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Spring forward to the Open Source Automotive Platforms and Big Data on the Cloud

Welcome to GDG East Bay meeting page. We typically meet on the first Monday monthly, and there is a special quarterly Industry Innovation session on the 3rd Monday of the third month at each quarter.

We are delight to see you in our upcoming meetings. Please feel free to invite your friends and co-workers to learn and share your expertise.

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GDG East Bay

GDG East Bay appreciates the superb support from
Google Inc.appreciates the support from the city of Dublin, California. Regional Meeting Room and Dublin library Community Room are both first-class locations for business and social events.

Vroom, vroom... that is the sound of gas-powered automobile. GDG East Bay is very happy to have TJ Giuli of Ford introducing the OpenXC, which is a research software/hardware platform that exposes internal vehicle data through an Android service to us.


TJ recommended to move this event from our December 2012 meeting to March 2013. Here is a URL on a report about the OpenXC On January 8th 2013 at International Consumer Electronics Show (CES):

More information about OpenXC can be found:

TJ will bring a Ford automobile to show us how the technology works.

After the break, Gurumurthy Yeleswarapu of swatcloud will give us a very detailed coverage of Big Data, Cloud and Mobile via user cases.



GDG East Bay will collect $3.00, exact change preferred, to cover meeting expenses.



6:00pm Check in, networking, and food

6:15pm Open Source Automotive Platforms (TJ Giuli, Ford)

7:25pm Break between two sessions

7:30pm IT : Big Data , Cloud and Mobile (Gurumurthy Yeleswarapu, swatcloud)

8:45pm Raffle. Clean up. Networking


Sessions' Description:

Open Source Automotive Platforms (TJ Giuli, Ford)

OpenXC is a research software/hardware platform that exposes internal vehicle data through an Android service, allowing apps to augment the kinds of experiences they can provide both in the vehicle as well as outside the vehicle.  I will give technical details on how OpenXC works, some prototype apps Ford has been experimenting with, and talk about how experimenters can get involved.



IT: Big D

ata , Cloud and Mobile (Gurumurthy Yeleswarapu, swatcloud) For us in the San Francisco Bay area, there is not an hour pass that these words do not come to our attention: Big Data, Cloud and Mobile. Let Gurumurthy give us a comprehensive coverage of these exciting areas via presentation and live demo of how to integrated them.


Speakers' Bios:

TJ Giuli leads Ford’s newly-established Silicon Valley Lab in downtown Palo Alto.  His research interests lie in mobile computing and secure, privacy-preserving vehicular software architectures. His recent work involves architecting research software platforms to enable third-party software development on cars.  TJ has had the pleasure of working with many gifted students while teaching classes at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on automotive software design, and led the technical effort for the American Journey 2.0 project (  He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University in 2005.


Gurumurthy Yeleswarapu is a 20-year veteran in the high tech sector. He founded a couple of companies (Electronics Inc. and e-Colt Systems Inc) before SwatCloud. He worked as technologist and business development roles over past several years! Networking, Security, Cloud are areas of Gurumurthy's interest. He got couple of patents.

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  • idfubar (Rishi Ugersain C.

    If there turns out to be a way to get in touch for TJ & he provides his slides they'll be posted here...

    April 5, 2015

  • Ben B.

    If you’re an IEEE member please consider helping me. I’m submitting a grant proposal to the IEEE towards development of an Android based “cell phone spectrometer” system that could be used in developing countries to detect copper, lead and zinc soil contamination from processing electronic waste. I need to quickly gather a team of five more IEEE members before submitting the proposal. Ideally you might lend some help in writing an Android app, but if you’re willing to help even a little (perhaps in an advisory capacity) please let me know and I’ll give you more information. Thanks, Ben Burford. [masked]

    March 6, 2013

    • Rao V.

      Let me know in what way I can help. I did not know IEEE provides funds to do research. contact me at rvemuri at gmail dot com

      March 6, 2013

    • Ben B.

      Thanks very much for your support Rao, I'll send more information to your email address. It should be a very interesting project - spectroscopy, cell phone and cloud. Ben

      March 7, 2013

  • idfubar (Rishi Ugersain C.

    Very fun (and pizza to boot); thank you!

    March 6, 2013

  • Sam S.

    Interesting and fun. Perfect combination of my love for cars and love for technology. The speaker was great and so was the food and so was the content

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it - still in the city at Launch Hackathon. Wish I could be at both.

    March 4, 2013

  • Arkadi

    My first meetup with this group..

    February 16, 2013

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