LGM News

Three summer schools by LGM

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Kids at Summer Schools at Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

Faculty of Computer and Information Science at Universit of Ljubljana has organized summer schools for primary and high school youth for the 11th year. And each year our laboratory members prepare and conduct one or more schools. This year we prepared three different summer schools: two for primary school children and one for high schoolers.:

  • Mobile app development with AppInventor
  • Build your own city in Minecraft Education with code
  • Game building in Unity3D

Take a walk through virtual Slovenia in Minecraft

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A view on Ljubljana center (Prešeren square, Ljubljana castle and Ljubljanica river).

Recently we have finished the project Slovenia from blocks, where we presented a system for photorealistic rendering Slovenian landscape with 1 m sized blocks. Just a while ago two of our students contacted us if they could connect to our data provider for generating Slovenia Minecraft world. While the world of Slovenia is still generating the city of Ljubljana has mostly finished generating and can host users in spectator mode.

You can find out more about the project and on how to dive into the blocky world of Slovenia in Minecraft here.

Slovenia from blocks – visualization of Slovenian landscape in Minecraft like way

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Presenting project Slovenia from block to primary school pupils

For the second-year Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana has collaborated with Museum of Post and Telecommunications in organising an event Days of Computer Science.

The event is organized to bring the Computer Science closer to youngsters in primary and secondary schools by presenting interesting demo projects. Such projects show us that Computer Science is much more than just coding infinite lines of code, but that it is also a creative science which can interact with many different scientific fields.

App Inventor Learning Course for Teachers

The workshop involved hands-on courses in AppInventor environment

The workshop involved hands-on courses in AppInventor environment

Members of our Laboratory have lead a three-week course on using AppInventor for developing simple mobile applications on Android platform. The course was intended for elementary and high-school teachers as a part of the National knowledge update program 2016. During the course the teachers have developed several simple applications that will help them with their teaching.

We hope teachers had good time and learned some new useful things that will help them with their teaching. More information and some of the final products can be found at the course home page here.

 

Alja wins the Most Influential Woman award

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Alja during her acceptance speech for the Most Influential Woman award

Our lab member Alja Isaković was just selected as the national winner for the Most Influential Woman award at the Central European Startup Awards 2016! The award highlights the most inspirational and influential women of the startup ecosystem in each of the 10 participating CEE countries. Members of the jury and the national vote selected Alja as the winner in this category for her efforts in promoting women in ICT and years of experience in the Slovenian startup ecosystem.

Alja recently joined LGM as a PhD student to boost our research in the field of human-computer interaction and she will also be involved in our e-learning projects. You can also follow her work on ResearchGate and on Twitter.