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Wiki: SuggestedSessions

Welcome to the Scheduling portion of the ETech Wiki.

This is the part where you get to claim your space in the universe (or at least at ETech).

Got an itch you need scratched? An idea burning a hole in your head? A cool hack? Give us a preview of it here!

All presentations will be in the Valley Room. We’ll provide the A/V hookup for your laptop, as well as whiteboards / markers / other standard things to facilitate communication (including coffee).

You bring the ideas, words, and energy. Metaphorical soapbox optional.

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Wednesday 3/11/09: 11:00am to 6pm

Thursday 3/12/09: 8:45am to 2pm


Proposed Sessions as of this moment

Anyone who attends can present or lead a conversation!  If you are interested in presenting, you can sign up on the grid on site.  If you don’t know if you will attend, you can still suggest session topics – the more ideas, the better!  The standard session will be 50 minutes long, but feel free to suggest shorter topics as we can always consolidate discussions.





Time Session Description
11:10 to 11:20 AM Welcome / Introduction
11:30 to 12:20 PM Open Grid – Time to sign up to present a session…
12:30 to 1:20 PM “The Democratization of IT”
Kevin Epstein (Entrepreneur Magazine Press)
1:20 to 1:45 PM Starting Social Movements Online
1:45 to 2:20 PM Making the most of open social networks
2:25 to 2:55 PM “The Future of ADD People”
3:00 to 3:30 PM “Open Source Sensing”
Christine Peterson
3:40 to 4:10 PM BREAK
4:10 to 5:00 PM “Yahoo Query Language (YQL), Applied”
5:10 to 6:00 PM ROBOTS! (David Calkins)


Time Session Description
8:45 to 8:55 AM Welcome / Introduction
8:55 to 9:05 AM Open Grid – Time to sign up to present a session…
9:00 to 9:30 AM “Rewired State: How to hack the government with geeks and beer”
9:30 to 10:05 AM “Why not take drugs all the time? Physiology & Identity”
Quian Norton
10:05 to 10:50 AM “Programmable Environments: Co-Design”
11:00 to 11:50 PM “Behind the Scenes at the California Academy of Sciences”
Sasha Harris-Cronin
12:00 to 12:40 PM “Internet Advertising on the Edge”

Marissa Louie
12:40 to 1:05 “Hacking Education: Online Fun Learning Tools / Ecosystem”
1:05 to 1:55 PM “Making and Sharing: Building New Hacker Spaces”
Rose White (City University of New York – Graduate Center / NYC Resistor)
2:00 to 2:10 PM Daily Wrapup / Postmortem
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • IEEE
  • Make magazine
  • Orange Labs