IoT Workshop – Get Started with the Open Internet of Things – September 14, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) opens up a new world of possibilities and opportunities. This workshop will give you hands-on experience programming and configuring a device with a sensor that communicates over a LoRa network, then building a simple application to read back and display the data.  Harness the power of open technologies to build an end-to-end hello world application!

NOTE: To sign up for this workshop, go to https://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/233392889/.

ALSO NOTE:’ You need to bring your laptop to this workshop.

This workshop is open to all levels, and will include introductions to the technologies involved such as MQTT, the defacto IoT standard for data exchange and LoRa, the long range low power technology designed for the Internet of Things.  We will be using Arduino boards to connect to a luminance sensor to provide data.  Attendees are also welcome to bring their own sensors to make a custom application.

Example applications that can be built in 2 hours:

– Send push notification when a bike is moved while it is locked 
– Monitor trashcans and display

levels on a map 
– Monitor parking space and show directions to nearest free space

 

This workshop will be run in conjunction with:

– Eclipse Foundation (http://iot.eclipse.org/) and 
Things Network (https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/)

The Eclipse Foundation accelerates development of IoT stacks using open source technology.

The Things Network is on a mission to build an open, crowd sourced and decentralized data network using LoRaWAN.

Thanks to Intel for sponsoring this event.
Weaverworks and Redmonk are sponsors of this workshop (as well as other COED:CODE events).
WeaveWorks
Redmonk

IoT Workshop – Get Started with the Open Internet of Things – September 14, 2016

I Learned About Software From That

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May the Fourth be With You

We’re on our 3rd COED:CODE Meetup and the date has been set to May 4 and it will be kindly hosted by Pivotal at Bentima House near Old Street Roundabout. Join us at 6pm.

This month we’re doing more of the popular white board sessions, with gentle learning curves and community participation. Of course we’ll have lovely health snacks again, and plenty of time to meet people rather than being talked at. We’re going to try an open mic experiment because we all have useful experiences to share. So what is the theme?

I Learned About Software from That

Anne Currie and Bryan Boreham will kick off proceedings with some stories about lessons learned, and how they learned them. Our very own Gen Ashley will be compere for the evening. We hope you’ll share some experiences too.

Anne – what I learned about thread safety (why x++ doesn’t play nicely).

Bryan  – how one failure triggered multiple restarts
– each component wanted to download its data from the central store at start-up
– “thundering horde” hit the central store and total meltdown

Thundering horde sounds scary, but don’t worry Bryan definitely isn’t. Please come – we cant wait to meet you.

I Learned About Software From That

COED:CODE – Systems Programming 101 & APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The first COED:CODE Meetup was such a great event, so we’ve scheduled the next one!    It will be on Tuesday, March 22 at Expedia.   To attend, RSVP here –> http://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/228900325/

Rough Schedule for the evening

6.00 – 7:00pm- Arrival / Networking / Food & Drinks

7:00 – 7:30pm – Systems Programming 101 – by Anne Currie & Yanqing Cheng
(Anne will discuss how compiled languages like C and Go run: compiling, linking, assembly, registers, memory use (stack and heap))

7:30 – 8:30pm- Panel Discussion – APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
(The panel discussion will be led by Jenny Mulholland with panelists from Expedia’s Systems Programming Team as well as other companies)

8:30 – 9:00pm –  Networking / Food & Drinks

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SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING 101 WORKSHOP LEADS

Anne Currie

Anne is an engineer who is enthusiastic about containers and everything else. She’s been helping to build complex software systems for over 20 years and is a co-founder of the Force12 project.

Yanqing Cheng

Yanqing is a software developer/manager at Metaswitch Networks.  Her primary expertise is in C – specifically, source code for networking protocols.  Having dabbled in both development and support, she’s of the opinion that few things in her job are more satisfying than successfully debugging a memory scribble.  Since graduating in Maths at university, Yanqing has been in the industry for 2 years.  Outside of work, she’s an avid lindy hop dancer.

PANELISTS

Jenny Mulholland – Moderator

Jenny studied Physics at university and entered IT in 2006 as a graduate C++ programmer within Symbian’s Professional Services department, helping Motorola, Fujitsu and others make phones based on Symbian OS.  In more recent years Jenny’s professional interests have extended into project management, and her current role in technical pre-sales where she helps Softwire’s customers explore their requirements and writes bids for new projects.

Meral Sahin – Expedia

Meral is a Software Development Engineer at Expedia Affiliate Network, a division within Expedia Inc, working on internal services supporting our API.  She is passionate about designing and developing simple solutions to technology problems and enjoy working in fast paced, collaborative environments.  She loves doing yoga, traveling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.

Suzanne Hamilton – Softwire

Suzanne started her career in physical chemistry as a PhD student and then researcher, but switched to software development when she realised how much she enjoyed writing code to control the experiments and analyse data.  She is now a tech lead at the software consultancy Softwire. Her work there has included building sites for customers like the BBC, and helping to create a scalable API that handles millions of users for a large telecoms provider.  In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys learning new languages (programming and human) and dancing West Coast Swing.

 

Yodit Stanton

Yodit is the Founder and Chief Unicorn of OpenSensor.io.  She is into Internet Of Things, Software and Data and is the organiser of Women in Data.

