HASLab participates in the Summer on the Campus 2018

Integrated in the 10th Summer in the Campus Programme of the University of Minho, the activity Computing Without Borders was organized by the Informatics Department in collaboration with HASLab.

This activity introduced 26 secondary school students to problem analysis, to abstract modelling and to the construction of algorithms. This way, the students try the challenging task of programming a computer to solve complex problems, while at the same time getting to know the educational offer of the Department of Informatics.

The 26 participants of Computating Without Borders, coming from various secondary schools of the north of the country, had the opportunity to start the week with the Haskell programming language, learning to solve increasingly complex problems such as the Towers of Hanoi.

The students also observed the operation of several mechanical calculators from the 1950s and 1960s and checked how these were converted into software. In addition, the students had the opportunity to address the Cryptography and the Distributed Systems areas, as well as Robotics software and Quantum Computing.