Best wishes for '19

We wish you all the best «in the now» and lots of luck and health for «the future» !

* Please be inspired by a tiny glimpse into «the past», photographed by Gianni Tiloca with the telescope of the Eschenberg Observatory, Winterthur, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland: M101 is also called "Pinwheel Galaxy" (Feuerrad-Galaxie), in the constellation Ursa Major (Grosse Bärin bzw. Grosser Wagen) *

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TWIST2018 Hackdays in Zürich

su-pa took part in the first TWIST2018 Hackdays !

9 teams were formed on site using and experimenting with open and linked data in collaboration. Besides a lot of other data sets the Statistical Office of the City of Zurich has freshly decided to publish its data as Linked Open Data at the very day of the TWIST2018 Hackdays.

Our hack team created the Zurich's big 5 project together. It's about newcomers in Zurich: Which city quarter matches your preferences? You can find it out by ranking the 5 predefined criteria. The results of data analysis, SPARQL queries and programming are shown in an interactive map. Check it out!

Project website (hack version)

Zurich's big 5 - Which living quarter fits you best?
Source code on github

*We had a blast meeting engaged hackers, expanding knowledge and skills. And all took place in a friendly atmosphere and well organized context.

New su-pa server, "The horses", "Quick Boxes" and other stuff

supa has a brand new web server, a Windows Server 2016 with IIS 10 which is currently (one of) the most robust server, both in security and performance issues available.

  • The server runs as a VM (Virtual Machine) on Microsoft Azure
  • About 20 web apps are running on the web server, inclusive save-energy.tips, the students' project website (WordPress).
  • "The horses" (the working and interaction environment for students and teachers, more infos on teachingweb.org) are not on the new web server but all previous "horses" More...

"The horse" concept presented

We had the honor to present the concept of "The horse" at two conferences.

Eliane Suter delivered speeches.

The first event was the "bili-Erfa-Tagung 2018: digital und analog", a cantonal meeting at the Zurich University of teacher education (PHZH) and the 2nd took place at the national wide event "Forum de la maturité professionnelle 2018" in Martigny (VS) organized by IFFP (Institute fédéral des hautes études en formation professionnelle).

In the context of the events we created the mini website teachingweb.org containing the main info material of the concept "The horse".

Visit teachingweb.org

Swirls - more than best wishes from su-pa for 2018

How to Swirl ?

Go to www.swirls.fun, move the things around with your mouse or fingers and see what happens!

Admittedly started as a little "Happy-new-year-experiment" for you & us: "Wet, breezy, fiery, down-to-earth - the elements can be elegantly moved quite as how one might wish in everyday life." Swirls is more for us, it's a kind of concept that we like to play with and hope to find the time and people to pursue.
 
 
Please check it out:
www.swirls.fun !

 

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More safety less risks for the Risk and Safety Association

Verein RisikosicherheitLaunch of the brand new website for the VR&S - Verein Risiko & Sicherheit.

Concept, design and realization of a clear structured and member optimized responsive website containing a closed user section and a personal account for each member. The main focus has been placed on the past and future events arranged by the organisation board of the Risk & Safety Association.

Website: risikosicherheit.ch

Since 1997 - VR&S has been founded by graduates and lecturers of the postgraduate course "Risk and safety of complex systems" at ETH Zurich, University of St. Gallen and EPFL Lausanne.

  

The office horse jumped Far East

su-pa's co-bosses have been working & traveling in Taiwan, China and Tibet. Returned tightly packed with delightful experiences and positive energy, some highlights have been picked out for sharing with you !
 

office horse
Pic-1: Traces of Tibetan celebrations, Rebgong (རེབ་སྐོང་) 

 

su-pa presentations

*Taipei irritations
Taiwan's metropolis, 8 Mio. urban population

*Lanyu / Orchid Island
Flying fish in Taiwan's most eastern territory

*Made in China
Ever heard of a Chinese dancing formula?

*Changing work space
A co-working space sharing experiment

  

 

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Flying over Taft - San Andreas Fault, California Aqueduct, etc.

How fortunate we have been at December 26 ! On the way in Southern California, we arrived at the little airport in Taft where we had the opportunity to fly in a propeller plane over the beautiful Californian landscape. About this experience we created a short video.

Auf unserer US-Reise traf uns am 26. Dezember 2014 das Glück aus heiterem Himmel - wir konnten mit einem Oldtimer-Propeller-Flugzeug über die fantastische südkalifornische Landschaft fliegen. Daraus entstand ein kurzer Film.

Ready for take off? Watch here: www.vimeo.com/supasupa/flight 

Flying over Taft, Southern California from su-pa on Vimeo.