In keeping with NASA's focus on Women in Data for the 2015 Space Apps Challenge, the Space Apps Data Bootcamp will be led by many exceptional women making an impact on the world through their engagement with data and IBM is glad to be a part of this initiative.
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8:30 - Sign In
9:00 - Welcome and Introduction
- NASA welcome: Beth Beck, Cady Coleman, NASA
- Introduction: Sandy Carter, IBM
9:30 - Hackathon Stories
- Katey Metzroth, SecondMuse and New York City Next Top Makers
- Leslie Birch, Freelance Maker and Blogger for Adafruit Industries
- Niki Selken, Parsons School of Design
- Olivia Ross, Black Girls CODE
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Problem Solving
- Natalia Arguello, NYDesigns
- Jennifer Lopez, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
- Jerelyn Rodriguez, The Knowledge House
- Jessica Klein, Mozilla Hive NYC
11:45 - Communication and Storytelling
- Maaike Doyer, Business Models Inc.
- Elizabeth Caudle, Girls Who Code
- Leland Melvin, former NASA Astronaut and Associate Administrator for Education
12:30 - Lunch
1:30 - Hands-On Work Sessions
- Hardware and robotics
- Programming and web
2:45 - Break
3:00 - Workshops continue
4:15 - Wrap Up/Share Out
- Julia Vallera, Mozilla Hive NYC
- Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist
5:00 - End of Bootcamp
Evening panel and mixer for both Space Apps Data Bootcamp and Space Apps NYC Hackathon participants
5:30 - NASA Women in Data Panel
- Introduction: Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer, New York City
- Cady Coleman, NASA Astronaut
- Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist
- Deborah Diaz, NASA Chief Technology Officer for IT
- Beth Beck, NASA Open Innovation Program Manager (moderator)
6:30 - 8:30 - Space Apps NYC Kick-Off Mixer
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Natalia Arguello, Executive Director, NYDesigns
Entrepreneur and program director with ten years of experience in strategic planning, business development, partnership creation, and history developing marketing strategies, implementing programs, and pioneering fundraising efforts. Extensive expertise as a transdisciplinary designer with experience in conceptual, experience and visual design. Over the past 5 years Natalia has led a team of entrepreneurs and visionaries to create and grow NYDesigns, an economic development program of the City University of New York at LaGuardia Community College, that empowers entrepreneurs in the design, technology, fabrication, and maker spaces. NYDesigns has served over 9K entrepreneurs and created more than 2K jobs. Natalia holds a BA in Integral Design and a MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School of Design in New York.
Beth Beck, Open Innovation Program Manager, NASA
Beth Beck is passionate about public service. She views innovation and collaboration as tools to challenge bureaucratic status quo. As NASA's Open Innovation Program Manager, her role is to accelerate the identification and adoption of breakthrough innovation and cutting-edge data technology solutions through open government, digital strategy, and mass collaboration. Beth leads the International Space Apps Challenge program, a two-day code-a-thon that enables planetary citizens in hundreds of locations around the world create innovative solutions using NASA data and tools; and lead development of the new Data Bootcamp and the Space Apps Project Accelerator Toolkit. Beth co-founded the awar
Leslie Birch, Freelance Maker and Blogger for Adafruit Industries
Leslie Birch fancies herself a tech geisha in Philadelphia. Her life was forever changed when she attended WIRED magazine's NEXTFest in 2006. She started to experiment with soft circuits, and eventually had a workshop with Leah Buechley, the inventor of the Lilypad Arduino. She was smitten, and her new love led her to wins with her teams at NASA's International Space Apps Challenge for the Orbit Skirt, a skirt that can track the International Space Station, as well as Senti-8, a wrist band that allows astronauts to experience the scents they miss. Her FLORAbrella has garnered attention around the world as a color sensing LED umbrella.
Currently Leslie creates projects and tutorials for Adafruit, a DIY electronics company in New York promoting education. She also blogs about wearables for Make, Adafruit and Element 14. Her hangout is hackerspace Hive76, and yes, she loves Star Wars. Follow her @zengirl2.
Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers and Social Business Evangelist
A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential women in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM’s worldwide focus on building and expanding the Cloud ecosystem for ISVs, Entrepreneurs, Developers and Academics.
Author of 3 books, including "Get Bold,” which has been translated into 9 languages, Sandy is a recognized expert, receiving numerous awards such as: Forbes Global Top 40 Social Marketing Masters, 10 Most Powerful Women in Tech, Women of M2M for Internet of Things (IoT), CNN Women of the Channel, Top Nifty-50 Women in Technology, Top 50 Social Business Influencers, and Top 10 in Social Media.
She is Board Chair of WITI (Women in Technology International) and a founding member of WITI Global Executive Network (GEN) for executive women, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Inner Circle, and Working Mother Summit Board Advisor.
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Elizabeth Caudle, East Coast Regional Director, Girls Who Code
Elizabeth Caudle oversees recruitment, partnerships, operations and logistics for Girls Who Code programs in New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Springfield MA and Washington DC.
She began her professional career developing content for WISE, the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar. While working for WISE, she launched the youth initiative, Learner's Voice, which brings together college students from around the world to rethink education and provide leadership training. Elizabeth then returned to the United States where she worked in executive administration for the World Science Festival, managing partner and donor relations as well as the international tour of original stage productions.
Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor's degree in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University 2009 and received a Masters degree from L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in 2010.
Cady Coleman, NASA Astronaut
Coleman has logged more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station.
STS-73 Columbia (October 20 to November 5, 1995) was the second United States Microgravity Laboratory mission. The mission focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science, the physics of fluids, and numerous scientific experiments housed in the pressurized Spacelab module. In completing her first space flight, Coleman orbited the Earth 256 times, traveled more than 6 million miles and logged a total of 15 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes and 21 seconds in space.
STS-93 Columbia (July 22-27, 1999) was a 5-day mission during which Coleman was the lead mission specialist for the deployment of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Designed to conduct comprehensive studies of the universe, the telescope has enabled scientists to study exotic phenomena such as exploding stars, quasars and black holes. Mission duration was 118 hours and 50 minutes.
Expedition 26/27 to the International Space Station: On Coleman's third space mission, she served as a flight engineer aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft for launch and landing and spent 159 days in space aboard the International Space Station. In addition to performing science experiments and space station system maintenance operations, she acted as the lead robotics and science officer during her tenure aboard the ISS. Exp 26/27 hosted a record number of visiting vehicles to the ISS: A total of two space shuttle missions (STS-133 and STS-134), three Russian Progress supply ships, the second Automated Transfer Vehicle from the European Space agency “Johannes Keppler” and the second Japanese supply ship “Kounatori.” Notably, Coleman was the lead robotic arm operator for the capture of Kounatori, performing the second-ever free flyer robotic capture aboard the ISS. Expedition 26 launched from Baikonur, Russia, on December 16, 2010, and Expedition 27 landed near Dzhezgazhan, Kazakhstan, on May 24, 2011, after traveling 63,345,600 miles in 2,544 orbits during 159 days in space.
Deborah Diaz, NASA Chief Technology Officer for IT
Deborah Diaz collaborates with scientists and engineers to create innovative tools for the NASA. She has led NASA’s Open Innovation Team to create high profile events such as the International Space Apps Challenge. Other major accomplishments include overseeing a Digital Services Strategy for the Agency, initiating 3D printing in Space and visual analytics. Diaz helped develop NASA's Open Government strategy, which is ranked number one in government. Prior to this position, Diaz served as Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO). As NASA’s DCIO, Diaz provided leadership to transform management of information technology capabilities and services to support and enable NASA’s mission. She was responsible for helping to consolidate $4.3 billion of Agency's IT and data services. Prior to her work at NASA, Diaz served as the Chief Information Officer for Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.
