January 1st, 2015 § § permalink
Date: Jan 4
Time: 6:30 PM to 8PM
Host: People Squared and XinCheJian
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
About Speaker: Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist, technologist and entrepreneur. He has devoted his career to the development and application of computational thinking.
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.
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.
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.
October 17th, 2014 § § permalink
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.
September 3rd, 2014 § § permalink
Friday, September 19, 2014 18:30 – 21:00 PM to Sunday, September 21, 2014
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
• Access to experts for product, idea validation, finalization of product, and presentation advice.
• Winner of each theme will receive valuable prizes and chance to represent XinCheJian at Makers Carnival.
** Registration Deadline: 5pm on September 13th, 2014.