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by Dan Jenkins
The Good Night Lamp is currently on show at the newly opened Design Museum. How did it get there from an idea she had as a student in 2005? Alex will share some thoughts on commercialising a product for families for the last 11 years.
by James Smith
We are building a networked society, a change potentially as significant as the industrial revolution, and with technological change comes social change. We need to keep iterating our democracy to allow us to make decisions together in an ever more connected world, we need new political choices that reflect those ideals, and we all need to build them together. This talk will cover experiments in open source democracy, experience of standing in the 2015 general election, and the way ahead for a new political movement built around openness.
In this session, Steven Goodwin will practically demonstrate the various "moving parts" necessary to build a video chat application using WebRTC, by creating one live on stage.
by Sam Machin
A short talk on some of the more 'interesting' features of SMS and how you can use them with the Nexmo API on modern smartphones. This will be an interactive session where users will send/receive messages on their phones so bring them along.
Mozilla has been exploring the IoT space for nearly a year.
Come and join us to find what we have learned and all the code and ideas that we are able to share.
In this session we will go through different ideas that we have explored, how we did the process of learning, how we failed and how we win.
This talk will inspire attendees to create surprising new user experiences (like the examples in the talk) that use powerful new technologies (like brainwave control, AI, AR, VR, IoT, etc.) through mostly free SDKs and software (to which the talk will provide links).
Carin will show examples of experiences that are literally 'wonder'-ful, and fulfill a real need at the same time (they're not just games), like a school bus to Mars, AI robot for the elderly, and apps that teach our thoughts.
After the talk, new ideas can be discussed.
by Peter Karney
The session will start with a brief introduction to the Digital Catapult, what we do and our areas of focus. We will dive into LPWAN technologies and the benefits that they bring when compared to other radio technologies. We will briefly discuss how the UK compares to our European neighbours in terms of commercial networks. We will then introduce the Catapult Things Connected network. We will walk you through the features, our plans and invite you to join our Beta programme. The session will end with a demonstration of messages sent over the network.
Attendees will learn about Low Power Wide Area Networks and how they can use solutions like Sigfox to easily make their ideas come to life. Attendees will learn how to optimise their hardware projects to be connected, energy efficient and simple to use! They will also get a chance to use dev kits to connect their projects to the Sigfox network.
by Tim Panton
We will walk the audience through the necessary steps to building a reasonably secure internet connected camera. (Hint: yes it is possible.)
We will cover the technical issues like encryption and network topology as well as more user centric areas like remote access, management, privacy and update mechanisms. By the end of the session they will know enough to get started - we will provide a small number of kits and a pre-release access to our API allowing people to build smart cameras during session and the hackathon. So bring your laptop and some HTML5 skills!
We will award a prize at the end of the hackathon to the best secure user interface to a web cam.
Android security is nowhere near where it should be. I have been able to hack and get sensitive information from a few different apps and I’m just an amateur hacker at best.
Whether it’s because we are exposing information when making HTTP requests to our backend servers or because we’re simply storing things we shouldn’t in our apps, it’s easy to forget mobile devices aren’t as safe as we think they are.
In this session we will explore a number of ways an Android app can be exploited and most importantly methods that we can use to avoid these attacks.
We will finish by looking at common techniques that will help you protect sensitive information within your application by adding tampering detection and making sure every external communication request is made securely.
Samsung developer advocate Ada Rose Edwards will present the latest on building interactive VR experiences for the web.
by Sam Machin
Sam will walk though building a simple voice application with the Nexmo API and then an Amazon Alexa Skill to link to the same application. We will be working in Python and using AWS Lambda.
by James Porter
Learn how by combining React and A-Frame (a WebVR framework from Mozilla) we can build VR experiences in minutes (not days).
The session will be interactive, with several starter projects and time for experimentation with them.
The Natural History Museum in London is embarking on an epic journey to digitise 80 million specimens from one of the world’s most important natural history collections - documenting 4.5 billion years of life, the Earth and the solar system. Almost all animal, plant, mineral and fossil groups are represented.
Digitising the Museum’s collection will give the global scientific community access to unrivalled historical, geographic and taxonomic specimen data gathered in the last 250 years. We are committed to open access and open science.
Over the next five years we plan to digitise a quarter of the Museum's specimens by establishing high-throughput digital capture workflows for all major collection types.
We have created an online Data Portal (http://data.nhm.ac.uk/) giving everyone access to the specimen and lot-level data, and will develop flexible informatics and visualisation tools to analyse the data.
In this session, we will introduce you to our Data Portal and our open APIs to the world's natural history data. We will describe some of the digitisation challenges we face, and our desire to make this not only an indispensable source of data for researchers & scientists world wide, but also a source of information and knowledge for the amateur, the student, and the curious.
*The Digital Collections Programme: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science...
And finally, we will present to your our Natural History Data Challenge for the Hackathon - how can you help set the world's natural history data free?
This session and Hackathon Challenge are supported by the SYNTHESYS project, which encompasses a wide range of natural history collections across all of Europe: http://www.synthesys.info/
Creating GStreamer pipelines takes seconds, but by plugging elements to create any multimedia processing graph you can imagine, there is limitless potential. I would like to share the basics of GStreamer and how to create pipelines with ease.
Although the word is in the name, Open Source is not always very open. When we look at the most well known contributors to Open Source, we see that they have resources that others may not. Resources such as time, energy, a decent internet connection, little experience of harassment and support from a workplace, or just a job at all.
This is not a talk where you will get the golden solution to making your Open Source project a magical fun place with boundless diversity of people and experiences. It is however, a talk about some of the things we can do to make Open Source (and by association, the industry at large) a more approachable and inclusive place.
Contributing to Open Source is an investment; when we ask others to do it, we ask them to give up their time for us. As maintainers and contributors, it is our job to make the experience enjoyable and worth the effort.
To make a contributor’s stay enjoyable and comfortable, we’ll talk about:
Presented by our Head of Lightning, Melinda Seckington
25th–26th November 2016