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Microsoft Hackathon Information Night THIS FRIDAY

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Ranveer Chandra is the Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and will be coming to Palmerston North on Friday 24 February to talk about Microsoft’s move into digital farming. He’ll talk about what they’ve already discovered and what they see the future …Microsoft Hackathon Information Night
THIS FRIDAY

24 February – The Factory, 21 Dairy Farm Road, Palmerston North

REGISTER HERE – LIMITED SPACE
Ranveer Chandra is the Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and will be coming to Palmerston North on Friday 24 February to talk about Microsoft’s move into digital farming. He’ll talk about what they’ve already discovered and what they see the future holds.

Come along to the session armed with questions about how digital farming will shape the Primary Industries future and how you can get involved.

This evening also launches the AgTech Hackathon, which is being run in collaboration with Microsoft, BCC, CEDA, Sprout, Massey University, Manawatu-Rangitikei Federated Farmers, Accelerate 25, Future Institutes and NZ Agrifood Investment Week.
Find out more at a FREE no-obligation information evening hosted by Microsoft and BCC
Friday 24 February, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, at BCC

Register HERE for the information evening or email HackathonManawatu@gmail.com for more details.

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Microsoft Speaker – Ranveer Chandra
Ranveer Chandra is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research where he is leading an Incubation on IoT Applications. His research has shipped as part of multiple Microsoft products, including VirtualWiFi in Windows 7 onwards, low power Wi-Fi in Windows 8, Energy Profiler in Visual Studio, and the Wireless Controller Protocol in XBOX One. He is active in the networking and systems research community, and has served as the Program Committee Chair of IEEE DySPAN 2012, and ACM MobiCom 2013.

Ranveer is also leading the battery research project, and co-leading the white space networking project at Microsoft Research. He was invited to the FCC to present his work on TV white spaces, and spectrum regulators from India, China, Brazil, Singapore and US (including the FCC chairman) have visited the Microsoft campus to see his deployment of the world’s first urban white space network. As part of his doctoral dissertation, Ranveer developed VirtualWiFi. The software has been downloaded more than 750,000 times and is among the top 5 downloaded software released by Microsoft Research. It is shipping as a feature in Windows since 2009.

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