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Thursday, May 12 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Internet of Things - Justin Mclean, Class Software

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CPUs that cost thousands a decade ago are now cost a few dollars. The Arduino platform has lowered barriers to entry so that people with minimal tech knowledge can create special purpose computers capable of changing the world. Open Source Hardware is in autonomous drones, 3D printers, DNA replicators, satellites, city-wide sensor networks, smart houses and wearable computers. In this talk I'll take you through what Open Source Hardware is and isn't, OSW licensing, recent advances in OSW, show a range of projects and demonstrate what's possible now, and warn about some the threats (lack of protocol standards and vendor lock in to name two) that may hinder the growth of Open Source Hardware.


Justin Mclean

Founder, Class Software
Justin Mclean has more than 20 years experience in developing web based applications and is involved in in the open source hardware movement. He runs his own consulting company Class Software and has spoken at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas including previous ApacheCons. | | | | In his free time he's active in the Apache Flex and Apache Incubator projects and mentor for a number of Apache projects. He's also co-author of... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
Regency C

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