For our February meetup we'll be visiting Intracto at the WAW building in Antwerp. We have three talks lined up for you. Joeri Claes will be talking about "Creating immersive 3D experiences in the browser", Tom Bruyneel will talk about "The place of webassembly in full-stack development" and Pieter Helsen will give his "Home Assistant for a Smarter Home" talk.
Intracto is so kind to provide pizza and drinks for this evening!
We hope to see you soon,
Dries & Rias
PS: Please remember to change your RSVP if you cannot attend.
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Intracto Talks by Joeri Claes & Tom Bruyneel
Creating immersive 3D experiences in the browser by Joeri Claes (30 min.)
Speaker: Joeri is a front-end developer working at Intracto. He is specialised in creating immersive 3D experiences with webGL and three.js.
The place of webassembly in full-stack development by Tom Bruyneel (30 min.)
Speaker: When still a child, my father gave me a written off Commodore 64 instead of a gameboy. Trying to improve the limited number of games on the system sparked my interest in programming, and starting with BASIC I quickly moved on to Turbo Pascal, C and eventually C++. Years later I graduated as an electronics engineer, having learned to program at the lowest level possible, the structure of the chip itself. Nowadays, I develop mostly in high level languages and cross platform frameworks. However I still occasionally like to dabble with the lower level languages and machine code optimization. WASM enables me to combine both worlds.
Home Assistant for a Smarter Home by Pieter Helsen
February 2019 I was still knee deep in renovating my home. February 2020 is proving to be different entirely. After rebuilding my home from the ground up with automation in mind, I'm able to give you an overview of what's possible and how to go about it. While there are many Home Automation systems, Home Assistant is one of the more popular systems out there.
During this talk, I'll show you how to set up Home Assistant, how to quickly install integrations and how to use automations to automate your home.
Speaker: From the first computer-controlled lamp I programmed nearly 20 years ago, Home Automation has always been a field of interest for me. We've come a long way since then, but I still feel Home Automation could be improved upon a lot. My focus lies on ease of use and interoperability.