Infocomm Media Youth Festival 2016

Come to the Infocomm Media (ICM) Youth Festival and immerse yourself in youth-centric experiential zones of all things tech and media.

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Event Start Date
11/11/16
Event End Date
12/11/16
Event Venue
Suntec Convention Hall 401-402 (Main Hall) & Meeting Room 331 (Career Talk)






Highlights:

  • Over 70 free workshops on coding (e.g. Apple Swift Playground, robotics, virtual reality, 360◦ video creation and more (pre-registration is required)
  • Experience being a newscaster, radio DJ, software developer, data analyst or cyber security specialist
  • Immersive experience through the power of augmented & virtual Reality
  • Create life-size 3D paintings with Google Tilt Brush
  • Come and see young coders programme their troops for battle during ’Ace of Coders’
  • Meet and greet sessions with MediaCorp celebrities and YouTubers Night Owl Cinematics
  • Get served by robots in the Smart Café

Career talk

12 November 2016 (Saturday)

Click HERE to register for Career Talk

Time Workshop Title Synopsis Venue
1:30pm - 4:00pm Career Talk
Suitable for students above 17 to 24 years old
Aspiring to start your career in infocomm media? Then don't miss the opportunity to hear from industry speakers from Garena, LinkedIn and Tiny Island Productions. Meeting Room 331

Workshops


Thank you for your overwhelming response and support. Our ICM Youth Festival 2016 workshops registration is now closed. We are sending out confirmation emails to all successful registrants. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th and 12th November! For any queries, please contact serena_neo@imda.gov.sg

11 November 2016 (Friday) 

Time Workshop Title Synopsis Venue
11:00am - 12:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPadFull
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
Computational Thinking with Minecraft Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Minecraft is a visual gaming platform that enables students to have an immersive environment to create and imagine through simple coding activities. Over 90 minutes, attendees are going to learn the basics of computer science by programming Alex or Steve to move through a simulated piece of a Minecraft world. Workshed 2
Scratch progrmming for Arduino and Electronics Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
This workshop aims to introduce microcontroller board programming and simple electronics to participants using an open source Arduino microcontroller platform. In this course, participants will learn how to set up their own electronics circuit using breadboards, wires and simple components such as LEDs. Participants will be introduced to programming and computational thinking concepts using a drag-and-drop Scratch programming interface. At the end of the workshop, they will be able to program and blink the LEDs in various patterns. Workshed 3
Virtual Reality (VR): Build your first Virtual World! Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
The workshop will be an introduction to Virtual Reality (VR) and students will try out an intermediate level VR creation software. The end goal would be to create a simple 3D world which can be viewed through the Google Cardboard (via an app). The software allows you to put 3D objects, images, and sounds into a sphere.

No programming knowledge is needed, and we will guide you step by step. We look forward to building your first Virtual World with you!
Workshed 4
AppJamming Mobile App DevelopmentFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
In this workshop, students learn to design and create their own Android mobile apps using the App Inventor platform developed at MIT. Applying user-centric thinking, students will learn to design for the mobile interface and apply computational thinking and logic to program a mobile app or game. Through this workshop, students will learn and experience the iterative process of mobile development from ideation, prototyping, to programming and debugging. From understanding fundamental computer science concepts and mobile-oriented functions, we aim to empower students to solve problems using technology. Workshed 5A
Fun with 3D Modelling and Printing Full
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
Fusion 360 combines very fast and easy organic modeling with precise and direct modeling. Organic modeling allows you to conceptualize ideas and explore multiple forms. Direct solid modeling allows you to make your designs more manufacturable. All this is wrapped around a dashboard that enables you to collaborate with your team, keep track of versions, comments, and tasks, save and retrieve data in the cloud. Workshed 5b
1:00pm - 2:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPadFull
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
An Introduction to Ethical Hacking (with Python)Full
Suitable for students above 15 years old
You use the web every day — but how much do you really know about how how it works? Do you know how hackers operate, and how to secure your web browsing?

