On Sunday May 7th 2017, Devoxx4kids – a major worldwide player for educational events – hosted an event at the Department of Innovative Technologies of SUPSI, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.

Organized by Ated ITC Ticino, the event was centered on the theme of “Play, Code & Make” and aimed to approach young students to new technologies that will have a deep educational impact on classroom experience in the next future, encouraging them to discover more about how to develop computer games, program robots as well as get introduced to electronics.

This event was attended by 80 young students, aged 8 to 13 years old, who had the opportunity to try out Acer’s CloudProfessor IoT training kit for the very first time in Europe.

Devoxx4Kids devised a tailor-made program working together with Acer:

  • 10-minute introduction to the CloudProfessor kit
  • 60 minutes for the kids to play with the CloudProfessor Kit
  • 15-minute robotic arm trial

Children were split into seven groups to allow them to join the workshops in a more focused way. At the end of the program, every student was awarded with a CloudProfessor badge.

The kids really enjoyed themselves and showed high interest and curiosity towards tech solutions such as coding, cloud technology and Internet of Things (IoT) throughout the day.

Feedbacks were very positive from the participating kids, both about the event overall and above all Acer CloudProfessor, considered really funny, interesting and intuitive by them. Here are some reviews from those young students:

  • It was really funny to assemble all the components and make them moving or turning on
  • I’ve felt like an expert, even I’m still a kid
  • I would like to find it in the shops

Mentors and parents were also impressed by what children were able to make by themselves – learning and coding with different coding languages included with CloudProfessor.

Here some photos from this great event:

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