10 reasons you need to be at Campus Party Europe

Here's why the world's biggest digital festival is a must-attend event

Campus Party is a week-long, 24-hour-a-day festival in which thousands of ‘Campuseros’ fire up their laptops and immerse themselves in an extravaganza of hacking, gaming and digital culture.

 Here are a few great reasons you need to make your way to the O2 Arena in London between 2-7 September and join in the digital festivities...

You'll get to talk face to face with tech experts, in-the-know developers and hardcore gamers

Twitter streams, RSS feeds and Stuff.tv headlines can fly by and make you feel out of the tech loop in a matter of hours. Campus Party is your opportunity to grab someone interesting or knowledgeable and get into the nitty-gritty of what you love – without getting distracted by cat Tumblrs every two seconds.

Fitness fanatics, arty types and would-be astronomers have their own stages

No two tech-heads are the same which is why Campus Party's stages – Galileo, Archimedes, Michelango – all cater to different groups. So whether you're into stars or start-ups, it'll be easy to find the right schedule.

It's a bargain to attend at just £15 for a day pass and £30 for the whole week

OK, so we've sold out of early bird tickets but that doesn't mean Campus Party tickets is going to make too much of a dent to your e-wallet. For the price of a fancy burger, you can come for a whole day – and don't forget, it's a 24 hour tech festival – and £30 will get you into all four days of the action. Buy your tickets here.

Campus Party will teach you how to be a digital entrepreneur

The ticket prices are low but the advice being imparted at the pitching, networking and hacking sessions could just make you millions. Campus Party has dedicated a day to entrepreneurship with big names like Google's Chief Internet Evangelist (and father of the Internet) Vint Cerf.
 

Whichever day you visit Campus Party, there's bound to be a talk on apps and web services. There's also more practical workshops on everything from building Firefox OS apps to user interface design, so you can take home concrete tips to hone and perfect.

Learning how to design killer apps is just a workshop away

Whichever day you visit Campus Party, there's bound to be a talk on apps and web services. There's also more practical workshops on everything from building Firefox OS apps to user interface design, so you can take home concrete tips to hone and perfect.

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With BarCamp, you can have five minutes to present your ideas

Apply online at here and you can share your project with Campus Party participants at BarCamp. The only rule is that it isn't illicit or inappropriate in any way – otherwise, apply away and you could be on stage in September.

It's not all work, work, work: gaming is serious business too

Yep, we mean video games. And coding, hacking, robotics design, Kinect applications and visual effects studios. It might be the tech that powers our downtime but it also includes the areas that most of us live for. If nothing else, you will walk away knowing how to DJ like a pro and that's a skill for life.

Upgrades, project ideas and gadget power-ups will be everywhere so get ready to get inspired

Want to make your Raspberry Pi look prettier? Or learn how to make 3D models with Blender to send to Makerbot or Cube 3D printers? Campus Party is bursting with tips and tricks to help you make the most of your existing tech purchases. Come armed with questions.

Women in Tech is a theme, so geeky girls are very welcome

In fact, a whole day (on Thursday 5th September) is dedicated to it – how many tech events can say that? Speakers include Adriana Gascoigne, advisor to Intel and founder of Girls in Tech, and House of Lords peer and Lastminute.com entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox. We promise there won't be a pink smartphone accessory in sight.

Campus Party 2013 will be the best one yet

Campus Party is the biggest electronic entertainment festival in the world, and it's growing. 250 people attended the first Campus Party; this year, 10,000 hackers, hobbyists, developers and gadget geeks from across Europe will be coming through the doors armed with laptops and ideas every day.

BONUS!

No celebration of all things tech would be complete without the world’s biggest-selling gadget magazine - buy a week-pass to Campus Party Europe at the O2 Arena and you’ll get a 3-month subscription to Stuff.

Just add the code CPSTUFF in the purchase box once you've registered for the event and you'll be sent an email to claim your free issues of Stuff.

So… see you there, yeah?

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