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The EPFL Extension School Podcast is a regular encounter on the world of digital, the world of online education, of lifelong learning, and, of course, the EPFL Extension School.

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The EPFL Extension School Podcast is a regular encounter on the world of digital, the world of online education, of lifelong learning, and, of course, the EPFL Extension School.

    On her way to Silicon Valley: Aleksandra Sokolowska

    On her way to Silicon Valley: Aleksandra Sokolowska

    In this episode, we interview Aleksandra Sokolowska, one of the EPFL Extension School’s Applied Data Science: Machine Learning (https://go.extensionschool.ch/machine_learning_pro) alumna. We managed to talk to Aleksandra on her way to Silicon Valley, where she will be joining an AI startup in San Francisco. She’s the founder of women++, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing gender diversity in ICT, and we talk to her about her thoughts on machine learning, gender in technology, and open science.

    • 51 min
    "Because I can do more" - My Digital Future Fellow Cora Egli

    "Because I can do more" - My Digital Future Fellow Cora Egli

    In this episode, we talk with Cora Egli, one of the EPFL Extension School’s My Digital Future Fellows. She recounts how the Fellowship is giving her the opportunity to realize her digital career ambitions and the importance of translating business needs into technical implementation. But she also discusses the daily challenges she and other mums face in acquiring the digital skills necessary in today's world, or in engaging in lifelong learning. 

    • 35 min
    Applied Data Science: Machine Learning: a finance specialist's view

    Applied Data Science: Machine Learning: a finance specialist's view

    In this episode, we interview Nicolas Courvoisier, one of the EPFL Extension School’s Applied Data Science: Machine Learning (https://go.extensionschool.ch/machine_learning_pro) alumni. Nicolas is a finance specialist based in Zurich, and in this discussion he shares his thoughts and experiences on the impact that AI and Machine Learning are having across the financial sector, the impact that the EPFL Extension School program had on him personally, and how he sees lifelong learning as an investment.

    • 54 min
    Thinking and Creating with Code: skills to thrive in the digital age

    Thinking and Creating with Code: skills to thrive in the digital age

    Our guest today is Nico Schuele, one of our outstanding course developers and instructors for our newest beginner-level course, "Thinking and Creating with Code" (https://go.extensionschool.ch/thinking-and-creating-with-code) - not just a programming course, it embeds coding into the methodologies and analysis skills that programmers use to solve problems. Nico discusses some of our learners' experiences and explains why we teach JavaScript and Python. Find out how this course is giving people critical skills to thrive in the digital age.

    • 31 min
    A unique Fellowship opportunity: My Digital Future

    A unique Fellowship opportunity: My Digital Future

    Our guest today is Catherine Brand, who is the EPFL Extension School's Learner Experience Manager who is leading our “My Digital Future Fellowship” initiative. We’ll discuss how the Fellowship is an opportunity for up to 100 Swiss residents to learn digital and web development skills. Catherine used her talents as a web developer to implement the https://www.mydigitalfuture.ch website. We’ll also introduce you to our newest course “Thinking and Creating With Code” - a topic of a forthcoming podcast.

    • 25 min
    UI Development with React.js: with Harry Anderson

    UI Development with React.js: with Harry Anderson

    Our guest today is Harry Anderson, who is one of the EPFL Extension School's outstanding course developers and instructors. Harry is a software engineer specializing in web technologies and user-interface development. Harry’s focus has been on our Web Application Development program and our UI Development with React.js (https://go.extensionschool.ch/ui-development-with-react) advanced-level course - which we will dive into, along with a short introduction to the EPFL Extension School's My Digital Future Fellowship - a topic of a forthcoming podcast.

    • 33 min

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