Friday, January 9, 2015

Fwd: Internet of Things Festival - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Next Thursday, January 15, is the third Internet of Things Festival at MIT.

Details at

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We have a special Mini IoT Fest on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at MIT
E51-315 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM - "The Hardware and Software of IoT: A Product

We have two remarkable speakers, both widely recognized for their extensive
industry experience and expertise with technologies related to IoT:

Jason Kridner is Open Platforms Technologist/Evangelist for Texas
Instruments, where he focuses on defining strategy for growing TI's open
platform ecosystem for developers and customers. Jason is the co-founder
and community manager for, designers of BeagleBone Black.
Jason is named on 11 patents and has been programming personal computers
since 1979 as a hobbyist and professional. He worked on the first wave of
MP3 player designs in 1998. Jason will talk about his experiences
developing BeagleBone into an open computing platform that is powered by a
1GHz ARMv7 CPU and 2 200MHz 32-bit microcontrollers with real-time

Peter Hoddie leads Kinoma, an integrated design and engineering team in
Marvell semiconductor. Kinoma creates tools to rapidly prototype new
product ideas for the IoT market. In 2002, Peter co-founded Kinoma to
create a lightweight, portable, media-capable, scriptable software
platform. Kinoma's customers included Palm, Sony, Softbank, and Sling
Media. In 2010, Marvell acquired Kinoma. Prior, Peter founded Generic Media
to simplify digital media publishing and viewing with the first real-time
transcoding server. For a decade previous, Peter was Chief QuickTime
Architect at Apple, recognized with the title of Distinguished Engineer.
While attending Boston University, he was a leader at the Boston Computer
Society where he learned to demonstrate technology and lead volunteers.

This meeting is held in collaboration with The meeting is open to
the public.

Thanks to the generosity of Canonical, we'll have pizza served beginning at
6:30 PM.

Join us in January for speaker presentations, product demonstrations and

*Creativity fused with technology and the internet - together we will
connect things.*

John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix
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