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Activities

Community education, volunteer organizing and public speaking all play a vital role in promoting inclusivity. Because I am committed to promoting equity and empathy through new media and technology, I dedicate ample time to a variety of knowledge-sharing activities. Explore the categories below for more details about the public events I've been involved in.

Organizing & Outreach

Computer Science Education Weekend
Dec. 8, 2018
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Women & Girls in STEM Link
Nov. 14, 2018
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Food Rainbow Night
June 27, 2018
Sherborn, MA
CryptoParty Link
Feb. 22, 2018
ACLU Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Technology Advisory Group Outreach Workshop
Jan. 10, 2018
ACLU Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Human-Centered Innovation Workshop
July 12, 2017
Public Radio BizLab
WBUR, Boston, MA
Music Hackathon & Jamathon Video Repo
Oct. 10, 2015
HUBweek
Converse World Headquarters, Boston, MA
Arduino For Beginners Link
May 25, 2013
Open Tech School
Co-Up, Berlin, Germany
Ruby Social Club Link
Mar. 23, 2012
frestyl, Rome, Italy
Ethnography & Interaction Design for In-Between Seasons Workshop
Dec. 20, 2010
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning Seminar
University of Sassari, Alghero, Italy
UpStart Drink Link
Dec. 1, 2010
ZTL, Rome, Italy
UpStart Drink Link
Oct. 14, 2010
Caffè Emporio, Rome, Italy
Italians Do It Live: Featuring Posi, Serpenti & LE-LI Video
June 27, 2010
House of Yes, Brooklyn, NY
Italians Do It Live: Featuring Posi, Serpenti & LE-LI Video
June 26, 2010
Northside Festival
Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
Italians Do It Live: Featuring Posi, Serpenti & LE-LI
June 23, 2010
Fat Baby, New York, NY
UpStart Drink Link
Apr. 22, 2010
Caffè Emporio, Rome, Italy
UpStart Drink Link
Feb. 23, 2010
Faenas Cafe, Rome, Italy
UpStart Roma Link
Nov. 23, 2009
Publisoftweb, Rome, Italy
Roma UpStarts Fall Kick-Off Link
Oct. 4, 2009
Bibli, Rome, Italy
Roma Start-Up Brunch
July 19, 2009
BaràBook, Rome, Italy
Automated Journeys Workshop Link
Sept. 21, 2008
Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp)
COEX, Seoul, South Korea
Near Futures: A New Approach to Service Design Link
July 21, 2008
CMU Portugal Madeira Summer Academy in HCI
Madeira Tecnopolo, Funchal, Portugal
A Public (in)Convenience: A Workshop on Public Toilets Link
Oct. 26, 2007
Waag Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Betwixt: A Workshop on Technology & Transitional Spaces Link
Sept. 16, 2006
Calit2, University of California, Irvine
Why Wait?: A Workshop on Place/Time & Future Technologies Link
July 27, 2006
Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK
Sexual Interactions: Why We Should Talk About Sex in HCI Link
Apr. 23, 2006
Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
Palais des Congrès, Montreal, Canada
Speaking Engagements

