Join us as we dive into the world of makers and learn how to build our own hack and gadgets using the Raspberry Pi. It doesn't matter if you're completely new to electronics or if you've been an Arduino wizard for years, this is a conversation on the Internet of Things you won't want to miss.
See the full session abstract below.
6:00PM - Doors open. Food will be served, courtesy of Microsoft. Please keep your RSVP up to date so we can properly assess how many developers to feed.
6:30PM - Introduction, housekeeping + Show & Tell. 3 developers get to talk about recent apps they published (5 minutes each, contact Nick Landry if you want to present).
6:45PM - Main presentation (see abstract below).
After the Talk - Prize raffle courtesy of Microsoft and other sponsors.
Your RSVP is required to add your name to the building security guest list. Please keep your RSVP up-to-date should you find yourself unable to come.
Hacking with the Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 IoT Core
Did you know that Windows 10 can run on a $35 Raspberry Pi 2 (or 3) single-board computer? Makers have taken the world by storm, creating countless gadgets and automated systems, connecting everything around them. This session is for makers – neophytes and veterans alike – who want to explore the capabilities of Windows 10 IoT Core to build hacks based on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), basically attaching electronic sensors and outputs to their Windows 10 apps.
We’ll learn about the tools, how to get started, what hardware you’ll need, and how to build your first Windows hardware project on the Raspberry Pi. Take your maker projects to the next level, and come learn valuable skills to prepare and extend your developer skills for the Internet of Things (IoT).
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Nick Landry – Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Nick Landry (@ActiveNick) is a mobility pioneer and former entrepreneur specializing in cross-platform mobile app development for Windows, iOS and Android devices. Nick works at Microsoft as a Senior Technical Evangelist in the New York Metro area. He spent most his career in IT consulting, software and services companies across various technical and business roles, designing, building, managing and selling innovative software products and solutions for the world’s top brands and Fortune 500 companies.
Known for his dynamic and engaging style, he is a frequent speaker at major software development conferences worldwide, was a 10-year Microsoft MVP awarded on Windows Phone Development, and a Nokia Developer Ambassador & Champion. With over 24 years of professional experience, Nick is a certified developer and software architect by trade and specializes in Cross-Platform Mobility, IoT, Cloud, GIS, Computer Speech and Mobile Game Development. He is an active blogger, occasional author, avid gamer, loving husband and proud father.