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Computing Live! Educational Computer Science Event

           Monday 25th February 2019

Computing Live! is an immersive event designed to bring the curriculum to life and show your students the subject in action. Learners get the opportunity to come face to face with speakers from high profile organisations who provide relevant examples and case studies for exams. Our quality speakers are chosen based on their ability to meet the learning objectives of the Computing curriculums at KS4 and KS5, which your students can then take out into the Disneyland Parks and apply in a practical and fun way. The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.

Our educational conferences packages at Disneyland Paris are the best value you’ll find anywhere.

We include group travel insurance as part of our package and unlike other tour operators, we won’t charge any supplements for regional pick-ups when you travel by coach.

Also held on the same day will be Science Live!Business Live! and Maths Live! making this the ideal event to bring a mixed group of students from across the curriculum!

The Package
Travel Options
Places to Stay
What You Say
  • Speakers

    Geoff White - Technology Producer Channel 4

    Geoff White - Technology Producer Channel 4

    An award-winning television news journalist, Geoff White’s exclusives have covered everything from fraud in the internet dating industry to the shadowy world of Russian cybercrime gangs.  He is currently employed by Channel 4 News, with a focus on tech security, personal data, privacy and e-crime.

    His reports aim to create real-world change, and have been followed by arrests, regulatory investigations and legislative action.

    He is also the co-creator of The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone, a live, interactive phone hacking stage performance which shows how the global technology industry is harvesting the data leaking from your handset.

    For Channel 4 News he created the Data Baby project, a unique experiment which used a fictional online identity to expose how our personal data is being used – and abused – online.


    Ian Livingstone - Games workshop, Dungeons & Dragons

    Ian Livingstone - Games workshop, Dungeons & Dragons

    Ian is a leading pioneer of interactive entertainment and fiction, and one of the top players behind best selling games such as 'Tomb Raider' and 'Hitman'. Wired magazine ranked Ian the 16th most influential person in the UK's digital economy in their Wired 100 list for 2012.

    In 1992 Ian became Deputy Chairman of computer games company Domark.

    In 1995 he oversaw the merger and floatation of Domark with technology company Eidos and served as Executive Chairman of the Board of the new interactive entity Eidos plc until 2002. At Eidos - the UK's leading developer and publisher of video games - he was instrumental in securing many of the company's major franchises including Tomb Raider and Hitman.


    Clive Beale - Raspberry Pi

    Clive Beale - Raspberry Pi

    Clive Beale is the Director of Educational Development for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. A biologist by training, Clive spent several years at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew managing taxonomic databases. He moved to Wales in 2001, did a PGCE in ICT at Swansea University and took up his first teaching post at Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School, Neath. 

    In late 2011 he got to play with a beta version of the Raspberry Pi and immediately saw the educational potential, helping to write Computing at School's Raspberry Pi Education Manual. For the next year Clive worked with the Raspberry Pi Foundation in his spare time and in February 2013 he left teaching to work for them full-time. 

    Clive's main areas of interest are teaching computer science in primary school and learning through practical computing. He still teaches A-level Computing once a week.  


    Gemma Milne - Tech Innovation Strategist Ogilvy Lab

    Gemma Milne - Tech Innovation Strategist Ogilvy Lab

    Gemma Milne works as a Tech Innovation Strategist at international advertising and PR agency -  Ogilvy & Mather Group and is a self-professed ‘creative science-nerd’. She shares her insights into the future of technology and how companies can innovate to keep up with the latest trends and ways of working.

    She studied Maths at St Andrews University and has previously worked as a chef, an investment banker, a teacher and a door-to-door salesperson. Ogilvy & Mather Group is an international advertising company creating campaigns for Dove, American Express, BA and Philips, to name a few.

    As a member of Ogilvy’s innovation team, Gemma lives and breathes researching emerging trends and experimenting with the latest technologies. The varied breadth of her research means that Gemma is able to speak with passion and real life examples on a range of emerging technologies and how they could disrupt or complement existing business practices.


    Anne-Marie Imafidon - STEMettes

    Anne-Marie Imafidon - STEMettes

    Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon has always been interested in business, maths and technology.  Something of a child prodigy, she passed her maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten and A-level computing aged 11, and has won further accolades in her professional career including the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013, and the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015.  

    Passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM careers her programme has seen 7000 girls across the UK, Ireland and Europe attend Stemette experiences in 3 years.   Having worked in tech for some of largest UK banks including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers Anne-Marie has a wealth of experience and the passion to inspire the next STEM generation at Computing Live!


