HOW Conf is a one-day tech conference chock full of hands-on workshops. We want you to learn something new, and get involved in the action while learning.
Spend a day with hands-on activities. Learn from community members passionate about their subjects. And have fun at a gorgeous Nebraska park all the while.
Mallet Lodge at Platte River State Park in Louisville, Nebraska. The park is is located halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The venue is spacious, air conditioned, and has WiFi.
A Nebraska Games & Parks permit is required to enter the park. Daily passes are $5 and can be paid when you arrive at the park.
Platte River State Park is a beautiful facility, so feel free to stick around after HOW Conf and hike the trails, play tennis, or anything else you'd like to do!
Learn the fundamentals of game programming. Tanks will be involved.
Learn common software vulnerabilities by breaking them. You will be given time to break purposely flawed software, then we will discuss the vulnerabilities and mitigation as a group. The player who progresses the furthest will receive a prize (TBD)
An introduction to Arduino where you'll use basic components to create a non-trivial device. I'll cover various types of inputs, sneaky uses of LEDs, poor-man's object detection, serial debugging and control, and connecting to the Internet without a shield.
In this session we will:
We'll demo what what ROS can do (youtube montage), simulating custom robot, and integrating with real robot using an Arduino.
Open Nebraska is a civic hacking organization. We're talking about how we can promote coding education for all ages, influencing legislation to support open data, and creating original tools using local data, but also adapting existing Code for America projects for NE. We're brand new - but growing.
If you don't want to buy an Arduino, don't panic! We'll have a few extra. You can also pair up with someone.