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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Rapid Prototyping with Arduino and Open Hardware

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Thanks to the rise of Arduino, an open source electronics platform based on easy-to-use open source hardware and software, it is much cheaper and easier to prototype and build smart devices connected to the internet. Arduino comes with an integrated development environment (IDE), using the Processing, C, and C++ programming languages. Jim McKeeth shows you how easy it is to get started with simple projects and proof of concepts. Taking a proof of concept to the next stage involves communication among Arduino, the mobile device, and the cloud. This facilitates configuration, data gathering, and more. And the connectivity is what makes the Internet of Things so interesting. Jim explores your options in all the layers of rapidly prototyping an Internet of Things solution powered by Arduino, connecting to Android and iPhone smartphones, and sharing data in the cloud. Take a look at the best way to quickly and inexpensively put all the pieces together.

Jim McKeeth
Embarcadero Technologies

As lead developer evangelist at Embarcadero Technologies, Jim McKeeth is a key part of Embarcadero’s developer community outreach. With more than twenty years of programming experience, Jim travels the world speaking at conferences and sharing his excitement and knowledge. He holds a patent for the swipe to unlock and pattern unlocks used on both iPhone and Android phones, plus a number of other computer- and software-related patents. When not traveling, Jim is an improvisational performer with ComedySportz Boise and enjoys spending time with his family.