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International Summer school: Project Bootstrap

EPITECH
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 France Paris

With the Epitech Bootstrap Summer, students will experience the Epitech innovative project-based pedagogy at one of six Epitech campuses of their choice. They will apprehend and bring together technologies in order to bootstrap the IT project they have always dreamt of. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Computer Science 2017. International Summer school: Project Bootstrap From July 3 to 21, 2017 Students will experience the Epitech innovative project-based pedagogy at one of six Epitech campuses of their choice. The aim of the program will be to realize a technical prototype based on a specific technology related to the ecosystem of the city. Technologies used will range from IoT to e-health, drones, video games or interactive design. In addition to technical modules, the program will include company visits and outdoor activities which will allow students to discover places of interest and the technological ecosystem of the city. WEEK 1: Mini-pool and innovation session WEEK 2: Technical Acculturation and bootstrapping WEEK 3: Project bootstrap EXAMPLES OF THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM, BESIDES THE TECHNICAL MODULES (TENTATIVE SCHEDULE): - French language and culture - Visits and cultural outings: Palace of Versailles, Eiffel Tower - Visits to start-ups and accelerators - Waterpark - Disneyland This list is tentative. The final list of activities will be communicated to the students upon their arrival. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Two years of higher education in IT/computer science or 3 years of higher education in other technical fields. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28, 2017 PROGRAM FEE: 2 000€ Program fees include tuition fees, extra-curricular activities, accommodation, lunches and metro pass. [-]

Games and History: Playing with Time and Culture

Helsinki Summer School
Campus Full time 17 days August 2017 Finland Helsinki

This course takes a look at the continuously evolving field of board and video games from a historian’s viewpoint. Working with lectures, workshops and student presentations, it examines games as design, historiography, teaching aids and elements of historical and cultural consciousness. [+]

Games and History: Playing with Time and Culture

ORGANISER: Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki Related Degree Programmes: Historian kandiohjelma Historian maisteriohjelma Kulttuuriperinnön maisteriohjelma Magisterprogrammet i kultur och kommunikation DATES: 8.-24.8.2017 PRICES: 850-1400 EUR CREDITS: 6 ECTS COORDINATOR: Derek Fewster Target students The course is designed for all interested students with some previous studies in History. It is recommended for students in their third year or beyond. The participants should also have a certain amount of experience from video games, organised role playing and/or board games (such as dealing with rule books, using game interfaces, grids or network providers [e.g. STEAM], and familiarity with basic structures and options of video games.) Students’ access to one or more games on the STEAM or some other game platform during the course is a necessity. Sufficient digital resources will be arranged for the students to be able to do the course assignments. Synopsis This course takes a look at the continuously evolving field of board and video games from a historian’s viewpoint. Working with lectures, workshops and student presentations, it examines games as design, historiography, teaching aids and elements of historical and cultural consciousness. The aims of the course are threefold. First, to provide the participants a basic cultural history of board and video games, as related to concepts found in modern Game Studies. Second, to present and discuss historical culture, images and presence in modern video and tabletop games. And third, to provide participants with ideas and tools for analysing, planning, producing and understanding historical interpretations and representations in the world of games. The final part of the course consists of a seminar where participants will present a team work paper on some related game or subject for public dissemination. Learning objectives The students will learn how games have developed in history, the concepts of game studies, how modern game design works, how to assess historicity in games, how to analyse relevant games as a form of historical communication, and how to utilise games in education as a form of historiography. The course does not as such deal with sports games, children’s games, card games or gambling, but rather contemplates the used historical contents in games, the choices made by the game designers, the possible educational aspects (conscious or not), the style and the ambiance present, and the recent trends in video and tabletop games somehow displaying elements of historical or cultural recreation, rendition or education. Please note that when dealing with video games, the course will focus on the PC platform instead of the world of consoles. Course format and teaching methods Lectures, demonstrations, board game workshops, and seminars with the team-working students presenting a study and dissemination on a set game or some related subject. The format will require students to access games and work on their assignments outside of the common lectures and workshops. If possible, the course will make 1–2 shorter excursions within Helsinki to relevant localities directly after the lectures. Means and criteria of assessment 1. Participation during lectures (20%). 2. A submitted and evaluated case study for the seminars, presented as a team work of two or three cooperating students. Each group will thus both submit a written text/powerpoint (30%) and give a 20–30-minute presentation of the game (30%). 3. A written report from the board game sessions (10%). 4. An individually submitted free essay of at least 8000 characters (ca. 3 pages), discussing personal reflections on the subject of ‘Games and History’ in relation to the readings and lessons presented (10%). Grading scale: 5 = excellent 4 = very good 3 = good 2 = average 1 = poor 0 = fail. All of the written assignments of 2–4 must be submitted for a passed result. An attendance rate of at least 80% of the lectures and seminars is also required. [-]

