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Join us for She Makes, a one day event where we look at what it means to make in the digital age. We will explore how technology is disrupting industry like 3D printing and digital fabrication. (for example 3D printed jewelry)
She Makes is a new experience designed to connect makers of all types — whatever industry you are in! Come along to meet, inspire, encourage each other and change the way we make.
SheMakes will run on the Saturday 11th of October and will start off with presentation on making and what it means for women as well as a keynote talk from one of the world’s leading speakers on 3D printing and modelling for Women; Ann Marie Shillito, Founder and CEO of Anarkik3D
There will be panel discussions with some industry experts and we will have presentations from some amazing speakers involved in 3D printing, wearable startups and general hacking and making throughout the day.
The event will also be fully catered for, and this is included in your She Makes Pass price
The day will be then broken into 3 subject areas with workshops and sessions running concurrently on 3D Printing hands on workshop (and associated technology) , Girl Geek Makers and Wearable workshops. You need to purchase the kits for the wearable workshops, but all other consumables such as the 3D printing workshops are covered in the ticket price.
3D Printing hands on workshop stream
Learn how to 3D design and then physically print your designs on the 3D printers we have on site. We will also have some samples on 3D printed jewellery including those printing in metals, you can then use your models to order through various 3rd parties that can print your designs in metals like gold and silver
* You will need to bring a laptop (either mac or pc is fine) for these workshops
*She Makes Pass:
Wearable hands on workshops stream
This will require you to have purchased the wearable kit as well as a She Makes Pass. These kits are amazing and are a great way to learn about programmable wearable tech, and just how potentially disruptive some of these platforms are. They are also just plain cool. We only have a limited number of seats.
There will be basic soldering required and we will have a number of skilled mentors who can help. You will also need a basic computer (mac or pc) to be able to program your wearable.
*She Makes Pass and wearable kit required:
Girl Geek Maker workshop stream
If you’re not wanting to get down and dirty with design software or coding and soldering your wearables or messing around with the printers we have for the event. You can join us in exploring what it means to be a Girl Geek Maker. How digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and other technology such as programmable wearable platforms are not only having a disruptive influence on the industry, but how they could be amazing enablers for women wanting to enter this space.
*She Makes Pass:
Dr Aakanksha Chhikara
Engineer, Dreamer, Founder of Akanz, a wearable technology startup in Melbourne. Previously developed wearable sensors for back pain patients and made robots.
Aakanksha’s goal with Akanz is to create wearables that help people live great lives. Aakanksha’s expertise is in product development and marketing of wearable technology products for consumer and medical sectors. She gained this expertise over the last 7 years through her PhD research at Imperial College London, management and marketing experience at dorsaVi and leading her startup, Akanz. She is a co-inventor on 3 patents filed by dorsaVi Pty Ltd. Encouraging more women to pursue entrepreneurship is one of her goals for 2014.
Ann Marie Shillito, Founder and CEO of Anarkik3D
Contemporary designer jeweller designer & maker, founder & CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd, software developers of award winning haptic 3D modelling software, Anarkik 3D Design. Author of 'Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists & Designer Makers' and a Fellow of the RSA.
Andy Gelme - Hacker at Large
Andy has been hacking since a teenager and his career includes the spectrum of computing ... from embedded controllers to supercomputers. Since 2000, Andy has been working in the areas of building automation and the Internet of Things. Established the Melbourne HackerSpace in 2009, as part of a growing and passionate technical community that accomplishes game-changing hacks, welcoming all who are interested,
regardless of experience. In 2012, he was part of the founding team at LIFX.
April Staines -Founder of the Open Source 3D Printing Prop Group, and 3D printing consultant.
Schedule Outline (To be finalised shortly):
8:45 Registration Opens
9:00 Start and opening talks.
9:30 Workshops start
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 Workshops Resume
1:30 Workshops resume
2:30 Afternoon Tea
3:30 Workshops Conclude
4:00 Show and Tell
4:30 Wrap Up and final presentations
She Makes pass will include catering - Please contact us if you have any special dietry requirements.
She Makes is Australia's Premier Maker fest specifically designed for women, this is your chance to be part of history.