It's time to get together again & discuss all things hardware related! We've got a fantastic new venue, Microsoft, that is graciously hosting our event, slap in the middle of Times Square. And we've got a treat for you in terms of speakers, so make sure you don't miss out!
5:45pm - arrival, pizza & drinks
6:00pm - Introduction
6:10pm - 6:35pmTom Kennedy & Stephan von Muelhen: lessons from building hardware at EnergyHub. Both Tom & Stephan were building some impressive energy monitoring systems for buildings, back in the day when hardware wasn't so hot, & they learned some pretty hard lessons. Come hear about their journey, & save yourself some costly mistakes! Tom Kennedy will also be talking about his new gig, Refactory, an ambitious new take on getting your PCB boards assembled, all in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
6:35pm - 6:50pm: Christina Mercando, founder of Ringly,will be talking about their new product line of connected jewelry accessories that connect to your phone & notify you of the things that matter most. They just graduated from Highway1, the hardware accelerator out in San Francisco & will tell you about their experience. Just remember, if you do go out west, make sure you come back to NY - we need you here!
6:50 - 7:05pm: KeganSchouwenburg, founder of SOLS, who will be talking to you about their 3D printed custom orthotics (shoe insoles), all done with an iPad, & er well, a 3D printer. Before starting SOLS, Kegan was the 6th employee at Shapeways, & built out their factory, & has an awesome story to tell.
7:05 - onwards: networking & eat whatever's left of the pizza. Followed by drinks in a nearby location.
Looking forward to seeing you all!