Porto - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Talk A Bit - 6th Edition

20 de Janeiro de 2018

Talk A Bit is a non-profit tech conference organized by graduating Software Engineering students from FEUP, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Like in previous occurances, this year's 6th edition of the conference will focus on the social impact of technology.

The conference started in 2013 with less than 150 attendees, a number that has grown to 500 in last year's edition. The trend is clear, and it demonstrates how much social responsibility in technology is important for the general public.

The 6th edition of Talk A Bit will take place on January 20th, 2018, at FEUP. Starting at 9:00, the morning will be occupied by presentations from the codingforsocialimpact.org project, a local project that has FEUP students developing real projects for real organizations that aim to use those projects to make a positive social impact. Previous editions of the project have had student projects focusing on areas ranging from medical care to aiding elder people.

Also during the morning, there will be several workshops with different subjects, which will be announced soon.

During the afternoon, there will be talks from external speakers, as well as a discussion forum. Both will cover all sorts of topics from Artificial Intelligence to autonomous vehicles, always with a focus on the social impact of such technologies. At the end, there will be a networking dinner as well as a social event, to bring companies and students together in a relaxed environment where experiences and thoughts can be shared.

Keep an eye out for the registration, which will start soon!