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ETech 2009 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at ETech 2009 (schedule subject to change).

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Imperial Ballroom
Add Welcome and Announcements to your personal schedule
8:45am Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Welcome and Announcements
Add Sustaining the American Family to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Sustaining the American Family Alex Steffen (Worldchanging)
Add WITNESS: Capturing Crises to your personal schedule
9:35am Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
WITNESS: Capturing Crises Sameer Padania (WITNESS)
Add Low-Cost, Low-Power Computing to your personal schedule
9:50am Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Low-Cost, Low-Power Computing Mary Lou Jepsen (Pixel Qi)
Add I Just Don't Trust You: How the Tech Community Can Reinvent Risk Ratings to your personal schedule
11:00am I Just Don't Trust You: How the Tech Community Can Reinvent Risk Ratings Toby Segaran (Google), Jesper Andersen (Bloom Studios)
Add The End of Obsolescence: Engineering the Post-Consumer Economy to your personal schedule
2:00pm The End of Obsolescence: Engineering the Post-Consumer Economy Lane Becker (Get Satisfaction), Thor Muller (Get Satisfaction)
Add Mr. Hacker Goes to Washington to your personal schedule
4:10pm Mr. Hacker Goes to Washington Greg Elin (Sunlight Foundation)
Add Building a New Biology to your personal schedule
5:05pm Building a New Biology Drew Endy (Stanford & The BioBricks Foundation (BBF)), Jason Schultz (Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law), Jennifer Lynch (UC Berkeley School of Law)
Crystal Room
Add Out of China: Manufacturing the Chumby to your personal schedule
11:00am Out of China: Manufacturing the Chumby Andrew "bunnie" Huang (Independent)
Add Real Hackers Program DNA  to your personal schedule
11:55am Real Hackers Program DNA Reshma Shetty (Ginkgo BioWorks), Barry Canton (Ginkgo BioWorks)
Add Why Study Aging?  to your personal schedule
2:00pm Why Study Aging? Chris Patil (Buck Institute for Age Research)
Add Open Fabrication and the Environment or Taking Spime Apart to your personal schedule
2:55pm Open Fabrication and the Environment or Taking Spime Apart Tom Igoe (Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU)
Add From Anywhere and Anytime – To Here and Now: Imagining the Future of Technology in Culturally Relevant Local Contexts  to your personal schedule
4:10pm From Anywhere and Anytime – To Here and Now: Imagining the Future of Technology in Culturally Relevant Local Contexts Ashwini Asokan (User Experience Group, Digital Home Group, Intel® Corporation )
Add High-Tech Chocolate: Reinventing the Path from Pod to Palate to your personal schedule
5:05pm High-Tech Chocolate: Reinventing the Path from Pod to Palate Timothy Childs (TCHO ), Maribeth Back (FX Palo Alto Laboratory)
Gold Room
Add Sensors, Smart Content, and the Future of News to your personal schedule
2:55pm Sensors, Smart Content, and the Future of News Nick Bilton (The New York Times R&D Labs)
Add Priorities for a Greener World: If You Could Design Anything, What Should You Do? to your personal schedule
4:10pm Priorities for a Greener World: If You Could Design Anything, What Should You Do? Jeremy Faludi (Worldchanging, Stanford, Project Frog)
Add New Materials to your personal schedule
5:05pm New Materials Andrew Dent (Material ConneXion, Inc.)
Add Tuesday Night BoFs to your personal schedule
7:30pm BoF Sessions
Room: Gold Room
Tuesday Night BoFs
Add Werewolf to your personal schedule
9:00pm Plenary
Room: Gold Room
Werewolf
Empire Room
Add Your Energy Identity and Why You Should Care to your personal schedule
11:00am Your Energy Identity and Why You Should Care Gavin Starks (Open Data Institute)
Add Open Source Hardware—Good for Business? to your personal schedule
11:55am Open Source Hardware—Good for Business? Peter Semmelhack (Bug Labs)
Add South Bay Salt Pond Restoration and Sun Labs Project Ravenswood to your personal schedule
2:00pm South Bay Salt Pond Restoration and Sun Labs Project Ravenswood John Y. Takekawa ( USGS Western Ecological Research Center), Roger Meike (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Add Cybercrime: Today and Tomorrow’s Threats to your personal schedule
2:55pm Cybercrime: Today and Tomorrow’s Threats Alex Stamos (iSEC Partners, Inc.)
Add Playpower: Designing 8-bit Learning Games for Radically Affordable Computers to your personal schedule
4:10pm Playpower: Designing 8-bit Learning Games for Radically Affordable Computers Derek Lomas (The Playpower Foundation), Daniel Rehn (Playpower Foundation), Jeremy Douglass (U. California San Diego)
Add Robots: The Next Ten Years to your personal schedule
5:05pm Robots: The Next Ten Years David Calkins (Robotics Society of America, et. al.)
