“Building the Gigabit City 2.0” Event Will Be Streamed Live on Thursday From Kansas City Public Library
If you’re unable to attend a live day of discussions/demos this Thursday (December 13, 2014) at the Kansas City Public Library, some sessions will be streamed live on the KCPL YouTube Channel.
The installation of Google Fiber’s ultra-high-speed network in Kansas City is well underway.
But what will it mean to area citizens on a day-to-day, practical level?
That question will be addressed in an all-day event, Building the Gigabit City 2.0, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
[Kansas City is on Central Time (GMT -6)]
The event explores the future of hyper-fast Internet applications and the innovations being spurred by its implementation here.
Activities take place throughout the library and include an app development competition, demonstrations of gigabit products (including a software lending service being developed by the Library), and networking opportunities using the Library’s own gigabit connection which will be available free for community use.
In addition, the second floor of the Central Library will honor Digital Learning Day from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Geared toward youth, parents, and educators, this is an opportunity to experience many digital learning possibilities in one location. Among them are a CodorDojo hosted by Women in Technology; Microsoft Store training for Kodu (a free coding software platform); digital storytelling; and Little Bits and Arduino kits from Science City for on-site interactive learning.
Building the Gigabit City 2.0 is presented in partnership with the Mozilla Foundation — a non-profit organization promoting openness, innovation, and participation on the Internet – and KC Digital Drive.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.