In this introductory course, students will pick up the fundamentals of the Python programming language and apply it to code-breaking, and encrypting data. By the end of the workshop, students should be able to research a simple encryption algorithm, and be able to encrypt & decrypt a transmitted message using the Python programming language.
Workshed 2
Coding with Micro:bits Full
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
Get started with your micro:bit and begin to understand the great things it can do. Learn how to power it up, use the screen for text and patterns, use the buttons, interact with the accelerometer, and play games. Create simple coding programs using Microsoft Block Editor, a graphical, drag and drop code editor, where coding blocks snap together. Workshed 3
Coding with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Keen to explore how robotics function? Always wondered how the experience would be?
Come join us on this adventure to relate LEGO Education EV3 Mindstorms to real world scenarios. This beginner’s level is suitable for any and everyone who love robotics but never get to experience it.
You will construct a basic robot and learn many new components of programming it. For e.g. – Programming the robot to move in patterns (straight move, turning, tracing), bring back and object, tracing a shape and many more exciting challenges.
Workshed 4
Coding with Artec Robotic kitFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Synopsis will be released on a later date Workshed 5A
Digital TV Experience<Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 16 years old
You may have heard about Digital TV previously or seen the ads on TV. If you’re still not sure how to go about the switch, here’s a chance to know more and share with your family and friends! This session guides you through how to switch to Digital TV, with a demonstration and tips on how to optimise your Digital TV viewing experience. Workshed 5B
3:00pm - 4:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPadFull
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
3D Modelling and Printing Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Fusion 360 combines very fast and easy organic modeling with precise and direct modeling. Organic modeling allows you to conceptualize ideas and explore multiple forms. Direct solid modeling allows you to make your designs more manufacturable. All this is wrapped around a dashboard that enables you to collaborate with your team, keep track of versions, comments, and tasks, save and retrieve data in the cloud. Workshed 2
Introduction to Junior Robotics with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Gain a deeper insight into science and computing in this workshop. This hands-on workshop encourages students to get involved in science exploration by asking questions, analysing data and communicating their findings and covers real science practices such as gathering evidence, carrying out investigations and designing prototypes.
Students will learn about science concepts as they build LEGO models using working motor and sensors and program their models.
Workshed 3
Cybersecurity 101 Full
Suitable for students above 15 years old
Synopsis will be released on a later date Workshed 4
Game development using Hopscotch Full
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn core coding concepts while creating your very own interactive games using Hopscotch. Explore Computer Science fundamentals like abstraction, variables, conditionals, loops, and more—while making stuff that you actually want to play. What’s more, you can even publish what you make so that your friends can instantly play it on iPad, iPhone and the web! Workshed 5A
Colour Coding with Ozobot Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Join us for a fun session of Computational Thinking using the Ozobot! Ozobot is a miniature smart robot that can follow lines or roam around freely, detect colors, and can also be programmed. Ozobot can teach kids of many ages. Kids from as young as 8 years old can start programming Ozobot with visual colour codes on a tablet, or with markers on a piece of paper. Come explore the coding possibilities of Ozobot, for education, and for fun! Workshed 5B
5:00pm - 6:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPadFull
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
Tinkering with Robotic CarFull
Suitable for students above 15 years old
Have you ever wondered what lies behind the realm of today's cutting edge technology. Are you inspired to learn about new technology? Join us and take this golden opportunity to create your very own infrabot with Arduino. Workshed 2
Tinkering with Makey Makey Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Your child and you tinker with Makey Makey(TM), an invention kit developed by people from the MIT Media Lab. Think of a wacky game controller that uses the Make Maket (TM), build it using a variety of provided materials and have loads of fun playing with it! You are only limited by your imagination. Workshed 3
Programming with Raspberry Pi Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
In this workshop, participants will gain a first-hand experience in programming using Scratch and Raspberry Pi. Participants will get to code and enable embedded electronics to work in a simple game creation activity. Workshed 4
Coding with Mbot (by Makeblock)Full
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
This program allows the students to learn Scratch programming and deploy the programming action into the robot hardware. Besides that, they also get to assemble the mechanism structure with combination of hardware and electronic hardware together with the programming activities to integrate with the robot. Students explore the interaction between programming software and robotics hardware using MakeBlock. Students learn the fundamentals of coding through Scratch-based visual programming and understand the code behind it. Workshed 5A
Art in ProgrammingFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 16 years old
Who said programming can't be used to create beautiful art?

In this introductory course, students will pick up Computer Science (CS) fundamentals and use them to create beautiful fractals. These fractals are patterns that produce a picture, which contains an infinite amount of copies of itself. By the end of the 2 hours, students should be able to recap the basic CS fundamentals, and use them as building blocks for fractal formulas you can find online.
Workshed 5B

