- The Green Exchange: a discussion on sustainability
Hi there Everyone! We are excited to announce our very first event on Sustainability in Techneeks! Green tech, Clean tech, Renewable, Eco-Friendly, Upcycling, Recycling, Low Carbon Footprint... Curious about the buzz around sustainability but no idea how to begin your journey on this topic? Come join us and the experts! THIS MEETUP: Join our panel’s moderator, Vince Siu, co-founder and co-curator of SUSTAINHK and member of Global Shapers Hong Kong will play host to our panel who come from a mix of industries and professions: - Janice Lao, Director - Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability from The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Limited - Timothy Koo, Partner at Audacy Ventures - Henry Ho, Assistant Environmental & Hygiene Manager at Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Ltd. TAKEAWAYS: - Get ideas from the experience of others on how to implement sustainable practice(s) successfully - Learn from these experts how being green delivers value to you and your company beyond good PR - Connect with those at the forefront of the sustainability effort and others who are as passionate about the topic as you are SCHEDULE: 7.00pm to 7.30pm: Registration, networking & refreshments 7.30pm to 8.30pm: Panel Session 8.30pm to 9.00pm: Q&A and Time to Mingle This session will be hosted by Garage Society Wan Chai. (Thank you for hosting us once again!) Seats are limited to 60 so arrive early if you want to avoid 'standing room only'. READ MORE about this event here: http://bit.ly/thegreenexchange20May **UPDATE 27Mar: Toby has a last minute travel notice. Instead, we will have his colleague Timothy Koo, Partner at Audacy Ventures to take his chair.
- Pioneering the future of smart contracts with EOSIO
Hi Everyone! We're back in full swing this May with lots of events coming your way. THIS MEETUP: The future is automation by way of connectivity and reliability. Smart Contracts brings together the best of the future to enable conflict-free agreements between parties. This is made possible with EOSIO blockchain technology. Join block.one's Developer Relations Engineer, Han Liu as he demonstrates how EOSIO works, the differences in performance as compared to other chains, resources needed to power EOSIO and how to work with the platform. SCHEDULE: 7pm to 7.30pm: Refreshments & snacks 7.30pm to 8.30pm: Session 8.30pm to 9.00pm: Q&A and Time to Mingle This session will be held at D.Work, the co-working space for digital nomads to connect. Seats are limited to 60 so arrive early if you want to avoid 'standing room only'. READ MORE about this event here: http://bit.ly/Blockone20May See you soon! Block.one is a global leader in high-performance blockchain software. In June 2018, the company published the EOSIO blockchain protocol and has since continued to develop and optimize the open-source software for companies and developers to build enterprise-level blockchain solutions.
- Matching People and Jobs with Artificial Intelligence
Hi there Everyone! If you have missed our last meetup, don't be disappointed, cos we've our Feb meetup next! THIS MEETUP: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the job search process and recruitment field. Some think of it as impersonal - lacking the human touch, while some find it too personal - entrusting their data to a machine. How can AI help overcome biases in recruiting? Join SEEK Asia's Product Director Sharon Anne Keane and Senior Product Manager Sami Chib Saminder as they share with you how AI has potential to cut waste, create efficiencies and streamline the process of matching the people businesses need with jobs they will grow and thrive in. At SEEK (JobStreet and JobsDB) they're using data to help make the perfect match between people and jobs, in their mission to improve lives through better careers. They have teams of data scientists and developers who power their product and AI is at the heart of what they do. SCHEDULE: 7pm to 7.30pm: Refreshments & Snacks 7.30pm to 8.30pm: Presenters take the floor 8.30pm to 8.45pm: Q&A 8.45pm to 9pm: Time to mingle This session will be held at SEEK Asia's office at Wan Chai. Seats are limited to 30 so arrive early if you want to avoid 'standing room only'. READ MORE about this event here: http://bit.ly/2CF4Yvq Have a Happy Lunar New Year in advance and see you soon! JobStreet and JobsDB are the leading online employment marketplaces in Asia. Their brands help facilitate the matching and communication of job opportunities between job-seekers and employers.
