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Friday, April 27


Evolution and Behavior

A light hearted look at the evolution of organisms and their behavior (including those pesky humans), featuring videos and voluntary audience participation.


Friday April 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm


Open Source Medicine

Other local cons are talking about it, why don't we?  Let's explore together to open source technology available inside the medical field through this birds of feather round table.

Friday April 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Model T
Saturday, April 28


Open Source Diabetes

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.


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Dearborn - BIG TOP


Libraries and Librarians in the Information Age

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.

Saturday April 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm


Heinlein Panel

Jim Gettys, Bell Labs

Jim Gettys is a MTS at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working on bufferbloat. He was the V.P. of Software at the One Laptop per Child project. He is one of the original developers of the X Window System at MIT. He worked at W3C and was the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification in the IETF. Gettys helped establish handhelds.org, freedesktop.org and X.org. | | Gettys is one of the keepers of the Flame (USENIX's 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award) on behalf... Read More →

Saturday April 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm


Citizen Science What it is and How to Get Involved

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!


Saturday April 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm


Eric Raymond Ask Me Anything

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.


Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Model T


'Alternative' Alternative Energy Generation

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.


Saturday April 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm


Science Lab

Science geeks meetup... no lab required!

Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm


The Future of Automotive Technology

Looking forward in the transportation world of technology.

Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm


Science in the Movies

What is real, what is not, could this really happen?


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Sunday, April 29


Sustainable Engineering in Developing Economies

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.  


Sunday April 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am