DOKU:TECH Finishes Chapter Three of its Journey!

In the ever-changing landscape of the digital world, new technology trends emerge almost on a daily basis. Human curiosity, in all of its imperfection, is perpetually seeking answers to the vast unknowns of life only to find that, as Laura Mersini-Houghton said during her talk at DOKU:TECH Special Edition, “…we see more than ever, we understand less than ever.” As technology becomes weaved into our daily life, erodes our privacy, and is being entrenched unstoppably into the fabric of civilization, one can only ponder its effects and implications. The DOKU:TECH conference brought such topics in front of its audience and connected the curious minds with world class speakers, entrepreneurs and leaders, and created space and opportunity to learn practically about the latest trends in technology!

As Mike Butcher from TechCrunch, one of the speakers of this years’ edition motivationally stated after experiencing the DOKU:TECH magic: “It was a great event and it will have a great future!”

With a dynamic schedule and diverse masterclasses and workshops, this year’s event presented the perfect opportunity for tech geeks to get more information on what makes today’s digital world “tick” and how the web functions, while delving into practical experiences with the help of qualified teachers, business people and digital entrepreneurs.

Masterclasses ran on the 6th and 7th of August, starting from 11:00 and running until 17:00.

Workshops were open on both DOKU:TECH days starting from 17:00 until 21:00 on the front yard of the Prizren League entertaining an open crowd. Organized by UNICEF Innovation Labs Kosovo, they featured a set of extraordinarily interesting science topics related to youth with the latest tech achievements in the region of Kosovo. (Click here for a detailed schedule.)

“DOKUTECH was an intriguing look into the future of privacy and technology in a unique setting.

I particularly enjoyed meeting the talented members of Kosovo’s technology community, and look forward to going back next year!”

~ Sebastian Mitchell | Ushahidi

Due to weather conditions, the talks of the third edition of DOKU:TECH took place only on the 7th of August starting from 17:00 until 21:00, and presented a whole new set of speakers who utilized the most interesting stage design yet! Kicking off this year’s DOKU:TECH, Kushtrim Xhakli together with Vladan Joler from SHARE Foundation introduced the topics and theme of this year’s conference, and led the way to the theme of reflection which inspired this year’s conference. The speaker line-up was composed of festival creators, online security experts, science-fiction evangelists, virtual reality pioneers, aiders of development in new countries, and more – all of them bringing the stage and audience of DOKU:TECH to stand on their toes with captivating presentations and even more captivating stories. (See a detailed schedule of the speakers here.)

“Great mix of visionary and mind twisting talks by great line of speakers, at refreshing outside venue in beautiful city”

~ Valto Loikkannen | Grow WC Group

DOKU:TECH is a commitment of passionate people who work together inspired by technology, making DOKU:TECH a now traditional tech-event in the region of the Balkans.

Nonetheless, nothing would have been possible without the help of our sponsors who believe in the ideals that DOKU:TECH Promotes, and we would like to thank each and everyone of them dearly for making the third chapter of DOKU:TECH a reality, and leading the way into the fourth edition!

Here’s to our sponsors, to whom we send special thanks:

Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina, US Embassy Kosovo, Enhancing Youth Employment- EYE Project, Fondacioni Unë e du Kosovën, UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo, GIZ, IPKO, UNDP Kosovo, Suomen suurlähetystö Pristina – Embassy of Finland in Pristina, Birra Peja, Ujë RUGOVE, A.U.K – Training and Development Institute, Technomarket, RTK, Gazeta ‘Tribuna’,KOSOVO 2.0, Digjitale!

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