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Solid 2014 Schedule

Confirmed talks at Solid are scheduled below. Note: The schedule is subject to change.

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Festival Pavilion
Add Wednesday Welcome to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Wednesday Welcome Jonathan Bruner (O'Reilly Media), Joichi Ito (MIT Media Lab)
Add Intelligent Machines are Different to your personal schedule
9:20am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Intelligent Machines are Different Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics)
Add Making Machines that Make to your personal schedule
9:35am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Making Machines that Make Nadya Peek (MIT Center for Bits and Atoms)
Add Google[x]'s Focus on the Physical World to your personal schedule
9:50am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Google[x]'s Focus on the Physical World Astro Teller (Google)
Add Time to Get Personal: Enabling a Human-centric Approach to IoT to your personal schedule
10:05am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Time to Get Personal: Enabling a Human-centric Approach to IoT Alec Saunders (QNX Software Systems)
Add Real Time Robot Dance Party to your personal schedule
10:10am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Real Time Robot Dance Party Carin Meier (Cognitect), Peter Shanley
10:20am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
TBC
Add Vision-Driven: Beyond Tangible Bits, Towards Radical Atoms to your personal schedule
11:00am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Vision-Driven: Beyond Tangible Bits, Towards Radical Atoms Hiroshi Ishii (MIT Media Lab)
Add Are Robots the New Black? to your personal schedule
11:20am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Are Robots the New Black? Andra Keay (Silicon Valley Robotics)
Add The Future is Solid – Radical Mechanisms of Economic Change to your personal schedule
11:30am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
The Future is Solid – Radical Mechanisms of Economic Change Kipp Bradford (The Kippworks)
Add Robotics & The Natural Language of Creatives to your personal schedule
11:40am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Robotics & The Natural Language of Creatives Tobias Kinnebrew (Bot & Dolly)
Add Beyond Gadgets: Interactive Everything to your personal schedule
11:55am Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Beyond Gadgets: Interactive Everything Ivan Poupyrev (Google)
Add Welcome back citizens of Weblandia to your personal schedule
12:20pm Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Welcome back citizens of Weblandia Jim Stogdill (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Add How to Build a Great Hardware Brand to your personal schedule
1:45pm How to Build a Great Hardware Brand Rob Coneybeer (Shasta Ventures)
Add Beyond the Early Adopter, When IOT Cracks Mainstream  to your personal schedule
2:05pm Beyond the Early Adopter, When IOT Cracks Mainstream Alex Hawkinson (SmartThings)
Add Platforms Accelerating the Hardware Revolution: From Idea to Product OR What You Need to Know about Scaling a Hardware Company to your personal schedule
2:35pm Platforms Accelerating the Hardware Revolution: From Idea to Product OR What You Need to Know about Scaling a Hardware Company Boris Wertz (Version One Ventures), Zak Homuth (Upverter), Kate Drane (Indiegogo), Julia Grace (Tindie), Emile Petrone (Tindie)
Add Building a Hardware MVP to your personal schedule
2:55pm Building a Hardware MVP Ben Einstein (Bolt)
Add Designing for Your First 1000 True Fans to your personal schedule
3:25pm Designing for Your First 1000 True Fans Amanda Peyton (Etsy), Kuan Luo (Grand St.)
Add Closing the Data-Loop to your personal schedule
3:45pm Closing the Data-Loop Daniel Koffler (Rio Tinto Alcan)
Add Intelligent Connectivity. It’s What’s Next. to your personal schedule
4:50pm Intelligent Connectivity. It’s What’s Next. Laurie Yoler (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
Add How Do We Create A Connected World? to your personal schedule
5:10pm How Do We Create A Connected World? Sean Carey (Helium)
Add Life: Sustainable Programmable Bottom-up Manufacturing to your personal schedule
5:40pm Life: Sustainable Programmable Bottom-up Manufacturing Andrew Hessel (Autodesk Inc.)
