The first CERN Spring Campus

From 14 to 16 April, the first edition of the CERN Spring Campus took place in Spain. Taking place over three intensive days, this event brought experts from CERN together at the University of Oviedo, where they met the engineers and scientists of the future in a programme of scientific and technological dissemination and cultural exchange.


The young participants of the first CERN Spring Campus and their instructors show their enthusiasm after the intensive three-day course.

“This three-day school focuses on preparing young engineers for the job market, with a particular emphasis on computing,” explains Derek Mathieson, Advanced Information Systems Group Leader in the GS Department and Head of the CERN Spring Campus organising committee. “We organised talks on entrepreneurship and IT, as well as on job interviews and CV writing. It was also an important opportunity for the participants to meet CERN computing engineers to find out what it is like to work in IT at the moment.”

“It has been a great experience,” says Miquel Llobet, a participant from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. “I was exposed to many new technologies and methodologies that I had never heard about. The instructors from CERN were fantastic and the experiences they shared were very valuable. I can't wait to put what I've learned into practice!”

“I think the concept of the Campus is very nice, but I would make it longer,” adds Victor Rodriguez Bouza, from the University of Oviedo. Strong encouragement for future initiatives no doubt!

For more information about the first edition of the CERN Spring Campus, click here.

by CERN Bulletin