The Digital Freedom Festival had the honor to welcome the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, who covered the subject of privacy in the technology era with Christoph Amend, Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin. The president stressed that even though the Internet has solved many problems, it unfortunately also creates problems. For this reason we need to create awareness, which is a precondition for political action.
Linda Liukas – programmer, storyteller and illustrator of Hello Ruby – stated that people should teach their children to be creators, not just consumers of technology. “We need people to get excited about computers as a tool of expression and problem solving,” says Liukas.
Liukas also stressed how important it is to learn about the world of technology from stories - no matter if you're a child or a grown-up. Stories are the original way we learn: “If code is the new lingua franca instead of grammar, then we need poetry lessons”.