workshops

Afternoon workshops are open to the public. Join DeepMay's live-in cohort for hands-on sessions. Some experience may be required. Plan to arrive early as equipment will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Schedule is subject to change, so check back often!

Schedule

Jul

30

3:30 PM

Jul

31

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

5:00 PM

Aug

1

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Aug

3

3:30 PM

5:00 PM

Aug

4

3:30 PM

5:00 PM

Aug

5

3:30 PM

Aug

6

3:30 PM

3D Rendering & Shaders

Aug 4 @ 3:30 PM

This will be an introduction to writing 3D shaders in GLSL. We will cover the realtime computer graphics pipeline, coordinate systems, and write a few different types of shaders. We invite you to bring a 3d model (you can find free ones on <https://www.turbosquid.com/>) to render with the shaders you write.

Dynamic Bioinformatics

Aug 6 @ 3:30 PM

An introduction to evolutionary optimization and biological modeling. We will cover fitness landscapes as well biological simulation.

Intro to Creative Coding

Aug 5 @ 3:30 PM

Learn to develop interactive experiences in javascript. We will cover drawing to an HTML canvas, animating objects, and reacting to user input. We will use p5js in this workshop, but the skills you learn can be applied to any programming language.

Internet as Infrastructure

Aug 4 @ 5:00 PM

In 90 minutes, we'll talk about the history of the Internet (ARPANET) and Internet protocols that string it together like TCP, TLS, DNS, and HTTP. We'll talk about why the protocols were designed by looking at RFCs. We'll also talk about how these protocols impact our everyday lives - sovereign Internet blackouts (BGP/IP), censorship, and dragnet surveillance, to the gobbling up of the Internet by Tech giants. By the end of the talk, people will have a systematic understanding of what happens when you open your browser, type in '[deepmay.net](http://deepmay.net)', and press Enter, but with hopefully some additions that inspire autonomy on top of the old formula . The talk will mainly be in the format of a lecture, but will have space for questions and ideation.

Intro to Memetic Warfare

Aug 3 @ 5:00 PM

Join us for a lecture and wargame focusing on memes and their potential as a weapon in 4/5th generation warfare.

Loving Math and Counting

Aug 3 @ 3:30 PM

This talk has two goals: 1) to explain why I love math while giving a high-level of some mindblowing mathematical concepts; 2) to walk the audience through solving some fun and potentially-useful counting problems.

Lockpicking

Jul 31 @ 5:00 PM

Students will learn about the mechanics of locks, and get hands-on experience opening various locks without using the key.

Social Media's Horizons

Aug 1 @ 3:30 PM

A discussion on the future of social media followed by a presentation of student projects.

Software-defined radio

Jul 31 @ 3:30 PM

Participants will learn how to explore activity around them on the full RF spectrum using software defined radio. Topics will include basic radio theory, types of antennas, modulation/demodulation over radio, and an overview of some tools that can be used.

Social Media in Action

Jul 31 @ 3:30 PM

A lecture on the uses of social media followed by a collaborative project addressing how social media can be used in social movements.

Social Media Fundamentals

Jul 30 @ 3:30 PM

A crash course on the practical ins and outs of social media, followed by a lab to experiment with some of the tools you’ve learned.

WiFi Hacking

Aug 1 @ 3:30 PM

Students will learn how password-protection of WiFi networks works. They will explore approaches to accessing a network without the password, test these methods on practice routers, and discuss principles and theory of technical security.

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