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Lourdes Cahuich
astronomy and science popularizer, food revolution ambassador in Mexico City, computer engineer, geek grrl
astronomy and science popularizer, food revolution ambassador in Mexico City, computer engineer, geek grrl

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Game developers around the planet will gather to create fun, educational games based upon the real science and data from some of the most advanced telescopes and NASA missions! The SETI-Jam is open to all, whether you’re a veteran developer, hobbyist, or student. Your games will not only be great achievements in coding prowess, but will also help capture the public’s interest in the actual science and technology advancements helping humanity understand the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe!

The SETI-JAM is a global endeavor. Game developers from anywhere, on or off the planet can participate. The Jam is a three day experience beginning on Friday evening and concluding with game presentations on Sunday evening. 

5:45 PM - Opening Presentation by David Black, SETI Institute CEO

6:00 - 6:15 PM - The Rules!
Presented by Ryan Williams, Spry Fox

6:15 - 6:30 PM - Team Formation Exercise
Led by Brendan Mauro, Lazy 8 Studios

6:30 - 7:15 PM - The Science!
Lightning talks presented by SETI Institute Scientists.

Exploring Mars with Pascal Lee
The Outer Solar System, with Lisa Ballard
The Search, with Jon Richards
Asteroids! With Michael Busch and Franck Marchis
Planetary Protection and Exploration with Margaret Race
Finding Alien Earths, with Jason Rowe & Doug Caldwell
Intelligent Life & Communications, with Laurance Doyle

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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Tom Pierson, who founded the SETI Institute and went on to become its Chief Executive Officer for most of the organization’s first 30 years. Mr. Pierson passed away on February 20th, 2014.

Under Pierson’s guidance, the Institute grew from a tiny research center with a handful of employees to its current status: an internationally known organization that is home to more than 130 scientists, educators, and support staff. While founded to conduct SETI searches, the Institute soon broadened its mandate to encompass all aspects of understanding the nature and prevalence of life beyond Earth. The SETI Institute remains a burnished legacy of the man who conjured its existence.

Please read our full tribute here:

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Live Broadcast on YouTube, and on this event page.

Join our three expert panelists to find out about opportunities for funding science with venture capital and other commercial opportunities.


Amaresh Kollipara
Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit, LLC
Principal, Space Angels Network

Amaresh is a Founder and Managing Partner of Earth2Orbit, LLC, which is an aerospace consulting firm and global provider of launch services.  Earth2Orbit is working with the Indian Space Research Organization to provide commercial launch services to a variety of satellite clients.  In addition to his role at Earth2Orbit, Amaresh serves as a management consultant and financial advisor to a generation of entrepreneurs by helping them develop viable businesses and prepare for the world of venture finance. 

Amaresh currently serves as a Principal of the Space Angels Network, a professionally managed national network of seed- and early-stage investors focused on aerospace-related startups.

Prior to his aerospace related endeavors, Amaresh enjoyed a successful career with the Strategy group of Accenture, where he managed key Internet strategy offerings and developed strategic recommendations for Global 500 clients such as Cisco, HP, and Siemens.  Amaresh's diverse background also includes roles as a biotechnology researcher, planetarium presenter, and physics teacher.  Amaresh holds an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.  He also earned a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Christopher Horgan

Christopher J. Horgan is a registered patent attorney with experience in a wide variety of technical areas.  He has been in the intellectual property field since starting at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in 1990 as a Patent Examiner.  Mr. Horgan received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, M.B.A. from Union College and B.S.E.E. from Lafayette College.  

Mark Bunger

Mark Bünger directs the Lux Research analyst team from the firm’s San Francisco office. He has 15 years of business strategy experience, both as a management consultant and a technology analyst. In this time, he has advised more than 40 Fortune 500 corporations, led hundreds of engagements, and authored over 60 reports and other publications. Most recently, he was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research,where he studied and advised clients in manufacturing industries including automotive and aerospace. Prior to that, Mark was a Managing Director at European technology consultancy Icon Medialab (now LB International). He also co-founded the leading online promotional currency company, SoftCoin, which manages multimillion-dollar campaigns for clients such as Kodak, Proctor & Gamble, Frito-Lay, and Nokia.

The first six years of Mark’s career were spent at Accenture in the U.S. and Europe, where he was a consultant in a variety of industries and technologies. Mark and his work have figured in leading business journals and other media outlets in the U.S. and Europe, including CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and other regional and trade publications.

Mark’s education includes International Marketing at Mälardalen Polytechnic in Sweden, and Market Research at the University of Texas in the U.S. In addition, Mark studied biochemistry through the University of California at Berkeley’s extension program, and currently assists part-time in a lab at the UCSF Department of Neurology.

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Join us for a Hangout with our SETI Institute scientists Tim Michaels, +Lori Fenton  and +Ross Beyer  to discuss the study of Mars dust using NASA and ESA space missions. What can we learn about the Red Planet's past by studying the motion of the dust on Mars?

Our scientists will also discuss the scientific objectives of MAVEN, the last NASA mission launched on Monday November 18. This hangout will be hosted and moderated by SETI Institute scientist +Franck Marchis  #SETIHangout  

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Sorprendentes resultados de Kepler - Amazing results from Kepler!

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