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JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE INTERNET
August 19th to 27th, 2019
Dive into the heart of the Internet and the world that brings us Instagram, Netflix and Snapchat. Following the fibre optic path from downtown city centres to some of the world's largest Internet companies, teens discover how the latest in the data revolution, from cybersecurity to photonics, brings us the apps and gadgets we use and love so much.
PROGRAM 001: Save Instagram!
Help! The Internet is down— and the world needs Instagram! Take part in fun, hands-on learning activities. Rebuild the global Internet with the experts who actually run it. Activities take place in actual data centres, factories and tech companies.
Google. Urbacon. Wireworks. Cologix.
PROGRAM 010: Restricted Access
Not everything about how the Internet runs is public knowledge. It's not that they're secrets necessarily... it's just that nobody knows they exist. How are phones made? And where is Quebec's Internet backbone located? (Yes, it is a physical location!)
IBM and the Quebec Internet Exchange (awaiting confirmation)