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Future of Tech [clear filter]
Monday, May 15
 

9:00am

Machine Learning Tech Talks
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Machine Learning is all the rage right now. But how is it done? What are classifiers, regressions, neural networks, convolutional networks, and LTSMs? What industries are they being used in right now, and what industries will they be used for in the future?

Learn about the favorite tools of 3 expert ML developers and how they are applied to revolutionize current industries *today*.

Talks:
- Machine learning in robotic recycling - Matanya Horowitz
- Computer Vision and Machine Learning in the Lettuce Field: Adding Science to the Art of Farming -- Jeffrey Orrey 


Monday May 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

Mixed Reality -- Physical Meets Digital
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Mixed Reality technology is exploding. While Virtual Reality completely transforms the spaces around us into digital interfaces, *Mixed Reality* seamlessly blends the physical world and the virtual one to allow us to explore new interfaces to home repair, invite virtual pets into our physical home, or visualize information in a spatial way.

Join 3 Mixed Reality developers as they show off their favorite Mixed Reality applications and talk about how they've built them.

- Empathy in VR - Brandon Minor
- Improving VR Experiences with New Sensor Tech -- Evan Fletcher 
- The bodiless robot: building software that lives in the real world. -- Vikas Reddy

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Fletcher

Evan Fletcher

Hardware Lead, Occipital
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital are... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 16
 

9:00am

Virtual Reality - The future is bits, not atoms.
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Virtual Reality allows us to transform the spaces around us into distant worlds, psycadelic dreams, or new interfaces. Learn about some of the top applications of VR *available today* from some of the makers in the VR space.

Speakers:
-- Title TBD -- Reality Garage Founder Robert Ottinger 
-- Meditation in VR -- Boulder VR Studios Founder Fletcher Richman
-- Mass and space in VR UX: taking inspiration from industrial design and installation art -- Yoshiki Schmitz


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Cofounder, BubbleCRM
Engineer, entrepreneur, and VC.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

The Ghosts of VR past, present, and future
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What does the technology behind virtual reality look like today? What will it look like in the future? Our expert panelists take you inside the past, present, and future of Virtual Reality.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.
avatar for Pascal Wagner

Pascal Wagner

CEO, Walkthrough
Currently the CEO @Walkthrough. Formerly I founded @OnlineAdLabs, a facebook marketing consulting company which was acquired in 2016. I'm an active real estate investor at @CashFlowRentals with homes in TX & NC and I studied MIS & IT @ FSU where I received my 2 B.S. diplomas in 2... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Foley

Paul Foley

Co-Founder & CEO, SmartCapital
Paul is the Co-Founder & CEO of SmartCapital, which for the first time ever allows anyone to invest in VC funds. | | Paul's also a Colorado native, born in Boulder, and is enthusiastic about building startup communities.
avatar for Heather

Heather

Head of Operations, Walkthrough
Hi! I'm Heather, a recent addition to the constantly growing Denver transplant list & Head of Operations at Walkthrough. Walkthrough is working towards replacing the time consuming process of touring properties with a simple and affordable virtual reality solution!
avatar for Mark Manes

Mark Manes

Director, Mobile Development, Markit on Demand
Founder of Colorado VR (COVR), Mark has a profound personal and professional interest in Virtual Reality. VR is the next great computing platform and while it is early days yet it has progressed quickly and steadily in the last two years.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Cryptocurrencies: the Race to the Next Major Protocols (FTP-HTTP-HTTPS-????)
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Cryptocurrencies have the potential to be TCP/IP of money. What does the future look like if they do to money, what the internet did for information? Learn about Ethereum, one of the top cryptocurrencies of 2017 with two contributors to the project.

Talks:
- Developing for the Blockchain: Differences and Similarities from Web Development -- Raine Revere
 - Beyond Capitalism, Building Blocks For A Cooperative and Sustainable Future -- Piper Merriam 

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Piper Merriam

Piper Merriam

Freedom Fighter, Consensys
Decentralized Applications and Blockchains. Primarily centered around Ethereum.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Digital Photography 2.0
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Bokeh, DSLRs, Long Exposure, and Light-fields, oh my! Learn about the latest & greatest camera geekery and how photography is going to change the way we perceive & retrieve memories.

