Date(s) - Thu, Feb 1, 2018
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Join us at one of Waterloo Region’s most eclectic and dynamic meetups, for curious people who believe in diversity and digital inclusion. Note date change to February 1st! The location is the Square office in Kitchener which has limited space — so please register in advance and be sure to show up, cause there’ll be 3 amazing speakers and pizza!
Our speakers are covering the topics of wearables, accessibility, obsessive behaviours and using technology for good. Can’t wait!!
Yvonne Felix – eSight Eyewear
What would your world be like if you suddenly lost your vision? Yvonne Felix is an artist and advocate for the blind. She will talk to us about her experience helping to develop the eSight Eyewear technology, and how it impacts the life of people who need access to their remaining sight. #MakeBlindnessHistory @YvonneRFelix @eSightEyewear
Megan Honsberger – mindflUX
Megan Honsberger is an MA candidate with the University of Waterloo’s Experimental Digital Media program and member of the Critical Media Lab. Her presentation will discuss a recent project: mindflUX. This project investigates human-computer interaction and habit-forming digital technology; how integration of ICT with the human body links us almost seamlessly to an endless stream of information. MindflUX explores how tactile sensation and wearables can be combined to produce a user experience both continuous and harmonious with a mindful user’s digital habits.
Instagram: @schmeggies Twitter: @schmeggies
Aashni Shah – Elixir Labs
Aashni is a (sort of) newcomer to Canada and a software engineer at Square. Originally from Kenya, in her spare time she runs a non-profit software company, Elixir Labs, that helps non-profits. She’ll share her experience on using #TechforGood.
- 6:30pm Registration and Networking
- 7:00pm Lightning Talks
- 7:45pm Networking and collaboration
If you’d like to present a lightning talk on a topic related to diversity in tech or digital literacy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next meetup will be April 25th.
Thank you to Square for hosting us!