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Singularity University Blog | 5 tips to winning a hack-a-thon competition

August 7, 2009
iPhoneDevCamp

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

On July 31st, a group of Singularity University students and I decided to attend iPhoneDevCamp at Yahoo HQ – for an impromptu field trip. Our goal: to gain first-hand experience of the rapid pace of innovation in Silicon Valley. And maybe build a cool app to enter into the hack-a-thon competition. The result was an app called “Gettaround” (www.gettaround.com).

20,000 lines of code, 2 days, and just 4 hrs of sleep later, our app won the “Best Money Making App” category (sponsored by Mobclix) in the hack-a-thon. Here is a short clip of our presentation for the judges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JFfd6-uS7Q

Singularity University Blog | Jessica Scorpio 7/23 – Quad day

August 7, 2009
Jessica Scorpio

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, by Jessica Scorpio
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

twitter.com/jessicascorpio

8:35am – Reading the news in Moffett Field at the NASA Ames Research Center. Off to class in a couple minutes.

9:10 am – Brainstorming on how energy problems can be solved and innovation applied to help 1 billion people! Dividing up into groups

10:15 am – All the teams generated lots of ideas… Now which ones will actually work? Let the group assess!

Singularity University Blog | Sam Zaid 07/23 – Lecture day @ SU!

August 5, 2009
Sam Zaid

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 5, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, by Sam Zaid
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

twitter.com/samzaid

Sam Zaid

SingularityU GSP 09

Track: Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

12:10AM – Just came back from our Group C Super Secret team meeting. Not that secret but here’s a shot of our secret boardroom!

Singularity University Blog | SU names GSP-09 students

July 30, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 30, 2009 | Singularity University staff

  • Singularity University (SU) is announcing the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP)
  • Students will use multiple social media channels to share insights and experiences throughout the GSP
  • Home towns, background, and education for each student are included in individual SU profile URLs
  • Twenty-five students received full or partial scholarships from Singularity University, and Singularity University Corporate Founding Sponsors, Google and ePlanet Ventures
  • GSP kicked off at NASA Ames, Moffett Field on June 29, 2009 and concludes August 28, 2009

Summary

Singularity University — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today named the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP). Hailing from 13 countries, and from a cross-range of academic and business backgrounds, the students of Singularity University truly represent the next generation of leaders and innovators to address the major issues facing our world. And, throughout the summer program, students will share insights and daily experiences using social media channels, such as WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Picasa.

The summer class is composed of 26 men and 14 women, ranging in age from 22 to 47 years old. The 13 nations represented are: USA, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, India, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Russia.

Singularity University is modeled after the successful International Space University, founded at MIT in 1987, which has become one of the leading interdisciplinary, international and intercultural institutions for the study of space. The GSP is a nine-week graduate-level interdisciplinary curriculum designed to facilitate understanding, collaboration, and innovation across a broad range of carefully chosen scientific and technological disciplines whose developments are exponentially accelerating. SU summer program classes began June 29, 2009, based at NASA Ames Research Park on Moffett Field.

Singularity University Blog | Rod Furlan 07/21 – Rod’s timeline

July 28, 2009
Rod Furlan

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 28, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, By Rod Furlan
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

Follow Rod on twitter at rfurlan

7:18:51 AM

Today I will be covering a day in the life of a Singularity University student #singularityu

7:20:34 AM

Just got up, getting ready for class. We were asked to show up earlier today to discuss our Phase #1 assigment. #singularityu

8:07:02 AM

Walking to breakfast, I AM’ running late!

8:09:55 AM

Cafeteria with Hangar One in the background http://twitpic.com/b3zl2

8:14:38 AM

Breakfast not at the usual place today. That is what I get for not checking the online calendar for updates lol

Singularity University Blog | Shawna Pandya 07/17 – Flying high @ SU

July 28, 2009
Shawna Pandya

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 28, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, by Shawna Pandya
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

Singularity University.

It started with passionate people and a daring idea. 10^9+.

SU co-founder & Vice-Chancellor Peter Diamandis has a brain-wave…

Then came the structure – Singularity University. They built it, and we came. 40 of the world’s emerging leaders, students and innovators from 14 countries and countless disciplines…given 9 weeks to create and perpetuate ideas to positively impact 1 billion people. Nothing intimidating about that, right?

