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Tuesday, May 17
 

1:00pm

Building Virtual Reality (VR)
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Virtual reality is a really exciting tech that will rock our future. Developers in this field can share lessons learned, the current state of the field, and the future of VR.

Rob Harrington (COVR meetup): Playing with Scale in Your VR App
Greg Schafer (Web Engineer, Occipital): Connecting Humans in VR
Mark Manes (COVR meetup): What you need to know to build an app for VR

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers
avatar for Rob Harrington

Rob Harrington

Rob is a consultant in software and data and is co-host of Colorado Virtual Reality Meetup group (COVR). He got his first glimpse of VR's potential as a grad student in the early 1990s. Rob is working on projects in educational games, as well as visualization of and interaction with... Read More →
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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.
avatar for Greg Schafer

Greg Schafer

Backend Engineer, Occipital


6:00pm

Analyze Boulder
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To see a video recording of the event (including all slides presented), please see: https://youtu.be/65FBnuYtVBY

Welcome to Analyze Boulder 36!  We're so thrilled to be hosting a special Boulder Startup Week edition of AB for a FOURTH year.  We've rounded up some of our most popular 5-minute flash data talks from the past year:

Theresa Becker presents a web-based visualization of co-mutation data to assist researchers and clinicians in understanding the complex mutational dynamic of cancer, with potential future application in personalized medicine.

Damian Wandler highlights some sneaky ways bias can end up in well-intentioned AB tests, how machine learning can be the nemesis of causal inference, and some methods to address these issues.

Aman Ahuja will talk about applications of data science in the non-profit sector: how they can be different from popular views of data science, what we can all learn from these projects, and why it’s important that we do so.  

Erich Wellinger will show us how, what, and when media sources have covered various topics in the 2016 Presidential Election, analyzed using the web-scraping and Natural Language Processing techniques. 

As always, we'll be pouring great beer from Vindication Brewing Company.  

Please contact us if you want to give a 5-minute flash talk on any data-related subject! 



Speakers
avatar for Analyze Boulder

Analyze Boulder

Analyze Boulder is a community of data geeks who live, work, and play in Boulder, Colorado. Our members give fast, accessible, high-energy TED-style talks once a month on any data topic. Sign up today at speakers.analyzeboulder.com to present at the next AB Meetup!
avatar for Diana Pfeil

Diana Pfeil

Data Scientist, Honey
I'm co-captaining the data science track. Please reach out with comments and feedback about data-related BSW events!
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Justin Rosenthal

President, Chief Data Scientist, SnapiSoft


Tuesday May 17, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Wednesday, May 18
 

12:30pm

Mixed Reality: Digital meets Physical
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Learn about Mixed Reality: a future where rich information displays, digital characters, and more are remixed into our physical space.

Brandon Minor(Computer Vision Engineer, Occipital): Horsepocalypse: A more meaningful reality through a virtual lens
Vikas Reddy (Founder, Occipital): The future of spatial computing
Evan Fletcher (Hardware Lead, Occipital): I Am Not a Ghost from the Future: Force Feedback and Sensing for Augmented Reality

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers
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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 →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

The Human Brain, Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen a lot of hype recently from big dollar startup acquisitions to doomsday predictions. These lead to more questions than answers such as - What is at the core of AI advancements? What’s driving the hype? And what are the true promises and perils of a “super intelligence?”

Join ThinkTopic CEO, Jeff Rose (formerly of DeepMind), as he walks through the design of the neocortex, how the mechanism of the human brain translates to AI software, and the reasons why machine learning is taking off today. Finally, get a “hype-free” view of its potential while engaging in some fun thought experiments on future AI utopias and dystopias.

Moderators
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Jessica Hogan

Director of Business Development, ThinkTopic
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers
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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 →


5:30pm

Not Just a Robot, but an Opportunity
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Teaching youth through technology. How using robots and technology in our classrooms can impact our youngest children to learn academic AND social emotional skills.

Directions to Verde: In the old hospital on Mapleton! 


Speakers
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Chris Lessard

Lead Teacher, The Acorn School for Early Childhood Development


 
Thursday, May 19
 

11:00am

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Startup Realm
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Three of the most respected names in startups and investing discuss their personal experience with mental health and wellbeing (or lack thereof) and best practices to live a healthier, happier, more productive startup life. Q&A to follow moderated discussion!

