Conference archive

IoT Dev+Test 2016 - IoT Development

Tuesday, April 19

Brian Hicks
IOT SmartData Labs
Brian Huey

Internet of Things: From Prototype to Production

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

In this hands-on workshop developers, testers, and product managers learn how to to quickly create connected IoT prototypes that can lead to commercial IoT solutions using pre-certified hardware and the ARM mbed platform. This “prototype-to-production” workshop guides you on how to employ crowdsourced libraries for sensors and peripherals using a cloud-based IDE and move data from edge sensor/processor to cloud platform as a service using a cellular module. Learn how to build successful IoT solutions based on proven business...

Grand Software Testing

Use Mobile/IoT Big Data Analytics to Improve Development and Testing

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Mobile and IoT software apps generate tons of data and live in a world of social media crowdsourcing. Probably more importantly, back end systems are capturing terabytes of usage data on mobile and IoT applications—data that is ripe for big data analysis. Jon Hagar examines how development and test teams can put this data to work to improve mobile and IoT products and projects. To stay competitive, product teams must find ways to use analytics in a variety of fashions and from varied sources. This hand-on session explores where to find the data you need and examines way to mine and...

Wednesday, April 20

Jason Arbon

Mobile and IoT Win! Now What?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Smartphones now outnumber tablets and PCs combined. Mobile developers and testers make more money than their old-school counterparts. Now that mobile has won the race, a new set of questions arises. How has mobile changed—and how does it continue to change—software technology and the economy? What does this mean to you personally? How does mobile affect technology choices, company strategies, and your career? Jason Arbon shares how to capitalize on the mobile win. Mobile forced a reinvention of how we design, build, and test software. How can these lessons from mobile be applied to web and...

Skip Orvis

Developing and Testing a Connected Bracelet for Mind and Body

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:45am

With wristworn wearables, the stakes are higher than almost anywhere else. Not only are you competing with tech giants like Apple and Fitbit, you are competing with luxury watches and accessories for valuable real estate. Skip Orvis, COO and Head of Systems Development for Caeden, will explain the unique challenges involved in the development and testing of the Sona Connected Bracelet, a jewelry-inspired connected bracelet that bridges design, innovation and technology to offer a unique feature set focusing on wellness for mind and body.  

Stefano Rizzo
Polarion Software

The 4th Industrial Revolution and IoT Predictions: A Software Perspective

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:45am

IoT technology is a driving force for what some are calling the 4th Industrial Revolution—or Industry 4.0—which predicts that manufacturing as we know it will morph into something almost completely new. To support this revolution, the demand for software will grow exponentially, possibly leading us to a new software crisis. Stefano Rizzo presents eight key predictions about software and supporting technologies that will make Industry 4.0 a reality and deliver the promises of IoT. Stefano describes a new generation of application development and test/QA platforms replacing the current crop...

Steven Winter
Guerrilla QA

Guerrilla QA: The Mobile of the Internet of All the Things!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am

There are more than 10 billion devices connected today, and it’s predicted that by decade's end 99 percent of everything manufactured will be connected. And it all flows through the mobile world in some way. As mobile increasingly touches our lives, development teams and testers struggle to keep up with fast-growing technologies. With deep insight into the mobile quality arena, Steven Winter and his team went from zero to more than 3,000 mobile banking apps that are 35 million users can now access—all made possible by innovative mobile test automation, continuous integration, and on-site...

Brian Huey

IoT Scalable Deployments with M2M Cellular Networks

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am

For the past decade cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and more recently IoT applications have been deployed across many industries: vehicle telematics, smart grid, medical, distribution, and many more. When considering cellular M2M for IoT applications, there is a perception of excessive monthly recurring costs, high chip set costs, connectivity issues, or the limited bandwidth of existing networks. Join Brian Huey as he covers the driving M2M cellular trends, including LTE releases, building management, residential, smart grid, new technologies, and the expected capital...

Jaimee Newberry

Designing for the future: What’s Your “Why"?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Better and more meaningful results always happen when your team has clarity of vision around WHY they're doing what they're doing. "The Future” is about getting technology out of the way of our everyday functions and actions while using it to enhance lives in every conceivable way. We must be thinking far beyond what’s next. The process is almost always about people, and most people need to ease into change. As designers of software, we need to be thinking about what is several futures down the road and breaking that vision into baby steps that won’t freak people out or be “too much too...

