Lately there has been more and more talk about the Internet of Things. It’s idea is simple – the objects in real world are equipped with ID’s which enable to represent them in a virutal internet-like structure. By today we are far further than just sticking RFID tags on gadgets – today, most of the gadgets and devices feature a data connection. The internet of things is here.
This time we will venture out a little bit from or our familiar mobile related topics like smartphone platforms, mobile development or mobile business models. We will look into mobile and ubiquitous computing, into the internet of things.
We’ll organize the event together with Garage48 Foundation. Garage48 is planning the first hardware hackathon in Baltics: “Hardware & Arts”. Hardware & Arts will be one of its kind Garage48 hackathon bringing together the creative communities of electronics, mechatronics, and software engineers, artists, product designers, and marketers in Tartu, Estonia, on February 7-9, 2014.
This means that the teams will work on ideas whose prototypes can be touched and felt by Sunday. The event will feature electronics kits like Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards and while engineers hack away, the product designers will work on Styrofoam and 3D printers to make the “shells” for the prototypes.
We will introduce our audience the topics relevant for mobile connected gadgets and the Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathon.
The attendance is for free, but registration is mandatory
18:00 Priit Salumaa - Co-founder @ MoMo Estonia & Garage48 – Introducing Garage48 Hardware & Arts
18:20 Indrek Rebane – Co-founder @ Hedgehog: “Raspberry Pi, the misfit.”
18:35 Steve Perkson – Java engineer by day (Reach-U), embedded C hacker by night (Teadusmosaiik):
“Arduino, bringing prototyping into masses and funny gotchas with GSM modules and temperamental Estonian telcos.”
18:50 Refreshment and networking break
19:15 Jüri Tarkpea – Chief Technologist @ Oskando / SeeMe: “What does M2M mean and how to track & connect trucks driving all over Europe”
19:35 Tauri Tuubel – Co-founder @ Defendec on Smart Dust: “Our company and technology we use”
20:00 Networking and drinks! As usual for MobileMonday
Venue: Ülikooli Kohvik (University Caffee), II floor Rõdusaal. Ülikooli 20, Tartu. Event is held in English