Robots, cyborgs and Geekettes at Campus Party Europe – and more tickets for you

Neil Harbisson
Neil Harbisson

We’re spoiled for choice for tech events in Berlin this summer – including Campus Party Europe (August 21-26), which aims to attract 10,000 tech enthusiasts to Berlin’s Tempelhof Airpot for six days of workshops, speakers, collaboration and competition.

Neil Harbisson

The latest round of confirmed speakers includes the world’s first official cyborg Neil Harbisson (pictured), who uses a chromatic “eye” to overcome his colour-blindness, Linux International executive director Jon “Maddog” Hall, Rainey Reitman from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Mozilla’s Mark Surman. Other German-based experts will include Dr. Hans-Dieter Burkhard (robot football) and Nicole Simon (social media).

robotsTopics overall range from astronomy to biotechnology, social media, e-commerce and robotics – there’ll be a “Motodrone” obstacle course competition for unmanned, self-flying robots and drones with prize money of €20,000.

The Berlin Geekettes will also be in attendence – there’ll be a panel featuring Zoe Adamovicz of Xyologic and Daniela Schiffer of Changers, plus Etsy Germany Country Manager Caroline Drucker and Ruby on Rails developer Joan Wolkerstorfer of Mediapeers.

If you’d like to attend, we’re running a draw for VentureVillage readers, and the good people at Campus Party have just provided ten more tickets to give away. The draw is now extended until July 29. To enter, go to the the special VentureVillage/Campus Party Prize Draw page. Good luck!

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