2016 Schedule

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We’re in for a treat with a packed lineup of presentations, workshops and kids activities!

Be sure to come to the “Bite-size Buzz – session intros” at 10am each day to hear from the presenters and help plan your day. It’s going to be tough to pick between all this great content, but we’ll help you make those difficult decisions!

 

Saturday

 

Tent 1

Tent 2

Kids Cabin

10:00 Official opening
10:10 Bite-size Buzz – session intros
Hear from each of the day’s presenters to help plan your day
10:50 Break
11:00 ARgh: not so real monsters
This talk will introduce Augmented Reality and also discuss some of the ways AR can be implemented in a meaningful way
2121 – How do we get there?
2121 is 105 years away. That’s the future. How many people are working and thinking beyond their own lifetimes?
Minipreneurs
Session 1: Meet & Greet and Problem Finding
11:45 Break
12:00 No More Free – a future of paid content enabled by blockchain
Could blockchain technology enable a new model of media that shifts revenue from platforms to creators?
Preparing to be makers in a consumer-focussed world
In a world where everything is happening online, how do we facilitate our youth to take control of their technology and become hackers
Minipreneurs
Session 2: Solution Finding
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Social robotics: the next frontier
Robots today are seriously deficient in their ability to become a disruptive technology. They are dangerous and stupid. Mary-Anne Williams will discuss the kinds of problems social robots face in the workplace and the capabilities a social robot would require to work with people.
The Internet of Toys: ESP8266 and MicroPython
Each generation of embedded processors is even smaller, faster, cheaper and more capable – and that means it’s easier than ever to build some amazing toys!
Minipreneurs
Session 3: Developing a Prototype
14:45 Break
15:15 Workshop
IoT: The Internet Of Tents
Connect BuzzConf with your creativity set to 11. Deploy wirelessly connected sensors (input), actuators (output), robots and even your tent to the network.
Workshop
3D modelling, sculpting, and printing
3D modelling using Blender, then you’ll have the opportunity to print your model!
Minipreneurs
Session 3 continued: Developing a Prototype
17:15 Break
17:30 Lightning Talks
Submit an idea for a short talk over the course of the day, and present it at 17:30
18:00 Dinner
18:30 Bands and DJs

The Bush Hutchies

Known for their backyard concerts throughout the state, Melbourne-based folksters The Bush Hutchies will be gracing the stage with their toe-tapping, double-bassing, country ho-down tunes!

The Experimentals

Scientists by day, The Experimentals by night – this band of researchers will be coming to BuzzConf to blow your minds – not with science – but with classic rock tunes

Alpha Loopy

Taking her back to her keyboard roots, Carolyn Oates has created a spellbinding set of electro-pop music that is created live at every show.

The Rabbit King

Discovering various ways that cause people to abandon talks and drinks and move as the waves of audio monitors dictates, The Rabbit King’s Kingdom jumps between disco vibes and house moves.

DJ Flipshot

21 year old DJ/Producer and tech fanatic from Melbourne playing tripped out breaks and upbeat jungle

Sunday

 

Tent 1

Tent 2

Kids Cabin

10:00 Bite-size Buzz – session intros
Hear from each of the day’s presenters to help plan your day
10:20 Opening Keynote
Asteroid Mining: Will Space Solve Our Resource Shortage?
Will the industrialisation of space solve our resource and energy shortages of the future?
Minecraft treasure hunt
Legend has it that the old pirate Steve stashed his treasures in a secret cave but the only trace of where it might be can be found in some obscure text in an old book. Will you be able to solve the puzzles and find the treasure?
10:50 Break
11:00 Innovating with Wearable Sensors, AR, and Natural UI
Leila Alem will provide an overview of her work in the area of designing novel business solutions using wearable, augmented/mix reality and natural user interaction technologies.
Biomedicine highlights of 2016
This talk will give you a walk through of some of the fascinating things that have come out of medicine in 2016.
Minecraft treasure hunt continued
11:45 Break
12:00 Rage Against the Ghost in the Machine
Learn about the digital ghosts we create without meaning to, and what this might mean for our grandchildren.
Holograms 101
Walk through of how to access unique features provided by the HoloLens from within an ordinary Unity game
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Workshop
No Moving Parts: The hackathon for everyone
This is an ideas-only hackathon in which every person is both valuable and capable. It’s even kid-friendly.
Workshop
Building games for Google Cardboard VR
This hands-on session will show you how to use Unity 3D to build VR games for iOS and Android, targeting the Google Cardboard headset.
Minipreneurs
Session 4: Lean Canvas
Session 5: Getting ready to pitch
16:00 Break Minipreneurs
Session 6: 
Pitches
16:30 Show and Tell
What have you built? What ideas have you come up with? Where will you go from here?
17:30 Closing ceremony

 

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