Youth Time on the The Game Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ence™ Europe

In August 1113, 2014 the Youth Time Mag­a­zine rep­re­sen­ta­tives took part in the largest professionals-​only game indus­try event in Europe.

The GDC Europe was held in Cologne (Ger­many) in con­junc­tion with gamescom, the lead­ing Euro­pean con­sumer show, cre­at­ing a full week of activ­ity and oppor­tu­nity for the games industry.

This con­flu­ence of indus­try pro­fes­sion­als allows GDC Europe to address the devel­op­ment com­mu­nity at a cen­tral loca­tion in the heart of Europe, and com­mand the crit­i­cal mass of the Euro­pean games sec­tor. GDC Europe is the essen­tial plat­form for learn­ing, inspi­ra­tion and net­work­ing for the cre­ators of com­puter, con­sole, hand­held, mobile, social, and online games in Europe.

GDC Europe is hosted by UBM Tech Game Net­work. UBM Tech Game Net­work offers market-​defining con­tent, and dri­ves com­mu­nity through its award-​winning lineup of print, online, and event prod­ucts and ser­vices, includ­ing Gama​su​tra​.com.

More about GDC you can find here http://​www​.gdceu​rope​.com/

The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Con­fer­ence in Prague

On Thurs­day 7th August, Youth Time joined in the Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Con­fer­ence in Prague to see for our­selves what the great minds of renowned schol­ars, edu­ca­tors and pHd stu­dents had to say on the press­ing mat­ters of education.

The sci­en­tific top­ics were as wide and var­ied as the enthu­si­as­tic par­tic­i­pants and included such inter­est­ing spheres as emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies, dis­tance edu­ca­tion, bar­ri­ers to learn­ing, indige­nous issues, psy­chol­ogy and Eras­mus exchange programs.

Talks on wire­less appli­ca­tions, vir­tual learn­ing envi­ron­ments and inter­net tech­nolo­gies sup­plied the invig­o­rat­ing pro­ceed­ings with an extremely rel­e­vant touch of moder­nity as the speak­ers moved beyond the often redun­dant tech­niques of years gone by.

The par­tic­i­pants them­selves came from a sur­pris­ingly large back­ground with a wel­com­ing diver­sity across age, nation­al­ity, spe­cial­iza­tion which lended itself to the mul­ti­cul­tural, dynamic and engag­ing atmos­phere of the proceedings.

Youth Time Mag­a­zine was extremely grate­ful to the orga­niz­ers and for the oppor­tu­nity to take part in this cap­ti­vat­ing event which is highly rel­e­vant to our upcom­ing new issue on infor­mal and non-​formal edu­ca­tion avail­able next month!

Miles to go before I sleep #22 April — May 2014

Sara Neu­pan is one of the win­ners of the IV Rhodes Youth Forum. At the end of Novem­ber, 2013 her san­i­ta­tion improve­ment project for school­girls in two remote Nepalese munic­i­pal­i­ties was selected for an award due to its social sig­nif­i­cance. Sara points out that she was defin­i­tively influ­enced by Mahatma Gandhi’s phi­los­o­phy: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” In an inter­view Sara tells us about the cus­tom­ary lives of Nepalese women and how Hin­duism helps to under­stand women’s posi­tion in the world.

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