On October 13, 2016 Blake Nelson, founder of Waveonics, LLC and Adjunct Professor Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), presented at Neo4j’s GraphConnect convention in San Francisco. Neo4j is used by thousands of organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies in order to build applications that connect data in new and innovative ways. Mr. Nelson has been assessing the functionality and performance of Neo4j for Agero, Inc., a leader in the roadside service industry.
Recent advances in mobile device sensors, GPS location services, communication technology, crowdsourced data acquisition, affordable cloud storage, machine learning, and data analytics, has opened the door to an exciting world of new services. Capitalizing on these opportunities requires that providers continually organize, store, manage, access, and update terabytes of information efficiently. They need databases that are powerful enough to model the complexities of the business environment and easy to modify as the environment evolves – without sacrificing the performance demanded by data analytics. Waveonics is working with Agero Mobile to explore and validate the use of graphical databases (Neo4j) to drive Agero’s mission of delivering a “holistic approach [which] helps anticipate and meet customers’ needs in a way that forms lasting connections with them.” Agero is building on Neo4j to further its leadership position in the automotive, insurance, finance and roadside service industries.
Video of Blake Nelson’s presentation will become available soon, at which point we will share it with you, so keep checking back!
Waveonics’ first day at the New England Boat Show in Boston, MA was on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. This was our first appearance at a convention of this size. It was an eventful day for us, but a lot of fun. Members of our team were able to spread the news about Wayves to the public in a few ways. We started by speaking with potential users personally, and then participated in a radio interview. We were both honored and pleasantly surprised when we were approached by Captain Lou from the radio station WATD 95.9 FM. He is the host of a show called Nautical Talk, and he wanted to help us share our vision with his listeners.
Captain Lou covers a wide range of boating-related topics on his show. The majority of his listeners are boaters. He thought that Wayves would be a great asset to many them and asked if we would be willing to participate in an interview tho help spread the word. He asked our founder, Blake Nelson, about how our application Wayves works and how it can improve the boating experience.
You can catch the live broadcasts of Nautical Talk every Sunday on WATD 95.9 FM from 11:00AM until noon (EST).
In case you missed the original airing of the interview, we’re happy to announce that you can still listen to it by clicking play on the mp3 below. You can also find it on the Nautical Talk website!
Waveonics is proud to announce that during our first day at the Annual New England Boat Show, an interviewer from the radio station WATD 95.9 FM approached us and asked for an interview. Captain Lou, who hosts WATD’s Nautical Talk program, thought we were doing great work. Waveonics founder and Wayves creator Blake Nelson responded to questions about the Wayves program and what it will do for the boating community.
We were thrilled when Captain Lou (the host of Nautical Talk) approached us. He wanted to share our app with his listeners in the boating community because he felt that it could greatly improve their experiences on the water. We wholeheartedly agree!
The interview will be available this coming Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. If you are unable to attend this year’s New England Boat Show in Boston (taking place February 14th through 22nd), this is a great way to hear about everything we’ve been doing and the upcoming features of Wayves!
Waveonics is extremely excited to announce that we will be spending the next week participating in this year’s New England Boat Show! This annual boat show has grown into the largest boating event in the Northeast United States. It began in 1937, and now it attracts almost 45,000 visitors annually. You can explore vessels of all kinds as well as discover a vast array of equipment and merchandise to improve your boating experience. They even offer seminars and informational clinics on a wide variety of boating topics. It’s truly a one-stop resource for anything a boater could possibly need or want.
There, we will present our groundbreaking program Wayves in its current form. It is meant to be used to obtain and share boating information in real-time. We will be collecting input from attendees to further improve Wayves and best fulfill the needs of the boating community at large. As an extra incentive, we will be raffling off a tablet (either Apple or Android, depending on the winner’s preference)!
Come on down and see what we’re doing with Wayves for yourself! The show is located at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St. in Boston. It takes place this year from February 14th to the 22nd. The Waveonics team will be stationed at booth 435. For more information, including show times and venue layout, please see The New England Boat Show Official Website.
Wayves is a community-driven project at heart, and we would not be able to achieve our goals without the input of fellow boaters. For those who are interested in helping us improve our product, but are unable to attend, you can still participate from the comfort of your home. You can take our survey, help with early release testing and more! Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to receive updates straight to your inbox!
Our new program Wayves is one of the finalists in the Lowell Entrepreneurship For All (EforAll) Maker’s Pitch Contest! Come check out our presentation along with the other finalists’ this Thursday night (September 25, 2014) in Lowell, MA and then vote for your favorite! The event is being held at the Onyx Room, located at 122 Western Ave. It starts at 6pm and goes until 8pm.
Wayves is a community-driven project meant to collect and simplify information that boater’s need aboard their vessels. It crowdsources the information and puts it all right in your hand on your mobile device. Using it, you can learn how others are experiencing their time on the water, and share what you find and do as well. Everything is automatically updated in real time to give you the most pertinent information as it happens.
For more information about EforAll, or to purchase your tickets to this event, check out the EforAll website!