- Sensored #17: Sensored Art (and our 3-year birthday party!)
The Sensored Meetup turns 3! The world of sensors, connected devices, and hardware has certainly changed since our first meetup in Lemnos Labs' just-opened warehouse. Let's get together and celebrate! We'll start with drinks and networking at 7pm. At 7:30 we'll have a short series of speakers talking about sensors and art, giving 5 minute technical talks about their work. And we'll be back on our home turf, at Lemnos Labs (http://lemnoslabs.com/). Tonight's stellar lineup: • Alex Glowaski (http://alexglow.com/) (@glowascii (https://twitter.com/glowascii)), Pinoccio (https://pinocc.io/) & Hackster (http://www.hackster.io/) -- DIY Brainimatronics • Matthew Faulkner (@phageteslacoil (https://twitter.com/phageteslacoil)) -- Coup de Foudre (https://www.facebook.com/coupdefoudre2014), a musical Tesla coil • Mike Pesavento (@DrBrainlove (https://twitter.com/drbrainlove)) -- Dr. Brainlove (https://www.facebook.com/drbrainlove): displaying neural activity on a 30 ft brain • Dat Phan (@datphan (https://twitter.com/datphan)) and Jordan Gray (@starpause (https://twitter.com/starpause)), Codame (http://codame.com/) -- Modbod3D (http://www.codame.com/post/portfolio/modbod3d/): DIY Scanning for Tech Art • Romie Littrell (@TheTechMuseum (https://twitter.com/TheTechMuseum)), The Tech Museum (http://www.thetech.org/) -- Bodymetrics (http://www.thetech.org/bodymetrics/): an interactive exhibit at The Tech Museum • Joe Warga (@planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs)), Planet Labs (https://www.planet.com/) -- Polarimetry • Forest Stearns (@foreststearns (https://twitter.com/foreststearns)), Planet Labs (https://www.planet.com/) -- Art on satellites and radiodomes • Paul Mans, Anticlockwise Arts (http://www.anticlockwisearts.com/) -- Sensing Engagement and Rewarding Participation with Cameras, Projectors and Sound This month's meetup is sponsored by F50 (http://f50.io/), a private co-investment platform that identifies fundable startups and matches them with investors. F50 is also running a multi-platform hardware partners meetup on December 9, (http://bit.ly/f50Dec9) including the following groups: East Bay Hardware (http://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Hardware-Startup/), Sensored SF (http://meetup.com/Sensored) (us!), Silicon Valley Robotics (http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Robotics/), SF Hardware Startup to Scale (http://www.meetup.com/SV-Hardware-Startup-to-Scale/), Wearable Wednesdays (http://www.meetup.com/Wearable-Wednesday-SF/). If you're interested in demoing there, they're taking applications: https://f50.wufoo.com/forms/apply-to-pitch/ Looking forward to seeing everyone soon! Rachel
- Sensored #16: Meetup Mashup! Wearables, VR, Machine Learning, Biofeedback
Howdy Sensorites, It's been awhile... but it's time for another meetup! This month, the Internet of Things Conference IoTaConf (http://iotaconf.com/) is connecting multiple local meetups for a connected device mega-mashup. This meetup is free, though you will need to register to attend (http://bit.ly/IoTaConfMeetup) ( http://bit.ly/IoTaConfMeetup ) as we are combining several meetups for this evening and we need to keep track of space. Monday's agenda: • 6:15 PM Doors Open - Munch & Mingle • 6:25 PM Welcome & Announcements • 6:35 PM Wearables - An Insider's Opinion by Rachel Kalmar of Misfit Wearables • 6:45 PM The Future of VR by David Holz of Leap Motion • 7:30 Pm Break • 7:45 PM PredictionIO: Open Source Machine Learning Server by Isabelle Lee of PredictionIO • 8:30PM Sleep and Poo - the unchartered Zones of the Quantified Self by Jean Rintoul of Ibis- Biofeedback Really looking forward to catching up with everyone -- I've been spending the past few months heads-down on projects, and am excited to hear what everyone's been working on. Best, Rachel
- Sensored Meetup #15 & Solid Pre-party
