Computers and mobile devices have become an integral part of private and professional lives. Every day, you might spend a significant time interacting with your computer and your smartphone, and they may know you better than anyone else. But how well do you know your them?
How computers really work: Outsmart your smartphone!
Computer science for policymakers
4-week face-to-face course | 13.00-15.00
4 - 25 November 2016 | WMO Building
In today's Internet-driven age, policymakers often need to decide on Internet-related matters. Whether it concerns e-commerce, privacy, ICT for development, or cybersecurity, it is important to understand how the digital world works in order to create better digital policies.
DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will offer a course on the fundamentals of computer science. This course will provide participants with in-depth practical understanding of the key concepts that enabled the development of computers and that are behind all the digital devices we use today (including smart phones and various connected devices). Such understanding can prove useful in developing digital policies and provides an excellent basis for deepening participants' general knowledge of computers and applications, or for specialising in a particular aspect of the digital ecosystem.
Throughout the course, you will:
No previous technical knowledge required, but if you can add, subtract and multiply that will come in handy. In the end, the course will allow you to get a sense of the basic concepts that are present in all the electronic devices surrounding you, ranging from your phone to your newly bought Tesla car.
The course will cover:
For applications and further information, please write an e-mail with a short motivation to Barbara Rosen Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The course fee is 400 CHF. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Note: this is a face-to-face course, with no possibilities for online participation.