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Connect w/ mentors, Tinker w/ equipment, Lightning round classes from Comcast Ventures, Pivotal Labs, Razorfish & more.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 09:00 AM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Coalition for Queens @ Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave, Long Island City

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At this NYC BigApps Queens all-day event, drop into lightning round' classes from experts at Comcast Ventures, Pivotal Labs and Razorfish, tinker with equipment from the Connected Devices Library, and tap into the expertise of BigApps Mentors from Cornell NYC Tech, Facebook, and more!

9:00 AM - Welcome
10:00 AM - Welcome + Morning Inspiration
10:30 AM-1:00 PM - Open Build + Mentor Hours

Session 1 (11:00AM - 11:30AM)
Luke Miller, Yahoo - "Polishing UX on your own and with users"
Session 2 (11:45AM - 11:30AM)
Kyle Outlaw, Razorfish - "Shredding the Wireframe: Rapid Prototyping and the Future of UX"
Session 3 (12:30PM - 1:00PM)
Tami Reiss, Pivotal Labs - "Demo This! (How to give a great product demo)"

1:00 PM - Lunch

Session 4 (1:15PM - 1:45PM)
Jen van der Meer, NYU ITP - "Is my product a company? A non profit? Where can this go?"
Session 5 (2:00PM - 2:30PM)
Mary Hermant, BizDev, Marketing, and Sales - "If an App launches in a forest, will anybody know? Market This!"
Session 6 (2:45PM - 3:15PM)
Daniel Gulati, Comcast Ventures - "Crafting your Winning VC Pitch"

2:00 PM-7:00 PM - Open Build + Mentor 'Office Hours'
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Team Pitches / Live Feedback

Event ends at 9:00 PM

Visit our "Mentor Station" throughout the day to get advice from BigApps Mentors:
Daniel Gulati - Entrepreneur in Residence at Comcast Ventures
Deborah Estrin - Professor at Cornell NYC Tech
Hamdan Azhar - Researcher at Facebook
Hanna Aase - Founder of Wonderloop
Jen van der Meer - Chief Strategy Officer of Luminary Labs & Adjunct Professor NYU ITP and SVA PoD
John Coghlan - Founder of DUMBO Startup Lab
Jon Mandell - Vice President at
Mary Hermant - COO at Fresh Digital Group
Michael Chiang - Co-Founder at FitBark
Mina Kim - Director of User Experience at Adjacent to One
Nir Markus - Co-founder & CTO at OKpanda
Peter Crysdale - Founder and CEO at StrategyHack
Rohan Deshpande - CTO & Co-Founder of Fundera
Vivian Zhang - CTO of SupStat

Visit the "Connected Devices" Room to borrow the below equipment:
Tessels (with the following modules):
-BLE modules
-camera modules
-audio module
-relay modules
-ambient modules
-RFID modules
-GPS modules
-GPRS modules
-accelerometer modules
-climate modules
-infrared module
-microSD card module
-nRF modules
-servo modules
Nomi beacons
Pebble smartwatches
littleBits kits
White Foam Core
Hot Glue
Cutting Mats
Box Cutters
X-acto Knife
Cutting Blades
Estimote Beacons
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