Hey Sensorites, Welcome to the month of hardware-meets-software in the Bay Area! With MakerCon (http://makercon.com/), MakerFaire (http://makerfaire.com/), and Solid (http://solidcon.com/solid2014), this month is packed with tons of awesome events. Join the Sensored community for a special pre-Solid (http://solidcon.com/solid2014) meetup, featuring demos and presentations from some of our out-of-town friends (and their sensors). If you've got something you'd like to share, let me know. As usual, we'll get started with snacks and drinks around 7, the presentations will start at 7:30, and we'll have plenty of time for everyone to meet each other. This month's sponsor is O'Reilly Media (http://oreilly.com/), which is running the Solid Conference (http://solidcon.com/solid2014) on May 21-22. They have discounted tickets for members of our meetup group -- use the discount code MEETSOLID for 40% off of registration (please don't tweet or publish this code). We'll be back in the Dogpatch at the awesome Lemnos Labs (http://lemnoslabs.com/), which just announced a new partnership with GE (http://geventures.tumblr.com/post/84835258212/ge-ventures-lemnos-labs-announce-new-partnership). Events, announcements, news to share? Email me and I'll put it on our Sensored Calendar (http://bit.ly/SensoredCal), or post it in our Facebook group (http://bit.ly/sensorites). Looking forward to seeing you soon! Rachel P.S. If you missed April's SF IoT (http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Internet-of-Things-Meetup/) / Sensored (http://www.meetup.com/Sensored) / Hardware (http://www.meetup.com/HardwareStartupSF) mega meetup (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connected-a-combined-sfiot-sf-hardware-and-sensored-sf-meetup-tickets-11351690211), you can check out video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJGz5rtsf4&feature=youtu.be).
- Sensored Meetup #14
Sensored #14 will be back at Lemnos Labs' sweet new space in the Dogpatch on Monday, March 24. This meetup will be in the classic format -- 5-minute tech talks, snacks and drinks, and, most importantly, lots of time to meet everyone. Talks As usual, we'll have drinks and networking at 7, and at 7:30 we'll kick off the event with 5 sweet tech talks by Helen Lurie, Tim Thompson, Eduardo Torrealba, Marcus Rosenthal, and Rich DDT. Join us remotely! Revolve Robotics (https://revolverobotics.com/) is setting up a KUBI, for our telepresence guests. Join via any device, here: https://zoom.us/j/949282742 Sponsor & MakeCon This month's Sensored is sponsored by Make (http://makezine.com/), which is running MakeCon (http://makercon.com/) on May 13 & 14: MakerCon (http://makercon.com/) is a conference by and for makers. MakerCon will provide valuable, practical insights into the impact of the maker movement on community, technology, and business. A special 50% discount is being offered to the Sensored Meetup group. Register here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/makercon-2014-may-13-14-tickets-10653999399?discount=MCMEETUP). Pitch Your Prototype: MakerCon is looking for early stage products, projects, and ideas to feature in the Pitch Your Prototype competition. Selected prototypes will be presented at the opening session of MakerCon and featured in the Innovation Showcase. Each winning entrant will have five minutes to present their idea and a prototype: a 2-minute pitch, then a 3-minute demonstration of the prototype. The winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and a slot on the Innovation Stage to present the prototype at Maker Faire. Enter the Pitch Your Prototype contest here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-your-prototype-for-makercon-2014-tickets-11023506605). Calendar We now have a calendar for all sorts of Sensored events: http://bit.ly/SensoredCal Let me know if you've got something to add! Best, Rachel P.S. Interested in volunteering to help make the Sensored Meetups even more awesome? Ping me off-list.
