CLUG Talk: Open Source Hardware, Software and the Internet of Things

Date: 09 February 2016
Topic: Open Source Hardware, Software and the Internet of Things
Speaker: Una Karlsen
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: UCT Chemical Engineering Studio 1, below ground floor

Una Karlsen will give a basic introduction to the Internet of Things:

The world is increasingly becoming more connected. From your phone, to your watch and car, more devices every day are joining the internet of things. I will be covering what the internet of things is, how open source hardware and software is driving the next big evolution of computing, and how it is allowing hobbyists and enterprises alike to add smarts to everyday things.

Keywords: Internet of Things, IoT, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, OSHW, Linux

Directions to the venue can be found here.

After the talk we will also have an open discussion / Q&A session about Linux. We are looking into having this as a more regular feature of our meetings, either on dedicated evenings in between talks or on the same evenings as talks (like this time). We hope to provide an opportunity for Linux beginners to get help and find out how to get more out of their new operating system, by talking to more experienced users in person. If you would be interested in attending events like this — either because you want to learn or because you would like to help, please come and give us feedback about what format you would find the most useful.

After that, some of us will as usual go to dinner somewhere — where exactly is probably going to be arranged on the spur of the moment.

We hope to see you there — and if you can’t make it, don’t forget about our mailing lists!

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