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Welcoming Our Robotic Overlords
Panelists: Nora Nora (aka Mother of Robots) is a mechanical engineer at eatsa, a San Francisco-based robotic restaurant experience. Before eatsa, Nora worked for Flextronics, where she led the design and manufacturing development efforts for consumer products. She has significant experience working with fast-paced consumer electronics startups, as well as for Fortune 15 and Fortune 50 Silicon Valley clients in the tech and high fashion industries. She is committed to education, gender, and social equality, and is an active member of Geek Girls Dinner, SF Mission Techies, and the Expanding Your Horizons Network. Walker Walker is the Chief Roboticist at MistyWest, where he spends his days solving problems about autonomous movement. Walker holds a diploma in Mechatronics and Robotics from BCIT. Previously, he worked on prosthetics and industrial automation. His passions lie in embedded computing, audio synthesizer design, reusable and modular system design, dogs, open-source hardware, web development, electromechanics, Linux and robots. He anticipates a future in which robots are ubiquitous, affordable and helping humans make the world safer. His biggest fear is social media data aggregation manifesting in an unstoppable AI that ends humanity. Holly Holly first contemplated humanness whilst excavating Neanderthal bones in France. Since, her creative and engineering projects have explored human and machine learning, robotics and embodiment, and ritual. At Sanctuary, Holly builds and tests the cognitive architecture - the minds - of Sanctuary robots. Holly is the founder and director of Women Who Code Vancouver, a community she grew from zero to 1600 techlords in one year. She is a Microsoft MVP in AI and has consulted PM Trudeau on innovation. In 2018, she released her first electronic album with her partner called ‘Nobody’. On weekends, she enjoys programming polyphonic synths and writing bad poetry. Holly has a BA from Princeton University. She has a fondness for breakfast, architectures, and black latex. Agenda: 6:00pm: Doors open 6:15pm - How to Build Intelligent Visual Systems 6:30pm - Q&A 6.45pm - 7.15pm - Keynote 7:15pm - 7.30pm - Q & A 7:30pm to 8:15pm - Panel discussions, Q&A 8:15pm to 8:30pm - Discussions, networking


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    Our group is launching to revive a forum for local hardware developers, product developers, engineers, makers, entrepreneurs, and funding angels. The ideal members are anyone at any stage of the hardware development process, from entrepreneurs just launching product, to seasoned technology developers, to people still tinkering in their garage. We are looking to pull together minds from all corners of the hardware development community in Vancouver to help connect makers to funders.

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