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Austin Forum Tackles Drones on April 3

The Forrest Four-Cast: April 1, 2018

This presentation will address deployments of these airborne technologies that are already happening and will likely happen tomorrow. Indeed, as unmanned aerial vehicles integrate better cameras and sensors and utilizing ‘smarter’ control systems (including AI-enabled flight decisions and object classification), the uses will continue to rise. Will it become common to see drones in our skies delivering packages, providing security, supporting aid efforts, and more? Come find out the present state and future of drones, and how you can get engaged in this technology capability.

Speaker for the event will be Craig Nehrkorn of Drone Dynamics. He was an early member of DJI North America working in support of Colin Guinn, DJI China and their cooperative launch of the world’s first RTF hobby grade drone, the Phantom 1. This lead Nehrkorn to an adventurous and educational string of experiences on product development, legal, regulatory, sales, marketing and financial fronts.

RSVP now to save your spot at the April 3 edition of the Austin Forum. Doors open at the Downtown Library at 5:45 pm and the presentation begins at 6:15 pm. One lucky attendee will win a free badge for SXSW 2019!

Other Austin events for the week of April 2:
April 2–5: WorkHuman 2018
April 2: AustinRB Meet Up
April 2: Austin Virtual League Meet Up
April 2: Intro to the Austin Media Scene
April 2: Product League: How to Build a Brand for Your Product
April 3: Take the Lead: Black Community Meet Up
April 3: Epic Office Hours at Capital Factory
April 3: Intro to Coding: HTML & CSS
April 3: Taste of PIE-thon: Intro to Data Science
April 3: Capital Factory Accelerator Info Session
April 3: Talk Data to Me
April 3: New Worlds Space
April 3: iPhone Developers Meet Up
April 4: DivInc Cohort #4 Meet & Greet
April 4: Coding 101
April 4: Youth Entrepreneurship Epic Office Hours
April 4: Austin Design Sprint Meet Up
April 4: EmacsATX Meet Up
April 4: Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs
April 4: McCombs Tech and Startup Night
April 4: Data Science Immersive Info Session
April 5: MELD Co-Working’s Grand Opening Party
April 5: Austin Serverless
April 5: Austin Marketo User Group Meet Up
April 5: Laravel Austin Meet Up
April 6: ACE Conference Pitch Competition Application deadline
April 7: JavaScript Basic Training
April 7: Introduction to Python Bootcamp
April 8: Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp

More upcoming Austin events:
April 9: Ryan Holiday Book Reading
April 9–13: Founders Academy Essentials
April 12: Sputnik ATX Demo Day
April 16: Finding the Right Space Meet Up
April 19–20: Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur (ACE) Conference
April 20: Techstars Austin Community Demo Day
April 20: Black Business Day at the Capital
April 20–22: Austin Reggae Festival
April 24: General Assembly’s Data Science Graduate Showcase
April 26: FUND Conference
April 30: State of Small Business in Austin Breakfast
May 4: George Takei at the Long Center
May 8: Philanthropitch
May 14: John Slatin AccessU 2018
May 22: Austin Forum on Internet of Things
May 23: Find Your Event’s Next Big Idea
May 24: Austin A-List 2018
May 29: Michael Pollan Book Reading
June 1–3: ATX Hack for Change
June 1–3: Dreamhack Austin
June 6: Austin Digital Marketing Conference
June 21: Central Texas LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit
June 25: SXSW 2019 PanelPicker Speaking Application Process Begins
August 3–5: RTX Austin 2018
August 22: Snap Judgement LIVE!

If you have a creativity-focused event that you want listed in this space, then please contact hugh at sxsw dot com.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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