This month we’ll head to the brand new FabLab, for a demo of a large scale 3D printer build by one of the FabLab instructors, a sampling of some of the interesting things you can do with a laser cutter, and a walk through of the new space.
This is a meetup you don’t want to miss! Remember, the FabLab is open to the public, so come see the great tools and resources are available.
6:30 - Food / Networking
7:00 - Welcome and Intro to the FabLab
7:10 - 3D Printing Demo
7:30 - Laser Cutter Demo
7:50 - Tour of the New Space
8:30 - Q&A / Wrap Up
Interested in the blockchain - the technology that powers cryptocurrency - without a bunch of cryptocurrency hype? This is the meetup for you.
Chris Allen is the organizer of the Lehigh Valley Crypto Tech Meetup and co-founder of RigShare. RigShare is a local cryptocurrency miner which offers consulting, equipment, and contracts.
I'll be talking about blockchain, its current state, and its future potential. We'll learn about the core blockchain concepts that have inspired the creation of countless visions and led to the wild fluctuations in value. We'll also cover a few current applications of blockchain that illustrate how it could become a disruptive force in our lives. My hope is that we'll be able to cut through the noise to deliver a solid technical understanding of what blockchain can do, can't do, and how it might transform trust and value in the digital age.
Bit thanks to Seed Development for hosting us, make sure you turn off autopilot and meet us in downtown Allentown.
Interested in information security? Want to know more about the recent Meltdown / Spectre hardware vulnerabilities? Have you heard about Ransomeware attacks? Wonder how to secure your information against them? This is the meetup for you.
6:30 - Food / Networking
7:00 - TBD Demo
7:15 - Richard Herpai: Meltdown & Ransomware - Beyond Buzzwords
8:30 - Q&A / Wrap Up
Richard Herpai, the Lead Information Security Engineer for Einstein Health Network, has been working in information security for the past 10+ years. He'll cover the basics of the ransomware attack, give a solid understanding of the nature of the attack, and show some of the tools that can be used to mitigate those kinds of attacks.
Richard will also give an overview of what the Meltdown / Specter vulnerability actually is, and which devices are actually vulnerable. He'll cover what types of attacks would take advantage of these vulnerabilities, and what organizations can do to try and combat this risk.
This month will be a joint LVTech/PA Biopharma Networking Group meetup.
Economic espionage is a problem that costs the American economy billions of dollars annually and puts our national security at risk. The espionage takes many forms including break-ins to both physical and electronic files. The techniques can be bold and audacious and sometimes, an inside job, as you’ll see in this video (https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/economic-espionage).
Join us for a discussion led by FBI Special Agent Charles Kelly on how to identify, mitigate and protect against the insider threat of intellectual property loss.
6:00 - Food / Networking
6:30 - Agent Kelly
7:30 - Q&A / Wrap Up
Special Agent Charles P. Kelly entered on duty with the FBI in November of 1996 and was assigned to the Boston Division where he worked white collar and violent crime matters. Mr. Kelly served as the Violent Fugitive Task Force Coordinator during his tenure in the Boston Division. In 2002, Mr. Kelly was transferred to the New York Division where he worked white collar crime and counterintelligence matters. Mr. Kelly was also the Assistant Confidential Human Source Coordinator while assigned to the New York Division. In 2013, Mr. Kelly was transferred to the Philadelphia Division working counterintelligence matters and is currently the Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership and Domestic Security Alliance Coordinator for the Division. He has a B.S. degree from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the Bureau, Mr. Kelly worked as a Philadelphia Police Detective.
Six teams - all winners of their own competitions - will bring their best ideas. But only one will leave with the Lehigh Valley Pitch-Off trophy.
Join us for a fun evening, some thought provoking startup ideas, and great people.
Teams: To Be Announced
5:00 – Team Check-In
5:30 – Networking and Food
6:30 – Event and Pitches Start
7:45 – Judges Deliberate and Lightning Talks!
8:15 – Award Presentation
This month we'll invade the MakeLV space, and Jared Steckel will lead an introduction to the Arduino platform. Arduino is one of the most popular and versatile microcontroller platforms, frequently used in prototyping and DIY projects.
6:30pm - Food / Networking
7:00pm - Introduction to Arduino
8:00pm - Q&A and Wrap-up
Never been to one of these? This is Lightning Talk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk) meets Bar Camp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp).
Here's how it works: show up at 6:30 and signup for a 5 minute talk slot. Something you're passionate about, first come first serve. Then at 7:00, things start.
We'll wrap up the talks before 8:00, so make sure you get there early if you want a slot.
- 6:30pm - Networking / Lightning Bar Signup
- 7:00pm - Welcome / Intro
- 7:10pm - Talks Start
- 8:00pm - Wrap-up
So come and talk about something you're building, something you love using, what exciting problems are being solved, or what makes you excited to take on 2018!