April 10, Noon - 5PM @ FSU's new Innovation Hub.
DIGITECH is a unique experience that might be described as SXSW FSU-style. The event features an exhibition in which visitors can experience new technologies first hand, dynamic performances, educational workshops and presentations by insightful experts. It's a great opportunity to meet and network with positive innovative people. This year, the 8th year of DIGITECH, will be held in new Innovation Hub in the Shores building. So come check out DIGITECH, the new Innovation Hub, enjoy some cool tech, free t-shirts, food, and entertainment while you GET YOUR GEEK ON!
Agenda for Wednesday April 10th
|12 - 1||Lunch w/Keynote Presenter Jackie Fenn, Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CIO Research group on Innovation [Register]|
|1 - 4||DIGITECH Exhibition & Jim Moran Shark Tank|
|4 - 5||The DIGITECH Awards Ceremony and Spectacular Innovation Hub Grand Opening Celebration!|
|5 - 6||Reception - Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and Beverages|
Students across the disciplines will be demonstrating their creative and original uses of technology and competing to win trophies in several categories. Student innovators apply today to exhibit (deadline April 8)!
Academic departments, student organizations, and others from across campus, will be demonstrating their creative uses of technologies and informing visitors of opportunities to get involved!
FSU Student Entrepreneurs battle it out Shark Tank style, pitching their business ideas to our panel of expert entrepreneurs in an effort to win $1,000.
Trophies are awarded, remarks from FSU Dignitaries, giveaways, and reception sponsored by FSU College of Arts and Sciences.
Sponsored by FSU Information Technology Services (ITS)
Special guest Jackie Fenn, Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CIO Research group on Innovation, inventor of Gartner's Hype Cycle, will speak on creativity, innovation, the rise and fall of new technologies, and working in the innovation economy.
Free tees, notebook stickers and food! Big tech raffle sponsored by FSU Bookstore at 4:00!
While all student exhibitors will receive a special DIGITECH exhibitor tee-shirt and certificate, four exhibitors will walk away with a coveted DIGITECH crystal trophy. All exhibits are judged by our expert panel of judges for three areas of recognition. A fourth award is decided by the audience. Trophies are awarded at the DIGITECH Awards Ceremony at 4:00.
In the spirit of Vires, this award goes to the exhibit that best demonstrates strength and influence through the creation and use of novel technologies.
In the spirit of Artes, this award goes to the exhibit that best demonstrates the application of digital technologies skill towards a creative work.
In the spirit of Mores, this award goes to the exhibit that best demonstrates strength of character by contributing to others.
The most popular exhibit at FSU DIGITECH decided by votes cast by event attendees via text message.
This is an interactive sculpture installation that is meant to exhibit entropy. A light-emitting sculpture reacts to the movement of the observer. The light becomes more intense as you approach, then abruptly turns off when you get too close. Eventually you will find a point in the space in which you feel the calmest in relation to the sculpture.
The R.U.S. Mk 4 is a fully functioning Robotic Utility Suit that I have been working on for the past 2.5 years. It is created exclusively out of garbage and other repurposed parts (With the exception of the Pi control module) that my dumpster diving team has found over the years. It is capable of shooting fireballs, taking over IR devices within 50 feet, displaying games and computer displays on the HUD and a number of other sci-fi features, with several more in the planning stages.
Boy With A Coin is a short stop motion video created with cameras on an iPhone and standard mono black and white filter. The couch used as a prop wascreated and designed, and flattened into an SVG and cut out by the FABlab laser cutter onto the covers of several video game covers.
AGROSKY is a social innovative start up with a focus on social entrepreneurship and robotics for the local community. Our goal is to help small scale farms and farmers achieve their maximized growth yields through environmentally friendly commercial autonomous robotics with a triple bottom line.
DIGITECH wouldn't exist without the genrosity of our Platinum Sponsors!
Thanks so much to our Gold Sponsors for making significant financial contributions!
We really appreciate our friends who have given all they can!