THE SIXTH "KNOWLEDGE FACTORY" OPENED: Greatest regional educative IT manifestation gathered 3.000 students (PHOTO)
In addition to always represented IT content, "Knowledge Factory 2016" in Podgorica celebrated a big anniversary - 160 years since the birth of the world's most famous giant of science, Nikola Tesla
At the University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, sixth regional IT event "Knowledge Factory" officially opened today.
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The event "Knowledge Factory" at the University of Donja Gorica was officially opened by the Minister of Science in the Government of Montenegro, prof. dr. Sanja Vlahovic.
- It is a great pleasure to be this year in this place and with some new programs and ideas to open another "Knowledge Factory". Part of the festival "Days of Science", which, in the best way possible, brings to children and young people new technologies and what they can do in their life and how significant they are. My dear young people and new generations that are coming, we are fully aware that your ideas will lead this system and the state in the future. We are fully aware that to make your ideas come to the fore, we are the ones in this time we have to support you. Because, as you know, many scientists confirm, science today is a technology of the future. I hope that the "Knowledge Factory" will allow your ideas and creativity come to the fore. To find the courage within you to put their ideas into reality, because today we live the vision of those who were sufficiently brave to out their ideas into work. Let your ideas lead your way to the future. Let your vision be your the guiding principle, and do not worry about obstacles. I want to live in the future that you will create and therefore we give you another "Knowledge Factory" - said Sanja Vlahovic.
Addressing the audience at the opening, President of Comtrade, Veselin Jevrosimovic, said that "Knowledge Factory" was founded with the idea that knowledge is the main driving force behind the development of the entire region.
- As it is already known, the Knowledge Factory is the largest regional IT educational events, and this year's gathering we will mark a significant anniversary - 160 years since the birth of world famous scientist Nikola Tesla. Tesla's legacy is in many ways still topical. And it is no accident that this year's exhibition in the framework of the Knowledge Factory has the name "Nikola Tesla - the man of the future". The world is still waiting for new visionaries, and with it, all indicators show that global demand for IT professionals continues to grow. Therefore, the Knowledge Factory looking to the future. But, as President of Comtrade company that operates throughout the world, I know that it is no matter where it comes from, but where you are striving for. With talent, education and superior dedication, Comtrade's experts have developed a revolutionary myRyanair and travel booking platform that opens a new chapter in the global airline industry. The US software company Citrix uses our SCOM monitoring technology and entrusted to us and to improve the management of huge data storage system at CERN. And all these successes we have achieved thanks to IT professionals who had the beginnings similar to yours. And the best advice that you can eventually give to you, is to start thinking about your future projects - today - said on this occasion Veselin Jevrosimovic.
On behalf of the host of the event, the University of Donja Gorica, the rector prof. dr. Veselin Vukotic addressed the participants of the "Knowledge Factory".
- I have the impression that this year's the Factory setting is even better and more receptive to young people, and that interest is growing. Knowledge that was not raised from the heart is the knowledge without the soul, knowledge without character, often destructive knowledge. Remember, each of us is living our authentic life only if his heart, his passion runs his mind. Therefore, marvel at all the achievements that you will see and about which you will hear. UDG is just one focus of the flaming imagination. The awakening of creativity and investment in character development of our students, the development of their personality - this is the vision of the development of the University. We are trying not to be a classic reprint of the University, the universities of the industrial age. As the difficulties and obstacles on the way to this new vision become bigger, so are our successes when you beat them. And nothing develops character, and individuals and institutions, as well as the courage to conquer new, despite the obstacles and difficulties that inevitably stand in the way. With my gratitude to Minister Vlahovic and Mr. Jevrosimovic, my message to everyone is: Seize Your Future, as Tesla caught lightning and thunder - said prof. dr. Veselin Vukotic.
Since the beginning of the project in 2009 until today, over 17,000 young people passed through "Knowledge Factory".
"Knowledge Factory 2016" will focus on various themes in the field of IT, with an emphasis on creative and educational activities. Participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the skills programming technique of making Android applications, new professions and internet terms like "online monetization" and "Internet of things".
The theme of this year's exhibition in the "Knowledge Factory" is "Nikola Tesla-man of the future". The anniversary of the birth of the man many said that "invented the 20th century" is also an opportunity to send a message to young people that have talent, education, persistence and courage backbone of success not only in science but also in everyday life. Visitors of the exhibition, which is organized with the support and guarantee of the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Museum, introduced to the Tesla's most important inventions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as their present-day use. The aim of the exhibition is that the students of primary and secondary schools in a meaningful way point to the universality of Tesla's ideas and patents which are still unsurpassed. The exhibition will present early models of engines and transformers from the collection of the Museum of Nikola Tesla, as well as illustrations of contemporary objects, machines and technologies that include inventions of this great scientist.
Virtual reality project "Experience Tesla" was presented as additional content within the exhibition. The creator of the project is the company Digital Mind, while the implementation of support the agency Direct Media. Thanks to the latest technologies and innovative work of the Serbian team, visitors will get a unique chance to "see" with Tesla hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls, the laboratory in Colorado Springs, but also the room of the hotel "New Yorker" in which the famous scientist spent his last days.
This year's "Knowledge Factory" focuses on the encouragement of innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit among young people. In accordance with this aim, the company Comtrade and "Knowledge Factory 2016" announced a competition for the best a viable business idea - "Right Click 2016". Results of the competition were announced today, and the first-ranked participant student is Ivan Vukicevic, who created a Web portal for social engagement teams in solving a particular social problem. As a reward he received a diploma for the best idea contest "Right Click 2016" and Tesla television set.
Other selected solutions have a chance to be realized in practice. Ideas and solutions were sent which will to the competition which should contribute to the implementation of the quality of life in the local community. Examples of such solutions are SMS and Web services, portals, social networks or applications for mobile phones. In this way, the event "Knowledge Factory" and company Comtrade want to support young talents, but also the development of local community with the use of modern technologies.
For more information about the project "Knowledge Factory", visit the official website www.fabrikaznanja.com.
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