We are taking a break from language-related topics to explore the emerging trend of "Internet of Things". Phil Windley has thought and written a lot about this topic and will be sharing his thoughts on the state of affairs, don't miss this opportunity to hear him speak! Following that we will have an optional Haskell breakout session for those who are interested in learning Haskell.
6:00 - 6:30pm Introductions and dinner
We'll use this time to get to know each and have dinner provided by our gracious sponsor. Please RSVP so we can arrange the for the dinner.
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The Compuserve of Things by Phil Windley
On the Net today we face a choice between freedom and captivity, independence and dependence. How we build the Internet of Things has far-reaching consequences for the humans who will use—or be used by—it. Will we push forward, connecting things using forests of silos that are reminiscent the online services of the 1980's, or will we learn the lessons of the Internet and build a true Internet of Things?
About Phil Windley
Phil Windley is an Enterprise Architect in the Office or the CIO at Brigham Young University. He is also the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Kynetx, the company behind the open-source connected-car product, Fuse. He is the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses on reputation, digital identity, large-scale system design, and programming languages. Phil writes the popular Technometria blog and is a frequent contributor to various technical publications. He is also the author of the books The Live Web published by Course Technology in 2011 and Digital Identity published by O'Reilly Media in 2005.
Phil spent two years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah in[masked], serving on Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. Before entering public service, Phil was Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home. He was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMALL, Inc. an early creator of electronic commerce tools. Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies. Phil received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. of California, Davis in 1990.
Optional Haskell Breakout Session
Harold Carr and Levi Pearson will be leading this group which will initially be focused on teaching Haskell to anyone who is interested. See the mailing list post and course wiki for more information. Aside from the monthly meetings weekly Google Hangouts may be a part of the course. Please attend to this meeting to weigh in on the approach, material, and schedule.
It would be helpful to have Haskell installed on your machine before the meeting. Here are some good introductory instructions for installing Haskell on various platforms. If you are anxious to start right away then you can begin with this course.