The world’s largest tech fair starts today in Brasilia – News

National version of the largest technology event in the world, Campus Party Brasil (CPBSB) starts today and runs until the 27th in Brasilia, at the Mané Garrincha stadium. Besides the federal capital, where it is expected to gather around 70,000 visitors, the event will take place in São Paulo, from July 16 to 20 this year.

Among the topics that will be covered at the show are the Internet of Things, blockchain (a cryptocurrency financial services company), maker culture (anyone can build, repair or create their own things) and technology. entrepreneurship. In addition, there will be robotic arenas, where it will be possible to participate in robot and drone hockey matches, with races and courses for those who want to try it.

Considered a festival of innovation, creativity, science and entrepreneurship, the fourth edition of the CPBSB will offer five days of technology, conferences, workshops and hackathons (a hackathon in which hackers come together) . The format will be hybrid, with in-person activities at the Mané Garrincha National Stadium, in addition to online activities.

At the opening, the fair will feature free concerts by DJ Bashkar and the Claudio Santoro National Theater Symphony Orchestra, conducted by conductor Cláudio Cohen. The number of people in the stadium will be limited.

In addition to the compulsory wearing of the mask, it will be necessary to have the vaccine passport. Otherwise, a PCR or antigen test will be requested 48 hours in advance.

Activities

In the free space open to the public, visitors will have access to Campus Play. The space concentrates player championships and content for digital games, the Drones Arena and the Empreendedorismo Stage, in partnership with the Brazilian Support Service for Small and Medium Enterprises (Sebrae), where speakers will provide important information for those who are already undertaking or who want to undertake.

At the Arena da Campus, a paid space closed to campus owners – this is the name given to visitors – around 7,000 people are expected. They will be able to follow the activities of four different stages, which will cover topics from the world of technology, programming and digital entertainment, the metaverse and games.

About 3,000 people are expected at the campsite, making the fair the second largest edition of the Campus Party in the world. In all, there will be more than 300 hours of activities, including conferences, workshops, hackathons, games, simulators and other attractions.

Confirmed international speakers include Jordan Soles, Vice President of Technology Development at Rodeo FX, a Canadian visual effects company for film, television and advertising, famous for being the effects designer for the Game of Thrones series. .

Fabiano de Abreu Agrela, a professor with a doctorate in neuroscience and a degree in biology and history, stands out among Brazilians. He will talk about how the misuse of technology causes cognitive impairment and can lead to disorders, disorders and illnesses.

According to Agrela, the problem in itself is not the technology, but the way it is used, whether through the exaggerated use of social networks, the total immersion of the virtual and other ways approached in several of his studies, published in scientific journals. .

Campus Party will also feature the Startup 360º program, a partnership with Sebrae, which aims to allow beginners and advanced startups to exhibit their work. Another striking activity is the business marathon, which aims to imagine new initiatives in a hybrid format.

In addition, registrations are open for the Call for Talks program, aimed at discovering new talent within the Campus Party network across Brazil. Registrations can be made on the official website of the fair.

The volunteer program is also confirmed in this issue. Participants will contribute to the dynamics of the event for six hours a day, in the morning/afternoon and afternoon/evening periods, a learning opportunity for future careers. Registrations are open and can also be done on the website.

Elmer Hayward

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