 

Thank you to these sponsors for their support!

WeaveWorks
Shoreditch Works

 

COED:CODE – Systems Programming 101 & APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The first Coed:Code

Last night the first Coed:Code took place at Campus London.  We have been overwhelmed with messages of support and feedback from the event.

The aim of the Coed:Code is to provide a warm, fun and encouraging event looking at systems and infrastructure programming, designed to give diversity in tech a nudge.  More of a mixer event, rather than a conference type event, we aim to go beyond the “beer and pizza”, with tasty food, interesting drinks.

From an organisers point of view, it was a breath of fresh air to see such a diverse audience, especially at a systems programming event.

It was an honour to have Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical, to open the event with stories from her experience in a typically male dominated industry.

The panel discussion was run by Anne Currie, and was an interactive session with audience participation giving insight into embarking on, sustaining and developing a career in systems programming.  Pictured below are the panel of Jenny Mulholland, Yanqing ChengSue Spence and Anne Currie, alongside one of the event organisers, James Governor.

Coed:Code panel

What happens next?

We hope to run these events regularly.  Please let us know your thoughts or comments regarding what format this could be.

  • Is this the right format?
  • Anything else you want from the events?
  • Specific things you want to discuss?
  • When should we hold the next event?
  • Do you want to speak or help?

Thank you to the sponsors for their support!

canonical Cloudsoft+Logo
Cluster HQ WeaveWorks
Pivotal Shoreditch Works

 

Thank you to Campus London for a wonderful venue
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The first Coed:Code

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When: Wednesday 3rd February 2015, 5.30pm

Where: Campus London, 4-5 BONHILL STREET LONDON EC2A 4BX

Meet up Page
– http://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/227910626/

Who is the event for?

Coed:Code is a warm, fun and encouraging event looking at systems and infrastructure programming. We are crafting a social event designed to give diversity in tech a nudge. The speakers will be women and those from other typically under represented backgrounds in technology. Everyone is welcome.

What is happening?

Coed:Code is a mixer event. Some speakers, a panel, but mostly a chance to meet and speak to people within the business.

This is about encouraging more women into systems programming – Go, Containers, Docker, PaaS, Distributed systems, Databases & more. The idea of the event is to meet and network with real practitioners and mentors.  So, if you are into systems programming, infrastructure programming, devops (or looking to find out more about them), then this is an event you don’t want to miss.  The keynote speaker is a veteran in the industry and the panel members are comprised of veterans and someone fairly new to the industry, so a good mix!

Agenda

5.30 – Arrive / Networking / Food & Drinks
6.30 – Keynote – Jane Silber, Canonical CEO
6.50 – Panel chaired by Anne Currie
with Panel members Jenny Mulholland, Yanqing Cheng and Sue Spence
7.30 – Meet the Mentors / Networking / Food & Drinks
10.00 – Event closes

Keynote Speaker – Jane Silber

janesilberJane has over 20 years’ experience in business development, operations and software management. Before becoming Canonical’s CEO in 2010, Jane held VP roles at Canonical, Interactive Television Company and General Dynamics C4 Systems.

 

 

Panelists

Moderator – Anne Currie

annecurrieAnne is an engineer who is enthusiastic about containers and everything else. She’s been helping to build complex software systems for over 20 years and is a co-founder of the Force12 project.

 

 

Panelist – Jenny Mulholland

Jenny MulhollandJenny studied Physics at university and entered IT in 2006 as a graduate C++ programmer within Symbian’s Professional Services department, helping Motorola, Fujitsu and others make phones based on Symbian OS.  In more recent years Jenny’s professional interests have extended into project management, and her current role in technical pre-sales where she helps Softwire’s customers explore their requirements and writes bids for new projects.

Panelist – Yanqing Cheng

Yanqing ChengYanqing Cheng is a software engineer in customer support at Metaswitch Networks.  Her primary expertise is in C, and she currently works with equipment manufacturers on integrating C source code into networking devices.  She’s of the opinion that few things in her job are more satisfying than successfully debugging a memory scribble.  Since graduating in Maths at university, Yanqing has been in the industry for 2 years.

Panelist – Sue Spence

Sue Spence

Sue has 30 years experience in software development, ranging from embedded software on networking devices (C) to systems programming on large telephony network management projects (C/C++), some Java at a dotcom startup,then devops (infrastructure automation) more recently at Cisco, Deutsche Bank and UK2. She founded WWG (Women Who Go) in London to encourage more women to get into systems programming.


Signup here =>>
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Meet up Page
 – http://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/227910626/


About the mentors

Coed:Code Mentors are the heart of the events and community. Mentors are people who have knowledge of and who work within  the systems programming space. Mentors will be clearly visible at the event, e.g. wearing a badge.

By being a mentor, you say it’s fine to approach me and pester me with questions. The mentor status is an opportunity to setup relationships that lasts further than the scope of the evening and to help to develop attendee prospects in the space.


Food and Drink

Food and drink will be provided during the event, courtesy of sponsors.


Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct is here.


Our Sponsors

Thanks to these lovely sponsors for their support!

canonical Cloudsoft+Logo
Cluster HQ WeaveWorks
Pivotal Shoreditch Works

 

See you at Google Campus on February 3rd!
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Sign up here ==>

http://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/227910626/

 

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