Jersey Techfair

Date/Time:
Saturday 8 November 2014, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Venue:
Pomme D'or, Liberation Square, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 3UF

Cost:
Free

Speakers:
Various

Synopsis:

Jersey’s Tech Fair is the biggest of its kind in the Channel Islands, organised by Digital Jersey and the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). The event is on Saturday 8th of November at The Pomme D’or Hotel and is celebration of new and exciting technology open to all.

The educational fair will include displays and exhibitions of new technology, live demos, talks on specific technologies such as computer gaming, digital parenting, cryptocurrencies and social media. There will also be a number of workshops teaching the basics of computing, how to use your ipad and coding. Attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the technologies that are being developed and used in Jersey and ask the experts any questions.

Why not pop in to hear a keynote, take part in a workshop or view the latest tech! Doors are open from 10am and will close at 4pm.

Speaker slots:

  • 10.15am - 10.45am - “3D Printing, Drones and the Internet of things” - Mark Loane
  • 11.00am - 11.30am - “Switched On Children” - Jon Tarrant
  • 11.30am - 11.45am - “Airtel-protect filtering” - Peter Zunino
  • 11.45am - 12.15pm - “Gaming: how much is too much?” - Ronnie Isherwood
  • 12.30pm - 1.00pm - “Parents: what do you want to know?” - Panel of Jon Tarrant, Peter Zunino & Ronnie Isherwood
  • 1.15pm - 2.15pm - “Basics of Social Media” - CITD, Chris Journeaux
  • 2.30pm - 3.15pm - “All about Bitcoin” - Robbie Andrews
  • 3.30pm - 4.00pm - “Drone Tech Do’s & Don’ts” - Steve Baudains

Workshops

  • “Introduction to Python” - Emma Gamble
    10.00am - 11.00am, 12.00pm -1.00pm, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • ” Introduction to Web Design” - Codex, Jordan Love & Richard Rolfe
    2.00pm - 3.00pm

Courses for Silver Surfers- Age Concern

  • 10.30am - Introduction to beginner course & Q&A (word, folders, windows, desktop, internet & emails)
  • 11.30am - Introduction to intermediate course & Q&A (skype, computer maintenance, internet safety, usefull websites)
  • 1.30pm - Introduction to extended course Q&A (advanced email techniques, excel & photos)
  • 2.30pm onwards - drop in session

Exhibitions include

  • 3D Printing & Maker content
  • Visual Recognition
  • Kinect
  • Leap motion
  • Stop Motion
  • Internet of Things
  • eSafety
  • Gaming
  • Bitcoin
  • Computing at Schools Hub
  • Virtual Reality Demonstration
  • Digimaps
  • Retailers - Sure, JT & Airtel Vodafone
  • Lego - school project
  • Drone Tech

You will also have the chance to win an ipad and other prizes by taking part in competitions throughout the day.

For more information on Digital Jersey please visit: http://www.digital.je | https://twitter.com/DigitalJersey