3D Camp: Limerick

3DCamp returns to the University of Limerick for its fourth year on Saturday June 11th. Based on the informal Silicon Valley style ‘barcamp’ format, 3Dcamp is a one day event dedicated to the exploration of Internet interfaces beyond Web 2.0.

“We decided to bring something different to the events calendar,” explains organizer Gabriela Avram. “3Dcamp considers the wider ecosystem of media and interconnected devices.”

The barcamp format invites delegates to propose talks and workshops. Those registered so far this year include, ‘How I built a sheep herding robot,’ ‘A geo-referenced 3D reconstruction of an ancient environment on a smartphone’ and ‘Physical keys to digital memories: the Reminisce Project at Bunratty Folk Park.’ Hands-on workshops dedicated to topics such as working with Arduino, Kinect and developing applications for smartphones are also on the agenda.

“It’s an eclectic mix with speakers drawn from many disciplines”, admits co-organizer James Corbett. “Our keynote speaker is Paul Giancarlo from Brown Bag Films, who will talk about how the Oscar nominated studio is dealing with the demand for 3D stereo shows.”

3Dcamp is free to attend and will be hosted in the Computer Science and Information Systems building of the University of Limerick campus.

The Ubuntu Ireland community is planning a geeknic (a picnic for geeks) during the lunch break, and a Girl Geek Dinner is planned in Limerick for the evening before.

The organisation of the event is supported by miLKlabs (the Limerick maker-space) and by the local chapter of IxDA(the Interaction Design Association) and sponsored by the Computer Science and Information Systems Department at the University of Limerick.

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