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Autonomous underwater vehicles are being deployed from Bermuda, gliding through the ocean with a payload of sensors, gathering valuable data about the earth’s oceans.

You may be interested to learn how immersive technology will power the future of tourism, or how gamers can monetise their own online game.

This, and much more can be gleaned from The Annual Tech Education Summit on Thursday, and right now you can register for the virtual event for free.

The Economic Development Department is building a pipeline for Bermudian employment opportunity, and this week the focus is on those interested in information technology and related tech careers.

But anyone can attend the Third Annual Summit to learn about what is going on and the many opportunities in the tech world, with workshops for students, professionals and those who are just interested.

Themed Transforming the Digital Landscape, the Tech Education Summit also features presentations on fintech, blockchain and how you can set your tech start-up on a path to success.

Marilyn Allers is a software developer discussing getting into tech by studying computer science.

Dr Arik King talks about opportunities to develop and monetise your online game. And there are many more Tech Education Summit speakers.

They have been invited to share their experience in innovative sectors such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, gaming, augmented reality and low code/no code methods.

The online summit will run virtually from 9am to 5pm along two tracks: students and professionals.

Maryem Biadillah of the Economic Development Department said: “The Tech Education Summit is part of the EDD’s education programme which works to provide as much information as possible to those considering IT and relevant tech sectors as part of their career-related decisions.

“Our objective is to develop and sustain an exceptionally well-skilled employment pipeline for the benefit of not only Bermuda’s workforce but also its investors and partners in the various sectors, starting with tech.”

The virtual event will be opened by the Premier, David Burt, and will also hear from the Education Minister, Diallo Rabain.

Mr Burt said: “The Government is committed to supporting and encouraging innovation through technology, while providing opportunities for Bermudians to enhance their skills to build on their knowledge.”


Maryem Biadillah of the Economic Development Department (Photograph supplied)
Marilyn Allers is a software developer (Photograph supplied)
Ruth Curry, observational oceanographer at BIOS, where she runs the autonomous underwater glider programme — the Mid Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (Photograph supplied)
Dr Arik King, founder of Future Kings, is developing game projects that sit in the intersection of academics and ethnic culture (Photograph supplied)
Ruth Curry with the underwater vehicles of the Mid Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (Photograph supplied)

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Published October 10, 2021 at 6:21 pm (Updated October 10, 2021 at 7:10 pm)

Free online summit opens the door to tech education

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