We want to offset the material scarcity caused by the production of mobile phones. Mobile phones are produced by the billions, yet recycling hardly takes place. We educate on this urban mining, collect scrap phones and connect those that suffer from 'e-waste' to those that can turn it into valuable streams again.
With around 800.000 people, we 'consume' (purchase and dispose) around 250.000 phones each year, in Amsterdam. The amount of e-waste this leads to and the increased demand this creates for metals can be offset. We can offset the negative footprint caused by all mobile phone users, by collecting scrap phones and having them recycled.
If Amsterdam buys 250k phones each year, we will offset that impact by having 250k end-of-life phones recycled each year.
Closing the Loop started it. Our main partners include Fairphone and Sims Recycling.
Partner with international operator (eg Vodafone) and international electronics disposal / reuse company.
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Share a coffee and croissant with us and get an intro to Ruby!
Please note: You will need to bring a laptop to participate in this workshop! 🧑💻
In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of programming and dive into back-end programming. You will be using the language Ruby, a programming language which focuses on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write. This workshop is for complete beginners!
In this 2 hours workshop you will learn:
✨ The basics of programming, including data types, variables, conditions and loops.
✨ Core concepts of Ruby that can be used into any programming language
✨ The basics of a back-end language and your first step to entering the world of web development.
About this workshop:
This workshop will start with a 1-hour lecture to introduce the core concepts of the day. You will then be onboarded on Le Wagon's e-learning platform and access the slides, a sum-up of key notions as well as exercises to keep practicing after the workshop.
We look forwards to seeing you there!
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This workshop is brought to you by the #1 rated coding bootcamp worldwide: Le Wagon emerged in 2014 as one of the first tech bootcamps in France, offering web development and data science programs. Now, it has grown to a robust global community of tech talents with over 40 Le Wagon campuses in Amsterdam, Berlin, Lisbon, London, Melbourne, Mexico, Montreal, Singapore, São Paulo, Paris, and other cities worldwide.With this expansion, Le Wagon has helped over 19,000 developers, data scientists, designers, and entrepreneurs start their new careers in tech. Nine years on, the school continues to inspire tech aspirants to find their path in the industry.
We are excited to invite you to the Final Showcase where future digital transformation designers of Digital Society School present the projects that they worked on closely with their partners during the last 20 weeks.
Experience change in action and see how our trainees' work contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals💪 🌏 💡
This semester, there are 9 project teams working on topics varying from EdTech, Sustainable Fashion Design, Digital Health & Well-being to Smart City.
In the last 5 months, our trainees from all over the world learned, experimented, and prototyped to envision what the future holds for us to pursue a more just and sustainable society. Come and check what they have come up with!
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Do you want to connect, learn, and exchange experiences about Amsterdam Smart City? We have designed programs to help you connect to Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem and key learnings from projects in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. Here are our most popular programs:
1. Smart City the Amsterdam Way
We give you an overview of Amsterdam Smart City’s program, governance and key projects. It’s a light way to get introduced to it all in 1,5 hours and we can also offer this online.
Timing & cost: 1.5h hours, from €300 per group
2. Amsterdam Smart City Deep Dives
Go on a Deep Dive with Amsterdam Smart City and get to the bottom of the energy, mobility, digital city or circular economy transition during this customized 2,5 hour session with multiple experts from Amsterdam’s ecosystem.
Timing & cost: 2.5 hours, from €500 per group
3. Smart City Experience
Since 2016, Amsterdam Smart City has hosted more than 250 customized study programs, innovation journeys and trade missions from over 30 countries. With the Smart City Experience we offer tailor-made programs consisting of expert meetings and project visits connecting local and (inter)national stakeholders to the Amsterdam Smart City approach and innovation ecosystem.Timing and cost: 6-8 hours, from €1,500
Where do the Amsterdam Smart City Programs take place?
Most programs take place, or at least start at, the Smart City Lab on the Marineterrein Innovation District. This is a "small space for big ideas" where we showcase examples of smart city solutions from Amsterdam. The Smart City Experience Lab is also a workplace where Amsterdam Smart City partners meet and collaborate. Groups visiting the Experience Lab can also visit the Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab on their own or as a part of an organized program.
Questions or looking to organize a different or customized program? Please send an email with your request via email@example.com.