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Welcome Guest Speaker Jon Hathaway, "Using a Browser as an IoT Device"
IoT Las Vegas welcomes Jon Hathaway, Founder and CEO of HATech LLC, presenting on the topic "Using a Browser as an IoT Device." Jon is motivated by the effective implementation and appropriation of IT to business goals. This motivation, coupled with a continual strive for customer satisfaction in every solution is the very foundation of his character. A constant hunger for knowledge continually drives and pushes the boundaries of his personal development always looking for unique and creative solutions to problems. Every problem is treated as an opportunity to excel, with a high degree of personal identity being gained by this continual desire to find solutions. Jon's specialties include: Leading, mentoring and motivating a cross skill engineering team. Designing Disaster Recovery Architectures and Methodologies, Designing Resilient Application Architectures, Ability to write clear and concise Technical Documentation, Talented Technical Trainer, IT Consulting across many sectors Public, Local/Central Government, Blue Chip and SME. Currently specializing in Cloud Technologies, primarily Amazon AWS. The event will begin at 6:00pm and the guest speaker will take the stage at 7pm. However, starting at 6:45 attendees will be invited to take turns introducing themselves and share any information they feel is relevant to advancing the agenda of our meeting. Complimentary beverages, including a wide variety of beers, will be served starting at 6:00pm so please arrive early so that you can have a drink and network among others who are passionate about the Internet of Things. Free Pizza will also be served beginning at 6:30. We are looking for more speakers with an interest in presenting on a topic related to IoT for our future meetups. Please contact our organizers to submit for your opportunity to present.

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What we're about

Smart, connected devices are transforming our world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is here — and it’s about to explode.

The promise of IoT is smart everything.

Anything that can be connected, will be connected is the rule of our future.

The global wearable device market grew over 200% in 2015. Self-driving cars rack up 10,000 more autonomous miles each week. And much more is coming — internet-connected clothing, thinking ovens, intelligent tattoos…you name it.

In this meetup, we’ll discuss the limitless opportunities IoT is opening up for business and society.

Who it’s for

Forward-thinking entrepreneurs — whether you’re in startup mode or running an existing business — looking to build smart devices, open up new new technologies, or explore ways to automate your life.

This stuff is going to transform our world — quickly — so let’s put our heads together and figure out how to capitalize on all these changes.

Why you should attend

The world needs more entrepreneurs. Our world has no shortage of problems that need smart solutions — and entrepreneurs are best equipped to solve those problems.

The IoT provides an massive opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs — not only in creating the devices, but also solving the privacy and security problems those new devices will cause.

Here are some of the topics we’ll dive into:

• Health & activity monitoring

• Wearable technology

• Robotics & artificial intelligence

• “Smart” homes, vehicles, cities, etc.

• Cloud & wireless connectivity

• Implications of the connected lifestyle

Check out our Twitter feed for more: https://twitter.com/VegasIoT #VegasIoT

And we’ll be using Amazon’s AWS IoT, IBM Watson IoT, and other cloud services for demos.

Meeting structure

Monthly meetings consist of two segments…

• Segment 1 (1st hour) — Food for thought — Exploring how IoT is changing the world and ways you can best position your business to capitalize on these changes

• Segment 2 (2nd hour) — Actionables — Step-by-step guides for implementing various strategies discussed during the Food for thought segments (open to whatever the group wants to cover)

Further driving the IoT revolution, the recent advancements in machine learning serve to bring even more intelligence to our devices and what we learn from the data their sensors collect.

The IoT is only going to grow. And with less than 0.1% of all the devices that can be connected, are connected — the potential and opportunities are tremendous.

We look forward to meeting you at our next meetup!

PS — You may also be interested in our other Vegas meetups, they’re directly related to IoT...

• The Exponential Entrepreneur : Las Vegas (http://www.meetup.com/10x-Nation-Las-Vegas-The-Exponential-Entrepreneur/)

• Machine Learning : Las Vegas (http://www.meetup.com/10x-Nation-Las-Vegas-Machine-Learning/)

Want to dive into a deep introduction of IoT? => https://mohritz.co/blog/internet-of-things-guide

Want to check out some of our past presentations? => mohritz.co/presentations/internet-of-things (https://mohritz.co/presentations/internet-of-things)

Ready to get going? Try out our 30 minute starter apps...

• Smart Home Building Blocks with Intel Edison & AWS (https://mohritz.co/blog/smart-home-building-blocks-intel-edison-aws) (Requires AWS Starter Kit)

• How to Build an Image Recognition Platform With IBM Watson (https://mohritz.co/blog/image-recognition-ibm-watson)

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