Defrag 2015, Our Favorites From Day One

Defrag 2015 Day One Highlights

Yesterday was the start of the 9th annual Defrag conference! What is Defrag?

Defrag describes itself as: “We explore the frontiers of technology’s intersections with society, government, education, healthcare, and commerce through discussions and sessions rooted in topics like cloud computing, APIs, mobile technologies, big data, devops, the internet of things, and next generation human computer interaction.”

Neat! Read on to hear highlights from the first day of festivities.

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#GoSF: Identity, Safe Secrets, and IoT Friendly Languages

GoSF at Betable

The Go gopher was designed by Renee French. CC BY 3.0 US

Last night’s meetup, which was hosted by Betable, included two presentations and two lightning talks rounding out a solid evening for the GoSF group. Topics included identity on the web, safe storage of tokens (beyond ENV vars), and even the debut of a new Go-inspired embedded systems language.

Let’s take a look at each!

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The Workloads of the Internet of Things

I must say my favorite part about researching the Internet of Things has to be the mind blowing stats. Just a couple from the arsenal… we already have more connected devices on the planet than humans, and every two days we create more data than all of human history up to 2003. The predictions are wild too… Intel predicts that there will be 200 billion connected devices by 2020, and Cisco predicts the market size to reach $14.4 Trillion by 2022. It’s hard to really wrap your head around numbers like that, but there was one that really jumped out at me – IDC predicts that Internet of Things workloads will increase approximately 750% by 2019. Why that really matters: how on earth are we going to handle that level of scale?

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Beyond The Hype: The Internet of Things

Internet-of-Things-On-Demand-WebinarThe buzz surrounding the Internet of Things shows no signs of subsiding. At the same time, its potential has grown expediently. This appears to be one case where what is delivered will dwarf the hype. But, what does this mean for you and me?

Though the media and analysts talk about enabling Internet data in previously unconnected devices, many people have trouble visualizing exactly what that means. Continue reading “Beyond The Hype: The Internet of Things”

How to Power Intelligent Traffic Systems with IronMQ

edeva-ironio-blogSweden-based Edeva AB develops and markets intelligent traffic systems. Their product Actibump is a dynamic speed bump called Actibump that makes it possible to control the accessibility, flow and speed of traffic in a way not possible with static speed bumps.
Actibump consists of one or more road modules that are mounted into a cast foundation and a radar unit that transmits information to a central control system. The road modules raise and lower in response to vehicle speed and are controlled and monitored over the Internet. Continue reading “How to Power Intelligent Traffic Systems with IronMQ”