ESOP will participate in the 7th Debate of the GT PASC “Democracy, Citizenship and Social Inclusion”

ESOP will participate in the 7th Debate of the GT PASC “Democracy, Citizenship and Social Inclusion”

2024- 05- 07
Ada & Zangemann - A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream

On February 14th, ESOP will be in conversation with PASC - Casa da Cidadania in the 7th Debate of the PASC GT “Democracy, Citizenship and Social Inclusion”. Participate, from 9:30 pm to 11 pm!

The 14th of February was chosen by the Free Software Foundation Europe for "I Love Free Software Day", which aims to thank all the people who contribute to the development of these technologies and, thus, to the improvement of Society.

This year, Portugal celebrates this anniversary by remembering the important role of Free Software, or Open Source, has in Society, not only in the technological aspect, where it can represent 70% of any IT solution, but also in boosting citizen participation, in search for solutions that improve the lives of populations and strengthen Society, in the most diverse aspects.

As a form of a first citizen contribution, and to demonstrate that participation in Free Software communities is not just for IT specialists, a brief introduction will be made to the book "Ada & Zangemann - A tale about Software, Skates , and Raspberry Ice Cream", by Matthias Kirschner and Sandra Brandstätter, and a call for translators into Portuguese.

About the book

The famous inventor Zangemann lives in a huge house at the top of the city. Adults and children love his inventions and are desperate to have them. But then something happens: Zangemann goes to the city to once again see his inventions up close and – BOOM! – a child hits your shin with a skateboard. Enraged, the inventor makes a decision and then strange things happen... But Ada intelligently sees what is happening and, with her friends, devises a plan.

This illustrated book tells the story of the famous inventor Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious contraption. Ada begins her experiments with hardware and software, and in the process recognizes the importance of independent and free use and control of technologies, for herself and others.

A book to spark children's interest in exploring and inventing technology. From 6 to 106 years old.