Valley Room
Add Emerging Research and Technologies for Life Hacking to your personal schedule
2:00pm Emerging Research and Technologies for Life Hacking Alvaro Fernandez (SharpBrains)
Add Designing for Urban Green Space to your personal schedule
2:55pm Designing for Urban Green Space Elizabeth Goodman (confectious)
Add IEEE-Tech: Redefining Standards for Emerging Technologies  to your personal schedule
4:10pm IEEE-Tech: Redefining Standards for Emerging Technologies William E. Lowell (Business Development Directives), Colleen Crary (IEEE Standards Association)
5:05pm TBC
California Room
7:45am Breakfast
Room: Market Street Foyer
12:40pm Lunch
Room: Market Street Foyer
10:15am Morning Break
Room: Regency Ballroom
3:40pm Afternoon Break
Room: Regency Ballroom
5:50pm Exhibit Hall Reception
Room: Regency Ballroom
8:45am-9:00am (15m)
Welcome and Announcements
9:00am-9:35am (35m)
Sustaining the American Family
Alex Steffen (Worldchanging)
9:35am-9:50am (15m)
WITNESS: Capturing Crises
Sameer Padania (WITNESS)
9:50am-10:10am (20m)
Low-Cost, Low-Power Computing
Mary Lou Jepsen (Pixel Qi)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Computing
I Just Don't Trust You: How the Tech Community Can Reinvent Risk Ratings
Toby Segaran (Google), Jesper Andersen (Bloom Studios)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Mobile and The Web
txteagle: Crowd-Sourcing on Mobile Phones in the Developing World
Nathan Eagle (MIT)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) Developing Markets
The End of Obsolescence: Engineering the Post-Consumer Economy
Lane Becker (Get Satisfaction), Thor Muller (Get Satisfaction)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) City Tech, Geek Life, Materials, Objects
The Greatest Virtual Marathon: Computing and Materials in Sports
Michael Tchao (Nike Techlab)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) Geek Life, Mobile and The Web
Mr. Hacker Goes to Washington
Greg Elin (Sunlight Foundation)
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m) Health
Building a New Biology
Drew Endy (Stanford & The BioBricks Foundation (BBF)), Jason Schultz (Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law), Jennifer Lynch (UC Berkeley School of Law)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Developing Markets, Materials, Objects
Out of China: Manufacturing the Chumby
Andrew "bunnie" Huang (Independent)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Health
Real Hackers Program DNA
Reshma Shetty (Ginkgo BioWorks), Barry Canton (Ginkgo BioWorks)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) Health
Why Study Aging?
Chris Patil (Buck Institute for Age Research)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) Materials
Open Fabrication and the Environment or Taking Spime Apart
Tom Igoe (Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) City Tech
From Anywhere and Anytime – To Here and Now: Imagining the Future of Technology in Culturally Relevant Local Contexts
Ashwini Asokan (User Experience Group, Digital Home Group, Intel® Corporation )
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m)
High-Tech Chocolate: Reinventing the Path from Pod to Palate
Timothy Childs (TCHO ), Maribeth Back (FX Palo Alto Laboratory)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) City Tech, Geek Life, Materials, Wireless Signals
Building the Programmable Environment: Co-Design and Physical/Digital Space Making
Jennifer Magnolfi (Herman Miller)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Geek Life
Technology Uses Us: Humans as an Ecological Niche
Maureen McHugh (.)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) Materials
Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Manufacturing of Flexible Displays
Carl Taussig (HP Labs)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) City Tech, Geek Life, GeoLocation, Mobile and The Web
Sensors, Smart Content, and the Future of News
Nick Bilton (The New York Times R&D Labs)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) City Tech, Geek Life
Priorities for a Greener World: If You Could Design Anything, What Should You Do?
Jeremy Faludi (Worldchanging, Stanford, Project Frog)
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m) Materials, Objects
New Materials
Andrew Dent (Material ConneXion, Inc.)
7:30pm-9:00pm (1h 30m)
Tuesday Night BoFs
9:00pm-11:00pm (2h)
Werewolf
11:00am-11:45am (45m) City Tech, Developing Markets, Health
Your Energy Identity and Why You Should Care
Gavin Starks (Open Data Institute)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) City Tech, Developing Markets
Open Source Hardware—Good for Business?
Peter Semmelhack (Bug Labs)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) City Tech, GeoLocation
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration and Sun Labs Project Ravenswood
John Y. Takekawa ( USGS Western Ecological Research Center), Roger Meike (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) Mobile and The Web
Cybercrime: Today and Tomorrow’s Threats
Alex Stamos (iSEC Partners, Inc.)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) Computing, Developing Markets
Playpower: Designing 8-bit Learning Games for Radically Affordable Computers
Derek Lomas (The Playpower Foundation), Daniel Rehn (Playpower Foundation), Jeremy Douglass (U. California San Diego)
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m) City Tech, Geek Life, Health, Materials, Mobile and The Web
Robots: The Next Ten Years
David Calkins (Robotics Society of America, et. al.)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) City Tech, Mobile and The Web
The Dotted-Line World: How Ubicomp Can Make Everything into a Subscription
Mike Kuniavsky (ThingM Corporation)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Computing
"Video for Change - The Tech Behind Building a Space for Human Rights Video"
Sameer Padania (WITNESS)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) Geek Life
Emerging Research and Technologies for Life Hacking
Alvaro Fernandez (SharpBrains)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) City Tech
Designing for Urban Green Space
Elizabeth Goodman (confectious)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) Products and Services
IEEE-Tech: Redefining Standards for Emerging Technologies
William E. Lowell (Business Development Directives), Colleen Crary (IEEE Standards Association)
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m)
Session
To be confirmed
11:00am-6:00pm (7h)
ETech Maker Shed
7:45am-8:45am (1h)
Break: Breakfast
12:40pm-2:00pm (1h 20m)
Break: Lunch
10:15am-11:00am (45m)
Break: Morning Break
3:40pm-4:10pm (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break
5:50pm-7:20pm (1h 30m)
Break: Exhibit Hall Reception
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • IEEE
  • Make magazine
  • Orange Labs