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SITC 2022

    The SITC 2022 on the topic of IT Education in Switzerland will be held on March 10, 2022 in the Aula Magna of the University of Fribourg. The Swiss IT Congress (SITC), formerly known as the Swiss Digital Summit (SDS), is a yearly symposium organized by the Swiss […]

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Video Journal: SWISS DIGITAL SUMMIT 2020 – Part 2

The Swiss Digital Summit was created with the goal of informing the public of trends and new achievements in IT. Researchers from all over the world present their research in a language to be understood by the public in general, while keeping the scientific depth at the highest academic level. […]

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Save the date: SDS 2021

UPDATE: This event has been moved to November 4, 2021 under a new name: Swiss IT Congress. The Swiss Digital Summit (SDS) is a yearly symposium organized by the Swiss Informatics Society SI. The goal of the SDS is to inform about trends and recent achievements in Informatics research. It aims […]

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Record participation in the Swiss IT Biber Competition

Launched in Lithuania in 2003 by Prof. Valentina Dagienė of Vilnius University, the BEBRAS competition aims to get children and young people excited about computer science and promote computational thinking. Worldwide, nearly 3 million students from 54 countries participated in the competition in 2019. From the pool of tasks designed […]

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Fresh successes at the First Lego League

The two Chur teams “i-Girls” and “Fluffy” qualify for the final of the best teams from Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the regional championship of the First Lego League. The “i-Girls” and “Fluffy”, both teams sponsored by a cooperation of ETH Zurich and PH Graubünden, prevailed at the Chur regional […]

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Worlddidac Award 2020: Interview with Regula Lacher and Jacqueline Staub

For a short time now, the subject of computer science has been integrated into everyday school life. Teaching the informatics way of thinking as the task of this new school subject is the goal of the ETH Zurich Training and Advisory Center, ABZ. The focus of the lessons is on […]

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A Look into the Future

This article covers present issues around the ICT professions. Paradigms of the past are compared to those emerging at present and the road forward is described as one that involves letting go of former and well supported beliefs and embracing new while at the same time unsure developments in both […]

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Homo Informaticus or Informatics as Integral to Human Culture Since Ever

Why to teach computer science (informatics) as a mandatory subject in schools? Why is it not sufficient to limit computer science education to specialists developing the information technology? The short answers are: The computer scientist way of thinking is a natural part of human way of thinking, and it has […]