Moderators
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our NINTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track!Technical Integrity's core mission is to build an inclusive and collaborative community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world.We are a... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jane Coffey

Sarah Jane Coffey

Content Manager and Writer, Reboot.io
Reboot believes that in work is the possibility of the full realization of human potential. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest self. Sarah Jane is a seasoned startup veteran who has held posts in operations, community management, and marketing... Read More →
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Brad Feld

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of ... Read More →
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Tom Higley

Founder & CEO, 10.10.10
Tom Higley is Founder & CEO of 10.10.10. Tom has founded and run 6 startups and has raised more than $40 million while returning more than $1 billion to investors. As mentor for TechStars, Galvanize and INDUSTRY entrepreneurs and an investor in more than 25 startups, Tom has been... Read More →


1:00pm

Future of Tech: The World in 2026
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What will the world look like in 2026? How will cryptocurrencies disrupt finance? How is photographic technology changing the way in which the world processes information? How will machine learning and data science revolutionize the way in which trends are discovered and analyzed?

Join our speakers to hear about the trends that are bleeding edge today, but have the potential to turn entire industries upside down by 2026.

* Piper Merriam (Engineer, QuickLeft): The Blockchain Revolution
* Jeffrey Donenfeld (EIR, Boomtown) : Sensors and Photons: The Technologies That Enable Your Creative Vision
* Dean Wyatte (Sr Data Scientist, LogRhythm): using Machine Learning to identify network behavior and detect suspicious activity
* Zooko Wilcox (Founder, ZCash): Bitcoin is HTTP for money. Zcash is HTTPS
 
 

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Investment Manager, Boomtown Accelerators
avatar for Piper Merriam

Piper Merriam

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

Lead Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer, Activision
avatar for Zooko

Zooko

Founder and CEO, Zcash
I was into cryptography, distributed systems, and digital money before they were cool.


Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Optical Processing & Digital Photography 2.0
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the latest trends in photography, sensor technology, and optical processing.

  • Jeffrey Donenfeld (EIR, Boomtown): How future technologies can revolutionize your photography today
  • Arianne Hinds (Principal Architect, Cable Labs): The Search for a data format for Lightfields, and all things plenoptic
  • Kenny Kubala (CTO @ FiveFocal): The vanishing boundary between computer vision and camera design
  • Benjamin Braker (Founder, Chiaro): The new photograph; how 3D cameras change how and why we capture a snapshot.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Braker

Ben Braker

Chiaro Technologies LLC, Chiaro Technologies LLC
Talk to me about technology or business. That ranges from imaging, optics, robotics, logistics, and automation to founding a business, financing, marketing, and product development.
avatar for Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Investment Manager, Boomtown Accelerators
avatar for Kenny Kubala

Kenny Kubala

CTO, FiveFocal
I work on software for virtually prototyping imaging systems.


Thursday May 19, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

ChatOps: The rise of the bots
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The rise of Slack has created an entirely new distribution channel for new web applications. Learn about trends in the chat ecosystem with developers who have built chat-based applications.

Matt George (Software Developer, Rackspace): Deploying to AWS API and Lambda with Slack
Jason Hand (DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps): Infrastructure As Conversation
Keith Brisson (Founder, Init.ai): The I in AI: An Overview of the Machine Learning Behind the Conversational App Revolution

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers
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Keith Brisson

CEO, Init.ai
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Jason Hand

DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps
Jason Hand writes, advises, and lectures around the world on the principles and nuance of DevOps. He has spoken at companies including Comcast and Verizon, as well as dozens of conferences, Meetups, and webinars and was named "DevOps Evangelist of the Year" by DevOps.com in 2016... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Applied Trust 1033 Walnut Street Boulder, Colorado 80302

6:00pm

Cocktails in the VR Lab
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Join the Occipital team for Mixed Reality / Virtual Reality chat and for cocktails / demos in the lab.

Moderators
avatar for Evan Fletcher

Evan Fletcher

Hardware Lead, Occipital
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 →

Thursday May 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Occipital HQ 1801 13th St #202, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Friday, May 20
 

2:00pm

VR Workshop: Building a small 3d scene for Oculus/Vive
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The VR Winter is over! Join Unity developer, Julien Lynge, for a VR workshop.

Julien creates games, VR experiences, training simulations, interactive marketing materials, and data visualizations. He has worked with folks in government, medical, architectural, and more.

He works primarily in Unity, and his focus has typically been on the programming side, but he has also worked with shaders & graphics, design, and 3D modeling. He creates products for a variety of platforms, including VR, desktops, holographic displays, and mobile devices.

Start of event: Hello, introductions
s + 5 minutes: Presentation: Building and deploying a small cause and effect scene in VR
s + 85 minutes: Breakout / Coding / Demos 


IMPORTANT:  When RSVPing, please
1) Plan to bring your laptop to the event (Bonus points if you have a VR rig and you bring it)
2a) Please install Unity on your device.
3) Fill out this short form: http://goo.gl/forms/w87T8gBkL4
 

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

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

Speakers