Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


IoT and Emerging Tech: Presentations

October 15 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
General Assembly Theatre B Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Internet of Things/ Emerging Tech
Presentation / Lightning Talk
Internet of Things from A to Z
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
LEVEL: Intermediate

Do you want to develop IoT applications? This talk is aimed to give developers and IoT enthusiasts an overview on getting started and working with Arduinos and Raspberry Pis. It will also cover how to put your project on the cloud. Let me demystify IoT app development and pave a way for you to convert objects into intelligent machines. For example, my coffee machine was an early guinea pig.

Making Buildings Smarter with the Power of Software
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
LEVEL: Beginner

When people think “IoT,” their thoughts jump to hardware-based solutions like smarter refrigerators or Nest thermostats in the home. However, in commercial buildings there is already an abundance of existing sensors - what’s missing is sophisticated software to give that infrastructure intelligence. At Building Robotics we use a delightful UX and advanced machine learning to provide a lightweight solution that makes occupants happier and more productive while reducing HVAC energy.

Nonprofit Challenges of Deploying IoT Technology
12:40 PM - 1:00 PM
LEVEL: Beginner

What if rhinos tagged with RFID chips alerted authorities when an animal’s movements violated typical patterns, indicating poaching activity? What if sensors on wells monitored water flow so that governments could repair wells quickly? This talk will present a variety of examples of benefits and challenges faced by nonprofits and their technology partners in leveraging IoT technologies toward solving critical issues in the nonprofit sector.