- Blockstack Showcase: A new internet for decentralized apps
Hi Everyone! We know it's December but we're excited to announce that we've secured the very first Meetup of 2019 in January. THIS MEETUP: Leading into Blockstack's Hong Kong launch in 2019 (visit: http://bit.ly/Blockstack10Jan) we're proud to host the innovative team who will introduce the concept of a new 'internet', the problems the platform attempts to solve, the benefits of building apps on it and a glimpse of what a decentralized future will look like. For those new to the topic, don't worry about this getting too technical. Blockstack is a new platform/browser (like your internet) that promotes or advocates for digital rights: Identity, data-ownership, privacy, and security. If the recent events of a security lapse in big tech companies covered in the media interest you, come find out how Blockstack works to make the internet and your data more secure. In this session, we've Blockchain's engineers to present: Jude Nelson and Ken Liao (4Jan UPDATE: Final) SCHEDULE: 7pm to 7.30pm: Refreshments & snacks 7.30pm to 8.30pm: Session 8.30pm to 9.00pm: Q&A 9.00pm to 9.30pm: Time to Mingle ** (3Jan UPDATE: We will be moving the networking out of Garage Society to nearby bars in Wan Chai) The venue will be at The Garage Society (Thank you for housing Techneeks in your space) at their inspiring co-working space in Wan Chai. Seats are limited at 140 but arrive early if you want to avoid 'standing room only'. READ MORE about this event and Blockstack here: http://bit.ly/2EoUiVh Meanwhile, enjoy the remaining weeks of 2018 and we'll see you in 2019! :D
- An Introduction to Cloud Native
- Autonomous Stores: How Tech transformed the Retail Experience
**UPDATE ON PRESENTER: FITCH'S Strategy Director Stephen Pill will not be here to deliver his UX insights with us tomorrow but his colleague and FITCH's Technology Director, Marc Lamothe will cover his part. He will share in detail on his and Stephen's expertise and experience about the projects they have worked on together. INFO: We're back to bring you another topic that touches us in our lives whether as a creator or a consumer. Together with the global leading brand and retail consultancy, FITCH, we will explore the subject of << Autonomous Stores: How technology is transforming the brick and mortar retail experience>>. This session will be hosted by The Garage Society at their inspiring co-working space on Des Voeux Road. (Thank you for lending us your space!) FITCH is a leading global retail and brand consultancy, which offers strategy, design and implementation across all channels, their clients include Swire Properties and the award-winning Dubai International Airport. The schedule for the evening is: 7pm to 7.30pm: refreshments & snacks 7.30pm to 8.30pm: presenters take the floor 8.30pm to 8.45pm: Q&A 8.45pm to 9pm: time to mingle Seats are limited to 50 so arrive early if you want to avoid 'standing room only'. READ MORE about this event and the speaker here: http://bit.ly/2Nlr49x
- An introduction to React.JS & React Native
It's been a while and apologies for the radio silence. I'm sure we can all agree that it's been a very busy 2018 so far. Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you and there will be more frequent meet-ups planned for the rest of the year. With that in mind we have teamed up with the technology department at SEEK Asia who have kindly offered to be our home for our first meet-up of the summer. The techies at SEEK will also be introducing us to React.JS and React Native, the advantage of using both and how they have been using them to build the JobsDB & JobsSt mobile app ecosystem. JobStreet and JobsDB are the leading online employment marketplaces in Asia. Their brands help facilitate the matching and communication of job opportunities between job-seekers and employers. Presenters on the night include George Ho and two of his React specialists, Samantha and Henry. George (Head of Engineering) is responsible for the development of applications across SEEK Asia’s digital platforms (web, mobile). He has 10+ experience in a diverse set of Internet technology domains, from back-end to front-end app development. Henry is a programmer in mobile team of jobsDB. He has two years of experience on React Native and is mainly focused on the latest jobsDB lite app. Samantha has been a developer at jobsDB since 2015 and is experienced in C#, PHP and React.js. Currently in the search & experience team for revamping the job search page in jobsDB. The schedule for the evening is: 7pm to 7.30pm: refreshments & snacks 7.30pm to 8.30pm: presenters take the floor 8.30pm to 8.45pm: Q&A 8.45pm to 9pm: time to mingle Seats are limited to 30 so arrive early if you want to avoid 'standing room only'.
- AR: Augmenting the Retail Customer Experience
G'day HKWD. Hope you are all keeping well. In the first of a new series of tech-related events, we're excited to have Marc Lamothe, Technical Director of WPP's leading Brand Experience agency FITCH talk to us about AR in the retail world. Marc has been delivering interactive digital applications to customers for over 15 years. Since joining FITCH in 2011, he has managed the digital delivery for clients such as GE, Dubai Airports, Intel, LYNK & CO, Qatar Airways and Swire Properties. He has a sound knowledge of the digital landscape, understanding from a technical perspective how competitor brands develop their digital platforms. Also presenting will be Kam Liu. Kam is responsible for the development and integration of applications across Fitch's digital platforms (web, mobile and interactive). He has experience in a diverse set of technology domains, from retail, to publishing, healthcare, and logistics, and has a broad knowledge of different technologies including web, AR, VR and IoT. Technical Agenda - Technical overview of AR fundamentals and how AR is achieved: World Tracking, VIO, Feature Detection, Plane Detection - ARKit vs ARCore - ARKit: The fundamentals - AR in the Web: ARCore for Web, ar.js http://www.fitch.com Designing the future. FITCH transforms consumer experience and accelerates business success. They deliver seamless solutions by combining the physical, human and digital elements of a brand to create unique experience signatures. FITCH is a leading global retail and brand consultancy with an integrated offer of strategy, design and implementation, which enables them to deliver across all touchpoints. They do this for clients that include adidas, B&Q, Brown-Forman, Dell, H&M and Philips. FITCH is a WPP company (NYSE). We're also excited and grateful to have the event hosted by The Garage Society. http://www.thegaragesociety.com Garage Academy is Garage Society's platform to showcase & support the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong. From fireside chats, to panels, tech talks, workshops & more, join them and get plugged into the community. Looking forward to seeing some/all of you there. Pizza and beer will be provided. :)
- What's new: Dev tools, CMS, ecommerce & Production NodeJs
It's been too long so what's new!? This is a Meetup for all those who'd like to catchup. We have three speakers and four topics including: Dev tools, CMS ecommerce Production NodeJs
- Merry ChRistmas: R a functional language
Come and celebrate the end of a great year and the start of a festive season with two topics on the top of our hot list. R language expert and Microsoft specialist speaks on processing big data sets. Computing Probabilities With R: mining the patterns in lottery In this talk, we will share three packages tools in R: maggrittr + dplyr + tidyr These packages can make writing R much more enjoyable. With the tools, easily manipulate lottery data into the shape you want. After reshaping your data, you could also easily get dozens of time-space patterns from your data cube. Micrsosft Azure Machine Learning supports R. This event is sponsored by Microsoft Speaker: Chia-Chi Chang