Add edgertronic™ - A Microscope for Time to your personal schedule
6:00pm edgertronic™ - A Microscope for Time Michael Matter (Sanstreak Corp), Juan Pineda (Edgertronic)
Add Demo Pavilion Reception / Bot & Dolly Demo to your personal schedule
6:20pm Plenary
Room: Festival Pavilion
Demo Pavilion Reception / Bot & Dolly Demo
Fleet Room
Add A Lamppost Is A Thing Too to your personal schedule
1:45pm A Lamppost Is A Thing Too Tom Armitage (Freelance)
Add Data Vehicles for Open Mobility in Cities to your personal schedule
2:35pm Data Vehicles for Open Mobility in Cities Kamal Farah (MIT Media Lab)
Add Democratizing Innovation through Open Hardware to your personal schedule
2:55pm Democratizing Innovation through Open Hardware gabriella levine (OSHWA (Open Source Hardware Association))
Add Invention is a Weather System to your personal schedule
3:25pm Invention is a Weather System Shawn Frayne (Looking Glass Hong Kong Ltd.)
Add Manufacture NY: A New Model for Fashion Fabrication & Research to your personal schedule
3:45pm Manufacture NY: A New Model for Fashion Fabrication & Research Amanda Parkes (Columbia University)
Add The Collision of Privacy, Regulation, and Physical Computing to your personal schedule
4:50pm The Collision of Privacy, Regulation, and Physical Computing Christopher Clearfield (System Logic)
Add Blush: Designing a Social Wearable to your personal schedule
5:10pm Blush: Designing a Social Wearable Noah Feehan (New York Times R&D Lab)
Add Disrupting Space: Planet Labs From Garage to Orbit to your personal schedule
5:40pm Disrupting Space: Planet Labs From Garage to Orbit Chris Boshuizen (Planet Labs)
Fire House
Add UX in IoT:  A Collaborative Approach to your personal schedule
2:05pm UX in IoT: A Collaborative Approach Tom Metcalfe (rain cloud)
Add Lessons Learned Building the Hue Cloud to your personal schedule
2:35pm Lessons Learned Building the Hue Cloud Korjan Wieringen (Q42)
Add The Rise of Wearables: Innovations and Impacts to your personal schedule
2:55pm The Rise of Wearables: Innovations and Impacts Tom Wesselman (Plantronics)
Add Environmental Impacts of 3D Printing to your personal schedule
3:25pm Environmental Impacts of 3D Printing Jeremy Faludi (UC Berkeley)
Add Designing IoT Services with ‘Cadences' in Mind to your personal schedule
4:50pm Designing IoT Services with ‘Cadences' in Mind Zachary Pousman (THINK Interactive), Michelle Berryman (Think, Inc.)
Add Custom Mass Manufacturing with 3D Printing to your personal schedule
5:10pm Custom Mass Manufacturing with 3D Printing Kegan Schouwenburg (SOLS)
Add How the Video Game was Redefined with Robotics and A.I.  to your personal schedule
5:40pm How the Video Game was Redefined with Robotics and A.I. Mark Palatucci (Anki Inc.), Christina Bonnington (WIRED)
Conference Center - Golden Gate Room
Add Humanizing the Industrial Internet to your personal schedule
1:45pm Humanizing the Industrial Internet Michael DelGaudio (frog design)
Add Designing Cohesively Across Product Components to your personal schedule
2:05pm Designing Cohesively Across Product Components Lauren Von Dehsen (R/GA)
Add 6D Pose Tracking for VR to your personal schedule
2:35pm 6D Pose Tracking for VR Dov Katz (Oculus VR)
Add Using Microinteractions to Get from Prototype to Product to your personal schedule
3:25pm Using Microinteractions to Get from Prototype to Product Dan Saffer (Mayfield Robotics)
Add Noam: IDEO’s Human-centered Approach to Software/Hardware Prototyping to your personal schedule
5:10pm Noam: IDEO’s Human-centered Approach to Software/Hardware Prototyping Travis Lee (IDEO), Simon King (CMU Design Center), Evan Shapiro (IDEO), Jon Wettersten (IDEO)
Add Future Radios: Prototyping with Stickers, Cardboard and Electronics to your personal schedule
5:40pm Future Radios: Prototyping with Stickers, Cardboard and Electronics Andrew Nicolaou (BBC), Dan Nuttall (BBC)
Add Designing Bespoke Interactive Devices in 10 Weeks to your personal schedule
6:00pm Designing Bespoke Interactive Devices in 10 Weeks Björn Hartmann (UC Berkeley)
C260
Add Open Source Hardware...What About The Design Tools? to your personal schedule
2:05pm Open Source Hardware...What About The Design Tools? Chris Gammell (Parts.io, by Supplyframe)
Add G28 Machine UX, You're Drunk to your personal schedule
2:35pm G28 Machine UX, You're Drunk Mike Estee (Other Machine Co)
Add Breaking Down Wireless, the Hard-Ware Way. to your personal schedule
3:45pm Breaking Down Wireless, the Hard-Ware Way. Jeffrey Jensen (Raven Standard LLC.), Greg Huff (Raven Standard LLC.), Jean-Francois Chamberland (Raven Standard LLC.)
