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Sat, Mar 09 - Sun, Mar 10 2019

Build a Solar Panel SxSW Workshop,

Austin, Texas, United States Austin, Texas, United States
One Sponsor Confirmed
Futureworks NYC

  • About the event

    Hi! We're Grouphug Tech.
    Our mission is to empower everyone to live their best sustainable lives in style. This March, we are hosting two educational workshops at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

    About the workshop:
    Ever wondered how solar technology works? In this workshop, participants will learn how to harvest the sun’s magical energy & build a own working solar panel that can charge a phone. We’ll take them through a step-by-step tutorial of putting together a 6 watt panel, embedding it in a durable case, and attaching it to circuitry compatible with phone charging. We’ll also chat about the history of solar panels, the science behind energy harvesting, and the latest trends in the industry. Beginners welcome, no prior electronics experience necessary!

    Why should you sponsor?

    Sponsor our event! It means you are supporting:

    • sustainable consumer products  
    • green tech & renewable energy  
    • an NYC-based hardware company
    • women in STEAM/STEM
    • female-founded start ups 


    Krystal Persaud

    Krystal Persaud is a product designer & the founder of Grouphug, a tech company empowering people to live their best sustainable life in style. She is also a founding member & former Senior Director of Product Design at littleBits, the award-winning platform of magnetic, electronic blocks that empowers everyone to invent. Krystal is obsessed with developing products that fall in the intersection of education, technology, and society. Anything else is not worth designing. 

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  • 101-250 attendees expected


    45% Male Attendees


    55% Female Attendees

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