    Tom Nelson
    The Walt Disney Company

    Tom Nelson <br>The Walt Disney Company

    As Digital Commerce Manager for Disney Destinations, Tom is responsible for defining and executing digital strategy across e-commerce platforms to help guests book their holiday to Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris or onboard Disney Cruise Line. With over 10 years experience at digital agencies, Tom has delivered award-winning websites for a range of global brands, putting the customer at the heart of the experience. In 2015, Tom was recognised by Google, winning their award for inspirational digital marketers.


    Charlie McMurdie
    Cyber Security

    Charlie McMurdie <br> Cyber Security

    Charlie McMurdie started out her career with a degree in policing and psychology, putting this to good use, she has served for 32 years in the Metropolitan Police where she established and led a world class national cyber-crime capability and enforcement body for the UK. She is an acknowledged cyber-crime and security expert and internationally acclaimed authority and advisor on issues in relation to the Internet, computing fraud and security sectors.  

    Leading the cyber-crime policing response for the London 2012 Olympics, Charlie developed strategic skills, intelligence operations and a global security plan of the highest level, as she personally briefed ministers.  Charlie was previously the head of Fraud - cheque and plastic at Scotland yard, and has served within murder command, Flying Squad and covert ops giving her a breadth of experience of police operations.  A brilliant and insightful speaker, Charlie opens her audiences up to an unknown world.

  • The package

    The Package

    • Return travel by Coach, Eurostar or Air
    • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (additional nights available at a supplement)
    • Park Hopper Ticket
    • Attendance at the Computing Live! Conference
    • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
    • Group Leader’s conference pack
    • Group Travel Insurance
    • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
    • Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay


  • Travel Options
    • 2 Night Coach Travel Package

      Sunday 24 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019


      : Morning departure for Disneyland Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Monday: Computing Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Tuesday: Return coach travel.
    • 3 Night Coach Travel Package

      Sunday 24 February - Wednesday 27 February 2019


      Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Monday: Computing Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.
    • 3 Nights including Overnight Coach Travel Package

      Saturday 23 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019


      Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing
      Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Check in at your accommodation from 17h00. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
      Monday: Computing Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
      Tuesday: Return coach travel.
    • 2 Nights Eurostar Package

      Sunday 24 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019


      Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
      Monday: Computing Live! Free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
      Tuesday : Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
  • Places to stay
    • disney hotel

      Disney's Hotel Cheyenne®

      The authentic flavour of the Wild West is all around, in the best tradition of all your favourite classic Hollywood westerns. This on-site hotel offers easy access to the Disneyland ® Parks and Village and all guests benefit from extra magic hours giving you early access to the Parks before gates open to the public.

      Rooms are located in 14 frontier style buildings all named after characters from western folklore grouped around a main street with covered porches and wooden walkways. The western styling runs through into the bedrooms and the hotel restaurant, The Chuck Wagon Cafe.


    • disney hotel

      B&B Hotel Disneyland® Paris

      A very large hotel with 400 rooms, located in Marne La Vallee close to Disneyland Paris. It is a very modern hotel with nicely-decorated and comfortable rooms.

      Only a few minutes from Disneyland Paris, this large hotel is ideally situated for groups travelling to Disneyland, and is recommended by Disneyland Paris. A free shuttle stops in front of the hotel every 10-15 minutes to get to either the Disney® Parks or TGV / RER Chessy Marne La Vallée station, for Paris. Operates from 6am until 11:50pm.


  • What to stay

    Great speakers this year…good student workbook - really enjoyed the information related to Disneyland and the info graphics - can use these in the classroom.

    Aylesbury Grammar School


    Learners came away with ideas to discuss and were engaged by the issues raised.

    Birmingham Metropolitan College


    The speakers were excellent. The pupils really enjoyed the conference and it was very relevant to their learning.

    Bathgate Academy


    We definitely want to come back next year. Your trip represented better value for money than the rival company as the pupils had one more day in the park.

    Churchdown School Academy

Students will be provided with a workbook prior to the event which will include a programme of the event as well as background information about the speakers. The workbooks will include park challenges to complete and are a great research tool to be used in the classroom prior to travelling to help students to prepare questions for the Q&A sessions at the conference. As part of this experience, students have the opportunity to quiz speakers, which is always lively, and the presenters are invariably on the receiving end of some testing questions.

Meeting Your Learning Objectives:

Programming and Coding
• Concepts of coding and how they are implemented in the real world
• Algorithms and data representation
• Using computational thinking to solve a wide variety of problems

Cyber Security
• Network security principals, protocols and standards
• Encryption and ciphers
• Security breaches and cyber attacks, legal and ethical implications

• Impact of Ecommerce on a business
• Technologies used in setting up a secure ecommerce site
• Impact of new and emerging technologies on the design of software applications

Who Is This For?

The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5 students of Computing and Computer Science and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complimenting WJEC and SQA qualifications.  It is aimed at encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiration for how to progress further in the subject. 

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