Relive in this note the best moments of Campus Party 2020
During the last three days they lived in Campus Party Digital Edition a new global experience of technology, innovation, creativity, science and entertainment with a agenda full of unmissable appointments They connected young innovators from 30 countries, where the world’s leading experts in various areas shared their ideas about how the world is being reshaped from this global crisis we are going through.
The mega event featured more than 420 thousand spectators, more than 100 speakers -50 international, 50 regional, 25 local- and more than 30 workshops -12 thematic, with three editions at different times of the event-, in a unique experience full of innovation, creativity, science and entertainment.
It was the third edition in the country, and the first 100% digital. Access was free and free for everyone and the content will be available on the platform on demand to be consulted at any time during the year after the event by all users.
This 100% digital edition featured 3 days of talks on artificial intelligence, education, augmented reality, podcasts, privacy, free software, esports, digitization and much more (IG: @campuspartyar)
In dialogue with Infobae, Ever Miguez, director of Campus Party Conosur, stated: « We are very happy and anxious for this new edition of Campus Party that will be 100% digital and global« He added: » We are having a great reception from the communities and the technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem that has been with us for a long time. The young people, entrepreneurs and university students who normally participate in Campus Party have innovation and creativity in their DNA and are our hope for a better future. They are the ones who can ‘reset the planet’, even from home, thanks to technology«
The world’s leading experts in various areas shared their ideas about how the world is reconfiguring itself in the current global crisis between July 9 and 11. Relive in this note the best moments of the three days:
First day – Thursday, July 9
Thursday started Campus Party Digital Edition, the world’s largest technology event, where the world’s leading experts in various areas shared their ideas about how the world is being reshaped from this global crisis.
Ever Miguez, Director of Campus Party Conosur, together with Joan Cwaik, official host of the event, welcomed the Campus Party Southern Cone on the New Horizons stage. « For us, it is important to carry out this event to democratize knowledge. It has been a very big effort to be able to do it and make it digital, since COVID made everything physical happen for the following year if everything improves, ”said Ever Miguez. « I am happy and I want to thank the campuseros, who make this possible together with our sponsors« He added.
In this edition, the common thread throughout the event and the speeches on the global main stage were “restarting the world”, a challenge to rethink the concept of normality during the climate emergency and the pandemic.
Campus Party is the world’s largest technology event
On the agenda of the first day, the Arduino Masterclass from scratch and without materials by Konrad Peschka; the cycle Artificial Intelligence: Is the future already here, or is there a long way to go? with Patricio Pagani, Gerardo Simari, Vanina Martinez, Luciano del Corro, Agustín Caverzasi and Carlos Forlenza; the talk Digitization of Education in Schools, Universities and Government Programs, by Santiago Andrés, Pablo Aristizábal and Enrique Topolansky; The conference Digital Impact: Innovation and technology with social impact, by Alfonso Aguilera and the space of Google for SMEs: Google Ads, by Jonathan Frojmowicz, among so many innovative proposals.
The new format of the Digital Edition Campus Party confirms the important role of the organization in supporting and developing young talents around the world, actively contributing to the organization of initiatives that can have a positive impact on society and people.
In this edition, the common thread throughout the event and the speeches on the global main stage were “restarting the world”, a challenge to rethink the concept of normality during the climate emergency and the pandemic (Campus Party)
Second day – Friday, July 10
The second day of Campus Party featured great personalities from the digital world and technology, one of the biggest attractions for campuseros.
One of the most outstanding talks of the day was the global panel that took place on the Magisterial stage with the three Internet pioneers: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Web Inventor and CTO and Co-Founder of Inrupt, Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist and Google and Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States, moderated by David Pogue, New York Times columnist. All three together, decades ago, contributed fundamentally to having a broadband connection, web pages, and network technology that enabled the Internet to function, and today talked about their ideas about the future of the internet in a post-COVID-19 world.
