Using Blockchain In Health Care

Our August 23rd TechFest event includes a panel discussing how Blockchain is being used in the Health Care sector. Kyle Culver of Humana spoke with Insider Louisville. Click here for details and to learn more about what Humana is doing.

CEO and Co-Founder of Simplyvital Health, Kat Kuzmeskas, is working to build a new infrastructure for healthcare. Click here for details and information about Simplyvital Health.

Interested in attending TechFest? Click here to purchase your event tickets.

Rad Science Skateboard Build

By: Jim Martin, CEO of Marwood Veneer & STEAM Chair, TALK

We will be hosting a Rad Science Skateboard Build via our Marwood – TALK partnership during this next Techfest Louisville 2019 event!  And, if you are at least 13 years old, you can participate!  We especially are interested in teachers and college-age students who would like to learn this skill of skateboard building in order to offer it to others.  All who complete this 2-3 day course (art day is optional) will have a finished skateboard to use!  Sign up with our convenient form – click here or call:  812.288.8344.

Event title: Rad Science Skateboard Build

Event Purpose: To learn how to make and engineer your own custom skateboard or longboard.

Event Format: Two half days from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday and Friday August 22 & 23, 2019

Third day of art and graphic design from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm is optional

Description of Activities:

On Day 1 we will discuss Skateboard Designs, Geometry, shaping of the molds, tools, safety, and the lamination and Manufacturing Process. Participants will take brown kraft paper and design their own custom board. The instructor will facilitate a discussion on physics and the design behind the molds and different presses.  Rockers, Cambers, and Kicktail shapes will be reviewed. Different grades of the Hard Maple Veneer will be reviewed before the glue up. You will learn about glue, pumps and breather netting.  The instructor will instruct students to work as a team on the 7 minute deadline for putting the veneers into a vacuum press. He will encourage them to think of possible problems and solutions that occur in the manufacturing process.

On Day 2 we will remove the veneer “sandwich” from the presses, and inspect for lamination quality. Problem solving skills will be learned for issues that come up.  Decks will be cut based on each participant’s unique functional design template.  Participants will learn to use rasps for smoothing of their boards edges, as well as sanding.  Holes will be marked and drilled for the trucks and wheels of the board.  Finishing of the boards will be covered as well as the usage and applying of grip tape to the riding surface.

Day 3 is optional and will involve decorating your board with designs you bring, or we can help you find designs on the internet. Our art teachers are creative, and will inspire participants in the use of paints, colors, stencils, and more.

Prize: The best Skateboard design will receive a prize of a how to do it book named “The Handmade Skateboard”.

Sponsors: Are you or your organization interested in sponsoring this event? The cost would be $2,500.

Cost to participate: $185 for 2 days of instruction and materials; optional Day 3 costs $40.

Age requirements: the minimum age is 12 years old, and we have had participants who are over 40 participating.

Class Size: Minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15

Deadline to signup: Friday August 9 at noon.

Location: University of Louisville Engineering Garage, 1960 Arthur Street, Louisville,  Ky. 40208

Where to sign up:

  1. Contact Jim Martin at 812.288.8344
  2. Email Jim at Jim@MarwoodVeneer.com
  3. Register at web page www.marwoodveneer.com/skateboard-workshops / after April 15, 2019

Organizers: TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville, Kentucky;  Marwood, a Veneer company in Jeffersonville, Indiana; and with special thanks to the University of Louisville Engineering Garage.

Technological Privacy? That’s Debatable!

By:  Wendy Smith, Co-Founder, The League Pro of Kentucky

We are excited to present a new STEAM format as an addition to TALK’s lineup of activities this year! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

One of the TechFest Louisville 2019 events this year will be youth tech-specific debates on the subject of privacy run by The League Pro of Kentucky.

All business and tech professionals are welcome to come and listen to these debates which will be held after-school hours at the Lincoln Elementary School building with participation from middle and high schoolers.

We are currently recruiting for these activities, as there will be practices in the summer months for these debate students, leading up to the finalist debates at TechFest Louisville 2019! Here’s some information to get you up to speed, and allow for your teens to sign up:

Event Title: Technological Privacy? That’s Debatable!

Event: Debate Tournament Training Sessions culminating with the Semi-Final and Final Tournament rounds during TechFest on August 22-23, 2019. From 4-7 PM

Purpose: To empower youth to become skilled and engaged speakers on important global issues through competitive speech and debate activities.

