Is Campus Party for Me?Do you dare to dream, love to make things, hack things, and solve difficult problems? Do you love puzzles, play games, and take actions to create a better future? Are you already imagining the future and how you can affect it?
There will be thousands at Campus Party like you. Imagine the possibilities. Campus Party will help you meet the people you will work with and have fun with the rest of your lives. And you’ll have fun.
Who else will be there? Well, we have one Nobel Prize winner. In 1984, when Dan Shechtman made the discovery that led to the awarding of the prize, he was laughed at by renowned scientists. In 2011, he got the last laugh when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
We’ve got at least one mad dog, or maddog, as he likes to be called. With a small m. Jon maddog Hall is an open source evangelist. He’ll be around sharing his wisdom openly and freely, in the spirit of his dedication to the free and open source software movement.
Cyberwar got you worried? Berkman Center fellow Camille François will be on hand to share her vast knowledge with us.
Feeling entrepreneurial? Want to know how to grow, we mean really GROW, your business? Growth master and 500Startups mentor Samir Patel will be on hand to share his knowledge.
That’s just a taste of the many exciting speakers and workshop leaders who will be on hand. Keep watching our site for updates: http://nl.campus-party.org/program/speakers
Campus Party is great for people who like to build things from scratch and improve current systems and code. Participating in challenges and workshops will improve your skill set. You'll meet tech heroes and game-changers who will share their knowledge and challenge your abilities.
Campus Party uis for those with a deep drive to connect, create and grow teams, ideas and products into valuable propositions. The drivers can be very different among entrepreneurs ranging from helping people to making money, to having fun or simply connecting the dots to solve a puzzle.
Campus Party is for creative people who believe that form and function are as important as technology. Creatives are interested in the way people interact with technology. In their work they aim to make technology beautiful, pleasing, shocking, and human-centered. They design apps and websites, watches and chairs. It might be cliche to say they think outside the box. Let's just say they think of the box, its outside and inside; they think about the people who encounter the box and the people who create the box.
Campus Party is great for those people building robots, fiddling around with drones, and taking things apart. They love gadgets and the latest technology. They know that you have to take something completely apart to figure out what's wrong with it. Sometimes they can even put it back together. They are a curious and focused group.
The brightest students and recent graduates in their field are welcome at Campus Party. They can be economists, biologists, anthropologists, or artists. They love to look over the horizon of their field and learn from experiences and real connections with other people.
Real gamers are always up-to-date with the latest games, game on multiple devices, but have their favorite. And gaming? That is done alone or with friends, both online and at events. It's even done at Campus Party where gamers are welcome.