Codebits, in Lisbon from 10 to 12 April, promises the elite of the tech world three non-stop days of technical talks, workshops and competitions. Now in its seventh edition, Codebits, organised by global leader in converged telecoms and technology Portugal Telecom, brings 900 geeks together for three days of talks, workshops, programming, hardware building, and demonstrations and much more besides.
Sometimes described as a three-day ‘hackathon’, Codebits is a melting pot of tech-related activity covering hardware demos, 3D printing, arduinos, robots, technology, creativity, innovation, teamwork, knowledge sharing, networking and a host of other geeky fun.
For this edition were selected 900 participants from a total of 1,200 subscriptions. Of several hundred proposals for lectures and workshops submitted to the organization of SAPO Codebits will be a total of 51 lectures and 25 workshops, conducted by distinct and reputable personalities from different countries.
The event takes place inside the 3,000m2 Tejo Room at the Meo Arena in Lisbon Portugal. A full conference programme will cover a wide ranging group of technical and business-related subjects as well as some more exotic territory, from Pedro Gustavo Torres on Pair Programming and Tiago Henriques on Secure Coding, Gamification and Automation For the Win, to An anarchist's guide to software development, by João Neves and Letting Go, or why you should meditate daily, by Miguel Ping. Enough mind-blowing, cutting edge practical and informative input to keep the developer community engaged for another 12 months.
SAPO Codebits has a strong connection with the academy and scientific communities through SAPO Labs. SAPO Labs is a creative environment where university and industry join forces to create new technologies, services, products and trends in an experimental context. With formal relationships with several research institutes, Portuguese and international universities, the SAPO Labs has encouraged several initiatives in recent years.
Portugal Telecom has transformed its business model through investment in technology and innovation, thus increasing the relevance of the services it offers as well as the predictability of the business. The company is a major player in data centre and cloud services in Portugal, Europe and the wider world seeking to transform Portugal into a major hub for exporting data storage capacity for companies and technology services worldwide.
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