Smart Room "Mobility" - TALK VW Digital:Lab Berlin
In this digital talk, Oliver Schnell, Software Engineer & Employee Experience Manager, introduces the Digital:Lab Berlin. The entire automotive industry is changing: digitization or autonomous driving - the need for additional IT and software knowledge is growing everywhere. At VW's Digital Lab, software developers and product designers are working on turning the classic car company into an IT company.
This event takes place within the framework of the Smart Room "Mobility" of the Potsdam University Scholarship. Since the winter semester 2020/21, 20 students of the University of Potsdam are supported financially and ideally in the field of mobility of the future.
Here's what you can expect at the event:
"Volkswagen is on a mission to change mobility for future generations. In 2015, the Volkswagen Digital:Lab Berlin has been set out to make great software products. It is the place where talented people are empowered to put their best work into products of the Volkswagen Group. Over the years, our team grew to 60 people who use their expertise in software engineering, product management, and design to craft and ship outstanding products and experiences.
In this insight session, I would like to talk about our work methodologies and in particular about our team setup. In order to give you a glimpse of how we work at the Lab I will present three different videos that give some hands-on impressions about our three major roles at the Digital.Lab: Software Engineers, Product Managers, and Product Designers, and how they work together to build awesome products. At the end of the session there will be enough time for a Q&A session", Oliver Schnell, Software Engineer & Employee Experience Manager.
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: Mainly English
Grußbotschaft des Präsidenten an die Förderer und Stipendiaten des Potsdamer Universitätsstipendiums
74 particularly high-achieving and committed students at the University of Potsdam will receive a Potsdam University Scholarship this academic year as part of the Deutschlandstipendium program. The scholarship recipients were selected from a field of 550 applications. In order to celebrate the scholarship recipients, to present you with your certificate and to establish the first contact with your donorss, we offer the annual scholarship celebration in front of the New Palace. But for well-known reasons, the joint celebration of scholarship holders and donors had to take place purely digitally for the first time in November 2020. In addition to the greeting video from the president of the university and words of thanks from Vice President Prof. Schweigert, there were also videos with greetings from the individual donors. Nevertheless, there should be an exchange and networking during the evening, because the university scholarship is not only about financial support. In small groups, scholarship holders and their donors were able to get to know each other virtually in specially set-up video chat rooms.
59 particularly high-performing and dedicated students of the University of Potsdam receive a University scholarship during this academic year. The scholarships amounting to 300 euros per month have been handed over at the festive ceremony on the campus Am Neuen Palais. The scholarship holders were selected from a field of 350 applications. "The scholarship holders reflect the diversity of our university," said the Vice President for International Affairs, Alumni and Fundraising, Prof. Dr. Florian Schweigert. About 20 percent of the funded students come from abroad, two-thirds are female. All in all, the students represent 27 study programs and have different social backgrounds.