Singularity University Blog | SU presents David Orban and “The Internet of Things”

July 27, 2009
David Orban

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 27, 2009 | Singularity University staff

The Internet of Things, and Spime Design Workshop

What happens when we move from billions of mobile phones around us, to networks made of ten, one hundred or one thousand times more nodes? What are going to be the necessary features of these networks, which will constitute the Internet of Things? How can we think about, and must start planning for the nature of this new fundamental entity quickly… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU presents Al Seckel and “Your Mind’s Eye”

July 25, 2009
alted

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 25, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Your Mind’s Eye: The World’s Most Powerful Illusions and What they Tell Us about How We Think and Perceive

Come see, experience, and take delight in some of the world’s most powerful visual and other sensory illusions. The illusions presented in this talk will not just be confined to the visual senses, but there will be auditory ones too, including cross-modal examples of sound influencing what you see, and… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU first three weeks in pictures

July 22, 2009
ceremony

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 22, 2009 | Singularity University staff

With the first three weeks of the Singularity University summer session complete the Hub is here to give you a summary of what has been happening. My personal impression is that the school is off to a fantastic start. Call me biased if you want, but considering the quality of students involved, the prestige of the faculty and guest speakers, and the vast array of activities that have occurred it… read more

Singularity University Blog | Bob Metcalfe – Enernet talk

July 12, 2009
bob_metcalfe

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 12, 2009 | Singularity University staff

The public is welcome to join SU students, faculty and Internet pioneer Bob Metcalfe for his talk about Enernet on Monday July 13th at 7:00 pm. Bob is the Co-Chair for Singularity University’s track on Networks & Computing Systems:

Speaker: Bob Metcalfe (Enernet)
Time: Monday July 13th 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: NASA Ames – Eagle Room (Bld 943)
Space Limited: RSVP bruce@singularityu.orgread more

Singularity University Blog | MarketWatch: Google-backed school preps for ‘disruption’

July 8, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 8, 2009 | Singularity University staff

By John Letzing, MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (MarketWatch) – Investing during a recession is often touted as wise. Investing in classes loosely based on the science fiction-like notion of technology outsmarting its human creators may strike some as a curious approach to the concept, however.

Nevertheless, school officials say more than 1,200 applications were submitted for 40 inaugural spots at the recently-opened Singularity University, housed in an unassuming building at… read more

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University – successful first week

July 7, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Dear SU Associate Founders, Faculty, Students and Friends -

We’ve just completed our first week of Singularity University and I have to say that I’m extremely pleased and proud of what we have created. It is real, off and running, and here to stay.

From the Student perspective, we have pulled together an incredible group of brilliant and dedicated graduate students who are all entrepreneurs, driven and passionate about taking on the world’s grand challenges. When we selected our students based upon the criteria of academic excellence, demonstrated entrepreneurship and big-picture thinking, we did not know we’d be attracting fun, high-spirited and good natured individuals as well. I’m pleased the traits matched-up!… read more

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University: “Humanity’s Grandest Challenges”

July 7, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University is pleased to invite the public to a panel discussion with leading experts on “Humanity’s Grandest Challenges,” on Thursday, July 9 at 7pm PT (NASA Ames Research Park).

RSVP link: http://sugrandchallengesjuly9.eventbrite.com

Exponentially accelerating “grand challenges” will take political power, significant investments, and necessitate the development of equally accelerating technologies to affect the large numbers of people required to make a real difference – locally and… read more

Singularity University Blog | ISU/SU opening ceremony: Peter Diamandis

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

X PRIZE Foundation Chairman and CEO, Peter Diamandis is also the Chairman and Vice-Chancellor of Singularity University and Co-creator of the International Space University. This video highlights Peter’s speech at the Singularity University and International Space University Opening Ceremony, June 29th 2009, Mt View, CA.

Singularity University Blog | Authors@Google: Ray Kurzweil

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43zo82W7aPI

Ray Kurzweil visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “The Web Within Us: When Minds and Machines Become One.” This event took place on July 1, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series. more >>

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