Talk #2 – VIDEO LINK – The Decentralized Web and the Dat Project– Danielle Robinson, PhD (Co-Executive Director, Code for Science and Society) & Karissa McKelvey (Digital Democracy, Open Source Developer) Danielle and Karissa will explain exactly what the “open source decentralized web” is and how it can be implemented in the real world. (Complete with use cases!) Also, why you need to know and understand what the decentralized web is, and why it’s important.
Talk #3 – VIDEO LINK – How to Make Law Enforcement Accountable by Implementing A Surveillance Policy Framework – Tracy Rosenberg (Oakland Privacy), Dave Maass (Senior Investigative Researcher, EFF), Lisa Rein (Co-founder, Aaron Swartz Day).
Talk #4 –VIDEO LINK – Andrew McWilliams How Technologists Can Fight Climate Change (Founder, ClimateAction.tech)
Many people think that focusing on personal carbon footprints is the best way to fight global warming. In fact, if you work in tech, you have a lot more power at your fingertips. In his talk, Andrew will explain ideas about what tech professionals of different stripes can do to have greater impact on climate change, whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out.
Talk #6 – VIDEO LINK – Danny O’Brien – Article 13, Article 11: The Copyfight Strikes Back (International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Talk #7 – VIDEO LINK – A conversation with Barrett Brown about his new book (My Glorious Defeats: Hacktivist, Narcissist, Anonymous: A Memoir) & the Pursuance Project with Claire Peters (Director of Strategy, Pursuance Project). Hosted by Lisa Rein. Audience Q & A. Internet Q & A. Including Questions all the way from ThoughtWorks’ Melbourne and Brisbane’s “Internet Freedom Hackathons”
Talk #8 – VIDEO LINK – Keynote 1: Ashley Boyd Dumpster Fire or Opportunity? It’s Up to Us. (VP Advocacy, Mozilla Foundation) Ashley will be focusing on how we can take advantage of the increasing public awareness and concern about digital safety to mobilize users to demand ethical, safe online tools. She will discuss some of the Mozilla Foundations latest accomplishments in the corporate sector, including examples like getting the easy-to-hack, privacy violating children’s “Cloudpets” toys pulled from retailers’ shelves (including Amazon).
Talk #9– VIDEO LINK – Keynote 2: Erin Gallagher – Mapping Twitter Networks – (Multimedia Artist, Writer, Translator, Human Rights & Digital Rights Activist) Erin uses open source network visualization software to see the complex webs our communications weave on Twitter. She will share some of the work she’s done in the past 2 years analyzing hashtag networks.
Talk #10 – VIDEO LINK – Andrew McWilliams How Artists Are Reshaping Tech Research (Founder and Director, ThoughtWorks Arts)*
Andrew will explain how art & technology collaborations are changing the way we understand the future. He will show how projects incubated in his program, ThoughtWorks Arts, open new windows on emerging tech and the impacts on society, exploring themes such as cyborgism and transhumanism, data and identity, bias in AI, biometrics in VR, and movement in robotics.
Talk #12 – VIDEO LINK – Tatyana Griffin – Sound Design for XR: Best Practices & Pro Tips For Immersive Experiences (Creative Technologist, Innovative Educator, Maker/ Artist, Media Scientist, Musician, DJ, XR Developer)
Talk #14 – VIDEO LINK – Ryan Sternlicht – The Future of Immersion and the Creation of the Next Layer of Reality (Educator, Researcher, Advisor & Maker – Noisebridge) If you follow technology you have probably heard many things about AR, VR, MR and XR. Many have given their opinions on the technologies and systems in those sectors, but very few have given detailed information about the whole larger picture. Ryan will share his insight, along with information he has come across while researching these fields, to help us understand the space, and what it means for the world.
Talk #15 – VIDEO LINK – William Clark (Programmer, Year Up Participant) – New Options for Community-Based Education (That Is Also Good For Business) – How the “year up” program represents a positive trend of community education, which gives free education and job placement to college age youth.
Talk #16– VIDEO LINK – Bernice Chua (Game and Algorithm Developer) – Intro to ROS (Robot Operating System)
Talk #17 – VIDEO LINK – Matteo Borri (Robots Everywhere, NASA Contractor) – Re: Matteo’s latest inventions and robots and lasers and NASA Mars Rover fun.
Talk #19 – VIDEO LINK – Galen Mancino – Hyper Local Equity Crowdfunding Program