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Follow-up: TechFest Bucharest 2018 (2018.09.20-24, Bucharest)

TechFest Bucharest 2018 took place between 20-24th September 2018 in Bucharest. There were 3 days of conferences, on 20-21st September and 24th September 2018, which took place at Palatul Universul. On 22-23rd September there was a technology exposition (XPO Tech), a hackathon (MegaHack), a gaming day, a junior coding club. A Science Club took place at the National Theatre Bucharest on 24th September.

Below, photos from the event, and my notes. Photos are from the first two days of the event and the hackathon / technology exposition.

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What’s my opinion on subject matter X? Do I form an opinions, or rely on external things to formulate an opinion?

If you ask me about SEO-related issues, I can tell you some personal opinions, based on similar situations. In SEO, things are simple – there is a bunch of knowledge (ever growing), which you can use for your own specific situations. It’s the same with mathematics – I can prove some things based on previous experiences.

But in life, things are more complicated. When you vote for candidate X, you might agree to his/her political platform, party or personal preference to that human being. Most of the times, it’s a mix of several reasons, and the decision is not always well motivated.

I want to talk today about making a decision when the decision to be taken has not a clear logic behind it.

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10,000 € awards for programmers expected at TechFest hackathon connected by Vodafone

  • 10,000 € total awards at Mega hackathon;
  • 6 topics announced for MegaHack.

Saturday, September 22, MegaHack competition will start within TechFest connected by Vodafone, the most complex technology festival, in which enrolled programmers can win prizes in total amount of 10,000 €. The winning team will receive 5,000 € and the ones on the following places will receive 3,000 € and 2,000 € respectively.

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5 new reasons to participate at TechFest TechFest connected by Vodafone: Expo with robots with emotions detectors and vintage PCs, Science Summit, gaming, concerts and new conferences

  • Pepper and Nao robots which detect primary human emotions, a modular home using robotic force, vintage computers alongside the newest exhibits at XPO Tech

  • Science Summit satellite event with top 10 renowned researchers and scientists in Romania

  • Gaming days & nights with over 400 players

  • Special moments with Vinyl, Rum, Tapas & Wine collective and Mr. Jurjak
  • Over 50 visions about digital and growth hacking shared through new conferences and discussion sessions

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Around 300 programmers are expected to enroll in the hackathon within TechFest connected by Vodafone

Bucharest 07.09.2018

  • Mega hackathon with assignments from Vodafone, BCR and other companies from various sectors for around 300 programmers;
  • Applications open for Venture Lab, targeting start-ups which can pitch their solutions to corporations and investors.

TechFest connected by Vodafone, the most complex technology festival, is inviting approximately 300 programmers to enlist here at MegaHack-Hackathon, a challenge launched by the event’s partners – Vodafone and BCR.

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NASA’s International Space App Challenge to take place in Romania for the third year in a row

Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi – September 3rd, 2018. Space Apps international hackathon organized by NASA will take place in Romania for the third time in a row. The challenge, organized by the local partner Digital Transformers – Innovation Studio, will take place between October 19 – 21, 2018, simultaneously in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara. The scope of the event is to pair NASA’s data with problem solvers across the globe, in a collaborative manner.

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“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

About this quote:

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

I like the quote a lot, it’s one of my favorites.

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Three riddles

Riddle 1: It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?

Riddle 2: How many pairs of animals did Moses have on the ark?

Riddle 3: You have 9 balls, equally big, equally heavy – except for one, which is a little heavier.

How would you identify the heavier ball if you could use a pair of balance scales only twice?

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TechFest connected by Vodafone brings on stage international players in the blockchain area and Artificial Intelligence

Bucharest, June 25th, 2018

  • One of the founders of mobile based entertainment, two high profile blockchain players, the head of the Department of Innovation of the Copenhagen Interactive Design Institute on the TechFest stage
  • Their presentations will be delivered between September 20-24, 2018, when TechFest was rescheduled.

TechFest connected by Vodafone, the most complex technology festival, to be held between September 20-24, in Bucharest, will feature several stages that will welcome more than 50 local and international guests. These include first-line players on the blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and start-ups areas.

The Bucharest edition of TechFest, initially announced for June 27-July 2, was rescheduled for the autumn to integrate new activities for the targeted communities. The structure of the announced events remains the same.

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