Wikipedia says a tradition is a belief or behavior passed own within a group or society with a symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. Technically speaking thus, the Christmas photo of the group has become a tradition in these dates. Obviously, we need to consider Wikipedia holds technical reliable content to make the previous assumption, but that’s another story I’ll go through at some other time. So coming back to the tradition track, Christmas is already here, and so is our photo…
Oh wait! It is animated! (Hm… yes, what an epic shot!)
During 2013 we have pushed ourselves one step further. In these days, we have strengthened our position as a group, the three research lines are working towards their corresponding objectives. Future Internet Test-beds, Infrastructure Control and Management, and RINA research lines are nowadays involved in several European research projects, at the same time that they are preparing themselves for the new H2020 research framework of the European Commission. Projects, papers, prototypes, journal articles, data analysis, results evaluation, designs and developments, demonstrations, meetings, protocol implementations, and much more exciting and interesting stuff is on their daily agendas.
Meanwhile, professional services group positioned itself as a key component of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area, and it is continuously enhancing the OpenNaaS framework as well as finishing different customer projects that transform the research knowledge acquired along the different years into actual products . We have enhanced the relationships among the different areas with professional services members, which leads us to develop more robust prototypes for the different projects.
And as usual, some people left (we wish you the best you all!), and some new ones joined (we also wish you the best!). Globally, the DANA family has grown itself and it is nowadays well-established over more than twenty members. But… during 2013 we also faced some internal changes within the coordination team. Sergi left us to be the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of the whole i2CAT Foundation, and Joan Antoni became the new Director of the DANA. Furthermore, 2013 is the 10th anniversary of the i2CAT Foundation… Yeah! We are 10 years old (and hopefully we will be here for 10 more years!).
Thus… from these lines… all the DANA team, including all those who left, and all those who joined, wishes you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hopefully 2014 will be plentiful of new successful stories to be told! And please, remember to keep connected to us through this blog, our twitter account, or even subscribe to our newsletter!
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” -Bob Hope
And following some of the outtakes…