Previous Coffee Chats

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Data Visualization

This Coffee Chat included an overview of  a number of software platforms and how they are used in visualization. We touched upon the best practices of visual analytics and the strengths and weaknesses of telling a story with data. 

Databases

This Coffee Chat included an overview of the Oracle Database and SQL. 

Tableau

This Coffee Chat included an overview of the Tableau software platform and how it is used in visualization. We touched upon the best practices of data visualization and the strengths and weaknesses of telling a story with data using Tableau.

Google Analytics

This Coffee Chat included an overview of the Google Analytics Software, a presentation on the features available in the software.

 

Blockchain

Blockchain

Blockchain Introduction

This workshop included an overview of blockchain technology as well as its applications across multiple industries.

 

Blockchain Applications in Insurance

 This event is a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and the Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Presenters spoke to Blockchain technology becoming a transformational technology that has the potential to create new economic foundations. We discussed how Blockchain allows businesses to share data and exchange assets quickly and efficiently and how it has to the potential to transform finance, supply chains, and healthcare.

 

Blockchain in Business

The discussion included an in depth look at the various types of implementations that are being seen in different industries.  This was a follow up workshop to Blockchain Introduction and it is recommended that you attend both.

 

The Evolution of Blockchain

This event is a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and RapidQube Digital Solutions. Presenters spoke to Blockchain technology becoming a transformational technology that has the potential to create new economic foundations.

 

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Smart Tech

This Coffee Chat included an overview of Smart Technology led by Angelo Morello. 

Ecommerce

This Coffee Chat was an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about Ecommcerce. The discussion was led by Jack Ampuja.

Drones

Drones

Candoo Presents Drone in Business

This workshop was a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and Candoo Drones, the developers of a platform that connects drone operators with companies.

Drones in Action

This workshop was a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and On Course Drones, the owners of a drone pilot training company.

Wearables

Wearables

Wearable Technology

 This workshop included an overview of wearable microcontrollers like Floras and Gemmas. Each participant built their own wearable project for hands-on experience.

Wearable Tech in Action

This discussion included an overview of wearable microcontrollers like Floras and Gemmas. Each participant built their own wearable project for hands-on experience.

Virtual Reality

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

 This Coffee Chat presented by Ian Camera included an overview of Augmented Reality technology and resources to learn more.

Virtual Reality

 This Coffee Chat presented by Andy Maggio included an overview of Virtual Reality technology and resources to learn more.

3D Printing

3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

This workshop is designed for those who may be new to 3D printing or experienced users who would like to learn more about the resources available in the Gladstein Lab. The discussion included an overview of 3D printing technology, a presentation on the equipment available in the Gladstein Lab, and resources to learn more.

A Demonstration in 3D Printing

The workshop was designed for those who may be new to 3D Printing technolgy or experienced users who would like to learn more about the resources available to them in the OPIM Department.

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3D Printing in Manufacturing

This event was a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and CIBER (Center for International Business and Education & Research) who invited CALT Dynamics to present. This lead to a discussion of how this Irish based tech start-up developed their technology and was accepted into the Stanley TechStars accelerator program

3D Modeling

3D Modeling

Intro to 3D Modeling

This session is an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about the use of Solid Works for 3D Modeling. The discussion included an overview of 3D Modeling technologies and how they are used in different industries.

Microcontrollers

Microcontrollers

Microcontroller Applications

This session is an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about Microcontroller Applications. The discussion included an overview of how to use and program Raspberry Pi Microcontrollers.

Demonstration of Raspberry Pi

This session is an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about Microcontroller Applications. There was an introduction to the Raspberry Pi and instructions on how to host and solve a web server using the technology.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

AI / Robotics

This Coffee Chat presented by Robert Buehler included a brief history of, and introduction to, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking by OPIM Innovate

During this workshop, students participating in the College Preparatory Experience program learned the first three steps of design thinking: define, empathize, and ideate. 

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Other

Cybersecurity

This Coffee Chat presented by John Doyle and Shayn Ronis was an informative session for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about the basics of cybersecurity.

Entrepreneurship

This Coffee Chat presented by Nick Wagner was an informative session for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about entrepreneurship.