Program for hillhacks 2017

2017-05-18
14:15
Tavish Naruka

Hardware hacking for programmers

presented by Tavish Naruka

This talk will cover some basic terminology that you encounter when dealing with electronics, common hardware protocols and hints on reversing hardware, and some real world examples of projects/hacks using interesting techniques.

14:15 - 15:15 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
15:30
Arjit

Understanding Computational Creativity in context of Generative Art.
Art / Creative Coding

presented by Arjit

The talk will take you on a journey of how new forms of art creation are emerging under the influence of advanced modern systems and artificial intelligence. It's not graphic design, but an entirely new genre of artwork developed through computer code that takes its inspiration from nature and evolution of creatures.

A perfect symphony is displayed between the order and discipline of the co...

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15:30 - 16:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
16:00
Praveen Selvam

Lost and Found - A Company's Time
A startup's journey through collective time management with a data driven approach.

presented by Praveen Selvam

Format

  • Type: Conference
  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Availability: 17 to 20 May
  • Difficulty: Anyone can attend

Time management is a very hard skill to develop, both at an individual level, and at a company level. Just like any organization, our startup went through a phase where it felt like everyone was doing a lot of things, but the outcomes weren’t really matching our expected resu...

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16:00 - 17:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
18:00
Abhimanyu M A

Flash Talks - Day 1
Stand in For Flash Talks

presented by Abhimanyu M A

This is a meta event created for the flash talks, to suggest flash talks people are requested to talk to Tod.

18:00 - 18:30 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
20:30
Praveen Selvam

Learn to DJ
Learn how DJs remix on the fly and see how their gadgets function. Also get tips to start DJ'ing as a hobby.

presented by Praveen Selvam

Format

  • Type: Session
  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Availability: 17 to 20 May
  • Difficulty: Anyone can attend. Having some sense of musical sense helps.

Background:

I’m a DJ and I perform for selected events. It’s a great hobby that’s also my form of meditation. In this presentation, I intend to share with the audience about the art of DJ’ing and showcase simple tips and tricks t...

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20:30 - 21:30 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
2017-05-19
14:00
Srinivas Kodali

India's Weapons of Math Destruction
Big Data and Algorithmic Biases affecting Indian Luves

presented by Srinivas Kodali

India is digitising rapidly, the internet has helped bring people together to communicate, learn and grow their businesses. With Digital India programme, the government is building and forcing people to shift towards digital systems through software tools like Aadhaar, eKYC, eSign, DigiLocker, UPI. Promoted as public goods, these systems were build by volunteers from Indian software industry wh...

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14:00 - 15:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
15:00
dhrubesh

Why everyone should learn to code.
building stuff with code

presented by dhrubesh

Well, coding is something that teaches us 2 stuff- 1-how to learn new things? 2-how to apply those new things to create something new? Basically it teaches us how to build and deploy stuff ie the message I wanna spread and would love to start with you guys. Thanks.

15:00 - 15:30 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
15:30
aksanoble

Solid Introduction
W3C proposal for Decentralized Social Apps

presented by aksanoble

Same Data shared across apps.

Imagine a web where the data you create on one app be reused by any other app. Where your open social graph allows you to make new connections and get recommendations with no Sign-Ups. Where you decide and control where your data resides and choose who accesses it.

**[Sol...

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15:30 - 16:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
16:30
sva

How we got rid of EVMs in Europe (DE/NL)

presented by sva

In this talk I'll be going through the years 2005 till 2009: In 2007 the Netherlands stopped the use of Voting Computers in general, followed by the Germans in 2009.

I'll show our strategy and what has happened one after another - this is supposed to be inspiring you to actually get your hands-on the issue in India!

16:30 - 17:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
21:30
matt

A Whirlwind Tour of the Insect Family Tree

presented by matt

Insects are incredibly successful as a taxonimic group, and incredibly diverse. Estimates of the number of total insect species are as high as one million - higher than the rest of the whole animal kingdom - and new species are still discovered every day. They're everywhere.

So what has made insects so successful? They've adapted and diversified to fill many many different ecological role...

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21:30 - 22:30 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
2017-05-20
10:30
jackerhack

Introducing the Internet Freedom Foundation
The past year and challenges ahead

presented by jackerhack

The Internet Freedom Foundation was born out of the SaveTheInternet campaign of 2015-16. IFF works on issues of net neutrality, freedom of speech, privacy and right to innovation. In this talk I'd like to give an update on what IFF has accomplished in the less than one year since incorporation, the challenges that lie ahead, and how Hillhackers can all contribute.

