Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


IoT and Emerging Tech: Lightning Talks

October 16 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
General Assembly Theatre B Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Internet of Things/ Emerging Tech
Presentation / Lightning Talk
Sub-threshold Energy Harvesters for Biomedical Implants Applications
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
LEVEL: Intermediate

: This paper reviews the state-of-art of the sub-threshold level design energy harvesters for powering biomedical implants. Power consumption and lifespan are crucial requirements for the electronic circuitry of implantable systems. In order to meet these challenging requirements, a design for an energy harvester that operates in a sub-threshold level offers a promising solution.

Journey into Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology as a Parent
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
LEVEL: Beginner

In this lightning talk, Anne Gentle draws on her experiences as a parent to discuss the current state of kids’ wearable devices, stories and experiences from a parent’s perspective. Hear about both open source and proprietary solutions for using and displaying medical data such as continuous glucose monitoring. See how cloud technologies and NoSQL databases provide parents and kids more sleep and data to make good decisions.

Fundamental Questions for a Growing IoT Company
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
LEVEL: Beginner

The increasing interest and ubiquity in the Internet of Things space has created a landscape of eager and hopeful startups aiming to stake their claim. However, in the rush to establish presence and adoption, several core questions should be carefully considered for any growing IoT company. Often, these questions come as afterthoughts, but having an early stance on these questions will help navigate the ever competitive landscape of IoT offerings.

Beacons: From Concept to Creation
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
LEVEL: Intermediate

Facebook recently unveiled Place Tips, a product that shows you fun, useful and relevant information about the place you’re at. This talk will cover the implementation of Bluetooth® beacons, which enable these new use cases by providing the ability to more accurately determine location.