About the legacy of this pandemic on the Internet, Al Gore He stressed the importance of generating a context of equal access. « I believe that this pandemic has accelerated the use of the Internet and has contributed very strongly to this growing general awareness of the fact that we have to improve and resolve structural injustices and inequalities to achieve a more prosperous and just future. » And he added: “The Internet is for people and the flows of information are really important for our future. Campus Party is an example of passionate youth who can defend the integrity of the Internet as a tool for development, and that process is underway, but it needs to be accelerated. ”
The star panel of day two of Campus Party had the participation of David Pogue, Vint Cerf, Al Gore and Tim BJ
About this theme, Vint Cerf commented: « Only 50% of the world population has access to the Internet, so we have a long way to make it more accessible, sustainable and available to all people. » And he added: « There is a lot of space for the invention, to improve the infrastructure offered by the internet and the web now that it is extensible and open, since they were created for this same purpose and can be used to create ideas. »
On the New Horizons stage, The local talk by Pablo de Leon, Argentine space engineer, about new NASA manned programs, private and future developments was highlighted.. “In this multi-year career I had the opportunity to participate in a lot of experiments. My intention was to find a way to do Argentine projects together with NASA« He commented. Faced with events such as NASA’s latest rocket launches, he commented that it is “a rebirth of the space race that will lead us to something absolutely unsuspected of which we have no idea. At this time and place, for the first time, we have the technological capacity to make trips to space. We are depleting terrestrial resources, and we are going to have to look elsewhere, since the universe is full of what we need to continue existing. Also, out of a desire to explore, something inherent in the human being, and to see what lies beyond ”.
During the 3 days of the mega-event, a new global experience of technology, innovation, creativity, science and entertainment was lived (IG: @campuspartyar)
Third day – Saturday, July 11
The closing of the great Campus Party event was big. It featured presentations from Sagliocco Pine with Vicente Argudo Esteve in the virtual talk « The show must continue » or The show must go on; with the joint exhibition of Alvaro Quesada with Geoffrey See « Will entrepreneurs be able to bring peace to North Korea? » or Can entrepreneurs bring peace to North Korea ?; This time is different or This time it’s different with Yossi Vardi; Chat with Edward Snowden o Conversation with Edward Snowden on how to reboot the world; Chat with Jon « Maddog » Hall, the use of open culture when starting your own business and Annet Numa In How Estonia, the most digitized country, used technological solutions to face the crisis, among other complete and diverse presentations.
Edward Snowden, cybersecurity expert, former CIA official and consultant to the National Security Agency (NSA), was one of the keynote speakers featured on the third day of Campus Party. As one of the world’s most passionate and authoritative voices on privacy and cybersecurity, Snowden continues to warn us of the growing threats of our digital age. « I would like to see a better world, we need to change things, and we have to realize that we are important and that the only way to improve things is by fighting and making sacrificesSnowden remarked. On this occasion, he discussed how to restart the world, the slogan of this edition of Campus Party, to rethink the concept of normality during the climate emergency and the pandemic. When asked what we can do to make it new or different to restart the planet, Snowden said that you have to fight and defend something. « If you want things to change, you must make things change, and this starts with yourself. No matter how small these actions are, they can make a difference. The only time is when you choose to do things«
Cybersecurity expert Edward Snowden, former CIA official and consultant to the National Security Agency (NSA), was one of the keynote Speakers featured on the third day of Campus Party
Jon « Maddog » Hall, historical promoter of free software and chairman of the board of the Linux Professional Institute. For years it has been touring the world in order to publicize the advantages of using Linux as an operating system. Jon participated in several editions of Campus Party and this time, gave a talk on the use of open source when starting his own company, where he encouraged young people to create their own projects by using open source software from their own home, since you don’t need a big office to do it.
Finally, it stood out on the last day Anett Numa, who studied and lived in various countries and thus learned to appreciate living in a digital society. Anett believes that all public service processes and structures should be simple and easily accessible to all citizens.. Based on her academic track record oriented to Political Science and Governance, she focuses on fostering good relationships and cooperation between the public and private sectors to create a collaborative environment that helps develop better policies and initiatives. Her goal as an expert and speaker at the e-Estonia Briefing Center is to explain Estonia’s digitization experience and thus inspire leaders, executives and decision makers to create a better future.
Estonian Digital Transformation Advisor Anett Numa at Digital Campus
Numa remarked in his presentation that to build a digital place and make all services online for citizens it is important to take into account 3 pillars: First, the e-ID to identify each inhabitant online and securely, second, the transparent exchange of information, and third is the security of all these transactions (to achieve this, Estonia uses Blockchain). She assures that « Estonia was the country best prepared to face the crisis ». Both education in this country and health are digitized. Students have all their subjects, their tests, etc. in a default digital learning environment. Each inhabitant has had their medical history online for 10 years and can consult doctors by phone, obtain digital prescriptions and shop at the pharmacy virtually. This is to prevent people from going to places at risk of exposure to contagion.
For more details on this edition of Campus Party, you can enter the official website and its Facebook (@campuspartyargentina), Twitter (@campuspartyar), and Instagram (@campuspartyar) accounts.
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