Workshops and Tutorials

Workshops and tutorials provide our participants with an opportunity to gain extra knowledge and practical skills from selected experts, who share their experience with the audience on topics related to the conference theme, i.e. on any topic expanding the computing innovation via fusion with other disciplines and communities, as well as on empowering diversity within the computing community. While workshops are having some hands-on interactive elements and limited capacity, tutorials are usually more frontal (lecture by the presenters) with unlimited capacity. 

Please make sure to select the workshops and tutorials you will attend during your registration. We thank all authors who submitted their workshop/tutorial proposals.

Workshops and Tutorials Session 1 / Wednesday, 22 September,  9:00 CEST

  • TUTORIAL: Attracting, retaining, encouraging, and inspiring women to pursue a career in Computer Science – a Norwegian best practice by Letizia Jaccheri, Line Berg, and Swetlana Fast 
  • TUTORIAL by ČSOB: What does it take to build a virtual AI-based assistant in a bank; chatbot –> robot –> Kate by Michaela Lhotková, Markéta Zimmermannová, Gabriela Šaldová, Kateřina Kolářová, Andrea Fousková, Adela Řezníčková, Ludmila Hašková
  • WORKSHOP: Design a linear regression model in python for predictive analysis by Soly Mathew Biju 

Workshops and Tutorials Session 2 / Thursday, 23 September,  9:00 CEST

  • TUTORIAL by Barclays: Build a Cat Rescue App That Recognizes Cat Breeds by Rudina Tafhasaj 
  • TUTORIAL by SKODA AUTO: Transition from traditional car manufacturer to digital service provider by Barbara Sichler
  • WORKSHOP: Hedy: A gradual language for programming education by Felienne Hermans
  • WORKSHOP: Industry Case Studies Bridging the Gap between Researchers and Practitioners by Marion Wiese, Klara Borowa, Dalila Tamzalit, and Claudine Allen

Workshops and Tutorials Session 3 / Thursday, 23 September,  10:45 CEST

  • TUTORIAL How/Why to Start an ACM Chapter? by Ruth Lennon and Rukiye Altin

Workshops and Tutorials Session 4 / Friday, 24 September,  16:00 CEST

  • TUTORIAL by Google: Building Product Features at Google: Flip to Shhh by Anna Zappone 

▼ TUTORIAL: Attracting, retaining, encouraging, and inspiring women to pursue a career in Computer Science – a Norwegian best practice

Wednesday, 22rd September, 9:00 – 9:40 CEST

Women are underrepresented in Computer Science disciplines at all levels, from undergraduate and graduate studies to participation and leadership in academia and industry. Increasing female representation in the field is a grand challenge for academics, policy makers, and society. The main goal of this tutorial is to introduce the holistic approach of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to attract, retain, encourage, and inspire women to pursue a career in Computer Science. The Girl Project Ada (www.ntnu.edu/girls) and IDUN’s unique Scientific Mentoring Program offer research work in groups of peers, networking, career planning, and application writing courses. 

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▼ TUTORIAL by ČSOB: What does it take to build a virtual AI-based assistant in a bank; chatbot –> robot –> Kate (by ČSOB)

Wednesday, 22rd September, 9:00 – 10:30 CEST

It is not only about technology, there is a very rich process behind it. We will show the process from the very first decision – our journey from the idea to the implementation. How we change the bank perception: banking sector goes digital very fast – even faster due to Covid – ČSOB is a technological company with very innovative ways of working. We will show barriers we have to face and how our teams work (we have new teams working fully virtually, too – some haven’t seen each other face-to-face first few months due to covid but we made it). We will share our PI session rituals, too.

▼ WORKSHOP: Design a linear regression model in python for predictive analysis

Wednesday, 22rd September, 9:00 – 10:30 CEST

Regression is an established statistical technique with an enormous number of tutorials online. The added value of this workshop is getting the audience to apply this technique easily using some beautiful libraries available in Python and reap the benefit of these in an innovative manner to solve real life problems they come across. Attendees will be able to learn about linear regression, to design, train and test the model. They will be able to confidently apply the model to any real life problem where linear regression is applicable.

Participants are recommended to download and install anaconda by following the below mentioned steps:

1. Anaconda can be downloaded from https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual
2. Install appropriate version from anaconda installer
3. Type anaconda in the search bar of your laptop. This will pop up anaconda command prompt. 
4. Type Jupyter notebook. This should open up the Jupyter notebook.

You are all set to go and enjoy the workshop!

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▼ TUTORIAL by Barclays: Build a Cat Rescue App That Recognizes Cat Breeds

Thursday, 23rd September, 9:00 – 10:30 CEST

Getting hands on with salesforce features and using them to build Cat Rescue App. On this workshop anyone will be able to get introduced to salesforce, create custom objects and a Lightning app for Muenzpraeger’s Home for Wayward Cats, create an Einstein Platform account, install an unmanaged package in your org, create an Apex class and Lightning components, create, train and test an Einstein Vision dataset, create public Chatter groups and use Process Builder to post to a group, and test your process.

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▼ TUTORIAL by SKODA AUTO: SKODA AUTO (by Škoda Auto)

Thursday, 23rd September, 9:00 – 10:30 CEST

Virtual product team, 5-6 team-members representing digital product development

Presenting and sharing achievements or experiences and discussing pressing issues.

E.g. exploring how to:

  • Career path
  • Balancing both soft and hard skills in IT field 
  • Build bridges across different facets of IT field.
  • Exchange and adapt good practice examples across different contexts

▼ WORKSHOP: Hedy: A gradual language for programming education

Thursday, 23rd September, 9:00 – 10:30 CEST

Learning the syntax of programming languages can be hard, especially for younger children. Block-based languages like Scratch remove the issues of syntax, but when children transfer to textual languages like Python, the syntax can get in the way of learning. To address this problem, Felienne Hermans, associate professor at Leiden University has created Hedy.

In this workshop, Felienne introduces the pedagogy behind Hedy, shows examples of programs created by kids and reports on technical challenges. Hedy is open source, free to use via  any browser and available in 7 different languages. Hedy was launched in early 2020 and since then over 500.000 programs have been created by children worldwide. Try Hedy at www.hedycode.com.

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▼ WORKSHOP: Industry Case Studies – Bridging the Gap between Researchers and Practitioners

Thursday, 23rd September, 9:00 – 12:00 CEST

Case studies are one of the most worthwhile forms of collaborative research. However, establishing and maintaining collaborations between researchers and practitioners is a challenging task.The organisers of  this workshop will share their experience in running case studies and discuss what to expect from practitioners. In an interactive format, the experiences of the participants will be collected and discussed.

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▼ TUTORIAL: How/Why to Start an ACM Chapter?  

Thursday, 23rd September, 10:45 – 11:30 CEST

ACM chapters help you to have a career network and to enrich your knowledge with life-long learning resources. In this tutorial you will firstly be informed about ACM and ACM-W and then about how to start an ACM student chapter and what the benefits of being part of a chapter are. 

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▼ TUTORIAL by Google: Building Product Features at Google: Flip to Shhh

Friday, 24th September, 16:00 – 16:45 CEST

This workshop presents an overview of building a feature at Google. We will dive into the technical details of how “Flip to Shhh” works and share some funny challenges encountered along the way. We hope to leave you with an inside view into what building a new feature looks like at Google!

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