Format: Students will register for a Qualifying Tournament in their choice of either June or July with dates and times to be announced. Students may also register for training sessions in 3 hour blocks.

Who: All Greater Louisville Public, Private and Catholic Middle and High School Students are invited to participate in the TechFest Debate Tournament.

Registration: Space is limited, so all interested students should not delay in registering for this debate tournament. Register by emailing theleagueproky@gmail.com. Please include the following information: Full Name, Grade, School, Experience Level, Allergies, and telephone contact information. For further information you may also call 502-457-4355. Once you contact The League Pro, you will receive a permission slip to be signed and returned.

Activities: There are several options when it comes to participation. All options will include lunch and snacks for all tournaments. You may choose option 1, 2 or 3 below. However, if students would like further debate training, they may speak with a member of The League Pro staff to make additional arrangements for private options.

1) Registration includes (1) 3-hour training session with The League Pro and members of the U of L Debate Team members to learn or expand upon debate skills and knowledge. Students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with members of the training staff to develop and hone skills in the area of writing, speaking, critical thinking, article analysis and more. Lunch will be served. If you qualify for the Semi or Final rounds, no additional payment is required.

2) Registration includes (2) 3-hour training sessions with The League Pro and members of the U of L Debate Team members to learn or expand upon debate skills and knowledge. Students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with members of the training staff to develop and hone skills in the area of writing, speaking, critical thinking, article analysis and more. A total of 6 hours. Lunch will be served. If you qualify for the Semi or Final rounds, no additional payment is required.

3) Registration includes registration for one of the qualifying tournaments. If you qualify for the Semi or Final rounds, no additional payment is required.

Location: All training sessions will take place at The League Pro, 9446 Norton Commons Blvd., Louisville, KY 40241. However, the Semi Final and Final Rounds will take place at Lincoln Elementary School, 930 E. Main St., Louisville, Kentucky 40206.

On the day of the Semi and Final rounds, classrooms will be allocated and marked. Sign in will begin at 4 pm in the Library or Cafeteria as designated and the debate round will begin promptly at 4:30 PM

Prizes: Each Participant in a Qualifying Round will have at least one of the following prizes:

• Top 10 Speaker Awards for Novice, JV and Varsity
• Top 4 Team Awards
• Participation Certificate

Final Round: CASH PRIZES

Signup: Contact Wendy Smith at 502-457-4355 or theleagueproky@gmail.com
Theleageupro.com (coming soon)

Deadline: June 10, 2019

Cost: The cost to participate is as follows:

1. One 3-hour session and registration for a Qualifying Tournament is $185.00
2. Two 3-hour sessions and registration for a Qualifying Tournament is $225.00
3. Registration for a Qualifying Tournament is $125.00

Come Debate With Us! For more information, contact The League Pro by emailing theleagueproky@gmail.com or dialing 502-457-4355. An early flyer of the event is posted here.

Techfest Full Schedule

Day One, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Start Time Entrepreneur Center
900 East Main Street
Click here for map
Lincoln Elementary School
930 E Main Street
Louisville, KY 40206
Click here for map
U of L Engineering Garage
1960 Arthur Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Click here for map.
U of L Trager Institute
300 E Market Street #200
Louisville, KY 40202
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Music & Dinner
7:30 am
  • Registration Opens
  • Hot Breakfast for Attendees
  • Tradeshow Opens
  • Networking
       
8:00 am GARY BOUCH, Founder, Oxinas Partners Wealth Management
“Investment Trends: What We Are Seeing in Tech”
       
9:00 am

National or International Technology Keynote

       
10:00 am

PANEL DISCUSSION, “Reframing Cybersecurity and IoT: Today’s Challenges and Answers"

Panelists:


JOSH CHOU, Security Analyst, CyberReason


STEPHEN REYNOLDS, Cybersecurity and IoT Attorney, Ice Miller


FELIX NEGRON, Founder/CEO, threatSHIELD

       
11:00 am

CYBER SECURITY TRACK PANEL

“What We Are Up Against & How We Cope: A Corporate Perspective”
Moderator: SHERI DONAHUE, Past National President, Infragard

 

Panelists:


