The 14th National Meeting of Computer Students (ENEI) will bring together 600 participants from all over the country between Sunday and Wednesday, 23-26, at the Altice Forum, in Braga, the city that receives the initiative for the first time, was today announced.
According to the organization, this is “one of the biggest technology events in Portugal and includes renowned speakers, workshops, challenges, awards, social activities and an exhibition with the main startup, SMEs and multinationals in the area looking to attract talent for jobs and internships ”.
The opening session is this Sunday, at 21:00, with a representative from the Municipality of Braga and, from UMinho, the president of the School of Engineering, Pedro Arezes, the director of the Department of Informatics, Pedro Rangel Henriques, and the representatives of the organizing committee and the Computer Engineering Students Center (CeSIUM), Francisco Lira, Catarina Machado and Nelson Estevão.
Among the three dozen speakers, on Monday stand out Jorge Ferreiro, from Eventbrite (at 11:00 am), Nikiforos Botis, from Amazon Web Services (2:00 pm) or, on Tuesday, Filipa Lacerda, from Zapier (11:00), and Pedro Moreira da Silva, from GitLab (14:00).
The topics to be addressed focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, data privacy, trends in apps and video games, remote work, smart homes and cities, customized and scaled logistics distribution, neuronal interfaces, open design, cloud computing, autonomous driving and entrepreneurship.
The four days in an environment of pedagogy, entertainment, knowledge transfer and networking also include a system of digital badges with prizes, the quiz “Who wants to be an IT professional?”, programming and security challenges “Catch the flag”, a cultural peddy-paper around the city, bubble soccer and nighttime gatherings.