Steps to the Future — English Summer Programme Games Development

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea

We are very excited about our themed English Summer Programmes, inspiring young people to think about their futures and sample activities in an exciting and challenging way. With our carefully chosen partners and expert tutors, we are providing a rewarding, fun experience to your young people. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Computer Science 2017. Steps to the Future — English Summer Programme Games Development Llandrillo Menai International has something different to the usual English language summer school, offering the state-of-the-art facilities of one of the largest colleges’ in the UK to groups, enabling young people to sample a career pathway to the future. We are very excited about our themed English Summer Programmes, inspiring young people to think about their futures and sample activities in an exciting and challenging way. With our carefully chosen partners and expert tutors, we are providing a rewarding, fun experience to your young people. Course Title: Games Development Career Focus: Working in the Gaming Industry in design and development Programme Overview: Introduction to the Games Development industry Creating an environment – Unity Programming the environment – Unity 3D Modelling (models for the environment) – Maya Texturing (models for the environment) - Photoshop English Essentials Participants will: complete an initial assessment of English skills carry out all activities through the medium of English prepare presentations with groups of friends to explain your innovation project learn how to communicate with colleagues and pitch your ideas to backers prepare a folder showing off their work during the programme Location: Rhos on Sea campus of Grwp Llandrillo Menai, nestling below the foothills of Snowdonia just 2 km from the sea. English Language Entry Level: Equivalent to Level 4.0 IELTS or above – there is no official certificated requirement for this programme. This is a guide to tell you the level of delivery for maximum enjoyment of the course. Cost: From £1100 per two week programme. Your programme begins and ends with your included airport transfers. Cost of flights and visas are not included in costs or services provided. Visa advice and invitations supplied. Programme hosts Llandrillo Menai International is an experienced international education provider of summer and other short programmes; full-time English Language programmes and A Level, IB and Vocational Diploma courses. Located in the beautiful holiday destination of North Wales and near the largest Welsh tourist resort of Llandudno, Llandrillo Menai International is part of one of the UK’s largest vocational colleges called Grwp Llandrillo Menai. This gives access to all the colleges’ state of the art campus facilities, technology and workshops to create a valuable, fun experience for Summer Programme participants. The award-winning Llandrillo Menai International team are always complimented by their groups on the attention given to programme content, the level of care and creating a memorable, fun experience. We are just a three hour train journey from London and one hour’s drive from Manchester and its International airport. Activities Our location is near the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea and by the coastal resort of Llandudno, which offers the best of the British seaside experience. As well as the English Language and Themed programme, we also include: Visits to World Heritage sites, Tours of the Snowdonia National Park and local beaches, Safe adventure experiences, Picnics and afternoon teas, traditional Punch and Judy show, cinema, shopping excursions. Accommodation At Trinity Accommodation Centre, Llandudno, our trusted partners experienced in hosting groups of young students will receive you. Transport All transport is provided by qualified and licensed drivers in our own fleet of vehicles, includes airport transfers and day to day travel and excursions. [-]

International Summer Program: Game à la française

RUBIKA
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2017 France Valenciennes

France is the second largest producer of video games in the world, after the USA. Assassin’s Creed, Raving Rabbids, Just Dance, were all created in France. Supinfogame-Rubika has been recognized as the Best Video Game school in France. [+]

