addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Sensored Meetup #10: Data! APIs! Standards!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Sensored Meetup #10!  As you know, usually we have 4 (or so) members of the community give tech talks about what they're working on, with time for discussion.  And we like to mix it up and try new formats too.  This week will be one of those experiments.

At this meetup, we're going to have 4 speakers and a panel discussion focused on different aspects of data.  What are the different ways to access data from a sensor device, and what are the tradeoffs?

Monday's speakers:

Data, data everywhere.  Now what?

We, the community working with sensors and data, have many open questions and challenges.  It's an exciting time to be in this field, but there are a lot of things we're still trying to figure out.  We're not going to give out solutions here; the goal is to initiate a conversation about common problems we face.  Then we can talk about how to solve them, in an ongoing iterative way.

Not just talk

The goal of this meetup is to have these conversations, and to collectively build a resource: "So, you want to build a connected sensor device? Here's what you should know about data."  It can include open questions from the community as well.  If you bring a laptop, you are welcome to take notes and contribute to this at the event.  The document is here: http://bit.ly/sensoreddata (please contribute!)

Where are the blinky lights?

And if you were really hoping for some blinky lights and some breadboard circuits, don't worry.  May's meetup will have hardware.

Not in SF and want to join?

Revolve Robotics is letting you join via KUBI!  How?

  1. Connect to the google hangout by going to: http://bit.ly/10FrKHe
  2. Once in the Google hangout, to connect to control KUBI, go to: http://bit.ly/Z73GwR from a web browser or another mobile device.

This event made possible by STMicroelectronics & Lemnos Labs

Finally, thanks to this month's sponsor, STMicroelectronics (see their MEMS page here), and to our always-awesome host, Lemnos Labs.

Looking forward to talking to all of you about data!

Rachel (@grapealope)

Join or login to comment.

  • Marcus

    Thanks to everyone who logged in remotely to the Sensored meetup on Monday using KUBI with a Google Hangout. If you logged in, or tried to log in, please help us improve the experience by taking a short survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QN3FSQB

    April 10, 2013

  • joe b.

    100-Billion-sensor system needs hacking to prevent fatal bug. Come help at the Health Extension Salon, http://healthextension.co. Next is Tues 23-Apr at Hacker Dojo. $10 includes full dinner. Speaker: Prof. Anne Brunet from Stanford, who is awesome, on brain stem cells!

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Rachel K.

      There are a lot of crazy people talking about life extension in a pseudo-scientific way. This is NOT that group. This event is about science, which is awesome.

      2 · April 9, 2013

  • Paul

    I tried the low carbon footprint version of attending last night. And, well... Here's how to make it better:
    1. post the slides people are using. The video sees the screen as a big white rectangle.
    2. Do NOT publish the URL of the KUBI. People (inadvertently, I hope) end up fighting over control of it and it swings wildly around, often ending up pointing at the back of the room or the pipes on the ceiling.
    3. Get the KUBI/other video camera and ESPECIALLY microphone closer to the speaker. It was very hard to hear.
    4. Use a broadcast medium instead of a Hangout which is limited to 10 users. Several people wanted to get in who couldn't.

    And thanks for organizing.

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Rachel K.

      Sounds like we need a streaming video instead of a robot. Next time we'll try to set that up, and try using the Kubi during Q&A or during the networking part. Thanks for the feedback!

      April 9, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Some thoughts stimulated from tonite's meetup. Slightly askew but the meetup really got me excited. http://blog.ibd.com/how-the-world-works/data-wants-to-be-free-as-in-freedom/

    April 9, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Heh, yes great meetup with lots of great ideas and I got to meet a friend from the last millenium!!!

    April 8, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Great Event... and a good start on the discussion of the data-centric side of the M2M space.
    Bonus was meeting friends from the -last- millennium!!!

    April 8, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    Will join remotely.

    April 5, 2013

    • Christoph M.

      Turns out I may have other commitments, though ... I hope there will be a video of the meetup.

      April 7, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Sadly the google hangout is full. Hoping for a video as well!

      April 8, 2013

  • Anita L.

    I'm trying to login to the hangout, and it says "This hangout is full." Any advice?

    April 8, 2013

  • Ed H.

