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Meet the CIT: Lustrum Infomarket (55th anniversary)

When:Tu 05-11-2019 13:00 - 17:00
Where:CIT Smitsborg | Nettelbosje 1 | 9747 AJ Groningen

This year the CIT will celebrate its 55th anniversary. On Tuesday, November 5th the CIT will host the lustrum infomarket. The infomarket will give you the opportunity to meet with our teams personally and discover how our services can help you. In-depth break-out sessions will include presentations by teams you wish to learn more about. Come see how CIT is breaking new ground in Data Science, Visualisation, 5G infrastructure, High Performance Computing and many more!

Programme

  • 12:30 - 13:00 Doors open and registration
  • 13:00 - 13:10 Introduction
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Keynote: From support to collaboration: Forging new research networks (Dr. Marc Esteve Del Valle & Dr. Robert Prey)
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Infomarket & Break-out sessions
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Drinks

Break-out sessions

There are various break-out sessions from 2 to 4pm. At registration you can register for one or more of these sessions. During the infomarket you can participate in the following sessions:

  • Game of Phones Workshop [GP]
    A strategy for team building and making thinking visible.
  • Password Manager Workshop [PM]
    How to manage your many passwords safely.
  • Life’s Short. Use Data Science [DC ]
    Spot your opportunities for using Data Science.
  • CIT: From Zebra to Infra in 60 years [CZ]
    Presentation about the evolution of IT infrastructure at CIT.
  • Education Enhancement [EE]
    DIY-workshop where participants can experiment with educational IT tools.
  • Data Center Tour [DC]
    Experience where the CIT computing power comes from.
  • Virtual Reality Demo [VR]
    Discover the power of 3D visualisations in research.

Keynote speakers

Dr. Marc Esteve Del Valle
Dr. Marc Esteve Del Valle is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen. He previously held positions as a PhD researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute in Barcelona, Spain, and as a Postdoctoral Research fellow at the Social Media Lab in Toronto, Canada. His research and teaching interests explore the intersection between New Media and Democracy. The main focus of his studies is on Networked Politics, with a special interest in online influence, political polarization, and cyber parties. His secondary area of research is on E-learning, specially the study of political learning processes taking place in social networking sites.

Dr. Robert Prey
Dr. Robert Prey is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen. He earned his PhD from the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada, with a dissertation on the political economy of music streaming services. His research interests include creative/cultural industries, data and society, global communications, and social and media theory. Prior to and in between academic degrees he worked in radio in Canada and with multicultural television in South Korea.

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