On Sept 8, the digifest team and a bunch of devotees had an intimate community planning session on UCL campus. We had some fruitful discussions over coffee and biscuits, joined by some enthusiastic digifest newbies and a couple of veterans.
Some of the themes we were particularly focused on are online privacy and security, and there was a collective interest in having a panel discussing the issues in these topics. It’s also worthwhile for students to be aware of these issues as their online footprint and profiles can affect employability. Check out our digifest blog for posts regarding online privacy and digital footprint for a brief introduction to these topics.
Aside from that, we also had some great ideas from attendees, some of which we are already implementing in digifest, for example:
- Geocaching of UCL campus for a fun treasure hunt
- Using citizen science in technology or digital media
- Crypto party (it’s happening!)
- Using QR codes as a promotional material or in treasure hunts
- Using “awesome box” as a feedback mechanism
- Exhibiting student posters on Showcase Friday
- … and lots more!
We are hopeful for more exciting community discussions such as this, so you are welcome to join us!