Building a mobile location aware system with beacons

A session at OSCON 2015 in Amsterdam

Monday 26th October, 2015

4:15pm to 4:55pm (AMT)

What if instead of a broad location, you could have pinpoint location awareness of someone in a physical space? How could this change everything about how we interact with the physical world?

Building upon the Bluetooth Smart standard, beacons and beacon technology is being deployed to be able to provide true, accurate discoverability of people as they move about in a physical space, all building around something you carry day in and day out: your phone. This technology is being used to revolutionize shopping, accessibility for the disabled, and is changing how we interact with the physical world.

Throughout this session we will cover a number of fields of this emerging hardware market:

How beacons work and how they are deployed, focusing on a few major beacon types
Ways that beacon technology is changing many different industries
How to solve problems of deploying beacons at scale
Building your own beacon using common open source hardware

About the speaker

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Tim Messerschmidt

Regional Lead, Developer Relations at Google

As a long time mobile and web developer, Tim channels his knowledge and experience as Braintree's Head of Developer Relations. He is passionate about startups and serves as a mentor at multiple incubators and accelerators.

Prior to joining PayPal, Tim worked with Neofonie Mobile and Samsung focusing on several mobile projects. In his spare time, he leads and creates training classes in all sorts of developer-oriented topics, contributes to Open Source projects and is one of the authors of the Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy. In addition, he authored numerous articles published in print magazines.

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Time 4:15pm4:55pm AMT

Date Mon 26th October 2015

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  • Identity and Data Security for Web Development: Best Practices
  • Mobile Developer's Guide To The Galaxy

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