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On Thursday, April 14, at 7:00pm, Tim Hitchcock will explore the concept of using peer production to build electric transportation for Part 4 of Sierra Commons’ 6-part “Tech Talk” lecture and networking series. Tech Talks are forums for Nevada County residents to share new ideas, ongoing projects, and interesting work in the fields of science, engineering, and technology.

Peer production, a new way of producing goods and services that relies on self-organizing communities of individuals who come together to produce a shared outcome, is changing the way we design, build, control and own technology. Moving beyond software (Linux, Wikipedia, Mozilla), peer production is now starting to be applied to hardware. Using Finland-based group eCars Now! as a model, Tim will talk about how peer production in electric transportation is changing the world and saving the planet.

Tim Hitchcock is a multi-disciplinarian with background in art, science, medicine, architecture and engineering. Disciple of Bucky Fuller and graduate of The Evergreen State College, Tim is currently promoting and developing electric vehicles, geodesic domes and off-grid clean energy. He is Chief Newt at Newt Industries and Chief Magical Connector for eCars Now! California.

The Tech Talk lecture and networking series is designed to inspire Nevada County’s technology community and act as a catalyst for collaboration. Tech Talks take place at Sierra Commons (107 Sacramento Street on the third floor of the Stone House building) in Nevada City on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00pm.

Tech Talk lectures begin at 7:00pm, following informal networking from 6:00 to 7:00pm (a limited supply of beer will be available as an incentive for early arrivals). The event is free to all techie types who are residents of Nevada County, but a $5 donation to cover costs and support Sierra Commons would be appreciated. Previous and scheduled topics include: big data, data modeling for wildlife populations, smart grid technology, solar efficiency, and mechatronics.
RSVP at techtalk@sierracommons.org or by calling (530) 265-8443.

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