Scripts & Things
Each Meetup will feature two talks on scripting for IoT topics, an "open mic" slot for announcements/show-and-tell/etc, and time to talk before and after. Our first meeting's agenda also includes time to discuss the vision for the group and what everyone would like to get out of future Meetups.
Consumer IoT is fundamentally broken. The vast majority of popular devices being sold today are strictly controlled by their manufacturers and closed off from developers. As I've written about at some length before, this results in devices that feature a disturbing lack of transparency, are impossible to fully customize to our needs, and are dependent upon online services that may or may not continue to exist in the long run.
The consequences of these faults can be dire:
Scriptability solves these problems and more.
The Internet of Things is a booming business. Estimates vary, but reasonable analysts put the current market size somewhere in the neighborhood of $171 billion per year with room to grow towards $457 billion by 2020.
The impact of the IoT industry is already obvious as many homes now have a connected device such as an Amazon Echo, Nest Thermostat, or Ring Doorbell. Again estimates vary wildly, but one study by Gartner suggests that there are as many as 7 billion consumer connected devices already out in the world today, with a forecast of 12.8 billion devices by 2020. And (per, e.g., analysis by Intel) consumer IoT is a small drop in the bucket compared to the market for industrial and commercial IoT devices such as those used in health care, manufacturing, and retail.
Join us for the First Scripts & Things on August 22nd