Festival of Creative Learning in Informatics
The School of Informatics participates in three events, including one co-organised by ILW veterans and ‘Smart Data Hack’ co-founders.
Building on the legacy of the Innovative Learning Week which ran between 2012 and 2016 and aiming at developing creative learning practices, the Festival of Creative Learning 2016/17 comprises a programme of events and activities running throughout the academic year, along with a curated, week-long programme of events in February (20th – 24th February 2017).
Data and Democracy
This one-day event ran by 4th year students will open with a lecture on data collection and digital footprint by Dr Kami Vaniea. It will be followed by three interactive workshops on mass surveillance, anonymity and advertising, which will include hands-on activities. The organisers’ aim is to spread the awareness of issues involving privacy, surveillance and security with a focus on the psychology and politics behind these issues. They are hoping the workshops will spark a heated debate.
Refreshments will be provided for all attendees.
The Edinburgh IoT Challenge
Organised by the Edinburgh IoT Initiative, the Edinburgh IoT Challenge is a week-long activity enabling students and staff to learn and build new applications and services using Internet of Things technologies.
In 2017, the University will be establishing a pilot IoT network using LoRaWAN technology. The network will be made available as a shared infrastructure for research and development by a wide range of partners, as well as supporting teaching and learning opportunities within the University.
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Learn to Code
The School of Informatics Head of College Prize for Outreach winner, Dr Areti Manataki, will introduce a coding workshop for all. It spins off her highly popular MOOC Code Yourself.
Learn to Code is a hands-on workshop that will introduce attendees to the basics of computer programming in Scratch. Attendees will learn basic software engineering techniques, have a go at creating simple computer programmes, and then work with others to build their very own game.
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