SF Blue Tech March
Happy Hour Networking

March 13, 2024
5 – 7:30 pm
South Beach Cafe, San Francisco

Can we tap the motion of waves and tides, then convert this into energy?

Salter’s Duck, AKA the Edinburgh duck, was invented by Stephen Salter in response to the oil shortage of the 1970s. One of the earliest generator designs proposed to the Wave Energy programme in the United Kingdom, Salter’s Duck had proven high efficiency. Unfortunately, funding was halted in the early 1980s after oil prices rebounded and the UK government shifted focus away from alternative energy sources.

Is timing right to re-examine the duck’s potential?

Speaker Kevin Cameron, who viewed Salter’s tanks while a student at the University of Edinburgh, wants to find out. A Silicon Valley veteran, he has worked for Cirrus Logic, Samsung, Cadence, Microsoft and others. For those interested, in a break-out session, we’ll assess the viability to join forces and explore solutions.

* We’ll keep the networking happening from 5 to 7:30pm for guests who are not interested in exploring a start up.

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Kevin Cameron
Electronic Engineer
IEEE Senior Member
The University of Edinburgh
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

5:00 networking, byo drinks & meal
6:00 speaker
6:30 discussion & huddle
7:30 event wraps

Network in a casual setting. Please patronize venue and purchase food and/or drink. Beer, wine, espresso, pizza, sandwich, salad, dessert, etc. available. Be eco-conscious: bring name badge, reusable cup.