Inclusive Streamers: Live Broadcasting Safe Spaces Slides Link
Mar. 20, 2019
Guest Lecture
Art+Design Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
WBUR Dashboard Initiative
Apr. 26, 2016
Board of Overseers Dinner & Meeting
WBUR, Boston, MA
Building a Tech Team for Non-Techie Founders Link
Apr. 16, 2014
Tech for Non-Tech CEOs & Co-Founders
Rainmaking Loft, Berlin, Germany
frestyl: Music You Love Tonight Link
Sept. 26, 2013
MLOVE Mobile x Music
Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Social Engineering for Everyday (Startup) Life Link
Sept. 23, 2013
Social Media Week
ImmobilienScout24, Berlin, Germany
frestyl: Music You Love Tonight
Sept. 6, 2013
Berlin Music Week WORD!
Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Social Engineering for Everyday (Startup) Life Link
July 13, 2013
Geek Girl Meetup
Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany
The Unstoppable Train: How I Became An Engineer Before I Knew I Had A Choice Link
June 12, 2013
Berlin Geekettes She++ Screening
Google + The Factory, Berlin, Germany
frestyl: Music You Love Tonight Link
May 11, 2013
COLAM: Columbia University Business and Law School Alumni Association
H10 Berlin Ku’damm, Berlin, Germany
frestyl: I Love Live Music Video
Nov. 27, 2012
Startupbootcamp Demo Day
Umspannwerk Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
frestyl Link
May 21, 2012
Italian Business & Investment Initiative
Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, New York, NY
frestyl: Live, Local Music Video Link
Mar. 23, 2012
codemotion
Facoltà di Ingegneria di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
frestyl: La Nostra Storia di Come Nasce e Cresce Una Startup Video Link
May 27, 2011
Programmers in Padua
Caffè Ti Amo, Padua, Italy
Giving to Get: The Underestimated Role of Openness in Development Link
Feb. 18, 2011
Girl Geek Dinners Roma
Lanificio 159, Rome, Italy
What Can Ethnography Do for Technology? Link
May 12, 2009
Media and Design Laboratory (LDM) Seminar
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Urban Aesthetics: Reframing Mobility for Ubiquitous Computing
Feb. 13, 2009
PhD Defense
Bren Hall, University of California, Irvine
About Town: The Challenge of Designing for the Urban Experience
May 21, 2008
lab:USE Seminar
Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
The Social Side of Everyday Technologies
Mar. 18, 2008
Seminar
AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, NJ
In-between Theory and Practice: Dialogues in Design Research Link
May 2, 2007
Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
A Handle on What's Going On: Combining Tangible Interfaces and Ambient Displays for Collaborative Groups Link
Feb. 16, 2007
Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI)
Sheraton Convention Center Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA
Nimio
Jan. 17, 2007
Advancement to Candidacy
University of California, Irvine
Piecing Together the Puzzle of the Tube
Sept. 27, 2006
People and Practices Research Seminar
Intel Research, Hillsboro, OR
Alternative Mobilities: Who Rides the Bus and Why Do We Care?
May 12, 2006
People and Practices Research Seminar
Intel Research, Hillsboro, OR
Overloading Information: Our Conceptual System in the Digital Age Link
Apr. 15, 2005
The Social and Cultural Aspects of Science and Technology
Calit2, University of California, Irvine
Analysis of Tracking Surgical Clips in Fluoroscopy Video
Apr. 1, 2003
Image and Video Computation Seminar
Computer Science Department, Boston University
Wearable Input Devices for the Hands
Dec. 1, 2002
Artificial Intelligence Seminar
Computer Science Department, Boston University
Wearable Computers: An Overview of Wearable City / Wearable Cinema and the Beware Home
Dec. 1, 2001
Video-Based Human-Computer Interfaces Seminar
Computer Science Department, Boston University
Panels & Interviews

Alumni Advice for New SBC Mentors (Panelist) Link
May 6, 2014
Startupbootcamp Mentor Training
Rainmaking Loft, Berlin, Germany
Hiring Techies Who Are Entrepreneurs (Panelist) Link
Apr. 16, 2014
Tech for Non-Tech CEOs & Co-Founders
Rainmaking Loft, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Geekettes presents Frestyl: Building a Successful Startup (Panelist) Video Link
Apr. 10, 2014
Apple In-Store Event
Apple Store, Berlin, Germany
Alles so schwierig? Wie Kompliziert das Geschäft mit Musik Wirklich Ist und Was Einsteiger Wissen Sollten (Panelist) Link
Mar. 26, 2014
BVMI Kulturkonferenz
Kalkscheune, Berlin, Germany
Competizioni e Opportunità per Startup: Esperienze e Sfide per il 2014 (Panelist) Link
Jan. 28, 2014
digItaly
hub:raum, Berlin, Germany
Mobile Growth Hacking: How to Bring Down the Cost of Installs and Get Value for Your Marketing Budget (Panel Moderator) Video Link
Nov. 28, 2013
App Promotion Summit
Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany
Sharing Success: What You Can Take Away From Hard Earned Experience (Panelist) Video Link
Nov. 28, 2013
App Promotion Summit
Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany
Towards More Diversity in Contemporary Music Culture and Technology (Panelist) Link
Sept. 6, 2013
Berlin Music Week WORD!
Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Musik Start-ups: Spotify und frestyl (Interviewee) Video Link
Sept. 5, 2013
Joizone
Joiz, Berlin, Germany
Finding Your Career Direction (Panel Moderator) Link
Aug. 20, 2013
Berlin Geekeettes Mentorship Program
Google, Berlin, Germany
Q&A with SBC Alumni (Panelist)
July 5, 2013
Startupbootcamp Selection Days
Rainmaking Loft, Berlin, Germany
Undiscovered Country: How To Get Started Exploring Big Data (Panel Moderator) Repo Link
May 10, 2013
codemotion
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin, Germany
Essere Accelerati a Berlino (Panelist) Link
Mar. 12, 2013
digItaly
Betahaus, Berlin, Germany
Indy R&D: Doing HCI Research Off the Beaten Path (Panelist) Link
May 9, 2012
Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
Italian Founders Interviews (Interviewee) Video Link
Mar. 24, 2012
codemotion
Facoltà di Ingegneria di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
The Music Business Sails into Uncharted Territory (Panelist) Link
July 1, 2011
Trigger Creative
Peace & Love Festival, Borlänge, Sweden
How Artists, Fans, Labels, Startups and Technology Are Defining the Future of Music (Interviewee) Link
July 1, 2011
Trigger Creative
Peace & Love Festival, Borlänge, Sweden
Sex and Computational Technology (Panelist) MP3
Mar. 11, 2007
South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
Competitions

