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BigBuild Manhattan: Building Hardware + Software

Roll up your sleeves for our second BigBuild

 

One month after launch, it's time to put some meat on those bones. Join us at WeWork's latest LoMa location to drill down on your product's purpose, code, and design. Come tinker with Google Glass enthusiasts, recruit new teammates, get inspired by Hardware Experts, and visit the BigApps Mentor Station to tap into the expertise of the sharpest minds in tech.

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WeWork - Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, New York, NY
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BigApps is the premier showcase of NYC’s tech ecosystem. It’s a competition that empowers New York’s sharpest minds to solve the city’s toughest challenges through technology, making NYC a better place to Live, Work, Learn, and Play. Whether you’re a hacker or a maker, a designer or an investor, a novice or a pro, we provide resources that make it easy to make a difference. Come to build. Come to network. Come to win.

NYC BigApps 2014 is an initiative of NYCEDC to promote government transparency and the creation of innovative new technologies. Following NYC BigApps 2013, this year’s event is the fifth annual run of the competition and is being managed by HR&A Advisors in collaboration with Super Vision and Splash.

Event Details

9:00 AM - Doors open + breakfast + Team Networking

10:00 AM - Welcome + Morning Inspiration (Kuan Huang, Founder of Poncho)

11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Open Build + 'Lighting Round' Workshops

SOFTWARE CLASSES
Session 1 (11:00AM - 11:30AM)

Vivian Zhang, NYC Data Science Academy - "Introduction to Getting, Analyzing and Visualizing 311 data in R"

Session 2 (11:45AM - 12:15PM)

Eric Schles, Lyte - "Introduction to Getting, Analyzing, and Storing data in Python"
Session 3 (12:30PM - 1:00PM)
Mina Kim, Director of User Experience at Adjacent to One - "Mobile UX Design Essentials"

 

1:00 PM - Lunch + Special keynote presentation by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer


HARDWARE CLASSES

Session 4 (1:15PM - 1:45PM)
Ted Ullrich, founder of Tomorrow Lab - "Prototyping Hardware Products"

Session 5 (2:00PM - 2:30PM)
Dario Laverde, NYC-GDG Organizer and HTC Developer Evangelist - "Intro to Android Wear and Google Glass GDK"
Session 6 (2:45PM - 3:15PM)
Ellen Pearlman, Volumetric Society of NY - "The Brain as a Visual Device"
Session 7 (3:30PM - 4:00PM)

Alan Hyman, MakeSimply - "Going to Manufacturing. Are you ready?"
Session 8 (4:15PM - 4:45PM)
Mary Beckman & Justin Berger, General Electric/FirstBuild - "Co-Creation: A New Model for Open Innovation"

 

2:00 PM-7:00 PM - Open Build + Experts 'Office Hours'
6:30 PM - Dinner 

7:00 PM - Team Pitches / Live Feedback
Judges from Comcast Ventures, R/GA, and StartupGrind.


Event ends at 9:00 PM

 

Featured Challenge: Help General Electric design a Micro-Kitchen for urban dwellers at this BigBuild

 

Visit our "Mentor Station" throughout the day to get advice from BigApps Mentors:

Ted Ullrich - Partner, Connected Technologies Design & Engineering at Tomorrow Lab

Will Turnage - VP, Technology & Invention at R/GA

Jennifer Vargas - Head of Product at ClassPass, formerly at Yahoo, Flickr, Etsy, Birchbox

Diego Mayer-Cantu - CEO at Inventively and Presidential Innovation Fellow at US Government

Alec Hartman - Founder, NY Tech Day and CEO of DevShop

Alexander Rea - Technology Producer at IPG Media Lab & CTO at Trubbelmaker

Arun Nagarajan - Developer Relations at Google

Christopher Daggett - Vice President at ideas42

Daniel Gulati - Entrepreneur in Residence at Comcast Ventures

Hamdan Azhar - Researcher at Facebook

Jessica Peltz - VP, Business Development at Evol8tion

Mary Hermant - COO at Fresh Digital Group

Mina Kim - Director of User Experience at Adjacent to One

Peter Crysdale - Founder and CEO at StrategyHack

Eric Schles - Community Organizer for Hacker Union
Evan Rose - Presentation Layer Architect
Alizah Herman - Mobile Designer at Yahoo

Dario Laverde - NYC-GDG Organizer and HTC Developer Evangelist

 

Visit the "Connected Devices" Room to borrow the below equipment:

 

Tessels (with the following modules):

-BLE modules
-camera modules
-audio module
-relay modules
-ambient modules
-RFID modules
-GPS modules
-GPRS modules
-accelerometer modules
-climate modules
-infrared module
-microSD card module
-nRF modules
-servo modules

Arduinos
Nomi beacons
Pebble smartwatches
littleBits kits
White Foam Core
Hot Glue
Cutting Mats
Box Cutters
X-acto Knife
Cutting Blades

Estimote Beacons


Let us feature your photos, posts and tweets throughout our social media channels - use #BigApps to tag memorable moments and we will share them with the world.

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

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