You may have noticed a small hiatus in my posting. I just spent two weeks in Australia at four different events — two talks at the incredible World of Drones Congress, a Drone Day for young ladies interested in tech in partnership with my friends SheFlies, and a guest lecture for a journalism class at Queensland University of Technology.
It was all crazy busy, educational and tons of fun!
Here were some highlights from the last few weeks:
The list is intended to celebrate the success of movers and shakers in the drone world. Some you may recognize (and have been mentioned on the Drone Girl before!), while some are newcomers who are quickly rising to the top of the influencer ranks. Ultimately, nine women from around the world were selected for their work in the drone industry in the first of an annual list designed to highlight exceptional women in drones.
I had the pleasure of serving on the judges panel to select the honorees. We had so many amazing applications and though it was tough to choose, the list we came up with is pretty awe-inspiring.
InterDrone 2017 is nearly upon us, and you can catch Drone Girl talking privacy this year.
InterDrone is one of the largest drone conferences, and takes place from Sept. 6-8 in Las Vegas.
I’ll be speaking alongside Diana Cooper, Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy at PrecisionHawk, and Lisa Malloy, Intel Corp.’s director of government relations, on the panel “Privacy Issues Related to Expanded UAS Operations,” which will be moderated by DLA Piper’s Matthew Grosack.
We’ll dissect whether or not drones are compatible with privacy concepts based on two dimensional vantage points as three dimensional observation of persons and property (where height is no longer a restricting factor) soon become the norm.
The panel will take place on Friday, Sept. 8 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.
And while of course you should check out this panel, here are some other things you’ll want to check out while at InterDrone:
The panel “How TV News Benefits from Drones” moderated by Carmaine Means, an Emmy award winning television news photojournalist at CBS News in Chicago, and with speakers including Maria Stefanopoulos, an Emmy Award Winning Production Manager for ABC News, Good Morning America.
We discuss federal policy, whether there should be drone-specific privacy laws, and perhaps most importantly, ethics. Just because drone operators can take images legally, it doesn’t mean that one can ethically use those images.
Want to talk more about privacy? Join me at Interdrone 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I’ll be speaking on Friday, Sept. 8 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. alongside Diana Cooper, Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy at PrecisionHawk, and Lisa Malloy, Intel Corp.’s director of government relations, on privacy issues related to expanded UAS operations.
The survey is 7-8 minutes long and can be taken here. People who take the survey will receive a free summary report of the research results (a $95 value) and can enter to win a free DJI Spark drone or one of two $100 Visa gift cards.
The survey seeks opinions about your experiences buying and using drones and is designed for those who have purchased drones, used drone software, offer drone service, or use drone services.
Results will be available in September, and you can guarantee we’ll share them right here on The Drone Girl!
The World of Drones Congress is coming to Brisbane, Australia this August, and the lineup looks brilliant. The conference is August 31 through September 2, with a bonus pre-Congress day of workshops on August 30.
The speaker lineup is the most diverse group of people I’ve seen at a conference yet, coming in from all over the globe and from a variety of industries. There’s Kathryn Cook, Facebook’s technical program manager for the Aquila drone project, DJI’s Director of Education Romeo Durscher, renowned conservationist Professor Lian Pin Koh and more.
There will also be panelists, including Flying Ag Australia owner Meg Kummerow, a leader in drones for agriculture who was named one of Queensland’s Top 20 under 40 the Red Cross’s Aarathi Krishnan, and yours truly, who will be talking about the global drone economy alongside DaVinci Institute futurist Thomas Frey and Silicon Valley Robotics managing director Andra Keay,
Beyond the workshops and panels, there will be other events, including a design a drone competition for students
The company today announced the DroneGuard Pro Inspired as well as five new DroneGuard packs and cases.
The $199.95 DroneGuard Pro Inspired is designed for the DJI Inspire 1 or Inspire II drones and features a top-loading hangar compartment as well as flexible dividers to house an Inspire, transmitter, 6 batteries, mini tablet and other small essentials.
In light of major changes at American Apparel — the former Drone Girl vendor, the Drone Girl has switched up its clothing brand.
All the logos and designs you know and love are still there — just on a different brand of shirt. The best news for you is my new vendor is a lower cost than American Apparel — and those savings are passed on to you!
To make the news even sweeter, I want you to try out the new merchandise, so — in addition to the new lower prices — I’m offering you 20% off the entire Drone Girl shop through the end of May. Use coupon code MAY20 to get the discount.