This month's Hack Things meetup will be held in another great space, thanks to Product Creation Studio, which is providing venue and lunch. Here's the agenda:
12:00: Lunch and open conversations
12:25: Scott Thielman, Product Creation Studio
12:35: Beth Kolko, Shift Labs
12:45: Kyle Hart, Rhino Camera Gear
12:55: Show and tell
1:05: Wrap up and open conversations
1:30: Venue closes
Please note the "show and tell" part of the agenda. This is a chance for you, as part of the community to get up and share what you're working on.
Scott Thielman: Scott is co-founder and VP of Product Creation Studio, a physical product design and engineering firm. They team with their clients to develop products through inspired, meaningful design and engineering. They support medical, consumer, and industrial companies through the product development cycle.
Beth Kolko: Beth is co-founder and CEO of Shift Labs, a company working with hackers, makers, and medical professionals to rapidly prototype and manufacture low-cost medical devices for use in low resource environments. The company's market is BRIC and beyond, and they are especially focused on serving the needs of both doctors as well as lightly-trained front line health workers. They build robust, creative solutions that will improve the ability of clinicians to deliver quality care.
Kyle Hart: Kyle is co-founder of Rhino Camera Gear, a quick-growing company located just south of Seattle. "I'm Kyle and I love product design and camera gear. It wasn't always this way though... Three years ago, sitting at my desk writing an insurance contract, I started thinking of new ways to stabilize cameras when filming. I spent a year learning manufacturing and CAD and started designing products and building a company, Rhino Camera Gear. To date, I've successfully funded 3 Kickstarter campaigns and have established the brand as a leader in DSLR film making accessories. My goal is to continue pushing the limits of filmmaking through innovative and affordable gear."
You: Have a great prototype or product to share? Bring it with you and nab up to 2 minutes on the mic for show and tell. We have 10 minutes dedicated to this, but run a bit over if this proves popular. There will be plenty of time after we wrap up to catch up with the people behind the projects you found particularly interesting.