Geoff Perlman
Xojo, Inc.

Rapid Application Development for Raspberry Pi

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

The IoT explosion has driven many developers to build systems that work with single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi. Because there are not a lot of tools available for these computers, development work slows down. Today, most developers use Python, which has a steep learning curve that does not allow for quick app development and is difficult for developing apps with a GUI. Geoff Perlman describes and demonstrates Xojo, a new rapid application development (RAD) tool for single-board computers, which has an interface builder, compiles to native code, and is cross-platform, making...

Thursday, April 21

Kevin Rohling

The First Wave of IoT—Blood in the Water

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am

In the past two or three years the consumer market has seen the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) go from a prediction to reality. The first wave of IoT products was largely fueled by the parallel innovation of crowdfunding, which allowed makers and early stage ideas to get off the ground without traditional funding sources. Many feel that the promised innovations from IoT have not yet been realized. Almost weekly another crowdfunded startup announces it’s closing its doors without ever shipping a product. Products that do ship often offer a poor user experience and are notoriously...

Yony Feng
Manish Mathuria

Bring Team Interaction into the Living Room

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am
The people behind Peloton Cycle recognized a paradox in modern fitness. Many people want to get fit at home and balk at joining a sports team or gym. Yet home fitness routines are notoriously less successful—precisely because they lack social interaction. So with the creation of the Peloton Cycle, an indoor exercise bike capable of live streaming and on-demand group cycling classes/rides which anyone can join, the developers hit on a way to bring sporting social interaction into everyone’s home. Join Yony Feng and Harshal Vora as they discuss the process of Peloton’s developing and testing...
Brian Hicks
IOT SmartData Labs

Making IoT Enterprise Development Simpler

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Launching enterprise IoT products to the marketplace is a complex maze of steps and hurdles that takes most IoT development teams eighteen-to-twenty-four months to reach. Why does it take so long? Developers have to merge the diverse disciplines of back-end IT requirements, RF design, mixed signal, big data, and much more into a complete IoT system. Eric King discusses the major steps of Internet of Things development and shows you how to make your systems simpler and less risky. Eric explores the often forgotten areas of testing and certification for IoT systems and the increasing...

Michael Finegan

Hardware Solutions to Start—and Fast-Track—IoT Development

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Telemetry and machine-to-machine communication have evolved from custom, purpose-built solutions into a new generation of Internet of Things products that broker data to multiple clouds. Michael Finegan focuses on public vs. private networks and how to create intelligent end-node and gateway solutions using embedded cellular and long range RF systems. Learn when you should use a pre-certified device and when to move to a custom embedded module. Michael shares how to prototype solutions using ARM’s mbed (crowdsourced) browser-based compiler and how to move into production using cloud-based...

Steven Woodward
Cloud Perspectives

Future Perspective: Cloud Connectivity in an IoT World

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

In the Internet of Things (IoT) world, you need to understand and exploit opportunities in the rapidly evolving core connectivity domain. To ensure that products will realize IoT benefits, plans and roadmaps must include connectivity requirements, activities, and projected costs. Steven Woodward shares perspectives from communication industry standards—NIST, TM Forum, QuEST Forum, ISO/ IEC, OMG, and ITU-T. He describes the NIST Cloud Carrier Framework that clarifies where the carrier and communication activities fit into the cloud and IoT ecosystem. This model defines the connectivity...

Lance Gleason
Polyglot Programming Inc.

Prototype the Internet of Things with Javascript

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Prototyping IoT devices is something that you may believe requires specialized skills in electrical engineering, embedded development, and mechanical engineering. Not so fast! Lance Gleason says that, thanks to the maker revolution, we can combine our deep knowledge of programming with access to a 3D printer and some basic electronics/soldering skills to create valuable prototypes. More importantly, there are now boards that give Javascript developers the ability to interact with them without requiring custom Bluetooth drivers and writing firmware. Join Lance for a quick tour of IoT...