We are proud to be taking part in the inaugural Tech Week, which hopes to encourage young people to enter technology professions. We will be holding a night of short talks. each speaker is limited to just fifteen minutes to convey their idea, story or insight on a part of technology. The event is free for anyone to come along, no need to book.
Date: Thursday 1st May
Sign Up: None. Just turn up.
Details on the talks below.
Speaker – Rory McCann
Title – Introduction to Open Source
Why do programmers give away their software for everyone to use for free? What is Open Source / Free Software? Where did it come from, and how does it work?
Links: http://www.technomancy.org, https://twitter.com/lalonde
Title – How to pretend you know stuff about stuff
I’m a visual artist, and a graduate of the Art in the Digital World Masters at NCAD. I like to make machines that make people think about things, like quantum mechanics or emotions or time travel or regrets or alternative realities or music or long-defunct Victorian crazyscience. I play with the blur between science and fiction, and I get a LOT of help and collaboration. I’ll be talking about a few past projects, the people who helped me and made me look good, and the stuff they taught me that helps me pretend I know stuff about stuff.
Links: www.sineadmcdonald.com, https://twitter.com/sineadw
Title – Blender and the Creative Space
Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. The talk will be on what blender can do for you as a hobbyist.
Title – Spammers hate him! How one weird trick can keep your accounts secure online
Title – Made It