Minho Campus Party
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LAN parties originated in Northern Europe.
The event is a manifestation of the new opportunities for youth and youth culture in this millennium: All over the world, young people are coming together to create communities based on a mutual interest in computers and computing.
|Date start / end||Number of participants||Location||Area (m2)|
|2001||August 29 - September 2||300||Braga, Parque de exposições|
|2002||July 31 - August 4||600||Guimarães, Pavilhão Multiusos|
|2003||July 30 - August 3||1500||Viana do Castelo, Pavilhão da Associação Industrial do Minho|
|2004||July 28 - August 1||1700||Braga, Estádio Municipal de Braga||9500|
Professor Altamiro Machado
The idea of bringing an event of this type to Portugal, and specifically to the Minho area, came from Professor Altamiro Machado (one of the pioneers of computer science education in the 1970s), a professor and then director of the Department of Information Systems (DSI - Departamento de Sistemas e Informação) of the Minho University. He sought support from, and developed the first contacts with, the team of Charles Pinto Spanish event. It was from his initiative that a group of about forty students of the DSI participated in the Campus Party  2000 in Valencia, with the objective of later helping to implement the Portuguese event.Professor Machado died at the end of March 2001. During the 2001 event, a session to honor the professor's memory  was held.
Cisco Systems supported the MCP since its first edition, and for the past four years, mounting the network infrastructure and supplying the necessary equipment (an investment of more than two million dollars). Before the role was taken over by ProCruve Networking by HP Portugal Telecom supports the connection.
- 3 (three) ATM, STM-1 (155 Mbit each), connected to the data centre of the Telepac (Portugal Telecom Group) on Porto.
- 15,000 meters of optical-fiber
- 30,000 of network cables
- Computer games
- Linux and Security
- Mobility and Telecommunications
When official competitions didn't exist, participants frequently organized competitions between themselves, of which many become officially recognized by the organization.
- "Minho Campus Party: PT testa novo protocolo e oferece largura de banda recorde". Público.
- Minho Campus Party, official page
- Minho Campus Party Forum[permanent dead link]
- #campusparty, channel in the IRC network, PTnet
Articles and news
- SIC Online, online videos (in Portuguese)
- Ciberia, photos
- Minho Campus Party, 2002[permanent dead link] (format WMV) RTP2 - Magazine 2010
- NTV, 2002[permanent dead link] (format WMV)
- RTP1 morning edition, 2002[permanent dead link] (format WMV)
- RTP2 night edition, 2002[permanent dead link] (format WMV)
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