Cyprus Computer Society News

CCS Attends ALL DIGITAL Summit in Czech Republic

The Cyprus Computer Society’s new project manager, Alexandra Faka attended the ALL DIGITAL Summit in Prague from 28-30 September. The Summit included several workshops, panel discussions, keynote sessions and a marketplace as well as several opportunities for networking. The event focused on the effects of digital transformation in different sectors and groups of society, and on how digital (and other) skills can help people identify the benefits for their growth. 

The speakers line-up included:

  • Zdeněk Hřib, the Mayor of Prague, 
  • Ivan Bartoš, the Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development in the Czech Rebublic, 
  • Microsoft representative, Vania Neto, and
  • Digital Education DG EAC, European Commission, Georgi Dimitrov

Alexandra had the opportunity to meet existing project partners and discuss with new ones the potential for cooperation in upcoming EU calls. 

InClass: Transnational Project Meeting in Riga, Latvia

The Cyprus Computer Society participated in a meeting that took place at the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia from 19-20 September, along with various partners of the InClass Erasmus+ project. 

The meeting was also joined by robot manufacturers from Denmark and Germany, whose input has been very useful for the project’s goals. The CCS was represented by final year undergraduate student, Andreas Pattichis, who also participated in the development of a scenario for taking the robot to an excursion at the museum. All scenarios developed will be made available to schools participating in the project for implementation.

MigraCode Training in Norway

CCS sent two representatives to the MigraCode Training in Norway from 26-29 September. 

Marianna Hadjimichael, a software tester at a local software company and Dimitris Constantinou, an ICT teacher in public secondary education, attended the training activity, organised within the framework of the MigraCode Erasmus+ project. 

Partners had the opportunity to visit local coding academies offering various training programs to vulnerable groups such as immigrants, homeless, and people with disabilities to prepare them for the job market. 

The successful Integrated Placement Support (IPS) model that is implemented by the Norwegian partner, Fonix, was presented in detail and partners discussed this best practice and its potential implementation in their countries.

Researcher’s Night, Nicosia, Cyprus

CCS participated in the “Researcher’s Night” event, organised by IDEK on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Eleftherias Square in Nicosia. 

The European Researchers’ Night dynamic comeback has inspired the general public to expand the research and innovative culture. All the actors of the Research and Innovation ecosystem embraced once again the great celebration of Science and the response of the people exceeded all expectations. The CCS interactive booth was staffed by Robotex Cyprus Volunteers, Robo Cy partners and Engino’s robots. Children and adults, researchers and non-researchers had the opportunity to be informed about robotics and other actions to promote research and innovation.