The Future of Computation & Knowledge: A Night with Stephen Wolfram

January 1st, 2015 § 18 comments § permalink

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Date: Jan 4

Time: 6:30 PM to 8PM

Location: Hero Center

Host: People Squared and XinCheJian

Supported by: Maker Collider

计算和知识的未来 The Future of Computation and Knowledge

活动嘉宾:斯蒂芬·沃尔夫勒姆博士 Dr. Stephen Wolfram

时间:2015年1月4日晚6:30至8:30

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About Speaker: Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist, technologist and entrepreneur. He has devoted his career to the development and application of computational thinking.

斯蒂芬•沃尔夫勒姆是一位杰出的科学家、技术专家和创业家。他的整个职业生涯都贡献在计算化思维的研发和应用领域中。

His Mathematica software system launched in 1988 has been central to technical research and education for more than a generation. His work on basic science—summarized in his bestselling book A New Kind of Science—has defined a major new intellectual direction, with applications across the sciences, technology and the arts. In 2009 Wolfram built on his earlier work to launch Wolfram|Alpha to make as much of the world’s knowledge as possible computable—and accessible on the web and in intelligent assistants like Apple’s Siri.

他在1988年发布的Mathematica*软件系统就已经对技术研究和教育发展产生了不止一代人的核心影响。他在基础科学领域的工作,被概括成他的畅销书《一种新科学》**,已经定义了一种主要的新型智能方向,其应用横跨科学、技术和艺术。在2009年,他在其早期研究的基础上推出了Wolfram|Alpha知识引擎,用以将全世界的知识尽可能地转化为可计算的形式,并通过网络和类似苹果Siri这样的智能助手让人轻松获取。

In 2014, as a culmination of more than 30 years of work, Wolfram began to roll out the Wolfram Language, which dramatically raises the level of automation and built-in knowledge available in a programming language, and makes possible a new generation of readily deployed computational applications.

在2014年,基于30多年的积累,沃尔夫勒姆开始推出Wolfram语言,能够在这种编程语言中利用其内置的知识引擎显著地提高自动化的程度,并能让下一代的计算型应用成为可能。

 

Stephen Wolfram has been the CEO of Wolfram Research since its founding in 1987. He was educated at Eton, Oxford and Caltech, receiving his PhD in theoretical physics at the age of 20. This is his first visit to China.

斯蒂芬•沃尔夫勒姆从1987年起创办Wolfram研究公司并任CEO。他曾在伊顿公学、牛津大学及加州理工学院学习,并于20岁的时候获得理论物理博士学位。这是他首次访问中国。

 

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Meet XinCheJian makers at Shanghai Makers Carnival

October 17th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

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XinCheJian will be the featured hacker space at upcoming Shanghai Makers Carnival running through 18-19 of October. Come visit us at our booth and meet the most creative and most daring XinCheJian makers and see for yourself what can be achieved if you dare to do!
This will be the biggest event of makers community. There will be talks and seminars, workshops, showcasing, as well as a market place. Don’t miss it out!

Time: 18th-19th of October, 2014.
Location: 290 SongHu Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai.

XINCHEJIAN CROSSOVER HACKATHON 新车间跨界马拉松

September 3rd, 2014 § 4 comments § permalink

Friday, September 19, 2014 18:30 – 21:00 PM to Sunday, September 21, 2014
上海静安)上海静安愚园东路28号3号楼一楼 新车间
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XinCheJian will host a Crossover Hackathon!
Thanks to a proliferation of inexpensive SBCs (Single Board Computers), such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and an amazing array of easy-to-use sensors and actuators, the lines between programming and hardware are blurring fast. Even if you know nothing at all about hardware, you can get started in minutes and make a leap from the virtual to the physical. Along the way, you can help demonstrate why XinCheJian persists today: the vision that things can work together with open source and skills sharing. Join us to make simple hardware easy and complicated hardware possible, even if you are not an engineer.
The hack-a-thon will kick off on September 19th from 18:30 – 21:00pm at XinCheJian and run from 9am on September 20th – 17:00pm on September 21st. The finalists in each theme will pitch their concept at kickoff. The winners are eligible to receive valuable prizes.
Hackathon Event Dates and Details
• September 20th, 2014 – concept development and hacking
• September 21, 2014- Hacking and Finalist presentations, judging and awards ceremony from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
• Teams will be offered some pre-selected hardware and components.
• Finalist presentations to the panel are limited to 15 minutes.
Rules and Guidelines:
• Max 5 people on each team
• All IP belongs to team or individual
• Create a quality powerpoint presentation and/or product demo
• Participants will have 10 minutes to present and a 5 minute Q&A
Judging Criteria: Scored 1-5 and weighed
TBD
Benefits:
• Access to experts for product, idea validation, finalization of product, and presentation advice.
• Networking
Prizes:
• Winner of each theme will receive valuable prizes and chance to represent XinCheJian at Makers Carnival.
And more…
** Registration Deadline: 5pm on September 13th, 2014.