Come see, hear, show and tell the awesome things Vermonters are building in tech. Software, hardware, data, biotech, energy: We know things are happening in these areas, but often only at launch/funding/acquisition or via word of mouth.
No longer! Via a series of lightning talks, we'll learn what projects and technologies people from across tech are most excited about. Pizza will be provided by Generator, and we'll meet and greet after an hour of talks.
Lightning Talks (five minutes each, more to be added)
Brian Waters, UVM
The Internet of Things is quickly catching on, but it won't come without its fair share of security problems. In this talk I'll show you what types of things to look out for as we hack into an IoT security camera in under 300 seconds.
Sara Simon, Vermont Public Radio
Do all news stories need reporters? How do reporters even find stories to report? Learn about the Twitter bot army that VPR has been building to not only get stories, but to get them out fast.
Mark Ibrahim, UVM and Burlington Python
Wikipedia is not just a source of information, but a network of ideas. We algorithmically parsed all 4.7 million articles to construct a map of Wikipedia's First Link Network.
Nick Husher, Faraday
If you build "single-page" webapps your experience is often something like this: Make change, reload, manipulate the app back to the part of it you're working on, make another change, reload, etc. Figwheel lets you change the behavior or state of your application without reloading.
Andy Reagan, UVM and Quokka Labs
Quokka Labs is a sentiment analysis company with a research proven ability to go beyond scores and provide insights with proprietary visualizations. Quokka labs can find the story in your data.
Bradley Holt, IBM Cloud Data Services
Learn how Developer Advocates at IBM used our own services to build a tool that tracks deployments of our sample apps to IBM Bluemix and how we analyze this data.
Tristan Davies, Faraday
Making web pages that share data with each other using BitTorrent.
Eric Smith, Middlebury Interactive
Reverse Proxy Your App Into the Future - Do you feel locked into a rotting application or old technology? By shunting requests through a front-end web server, you can gradually move to better, more current technology choices.
Julie Lerman, Microsoft MVP
Die-hard Microsoft developer will show you a bit of Visual Studio Code on OS X. We'll do some Node.js coding & debug from the IDE.
Uwe Heiss, Zeebo
Evidence that placebos work even in the absence of deception is a profound discovery. Zeebo is the world’s first branded placebo, and is meant to help patients and clinicians become more aware of placebo versus other treatment effects.
If you'd like to speak, please email Zev Averbach <[masked]> with a title and a brief summary of your lightning talk. More Information