Diaz has been recognized for outstanding leadership achievements with Government Computer News Technology, “eGov Pioneer” Awards, the first government awardee for “Heroines in Technology,” and as the first government awardee for Washington Business Journal’s “Women who Mean Business.” In 2013 she won the FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award.
Maaike Doyer, Strategy Designer, Business Models Inc.
Maaike Doyer, Strategy Designer at Business Models Inc., supports (inter)national organizations with strategy, innovation and designing new business models. She is an expert on business design and innovation, strategic visioning and graphic facilitation.
Maaike has 15 years of experience in strategy development, organizational (re)design, integration & transformation projects. She has extensive experience in the Technology Sector and Financial Services Industry, Sustainability and Marketing. Maaike is a regular speaker on (international) events, delivering keynote speeches and workshop about ‘Business Model Innovation’, ‘Designing your Future Business’, ‘Innovate like a Startup’ and ‘Think as a Designer: New Tools, New Skills, New Mindset’. She teaches at universities and MBA’s and is mentor of Startup Bootcamp.
Before Business Models Inc., Maaike was senior manager at Pric
Jennifer W. Lopez, Founder & CEO, Wisenn & Co.
Jennifer W. Lopez is the Founder, CEO of Wisenn & Co. and brings years of diverse experience spanning from molecular biology research to business development to social entrepreneurial enterprises. Jennifer is an expert on social impact, philanthropy, fundraising, corporate and entrepreneurial strategy and has designed and managed major partnerships and planning efforts for organizations and initiatives internationally around education, STEM advocacy, open innovation, women’s empowerment, economic development, global health, poverty alleviation, and providing resources and opportunities for young people and unde
Jennifer previously served as the Executive Director of MakerBot Academy at MakerBot Industries, where she led efforts to put 3D printing in every K-12 school in the United States via partnerships with the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy, America Makes (NASA, DoD, DoE, NSF), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, DonorsChoose, and Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Roche, and GE. In less than a year, MakerBot Academy successfully crossed all 50 states, helped teachers in over 3000 schools, and provided more than 500,000 students access to this game-changing emerging technology. Jennifer serves as a board member for Athena Digital Design at Barnard College, Columbia University, the Leadership Council of The Clinton Foundation 20/30, and is a Key Influencer for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tomorrow Lab, Advancing Science for the Benefit of Huma
Leland Melvin, former NASA Astronaut and Associate Administrator for Education
A veteran of two space flights, STS-122 in 2008, and STS-129 in 2009, Leland Melvin has logged over 565 hours in space.
STS-122 Atlantis was the 24th shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station. Mission highlight was the delivery and installation of the European Space Agency’s Columbus Laboratory. It took three spacewalks by crew members to prepare the Columbus Laboratory for its scientific work, and to replace an expended nitrogen tank on the Station’s P-1 Truss. The STS-122 mission was accomplished in 12 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes and 40 seconds, and traveled 5,296,832 statute miles in 203 Earth orbits.
STS-129 was the 31st shuttle flight to the International Space Station. During the mission, the crew delivered two Express Logistics Carriers (ELC racks) to the International Space Station, about 30,000 pounds of replacement parts for systems that provide power to the station, keep it from overheating, and maintain proper orientation in space. The mission also featured three spacewalks. The STS-129 mission was completed in 10 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes and 13 seconds, traveling 4.5 million miles in 171 orbits.
In October 2010, Melvin was named as associate administrator for the Office of Education. As associate administrator, Melvin was responsible for the development and implementation of NASA’s education programs that inspire interest in science and technology and raise public awareness about NASA goals and missions. He retired from NASA in February 2014.
Katey leads New York's Next Top Makers, a program by NYCEDC, which supports NYC-based independent product designers to establish and grow their businesses in the city. Katey is also part of the Internet Freedom team at SecondMuse which focuses on localization and need-finding efforts to make Internet Freedom tools more accessible to users around the world.
