A number of disruptive ideas have over the last few years emerged to create what can only be described as a perfect storm for enabling the concept of 'Internet of Things'. The term coined just at the turn of the century describes a way to let our Internet connected computers harvest and process information not only from humans, but also from the things around us.
Today new technologies like near ubiquitous Internet access, super cheap and accessible computing hardware and sensors, low-power wireless networks, cloud computing, miniaturization and the smartphone revolution combined with phenomena like the maker movement and an openness of innovation, APIs and data enable a slew of exciting opportunities.
In this inspirational overview session we will explore the quite breathtaking developments that led us to where we are today. We will have a look at the software and hardware technologies that are available to us, how they work, and most importantly, how you can program the things around you to do do what you want!
Haven't you dreamt of making your connected lightning turn angrily red in the mornings when the train service is delayed? Or why not let the sound system wake you up to Garbage's "Only happy when it rains?" when it's pouring down? Oh, what if the washer could send you a Tweet when the cycle is done? Then this session is for you!