Finland

Finland is the Mobile Data Capitol of the World – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/what-the-finnish-obsession-with-mobile-data-says-about-5g It seems that we really need 5G in Finland before 4G slows down too much due high use of it. Several factors make Finland a potential sandbox for 5G developers: the average person in Finland used about 20 gigabytes (GB) of mobile data in December 2017, a dramatic rise from the 2016 average of

Software Developer Shortage

News all over say that there seems to be a serious software developer shortage now. According to Business Insider, Finland currently lacks over 7000 software developers. And if the trend continues, the need will grow to 15,000 unfilled positions in 2020. The issue isn’t limited to just Finland. Other Nordic countries have the same problem. Software engineers have been at the

Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/15/finnish-autonomous-car-goes-for-a-leisurely-cruise-in-the-driving-snow/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  It’s one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle system homegrown in Finland, demonstrated just this in a record-setting drive along a treacherous (to normal drivers) Laplandish road. More

Suomi Finland 100 years

http://suomifinland100.fi/info/?lang=en Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. The newly born state was willed into being by the Finns after a long struggle. In spite of hard times, the Finnish people have for almost a hundred years engaged in the building of their country and making decisions together.   http://suomifinland100.fi/news/world-congratulates-100-year-old-finland-lighting-blue-white/?lang=en

Slush 2017

Slush advertisesises itself as The world’s leading startup event, Nov 30– Dec 1 in Helsinki. Slush connects startups & tech talent with top-tier investors, executives and media. I will not be there, but I will add links to some news from there in comments.

Winter has came

Winter weather with snow has just came to southern Finland. Snow is not extreme weather here. Life, traffic and bisiness goes on normally here – snow does not stop anything here.

Finland has a huge deficit in software developers and it’s growing rapidly – Business Insider Nordic

http://nordic.businessinsider.com/finland-has-a-huge-deficit-in-software-developers-and-its-growing-rapidly-2017-6/  According to the Finnish Information Processing Association, TIVIA, the country has an immediate need for 7,000 more software development professionals with the anticipated demand further expected to grow by up to 3,800 people annually. This can mean EUR 3-4 billion annually in lost GDP. So, if the pay is good, why the massive headcount deficit? Roughly

Going to a sauna twice a week cuts pneumonia risk, study finds

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/09/saunas-cut-pneumonia-risk/ Sauna is good for you in many ways has been known in Finland for a long time. Here is another proof:  Sweating in a sauna at least twice a week could slash the risk of potentially deadly infections like pneumonia, research shows. Men who enjoyed sauna sessions on a regular basis were almost 30 per cent less likely to develop the