Hacked: Festival lineup features Ryan Bethencourt, Renee Black, and more

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      Vancouver's first “disruptive innovation festival” has announced some of its speakers.

      Hacked: Festival will take place August 11 to 14 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. It will feature a conference, an arcade, exhibits, a film night, hackerspaces, a market, parties, and workshops.

      Earlier this week, the festival revealed that its "first round of programming" includes:

      • Ryan Bethencourt, Sr. Director (Life Sciences) Prize creation at X Prize Foundation and Co-Founder at Berkeley Biolabs (San Francisco)
      • Renee Black, Executive Director at Peace Geeks (Vancouver)
      • Eric Hersman, Founder BRCK, Ushahidi Project (Nairobi, Kenya)
      • Tim Pool, Hacker Journalist, VICE Magazine, Creator of Tagg.ly (New York)
      • Shaharris Beh, co-founder of HackerNest Tech Socials (Toronto & Kuala Lampur)
      • Amal Graafstra, founder Dangerous Things (Seattle)
      • Aaron Hilton, CTO at Conquer Mobile (Vancouver)
      • Kharis O’Connell, Experience Design Director at Global Mechanic, Founder Cyborg Camp (Vancouver) Jay Giraud, Co-Founder and CEO, MOJIO (Vancouver)
      • Nik Badminton, Founder From Now Conference, Principal at DesignCultureMind (Vancouver)
      • David Vogt, Urban Opus (Vancouver)
      • Michael Bidu, Founder at Sanotron, Executive Producer at Interface 2014 (Vancouver)

      According to the festival's news release, general admission will cost $20 per day. The "second round of programming" will be announced on July 8.

      More information is available on the festival website.

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