12 November 2016 (Saturday)

Time Workshop Title Synopsis Venue
11:00am - 12:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPad Full
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
3D Modelling and Printing Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Fusion 360 combines very fast and easy organic modeling with precise and direct modeling. Organic modeling allows you to conceptualize ideas and explore multiple forms. Direct solid modeling allows you to make your designs more manufacturable. All this is wrapped around a dashboard that enables you to collaborate with your team, keep track of versions, comments, and tasks, save and retrieve data in the cloud. Workshed 2
Coding with Micro:bitsFull
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
Get started with your micro:bit and begin to understand the great things it can do. Learn how to power it up, use the screen for text and patterns, use the buttons, interact with the accelerometer, and play games. Create simple coding programs using Microsoft Block Editor, a graphical, drag and drop code editor, where coding blocks snap together. Workshed 3
Game development using HopscotchFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn core coding concepts while creating your very own interactive games using Hopscotch. Explore Computer Science fundamentals like abstraction, variables, conditionals, loops, and more—while making stuff that you actually want to play. What’s more, you can even publish what you make so that your friends can instantly play it on iPad, iPhone and the web! Workshed 4
Fun with moWay robotic kits Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Participants will be able to learn how a Driverless car operates. They will be able to understand how the different sensors are enabled with real life situation. This workshop with practical examples allows participants to develop on their computational thinking skills. Workshed 5A
Tinkering with Makey MakeyFull
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Your child and you tinker with Makey Makey(TM), an invention kit developed by people from the MIT Media Lab. Think of a wacky game controller that uses the Make Maket (TM), build it using a variety of provided materials and have loads of fun playing with it! You are only limited by your imagination. Workshed 5B
1:00pm - 2:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPadFull
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
Computational Thinking with Touch DevelopFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Touch Develop is a friendly mobile app creation environment. With Touch Develop attendees will be able to create apps on your mobile phone, tablet, and PC, and share the apps with your friends through the cloud. You will also learn the basics of computing and computational thinking through the session. Workshed 2
Scratch progrmming for Arduino and Electronics Full
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
This workshop aims to introduce microcontroller board programming and simple electronics to participants using an open source Arduino microcontroller platform. In this course, participants will learn how to set up their own electronics circuit using breadboards, wires and simple components such as LEDs. Participants will be introduced to programming and computational thinking concepts using a drag-and-drop Scratch programming interface. At the end of the workshop, they will be able to program and blink the LEDs in various patterns. Workshed 3
Coding with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Keen to explore how robotics function? Always wondered how the experience would be?
Come join us on this adventure to relate LEGO Education EV3 Mindstorms to real world scenarios. This beginner’s level is suitable for any and everyone who love robotics but never get to experience it.
You will construct a basic robot and learn many new components of programming it. For e.g. – Programming the robot to move in patterns (straight move, turning, tracing), bring back and object, tracing a shape and many more exciting challenges.
Workshed 4
3D and Visual Effects: Create your own visual effects shot! Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Always wondered how those fancy shots were made in movies? This workshop, aimed at those who are completely new to the exciting world of 3D and visual effects, is designed to bring students from basic 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and animation to shot completion where students get to place their 3D model creation into an actual video they had just shot, a few seconds ago.

The workshop starts with a basic coverage of 3D modelling in Autodesk Maya, with a basic mesh provided. After some modelling adjustments, students would then proceed to texture and light their model. At half-time, students would be given the opportunity to stretch their legs and head out with their mobile phones to capture a short footage to use as their background. The footage is then used to complete the lighting of the model, assist in animation, and then, exported from the 3D software to Adobe After Effects, for compositing and the finishing touches.

By the end of the workshop, students would have a completed visual effects shot they could show off to their friends and family!
Workshed 5A
Fun with moWay robotic kits Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Participants will be able to learn how a Driverless car operates. They will be able to understand how the different sensors are enabled with real life situation. This workshop with practical examples allows participants to develop on their computational thinking skills. Workshed 5B
3:00pm - 4:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPadFull
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
Introduction to Junior Robotics with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Gain a deeper insight into science and computing in this workshop. This hands-on workshop encourages students to get involved in science exploration by asking questions, analysing data and communicating their findings and covers real science practices such as gathering evidence, carrying out investigations and designing prototypes.
Students will learn about science concepts as they build LEGO models using working motor and sensors and program their models.
Workshed 2
AppJamming Mobile App DevelopmentFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
In this workshop, students learn to design and create their own Android mobile apps using the App Inventor platform developed at MIT. Applying user-centric thinking, students will learn to design for the mobile interface and apply computational thinking and logic to program a mobile app or game. Through this workshop, students will learn and experience the iterative process of mobile development from ideation, prototyping, to programming and debugging. From understanding fundamental computer science concepts and mobile-oriented functions, we aim to empower students to solve problems using technology. Workshed 3
Cybersecurity 101Full
Suitable for students above 15 years old
Synopsis will be released on a later date Workshed 4
3D and Visual Effects: Create your own visual effects shot! Full
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Always wondered how those fancy shots were made in movies? This workshop, aimed at those who are completely new to the exciting world of 3D and visual effects, is designed to bring students from basic 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and animation to shot completion where students get to place their 3D model creation into an actual video they had just shot, a few seconds ago.

