The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Cloud Infrastructure Concerns
By Liz Durst
Last month, I returned from an overseas trip to a friend’s wedding to find
the zombie apocalypse happening in my neighborhood near downtown San Jose.
People of all ages and demographics united together in what looked like
strange cult gatherings in public parks, stumbling around the streets of the
South Bay with eyes glued to their phones and occasionally yelling something
strange like, "OMG I hatched a Nidoking!" Cars would come to abrupt halts in
front of me at unexplained times—I half expected a scene from the movie
Zombieland to unfold where Woody Harrelson would leap out from an SUV ready
to give me the nickname Minnesota and help navigate safely back to my
Pokémon Go was released in the US on July 6, 2016. Unless you've been living
off the grid in a yurt (in which case yo... (more)
The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics,
wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more.
Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a
diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in
all these areas.
In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger
Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will
have the most profound effect on the world, and what sho... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th
International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the
Javits Center in New York City, NY.
MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile
apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and
enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate
engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with
over 200 developers, designers, quality assurance engineers, project managers
in house, specializing in... (more)
Beacon Technology: Everything You Need to Know to Start Coding
By Peter Kacandes
Unless you've been living under a rock the last couple of days, it's been
almost impossible to miss the wildly popular release of Pokemon Go mobile
application. Central to the application is geo-location, which is used in
conjunction with augmented reality to place virtual characters in the real
world where they can be sought and captured by game players.
Clearly, users have found this to be fantastically entertaining, hence the
incredible popularity of the launch. What this phenomenon really shows is ... (more)
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at
Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform
and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform,
business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of
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Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary
real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things,
systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to
automate and c... (more)
From Car to Hub: Driving IoT Innovation with the Connected Vehicle
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into
a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based
insurance. Auto manufacturers - and businesses across all verticals - have
built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer
touch points and revenue streams.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco
Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a
static product into a dynami... (more)