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Tuesday, May 15


How to Build a 1000 Robots without Building a 1000 Robots
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Autonomous transportation systems are complex and comprised of many sub-systems that must work together seamlessly. Simulation unlocks the ability for software and algorithm developers to quickly test scenarios without hardware in a fast, repeatable way. It's cheap, it's scalable, it's accurate, it's reliable. At Canvas, we make extensive use of a simulator to simplify development, improve accuracy, and ensure good test coverage. It also gives the ability to develop for deployments before we attempt them - multiple autonomous carts, large warehouses, or outdoors.

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Andrew Hoffman

Software Engineering, Canvas Technology
First full time employee and (eventually) principal software engineer for all of Kiva Systems' production software systems (now Amazon Robotics.) Now at Canvas Technology, pushing the envelope on new vision-based autonomous systems.
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John Pratt

Robotics Embedded Software, Canvas Technology
I used to work at Qualcomm creating the signal processing software that helps your phone work. I've transitioned to Canvas for a new challenge helping to create a state-of-the-art robotics vision system.

Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302


Joint Boulder is for Robots and Women in Robotics Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet more roboticists from in and around Boulder!

Tuesday May 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Wednesday, May 16


Robotics Founder Speed Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and meet the founders of Robotics and AI startups from around Boulder! We'll be doing a speed–dating style event where everyone will get a few minutes to chat with a founder before moving on. You'll have your chance to ask about fundraising, company building, product development and whatever else you've always wondered!

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Ian Bernstein

Founder, Misty Robotics, Misty Robotics
Ian Bernstein is Founder and Head of Product at Misty Robotics, a spin-off company from Sphero, Inc. focused on building personal robots for the home and office. In this role, Bernstein leads Misty Robotics’ product development and design.   Prior to Misty Robotics, Bernstein... Read More →
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Davis Foster

Co-Founder, HW Lead, Scythe Robotics, Inc
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Katy Jeremko

Partner, Two's Complement
Katy is a designer and entrepeneur who has built and launched successful products for the last decade. She is known for her work with NASA’s open government initiative, and as a co-founder of re:3D, the manufacturer of the Gigabot 3D Printer. She bootstrapped re:3D to $2MM revenue... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302


Hardware Manufacturing for Software People: Uncommon Communication
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In all human relationships, communication is key.  It can be extremely difficult to accomplish a task with someone where you don’t share a common language; hardware development or manufacturing can seem like a different language to the uninitiated.
For anyone who has tried to build a robot, they’ve discovered the need to be proficient in “hardware” and “software” to effectively integrate all of the “components” together.  It can be extremely difficult to effectively communicate technical ideas with teams or individuals who do not share a similar technology background.
This highly interactive session will feature panelists representing hardware, software and manufacturing who have learned how to bridge the communication gaps across the disciplines.  We will look at a few different areas and their impact on getting hardware manufactured:
  • Patois (jargon) – Just as in everyday life, words mean different things to different people.  We’ll untangle it for you, so you’ll be better equipped to effectively communicate with those from a different technology background.
  • Process – Manufacturing, product design and software teams all employ very different release cycles to get a device out the door. Understanding these is critical for coordinating the release of a production-ready device.
  • Production – the language manufacturers speak and what they need to be successful for you
If you have an idea for a hardware product or are currently working  on a project headed toward production, but have very little experience in manufacturing, this session is for you, even if you aren’t a self-described “software person.”

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Toby Dallas

Founder & CEO, Parts Dashboard
Toby Dallas is the founder and CEO of Parts Dashboard. His background is mechanical engineering and he has spent two decades working in consumer product design and manufacturing. He has turned that experience into a software startup that helps businesses securely organize, store... Read More →
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Alison Hughes

Co-founder & CEO, Beatrice Forms
Alison is an enthusiastic maker, software and firmware engineer, entrepreneur, and goat farmer. Her software has supported audio hardware in many Apple products of the last decade, including Macs, iPhone and iPad, and the Apple Cinema Display. Last year she co-founded Beatrice Forms... Read More →
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Jenney Loper

Director of Operations, Fractional COO, Zebulon Solutions
I have been in manufacturing since the age of 6, where I worked in my father's machine shop. After receiving a degree in Physics, I've spent my career working in high tech in the Front Range in companies ranging from small start-ups to global organizations. The diversity of industry... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302


Mechanical & Electrical Engineering for Robotic Products
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John English

Sr. Electrical Engineer / Owner, Boulder Engineering Studios

Austin Glaser

Sr. Software Engineer, Boulder Engineering Studios

Ryan Welsh

Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Boulder Engineering Studios

Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Thursday, May 17


Special Edition BSW Boulder Is for Robots
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll have a panel together to discuss the state of robotics in Colorado


Thursday May 17, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Friday, May 18


Building Smart Robots
Limited Capacity full
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Technical talks from engineers at two of Boulder's hot CV and robotics companies

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Bella Campana

Software Engineer, Cognex
I'm a software and optical engineer, currently working on 3D image acquisition for machine vision applications. I'm looking forward to talking about 3D vision in robotics!
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Lindsey Cross

Mechanical Engineer, Sphero
I'm excited to connect with people in the robotics and aerospace track and share success...and failures!

Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

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