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Computing LIVE! Student Event at Disneyland® Paris

Inspire their future career at our Computing LIVE! Conference.  Bring computer science to life for your students and fire their future career ambitions by showing them the many different paths a career in computing could take at our Computing LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris!

Event dates: 

Monday 1st March 2021 - request a quote

Experts from high profile organisations will provide relevant examples and exam case studies to ignite your students’ aspirations whilst perfectly complementing the computer science curriculum. Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session.

Meeting your learning objectives - Computing LIVE! is designed to meet course aims by encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for studying computing, encouraging students to think creatively and innovatively whilst understanding the impact and risks of digital technology on the world around them. Learn more about our full range of LIVE! events here.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Guided sightseeing tour of Paris. Check in at hotel
2 Attend the Computing LIVE! Conference Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks Explore Disney Village & overnight at Disneyland® Paris
3 Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Guided sightseeing tour of Paris.
Evening Check in at hotel
Morning Attend the Computing LIVE! Conference
Afternoon Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks
Evening Explore Disney Village & overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Morning
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

Event overview

Expert speaker presentations - through real life experiences our speakers will give students the chance to hear how mathematics can be used to develop models of real situations and learn that they can be more or less effective depending on the assumptions that have been made.

Q&A session - interactive question and answer sessions will develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. 

Team park challenges - enable students to select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and interpret mathematical information to reach conclusions within a unique learning environment.

The Events Team in Disneyland® Paris will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet with coffee & pastries 
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

 


Accommodation

Places to stay


Confirmed speakers for 2020 (speakers for 2021 coming soon):

Tom Nelson, The Walt Disney Company

As Digital Commerce Manager for Disney Destinations, Tom is responsible for defining and executing digital strategy across e-commerce platforms as well as the design, development and ongoing maintenance of the Walt Disney World e-commerce website. Online business saw a quantifiable improvement post-launch, with a significant increase in booking conversion rates and visitor time-on-site. He hand coded the HTML5, CSS and jQuery based user interface, and the VB and SQL back-end, seamlessly integrating third-party technology for flights, accommodation and payment solutions.

With over 10 years’ experience at digital agencies, Tom has delivered award-winning websites for a range of global brands, putting the customer at the heart of the experience. In 2015, Tom was recognised by Google, winning their award for inspirational digital marketers.

Rik Ferguson, Cyber Security Expert

Rik Ferguson is the Director of Security Research & Communications at Trend Micro, he is a leading expert in information security and one of the leading figures in online threats and the underground economy. Rik is also a Special Advisor to Europol EC3, a project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), and Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.

Prior to assuming his role at Trend Micro, he served as Security Infrastructure Specialist at EDS where he led the security design work for government projects related to justice and law enforcement and as Senior Product Engineer at McAfee focused on network security, intrusion prevention, encryption and content filtering.

Rik addresses the challenges emerging technology and online crime poses to the average user and to high security firms. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise, making vital safety information accessible to a wider audience. 

Frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world, Rik’s work gathers a high profile across the globe. He writes the Countermeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro, he also writes regular columns for CIO, ZDNet, T3 and several other European publications. In this position, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy.

As a leading figure in the impact of security on consumers in the enterprise, Rik’s vast work history makes him appropriate to educate and enlighten an audience in online security. He is also a frequent presenter at global industry events such as the Mobile World Congress, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik is well-versed in presenting to a large audience.

Rik holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.

Roberta Lucca, Serial Entrepreneur

Roberta is a founder of the BAFTA-winning Bossa Studios, a London-based games developer & publisher renowned for their iconic, viral and category-defining games created with influencers, and played by millions of people worldwide. 

In the last 9 years, Roberta and her team have grown Bossa from a blank canvas into a multi-million-dollar business with critically-acclaimed games hits such as Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread. The company is now backed by Atomico (one of the largest VC funds in Europe, set up by Skype's founder Niklas Zennström), London Venture Partners and Makers Fund. 

Having both succeeded and failed in key areas of starting and growing multiple  businesses; raising millions in investment; launching products and leading teams, Roberta loves sharing her lessons learned as a speaker, mentor and creator on her own YouTube channel, called Beta Lucca.
Roberta is a computer scientist, holds an MBA and has worked in product innovation within large companies including Globo TV, the world’s second largest commercial broadcaster, and Vertu/Nokia.

Roberta was listed in Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech and in London's Most Influential in Creative Arts by the Evening Standard. She was also voted as one of the Top 35 Women under 35 by Management Today, Top 30 Women in Games, and was everywoman’s Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Roberta’s typical speaking assignments cover leadership and performance, AI, the Future of Tech, the Future of Games and Creativity, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset. Roberta talks about her experience as a founder and leader who has both succeeded and failed; and how to engage and inspire a millennial workforce.

Dallas Campbell

Actor, writer and presenter of the Gadget Show and Bang Goes the Theory, Dallas Campbell is keen to popularise science making him the perfect host for our LIVE! events.

Dallas Campbell's curiosity and original mind have led him to become one of television's freshest and funniest talents. In 2008 he joined The Gadget Show team on Five where his exploits included testing out a jet powered luge, the latest survival gadgets and breaking the Scalextric land speed record. Dallas presented BBC1 science series -Bang Goes the Theory - a Tomorrow's World type programme with a hands-on approach and encouraging everyone to join in at home and online.

His passion for popularising science and for investigating the weirder areas of life, the universe and everything, have taken Dallas from a background in theatre and film work into researching, writing and presenting authored documentaries for television.


Evening activites

  • Explore the parks: Disneyland® Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park

  • Shopping in the Disney Village® 

  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

  • Disney Illuminations Night Time Show

  • Gaumont Cinema

  • Evening meal experience at Planet Hollywood or Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon


Study themes

Programming & Coding

  • Concepts of coding & how they are implemented in the real world
  • Algorithms & data representation
  • Using computational thinking to solve a wide variety of problems

Cyber Security

  • Network security principals, protocols & standards
  • Encryption & ciphers
  • Security breaches & cyber-attacks, legal & ethical implications

 

ECommerce

  • Impact of Ecommerce on a business
  • Technologies used in setting up a secure ecommerce site
  • Impact of new & emerging technologies on the design of software applications

Educational resources

In order to help you prepare for the Computing LIVE! Event, you will receive supplementary information about how each speaker will link to the curriculum as well as a list of desired outcomes. This can be used to follow up with your students when you return.


Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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