Meet FITC featured speaker
1) You're a professor at Humber College, what is it that you teach there?
I teach the foundational coding classes and the mobile dev classes in the Web Design and Interactive Media program. I also run that program, so a big part of the my job is putting together the team that teaches the other classes. I am very proud of the team we have going, they are accomplished, engaged and teaching for the love of it. My rockstar team: @lnakanishi, @andrewdertinger, @fionaogilvie, @trnsmttr, @drewisthe, @daveghent and @jlapegna.
2) When not in the classroom, what are you working on?
For the last while, I have been working on bringing in more entrepreneurship into higher education. Both to encourage new companies and to have students see their own careers from an entrepreneurial perspective. I think that in a world where the industry and jobs change as quickly as ours, entrepreneurial thinking is the best tool for creating a sustainable career.
3) You'll be presenting "Computer Vision with OpenCV" at SCREENS, what will you be talking about exactly?
We will be looking at Computer Vision for mobile devices. It looks at some of the different uses and how to get started with it. I think it is going to be fun, working with this tech feels like working with magic.
4) For those that want to kickstart their own project, any words of wisdom you have to share?
That being said, it is a lot more fun then I expected. It has given me a chance to reconnect with people that I have been meaning to for a long time.
5) Anyone in the industry that inspires you or that you'd like to work with?
When I was just getting into the industry and everything was all shiny and new, I was introduced to the work of David Rokeby (davidrokeby.com) at the CFC Media lab. His artwork blew me away then, and I see echoes of it in this project. It would be great to collaborate with him.
Thanks so much for the interview, Greg!
Don't miss Greg's presentation Computer Vision with OpenCV at SCREENS October 2-4!