GUI COZZI , Security Consultant, Dean, Dorton, & Ford


To Be Announced, Avertium

       
Noon Lunch on Your Own
Visit Nearby Restaurants
Interactive: Code Jumper Demo
Techfest Conference Room
Attendance: First 20 people to arrive
LARRY SKUTCHAN, Director of Technology Product Research, American Printing House for the Blind
LESLIE FARR KNOX, Director of Marketing and Communication of American Printing House for the Blind
       
1:00 pm

Data Analytics Panel Discussion: A Conversation on Framing Success in Data Analytics
JASON CRISMORE, Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Appriss
SUSAN OLSON, Chief Operating Officer, Edj Analytics

       
2:00 pm STEPHANIE HOGAN, Scrum Master, SkuVault
“123: Scrum at SkuVault: A Peek Inside the Workings of A System”
   

Special Event:   Our Aging Innovation Capital:  A Look at Key Tech

 
3:00 pm BRYAN PERDUE, Founder, Ibex Software
“Low Code That Can Work for Multiple Applications: A Deep Dive on Example Sets”
Youth Activity – TechFest Debate: Middle and High School “Technology Privacy? That’s Debatable”
Sponsored by The League Pro.
Click here for details.
  Panel Presentation: Mini healthcare startup showcase
4:00 pm Tradeshow ends at 4:00 pm

Event Begins: Marwood-TALK’s Rad Science Skateboard Build Program for College-Age Students

Skateboard Event ends by 9:00 pm

 

Click here for details.

Cocktail Hour for all TechFest Attendees  
5:00 pm

 

   
6:00 pm        
7:00 – 10:00 pm       Music and Dinner Event: Ticket price and location TBD
           

Day Two, Friday, August 23, 2019

Start Time Entrepreneur Center
900 East Main Street
Click here for map
Lincoln Elementary School
930 E Main Street
Louisville, KY 40206
Click here for map
U of L Engineering Garage
1960 Arthur Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Click here for map.
8:00 am
  • Continental Breakfast for Attendees
  • Tradeshow Opens
  • Networking
   
8:30 am Your Tech Council Updates
DAWN YANKEELOV
Executive Director, TALK (Technology Association of Louisville, Kentucky)
   
9:00 am

Keynote Speaker: KONRAD KONARSKI
Senior Practice Head – Artificial Intelligence & IoT
V-Soft Labs
“Roadmapping Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise”

   
10:00 am

DEMETRIUS GRAY, Founder, Weathercheck (Topic TBD)

   
11:00 am Main Room: “Code Jumper: Coding With and For the Blind”
LARRY SKUTCHAN, Director of Technology Product Research, American Printing House for the Blind
LESLIE FARR KNOX, Director of Marketing and Communication of American Printing House for the Blind
   
11:30-Noon

“A Midwest Model for Entrepreneurial Ecosystems ”
ALEX DAY
Co-Founder and CEO, Sheltowee Business Network

       
Noon

Keynote Speaker – MARK LONG
UF Innovate, Director of Incubation Services
“How to Build a Large-Scale Incubator/Accelerator Ecosystem: Lessons for UF Innovate”
Luncheon for All Attendees and Tradeshow People

   
1:00 pm “CyberSecurity: Tales from the Front”
GENE PRICE, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Fleet Cyber Command
2:00 pm “Using Blockchain In Health Care” sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC
KYLE CULVER, Lead Enterprise Architect, Humana
KAT KUZMESKAS, CEO and Co-Founder, Simplyvital Health
   
3:00 pm “What’s Next: Looking at the Technical Power of Wifi 6 (aka 802.11AX)”
GREG KAMER, Principal Systems Engineer, Ruckus Networks
Youth Activity – TechFest Debate: Middle and High School “Technology Privacy? That’s Debatable”
Sponsored by The League Pro.
Click here for details.
 
4:00 pm “How Tech Informs Water & Air Issues”
TED SMITH, Director of Center for Health Air, Water and Soil, Evirome Institute at UofL School of Medicine

Event Begins: Marwood-TALK’s Rad Science Skateboard Build Program for College-Age Students

Skateboard Event ends by 9:00 pm

 

Click here for details.

5:00 pm Tradeshow Ends
6:00 pm    
7:00 – 9:00 pm    
       

Day 4, Saturday, August 24, 2019 Event: Marwood-TALK’s Rad Science Skateboard Build for College-Age Students / Skateboard Event