Add Understanding Bluetooth Low Energy to your personal schedule
4:50pm Understanding Bluetooth Low Energy Don Coleman (Chariot Solutions)
Add Robots or Humans: How will we test our apps in the future? to your personal schedule
5:10pm Robots or Humans: How will we test our apps in the future? Jason Huggins (Sauce Labs Inc)
Add A Robot in Every Browser: Simulation and Programming in the Cloud to your personal schedule
6:00pm A Robot in Every Browser: Simulation and Programming in the Cloud Brian Gerkey (Open Source Robotics Foundation)
10:30am Morning Break
Room: Break
Add Afternoon Break / Solid 2014 Hardware Startup Showcase to your personal schedule
4:05pm Afternoon Break
Room: Break
Afternoon Break / Solid 2014 Hardware Startup Showcase
Add Lunch / Solid 2014 Hardware Startup Showcase to your personal schedule
12:30pm Plenary
Room: Lunch
Lunch / Solid 2014 Hardware Startup Showcase
9:00am-9:20am (20m)
Wednesday Welcome
Jonathan Bruner (O'Reilly Media), Joichi Ito (MIT Media Lab)
9:20am-9:35am (15m)
Intelligent Machines are Different
Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics)
9:35am-9:50am (15m)
Making Machines that Make
Nadya Peek (MIT Center for Bits and Atoms)
9:50am-10:05am (15m)
Google[x]'s Focus on the Physical World
Astro Teller (Google)
10:05am-10:10am (5m) Sponsored
Time to Get Personal: Enabling a Human-centric Approach to IoT
Alec Saunders (QNX Software Systems)
10:10am-10:20am (10m)
Real Time Robot Dance Party
Carin Meier (Cognitect), Peter Shanley
10:20am-10:30am (10m)
Plenary
To be confirmed
11:00am-11:20am (20m)
Vision-Driven: Beyond Tangible Bits, Towards Radical Atoms
Hiroshi Ishii (MIT Media Lab)
11:20am-11:30am (10m)
Are Robots the New Black?
Andra Keay (Silicon Valley Robotics)
11:30am-11:40am (10m)
The Future is Solid – Radical Mechanisms of Economic Change
Kipp Bradford (The Kippworks)
11:40am-11:55am (15m)
Robotics & The Natural Language of Creatives
Tobias Kinnebrew (Bot & Dolly)
11:55am-12:05pm (10m)
Beyond Gadgets: Interactive Everything
Ivan Poupyrev (Google)
12:05pm-12:20pm (15m)
The Machine Whisperers: Why Our Machines’ Inner Lives Are the Key to the Next Economic Revolution
Beth Comstock (GE)
12:20pm-12:30pm (10m)
Welcome back citizens of Weblandia
Jim Stogdill (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
1:45pm-2:05pm (20m) Companies
How to Build a Great Hardware Brand
Rob Coneybeer (Shasta Ventures)
2:05pm-2:25pm (20m) Companies
Beyond the Early Adopter, When IOT Cracks Mainstream
Alex Hawkinson (SmartThings)
2:35pm-2:55pm (20m) Companies
Platforms Accelerating the Hardware Revolution: From Idea to Product OR What You Need to Know about Scaling a Hardware Company
Boris Wertz (Version One Ventures), Zak Homuth (Upverter), Kate Drane (Indiegogo), Julia Grace (Tindie), Emile Petrone (Tindie)
2:55pm-3:15pm (20m) Companies
Building a Hardware MVP
Ben Einstein (Bolt)
3:25pm-3:45pm (20m) Companies
Designing for Your First 1000 True Fans
Amanda Peyton (Etsy), Kuan Luo (Grand St.)