Before SecondMuse, Katey helped UPENN and the Wharton school launch a $100K Prize for social innovators and guided the digital strategy firm, Sarkissian Mason, to incorporate social impact into their business model in order to fight global human trafficking. Katey participated in Philly's first Random Hacks of Kindness event and her team developed PhillySNAP to connect food stamp beneficiaries with farmers' markets through a simple text message. Katey holds an MA from Georgetown and the UNSAM in Buenos Aires.
Jerelyn Rodriguez, Managing Director, BXL Incubator and Co-Founder, The Knowledge House
A Bronx-native, Jerelyn is a true NYC innovator. She is the Managing Director of BXL Business Incubator, the first City-sponsored business incubator to help develop new startup businesses in the Bronx. The incubator can accommodate over 100 entrepreneurs from the Bronx and across New York City.
And in 2014, she co-founded The Knowledge House to prepare young people to not only thrive in the tech-driven economy, but to innovate and problem-solve, serve as leaders and pay it forward to others in their community. With the support of THE POINT Community Development Cooperation and The Bronx Business Incubator, TKH launched their 2014 spring Innovation Fellowship where youth and the Hunts Point community were exposed to 21st century skills and technologies including coding in HTML/CSS, 3D printing, augmented reality and lean startup. Jerelyn engaged over a dozen professionals, mostly of color, in the technology or business fields to provide mentorship and training to ten young adults in the South Bronx, eight of which have successfully secured internships or employment. In addition to managing the operations and team, Jerelyn provides training in social entrepreneurship and digital media.
Niki Selken, Parsons School of Design
Niki Selken is a designer, technologist and theater maker living in Brooklyn and attending Parsons for a Design and Technology MFA. Her focus is on wearable technology and interaction design. Before landing in New York Niki lived in San Francisco and founded a web design and IT company Big Treehouse, and an experimental theater company, Ko Labs. She was the 2014 New York NASA Space Apps winner and a global finalist for wearable tech project, Senti8. In 2013 she founded theWorld Translation Foundation with Cara Rose DeFabio as a way to promote, explore, and translate the written word into the pictorial alphabet of Emoji. Her latest project, The Emoji Dictionary, debuted at The Proof is in the Processor art show and will be featured in theCurrents New Media Art Festival 2015in Santa Fe. Niki's design work has been featured byVICE,Yahoo Tech,Adafruit, andMake Magazine.
Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist
Dr. Ellen Stofan was appointed NASA chief scientist on August 25, 2013, serving as principal advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. Prior to her appointment, Stofan was vice president of Proxemy Research in Laytonsville, Md., and honorary professor in the department of Earth sciences at University College London in England. Her appointment as chief scientist marks a return to NASA for Dr. Stofan. From 1991 through 2000, she held a number of senior scientist positions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., including chief scientist for NASA's New Millennium Program, deputy project scientist for the Magellan Mission to Venus, and experiment scientist for SIR-C, an instrument that provided radar images of Earth on two shuttle flights in 1994.
Stofan holds master and doctorate degrees in geological sciences from Brown University in Providence, R.I., and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
Minerva Tantoco is New York City’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Tantoco directs the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation with responsibility for the development and implementation of a coordinated citywide strategy on technology and innovation and encouraging collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem.
For more than 25 years – from launching her own start-up to directing technology and innovation for large enterprises – Tantoco has worked to affect business transformation across a range of industries from advertising to finance. With her appointment to the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, she brings this wealth of experience in technology-enabled transformation to government.
Ms. Tantoco holds four US patents on intelligent workflow and is a speaker and author on mobile, security, big data, and innovation. Ms. Tantoco most recently served as UBS APAC CTO for client-facing technology and innovation, with regional responsibility for the Asia Pacific region.
Julia Vallera, Programs Manager, Mozilla Hive NYC
Julia has been working in the arts as an educator, printmaker, public engagement artist, illustrator, consultant and designer for 16 years. She is a technology enthusiast and collaborates with many people to invent new ways to use it for STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math) education. As Programs Manager at Mozilla Hive NYC Julia works with more than 70 cultural organizations to create new learning pathways and innovative educational practices for youth, educators, families, artists, technologists and more.
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