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Investment Manager, Boomtown Accelerator
Talk to me about expedition photography, startup founding, product strategy, Antarctica, and adventure travel. | | Oh, and blogging.
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Morris

Marc Morris

Regional Account Manager, Tamron Lenses, USA
I'm a writer, photographer, self-professed optics nerd, and photo industry professional of 20 years, 10 of which have been combined in the field for Olympus, Sony and, now, Tamron Lenses, USA; the other ten I spent running production labs and camera stores, as well. I was a well-schooled... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Rey Treece

Matthew Rey Treece

eceertrey
I'm a local artist interested in photography/light painting, 3d rendering, digital painting, glitch art, graffiti, street art, abstract art, contemporary art. Photography featured in Paris, Mumbai, NYC - Also into VR what the future holds in store for artists in that realm.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Wednesday, May 17
 

4:00pm

OpSec 201: Protect Your Data, Protect Yourself
Limited Capacity seats available

EFA Colorado presenting. What is Operational Security, and how can you as a consumer of digital services protect yourself from hackers? Hackers from across the world have an increasing ability to affect the lives of people who use computer systems all across the world, learn to protect yourself at this very special BSW event.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilein is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SecureSet, which is a Denver, CO based cybersecurity services company.  He serves as Chief Technology Officer to the firm and leads the cybersecurity startup accelerator, which makes strategic investments into early state... Read More →


5:30pm

VR Happy Hour
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Ever wanted to try a high end Virtual Reality headset and learn what the hype is all about? We'll have a handful of libations (21+) and of next gen VR technology on hand for the community to demo.

Nick Shelton will be presenting his FractalVR art.  Here is a demo: https://vimeo.com/206780970

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital are... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Occipital 1801 13th St #202, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Thursday, May 18
 

2:00pm

A Practical Intro to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Get a practical introduction to machine learning and artificial intelligence with this event and the talks from industry experts here!

Moderators
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Bates

Sara Bates

CEO and Co-founder, MamaMend
I'm the CEO and co-founder of MamaMend, a digital health startup that connects postpartum women with health information and resources. I am also a data scientist and, prior to starting MamaMend, I ran a data science consulting business focused on helping startups develop and implement... Read More →
avatar for Aiden Livingston

Aiden Livingston

CEO, Casting.AI
I am a contributor to the AI/bot section of VentureBeat, the author of two published books, and I am working on my third title now, "A Robot is Coming for Your Job- thriving in the AI revolution". | | My startup, Casting.AI is using AI tools to better connect talent and jobs... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

AI Automation, Jobs, and the Economy
Artificial intelligence is undergoing a renaissance, with the number of relevant research papers, startups, applications, and new ideas expanding rapidly.  These new capabilities will enable people and result in greater aggregate productivity, analogous to the invention of the steam engine that powered the industrial revolution.  At the same time many laborers, drivers, assembly line workers, and even some more skilled roles in society will be made redundant.  This shift will have both positive and negative consequences for individuals' lives, society, and the economy, which is why it is important to start understanding the trends and preparing now.

Join Jeff Rose, CEO of Boulder AI company ThinkTopic, to discuss the technology, economic and political landscape of our automated future.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose

CEO, ThinkTopic
Jeff is a Co-founder and CEO of ThinkTopic, a Boulder based AI company. Over the last 3 years ThinkTopic has worked with a wide range of organizations, from the Asian Development Bank to Conde Nast and Digital Globe. They have created image analysis pipelines using deep learning... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Friday, May 19
 

11:00am

Crypto and the Law
EFA Colorado presenting. What is Cryptography, and why does it matter? What is the history of cryptography, and where is it going in the future? Join this joint presentation of the Future of Tech + Legal tracks at Boulder Startup Week to learn more about the civil rights battles of the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilein is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SecureSet, which is a Denver, CO based cybersecurity services company.  He serves as Chief Technology Officer to the firm and leads the cybersecurity startup accelerator, which makes strategic investments into early state... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Mixed Reality Workshop
Occipital Bridge is a Mixed Reality Headset that runs on their mixed reality Bridge Engine... 

And it's built right here in Boulder! Learn the latest & greatest Mixed Reality development tools, from Occipital Platform Manager Jacob Ervin & Occipital Platform Developer Aaron Hilton .

Bring your Mac Laptop and iPhone if you wish to code along with the presentor.  Here is a detailed list of setup instructions for developing for the bridge.  https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1zsJE_FRweaYQ5fCanm8ATW_e9mjsC1juyhDqYmzUHTw/edit

Learn more about bridge at https://bridge.occipital.com

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Hilton

Aaron Hilton

President, Steampunk Digital
Aaron is the president of Steampunk Digital, and has deep roots in user experience design, game creation tools, real-time visual effects, VR and 3D engines. He is the founder of the VanVR Meetup that promotes the VR creative scene in Vancouver Canada.
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302