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Latino Daily News

Tuesday June 21, 2011

Campus Party Takes Over Colombia! (VIDEO)

Campus Party Takes Over Colombia! (VIDEO)

Photo: Colombia gets ready for Campus Party 2011

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With 102,845 registered Campers from around the world coming, the largest expo of “all things tech” prepares to kick in June 27.

Campus Party is the largest technology, creativity, gaming, and digital culture event in the world. It is an annual event that since 1997 has been bringing thousands of people (and their computers) together for seven days of activities, contests, conferences, chats, discussions, and a showcase of the latest in computers, communications and new technologies.

Participants will be able to hear discussions on the ethics of wiki-leaks and even be able to build their own telescope, for the night activities. Later they might want to try to beat the cyber-soccer king and win an iPad, or find love in a round of speed dating. 

Assisting personalities include Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell, Word Leader in Space Robotics Mark Joseph León and 6-Time Extreme Bike Trial Guinness Record Winner Javier Zapata.

Outdoor activities include an aerial robot rally, concerts, and several green events like a team contest where teams must bring 3 pounds of junk (old toys, engines, motherboards, etc.) and build a robot with 1 pound of other team’s junk, plus whatever recyclable materials they can find.

Hundreds of tents have been set-up in Bogotá’s Corferias, and the set-up stage of the event has started. Contests and several other events within Campus Party are of a global nature, so visit the Campus Party website for more information on how to participate in workshops and conferences via-webcam, or submit your work to photography, digital music, app creation, programming, software creation and many, many more contests available to anyone in the world!