3:45pm-4:05pm (20m) Companies
Closing the Data-Loop
Daniel Koffler (Rio Tinto Alcan)
4:50pm-5:10pm (20m) Foundations
Intelligent Connectivity. It’s What’s Next.
Laurie Yoler (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
5:10pm-5:30pm (20m) Foundations
How Do We Create A Connected World?
Sean Carey (Helium)
5:40pm-6:00pm (20m) Foundations
Life: Sustainable Programmable Bottom-up Manufacturing
Andrew Hessel (Autodesk Inc.)
6:00pm-6:20pm (20m) Foundations
edgertronic™ - A Microscope for Time
Michael Matter (Sanstreak Corp), Juan Pineda (Edgertronic)
6:20pm-7:30pm (1h 10m) Events
Demo Pavilion Reception / Bot & Dolly Demo
1:45pm-2:05pm (20m) Society
A Lamppost Is A Thing Too
Tom Armitage (Freelance)
2:05pm-2:25pm (20m) Society
tinyPipes: An Electrical Utility that Goes Where the Grid Can't
Alex Hornstein (TinyPipes)
2:35pm-2:55pm (20m) Society
Data Vehicles for Open Mobility in Cities
Kamal Farah (MIT Media Lab)
2:55pm-3:15pm (20m) Society
Democratizing Innovation through Open Hardware
gabriella levine (OSHWA (Open Source Hardware Association))
3:25pm-3:45pm (20m) Society
Invention is a Weather System
Shawn Frayne (Looking Glass Hong Kong Ltd.)
3:45pm-4:05pm (20m) Society
Manufacture NY: A New Model for Fashion Fabrication & Research
Amanda Parkes (Columbia University)
4:50pm-5:10pm (20m) Society
The Collision of Privacy, Regulation, and Physical Computing
Christopher Clearfield (System Logic)
5:10pm-5:30pm (20m) Society
Blush: Designing a Social Wearable
Noah Feehan (New York Times R&D Lab)
5:40pm-6:00pm (20m) Society
Disrupting Space: Planet Labs From Garage to Orbit
Chris Boshuizen (Planet Labs)
6:00pm-6:20pm (20m) Society
Pardon Our Dust: Bringing Air Quality Sensors and Data to the People Through Fab Labs
Matthew Schroyer (DroneJournalism.org)
1:45pm-2:05pm (20m) Foundations
A Crowd-Sourced Mechanism To Optimize Garbage Pickup In Public Areas Using Bluetooth 4 And BLE Enabled Devices Like The iPhone
samrat saha (BlueCity LLC)
2:05pm-2:25pm (20m) Foundations
UX in IoT: A Collaborative Approach
Tom Metcalfe (rain cloud)
2:35pm-2:55pm (20m) Foundations
Lessons Learned Building the Hue Cloud
Korjan Wieringen (Q42)
2:55pm-3:15pm (20m) Foundations
The Rise of Wearables: Innovations and Impacts
Tom Wesselman (Plantronics)
3:25pm-3:45pm (20m) Foundations
Environmental Impacts of 3D Printing
Jeremy Faludi (UC Berkeley)
3:45pm-4:05pm (20m) Foundations
Announcing a Product Before It's Ready - Stories From the Frontlines
Jason Johnson (August Home Inc.)
4:50pm-5:10pm (20m) Companies
Designing IoT Services with ‘Cadences' in Mind
Zachary Pousman (THINK Interactive), Michelle Berryman (Think, Inc.)
