Computing LIVE! Student Conference Event at Disneyland® Paris
Event Date: Monday 1st March 2021
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.
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.
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
- 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
The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.
Event Overview & 2020 Speakers:
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 is a founder of the BAFTA-winning Bossa Studios, a London-based games developer & publisher renowned for their iconic, viral and category-defining games created with influencers, and played by millions of people worldwide.
In the last 9 years, Roberta and her team have grown Bossa from a blank canvas into a multi-million-dollar business with critically-acclaimed games hits such as Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread. The company is now backed by Atomico (one of the largest VC funds in Europe, set up by Skype's founder Niklas Zennström), London Venture Partners and Makers Fund.
Having both succeeded and failed in key areas of starting and growing multiple businesses; raising millions in investment; launching products and leading teams, Roberta loves sharing her lessons learned as a speaker, mentor and creator on her own YouTube channel, called Beta Lucca.
Roberta is a computer scientist, holds an MBA and has worked in product innovation within large companies including Globo TV, the world’s second largest commercial broadcaster, and Vertu/Nokia.
Roberta was listed in Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech and in London's Most Influential in Creative Arts by the Evening Standard. She was also voted as one of the Top 35 Women under 35 by Management Today, Top 30 Women in Games, and was everywoman’s Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Roberta’s typical speaking assignments cover leadership and performance, AI, the Future of Tech, the Future of Games and Creativity, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset. 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.
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.
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.
Dallas Campbell - Facilitator
Actor, writer and presenter of the Gadget Show and Bang Goes the Theory, Dallas Campbell is keen to popularise science making him the perfect host for our LIVE! events.
Dallas Campbell's curiosity and original mind have led him to become one of television's freshest and funniest talents. In 2008 he joined The Gadget Show team on Five where his exploits included testing out a jet powered luge, the latest survival gadgets and breaking the Scalextric land speed record. Dallas presented BBC1 science series -Bang Goes the Theory - a Tomorrow's World type programme with a hands-on approach and encouraging everyone to join in at home and online.
His passion for popularising science and for investigating the weirder areas of life, the universe and everything, have taken Dallas from a background in theatre and film work into researching, writing and presenting authored documentaries for television.
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.
"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!"
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
Very useful good trip as always. Peterborough Regional College