- Sensored Meetup Lucky #13
Lemnos Labs has a new warehouse, the Sensored Meetup is back, and the sensor-hardware-internet-of-things space continues its wild explosion. We're long overdue for a meetup, but fear not, you can get your sensor fix very soon! This meetup will be back to the classic format -- 5-minute tech talks, pizza and drinks, and, most importantly, lots of time to meet everyone. As usual, we'll have drinks and networking at 7, and at 7:30 we'll kick off the event with 5 sweet tech talks: Jaki Levy: Networked Sculptures Zachary Vorhies: The 100 watt hug Kamil Kozak: Enteye - a better way to connect things Micah Scott: Easier and tastier LED art with Fadecandy Alex Glowaski: Pinoccio: Building the Nose-Computer Interface Revolve Robotics (https://revolverobotics.com/) is setting up a KUBI, for our telepresence guests. Here's the info: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: click https://zoom.us/j/669784517 Or, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter webinar ID:[masked] Join from dial-in phone line: Dial: +1 (415)[masked] or +1 (646)[masked] Webinar ID:[masked] This month's Sensored is sponsored by O'Reilly Media (http://oreilly.com/): "O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O'Reillyhas been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism." O'Reilly is running Solid (http://solidcon.com/solid2014), a conference about the intersection of hardware and software, which should be of interest to many of us. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Rachel
- Sensored Meetup #12
Post-Maker Faire (http://www.makerfaire.com) blues? No worries, the sensored community (http://bit.ly/sensorites) is here for you. Mark your calendars and solder up your circuits for Sensored Meetup #12. A bunch of you liked the demo format, so this time we'll have a few demos in addition to the 5-min tech talks. Demos: Amy Sheng will demo Cellscope (https://www.cellscope.com/), which makes optical attachments for smartphones to enable remote diagnoses. Rich DDT (http://richddt.blogspot.com/) will demo his edible orchestra. Talks: Derek Dunfield - [ freespace (http://freespace.io/) / science ] Vikash Gilja (http://www.stanford.edu/~gilja/) -Towards Clinically Viable Neural Prostheses Andy Sigler - Open Limbs (http://www.openlimbs.com/) Want to join us remotely? Revolve Robotics (http://revolverobotics.com/) will be setting up their KUBI (http://revolverobotics.com/meet-kubi/) again (improved based on your feedback from last time). Limit: 25 viewers. To join the video call on Zoom (Zoom.us) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device, go to https://zoom.us/j/514799221. To join from dial-in phone line: Call [masked] (US/Canada only). Meeting ID:[masked] Global dial-in numbers see https://zoom.us/teleconference. Thanks to Cellscope & Lemnos Labs! This month's meetup is sponsored by Cellscope (http://cellscope.com), which builds disruptive hardware and software systems for mobile disease diagnosis. (They're also hiring (http://cellscope.theresumator.com/)!) Our awesome host, as usual, is Lemnos Labs (http://lemnoslabs.com/). Thanks! As usual, doors open at 7pm, the presentations start at 7:30, and we'll hang out at Lemnos (http://lemnoslabs.com/) until 9pm and head over together to a local bar. Hasta pronto, Rachel
- Sensored Meetup #11: Sensor Show & Tell
Greetings, all! May is a great month for sensors and hardware, with both the Make Hardware Innovation Workshop (http://makezine.com/hardware-innovation-workshop/) and the Maker Faire (http://makerfaire.com/) around the corner. Inspired by those, and the awesome projects people in our group are working on, Sensored #11 is all about demos. Want to give your demo a test spin before the Maker Faire? Got a cool project you want some feedback on? Blinky bike lights? Arduino-based thermostat? Whether your project is just for fun or whether it's what you toil over night and day, come share it with us. (Caveat: for this month you should be able to do a physical or interactive demo. Hands-on! We'll be back to our standard format next time.) This month Indiegogo (http://www.indiegogo.com/) is our super awesome sponsor, and they'll be bringing us pizza and drinks. From Indiegogo: "Indiegogo is the world's trusted crowdfunding platform that empowers people to fund what matters to them. When you have a great idea that you're ready to move into action, we're your trusted ally. Check out some of our technology campaigns here: http://bit.ly/11RLo6w" Want to do a demo? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/sensored11 No slides this month, just good 'ol show & tell. As usual, doors open at 7pm, the presentations start at 7:30, and we'll hang out at Lemnos until 9pm and head over together to a local bar. See you soon, Rachel
