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Ever wondered how your phone knows where you are, or why
sometimes two devices say you are in a different location? Learn this and more
in the first Tech Simple Talk at Rotorua Library on Thursday 15 March at 6pm.
A range of Tech Simple Talks were developed by Massey
University with the aim of bringing experts into the wider community to help
explain new technology, how it works, how it can help us and what it may look
like in the future.
Explore how mobile phones and devices determine our location
and uncover the principles and
techniques of a Global Positioning System (GPS). The presentation is
delivered in simple terms without assuming prior knowledge in the area.
This free talk will be of interest to people of all ages who
want to know how their phone, GPS or Fitbit tracks location, as well as older
children looking at a career in science or engineering, and to those already
working with telecommunications technology.
Presenter Dr Faraz Hasan believes scientific discussions
should not be held exclusively at places like universities and schools.
“Having these public talks will contribute to developing a
passion for science across the country. This will eventually create a
well-informed society in the long run”, says Dr. Hasan.
Dr Hasan is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University's School
of Engineering and Advanced Technology, where he leads the Telecommunication
and Network Engineering research group.
Rotorua Library Communications Lead, Sandra Quinn, is
excited to have someone with such experience and knowledge come and speak to
“Rotorua is known for its innovative technology and
entrepreneurs, so we hope that locals with an interest in communications technology
will take this opportunity to attend talk and Q&A session”, says Mrs Quinn.
The Tech Simple Talk will be held in the Discovery Space on
the second floor of the new Rotorua Library building, Te Aka Mauri, located at
1127 Haupapa St. The presentation will
last around 45 minutes and include a question and answer session. Entry
is free although gold coin koha would be appreciated and as numbers are
limited, booking is essential.
Book online or contact Rotorua Library to reserve your place.