I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting much about Campus Party, one of the most important techs and gaming conferences of Brazil. However, it was an excellent experience, and I will give a spoiler: I recommend it to any person who wants to see what’s going on about technology and innovation here, in Brazil.
It is impossible to affirm that it is as good as Dream Force, SalesForce annual conference or CES. Dream Force is such a big thing that is a revenue stream for SalesForce, not only an event to show its products and generate future business. During DF week, San Francisco is full of people; the streets are crowded with people wearing cloud's badges.
We cannot compare, but it was nice anyway. The highlight was the huge presence of booth about EdTech. Education was one main topic during many panels and talks. This shows that the Brazilian ecosystem realised that the only way to enjoy innovation is through education. Innovation is not technology; we don't need technology to improve education. Education is what will drive us to change our business culture so that we can achieve innovation. Moreover, innovation is the best way to build a better world.
It is nice to see the improvement of the Brazilian ecosystem. We still have a long way to go, but we are moving forward. All of us, part of the ecosystem, need to keep supporting education initiatives. So please, let’s keep sharing ideas!