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Last updated: Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 14:46
Teramo. This morning it was presented in the city council of the province ./cogita non-profit association promoted by Vincenzo Di Nicola, an engineer from Teramo with a past in Silicon Valley, founder of “Conio” (one of the first Italian start-ups that dealt with blockchain and bitcoin) and today leader of the structure of technological innovation and digital transformation of INPS.
Di Nicola returns to Teramo and brings other young Teramans trained by him to the establishment of a non-profit association to promote the culture of modern information technology with a completely innovative study approach.
“The time has come to defeat the sacred dinosaurs who have become the greatest obstacle to Italy’s cultural and economic development. Let’s randomly take one of the curricula of the professors of computer science at Stanford, the cultural epicenter of Silicon Valley, and those of any Italian university.One thing immediately catches the eye: Practice Most of the Stanford professors have entrepreneurial experience or at least great industrial depth, which is added to the academic.In Italy this does not happen, on the contrary it is considered with distrust.To dominate the ranking of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, which each year compiles the ranking of the best universities, the American universities are followed by the British.The best Italian young people rightly dream of emigrating to unleash their full potential, but empty Italy of their future.We can not, we must not, we do not want to remain helpless in the face of this social and economic crisis.We at ./cogita do not accept fata lism, and we want to be at the forefront of overthrowing this trend, he says Vincenzo Di Nicola.
To baptize the association’s birth (signed in the council chamber the founding document) the province – with whose contribution in 2017 Di Nicola organized the first course in modern IT – represented by the president Diego Di Bonaventura who could not be physically present this morning due to an institutional commitment in the capital of Abruzzo, but who expressed his best wishes: “I am proud to be there and I am sure that this initiative will contribute to the growth of A new digital culture that is primarily linked to work and work for young people, given that Europe has declared 2022 the Year of Youth and that Italy has a big gap in terms of youth employment ”.
The CEO of PNRR, Giovanni Luziiwho attended the press conference this morning: “I deal daily with innovative procedures and European planning, I know how much resources like yours, especially in the system of local self-government, in the municipalities, are needed to support change processes. We are at your side and are proud that young people like you, from Teramo, have this generous look that we will be able to welcome. “
The promoting members: Lorenzo Camaione, Davide Di Carlo, Giovanni Di Donato, Marco Mazzoni, Marcello Pichini; Federico Pomponi, Lorenzo Zanotto, Pina Manente.
./cogita ETS is an association of young people for young people with the stated purpose of the manifesto (see attachment) to help boys and girls access work by restarting the social elevator that has stopped. The association’s headquarters hosts the WIDE OPEN in Teramo, not surprisingly a coworking that shares the philosophy of ./cogita ETS.
Notes the revolution A revolution is taking place which is changing the work. And therefore our lives. IT and digital change all the paradigms of production and professions. A constantly evolving technical / scientific approach that starts from mathematics and programming languages to arrive at data analysis with predictable possibilities. The applications are endless and cover all work sectors. But how many young people are aware of it? How many teachers are able to tell that? We love Italy and we want to see it grow. That is also why ./cogita was born.
Who we are. Young professionals who have had the opportunity: to study and work with methods that are deeply different from traditional ones. Many of us would not have become developers and professionals if we had not met people who encouraged us to experiment in an environment where academia and practice coexist. There is no need to be fully educated and for that matter not even a graduate to start learning.
What do we want. Our first mission is to create an open community to share our history and teach what we know as fast as change travel. We want to help remove the obstacles that today make it difficult to approach technical / scientific education and the universal programming language.
How do we do it. Smart, practical, flexible training. Warning. This does not mean studying less, but studying with a practical method, aimed at working with the support of real professionals. A new model, careful to cultivate talent that does not measure results on the basis of outdated programs and allows those who approach it to develop their skills in a context where science, creativity and humanism can merge without useless contradictions .