Internet of Things DC - Inaugural Meetup
Internet of Things DC is holding its inaugural meetup event at 1776 in Washington DC on Tuesday August 27, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event will start at 7:00 PM. RSVP here on Meetup.com.
Internet of Things DC was formed to bring together the business, technology and investor communities in the Washington DC area who are interested in building and using the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things uses data-driven devices that are networked together to perform useful tasks ranging from home and industrial automation to lifestyle enhancement and much more. It encompasses multiple domains including embedded controllers, sensors and actuators, biomedical devices, compact power sources, wireless networking, mobile and web apps, cloud computing, and large-scale data analytics.
This meetup is a collaborative effort between Internet of Things DC, NOVA Makers/Nova Labs, and Data Innovation DC.
Please join us at this event to kick off what we hope will be a vibrant and collaborative community in the Washington DC area to foster and bring to fruition the Internet of Things vision!
6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking, food and drinks
7:00 - 8:30 PM Presentations & demonstrations (details below)
8:30 - 9:00 PM Networking, conversations, demo follow-ups
SmartThings. SmartThings is changing the face of home automation, making it easy to connect things in the physical world to the Internet. The cloud-based software platform allows users to install apps into their lives that make the world smarter, more reactive and more enjoyable. SmartThings is building an open platform and embracing the developer and maker communities in a way that will significantly expand the range of applications and devices that will become smart.
Deconstruction - Brendan Robinson, Co-Founder. Deconstruction is bringing the Internet of Things to construction sites to help contractors eliminate the negative impacts of noise, vibration and weather changes by leveraging real time wireless sensors and predictive analytics. Real time sensor readings of temperature, humidity, noise and vibration are transformed through unique data analytics to deliver relevant, real time alerts, advice and predictive analytics in support of the construction superintendent.
U.S Dept. of State - Brian Nordmann, Dir. Office of Verification and Transparency Technologies. Monitoring the elimination of weapons of mass destruction – nuclear, chemical, and biological – requires the use of robust, reliable, innovative monitoring sensors and a ubiquitous monitoring network. Exploring the internet of things -- techniques and practices being developed for tracking agricultural products to market or ensuring your car stays within its warranty’s parameters – may provide us new capabilities to track an individual nuclear warhead throughout its lifecycle or understand the components of a new missile design.
Tandem - Mike McDevitt, CEO. Successfully evolving a new idea from concept to a growing company involves many steps, including capital raises and organizational evolution challenges. Mike will walk through the basic process of effectively navigating a new idea through the investment landscape and provide insights and tips on things like how investors and entrepreneurs find each other, how to approach and talk to an investor, and what investors are looking for.