    Not going to make it either unfortunately.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it after all. :/

    April 8, 2013

  • brian b.

    I will watch from the S Bay and save a bit of CO2. Someone can take my place.
    Brian

    April 8, 2013

  • Warren S.

    Can't make it in time; hope to see the vid.

    April 8, 2013

  • Annie

    Thanks for the remote option!! Will join remotely from south bay & someone take my spot. Looking forward to the event tonight.

    April 8, 2013

  • Rachel K.

    I've received a few requests for video -- anyone willing to record this tomorrow?

    April 7, 2013

  • Anita L.

    I'll be on the Google hangout, though!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to be able to make it this time.

    April 7, 2013

  • sebastian o.

    can't make it. hope someone else grabs my spot.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Former EE tech lead for a fall detection and medical alert device, currently a web dev and hardware hobbyist

    April 5, 2013

  • Rachel K.

    Note that while the event is full, I can make exceptions for speakers : ) If you've got a good overview of this topic (like Chris!), send me an email. More info coming soon...

    April 3, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Too bad I'm late to rsvp. On the wait list.

    This is an area of particular interest to me. I've built systems that call into REST, SOAP, EEML, and others. The typical architecture has a sensor sending data wirelessly to a gateway device that then sends the data to a web service on a web server. In some cases the server might send data back to the remote host/gateway which can be used to actuate devices.

    API's exist at each interface; between sensor and gateway, between gateway and web service, web service and gateway which routes signals to actuators.

    Problems:
    * lack of discoverable API definitions
    * discoverability of sensor attributes
    * discoverability of actuator attributes
    * unclear location of rule sets to manage interaction of sensors/actuators; at the sensor, in the gateway, on the web, all of the above
    * the autonomy of actuator behavior in the face of lost connectivity. How redundant should the rules be?

    Somebody please take notes,
    Thanks.

    April 2, 2013

    • Chris J.

      Oh yeah, one other point... remember to program to an interface, not an implementation. Keep it open.

      April 2, 2013

    • Rachel K.

      Thanks Chris!

      April 3, 2013

  • brian b.

    Is this a set of standards for access to sensor data over the internet ? Or are you considering general data access from low level hardware devices that sit on SPI and I2C ports ? It is a bit hard for this novice to tell what the effort is here.

    March 29, 2013

    • Rachel K.

      My personal pain point is with standards for access to sensor data over the internet, but I'm also interesting in understanding what other concerns the community has about data standards in general. This event is less to propose solutions, but rather to outline what our problems are, and the flavor of the solutions we seek.

      1 · March 29, 2013

  • Richard B.

    oneM2M focus is on Service Layer Capabilities -between- sensors/constrained devices/gateways and their connectivity, and IP-based communications networks.

    March 29, 2013

  • Richard B.

    I'm working on the standards within oneM2M

    March 29, 2013

  • Richard B.

    FYI: oneM2M <http://www.onem2m.org>; is a recently formed global standards partnership (ARIB [JP], ATIS [US], CCSA [CN], ETSI [EU], TIA [US], TTA [KR], and TTC [JP])... with over 200 member companies...

    Focus is the Service Layer... between Sensor Networks and Communications

    March 29, 2013

  • Jack P.

    I'd like to tell everyone about Logic Coating, our amazing nanotechnology, & its applications in the IoT.

    March 14, 2013

  • Michael K.

    We are building an open source API and platform for IoT and would love to join the discussion on common data models and standards. See http://iot-datamodels.blogspot.com/

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • David P.

      Michael, I like your thoughts on iot data models. DM me on twitter @duppy. Can we review before the next Sensored meetup?

      March 13, 2013

    • Michael K.

      Cool Thanks! you need to follow me to get a DM

      March 13, 2013

  • brian b.

    Could an example of an open data standard that pertains to sensor applications be pointed to here ?

    March 7, 2013

    • Michael K.

      OR: Internet of Things, A platform and API, devices must talk...

      March 7, 2013

    • David P.

      4 words: "No Internet of Silos!"

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Jean W.

    Looking for portable air quality sensors that read out in real time

    March 7, 2013

  • Jean W.

    Loved the hardware meetup on the 5th!

    March 7, 2013

  • Jean W.

    Loved the hardware meetup on the 5th!

    March 7, 2013

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy