July 13–16, 2020
Mars Geldard

Mars Geldard
Tutor, University of Tasmania


Marina (Mars) Rose Geldard is a researcher from Down Under in Tasmania. Entering the world of technology relatively late as a mature-age student, she’s found her place in the world: an industry where she can apply her lifelong love of mathematics and optimization. When she’s not busy being the most annoyingly eager researcher ever, she compulsively volunteers at industry events, dabbles in research, and serves on the executive committee for her state’s branch of the Australian Computer Society (ACS). She’s recently work at Canva, Australia’s hottest startup, doing data science, and also released Practical Artificial Intelligence with Swift for O’Reilly Media.


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/14/2020
Location: E147/148
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee)
Whether you're a scientist wanting to test a problem without costly real-world rigs, a self-driving car engineer wanting to test AI logic in a virtual world, or a data scientist needing to solve a thorny real-world problem without a production environment, Paris Buttfield-Addison, Mars Geldarad, and Tim Nugent teach you how to use solution-driven ML and AI problem solving with a game engine. Read more.
1:45pm–2:25pm Wednesday, 07/15/2020
Location: D137/138
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania), Tim Nugent (Lonely Coffee)
Godot is a completely free, open source game engine with features to rival the proprietary titans of the game development world. Godot is supported by the Software Freedom Conservancy, and is a mature, powerful product. But not enough people know about it. Let's fix that? In this session, we'll show you how amazing Godot is by building a 3D game in 40 minutes... live, in front of you. Fun! Read more.

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