International Summer Program: Game à la française 6th – 30th June 2017 France is the second largest producer of video games in the world, after the USA. Assassin’s Creed, Raving Rabbids, Just Dance, were all created in France. Supinfogame-Rubika has been recognized as the Best Video Game school in France. Each year, student projects receive international awards (i.e. Unity Awards 2015 for Anarcute ; The imagine cup world 2013, for Seed ; or the Ping award 2015 for Twin Fates). You can now join our school for a four-week summer program specialized in Video game, where you’ll be improving your game design/art skills. The course includes a module on games user research (UX/virtual reality). More details on specific module contents will be made available soon. Who can participate? This program offers a set of intensive courses specifically designed for undergraduate students from digital art, animation or related majors. Pre-requirements: students should have basic knowledge of the game design and development methods. Practical information The minimum age required to join the program is 18 years old. The program’s teaching language is English. Specific requirement for each program can be found in the respective description page. Dates and class schedules Classes will be held from Tuesday 6th to Friday 30th June, from 9am to 5pm. No courses will be organized for the participants from Friday to Sunday. Course attendance is mandatory to ensure the students gain the maximum benefit from this program. Some extracurricular activities may take place during the weekends. Package and fees Early bid registration: 21 November to 12 February > €2400 Regular registration: 13 February to 14 April > €2600 The overall price includes: Tuition fees Orientation day / welcome package Visits Closing ceremony & cocktail 4-week Housing Monthly public transport pass (bus, tram) Payment An initial payment of €400 upon registration is required. It is this payment that sets the overall price (early bid or regular). The remaining amount is to be paid online, through your Rubika account on or before April 28th. We will confirm your place on a course once we have received full payment. Initial online payment: €400 Second payment: by April 14th Courses require a minimum of participants to run. In the event of a course being cancelled, participants will receive a full refund. In the event of cancellation by a participant, Rubika reserves the right to retain the full payment. University and Transfer Credit: Rubika adheres to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), using credits to measure the student workload required in order to complete a course of module. Upon completion of the summer program, Rubika will provide institutional accreditation and official student transcript in order to facilitate transfer of credits and recognition of the program in your home university or school. Each program is equivalent to 8 ECTS. Visa Please check with the closest French Embassy/Consulate in your country of origin if you need to request a visa to enter France. If you need one, Rubika will provide an admission certificate (upon complete payment of tuition fee) in order for you to obtain a visa from your local French Consulate/Embassy. Please note that visa application and issuing process may take over a month, so consider applying well in advance. Please also note that applying for a visa on time is your responsibility. Information material Rubika’s website and communication materials describe the summer courses run. Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy, however changes might have been introduced after publication, as we are constantly monitoring our courses to evolve and improve. Whilst every attempt will be made to provide the courses and services described, Rubika reserves the right to make changes as appropriate for reasons of operational efficiency or due to unforeseen circumstances. Photographs and recording Each program will be visited by a Rubika photographer once in a while so that the on-going excursions, courses and developments can be documented. Some of these pictures might be used for promotional purposes. The photographs will never be used in a deforming or offending way. [-]

Barcelona Data Science Summer School

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 - 10 days June 2017 Spain Barcelona

The main aim of the Data Science Summer School is to introduce participants to some of the tools and methods of Data Science. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Computer Science 2017. The main aim of the Data Science Summer School is to introduce participants to some of the tools and methods of Data Science. The course will provide: A hands-on training on data warehousing, computing and computational machine learning. A good introduction to Machine Learning for Recommender Systems An introduction to some modern topics in Machine Learning, e.g Deep Learning. Course schedule for 2016 Course outline The Data Science toolbox (8 hours) This will be a hands-on session where a range of tools commonly used in Data Science will be introduced. Introduction to Python for Machine Learning & tools for Data, Pandas, scikit-learn, numpy through case studies Basic SQL (interfaces to R, Python, data extraction etc.) Introduction to R for Machine Learning and packages such as dplyr, tidyr, reshape2, ggplot2, through case studies Introduction to Machine Learning for Recommender Systems (6 hours) Memory based collaborative filtering Model-based collaborative Filtering, Matrix Factorization, Restricted Boltzmann Machines Context-aware collaborative Filtering, Tensor Factorization, Factorization Machines Learning to Rank for Collaborative Filtering Diversification Content-based recommendations Advanced Data Science and Machine Learning Topics (6 hours) Unsupervised Learning, k-means clustering, spectral methods, hierarchical clustering Gradient Boosted Models Deep Neural Networks, from Logistic Regression to Deep Belief Networks Convolutional Neural Networks Recurrent Neural Networks Required activities The course includes hands-on sessions where the methods introduced will be applied on real-world datasets. The course will also include homework assignments after each session. These assignments will be in a form of programming exercises where participants will implement algorithms learned in the classes. The summer school focuses on implementing the algorithms taught in the class through hands-on sessions and homework assignments. Therefore, it is important to setup your computing environment to prepare for the summer school. Each participant is expected to have access to a laptop or personal computer to carry out the computing assignments of the program. Participants are encouraged to use a Unix-based operating system. These include all versions of Linux and Mac operating systems. Windows users are encouraged to install a partition or a virtual machine with a Linux distribution (for example, Ubuntu or Fedora operating system). A large portion of the tools are designed for Unix/Linux systems and working in such an environment is significantly easier. All participants should install the following programs before the summer school starts. They are very common and it should be easy to find information on Internet on how to install them on your computer with your specific operating system. R Rstudio - IDE for R Python, via Anaconda for example Spyder - IDE for Python MySQL Participants using Windows machines should in addition install the following programs: putty filezilla We will provide students with a virtual server where all the tools are guaranteed to work. For this we will use Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the leading providers of cloud computing services. Instead of using their personal computers, participants can use the virtual server to do the computing tasks. A requirement for this is to have an account at AWS, and participants are expected to have an account before the program starts. We will also use AWS to demonstrate how to easily scale up your computing tasks with cloud computing. Participants are highly encouraged (although not required) to familiarize themselves somewhat with Python, R, and MySQL before the course. Entry requirements Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Linear Algebra, basic computing skills and familiarity with any kind of programming language (not necessarily R, python) Working knowledge of English There is limited space in the Barcelona GSE Summer School Courses. Among the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, the Barcelona GSE will select those with more outstanding professional and/or academic careers. Admission Process Interested candidates should apply before May 30. After this deadline, your place may not be guaranteed. Capacity of the courses is limited. Some courses may close before May 30 depending on demand. Applications will be evaluated by the program directors and candidates will be informed of their decision. A document will be attached to our response with payment information. Accommodations A wide range of short-term accommodation is available near campus for Barcelona GSE Summer School participants. Students and participants can take advantage of discounted offers by booking accommodation with one of our housing partners. These partners will be able to provide various affordable accommodation options tailored to suit different needs, including: flats, hostels and hotels, shared apartments, and student halls. Certificate At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All Barcelona GSE courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Interested students should check with their universities to see if these hours are transferable into ECTS credits. [-]