10:30 - 11:30 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
Pankaj

Three Steps to Infinity: Systems Engineering - MBSE - Farming

presented by Pankaj

Period: 1960s, Location: Central Valley, California, USA. The tomato harvesting operation which was earlier entirely done by manual labour is now done using machine for particular varieties of tomatoes. The efficiency realisation is over the top - all the valley is talking about it. Over time the number of varieties of tomato grown in the valley come down from over 50 to about 5 - those varieti...

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10:30 - 12:30 Mercury Conference 18-21 May
12:00
sva

p≡p ≡ pretty Easy privacy
privacy by default for everyone

presented by sva

p≡p motivates a new standard to securely encrypt and verify written communications without reinventing the wheel: p≡p eases secure communications relying on well-established end-to-end cryptographic methods by design. Following standards like OpenPGPG or OTR it integrates into existing systems for written digital communications and automating key management tasks.

p≡p's protocols automate t...

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12:00 - 12:30 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
14:00
Bharath Raja

Tracking and hacking your life
How programming and automation can help your personal growth

presented by Bharath Raja

> You can’t control what you can’t measure

My talk is about how being a programmer helped get a hold of my day to day things.

Measure

When I graduated I wanted to be very conscious about spending money, so I started manual tracking. It was painfully tiring and demotivating. So I looked up the apps available. But I felt the lack of control and limitation in possibility of analysis. ...

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14:00 - 15:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
15:00
Anish T P

Building 10 Foot Dodecahedron Using Ropes and Bamboo with Tensegrity

presented by Anish T P

The talk will focus on the tensegrity structure that people can see under construction on Mercury. Tensegrity structures are interesting physical structures wherein the entire structure is held together by balanced tension forces, and without any compression forces.

At Hillhacks we plan to build a 10 foot dodecahedron out of Bamboo and ropes.

15:00 - 15:30 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
15:30
Arthur

Why were the NOC dragons so grumpy?

presented by Arthur

A short overview of why the NOC dragons were very grumpy the first couple of days.

TL;DR: It's all kondi's fault.

15:30 - 16:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
16:00
Jimish

IoT - Building Secure MQTT/HTTP API via Node-Red

presented by Jimish

World is moving to IoT applications and it's usage, Every device is turning into smart one.

Why MQTT

IoT devices sends data to server at some timespan, how could it amaze you if server sends response/acknowledgement of that data being received. That's what MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) protocol is, built on the top of tcp protocol itself with some cool improvisations and fea...

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16:00 - 17:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
18:00
Abhijeet Khandagale

Upcycling Hills
Making trash useful!

presented by Abhijeet Khandagale

The idea is to use materials that are around the space and upcycle it to make tire furniture, or pallet desks, etc

18:00 - 20:00 Deimos (Workshop Room) Conference 18-21 May
20:30
Praveen Selvam

Experiences from Jagriti Yatra, a train journey across India
500 young minds travel on an exclusive train across India to learn about social entrepreneurship. Get to know about the experience.

presented by Praveen Selvam

Format

  • Type: Conference (preferable) or Unconference
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Availability: 17 to 20 May
  • Difficulty: Anyone can attend

Imagine a train journey across India with 500 bright young minds, backed up by solid mentors, with the intent of seeing and learning about social entrepreneurship across “real India”. It’s an annual journey that happens at the end of every year fo...

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20:30 - 21:00 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
2017-05-21
10:30
silv3r

LifeMaker 2.0: Crowdfunding
We need app design and a video.

presented by silv3r

LifeMaker is a play space and community for Self Improvement and Beneficial Co-creation, to shape a better Me and a better Earth, for a better present and future.

We are going to submit a session for the same, where we will be presenting the concept, crowdfunding road map and development road map post crowdfunding.

Who is this for? LifeMaker is for those people who want to shape a better...

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10:30 - 11:30 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
11:30
sva

Taler
Electronic payments for a liberal society!

presented by sva

GNU Taler is an online payment system that uses Chaum's blind signatures to provide robust unbreakable privacy for customers along with accountability for merchants. Taler avoids the the performance issues that plague Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus-based solutions, and is developed entirely as free software, enabling groups outside the usual financial system to deploy online payments.

Th...

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11:30 - 12:00 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
14:00
Vigneshwer Dhinakaran

High Performance Computing with Rust
System programming

presented by Vigneshwer Dhinakaran

About Rust

Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety.

Aim

> Building Next-Gen high-performance applications and products using rust

Problem Statement

The user experience of an application running on an iPhone is very different than the same application running on a cheap phone.

