EIT Digital Master students engaged in IoT Crafting with Swedish ICT at the Internet Days

Image credit: www.internetdagarna.se

Image credit: www.internetdagarna.se

The Internet Days is one of Sweden’s most important meeting places for people who shape the internet today and in the future. On November 23-24, 2015, the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre will be filled with thought leaders, start-ups, researchers and ICT professionals that want to be inspired, learn, and network.

The Internet Days are organized by The Internet Foundation in Sweden, IIS, an independent organization that is responsible for .se, the internet’s Swedish top-level domain, and promotes the positive development of the internet in Sweden. A new section will be hosted by Swedish ICT on IoT Crafting with eight different “hack” workshops. EIT Digital Master students’ team Inicio and KTH professor Mark Smith will be involved in the Education part, organising a Makerspace worskhop where participants create IoT-related designs that could improve citizens digital inclusion and empowerment.

Link to more information on the ioT Crafting workshops in Swedish: www.swedishict.se/events/swedish-ict-pa-internetdagarna

About Sweden's Internet days general programme

During two days 16 events are held simultaneously across industrial borders and areas of interest. Most events are held in Swedish but these will be held in English: Hardwiring Freedom, Faster than Lightning and Nordic Domain Days.

Key note speakers are:

Ethan Zuckerman, American media scholar, blogger, and internet activist. He is the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media and the author most recently of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection, which won the Zócalo Book Prize.

Nnenna Nwakanma, Africa Regional Coordinator for The World Wide Web Foundation. Her work has a particular focus on the Alliance for Affordable Internet project and the Web We Want campaign for human rights on and through the web.

Kathryn Parsons, founder of the digital education company Decoded and was named in Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women under 30 In Tech. The mission of Decided is to spread Digital Enlightenment through an understanding of the world of code, data and the technologies behind the screen.

More information is available on www.internetdagarna.se/english

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