The Faculty of Computer Science (FASILKOM) Universitas Indonesia is going to have the 2014 Computer Festival on Oktober, 11-12, 2014 in the National Museum Building (Gedung Meseum Nasional), Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Central Jakarta. Compfest 2014, titled “IT Empowerment for The Next Chapter of Globalization”, is a One Stop IT Event that brings together various educative activities about the IT developments. The event aims to raise awareness and give more insights about the utilization of IT with its four main values, which are IT Empowerment, Collaboration, Innovation, dan Think Globally, Act Locally.
Compfest 2014 will be officially started on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 10.00 AM by Dr. Petrus Mursanto (Vice Dean for Education, Research, and Student Affairs, Fasilkom UI), Arman Nefi S.H., M.M. (UI Director of Student Affairs), Lolly Amalia Abdullah (The Director of Cooperation and Facilitation for IPTEK and Media Design-based Creative Economy General Directorate) and the head of Compfest 2014, Fariskhi Vidyan.
Compfest 2014 will be consisted of Seminar, Competition, Roadshow, Academy, Playground, and Entertainment. In six seminar sessions, Compfest will bring professional field experts as the speakers. The series of Seminar will be available for everyone (free). The speaker will discuss about various IT innovation in future business, including the “Revolution of Human-Computer Interaction with the Internet of Things” (by Joko Banu Sastriawan), “The Age of Big Data” (by Muhammad Imran), “The Important Things of E-Commerce toward ASEAN Economic Community 2015” (by Ferry Unardi and Aldi Haryopratomo), “How to Implement Business IT Analytic in Indonesia Telecommunication” (by Ongki Kurniawan), “Security Vulnerability in Business Perspective” (by Budi Gandasoebrata), and “Code Your Own Drone with Garuda Cloud and AppBuilder” (by Pulkit Jaiswal).
Compfest 2014 has done Roadshow to many schools and universities in the pre-event. The Competition has also been started since May 2014, including Competitive Programming, Indie Game Ignite, Sumo Robot Battle, Business IT Case, and Intel RealSanse Challenge. The winners of all competitions will be announced in the main event of Compfest 2014 on October 12, 2014. This 6th Compfest brings new event which is Academy. It is a 3D animation-making training using the Open Source and Blender applications. The event, which was held on May 2014, was consisted of Animation Academy (education about making animation film), Short Academy (mini roadshow about the benefit of using technology to ease organizational communication), and Workshop, collaborating with Competition, to improve the knowledge of Competition’s participants.
To appreciate those who have produced IT innovations, Compfest 2014 will also have the IT Playground which will be an exhibition for various start-ups, studio games, communities, animation studio, and educational institutions. Moreover, the Entertainment from several Indonesian musicians and the special performances from SORE and The Banery will also be there in Compfest 2014.
Access the information about the winners of Compfest 2014 on http://bitmagz.cs.ui.ac.id