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Anna-Katharina Behrenbeck

Gründungsberatung Digitalisierung

+49 441 798-4959  (F&P


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Sascha Köpken

Gründungsberatung Region Nordwest und Niederlande

+49 441 798-4948  (F&P


Let‘s start digital - Start your own project with microcomputers without prior IT knowledge

"Let’s start digital" is a new event series exploring the various aspects of digitalization and the possibilities to create your own project. This semester, the series will take place from 09.06.2022 - 30.06.2022 with a focus on microcomputers and is explicitly aimed at all students without a computer science background. By participating in all events you can aquire a certificate.

Microcomputers are small computers, usually the size of a finger or a credit card, equipped with (micro-)USB ports, microSD card slots and sometimes even graphics ports. They require little energy, are versatile and therefore particularly popular with hobbyists and prototypers.

Today, microcomputers are one of the drivers of digitization. The diverse possibilities and the good accessibility facilitates the start of own projects even among non-computer scientists. The series is aimed specifically at all students from the non-informatics area who are interested in taking a closer look at this aspect of digitalization and gaining initial experience with the use of microcomputers.

The series includes four events. Two (hybrid) Trend-Talks, in which experts provide insights into the possibilities of micro-computers in both research and practice. As well as two full-day workshops, in which you are actively gaining your own experience with programming Arduinos and prototyping. The workshops also include free catering including lunch, snacks, drinks and a food packet for the travelers‘ trip back.

All participants who attend at least three of all four events of the series will receive a certificate of participation at the end.


09.06.22

Trend Talk: As big as a credit card but far more flexible – How miniaturisation and connectivity are driving digitalization

16-18h

online and Oldenburg

16.06.22

Entrepreneurship Trend Talk: How micro boards enable intelligent problem solutions and what technical possibilities they create

16-18h

online and Oldenburg

 

23.06.22

Arduino Workshop: Learn how to work with Arduino – build your own game, parking assistant and plant station in one day

11:30-18h

Oldenburg

30.06.22

Workshop Prototyping and MVP: Learn the lean prototyping method for the development of user-centred products

For the development of (digital) products, it is essential to incor­porate feedback from potential customers and users at an early stage in order to learn how to meet their wishes and requi­rements. How can I apply the method of the Lean Startup Motto „Build-Measure-Learn“ to my project and create my first prototype/MVP? And what do I need to pay attention to in the process?

11:30-18h

Oldenburg


Register here to participate

Location

09 and 16 June:

online livestream or face-to-face in the kreativ:LABOR, Bahnhofstraße 11, 26122 Oldenburg

23 and 30 June:

kreativ:LABOR, Bahnhofstraße 11, 26122 Oldenburg

Target Group

Students from Oldenburg and Groningen

  • no prior IT-skills required
  • no project idea required

Costs

free - The series of events is hosted as part of the EXIST Potentiale project at the University of Oldenburg and is therefore free of charge.

(but) - for the workshops on 23 and 30 June:

  • you need to be in Oldenburg. If you are from Groningen, you can take the train at 9:17h and be there in time. The trip takes about 2 hours and the event location is only a few steps away from the train station. The trip (both ways) costs between 11,20 € when you travel with a group of five and 30,00 € if you travel alone. Of course, we will help you connect to other participants so that your costs will be as low as possible. Unfortunately, we are not able to compensate your travel costs.
  • there will be free catering for the workshops on 23 and 30 June. The catering includes lunch, snacks, drinks and a food packet for the travelers‘ trip back.

FAQ

Will I get a certificate for participation?

Yes, you will get a certificate if you attended at least three of the four events.

Do I have to be in Oldenburg to participate?

Yes and no.
For the talks on 9 and 16 June, you can also join us online via our livestream.
For the workshops on 23 and 30 June, you need to be in Oldenburg because you will experiment a lot on your own and need access to all the physical materials we provide you with.

Are there any costs for participating in the event series?

No. The series is part of the EXIST Potential Project of the University of Oldenburg and is therefore free of charge. Additionally, we also offer catering for the two full-day workshops.

However, if you are participating from Groningen, the travel costs to Oldenburg for the two face-to-face events can not be compensated. The travel takes approximatly 2 hours and the event location is only a few steps away from the train station. The travel (there and back) costs between 11,20€ when you travel with a group of five and 30,00€ if you travel alone. Of course, we will help you connect to other participants so that your costs will be as low as possible.

I already know that I cannot participate in one event. Can I still register and receive a certificate?

Yes. Simply register for the events you can attend, and you will receive a certificate when you attend at least three events.

Is it possible to register for only one event of the series?

Yes. Although we planned the series to build up on each event, it is also possible to register for only one course. However, we give preferred access to those who apply for the whole series, as there is a maximum of 30 participants per event.

Will the series be held in English?

Yes.

What are the current COVID guidelines for the events?

The currently valid guidelines of the state of Lower Saxony apply to the event series.

We ask all participants to wear an FFP2 mask and will provide FFP2 masks if needed.

If you feel ill, it is better to stay at home and contact us briefly.

I have a question I cannot find an answer to.
Don‘t worry, simply contact us at
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(Stand: 24.06.2022)