What could be nicer than talking wireless in the sun?
After a gray, rainy winter in most of Europe and constant snow and ice across much of the US, the promise of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is getting to discuss mobile with the best and brightest in wireless world while catching some spring sunshine and enjoying the sights and tastes of a wonderful city.
That's the upside. And for every upside...
So leave it to the MWC veterans at Light Reading to remind you that there are many aspects that can make the massive wireless conference a challenging, sometimes shocking, and sometimes even physical experience. Click on the picture below for just a few suggestions from our in-house pessimists (mostly based on experience).
SachinEE, User Rank: Light Sabre 2/27/2014 | 5:31:08 AM
Re : MWC: 10 Things That Could Melt Your Mind The sex workers are really a problem, but given that the costs of living in Barcelona, some people have no choice but to jump into this business. We cannot turn out heads from the truth. What happens with sex workers are horrible.
SachinEE, User Rank: Light Sabre 2/27/2014 | 5:28:51 AM
Re : MWC: 10 Things That Could Melt Your Mind About the image number 5: Seriously this is an issue. Where mobile networks are getting increased security, there is a miss of the same security in the lives of humans. Peaceful protests often turn bloody, mostly due to the apathy of governing bodies towards the demands of the protesters.
Ariella, User Rank: Light Sabre 2/12/2014 | 8:12:17 AM
Re: Tapas-tastic! @joyantonio it fits with the maxim, waste not, want not. It's all a matter of what you're used to. One of my cousins used to nibble on chicken feet. I see them for sale in my local store but have no desire whatsoever to try them.
TaraSeals, User Rank: Light Sabre 2/11/2014 | 1:39:16 PM
Re: Any favorites? It's a great way to get to know the place outside of the Fira and the well-worn Las ramblas Irish bar businessperson-out-drinking circuit. Last year I got to watch El Clasico, Barca's showdown with Real Madrid, out at a local bar and it was such a great experience--so glad I went!
cwgservices, User Rank: Light Beer 2/11/2014 | 10:07:30 AM
Re: Any favorites? I't love to see footbal over there! And, yes, I am aware that what we call football in the USA is different from the sport the rest of the world plays. I may be American but I'm not dumb...
Unfortunately I am that unable to travel, mostly for financial reasons. So I'll have to be there in spirit rather than flesh.
Besides, I don't speak the language. Altough, living in South Florida as I do, the same language barrier is prevalent here...
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.