Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 11th and 12th 2014

Jonathan LeBlanc

About Jonathan
Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book "Programming Social Applications", and the Head of Global Developer Evangelism at PayPal. Specializing in identity and security, hardware to web interconnectivity, data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.
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Speaking Sessions

  • JavaScript and Internet Controlled Hardware Prototyping

    11:15 AM Saturday   Room: 8338
    The electronics maker movement has led a massive shift in how people are re-engineering the world around them through rapid hardware prototyping. With the rise of inexpensive, wifi and bluetooth low energy enabled electronics, this hardware revolution is internet and mobile controlled, all through simple bridges to build the electronics intelligence in familiar web languages. In this session, we will play with Arduino microcontrollers and JavaScript to take a first dive into the world of internet controlled electronics, exploring topics such as: - Setting up an Arduino to be controlled through web APIs - Using JavaScript language bridges on the Arduino - The future of web controlled hardware prototyping

  • The Rise of Wearable Technology

    9:15 AM Sunday   Room: 5001
    Stemming from the rapid prototyping maker movement, technology has taken a huge leap forward to begin true integrations with the human body. From controlling physical hardware through muscle tension armbands, to heartbeat monitoring wristbands to uniquely identify a person, this year is set to produce the first in a long line of technology leading the way to truly embedded technology. We'll explore this movement and see where the future of technology integrations is leading us as a species.