Cancer and heart disease are so hot right now, but you're way more likely to suffer from diabetes in your lifetime. Learn more about this stealth epidemic, what our health care "system" is throwing at it, and how a hack that was demo'd at DefCon last August totally hosed the medical device industry. Trypanophobics may want to avoid this session.
Jeff Beeler, a Sarnia, ON Librarian, and Janea Schimmel, a clerk at the Lansing Capital District Libarary, discuss the role of libraries in the information age, including physical and digital collections, programming, the changing role of librarians, and the changing needs of the public they serve.
Citizen Scientists are all around you, participating in projects that help further our understanding of the world. In this presentation, we'll learn what citizen scientists are, how to become a citizen scientist,and how you can take part in one of the many growing citizen scientist projects out there. Science is everywhere, and you can help!
ESR,Eric S. Raymond, author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar and The Art of Unix Programming, The New Hackers Dictionary, gpsd (Global Positioning System Software for Linux), enemy of the state of Iran, martial arts practitioner, and secret legal guru answers your questions about anything.
Alternative energy systems such as wind power and solar panels have become so familiar they really have become mainstream. But these aren't the only alternative energy systems available. There are 'alternative' alternatives that offer other ways of harnessing energy from other sources and in other ways than the 'mainstream' alternative energy methods. Find out about river current power generation, wave power, kite wind power, etc.
The presenter will highlight some of the work that EOS International (http://eosinternational.org/) is doing in Nicaragua. Started by young engineering grads, they are a great example of what keeping engineering local and appropriate means.