June 23, 2016
Day 4 GEC 1was actually really educational. In class we held a discussion on the different aspects and details on marketing. We learned the difference between management and marketing, internal v. external operation, and the difference between need and want. Also the difference between microenvironment and macroenvironment, where micro you are able to control your own business and macro gives leaves you without any control. Along with that the process of business to business (B2B) and its between two large business, like TNCIS buying rooms from colleges or hostiles for study abroad groups. And how business to consumer (B2C) are the transactions seen in stores, like promotion and advertisement.
After a short class session the group was off to on its first excursion to Microsoft to listen to speakers. We found out the mission of Microsoft, "Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more", and how they want to be seen as more a tech company. They showed us some of the new technology being created and introduced to society such as the HoloLens and the new Microsoft flow program. HoloLens creates 3D diagrams to improve the learning process and Microsoft Flow simplifies managing several accounts. And lastly, the most exciting thing learned was from the guy who intergraded the kinect aspect of SCRATCH, a kids coding program, which I thought was cool because you can play and create games on it. Overall it was an educational filled day that I enjoyed.
P.S. The rain in Dublin in extremely cold and all together inconvenient, do to the amount of people on the street running and speed walking with umbrellas on the slick pavement. All together a different experience.