Designers + Geeks: The Rise of Creative Technology
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
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Electronics as we know them are changing. The open hardware movement has made it easier to create hardware, while 3D printing and crowdfunding have streamlined the prototyping and financing process. Independent brands like Beats and Jawbone have grown to mainstream powerhouses overnight, and we are all wondering what Google glass will actually feel like.
This talk will explore the new world of creative technology (consumer electronics is starting to feel like a dated term), where small companies create products that have global potential. A world where on-demand production and software play a key roles in the future of our favorite devices.
Amanda Peyton is a co-founder of Grand St., a new community and market for interesting consumer technology. Grand St. sells new devices that are delightful and improve your life. Peyton and her co-founders are lifelong tinkerers who love to explore, discover, and build technology products. She currently lives in New York City and is a graduate of MIT Sloan and Y Combinator.
|7:00 - 7:30pm||Welcome & Introductions|
|7:30 - 8:15pm||Presentation by Amanda Peyton|
|8:15 - 8:20pm||Shoutouts / Giveaways / Community|
|8:20 - 9:00pm||Networking & Fun|
I organize this group to promote innovation, creativity, and the benefits of new technology. If you purchase a ticket and aren't happy with the experience, can't make it, or decide that you don't want to support the community for any reason, I'm happy to refund your money. Hit the "Contact Designers + Geeks" link at the top of the page and let me know.
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Bringing designers and geeks together to talk shop, startups, and do some knowledge sharing. All types of designers and geeks welcome.
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