5:10pm-5:30pm (20m) Companies
Custom Mass Manufacturing with 3D Printing
Kegan Schouwenburg (SOLS)
5:40pm-6:00pm (20m) Companies
How the Video Game was Redefined with Robotics and A.I.
Mark Palatucci (Anki Inc.), Christina Bonnington (WIRED)
6:00pm-6:20pm (20m) Companies
How Lockitron Successfully Raised $2.2 Million on Its Own Crowdfunding Platform and How You Can Too
Cameron Robertson (Lockitron)
1:45pm-2:05pm (20m) Machines
Humanizing the Industrial Internet
Michael DelGaudio (frog design)
2:05pm-2:25pm (20m) Machines
Designing Cohesively Across Product Components
Lauren Von Dehsen (R/GA)
2:35pm-2:55pm (20m) Machines
6D Pose Tracking for VR
Dov Katz (Oculus VR)
2:55pm-3:15pm (20m) Machines
Designing Automatic: Combine Equal Parts Hardware, Software, and Cloud, then Stir.
Ljuba Miljkovic (Automatic Labs)
3:25pm-3:45pm (20m) Machines
Using Microinteractions to Get from Prototype to Product
Dan Saffer (Mayfield Robotics)
3:45pm-4:05pm (20m) Machines
Kicking Down Silos: Co-Designing Software & Hardware to Create Great Products
Andy Carle (Marvell Semiconductor)
4:50pm-5:10pm (20m) Machines
Mind the Gap: Designing Interaction Between Connected Devices
Josh Clark (Big Medium)
5:10pm-5:30pm (20m) Machines
Noam: IDEO’s Human-centered Approach to Software/Hardware Prototyping
Travis Lee (IDEO), Simon King (CMU Design Center), Evan Shapiro (IDEO), Jon Wettersten (IDEO)
5:40pm-6:00pm (20m) Machines
Future Radios: Prototyping with Stickers, Cardboard and Electronics
Andrew Nicolaou (BBC), Dan Nuttall (BBC)
6:00pm-6:20pm (20m) Machines
Designing Bespoke Interactive Devices in 10 Weeks
Björn Hartmann (UC Berkeley)
1:45pm-2:05pm (20m) Tools
MQTT - standards-based plumbing for the Internet of Things
Andy Piper (Twitter)
2:05pm-2:25pm (20m) Tools
Open Source Hardware...What About The Design Tools?
Chris Gammell (Parts.io, by Supplyframe)
2:35pm-2:55pm (20m) Tools
G28 Machine UX, You're Drunk
Mike Estee (Other Machine Co)
2:55pm-3:15pm (20m) Tools
IoT and RESTful Hardware - What We've Learned from Two Years Treating Motion as REST
Alden Hart (Synthetos)
3:25pm-3:45pm (20m) Tools
Bringing to Life Wearable Ideas and Rapid Prototyping using Arduino
Moe Tanabian (Samsung Mobile)
3:45pm-4:05pm (20m) Tools
Breaking Down Wireless, the Hard-Ware Way.
Jeffrey Jensen (Raven Standard LLC.), Greg Huff (Raven Standard LLC.), Jean-Francois Chamberland (Raven Standard LLC.)
4:50pm-5:10pm (20m) Tools
Understanding Bluetooth Low Energy
Don Coleman (Chariot Solutions)
5:10pm-5:30pm (20m) Tools
Robots or Humans: How will we test our apps in the future?
Jason Huggins (Sauce Labs Inc)
5:40pm-6:00pm (20m) Tools
Build Your Own Whole-Data-Center Smart Meter and Climate Control
Ralf Muehlen (Internet Archive)
6:00pm-6:20pm (20m) Tools
A Robot in Every Browser: Simulation and Programming in the Cloud
Brian Gerkey (Open Source Robotics Foundation)
10:30am-11:00am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
4:05pm-4:50pm (45m) Events
Afternoon Break / Solid 2014 Hardware Startup Showcase
12:30pm-1:45pm (1h 15m) Events
Lunch / Solid 2014 Hardware Startup Showcase