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About Infocamp 2018

As the distinction between the digital and physical realm becomes ever thinner, the reality of an augmented society emerges. We at the UC Berkeley School of Information are eager to dive deep into the intricacies of how the two affect each other, explore the extent to which they dominate each other and appreciate how they complement each other.

Can the IOT connect more sensors than the number of people Facebook connects today? Will there be a time when chatbots will be penalised for breaking laws? Do we need to take special precautions when designing our boundary-pushing VR worlds? Bits and TeraBytes or Bits and Bitcoins? Will there ever be a scale to measure if emerging technology is constructive or destructive? Can artificial intelligence beat real brains? Is this dependency on machines a vicious cycle that would witness our future generations going back to primitive lives as we burst this bubble and find meaning in traditional ways.

Here at the School of Information, we are constantly intrigued by these discussions. Through InfoCamp 2018, we aim to take a variety of approaches to find the answers to these ambiguities by engaging with industry experts, social enthusiasts and academic scholars. As data fanatics, we are also extremely keen to hear out our audience through an unconference - a series of impromptu idea sessions. Throughout the day we will have keynotes, panel discussions, technical deep dive talks, EXPOs and more. We are thrilled to engage every student, every speaker and every expert attending InfoCamp 2018 in an intellectual rhythmic saga of bits and atoms, to this year’s theme of Augmenting Society.


Keynote Speakers

Head of UX & Design, Amazon Music
Chief Executive Officer, Civic Foundry

Blockchain Panelists

Social Speaker on Blockchain, Founder at Child Proof Yourself
Professor, Department of EECS at UC Berkeley
Seed Investor
Chief Technology Officer, Consensys Social Impact
Trader, Galois Capital

AR/VR Panelists

Founder & Product Designer, VR Oxygen
Researcher, Berkeley Teleimmersion Lab
Lead User Researcher, YouTube VR
Senior UX Designer, Google
AR Mapping Lead, Niantic Inc.

Academic Speakers

Professor, School of Information and the Department of EECS at UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Information

Deep Dive Speaker

Engineering Manager, Coinbase
Co-founder and CTO / COO, Lionness


9:00 AM


10:00 AM

Opening Remarks
Room 202

10:10 AM

Opening Keynote
Room 202

11:00 AM

Blockchain Panel
Room 202
AR/VR Panel
Room 210

12:15 PM

Unconference Pitches

12:50 PM

Lunch Break

1:45 PM

Unconference Sessions

2:15 PM

Deep Dive Sessions (2 concurrently)
Blockchain: Anatomy of a hot wallet
Room 202
Bio-sensing and Sexuality
Room 210

3:00 PM

Short Break

3:15 PM

Academic Talks (2 concurrently)
What Can Lead us to Next Generation Breakthroughs in Learning?
Room 202
Accounting for Social Class in HCI
Room 210

4:00 PM

End Keynote
Room 202

4:45 PM

EXPO (Room 210) + Happy Hour