Griddle is embedded in future Microgrid and Smart Building environments in commercial buildings and focuses on user involvement to save energy consumption. It's a personal smartphone application for the individual employee as well as a common user interface for shared and public office spaces, visualized on screens in common areas. To fulfil its functionality, Griddle relies on a Smart Infrastructure in place at the customers’ facility. These Infrastructures as well as Microgrids will be increasingly common in the future.
Speaker: Christian Menkens received a Software Engineering diploma (FH) from the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences and a Master of Science in Computer Science double degree from the Technical University Munich and the Georgia Institute of Technology. On behalf of The Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), he will be demonstrating Griddle, a smart grid software solution that can bring down energy consumption up to 20% in office buildings.
Easy, lightweight and always at hand is how the people behind Changers.com want our sustainable energy to be. Portable, not larger than an iPhone and still powerful enough to charge thousands of mobile devices even the new tablets. On top it should have everything what makes the online world so fascinating. And it should be able to communicate both with us and the web.
Speaking on behalf of changers.com we have the electrifying duo Daniela Schiffer from marketing and communications and Kushtrim Xhakli, who runs communications at Changers.
Underclocking: Saving energy
It does not take a computer expert to achieve energy savings in your devices. With small modifications you can make your PC waste less energy. In this workshop, we will teach you all the tricks to modify your hardware and software and how get your device’s energy consumption down. Green Power!
Speaker: Rodolfo Soler “Wolf” is an industrial technical engineer specialised in mechanics. As a renowned modder he is the admin of the Spanish modding and hardware forum hard-h2o.com. He has given numerous workshops on hardware and cooling at previous Campus Parties. He designed and implemented the millennium mod and has been a judge in various modding competitions.
Efficient City Farming (ECF)
ECF designs farms that produce healthy vegetables and fish. It’s a CO2-neutral production with no pesticides, zero transportation miles, and with a reduced water footprint. ECF Farms revolutionize the food production and are a significant contribution to climate protection.
Speaker: Nicholas B. Leschke will hold a talk on how the Berliner team uses innovative technology to produce fresh fish & vegetables in an urban environment with a maximum of transparency and taste, less water, less energy and less transportation.
Fusion is not fiction
Dr Jesus Izquierdo will brief you on the biggest international science experiment in the field of energy and will answer the following questions: What is fusion energy and what are its merits? How can fusion contribute in tomorrow’s energy mix? What is ITER? Where is it being built? Who participates? What is the progress of the ITER project?
Speaker: Jesús Izquierdo was trained as an industrial engineer specialised in energy technologies and received his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). In 2008, he joined the Technical Support Services Unit of F4E to coordinate the European ITER Site Studies (EISS) programme for the licensing and safety of ITER. Since 2009, he has been offering technical support and managing contracts in the areas of mechanical design, remote handling and nuclear safety. He is also coordinating the contracts in the area of neutronics between F4E, European research laboratories and EURATOM Associations. During his four years at the Fusion Energy Engineering Laboratory (FEEL) in UPC, he worked in several projects in JET (UK), CCFE (UK) and ENEA (IT). He also contributed to the research conducted by the UPC’s Institute of Energy Technologies in the field of environmental radioactivity measurements.
Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK)'s pioneering work in the social hack space has challenged over 5000 hackers at events in 30 countries to apply their skills to social problems. While hacker energy is abundant worldwide, it's still very hard to figure out the precise social problems that can be effectively hacked, and then to create a process whereby the resulting hacks are actually used in the world. RHoK addresses this difficulty by working closely with NGOs to both identify problems and implement the solution hacks. There have beensome inspirational results from this approach.
In this session, Ruha Reyhani from RHoK will present the history of the organization and its current operations. Peter Tausz from TransparencyInternational in Berlin will discuss Hacks against Corruption, a RHoK-TI collaboration hackathon scheduled for Oct 6-7 in Berlin and other cities. Ruha Reyhani from RHoK will present opportunities to Campuseros to engage with TI and RHoK during the Berlin Campus Party and beyond Daniel Ben-Horin, founder and co-CEO of TechSoup Global, which works closely with both RHoK and Campus Party to engage ngos with socially-minded hackers, will moderate the session.
Peter Tausz is a Senior Program Coordinator at the Secretariat of Transparency International in Berlin and responsible for sharing innovations and best practices in people engagement initiatives within the global anti-corruption movement. Before he joined the Secretariat Peter worked for Transparency International Hungary, prior to that for the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary as a legal advisor and a junior attorney at the Szecskay Attorneys at Law. Currently he is working on a Global Anticorruption Hackathon together with RHoK.
Going Loco: From Planes to Trains
In the battle of the transport giants airlines consistently come out on top, outperforming railways in booking, cost and convenience. The dominance of planes is now so prevalent that going on holiday has become synonymous with taking a flight. But when it comes to green technology, trains are blazing a trail, emitting just a fraction of the carbon of a flight. The reach, speed and frequency of high-speed rail in Europe is impressive, so why are we all still flying?
Speaker: Kate Andrews is a passionate green traveller and co-founder of Loco2, whose mission is to make booking a train as easy as booking a flight.