---Feb 27 2019 --- Demystifying Blockchain [FREE]
Join us for a deep dive into blockchain technology. Countries, corporations, companies and institutions are investing billions of dollars into the tech they are labelling as 'Bigger than the internet itself'. But what is all the fuss about? This month we welcome Lucas Cullen to demystify blockchain Technology. Lucas is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Civic Ledger, he is a multi-disciplined systems developer, coding to a wide range of programming languages and is an authority figure in the Australian an international blockchain markets and has presented several keynotes to global audiences on many blockchain based topics. Looking forward to seeing you there!
-- March 27 2019 -- Demystifying robots [free]
Demystifying Robots - With a real life robot! This month we dive into Artificial Intelligence and the robotic revolution with Chris Kalle from R4 Robotics. Chris will take us through a discussion on how robots work, why we need them and how to become involved in the field even if you have little to no background in tech. Chris is the CEO and founder o R4 Robotics right here on the Sunshine Coast. R4 Robotics, was founded in 2017 on the Sunshine Coast, to deliver on a promise to the people of the world for a safer, cleaner and more intelligent future. We look forward to seeing you!
-- Apr 24 2019 -- Demystifying Cryptocurrency [free]
Demystifying Cryptocurrency with Angela Wright MBE. Cryptocurrency is in the news daily, it is publicly scrutinized yet loved by at least 5% of the world. With countries including Venezuela, Russia, Dubai, Sweden and Japan set to roll out their own cryptocurrency it is essential to understand the technology before it 'really' hits Australia. Here to help us this week in understanding cryptocurrency is our very own Angela Wright MBE is founder of Noosa Crypto, Make Crypto Easy and Noble ICO. Angela is a cryptocurrency early adopter and shares her wealth of knowledge regularly at conferences, on podcasts and in private consultations. We're looking forward to seeing you!
-- May 23 2019 -- Demystifying Vertical Farms
Demystifying Vertical and Modern Farming. Times are changing and with agricultural lands becoming scarcer and scarcer, commercial farmers are looking up to Vertical Farming for ways to maximize production in a limited growing space. This month we welcome special guest speaker John Leslie the Executive Director of Vertical Farming Systems found right here on the Sunshine Coast. John is an experienced design director with an extensive history working in the food production industry. John will take us through his journey in the modern farming industry, why he does what he does and how a vertical farming system works. See you soon :)
-- June 27 2019 -- Demystifying Virtual Reality [free]
Virtual reality isn't just for gaming - it's a technology that will make a real difference to the future of interaction and commerce. We now have the automotive, education, e-commerce, military, healthcare, real-estate, and entertainment and sports industries investing heavily in this technology. This month we are excited to welcome Timothy Pintilie founder of TripleF to demystify Virtual Reality. Timothy will be explaining the future of the technology through interactive demonstrations which may just be the FUNNEST meetup of the year. Timothy has a special interest in VR and has founded TripleF as a launch pad to further extend his expertise in VR into the automotive and real-estate industries. We can't wait to see you soon.
-- Jul 24 2019 -- Demystifying Cyber Security [free]
Cyber security is set to be a billion dollar industry this year and for good reason. Malware and computer viruses can now be purchased by anyone with ill intent and in this presentation we dive into demystifying cyber security. This presentation will be brought to you by Josh Lehman, founder of the Digital Currency exchange Digital surge. Josh brings ten years of experience in cyber security to the meetup to explain the dangers of interacting online but more importantly, how to protect ourselves and gain further knowledge around the subject.
-- AUG 21 2019 -- The future and impact of drones [free]
This week we wrap our minds around the future of drones, and it is nothing like you thought. Welcome to the world of aerial technology. Drones are about to become a regular sight in our skies and are quickly becoming more than just a hobby. Over the past few years, drones have improved and transformed a variety of industries. They are used to promptly deliver goods, study the environment and scan remote military bases. Drones have been employed in security monitoring, safety inspections, border surveillance and storm tracking. They even have been armed with missiles and bombs in military attacks, protecting the lives of armed-forces personnel that would otherwise be required to enter these combat zones. The industries who will be looking for experts in this field is growing rapidly and the shortage of skills is already understood. Looking forward to seeing you there!