An inspiring evening of live demos from innovators
with an open floor for tough questions from SF’s digerati.
6:15 – 7:30 pm
Free drinks thanks to Sage Human Capital
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Live Demos & Spirited Discussions
DEMOS ON TAP . . .
Sharon Barr, CTO
Bina builds software products that analyze Genomic data at speed, accuracy, and comprehensive manner. The human genome was first sequenced in 2003 after fifteen years of hard work and cost three billion dollars. Today, the recent availability of sequencing the entire human genome with ~$1000 and 24 hours brings a once-in-a-lifetime technology disruption. This disruption has brought great challenges and opportunities to the data analytics market, all the way up to personalized medicine practices, and Bina is positioned at the heart of this value chain. Bina innovation includes distributed system infrastructure to process genomic data in parallel, at speed and ease of use. the technology stack includes system level and unix programing, distribution system best practices, Hadoop, NoSql, REST API, Angular for UI and more. http://www.bina.com // http://www.twitter.com/binaTechs
Carlos Cuadra, Head of Content & Author Relations
Versal is a new way for teachers to easily create fun and interactive online courses, homework assignments, in-class lessons and more…no coding required. Share your creations via Versal, or embed courses directly into a blog, class website, or an LMS. Versal is free and open to anyone with knowledge and the desire to share it. http://www.versal.com // https://twitter.com/versal
Steijn Pelle, Co-Founder & COO
Make a real personal trainer 24/7 available & affordable for everyone. Because you probably lie to Runkeeper, but not to a human being who’s motivating you on top of your health data.
Sage Human Capital is disrupting the recruiting industry by introducing the very first fully data-driven recruiting model. Our success lies on a foundation of incorporating mindfulness into the recruiting process. http://www.sagehumancapital.com
A large crowd of techies wandered around Downtown San Francisco Friday, some of them in strange costumes, as part of a tech crawl.
The group was led by a woman wearing Google Glass and a couple of guys in orange astronaut suits — a gaggle of mainly 20- and 30-somethings that snaked its way through the streets of San Francisco. The group resembled a pub crawl and that’s because it’s exactly like a pub crawl. There’s free popcorn and there are glasses, the safety kind, not the drinking kind.
Myles Weissleder is the founder of San Francisco New Tech, the monthly mixer that’s like speed dating, but for startups.
This year, for the second time, he’s took that show on the road for the New Tech Crawl. With help from the mayor’s office, he’s asked local tech companies to open their doors as a sort of open house for fellow techies.
“We have a lot of startup founders, we have a lot of engineers, we have a lot of people working for their next opportunity and a lot of people who are just curious to get behind the doors of a lot of these companies that they’ve heard so much about,” Weissleder said.
From design labs to co-working spaces, the crowd got to see the creatures of tech in their natural habitat.
“This is one way, not just to see them present, but actually go to their place of work, which shows a lot of about a company,” Luxer One creative director Andres Acosta said. “And I think you learn a lot meeting their employees at their place of business, at their home.”
The tech crawl is about learning, networking, and for the companies presenting, it can also be about recruiting.
There are big names involved like LinkedIn and GitHub. For people who are new in town, it’s the best way to see why San Francisco is the capital of innovation.