Gadgets Galore: come and explore at the UCT Techfest 2019!

1 Jul 2019 - 09:15

 

On 7 and 8 August 2019, UCT’s preferred IT vendors – such as Digicape, Bytes, Pinnacle, Lenovo and others, along with Electrosonic and Ricoh – will show off their latest tech at the UCT Techfest.

The event will be hosted in Sarah Baartman Hall (previously Memorial Hall) on Upper Campus from 9am to 4pm, so make sure you pop in and check out the coolest gadgets available, grab some free popcorn, and play with the awesome technology!

The latest desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, and computer peripherals will be on show. UCT staff and students will have the opportunity to explore this technology and speak to vendors who will answer your questions and provide advice.

You can delve into the 3D world of Virtual Reality with VR headsets from UCT’s School of IT – who will also be showing off a 3D printer.

 

WIN!

There will be loads of prizes in the lucky draw competition, as well as spot prizes and giveaways, too. You can enter the lucky draw to win some of the exciting prizes sponsored by our vendors. There will also be exciting tech and accessories for sale at the event, so come prepared.

Some of the prizes include:

  • An iPad 6
  • 2 x Lenovo Tab 4 7" tablets
  • Skullcandy headphones
  • Logitech g633 Artemis Spect gaming headset
  • 4 x Courchevel Backpacks
  • 2 Ricoh Theta SC 360 degree cameras
  • An Amazon Deco Bluetooth speaker
  • JBL portable speakers
  • An Attitude anti-theft travel laptop backpack with built in USB charging ports
  • A Thule backpack
  • 20 x16 GB flash drives

The event is open to everyone, but only UCT staff and students may win prizes (see the Terms and Conditions of the competition). There’s no entry fee, but you will need to scan your student or staff card at the door to enter the competition.

LEARN

There will also be an exciting line up of info sessions running in the venue, using Silent Disco technology. Seating is limited, so we recommend booking ahead of time. To book, pleas email icts-training@uct.ac.za

 

Find out more about last year's event on the UCT website.

INFO SESSIONS

7 August

Time slot

Topic

Blurb

Presenter

11:00 -  11:45

Enabling and empowering users with iPad

BOOK NOW

At first glance, the iPad appears to be a convenient consumption tool. While that is certainly true, the power of its hardware, combined with the depth of available apps turn the iPad into a powerhouse for users of all descriptions. 
  
Join us and see why for most people, the iPad is not only the best device they need for all their digital requirements, but also the most appropriate. 

Alan Goldberg and Paul Wernich - Digicape

12:00 – 12:45

We are doomed! Or are we? Information Security in Higher Education Institutions

BOOK NOW

Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) host and manage large data repositories containing teaching, learning, research, financial, personal and financial information. Recent reports and news articles note an increase in attacks on higher education institutions. 

This quirky and thought provoking talk hopes to relay an understanding of global digital trends; how South Africa and UCT, in particular, compare and the implications of this. Through this talk we hope to explain the significance of cybersecurity and responsible "netizenship" at work, and in our daily lives, by taking a look at the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly side of the Digital Age. 

Jamiela Dawood and Ghamza Jacobs  - CSIRT, UCT

13:00 – 13:45

Work smarter using Skype for Business

BOOK NOW

Always thought Skype for Business is only for instant messaging? Join us to see how you can use Skype for Business to communicate across devices, anywhere and anytime online meetings, collaboration using built in features. 

Stay productive whether you are deskbound or mobile.  

Laz Taho - ICTS Training

14:00 – 14:45

App Virtualization Without Pain

BOOK NOW

The big guys are now on notice. Apps to any device – simply, quickly, affordably.

Deploying complex virtualization solutions to get applications is like hitting a fly with a hammer. It's overkill!

There's an easier option. Come and hear how...

Leon Kotze - Pinnacle

8 August

Time slot

Topic

Blurb

Presenter

10:00 – 10:45

The world of printing at UCT

BOOK NOW

BDS Xerox been the printing service supplier on Campus since January 2019 and supplies a complete printing service to all UCT network users.

Current processes and new offerings will be covered in this session.

Mark Thomas and Simei Antoniades - Bytes Document Solutions

11:00 -  11:45

Innovation in the classroom

BOOK NOW

Collaboration in the classroom encourages more innovative ways of teaching and learning.

Join Shaheed Cajee from Ricoh South Africa where he will talk about how to make the classroom more accessible, interactive and student-centered with the latest technology Ricoh has to offer. 

Shaheed Cajee  - Ricoh

12:00 – 12:45

We are doomed! Or are we? Information Security in Higher Education Institutions

BOOK NOW

Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) host and manage large data repositories containing teaching, learning, research, financial, personal and financial information. Recent reports and news articles note an increase in attacks on higher education institutions. 

This quirky and thought provoking talk hopes to relay an understanding of global digital trends; how South Africa and UCT, in particular, compare and the implications of this. Through this talk we hope to explain the significance of cybersecurity and responsible "netizenship" at work, and in our daily lives, by taking a look at the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly side of the Digital Age. 

Jamiela Dawood and Ghamza Jacobs  - CSIRT, UCT

13:00 – 13:45

Enabling and empowering users with iPad

BOOK NOW

At first glance, the iPad appears to be a convenient consumption tool. While that is certainly true, the power of its hardware, combined with the depth of available apps turn the iPad into a powerhouse for users of all descriptions. 
  
Join us and see why for most people, the iPad is not only the best device they need for all their digital requirements, but also the most appropriate. 

Alan Goldberg and Paul Wernich - Digicape

14:00 – 14:45

NO SESSION

   

Please note: wheelchair access to the stage will be made available upon request.

 

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