We are a community of Technologists, Industrialists, Entrepreneurs, and Corporate Innovators who want to connect locally to share, learn and discuss how the enabling technologies for the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 will impact our lives, jobs, communities, and industries.
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• Jim Katsandres, head evangelist for Bluetooth SIG and former speaker says: “What is unique about IoT Hub meetups is that they focus on the business side and real use cases in their technology discussions.”
• Michael Palermo, one our former speakers as an evangelist from Amazon, say, "The caliber of attendees at the IoT Hub meet-up in Seattle is one of the best I have seen. The participation and passion of the group is contagious and made for a great place to speak on IoT. The organizers clearly care about the community and it shows.”
Drones are considered to be critical to the future of last-mile delivery. In developing countries, where transportation infrastructure still primarily consists of dirt roads, drones provide an effective alternative to traditional transportation methods, not just last-mile delivery, but also the delivery of goods across the entire nation. On-time delivery of critical goods, such as medical supplies, to remote areas, can mean the difference between life and death.
We're honored to host Keenan Wyrobek, Founder and Head of Product & Engineering at Zipline. Keenan will be sharing his experience of building the world's first national autonomous drone delivery business and logistics network transporting life-saving medical supplies to under-served communities worldwide.
Zipline's drones and the technology that powers its distribution centers are designed and assembled in South San Francisco, California. They operate distribution centers around the planet with teams of local operators.
Robots come in many shapes and sizes and can operate in a diverse set of environments. Building sturdy, general-purpose robot software is complicated. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is an open-source software development kit that helps you build robot applications. ROS has what you need for your next robotics project, from drivers to state-of-the-art algorithms and powerful developer tools. ROS has experienced incredible adoption in a large variety of robotics applications - from autonomous vacuum cleaners to industrial robots and autonomous vehicles.
We'll be hosting Katherine (Kat) Scott, Developer Advocate at Open Robotics for this meetup. Kat's a software and hardware developer from San Francisco whose work focuses on computer vision, robotics, and manufacturing. Katherine is the author of Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV and is the co-founder of Tempo Automation and Sight Machine.
Open Robotics works with industry, academia, and government to create and support open software and hardware for robotics, from research and education to product development. They develop and maintain the core of the Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo, a 3D multi-robot simulator. Powered by the support of a global community, these tools are relied upon by hundreds of thousands of users and developers working with every type of robot imaginable.