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Closing Keynote Speaker: PRINZ 2017

In May 2017, I was the Closing Keynote Speaker for PRINZ 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Curator: TechWeek New Zealand 2017

I was an independent curator for over 200 national events.

Speaker: Newkind Festival in Tasmania

In March 2017, the Tactile Education team shared the journey of building new educational experiences through accesible technologies in Tasmania.

Tactile Astronomy

I am developing Tactile Astronomy to teach Astronomy to blind youth. 

 It is time to open the final frontier for all.

The Spinoff Interview for Tactile Astronomy.

In November 2016, I was interviewed by The Spinoff about Tactile Astronomy and my perspective on innovation in NZ Inc.

Tactile Astronomy HackJam

In October 2016, the volunteer team working on Tactile Astronomy got together in Tauranga at the iimaginarium.

Startup Weekend Auckland

In November 2016, I participated in Startup Weekend Auckland and represented MESHED.

SingularityU New Zealand Summit.

In November 2016, I secured patronage for a group of 10 participants from Manurewa High School to attend the SU NZ Summit and spark their potential to solve New Zealand’s grand challenges.

Tactile Astronomy Appeal & Fundraiser

Make a New Zealand GST-deductible charitable donation to support teaching Astronomy to blind youth.

Tactile Astronomy on Radio New Zealand

In October 2016, Tactile Astronomy was featured on This Way Up! from Radio New Zealand.

Project Jonah Volunteer Medic

Since September 2016, I am a registered volunteer for Marine Mammal strandings in New Zealand. You can learn more about Project Jonah here: Project Jonah – Marine Mammal…

Tactile Sound

Tactile Sound is the Open Source Engine to make IoT beacons playback audio through a Raspberry Pi. It was developed at the Open Source Open Society 2016 Hackathon.

Open Source Open Society 2016

In August 2016, I participated in the #OSOS16 Conference and represented MESHED, a collective of volunteers and organizations that develop STEAM projects for youth and community in South+ West Auckland.

Community Volunteering: MESHED

I am involved in the development of the MESHED collaborative to support resillient communities in Auckland through neighborhood activations of MakerHood.

Semi Permanent 2016

In August 2016, Google New Zealand sponsored my attendance to Semi-Permanent. SP is a global creative and design thinking platform.

New Affiliation: Astronomers Without Borders

In August 2016, I joined Astronomers Without Borders as part of the development of Tactile Education and Tactile Astronomy.

Speaker: User Experience Auckland Group

In August 2016, I gave a talk at the User Experience Auckland Group about the Tactile Astronomy Project.

Speaker: PLATOON Mexico

En Julio de 2016 dí una plática en PLATOON Ciudad de México con la temática de El Futuro Del Trabajo.

The New Zealand Roadless Economy

Drones – #SMCAKL Speaker: The NZ Roadless Economy

In July 2016, I was invited to be a guest speaker and panelist for the Social Media Club Auckland meet-up on Drones.

Hyperloop New Zealand

I am part of the New Zealand Hyperloop team. We are developing a proposal to reimagine the movement of matter across the nation.

August 2016: Startup Mentor for Te Mahuki @ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

I am a Mentor for the inaugural cohort of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa’s Te Mahuki program from August to December 2016.

June 2016: Strategy & Consulting – Future Of Work by NZ Labour Party

In June 2016, I participated in the Labour Party Future Of Work Commission session on the implications for the ICT sector -and related sectors- in knowledge-intensive manufacturing and services industries.

Drones: Interview for Platoon Magazine

For the mobility-focused issue of Platoon Magazine I was interviewed about ARIA and our vision for a Roadless Economy.

2017: Innovation Nation Grand Challenge

The Innovation Nation Grand Challenge is an open call for New Zealanders to tackle the most pressing challenges in their communities. It’s goal is to catalyze ideas and innovations into inventions, thus building 
 in-country capabilities, next-generation industries and national resilience.