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- Leading industry professional speakers
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- Build confidence & experience
- Student workbook
- Certificate of attendance
- Fun at Disneyland® Paris
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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!
Monday 2nd March 2020 - last few group places remaining
Monday 1st March 2021 - pre-register your interest now!
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 at KS5. 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.
Price Shown includes
- Return travel by executive coach
- 2 nights' B&B accommodation
- 1 day Hopper Park ticket
- Entrance to the Computing Live! student event
- Curriculum-linked workbook for students
- Group Leader’s conference pack
- Extensive group travel insurance
- Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay
- 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points.
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
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 Lucca is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Bossa Studios, has a multi-million dollar computer games business with 90 staff and is in the top 1% of UK start-ups when measured by annual sales. Bossa Studios develop games across PC, mobile, iPad, PlayStation, Xbox and VR. In May 2018 they launched their pioneering game MMO Worlds Adrift, a community developed game which has been featured by Reuters, Forbes, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Techcrunch, Bloomberg, Kotaku, and dozens of gaming press.
Tech advocate, computer scientist and MBA graduate, Roberta previously spent time within product innovation for Globe TV, the world's second largest commercial broadcaster, and Vertu/Nokia.
Roberta's latest venture, BOLDR, brings to mobile platform a virtual career/personal coach that is part Artificial Intelligence, part game. In presentations she shows how BOLDR uses evidence based neuroscience and coaching techniques to make the coach-bot engaging, credible and effective.
Roberta additionally spends her time helping to foster start-ups and advising young entrepreneurs on how to shape the future with technology. She recently started a YouTube channel called Beta Lucca to widen her support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Her drive to spearhead original products, concepts and consumer engagement campaigns is both contagious and inspiring, seeing her voted into the Top 35 Women under 35 by Management Today and one of the Top 30 Women in Games.
In addition to Al, games, the future of marketing and consumer engagement, 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.
Package options & sample itineraries
3 night overnight coach package - includes 2 day park ticket
Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing
Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Return coach travel.
3 night coach package - includes 2 day park ticket
Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.
2 night Eurostar package - includes 2 day park ticket
Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
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
Evening meal experience at Planet Hollywood or Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon
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
• Network security principals, protocols & standards
• Encryption & ciphers
• Security breaches & cyber-attacks, legal & ethical implications
• 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
Suitable for Key Stage 5, meeting exam board specifications for AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, WJEC and SQA.
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.
Places to stay
This Western-themed hotel is modern, pleasantly decorated and fairly spacious with a prairie style decor. Catering mainly for school groups visiting Disney offering a good standard of accommodation.
Located on the outskirts of Paris. The nearest train station is Gare de Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy station - 20 minute walking distance. Only a 15 minute walk from Disneyland® Paris or a regular free 5 minute shuttle bus service.
B&B Hotel Paris Disneyland
A very large hotel with 400 rooms, located in Marne La Vallée close to Paris Disneyland. It is a very modern, designer-style hotel with nicely-decorated and comfortable rooms.
Only a few minutes from Disneyland Paris, this large hotel is ideally situated for groups travelling to Disneyland, and is recommended by Disneyland Paris. A free shuttle stops in front of the hotel every 10-15 minutes to get to either the Disney® Parks or TGV / RER Chessy Marne La Vallée station, for Paris, operating from 6.00am until 11:50pm.