Summer course - Computer Science and App Programming (for ages 19-25)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

How many times have you found yourself saying “There’s an app for that”? Computers and apps have become so deeply engrained in our daily lives that it’s difficult to imagine life without them. The huge demand for IT skills, combined with a general skills shortage in this fast-growing field, makes Computer Science and App Programming a good area in which to grow your knowledge – and this course is the ideal way to get started. [+]

Overview How many times have you found yourself saying “There’s an app for that”? Computers and apps have become so deeply engrained in our daily lives that it’s difficult to imagine life without them. The huge demand for IT skills, combined with a general skills shortage in this fast-growing field, makes Computer Science and App Programming a good area in which to grow your knowledge – and this course is the ideal way to get started. Academic Content On our challenging Computer Science and App Programming course, you will be introduced to the basics of computer science and the ways in which computer technology can be exploited. As well as studying programming theory, you will develop practical skills in website development, using HTML for the structure and CSS for the formatting, and you will also be introduced to Python, a more scientific programming language. You’ll gain an understanding of the mathematics behind computer algorithms, and you will work in teams to design and develop your own app to put what you’ve learned to the test. Why take this course? Computer Science and App Programming is a fascinating and highly relevant course designed for gap year students, undergraduates and recent graduates. Your time on this course will give you a deeper understanding of the technology that has become so fundamental to daily life, equipping you with new knowledge and skills that have the potential to lead to a lucrative career. Even if you don’t end up going into a computer science-related career, the course provides useful background that will come in handy for a wide range of careers. In the modern workplace, knowledge of computers and apps is always helpful and in demand, so your attendance on the course will enhance your CV and set you apart from other candidates. What’s more, you will develop transferable skills – such as working effectively in a team – that will stand you in good stead at university and in your future career. Eligibility and Pre-requisites Students on the Computer Science and App Programming programme: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk and they will be able to assist you. Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information. Should check the pre-requisites of each option they select before enrolling, to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to benefit from the subject matter discussed in the classes. [-]

Summer Computer Science and Engineering Course in California

University of California, Irvine - Summer Session
Campus Full time 6 weeks June 2017 USA Irvine

