The Yale Technology Summit is a day-long program of conversations with Yale faculty, students, and staff working with innovative and cutting-edge technologies. The event, coordinated by Yale Information Technology Services, is free and open to all members of the Yale community.
Lectures, panels, discussions, poster sessions, and a vendor fair will explore a broad range of topics in three categories:
Teaching & Learning: Professors, lecturers, practitioners, and others sharing knowledge about technology enhanced teaching and learning techniques used in the Yale classroom
Scholarship & Research: Faculty and students working with new applications of technology in digital humanities, science, social science research, and medicine.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Developers, researchers, project managers, and entrepreneurs describing new uses of technologies involving data collection, manipulation, processing, visualization, and analysis.
Keynote Address by Justin Kan '05 & Emmett Shear '05, co-founders of Twitch
Twitch, the world’s leading video-game streaming platform and community for gamers, launched in 2011. In 2014, The Wall Street Journal cited the brand as having the fourth largest peak internet traffic in the U.S.
Justin Kan '05 is an internet entrepreneur. He is best known for founding Kiko, the first AJAX web calendar; Justin.tv, a live video streaming platform; Socialcam, a mobile video sharing app (acquired for $60 million by Autodesk in 2012); Twitch; and Exec, an on-demand maid service (acquired by Handybook in 2014). He is currently a partner at the seed fund Y Combinator. Justin graduated from Yale with a degree in physics and philosophy.
Emmett Shear '05 is founder and CEO of Twitch. Emmett is also co-founder of Justin.tv and a part-time partner at Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. Emmett graduated from Yale and in 2012 was included in Forbes Magazine on their "30 Under 30" list.