Fall 2015 meeting wrap – “game changers”

On October 29 we had our Fall 2015 tech community meetup at the  Fuse Work Hub in lower Gibsons.    Paul Adams led an engaging conversation on technology, society, community – today and future looking.

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Then we had a chance to catch up on events within our community.  Here are a few links that we talked about.

PaulScreen Shot 2015-11-09 at 8.42.05 AM (technical trainer) and Liz (information architect) have just moved to the coast from Vancouver.   One of Paul’s earliest game changers was the “shipstone” from the 1982 Sci Fi novel Friday.

Robin suggested this speculative AI story after our conversation on ethics and self-driving cars.

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 9.16.14 AMAfter 20 years of developing software Mark Cameron is set to publish his debut novel Goodnight Sunshine.    “Goodnight Sunshine is the story of a disenchanted middle-aged family man who finds an intriguing message about a potentially world-changing invention, leading him to the jungles of Ecuador to seek its existence.”   Book launch is set for December 5, 2pm, at the Gibsons Public Library.

Alan Rawkins  (Rawkins Games) gave us a preview of his new 4 player ipad game built with Monkey framework which the compiler translates to native source code for most platforms.

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Monthly coding/ design meetups are happening on the last Thursday of each month at Fuse Work Hub from 6-9pm.  Dave Arthur is coordinating these meetups.  Bring your projects for hands on evening.

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Innovation Island is coming back to the Coast!

This time there are two 1/2 day courses for tech driven entrepreneurs – Tuesday November 24 in Sechelt –  register for Refresh Your Minimum Viable Product  (morning) and  Customer Discovery  (afternoon).  These courses are being led by Graham Truax with Innovation Island. (his course back in February at the Gibsons Public Market sold out and was a great day of really practical learning).   Kudos to the District of Sechelt for funding a Sunshine Coast regional support agreement with Innovation Island (our regional partner for BC Innovation Council programming).   Courses are free.