Session D...

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14:00 - 15:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
15:30
konarak

Distributed Plastics Recycling
A discussion on possibility or impossibility of it

presented by konarak

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15:30 - 16:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
16:00
Nikhilesh Prasannnakumar

Software Defined Radios
Combining Hardware & Software

presented by Nikhilesh Prasannnakumar

Radios have come a long way since the days of vacuum tubes. Gone are the days when radios were a delicate and complicated black box which only worked if you held it just right! Modern day technology has incorporated software based controls to radios, giving birth to something thats one part complex electronics and one part crazy software - Software Defined Radios (SDRs).

And this powerful te...

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16:00 - 17:00 Lunar Valley Conference 18-21 May
18:00
Kristen McQuillin

Gala Show
practice and performance

presented by Kristen McQuillin

Let's create a performance stage and showcase our talents. Whether we're singing, dancing, or putting on a play, hillhackers get applause for their enthusiasm and skills.

In 2014, we did a group fire performance for Diwali, and included song and dance acts. In 2015, we invited the school program students to put on plays and we filled in with a variety of acts. It was so much fun; let's do th...

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18:00 - 19:00 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
21:00
Nemo

hillhacks quiz
The Annual hillhacks quiz

presented by Nemo

The annual hillhacks quiz, hosted by your friendly QM Nemo.

The format of the quiz will depend on the number of registrations, but will likely involve the following:

  1. Science/Tech focused
  2. 4-5 Rounds
  3. Teams of 2-3
  4. Mostly written-rounds

For reference, you can look at the previous hillhacks quizes I hosted:

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21:00 - 22:00 Sunspot Conference 18-21 May
Unscheduled events
Supriya Tirkey

Book Binding Workshop

presented by Supriya Tirkey

The aim of the workshop is to introduce the participants to basics of hand-binding a book. It will briefly touch upon techniques and methods of putting papers together through gluing or stitching to create a journal completely handmade by the participants.

We will be exploring

  1. Pamphlet Stitch: A simple method to stitch a bunch of papers together, just like a center stapl...
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Unconference 15-31 May
arunsingh23

Python Language basics, Python real time Machine learning application
Python & Machine Learning

presented by arunsingh23

I will like to introduce the folks to use python as an agent to solve daily life problems scattered around us.

Unconference 15-31 May
aloktherocker

Un-Bangalored!

presented by aloktherocker

Having created, sold and worked with startups in Bangalore for the past 8 years, I wish a different way for startups in India. Our startup culture has somehow mixed marwari ethics of dhanda, silicon valley VCs, raw energy of the youth and the IT services culture to create a mixed bag of a rather noninclusive growth which is unsustainable to the environment and people around us.

I believe th...

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Paulami

Thinking through drawing
Basic level - A hands-on session to express your thoughts visually

presented by Paulami

*Duration: 5 days

*Eligibility : Age 12+ or Grade 7 and above

*Max no. of participants : 15

*Level : Basic

Proposal: Why should we learn to draw?

--> Before written language, drawing was the primary means of communication. It transcends language barriers and has usage in both creative and non-creative sectors. Today it's still an essential tool, for conveying not only messages b...

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School Program 15-31 May
swapnesh samaiya

Game Design Workshop
Design it yourself

presented by swapnesh samaiya

This workshop is mainly focus on creating games out of simple objects, giving player the chance to create, imagine and design his/her own level of difficulty.

The workshop will be divided in two themes one is tangible games and another is digital games. me along with my friend who is a game developer work mainly with unity will take a session on digital game designing and i will be dealing w...

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School Program 15-31 May
Kristen McQuillin

Circus Fitness
Fun Physical Education

presented by Kristen McQuillin

Instructor: Tink Grade(s): 1 - adult Duration: 45- 120 minutes Subject: arts & physical education

Objective: Students will exercise their eye-hand coordination and work cooperatively to create a group choreographed work.

Outline: 1. Do a brief performance (2 minutes) highlighting some of the tricks and skills to be learned. 2. Instruction varies depending on the age group and venue...

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School Program 15-31 May
Kristen McQuillin

Chisanbop
Korean finger math

presented by Kristen McQuillin

Instructor: Tink Grades: 2-6 + Duration: 30-45 minutes Subject: Math. Counting & calculating using the hands

Objective: Students will be able to count to 99 using their fingers and thumbs, and to do simple addition and subtraction

Outline: 1. Ask how high students can count using only their hands. In the case of a repeat class, see if they remember the lesson from last year. 2/3. -...

