Vanessa was invited to speak as a Kenynote at IDA’s DrivingIT conference this November on the Cool/Maker track, a new track for the conference which focuses on the up and coming disruptive players. Vanessa spoke about how to engage people through play and push creative boundaries, giving examples from her work with illutron, Geekphysical, Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque, Fab Lab RUC Patient at Home, IdemoLab, and Bits & Beers. You can read about the talk here: https://universe.ida.dk/driving-it-2015/speaker/vanessa-julia-carpenter/
DrivingIT’s focus in 2015 was: “Technologies and strategies which are changing and will change the IT world in the next few years is the five topics of Driving IT: Privacy/security, Startup, Tools, Maker & Cool tech”.
DrivingIT is part of IDA Universe – the Engineer Association in Denmark which holds many knowledge sharing events throughout the year. Read more about IDA and IDA Universe here: (Danish) https://universe.ida.dk/info/hvad-er-ida-universe/