Appsterdam International Genuis Grant 2012 Will Hurley

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Appsterdam Foundation and the city of Amsterdam welcome Will Hurley, world’ famous specialist of technology and co-founder of Chaotic Moon.

Will Hurley (Whurley) is the recipient of the Appsterdam International Genius Grant for 2012.
You could meet him event on 6 December 2012.

6 December 2012 at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

Whurley (on twitter @ Whurley), co-founder of Chaotic Moon will be the special guest at the event of Appsterdam International Genius Grant  “Vaporware to Makerware” at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Whurley is the receiver of the prestigious Appsterdam and city of Amsterdam International Genuis Grant 2012

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About Whurley and the Appsterdam International Genius Grant.

Appsterdam International Genius Grant brings one of the world’s smartest and most interesting people to Amsterdam to share their knowledge and learn about the creative, education, and technology opportunities here.  The first Genius was Dom Sagolla of Twitter fame.
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Whurley is a technologist from Austin, TX, and a leading authority on open source, open innovation, and augmented reality. He is the co-founder of Chaotic Moon, which incubates, develops, launches, and monetizes hardware and software innovations. Whurley also has numerous patents to his name. He has worked in Apple R&D, and was named a “Master Inventor” by IBM.

Whurley is a specialist of innovation, you can see him in a recent TEDX talk about innovation.

The topic of the Appsterdam event of 6 December  2012

“Vaporware to Makerware” – Panel with the participation of Will Hurley ( Whurley).

What is the Maker Movement, and what does it mean for smart cities in the real world?

Everyday people can now easily get their designs produced in a factory setting—from a simple digital file sent from their laptop. The web’s powerful innovation model can now be applied to making real stuff.

 We have well-established software and app-development ecosystems.

  • Creative innovators can easily share assets and knowledge through distributed networks, crowd-sourcing/crowd-funding, and open data sources.
  • And now, key manufacturing tools are becoming more affordable, widely available, and easier to use. And the pace of manufacturing innovation is about to accelerate even more as key 3D printer patents expire over the next few years.


Now that we have the access and tools for making things, how do we use them in a meaningful and creative way? What solutions that used to be software-based might be better manifested in a makerware environment? How does this change how we make apps? And what does this mean for the economic and creative ecosystem of our cities?

Our panel of experts will discuss pioneering examples, and the opportunities for businesses and individuals to take advantage of what’s to come.

Speakers include: Will Hurley (“Whurley”), co-founder of Chaotic Moon, Daan Roosegaarde, Creative Director at Studio Roosegaarde, Antoinette Hoes, Head of Planning at Tribal DDB Amsterdam. 

Moderator: Kerrie Finch (CEO, FinchFactor)

Appsterdam is partnering with the municipality of Amsterdam and Amsterdam in Business on a week-long program, 1-8 December, with talks and presentations for universities, and business meetings.

About Appsterdam:

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Stichting Appsterdam is a non-profit meta-organization that provides common ground for all App Makers, regardless of platform, occupation, or business model, in Amsterdam and beyond. An App Maker is a person or organization who contributes to the creation of apps, be they engineers, designers, businessmen, lawyers, or marketeers. An app is a piece of software that transforms its hardware to provide a complete productized experience. Go to Appsterdam website.

 For more information vist:

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Appsterdam International Genius Grant Event: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

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