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FULL SCHEDULE of events (PDF)
12:00 -12:30PM - Distinguished ACE Student:
HeisenBugDev: Bridging the gap between Minecraft mod developers and players
THERON BOERNER, ACE Student
Theron Boerner is 14 years old and enjoys “accurate” political jokes, programming, and trading Ðogecoins and Bitcoins. By using bacon, coffee, and programming, he is able to develop websites that automate documentation and file downloads.
12:30 -1:30PM - Teach the Teachers
Presentation by Alan Pita and Tabitha Molett
Teaching Innovation: generating new methods to extend and enhance STEM education
Discovering practical ways to teach innovation as a discipline distinct from and supplemental to STEM education
1:50 - 2:00PM - Mayoral Proclamation
Mayor Lee Leffingwell declares ACE Innovation Day
2:00 - 2:50PM - Keynote Speaker
JOSH BAER, Executive Director, Capital Factory
Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. In 2008 he founded Capital Factory, the largest startup incubator and co-working space in Austin, Texas. Josh founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at Carnegie Mellon University and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs.
Josh is Fellow at Return Path and is the most active email investor in the world. Josh was recently recognized as the 2013 Austin Community Leader of the Year, 2013 Tribeza Person of the Year, and a 2013 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuabaer.
3:00 - 3:50PM - Google Glass
Previous line ups:
2014 Guest Judges
VP Scientific Research, National Instruments
Click HERE for Stefano's full bio.
Click HERE for Marc's full bio.