The new Bend User Experience Design Meetup, a discussion group for UX/UI professionals and those interested in the field, focuses each month on a topic and idea exchange. They will meet at the just-opened BendTech on February 25 at 6:30pm. The topic will be The Internet of Things, which could be really cool or the start of SkyNet.

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The organizers suggest everyone study-up on the topic a bit ahead of time. Here’s a simple explanation from Forbes, and a heady deep-dive with prolific futurist Bruce Sterling.

To sign up, click here to possibly learn how to keep your self-aware Roomba and FitBit from turning against mankind, and also real things that might actually happen.

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Tierney O'Dea

Tierney O’Dea is a writer and media consultant. She started her career at NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and worked in various forms of media for national organizations including Scholastic, Yahoo, and NASA. She also served as an executive for two startups, Slooh.com and Medic Mobile, and as a mentor for entrepreneurs in Austin, TX. In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, photography, and astronomy.
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