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Workshop schedule available

The schedule for the CS4HS@Unitec 2014 workshop is now available on the website.

Speaker info: Chris Hails from Netsafe

Chris Hails from Netsafe will be running a session, "Staying Safe and Secure Online", at CS4HS@Unitec.

Chris Hails has worked for NetSafe since 2009 and specialises in computer security issues dealing with anything from cloned corporate websites to hacked Facebook accounts. After originally training and working as a journalist in the UK he spent many years working as a project manager and has run New Zealand's national cyber security awareness programme.

Session info: Staying Safe and Secure Online

Information has been added about the session on "Staying Safe and Secure Online", facilitated by Chris Hails from Netsafe:

NetSafe staff handle over 700 incidents each month from people around New Zealand who are dealing with a variety of digital challenges. On average, more than $500,000 is reported lost each month to romance, investment and online trading scams and as a result of poor computer security. Learn how to protect yourself from common cyber threats.

Speaker Info: Chris Clay from The Mindlab by Unitec

Chris Clay, the Educational Director at The Mindlab, who will be facilitating a session at CS4HS@Unitec 2014.

Whether its social media, robotics or integrating coding into biology, Chris has always been finding new ways that technology can transform the teaching and learning of science. This led to him being awarded 1st place in Microsoft's Global Innovative Educator Awards in 2011 and subsequently saw him work with organisations including The Smithsonian Institute and Principals Australia. Since 2011, Chris has also featured as a speaker at a growing number of conferences where he has addressed international audiences of educators, scientists and most recently the global community through his TEDx talk on bringing discovery back into Science Education.

Now the Education Director at The Mind Lab in Auckland, Chris works alongside a team of educators who are transforming science and technology education by creating experiences where science, design, engineering and art are fused together in the same way they are in real life. However, this fusion involves robotics, 3D printing, coding, animation, film, augmented reality and anything else that will make creations more awesome!

Session info:: The Mindlab

Information about the session on The Mindlab, facilitated by Chris Clay, has been added

At The Mind Lab, delegates will get a tour of one of New Zealand's most innovative learning establishments. The time spent at The Mind Lab will be dominated by a fun and active robotics session alongside some discussion around the place for robotics across the curriculum. This session will be hosted by Chris Clay, Minlab's Education Director, and his team.

Hossein Sarrafzadeh, a speaker at CS4HS@Unitec

Information about Hossein Sarrafzadeh, the Head of the Department of Computing at Unitec, who will be facilitating a sessions at CS4HS@Unitec 2014, is available on the website.

Info added about the session on the impact of emerging technologies and the applications of computational intelligence on education

Information about the session on the impact of emerging technologies and the applications of computational intelligence on education has been added to the sessions page,

Hinne Hettema, a speaker at CS4HS@Unitec

Information about Hinne Hettema, who will be facilitating two sessions at CS4HS@Unitec 2014, is available on the website.

Updated information about Chris Chitty, another speaker for CS4HS@Unitec

Biographical information about Chris Chitty is available on the website.

Info added about human/robot interaction session

Information about the session on Human/Robot Interaction has been added to the sessions page,

Info added about open source robotics session

Information about the session on Open Source Robotics has been added to the sessions page,

Another speaker for CS4HS@Unitec

Information about Chandimal Jayawardena, who will be facilitating a session at CS4HS@Unitec 2014, is available on the website.

Registrations have closed

Registrations for CS4HS@Unitec 2014 have closed. If there are any cancellations, then we'll let you know via the CS4HS@Unitec 2014 website and this news feed.

Speaker information becoming available

Information about the people speaking and presenting at CS4HS@Unitec 2014 is being added to the "People" page.

Session information becoming available

Information about the sessions running at CS4HS@Unitec 2014 is being added to the "Sessions" page.

Last few places going fast - register now!

The last few places are going fast! Register now!

If you know anyone who's considering registering, please tell them to register for CS4HS` before they miss out entirely.

The Cyber Security Competition 2015

You may have students interested in the Cyber Security Competition 2015. Prizes include full tuition fee scholarships to study IT at Unitec Institute of Technology, tablets and iPads.

This competition is an opportunity for your students to try out their skills at protecting businness, government and individuals from cyber crime and other IT security issues. All year 11 - 13 secondary school students are eligible to enter.

The Cyber Security Compeition 2015 website has more information and instructions for registering interest: http://cybersecuritycompetition.unitec.ac.nz/.

Registration is now open for CS4HS@Unitec 2014

Be one of only 50 people to attend CS4HS@Unitec 2014: register now!

Website moved to http://cs4hs.unitec.ac.nz/

The CS4HS@Unitec website has been moved:

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In general, information about the next (or most recent) CS4HS@Unitec workshop will be at http://cs4hs.unitec.ac.nz/.

Redirects have been setup from old pages to new pages.

Mobile App Competition for Girls

You may have students interested in the Mobile App Competition for Girls. Prizes include full 3 year tuition scholarships to study computing and IT at Unitec Institute of Technology - and they get to create their own Android app using App Inventor 2.

The aim is to introduce high school girls to the problem-solving skills that are at the core of computer science.

Information for your students is available:

Workshop dates added

The CS4HS@Unitec 2014 workshop will be held over two days: Thursday 6 November 2014 and Friday 7 November 2014. Information has been added to the home page.

Links to the Wellington and Christchurch CS4HS workshops added

CS4HS@Unitec 2014 is one of three independant CS4HS workshops that will be running in 2014. While the organisers of the three events will be working together to coordinate, the events will essentially be independent and covering different areas, so it's fine to apply to go to more than one (if you have the time!).

Links to the Wellington and Christchurch CS4HS workshops are now available from the CS4HS@Unitec 2014 website.

CS4HS@Unitec 2014 website launched

The CS4HS@Unitec 2014 website is now available.