Rick will be hosting the next instalment of BuzzConf Nights on 25th May. Join us for an evening of Virtual and Augmented Reality presentations and demos; and groundbreaking health treatments using psychedelic therapy.
If you want a little taste of what the BuzzConf festival is all about, this event is a great place to start. You can also see videos from many of our events on YouTube. (don’t forget to Subscribe!)
Held in The Loop Bar in Melbourne, there will be plenty of options to eat and drink late into the night!
6pm – Drinks and socialising
7pm to 8:00pm – Technical presentations and demos
8:00pm until late – Music, drinks, and party
VR/AR for fun and profit – Alex Mackey and Lars Klint
Augmented and virtual realities are here to stay, but what can you build and how? Alex and Lars will unpack the most popular .Net and web framework techniques to get you up to speed on the current state of AR and VR, as well as the ground-breaking mixed reality device – Microsoft HoloLens.
Learn how VR got started, is currently being used and how you can get involved and we’ll dive into holographic programming with the HoloLens development toolkit. Get a head start in this new branch of technology that keeps pushing the boundaries of user experiences. This talk is full of facts, fantastic jokes and foolproof demos (yeah, right!).
Alex Mackey is a Dev lead, author, speaker, dad. Founded DDDMelbourne conference, likes CrossFit, caffeine and cat videos.
Lars Klint is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler.
Psychedelichiatry: Brave New World or Marriage of Heaven and Hell – Dr Prashanth Puspanathan
One of the most promising and exciting therapeutic options in Psychiatry to have emerged in recent years is a hark back to an ancient medicine; The healing power of Psychedelics. Mystical, often poorly understood, and ladled with both the pedigree and stigma of history in equal measure, research into psychedelics and their therapeutic benefit has expanded in recent years and is claiming a place in environments as disparate as therapy rooms and Sillicon Valley.
This discussion will introduce Psychedelics and their historical significance, explore some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding them and present the international research that is seeing Psychedelics transition from hippy fairydust to hospital grade medicine…and even techworld tonic.
Dr Prash works in the psychiatry department of a major metropolitan hospital. His primary intellectual and research interest is in the therapeutic use of psychedelics and their potential role in psychotherapy. He sits on the clinical advisory board of The Australian Psychedelic Society and runs the research discussion group Psychonauts Onymous, bringing together individuals professionally or intellectually connected to the psychedelic paradigm. When not pontificating on the topic at talks and conferences, he is actively seeking your money, or that of your philanthropist grandparents, to help get psychedelic research off the ground in Australia.
BuzzConf Festival 2017 announced
We’ve recently announced BuzzConf 2017… check out the promo video we knocked up!
Have Something to Say?
We’re always on the look out for presentations, discussions and demonstrations for BuzzConf Nights. If you have something you’d like to share, please get in touch. You don’t need to have a tonne of experience, just a willingness to share your passion.
Have Something to Show?
You’ll occasionally see a robot spider body, or LED list helmet at BuzzConf events. If you have some exciting tech that you’d like to bring, please do! There’ll be plenty of time during before and after the talks to show it off.
See you in the future!
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