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Luxembourg Geek Week

by Elfi Koufogeorgou
Geek Week

Geek Week has arrived, and all this week there are heaps of workshops and activities devoted to helping people develop new skills and interests in the world of technology.

You may think Geek Week isn’t for you, but there really is something for everyone. Because technology, including computers, phones, tablets, are a massive part of most people’s daily lives its important to stay up-to-date with new skills.

Geek Week Luxembourg provides a platform to gather events promoting digital literacy, such as coding, wearable technology, 3D printing and “design thinking” workshops, startup meet-ups, networking events and more.  The week is organized by MICSE asbl with the participation of many other organisations.

To make things easy for you, the main events are outlined below and you can find the full program and details  here.

          17 June 2018: Coding workshop for children by Workshop4me asbl

          19 June 2018: Open Tuesday at Level2 Hackerspace

          20 June 2018: WordPress for Non-Developers

          20 June 2018: Open Doors at Code Club Strassen

          21 June 2018: CoderDojo

          21 June 2018:  ISACA/ILNAS Conference “Establishing Trust in the Digital World: Trust Services & Electronic Archiving”

          21-22 June 2018: Makerfest

          24 June 2018: Robotics workshop for children by LuxKidsLab asbl

The organization of Geek Week coincides with a very important vote on June 20-21 at European level on the new e-privacy and copyright regulations.  In accordance with Electronic Frontier Foundation more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries have spoken out against a dangerous provision Article 13, that would require Internet platforms to automatically filter uploaded content.

More specifically they are stating that by requiring Internet platforms to perform automatic filtering  of all of the content that their users upload. Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users

To read more about this and the possible consequences you can visit the following websites:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/internet-luminaries-ring-alarm-eu-copyright-filtering-proposal

https://saveyourinternet.eu/

There’s a lot to learn and discuss. Hope to see you all during Geek Week!

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