Audience choice award & 2nd place from the judges for frestyl Link
June 6, 2014
European Geekettes Demo Day
Google, Berlin, Germany
2nd place for Life In Music Link
Mar. 1, 2013
Berlin Geekettes Hackathon
Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Berlin, Germany
1st place for frestyl Link
Oct. 31, 2012
Pitchslam
Theater Kapelle, Berlin, Germany
Selected to join Startupbootcamp Berlin for frestyl Link
Aug. 10, 2012
Startupbootcamp Selection Days
Umspannwerk Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Two prizes for Squiz Link
Feb. 5, 2011
Hackitaly
Blend Tower, Milan, Italy
Demonstrations & Exhibitions

frestyl Exhibition Booth Link
Sept. 7, 2013
Lange Nacht der Startups
Hauptstadtrepräsentanz der Deutschen Telekom, Berlin, Germany
frestyl Exhibition Booth Link
May 10, 2013
codemotion
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Geekettes Exhibition Booth Link
May 10, 2013
codemotion
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin, Germany
frestyl Demonstration Booth Link
Oct. 12, 2011
Web 2.0 Expo NY Startup Showcase
Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers, New York, NY
frestyl Exhibition Booth Link
June 10, 2011
MI AMI
Idroscalo, Milan, Italy
frestyl Exhibition Booth Link
June 4, 2010
MI AMI
Idroscalo, Milan, Italy
Nimio Video Demonstration Video Link
June 20, 2007
Bren Hall Dedication & Open House
Bren Hall, University of California, Irvine
Mobilities not Mobility: Aesthetic Journeys & undersound
May 30, 2007
People and Practices Research Open House
Intel Research, Hillsboro, OR
undersound: Music and Mobility Under the City Link
Sept. 19, 2006
Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp)
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Orange County, CA
Nimio Demonstration Booth Link Link
Nov. 1, 2005
IEEE Sensors Reception
Calit2, University of California, Irvine
Nimio: An Ambient Awareness Device Demonstration Booth Link
Sept. 21, 2005
European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW)
Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France
Ubiquitous Graphics Demonstration Booth Link
July 31, 2005
SIGGRAPH
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Nimio: An Ambient Awareness Device Link
June 3, 2005
Institute for Software Research Forum
Calit2, University of California, Irvine
Factors in Designing Effective Ambient Displays Link
Sept. 8, 2004
Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp)
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK
Real-Time 4D Tumor Tracking and Modeling From Internal and External Fiducials in Fluoroscopy Link
Apr. 23, 2004
Science and Technology Day
Graduate Computer Research Laboratory, Boston University
Real-Time 4D Tumor Tracking and Modeling From Internal and External Fiducials in Fluoroscopy Link
Apr. 17, 2004
Industry Affiliates Program Research Day
Graduate Computer Research Laboratory, Boston University