[Live stream] Solving for NASA: Drones, machine learning & more

GDG Seattle
Thu, Jun 15, 2017, 9:00 AM (PDT)

About this event

What do NASA, drones, and machine learning have in common? Join Google Developers Expert, Panayotis Tzinis, to find out!

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About Panayotis Tzinis:
Hi I am Panayotis (aka Vader) and I am the Intelligence Tech lead of the X-Lab of Moonshot Lab. The X-Lab is a tech-tank where crazy people, from scientists to artists, to developers to technologists, share their ideas in order to create moonshots. A moonshot is a radical solution, integrating breakthrough technology with native thinking. More than on projects we are exploring ambitions. If we do not like the way something is, we change it! I am also a GDE on Product Strategy and the lead of the GDG Thessaloniki as well as the promoter of GDGs in Greece. My goal is to be able to share my experiences with other enthusiasts and see them grow and achieve their dreams. Lately, just to brush up my memory and not lose the good habits, I am focusing a lot on ML and Deep Learning.

About the Talk:
I will share my experience working in my discomfort zone and how it helps me deliver breakthrough solutions with the hope that I can encourage others to push their limits. The project I'm going to share came out, almost, from a bet I made with George, an electrical & computer engineer focused on Space Environments, who I met at the NASA Space Apps challenge in my town. We asked ourselves this question: How might we help astronauts not lose stuff in outer space? Well, in less than 2 weeks we organized a special NASA Design Sprint and gathered more than 20 people from different backgrounds to join us and share their thoughts/experiences on how to "help" NASA solve this big challenge. The Sprint helped us to "space" out of our comfi-zone and see things from a different angles and perspectives, delivering what (at least we think) is the best solution. Without a doubt I can tell you that the Sprint and the team demystified my structured thinking and helped all of us create a common vision for approaching the challenge. Of course we will need to have more Sprints in order to validate and start prototyping our solution, but the first Sprint made us all more engaged and helped take advantage of each of everyone's field of expertise! Join us next week to know more about the idea, the technologies and the prototypes we are thinking about.