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School Program 15-31 May
Kristen McQuillin

Creating Characters
Body language in theatre

presented by Kristen McQuillin

Instructor: Tink Grades: all Duration: 45-120 minutes Subject: Performance

Objective: to explore ways of expressing a character on stage using physical attributes, voice, status, movement through a series of improv-style exercises

Outline 1. Actors use their bodies to express emotion. They don’t have to feel angry or sad to act that way. Ask for examples of body language. If none are ...

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School Program 15-31 May
Kristen McQuillin

Circus Time
hoops, juggling, acrobatcis

presented by Kristen McQuillin

Want to learn to hula hoop, do acrobatics, or juggle? Here is you chance. I will have props with me, so let's play.

Unconference 15-31 May
Kristen McQuillin

Hair Hacks
amateur barbering

presented by Kristen McQuillin

Let's style, cut and color one another's hair. Bring your own dye, if desired. I'll bring the scissors. Tod & I will trim and style and teach you to do it, too.

Unconference 15-31 May
Praveen Selvam

Learn to play the Cajon
Fun session to get to know about what a cajon is and how to play it

presented by Praveen Selvam

Format

  • Type: Unconference
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Availability: 17 to 20 May
  • Difficulty: Anyone can attend

A cajon is a musical percussion instrument, in the shape of a box.

A cajon

This fun session will include:

  • What is a cajon?
  • Some basic rhythms of a cajon and how to play them.
  • Impro...
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Unconference 15-31 May
schneider

Software Defined Radio For Total Beginners

presented by schneider

This workshop will teach the very basics of Software Defined Radio (SDR).

With SDR you can use your computer to receive and decode wireless transmissions. With the right hardware it can even be used to transmit something and for example control your wireless power sockets using nothing but your computer and some generic SDR hardware.

During the last few years the price of SDR capable hard...

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Conference 18-21 May
Vaishali Thakkar

Indian Education System: Where are we going?
Let's talk about the problems and solutions in the Indian education system

presented by Vaishali Thakkar

In India, education is provided by the public sector as well as private sector with control and funding from state and central level. But one thing which is common in offered education by all sectors is it has become all about rote learning and memorizing. In this talk, Vaishali wants to take a tour of how we reached at this point over the years? What is the difference between ancient and moder...

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Conference 18-21 May
sva

Hacker Calendar Radar
Lets Do it, Finally!

presented by sva

We are all sick of the fact that there is no central hub where we get to know about events close or far away from us, aren't we? I am! And I was looking for suitable software for many years now. Recently I got pointed on the new version of https://radar.squat.net - awesome!

Gitlab: https://0xacab.org/radar

In general the idea is to have a calendar that is parsing lots of others, already ...

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Conference 18-21 May
Abhimanyu M A

Sudocash : A secure, decentralized, peer to peer IOU Ledger system
Splitwise to Demonetisation: One app to tackle them all.

presented by Abhimanyu M A

I would like to talk about an open protocol that is being developed with others called SudoCash. The protocol enables people to do decentralized, distributed, peer to peer IOU system that can solve a lot of problems inside a trusted community.

The basic philosophy is that if everybody you know was on splitwise/khata book, the whole economy would just moving some numbers around. Actual curren...

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Unconference 15-31 May
Nitesh Kadyan

DIY Solar Lantern
Basic electronic and soldering workshop

presented by Nitesh Kadyan

About the workshop

This workshop is to introduce school kids to the exciting and electrifying world of electronics. During the workshop, kids will be provided with parts which they will solder themselves to make solar lanterns. At the end of the workshop, attendees can take away the circuits with them.

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School Program 15-31 May
Cherry G. Mathew

Pyrolising Plastic using a woodstove

presented by Cherry G. Mathew

Plastic is choking our Nalas and water bodies - killing animals by suffocation and ingestion. One of the reasons plastics accumulate is because they are seen essentially as valueless.

This talk introduces a novel stove arrangment to help pyrolise plastic.

I will present both a simulation, as well as a physical realisation of a working model of the pyroliser.

Unconference 15-31 May
silv3r

Launching ElasticGraph
Extending Elasticsearch to support relationships, graph search, graph analytics, multi linguality and more

presented by silv3r

Github Repo

ElasticSearch is arguably the best datastore (in open source, SQL and NoSQL world) for doing search and analytics, with great features and unparalleled performance at scale.

But, it doesn’t provide - Relationship management - Graph Search - Graph analytics - Joins - Data dependencies across fields of related entities - Mul...

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Unconference 15-31 May