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hi i'm so i'm the founder of uh in a book it's enough okay it is a nonprofit association
our goal is very simple we want to encourage children to innovate
we want them to understand computational science engineering
design from a young age as possible
and the idea is basically to shift children from being consumers of digital products
to not just consuming but also producing digital products and this is already happening if you look in
other countries such as india or united states in california you see teenagers up using
some of the some kind of software that some of the startups presented here today
you get teenagers were producing a cancer detection engines using
google dot should intelligence engine ninety five percent accuracy
um so it's quite possible to do the sorts of things we have two colours the first
one is the uh independent track and then the second one is the educational kayak
with the independent track we have three classes of workshops that
we provide for children advertiser chef in master chef
without the ties or the goal is to introduce children to lots of different technologies
including learning how to code it's uh it's like a smorgasbord they come they experience a
lot of things so we run workshop at the end of last year where
during one week um children created a a car racing game they created immobile ah
they program the senior robots to fight each other
and do crazy things um and this was all in the space of one week so we know that they can learn a lot
chef is for children who are more interested in technology and
they want to learn for example see shot programming or
three d. design or creative digital design then we can go into more detail in half
and most the chef is for teenagers primarily who have an idea
they want to build something and it could be hardware and software it could just be software
but something which has a value in the marketplace or has a
social value and for those children we can structure the project
and then we pull into the quiet mentoring and the support that is necessary to make that
a dream or idea of reality okay so that's that's really this track maybe run
i'm actually quite happy today to announce that uh we launching our second program
in july of this year it's morse code and this is one week program for
children from ten to fourteen it's going to introduce them to data communications
crypt already encryption and we're also introduced them to a little bit about
fake news fiction versus fact on the web as we saw
a lot of that doing american elections another french ones that i'm also will be introducing them to the idea of narrative
where political groups or groups which haven't our agenda that's are shifting public
opinion without even the public relation that it's happening to them
so these are the kinds of things that we do with this track the second one
is actually more important because they're what we try to
do is introduce computational thinking into the schooling system
it's too many children today technology so easy when we were younger than i was yelling at least you know
if uh if i had to calculate two thirds of a number i have to do it in here
but today it's much easier just take the mobile phone going for the calculator to set of a number and it's not
but it's still faster to do it in here children just don't
realise this um plus the idea of computational thinking which is
being able to look at a problem and to solve it to break it down into step
to think about boundary conditions and plan for those those are the kinds of things that
you can teach already in the schooling system starting at the age of seven
at the age of nine and so here what we're trying to do with the education system in suisse ramon
is to try and introduce computational signs computational thinking from
the younger age from primary school secondary to school

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Conference program

Presentation of Innovaud
Pierre-Jean Wipff, Innovaud
27 April 2017 · 1:11 p.m.
Pitch Graasp
Prof. Denis Gillet, EPFL
27 April 2017 · 1:17 p.m.
Pitch SpeakUp
Adrian Holzer
27 April 2017 · 1:20 p.m.
Pitch Educabay
Duy Vo
27 April 2017 · 1:23 p.m.
Pitch PocketCampus
Loïc Gardiol
27 April 2017 · 1:26 p.m.
Pitch BetterStudy
Christophe Rieder
27 April 2017 · 1:33 p.m.
Pitch ekstra reality
Greg Roy
27 April 2017 · 1:35 p.m.
Pitch Taskbase
Samuel Portmann
27 April 2017 · 1:38 p.m.
Pitch Dybuster
Christian Vögeli
27 April 2017 · 1:41 p.m.
Pitch GalliLearn
Clémence Gallimard
27 April 2017 · 1:45 p.m.
Pitch Mobsya
Christophe Barraud
27 April 2017 · 1:59 p.m.
Pitch Mobiletic
Alexandre Comby
27 April 2017 · 2:03 p.m.
Pitch Headswap
James Murray
27 April 2017 · 2:06 p.m.
Pitch Bulbee
Dina Mottiez
27 April 2017 · 2:09 p.m.
Pitch Klewel
Maël Guillemot
27 April 2017 · 2:13 p.m.
Pitch Neocosmo
Volker Zimmermann
27 April 2017 · 2:18 p.m.
Pitch Simpliquity
Guillaume Zufferey
27 April 2017 · 2:21 p.m.
Pitch LSi
Reda Sadki
27 April 2017 · 2:24 p.m.
Pitch Rosie
Peter Spence
27 April 2017 · 2:28 p.m.
Pitch TTHF Media
Pierre Montandon
27 April 2017 · 2:30 p.m.
Pitch InnovaKids
Kunjan Chauhan
27 April 2017 · 2:33 p.m.
Pitch EPFL Extension School
Marcel Salathé
27 April 2017 · 2:38 p.m.
Pitch Lillup
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27 April 2017 · 2:40 p.m.
Pitch We Are Play Lab
Cristina Riesen
27 April 2017 · 2:41 p.m.
Pitch Coorpacademy
Jean-Marc Tassetto
27 April 2017 · 2:47 p.m.
Presentation of GoodWall
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27 April 2017 · 2:56 p.m.
Conclusions
Prof. Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation at EPFL
27 April 2017 · 3:45 p.m.

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