More than 360 students meet today Thursday, May 16, and tomorrow, Friday, May 17, at the Technology Park of Fuerteventura to participate in the III Conference on Computer Science.
During the conference, students will present works they have done on programming in different platforms and programming languages. The students will also receive training in areas of videogame programming and cybersecurity.
The activity is organized by the Classroom 3i, Intelligent Innovation Child Classroom, developed by the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, in collaboration with the Technology Park of Fuerteventura, and whose main objectives are to disseminate and promote innovation in its broadest concept among children and the youth of the Island in collaboration with the educational centers, and promote STEAM vocations, which allow an advance towards the knowledge society.
Computational thinking is a problem solving process that, among other characteristics: Fosters creativity and the development of ideas; increases the ability to analyze and solve complex problems; facilitates the organization of commands and data in a logical and structured way; promotes the efficiency and effectiveness of solutions and the use of resources; power the logical-mathematical capacity and the reasoning; provides greater attention capacity and autonomy; and it supposes a motivational opportunity for the discovery of new concepts.
The III Conference on Computer Science will be held in the morning, from 09.00 to 13.00 hours for schoolchildren and in the afternoon, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, for the general public, especially families and teachers. The Days also count on the collaboration of the Fuerteventura program since childhood and the Teacher Training Centers of Fuerteventura.
The final of the Cybersecurity Pilot Contest, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge of the Government of the Canary Islands, will also be held within the framework of the CODECAN program of the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Society of the Information.
The aim of the Pilot-Contest is to encourage and stimulate talent in the field of cybersecurity among minors of Secondary Education Institutes of the Canary Islands, a quality that is very much in demand by the business sector. Posed in CTF format (catch the flag, in its acronym in English).
The Competition is structured in 7 tests, in which the participants had to experience the security of the systems, confronting security researchers’ abilities on the equipment provided by the organization, in order to violate them and get remote access to them. Starting as non-privileged users, they had to become administrators of the system, a term known as “escalation of privileges”.
In this first pilot project, 8 teams composed of schoolchildren from the IES Puerto del Rosario centers, CIFP Majada Marcial, CEO Puerto Cabras, IES Vigán and IES Santo Tomás de Aquino participated. After 6 months of competition, the two teams that have qualified for the final next Thursday are IES Puerto del Rosario and IES Vigán.