On 7th September 2017 you have a choice of 5 workshops on that will keep you engaged and challenged all day,  the hardest part is choosing which to attend.  Will you challenge yourself by attending the CodeCon workshop presented by Bloomberg,  or do you want to learn about the Greenfoot development environment which can be used in teaching?  Accenture will present an exciting opportunity for your career goals,  ACM delivers to you a Chapter in a Box and Women in HPC will present an introduction to HPC programming


Bloomberg CodeCon Competition presented by Bloomberg

CodeCon is a problem solving platform built by Bloomberg engineers. Solve as many problems as you can and get the chance to win awesome prizes! Are you up for the challenge?
Requirements: Bring a laptop. Use any of these languages: C, C++, Java, Python, C#, Javascript, Scala, Rust or Ruby to compete.



Greenfoot Development Environment presented by Oracle Academy

This workshop engages students who understand basic programming concepts to create 2-D games using Java. Greenfoot is a free educational Java development environment (JDE) created at the University of Kent. Students will learn detailed object-oriented programming terminology and concepts while creating 2-D games in a fun and interactive environment. Requirements: Bring a laptop and complete the pre-work which can be found here



Hands-on Introduction to High Performance Computing

High-performance computing (HPC) is a fundamental technology used in solving scientific problems. Many of the grand challenges of science depend on simulations and models run on HPC facilities to make progress, for example: protein folding, the search for the Higgs boson and developing nuclear fusion.

The course covers the basic concepts underlying the drivers for HPC development, HPC hardware, software, programming models and applications and an opportunity for more practical experience, information on performance and the future of HPC. This foundation will give the you ability to appreciate the relevance of HPC in your field and also equip you with the tools to start making effective use of HPC facilities yourself.

The course is delivered using a mixture of lectures and hands-on sessions and has a very practical focus. During the hands-on sessions you will get the chance to use ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputer, with HPC experts available to answer your questions and provide insight.

Requirements: Please bring your own laptop.

Prerequisites: Attendees are expected to have experience of using computers, but no programming, Linux or HPC experience is necessary.



Rethinking network security: Use case at UPC

Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cybersecurity and physical security.

In this workshop, after and overall introduction of main concepts and techniques, students will deal with a practical case. They will learn about the requirements of security, monitoring and reliability for a safe environment in a PC classroom where exams should be taken.

Prerequisites: Τechnical knowledge about Linux and computer networking.



From personalization to data… and beyond, presented by Accenture.

It’s no secret that digital has fundamentally changed the world and the way consumers and business interact. While digital is changing the world, every aspect of our lives is changing and is touched by digital interaction. We shop online, learn online, share intimate details of our lives online. We take our exercise (and those results) online. We pay and receive payment online. Digital doesn’t just reflect what we do, it reflects who we are.

Accenture Digital combines capabilities in interactive, mobility and analytics to help clients across industries, provide better experiences for the customers they serve, create new products and business models, use analytics and artificial intelligence to drive actionable insights and enhance their digital enterprise capabilities.

Do you want to understand how business navigates its digital journey? How companies define the end to end transformation in this Digital ecosystem? Do you want to work in real cases? Accenture will show the walkthrough from how a portal is personalized > the experience definition > how advance analytics is applied > how the data is managed in real-time. But it is not all, we will go beyond and work with latest trends in Visual Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, ChatBots and Robots.

Requirements: Please come with an open-mind and huge passion to discover how Digital technologies are changing our lives!