Brain-sensing technology: What, why and the future

Facilitator: Dmitry Selitskiy.

In this talk Dmitry will give a broad introduction to brain-sensing technology – the new kind of interface allowing people to interact with computers and machines.

We will cover the underlying science, state-of-the-art devices, the use of this technology in health & wellness, rehabilitation, education and entertainment, and look into the future of technology-enabled super-powers. Oh, and you'll get to interact with computers using just your mind!

Brain sensing technology.pptx -- Materials

Cyber security skills and competition

Facilitator: Hinne Hettema.

In this workshop we showcase the cybersecurity competition for high school students which we recently organized at Unitec. We will discuss the design of the competition and how the skills required for the cybersecurity workforce relate to the four key areas of the cybersecurity competition. We then present detailed workshop on web hacking and close by letting the participants compete in a cut-down version of the competition to get a feel for the questions and the framework. Teachers will obtain an understanding of what elements are needed in a high school curriculum to get students interested and prepared for further study in cybersecurity.

Cyber Workshop Summary.pdf -- Materials

Embedded technologies for real time image processing

Facilitator: Denis Lavrov.

We will explore the design of a system for capturing, processing and displaying real time footage. During the session we will build a simple implementation of such system using Raspberry Pi describing and showing the process in detail. We will investigate simple image processing techniques and apply some of them to our platform.

Graphics and Animation Programming with Processing

Facilitator: John Casey.

The Processing demonstration will show teachers how to develop graphics applications using the processing environment. We will look at the development of simple vector graphic pictures and animations using processing. The session will review the setup, syntax, and layout of a processing program. The session is designed to be hands on, and everyone will develop a small processing application.

Graphics Programming with Processing -- Materials

Kiwibots Demonstration

Facilitator: Chris Hamling.

The Kiwibots demonstration will show teachers how they can bring the technologies they already use in the classroom together to create a platform that will inspire their students. If you are considering Android, Arduino or Rasberry Pi and may be interested in connecting them to a real-world robot then this session is for you. The Internet of things becomes very real when you can control a robot over the Internet with very simple tools.

Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning

Facilitator: James Oldfield.

This session will take place in one of Unitec’s newest collaborative learning spaces. James will provide an overview of two large scale approaches to Mobile Learning here at Unitec. he will also offer attendees some insight into the use of mobile applications and connected devices for education. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate during the session using their own mobile devices (any device will do, Android, iOS, Chromebook, PC or Mac) and a tool called Nearpod. There will be a chance at the end of the session for some hands on play with some of Unitec’s newest connected devices.

If you intend to bring a device along to the session, then please download the appropriate version of Nearpod as shown below:


Sponsored by Google.

Supported by Unitec Institute of Technology.