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A very special offer that's not just for nerds!

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is once again offering free CeBIT Experience Days to youngsters interested in IT. From 22 to 24 March, HPI students are taking high school students on tours of the latest digital developments.

04 Mar. 2017
HPI Erlebnistage Hasso-Plattner-Institut

Innovative technologies such as multicopters, humanoid robots, artificial intelligence and even voyages through virtual worlds are taking human-machine relationships to completely unexplored levels. The "no limits" headline at this year's CeBIT in Hannover reflects these infinite new opportunities. CeBIT is still the only event in the world to unite all the strands of the digital revolution and display them in their entirety. Their intense future focus makes it more urgent than ever to familiarize youngsters early on with these processes. Once again, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) from Potsdam is offering free guided Experience Days at CeBIT 2017 to high school students aged 16+ from all over Germany with an interest in IT.

This provides what might be their first ever contact with the latest big trends in technology. From experiencing cutting-edge drones in action to taking a maiden voyage in a fully autonomous PostBus, or meeting and talking to young IT entrepreneurs - the options are as varied as the trade fair itself. The guides have arranged to visit the stands run by Bitkom, Fraunhofer, IBM, SAP and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, to name just a few. Director Professor Christoph Meinel sums up the aim of the HPI's initiative: "Our CeBIT Experience Days offer high school students keen on technology the opportunity to visit one of the largest IT trade fairs and learn about exciting new developments."

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