Geeks go hard! Never mind the after party on Friday, it's another full day of interesting topics and inspiring ideas. We know you're going to need a little more coffee than usual. We're ready! We promise! Today's sessions occur at The Guild Hall (615 Montgomery Street).
Pokemon Go’s summer success was a breakout hit for augmented reality. With the release of the Oculus Rift this year virtual reality is also coming to consumers. How should entrepreneurs and companies understand and plan for these emerging markets? Hear from two movers and shakers that are building cuttinge edge technology in AR and VR.
User experience design is the special sauce that makes products intuitive and user-friendly. Its an art that incorporates the sciences of psychology, and anthropology mixed in with graphic design. Learn from these seasoned UI/UX professionals about the process of designing and building products that feel effortless.
It might be awhile before we join the Jetsons in Orbit City but smart cities are just around the corner (and, in some cases, here). Integrating IT with IOT (that’s Internet of Things) to help manage everything from streetlights to parking. This panel will share best practices and opportunities that come from building Smarter Cities. There will be an emphasis on funding and building a team to solve some real problems.
The Guild Hall
11:45am - 1:00pm
We all need a little fuel to keep going. Take a break and enjoy some lunch! Take it to go to check out the Geekend Arcade and what kids create not just consume!
Today’s lunch comes from our wonderful sponsor The Gaslight Group – check out b. matthew’s, The5spot, Blowin’ Smoke, or Abe’s on Lincoln while you’re in town!
The Guild Hall
11:45am - 2:00pm
Come see several uses of Gulfstream’s Immersive Realities Technologies (that’s AR/VR for short!) at this special part of the Geekend Arcade – it’s free and open to the public!
This is THE showcase of kids creating not just consuming technology. Drop in to check out student coded video games, cast a vote for your favorite, and learn about the possibilities of coding.
This event, and the 3D modeling workshop before it, and the session with Chris Kelsey following it, are free and open to the public. If you are bringing children, please plan on staying with them for the duration of the event.
This free and open-to-the public session will teach students the basics of 3D modeling, starting with Geekend’s favorite 3D model, the Geekbot! After the session students will have a file they can take to a 3D printer to make their model come to life. If you are bringing children, please plan on staying with them for the duration of the event. Thanks to Shipt for the snacks.
How do you know what your customers want? How do you deliver those features? AND easily validate their demand? This panel has been there and done that and will tell you all about it. From the MVP (minium viable product) to building sustainable business and revenue model a successful entrepreneur must constantly make decisions about how to allocate their precious resources – time and money. Join these entrepreneurs as they talk about lessons they learned in launching their products and building companies.
Is your business’s social media presence serving you well? Put it in front of this panel of experts for live feedback. Learn from real examples not abstract principles! To get your endeavor picked for consideration, tweet in advance to our panel.
Grab a drink and join us for our awards presentation to the indie game developers that showcased their games in our Indie Game Arcade. The game creators will each present to the crowd and answer questions about their game. Project MQ will present the people’s choice award.