FPDAPP 2019) in Göttingen, Germany, during which he presented his second paper on distributed applications titled “Academic Achievement Recognition and Verification using Blockchain” which is a follow-up on his first paper publication.
The workshop was part of the Euro-Par 2019 International Conference. Axel has just finished his final year of studies in B.Sc. (Hons.) Software Development and I am very honoured and proud to have mentored him, definitely someone to watch.
From the 28th April till the 4th May, I had the opportunity to visit Saldus Tehnikums in Latvia as part of the Erasmus+ staff mobility, on behalf of MCAST. It was a really great experience seeing how VET programs are created and run, namely the Fire Fighting program and Cyber Security Diploma.
During my visit I also had the opportunity to deliver a couple of lectures highlighting research currently undertaken at MCAST IICT. There are some really talent students and exceptional staff such as Aiva Kiseniece who is the Project and Development Planning Specialist at Saldus Technikums.Latvia is a very beautiful country and I highly recommend the visit.