UC Irvine combines the strengths of a large, dynamic research university with the friendly feel of a small college, and incredible bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Computer Science 2017. Summer Computer Science and Engineering Course in California S1 CSE 31 Introduction to Digital Systems 4 S1 CSE 50 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 4 S1 CSE 70A Network Analysis I 4 S10 CSE 41 Introduction to Programming 4 S10 CSE 141 Concepts in Programming Languages I 4 S10 CSE 161 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4 S2 CSE 31L Introduction to Digital Logic Laboratory 3 UC Irvine combines the strengths of a large, dynamic research university with the friendly feel of a small college, and incredible bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Why Study at UCI? Summer Session offers over 800 courses in 70 academic disciplines. Students will take courses led by world renowned faculty amongst domestic UCI undergraduates. As a visiting student, you have the option to choose courses that will help you fulfill degree requirements at your home university or courses just for interest. This is your summer to grow academically. Students are encouraged to meet with professors and strike up a conversation – some students have been offered opportunities to assist in research on campus. Furthermore, there are plenty of academic resources available on campus to help you with your learning needs such as peer tutors, 5 expansive research libraries, and 6 computer labs with over 400 PCs and Macs. Step-by-Step Application Process Apply to UCI Summer Session online or by downloading the paper application summer.uci.edu/international Our team reviews and processes your application UCI Summer Session sends your acceptance letter and I-20 Complete Housing Contract Use your I-20 to apply for a visa interview for an F-1 student visa UCI Summer Session sends you Pre-Departure Materials Purchase your flights Depart for California! Estimated Costs* Expenses vary with the length of your stay. This chart represents the estimated cost of taking two courses (4 units each) during one of the Summer Sessions (six weeks). *Prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change. REQUIRED FEES Enrollment Fee: $750 Campus Fee: $250 Course Fee ($339 per unit): $2712 Housing: $1175 Approximate Cost: $4887 Visa Support International (non-immigrant) students coming from abroad are required to have valid visas to enter the U.S. Most international students enrolling in Summer Session will obtain an F-1 student visa. UCI Summer Session, in collaboration with UCI Extension, will issue the documentation necessary to obtain an F-1 student visa. Once you have arrived, immigration advisors will be available to assist with travel, medical issues, or any questions regarding your legal status in the U.S. After completing your courses, you can obtain an official UCI transcript as proof of your academic participation. This transcript can be added to your Resume/CV or used for future applications to graduate schools in the U.S. or internationally. [-]

SUMMER SCHOOL Digitalization & Big Data Analysis

Afi Escuela de Finanzas
Campus Full time 50 hours July 2017 Spain Madrid

The goal of this program is to show the organizational changes needed in big companies to survive in the new scenario created after the digitalization process of the last years. It addresses questions related to Big Data and Data Science that will help to improve the decision making process. Throughout the program, the students wil become familiar to these tools to solve different managerial problems. [+]

Objectives Digital revolution refers to the sweeping changes brought about by digital computing and communication technology during the last years. A full 90 percent of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years. It is not just a volume issue. Rarely does data present itself in a form perfectly ordered and ready for processing. Big Data has become viable as cost-effective approaches have emerged to tame the volume, velocity and variability of massive data. Who is it for? The goal of this program is to show the organizational changes needed in big companies to survive in the new scenario created after the digitalization process of the last years. It addresses questions related to Big Data and Data Science that will help to improve the decision making process. Throughout the program, the students wil become familiar to these tools to solve different managerial problems. Scholarship Program 2016 The requested documents may be delivered by registering on this website or via email rexposito@afi.es. The deadline for submission of the required documentation is June 6. The data will be reviewed. Decision process announcement on June 21, 2016. Necessary Documentation for Scholarship Grade certificate Curriculum vitae Motivation letter [-]

St.Petersburg Summer University on Internet of Things

The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The “St. Petersburg Summer University” (SUSTP) is open to all students and will help all participants to gain from new methods of lecturing and research as well as enjoying the international atmosphere. As set by the traditional program itself, this program brings also regional and international professors and lecturers for a period of two weeks together and provides the opportunity for... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Computer Science 2017. The “St. Petersburg Summer University” (SUSTP) is open to all students and will help all participants to gain from new methods of lecturing and research as well as enjoying the international atmosphere. As set by the traditional program itself, this program brings also regional and international professors and lecturers for a period of two weeks together and provides the opportunity for local and international students to learn and share their experiences. SUSTP Timetable 9 teaching days: 6 teaching hours in the morning 1 day for organizational issues 1 day for examinations 1 day final event European Credit Points (4 ECTS) Every participant receives a certificate from the Summer University St.Petersburg, a certificate from State University for Telecommunication St.Petersburg. You will get 4 ECTS points. Courses Internet of Things (IoT): from idea to serial production Internet of Things Communication Protocols WLAN Design and Site Surveys: a gentle introduction Data processing in Internet of Things: Artificial neural networks, Machine learning, Data mining and Big Data Technologies Internet of Nanothings. Biodriver project Russian language Excursions The Summer University takes place during the best time the city can offer: white nights! Conditions Location: Campus of “State University of Telecommunications” Accommodation: St.Petersburg hostels Fee: € 1000 includes accommodation, meals (breakfast and lunch), school and excuirsion (Hermitage, the "Russian Versailles": Peterhof, cruise along the Neva River, etc.) [-]