Computing LIVE! at Disneyland® Paris Student Conference Event

Event Dates:

Monday 2nd March 2020  - last few places remaining

Monday 1st March 2021  - book early and save £20pp

 

Computing LIVE! is a fantastic opportunity to bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students future careers.

Our quality speakers are chosen based on their ability to meet the learning objectives of the Computing curriculums at KS4 and KS5. Your students can then take out their new found knowledge into the Disneyland® Paris Parks and apply in a practical and fun way. 

The expert and live speaker presentations give your learners the opportunity to access people from high profile organisations who provide relevant examples and case studies for exams. Through their real-life experiences our speakers will give students the chance to hear how fundamental principles and concepts of computer science are applied in the real world to offer real solutions to everyday problems, as well as understanding the different directions a career in computing could take. 

There will also be the opportunity for students to ask questions of the industry practitioners and learn about careers associated with the subject during the interactive question and answer sessions.

 

Prices start from£249pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return coach travel *
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at Chateau de Grande Romaine**
  • 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
  • Support from our Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay

* Eurostar and flight options available

** On-site Disney hotels and additional nights also.  Speak to a Tour Consultant to discuss the best travel and accommodation options for your group.

 


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. 

Study Themes

Programming & 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

E-Commerce

  • 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

The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.



Event Overview & Speakers:

Rik Ferguson, Cyber Security Expert

Rik Ferguson is the Director of Security Research & Communications at Trend Micro, he is a leading expert in information security and one of the leading figures in online threats and the underground economy. Rik is also a Special Advisor to Europol EC3, a project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), and Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.

Prior to assuming his role at Trend Micro, he served as Security Infrastructure Specialist at EDS where he led the security design work for government projects related to justice and law enforcement and as Senior Product Engineer at McAfee focused on network security, intrusion prevention, encryption and content filtering.

Rik addresses the challenges emerging technology and online crime poses to the average user and to high security firms. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise, making vital safety information accessible to a wider audience. 

Frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world, Rik’s work gathers a high profile across the globe. He writes the Countermeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro, he also writes regular columns for CIO, ZDNet, T3 and several other European publications. In this position, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy.

As a leading figure in the impact of security on consumers in the enterprise, Rik’s vast work history makes him appropriate to educate and enlighten an audience in online security. He is also a frequent presenter at global industry events such as the Mobile World Congress, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik is well-versed in presenting to a large audience.

Rik holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.

Tom Nelson, The Walt Disney Company

As Digital Commerce Manager for Disney Destinations, Tom is responsible for defining and executing digital strategy across e-commerce platforms as well as the design, development and ongoing maintenance of the Walt Disney World e-commerce website. Online business saw a quantifiable improvement post-launch, with a significant increase in booking conversion rates and visitor time-on-site. He hand coded the HTML5, CSS and jQuery based user interface, and the VB and SQL back-end, seamlessly integrating third-party technology for flights, accommodation and payment solutions.

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.

Roberta Lucca, Serial Entrepreneur

Roberta Lucca is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Bossa Studios, has a multi-million dollar computer games business with 90 staff and is in the top 1% of UK start-ups when measured by annual sales. Bossa Studios develop games across PC, mobile, iPad, PlayStation, Xbox and VR. In May 2018 they launched their pioneering game MMO Worlds Adrift, a community developed game which has been featured by Reuters, Forbes, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Techcrunch, Bloomberg, Kotaku, and dozens of gaming press.

Tech advocate, computer scientist and MBA graduate, Roberta previously spent time within product innovation for Globe TV, the world's second largest commercial broadcaster, and Vertu/Nokia.

Roberta's latest venture, BOLDR, brings to mobile platform a virtual career/personal coach that is part Artificial Intelligence, part game. In presentations she shows how BOLDR uses evidence based neuroscience and coaching techniques to make the coach-bot engaging, credible and effective.

Roberta additionally spends her time helping to foster start-ups and advising young entrepreneurs on how to shape the future with technology. She recently started a YouTube channel called Beta Lucca to widen her support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Her drive to spearhead original products, concepts and consumer engagement campaigns is both contagious and inspiring, seeing her voted into the Top 35 Women under 35 by Management Today and one of the Top 30 Women in Games.

In addition to Al, games, the future of marketing and consumer engagement, Roberta talks about her experience as a founder and leader who has both succeeded and failed; and how to engage and inspire a millennial workforce.

Q&A Session

Our lively and interactive question and answer session gives the students control to ask the questions they want answers to.  All the speakers take to the stage to answer questions to provide different perspectives and to offer invaluable career advice from their own experience.

LIVE! Events Team

Our LIVE! Events Team provide expert on-site support throughout your stay to make your trip as easy and memorable as possible: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Workbook and Park Challenges

Our complementary workbooks are designed to be used as your group enjoy the Disney® Parks.  The workbooks contain park challenges which encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort from their subject perspective. These park challenges provide opportunity for problem solving, decision making as well as working together so that your students get the maximum from the their time at Disneyland® Paris.

Remel London, Facilitator of the event

Remel London is an award winning TV & Radio presenter and online video blogger.

As a blogger, Remel and has gained over 13,000 followers on twitter, as well as over 3 million views combined across several YouTube channels. A confident and experienced corporate host, Remel has hosted numerous events including, The MOBO awards nominations launch, the Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and the 2018 Rocking Ur Teens Girls Conference.

Remel London is very passionate about her local community and is the founder of the Showcase and Networking event The RateMePlz Live Show created to support emerging talent across the country.

In 2015 Remel London was chosen to be an official ambassador of the Rocking Ur Teens National Youth Organisation and aspires to influence young women in the UK.


Package Options

2 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Tuesday

1 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Return coach travel.

3 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Wednesday

Sunday - Wednesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & 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 Overnight Coach Travel Package
Saturday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing 
Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 
Tuesday: Return coach travel

2 Night Eurostar Travel Package Sunday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: Live! Student Conference & 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.


 


Expert's comment

"I had a really great day talking to a crowd of hundreds of motivated guys & gals at Computing Live.  Thanks for having me, not only is the future safe, it looks wonderfully diverse from the stage too!"

Rik Ferguson



What You Say

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