- Sensored Meetup #10: Data! APIs! Standards!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Sensored Meetup #10! As you know, usually we have 4 (or so) members of the community give tech talks about what they're working on, with time for discussion. And we like to mix it up and try new formats too. This week will be one of those experiments. At this meetup, we're going to have 4 speakers and a panel discussion focused on different aspects of data. What are the different ways to access data from a sensor device, and what are the tradeoffs? Monday's speakers: David Proctor (http://duppy.com/) (@duppy (https://twitter.com/duppy)) Michael Koster (http://iot-datamodels.blogspot.com/) (@michaeljkoster (https://twitter.com/michaeljkoster)) Tantek Çelik (http://www.tantek.com) (@t (https://twitter.com/t)) Chris Jeffries (http://tinajalabs.wordpress.com/) (@chrisjx (http://www.twitter.com/chrisjx)) Data, data everywhere. Now what? We, the community working with sensors and data, have many open questions and challenges. It's an exciting time to be in this field, but there are a lot of things we're still trying to figure out. We're not going to give out solutions here; the goal is to initiate a conversation about common problems we face. Then we can talk about how to solve them, in an ongoing iterative way. Not just talk The goal of this meetup is to have these conversations, and to collectively build a resource: "So, you want to build a connected sensor device? Here's what you should know about data." It can include open questions from the community as well. If you bring a laptop, you are welcome to take notes and contribute to this at the event. The document is here: http://bit.ly/sensoreddata (please contribute!) Where are the blinky lights? And if you were really hoping for some blinky lights and some breadboard circuits, don't worry. May's meetup will have hardware. Not in SF and want to join? Revolve Robotics (http://revolverobotics.com/) is letting you join via KUBI! How? Connect to the google hangout by going to: http://bit.ly/10FrKHe Once in the Google hangout, to connect to control KUBI, go to: http://bit.ly/Z73GwR from a web browser or another mobile device. This event made possible by STMicroelectronics & Lemnos Labs Finally, thanks to this month's sponsor, STMicroelectronics (http://www.st.com/) (see their MEMS page here (http://www.st.com/web/en/catalog/sense_power/FM89)), and to our always-awesome host, Lemnos Labs (http://www.lemnoslabs.com). Looking forward to talking to all of you about data! Rachel (@grapealope (https://twitter.com/grapealope))
- Sensored Meetup #9
It's been a busy couple months, and we're overdue for the next Sensored meetup! Come join us at Lemnos Labs for talks, drinks, and the highest density of sensoristas in the Bay Area. We've got a great lineup for Monday: Moldover: Dominating the Entire Multiverse by Manipulating Timelines and Potentiometers. http://moldover.com Alex Grey: Behavior Change Through Sensors Amichi Amar: Microcontroller software: what is hard about it & ideas for relief Tony Stieber: Concept for Remote Monitoring of Patients in Rural Ghana. http://www.MedicineOnTheMove.org Looking forward to seeing everyone again! Rachel
- Sensored Meetup #8: Sensored Art (and our 1-year birthday party!)
The Sensored Meetup is one year old! We'll be celebrating with a special meetup, focused on sensors & art. Back to our normal format this month, we'll start with drinks and networking at 7pm. At 7:30 we'll have a short series of speakers talking about sensors and art, giving 5 minute technical talks about their work. Here's Monday's awesome lineup: Masahiro Kahata: Brain wave sensor technology and interactive art Zachary Vorhies: Sound-Reactive Lighting Cory Barr: Anticlockwise - Collaboratively Fusing Sensors, Software, and Artists ProtoTank: Interactive Lab Coats Antony Evans: Glowing Plants Chung-Hay Luk: DIY Interactive Wearables Liam Holt: Kinesutra: (http://kinesutra.wordpress.com/) an automatic choreography machine to revolutionize American dance Monday's meetup is sponsored by Misfit Wearables (http://www.misfitwearables.com). (Did I mention we'll have cake?) NEW: If you can't be there in person, you can come via robot! We'll have Revolve Robotics (http://revolverobotics.com/)' telepresence platform set up, so you can log in and check out the meetup. (But sadly no telepresence cake.)