The workshop starts with a basic coverage of 3D modelling in Autodesk Maya, with a basic mesh provided. After some modelling adjustments, students would then proceed to texture and light their model. At half-time, students would be given the opportunity to stretch their legs and head out with their mobile phones to capture a short footage to use as their background. The footage is then used to complete the lighting of the model, assist in animation, and then, exported from the 3D software to Adobe After Effects, for compositing and the finishing touches.

By the end of the workshop, students would have a completed visual effects shot they could show off to their friends and family!
Workshed 5A
Colour Coding with Ozobot Full
Suitable for students between 8 to 12 years old
Join us for a fun session of Computational Thinking using the Ozobot! Ozobot is a miniature smart robot that can follow lines or roam around freely, detect colors, and can also be programmed. Ozobot can teach kids of many ages. Kids from as young as 8 years old can start programming Ozobot with visual colour codes on a tablet, or with markers on a piece of paper. Come explore the coding possibilities of Ozobot, for education, and for fun! Workshed 5B
5:00pm - 6:30pm Coding with Swift Playground on iPad Full
Suitable for students above 8 years old
Come for a quick introduction to how coding is done. At this session, you will solve puzzles to master components of Swift — a powerful programming language and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Find out how you can take on more challenges and step up to more advanced creations . This session requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for anyone just starting out and it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience when it comes to learning coding. Workshed 1
An Introduction to Data Science Full
Suitable for students above 15 years old
Every day we product data through our online and offline interactions with the world and this flood of information is useful to resolve problems, raise questions and gain new perspectives

In this introductory course, students will experience data through Python, and appreciate how huge amounts of data can be visualised, through colorful charts and graphs. By the end of the workshop, students should be able to use the Python programming language, and develop visual data from medium sized sample data sets.
Workshed 2
Tinkering with Robotic CarFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
Have you ever wondered what lies behind the realm of today's cutting edge technology. Are you inspired to learn about new technology? Join us and take this golden opportunity to create your very own infrabot with Arduino. Workshed 3
Programming with Raspberry PiFull
Suitable for students between 13 to 18 years old
In this workshop, participants will gain a first-hand experience in programming using Scratch and Raspberry Pi. Participants will get to code and enable embedded electronics to work in a simple game creation activity. Workshed 4
Coding with Mbot (by Makeblock)Full
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
This program allows the students to learn Scratch programming and deploy the programming action into the robot hardware. Besides that, they also get to assemble the mechanism structure with combination of hardware and electronic hardware together with the programming activities to integrate with the robot. Students explore the interaction between programming software and robotics hardware using MakeBlock. Students learn the fundamentals of coding through Scratch-based visual programming and understand the code behind it. Workshed 5A
Fun with 3D Modelling and Printing Full
Suitable for students between 10 to 16 years old
Explore the journey of transforming great ideas into physical objects and toys using 3D modelling and printing.. Participants will learn about the basic design process and how 3D Printing works. At the same time, they will have an hands-on opportunity to bring their creation to life. In this workshop, participant will learn how to use an online tool like Tinkercad to create their 3D keychain design. Workshed 5B

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Experience Zone


11 and 12 November 2016 (Friday and Saturday)

Click HERE to register for workshops

Time Workshop Title Synopsis Venue
Session 1: 11:30am 

Session 2: 13:30am 

Session 3: 15:30am 

Session 4: 17:00am 

987 DJ EXPERIENCE
(1hr)
Suitable for students above 13 years old
Participants will gain an understanding of one section of radio and the technologies that the radio industry use, guided by a 987 DJ. Through a hands-on tutorial, participants will learn how to create their own radio trailer using their voices and skills. They will use a mixture of traditional media and new media techniques. 987 Radio  Area
360° EXPERIENCE
(1.5hr)
Suitable for students above 13 years old
Participants get the opportunity to create and experience 360° content under the guidance of experts! They will be able to immerse themselves in 360° content with professional equipment and will learn the techniques to produce and create their own 360° content. This will culminate to a hands-on session where they get to film their own 360° videos. 360° Experience Area
NEWS PRESENTING EXPERIENCE
(1hr)
Suitable for students above 13 years old
Feel what it is like to present the news on TV. Get a better understanding of Chroma Key aka green screen technology and what goes behind presenting the news. Participants will get a hands-on opportunity and receive their own recording. The trainers will provide tips and tricks to present like a pro! News Presenting Area

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Science Hack Day
Science Hack Day is a two-day event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity. Recommended age is 13 and up, though younger students are welcome to attend, with parental accompaniment. Register here.

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