In this month's meetup we have three talks on Putting the S into IOT with Andy Clark, Internet of Streams: A Wireless Sensor Network in Rust with Florian Gilcher and Bootstrapping a hardware product with Ross Atkin.
After an apprenticeship at Dowty Aerospace, Andy completed an electronics degree at Imperial college and got a job in IT. For the last7 years he has been making and repairing in a shed at the bottom of the garden. Andy’s latest project was in response to a competition hosted by Qualcomm who picked Andy as their developer of the month for August.
Florian Gilcher is a member of the Rust project and active on the global community team. Outside of the project, he's mostly into server-side programming, distributed systems and databases of all kinds. He's also a trainer for Rust, Ruby and Elasticsearch.
Product designer Ross Atkin will talk about process of designing, kickstarting and setting up production in China for Smartibot, an app-connected, A.I. enabled cardboard robot kit, and delivering 1,600 of them to backers around the world
Ross is a designer and engineer based in Hackney, East London. He is interested in older and disabled people, digital technology and public space. He works on projects that combine at least two of these areas.