Next to our events, we also organise a varied range of workshops. A workshop will give you the opportunity to explore trending topics in the tech-world. You don’t need any previous experience to follow the workshops. Attending a workshop organised by Academics for Technology is an experience that will bring you more knowledge about technological topics.
Follow our social media page for the reveal of our first workshop. Have a look at our past workshops below:
2019 – 2020
RPA stands for Robotic Process Automation, it’s the act of replacing the task of workers by robots. These robots aren’t physical robots, but instead software-robots. In his workshop BDO will tackle the ins and outs of RPA and how it will affect your future.
The workshop was given by one of BDO’s experts in the field. BDO is a global company with over 80.000 people, it’s headquarters are located in Zaventem. BDO is a specialist in Audit & Assurance, Tax & Legal, Accounting & Reporting, Corporate Finance and Interim Management.
Droneport is the largest drone airport of Europe. Droneports’ ecosystem contains an incubator, some meeting rooms, workplaces and offices for companies both researching drone technologies and selling them.
2018 – 2019
Create your own Chatbot
Explore RPA by building your own bot
More and more companies use robotic process automation (RPA) to streamline and automate their enterprise operations. RPA can be used to automate mundane rules-based business processes. And by using technologies like AI and machine learning, it is able to achieve much more. This can be things like automatic answering emails, processing a transaction and manipulating data. RPA will enable business users to devote more time to serving customers and other high-value work.
A group of 30 students learned to use RPA. The students also applied it to a real life case. After this event there was a networking reception with the teachers of the company RoboRana. On almost every AFT there’s time to talk with officials or chat with other students.
How blockchain is changing the world around us.
Digital products: From prototyping to agile software delivery
Nowadays a lot of companies try to engage in digital innovation. Within their industry they are willing to enter or define new markets by creating new digital products, using new types of business models and technologies. The hassle often is how this process should be organised, both in a cost-effective and efficient way. Nevertheless, it is also important to keep in mind that if an idea proofs to be successful, one should be capable to transform it into a mature, digital product. To achieve this, ideation, prototyping and agile software delivery should be combined. During this lecture we will illustrate how companies do this today and how it can be practically implemented.