Was your new years resolution to get more involved in your community? Meet new people? Get out more? Then kick off a whole new decade with the HVtech crew!
Join us for the last meetup of the year! We will close out 2019 focusing on some incredible local initiatives run by some incredible local individuals. There will be lots of end-of-year cheer, warmth, and joy.
We're also excited to welcome back Studio Stu & The Rhythm Method featuring Paul Duffy & Brian Melick (https://studiostu.com/music) for musical accompaniment. Come enjoy their musical stylings while you make friends & connections.
There will be local food and beverage, nonprofits, and some great conversation. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and new friends alike.
*Eliza Edge & Stephanie Erwin*
Cahoots Co. Founders Eliza Edge and Stephanie Erwin will discuss the opportunities (and challenges) of starting a circular economy inspired business. Through their own experiences piloting a children’s outfit rental service based in Kingston, Eliza and Stephanie continue to navigate the limitations of available technology to create a lean model that encourages renting seasonal outfits over wardrobe ownership, artfully mends and repairs garments over throwing them out, and does not sacrifice sustainability for convenience.
Bitcoin & The Future History of Money
Bitcoin is the newest technology to serve the function of money. It is an invention for the digital age designed to solve a problem that has persisted for all of humanity’s existence: how to move economic value across time and space. Drawing upon research presented in Saifedean Ammous’ book, The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, Kianga will discuss the history of money and share thoughts on Bitcoin from her perspective as an attorney and cryptoasset investment advisor.
The Philosophies of UI Sound Design
Noelle will be speaking on how Apple has shaped the philosophies of UI sound design. She will compare how Apple applies their philosophies to designing sounds that augment the experience for able-bodies users, but have failed to use their own philosophies to designing sounds that make interfaces accessible for people who are sight challenged.
A more in depth description on this talk coming soon.
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