UTCS Corporate Connection/FoCS: "OnStar Student Developer Challenge Workshop", OnStar engineers, WEL 2.304, January 25, 2011, 6 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Jan 25, 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Type of Talk: Corporate Connection/FoCS


n: OnStar engineers

Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 6 p.m.


ation: WEL 2.304

Host: FoCS

Talk Title: OnStar Student Developer

Challenge Workshop - FREE Thundercloud subs and give-aways! Bring your lapt


Talk Abstract: OnStar -- the world''s most comprehensive in-vehic

le safety, security and communication service -- has launched the 2011 OnS

tar Student Developer Challenge, a national competition for students at se

lect universities to develop new and exciting voice-based applications.

The OnStar Student Developer Challenge is your chance to show off your cr

eativity and to help OnStar explore the future of Responsible Connectivity.
You''ll compete against the best student developers in the country to crea

te the most original and compelling Voice App using OnStar vehicle data.

Six semi-finalists will win an all-expenses paid VIP trip to O''Reilly''

s Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose CA to present their apps to a prestigiou

s panel of judges. The Challenge''s top winner will receive a Grand Prize D

eveloper Dream Package (valued at $10,000) including an iPad, MacBook Pro

, and more.

Speaker bio: Blade Kotelly teaches the Engineering Innova

tion & Design course at MIT’s Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program a

nd is the author of The Art and Business of Speech Recognition.