Information Technology has fundamentally changed most aspects of our lives and will continue to do so at an ever-increasing pace. As most people use this technology without even understanding its most basic concepts, our information society faces a new problem: digital illiteracy. How do computers process information? What is the difference between the Internet and the Web? And how can I protect myself online?
During this weekend, you will learn about the functioning of hardware and software, the inner workings of the Internet and the Web, and the safeguarding of information through cryptography. We will also cover newer technologies like machine learning and blockchains.
Language: The seminar will be in English.
-Kaspar Etter, Master of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, former scholar of the Swiss Study Foundation
Coordination: Barbara Dankwa
Administration: Samira Landolt
Preparation: Though not mandatory, skimming through the lecture slides in advance is highly recommended. You will also need to install a few tools on your laptop before the seminar.
Number of Participants: 20