Saving the World (literally) with Ruby on Rails

A session at RailsConf 2014

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014

11:00am to 11:40am (CST)

Two thirds of honeybee hives have died out in Virginia. Is it possible for us to devise a way of monitoring beehives in remote locations to find the cause? Enter a raspberry pi + rails. Using a combination of this robust hardware and software solution, we were able to successfully track, monitor and provide real time reporting on the well-being of hives from across the county. Find out how we used ruby, rails, solar panels and other libraries to provide insight into this problem.

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Sean Marcia

Rubyist, Coffee Roaster, Zymurgist, Food Lover, Screenplay-Writer, Arlington Ruby Co-founder, and aspiring to make the world a better place. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:00am11:40am CST

Date Tue 22nd April 2014

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