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Hacking Your Car - Driving Towards a smarter future - Duane Newman

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Hacking Your Car - Driving Towards a smarter future

Inspired by everything from Star Trek to the Tesla car, I've embarked on a journey to transform my truck from mundane to something that is more than meets the eye. Ever since I was old enough to drive, I've dreamed of having a car with a computerized dashboard, but it seemed out of reach until recently. With the advent of affordable tiny embedded computers like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi I was finally ready to make this a reality. I wanted a system that could grow with my dreams, so I created CADI, an open source Computer Aided Dashboard Instrumentation system. I'll take you with me from concept to integration, taking a look at how I choose my hardware, what I've learned trying to integrate with my car's electronics, what it can do today, and where I'd like to take it moving forward. If you've ever wanted something more than that stock radio & analog A/C controls you'll want to check out project CADI (

Tonight we will focus on Running Xamarin.Forms, PrismLib, & GTK# on the Raspberry Pi and interacting with GPIO thorugh C#.

Speaker: Duane Newman (

Duane is Co-Founder of Alien Arc Technologies, LLC where he focuses on creating apps targeting mobile devices, modern desktops, and the Internet of Things. As a Microsoft MVP and technology enthusiast with a passion for good software he strives to bring solutions that improve or eliminate costly duplication and repetitive processes so more important things can be done. He enjoys teaching others and speaking at conferences on topics ranging from DevOps to Xamarin. When not behind a computer screen he can be found sharing his love of SCUBA and all things underwater with new divers at the pool or through his underwater videos and photos at

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Sponsor: Okta (


5:45 Doors Open/Food & Drinks
6:00 Announcements & sponsor highlight
6:10 Building the KCDNUG System
6:30 Keynote
7:45 prizes & wrap up
8:00 Happy Hour
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