July 29th, 2015
Episode 373 of 410 episodes
On this week's Byte: Guests: That Startup Show is a local webseries poking fun at the huge (and extremely earnest) startup culture in Melbourne. It's filmed at the Savoy Tavern in the city, and producer and co-creators Sally Gatenby and Ahmed Salama joined the team in studio. It's awesome - check it out. Laura recently was in Paris (yeah, it's a hard life) for OuiShare Fest, a conference celebrating the sharing economy and a huge range of ideas, and caught up with a few interesting peeps: Dennis Boehresof GoPopUp, linking client's pop-up ideas with spaces to play them out in cities around Europe; Rajesh Makwana of Sharing As Our Common Cause, creating a platform to build a global sharing economy; Allison Cook of The Story of Stuff, the documentary-turned-movement based around the lifcycle of material goods. News in Depth: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), founded by Tim Berners-Lee and tasked with developing standards to ensure the future of the web, is setting up a branch in Australia, which will be hosted at the Australian National University in Canberra. We're one step closer to ISP monopoly, with iiNet shareholders approving a takeover by TPG, having recently also merged with Internode. The ACCC will be reviewing the deal before it any approvals happen. Chinese police have shut down a huge counterfeit iPhone factory, after complaints from customers. Events and Opportunities: Registrations of Interest are open for International Electrical and Electronic Engineering Women in Engineering, Victorian Section's Wearable Technology and e-Textile challenge, RMIT Story Hall, Swanston St Melbourne, Saturday August 22, 2:00pm Rocketconf 2015 for modern web development, is happening in Amsterdam - excellent excuse to head to the Netherlands, .November 11-13 Presented by Warren Davies, Laura Summers and Dan Salmon Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.