Turning Sensors into Signals: Humanizing IoT with Old Smartphones and the Web

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B204


People are already tired of the over-promise of IoT - the slew of marginally useful products, the overly confusing and crowded developer space, and endless examples of how to turn an LED on and off.

Take a break, step back from the crowd, and come learn how to solve real human problems with that old phone that's collecting dust on your shelf.


In this talk we take on the hype about IoT. The expensinve devices, the ‘another’ new IoT device which talks to…only it’s own application. The awesome windows blind that can learn your moods or the overly complicated raspberry pi that you have to code to get your hack going.

In this talk we will show a simple yet reasonable way to get started with IoT, using your old android/firefox os mobile/device that may be collecting dust in a a shelf (which you don’t use) into something really interesting which can do all these tasks for you very easily. We will talk about what it means to us and how we can re-use these devices and a sample code framework you can already use!


iot, Open IoT

Speaking experience

OpenIoT Summit Talk1 - http://sched.co/6DBG
OpenIoT Summit Talk2 - http://sched.co/6DJ6
JSFoo 2015 - https://hasgeek.tv/jsfoo/2015/1136-rabimba-karanjai-a-self-learning-word-prediction-module-for-handling-multilingual-input
Opensource Bridge 2015 - http://opensourcebridge.org/users/2088
OpensourceHK - http://tinyurl.com/gvor3ss


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