Introducing Hack the Mic with IoT

Feb 17, 2016

Lizzie was kind enough to share her slides!



We’ll have an introduction to the Kinoma platform, and talk about plans for this semester’s Hack the Mic series, as well as future D-Lab offerings and other resources for networked sensors and other IoT-ish fun.

Talk - 4:10pm (sharp!)

The Internet of Things is changing the way we interact with the physical world. Using sensors to gather data is nothing new. But the widespread act of connecting sensors to the cloud and other devices is a relatively new enterprise that can benefit consumers, businesses, healthcare, and municipalities.

This also creates opportunity for the developers that are able to build connected sensor-driven devices. With the current hardware revolution happening all around us, these opportunities are not just the domain of experienced engineers.

The push for STEM in classrooms, the maker movement, and the growing number of online learning resources is making it increasingly easier to get into connected hardware development—as a hobby, as a way to bring product ideas forward, and as a long-term profession.

During this talk you will learn about how you can dive into the world of making and IoT with the Kinoma platform. Our products are designed to help developers of all skill levels rapidly prototype connected devices so everyone—not just trained engineers—can start making!

About Lizzie Prader

Lizzie graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science. She now works with the Kinoma team as Developer Evangelist, and is working on software engineering focused around the needs of developers, and interacting with developers, makers, and customers to help them get the most out of Kinoma.

About Kinoma

Developers, programmers, and designers rapidly create better connected products with Kinoma’s hardware and software. We foresee that scripting will realize the potential of IoT, and have developed a powerful and accessible set of solutions centered on this belief. Kinoma’s open source application framework is uniquely designed to build the core applications of embedded devices using JavaScript. And Kinoma’s scriptable hardware kits make fluid exploration of ideas, swift product development, and ramp up to mass production possible.

Kinoma is a tightly integrated design and engineering team within semiconductor giant Marvell. Kinoma joined Marvell in 2010, bringing the team’s proven heritage in software architected for high performance on everything from phones and tablets, to the Internet of Things. Marvell’s chips power everyday electronics, including Google Chromecast, Samsung Tablets, and Lenovo Smart TVs.

Discussion - 5pm

This talk was organized by Javier Rosa (who will also be available at the session) He is an nth year Computer Science PhD student in the TIER research group researching the use of sensors to perform impact assessments interventions in emerging regions. He has deployed projects in Ethiopia on measuring cookstove usage, Kenya on measuring power usage (as part of a commercial microgrids venture), and Nicaragua on measuring whole house and cooling device power consumption.

Additionally, other leaders of last semester’s Hacking Measurement class will be available to discuss further educational and community offerings around social and environmental measurment.